Based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka, written by Bernice Rubens, SOUSATZKA is set in London, England in 1982 and tells the story of a musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee from South Africa and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else jeopardize the young musician’s destiny. It’s an inspirational story of art and music as a tool for change and healing, could not be a more prescient response to the current global attitude towards refugees.

SOUSATZKA stars Tony Award®-winner Victoria Clark (The Light In The Piazza), Tony Award®-nominee Montego Glover (Memphis), two-time Tony Award®-winner Judy Kaye (Phantom of the OperaNice Work if You Can Get it), and features the Broadway debut of Jordan Barrow (The Tempest / Shakespeare in the Park). 

SOUSATZKA, a Garth Drabinsky production presented by Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership (Richard Stursberg, CEO) is written by three-time Tony Award®-nominated book writer Craig Lucas (An American in ParisThe Light In The PiazzaPrelude to a Kiss); and the legendary team of Tony Award®-winning Lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. (Closer Than Ever, Baby, BigFosse) and Academy Award®-winning Composer David Shire (Closer Than Ever, Baby, Big, the film Norma Rae); choreographed by ten-time Tony Award®-nominee Graciela Daniele (RagtimeThe Visit); and directed by Adrian Noble (former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Secret GardenMacbeth /Metropolitan Opera).

SOUSATZKA’s pre-Broadway strictly limited engagement is scheduled to run through April 9, 2017. Planning is underway for a fall Broadway Premiere.

Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1M4
On now until April 9, 2017

Tuesday-Saturday @ 8pm | Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2pm
Ticket prices range from $60–$175
Buy tickets online at, by phone 1-855-985-5000,
or in person at the Elgin Theatre Box Office 189 Yonge Street
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