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Today in Toronto: Wicked, International Festival of Authors, Mexico’s Tambuco Percussion Ensemble and Voices

Wicked If you’re sick of this mega-musical about the not-so-evil Witch of the West as a young lass (it ain’t easy being green, people), it’s likely you’re the only one. Mirvish brings back the blockbuster for the third time since 2005. Find out more >>

Mexico’s Tambuco Percussion Ensemble and Voices Take four highly regarded Mexican percussionists, mix ’em up with four Canadian singers (including the much loved Krisztina Szabó), throw in a work by the very hot Osvaldo Golijov and you get the new music concert of the month. Find out more >>

International Festival of Authors Contemporary fiction faves Jonathan Franzen and Paul Harding are among 150 lit luminaries discussing, reading and book signing. The IFOA also jump-starts CanLit awards season, as shortlisted authors for the Giller, the GG and the Writers’ Trust step up to the mic. Find out more >>

Up Until Now Last January, Toronto Dance Theatre premiered this creation by legendary American choreographer Deborah Hay. It was a hit—time to do it again. Now in her late 60s, Hay is credited with giving dance a salutary kick into postmodernism. Find out more >>