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Helping you get to more arts in the New Year...

American Idiot
Dec 28 to Jan 15
Toronto Centre for the Arts

Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season.

For more information, check out the Toronto Centre for the Arts website.

Two Pianos Four Hands
Until Jan 5
Panasonic Theatre

Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt return home for one last encore of their smash-hit comedy. 2 PIANOS, 4 HANDS (2P4H) is a warm and funny musical entertainment about two lifetime obsessions with 88 piano keys. It's a story of aspiring talents, teachers, lessons and competitions.

For more information, check out the Mirvish Group website.

New Year's Eve Comedy Extravaganza
Dec 31
Massey Hall

Kick start your New Year's Eve with some comedy. This year, the Comedy Extravaganza welcomes the award-winning actress and comedic icon Andrea Martin (SCTV/My Big Fat Greek Wedding) as its host. The evening will feature one of Canada's most familiar moderators, host of CBC Radio's satirical debate show, The Debaters, Steve Patterson.
In addition, a diverse line-up of entertainers including Ryan Belleville and Claire Brosseau will grace the stage.

For more information, check out the Massey Hall website.

9th Annual New Year's Eve Countdown
Dec 31
Toronto Zoo

Ring in 2012 with some new animal friends! Visit with some new and wild friends in the Indo-Malaya Pavilion and in the Tundra Trek. Don't miss some great entertainment including ABBAMANIA, The WotWots and Majinx Magic Show. Plus check out meet-and-greets with Shrek and of course some wild animals! The fun begins at 5:00 pm and runs until 8:00 pm when the zoo has its very own Kid's Countdown.

For information, check out the Toronto Zoo website.

Family Animation Workshops and More
Dec 27 to Jan 8
NFB

Animation workshops and screenings allow children ages 3-13 to explore the process of animation with their bare hands, and learn about the history of different techniques at the NFB. Each workshop offers a new theme, and the opportunity to create an original short film that they can keep!

For more information, check out the NFB Toronto Mediatheque website.

NYE Party
Dec 31
Nathan Phillips Square

Celebrate like it's 2011 in downtown Toronto! The line-up of performers include Karl Wolf, Anjulie and the cast of the American Idiot musical.