When he discovers that his wife's cheating on him, the distraught Lester escapes into his fantasies at This Hotel. Alex Poch-Goldin expands his fast-paced, kinetic Fringe hit, again directed by Kelly Thornton, with Randy Hughson, Brenda Bazinet, Alon Nashman, Veronika Hurnik and Richard Zeppieri. The Planet 88/Theatre Passe Muraille co-pro previews from May 8 and opens May 10 in the Passe Muraille Mainspace (16 Ryerson). 416-504-7529.
Betty Quan's Ghost Train dramatizes the experience of the Chinese who came to Canada to build the country's railroad. Based on Paul Yee's Governor General's Award-winning book and directed by Pierre Tetrault, the multimedia show features Karen Ancheta as Choon-Yi, a young artist who follows her father to a new homeland. Previews through April 15 and opens April 18 at Young People's Theatre (165 Front East). 416-862-2222.
After four standing-room-only performances over the past few months, the comedy night Cheeky Tongues is expanding with a hilarious one-two punch April 26 and 27. Originator Dawn Whitwell plays both nights, as does Sandra Shamas, who's working on new material after her hugely successful show Wit's End. Other guests include the always reliable Shoshana Sperling, Teresa Pavlinek, Ali Eisner and -- just back from L.A. -- Gavin Crawford. Get those cheeks ready; they're gonna get a workout. Rivoli (332 Queen West). 416-596-1908.
After a bungled sex-change operation, Hedwig (formerly Hansel) Schmidt relocates to a Kansas trailer park, turning tricks and trying to find success as a rock and roll queen. John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's off-Broadway rock musical hit Hedwig And The Angry Inch -- the title refers to Hedwig's post-operation anatomy -- hits Toronto featuring Ted Dykstra (2 Pianos, 4 Hands, Tommy), with direction by Jim Millan and musical direction by Moe Berg. The co-pro by Crow's Theatre, House of Blues Concerts and Cartwright Productions previews from April 17 and opens April 20 at the Bathurst Street Theatre (736 Bathurst). 416-870-8000.
Matjash Mrozewski (hey, just call him Matt) is quickly becoming one of the hottest choreographers in town. With funky works for Fashion Cares, Dancers for Life and fFIDA under his belt, the brooding 20-something second soloist with the National Ballet of Canada now premieres A Delicate Battle with the company. It's on a mixed program with works by George Balanchine and John Alleyne. Not bad company. And think about the exposure. Most contemporary choreographers play to houses of, say, a hundred a night -- if they're lucky. Mrozewski's piece will be seen by thousands. Let's see if he's ready. Opens May 2 at the Hummingbird Centre (1 Front East). 416-345-9595.