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November 18, 2012

La Cage Aux Folles

WELCOME TO La Cage Aux Folles! Winner of three 2010 Tony Awards® including the award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL, this hilarious new production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES was the biggest hit of the 2010 Broadway season, leaving audiences in stitches night after night!

Starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber tells the story of Georges (George Hamilton), the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin (Christopher Sieber), who moonlights as the glamor­ous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges’ son brings his fiancée’s conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly!

LA CAGE is a tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together… stay fabulous… and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a glorious score of hummable melodies and a dynamite cast featuring the “notorious and dangerous Cagelles,” LA CAGE is an indisputable musical comedy classic… and this extraordinary new version shows you why!

www.Mirvish.com

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Start: October 10, 2012
End: November 18, 2012
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Location: Royal Alexandra Theatre

Jekyll and Hyde

American Idol star and Tony® Award nominee Constantine Maroulis joins with Grammy® Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox to inject new life into the classic tale of good and evil, JEKYLL & HYDE. After four thrilling, chilling years on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, this dark and dangerous love story from Tony® and Grammy® Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Oscar® and Grammy® winner Leslie Bricusse returns in a stunning new pre-Broadway production that includes all the classic songs (This is the Moment, A New Life, Someone Like You) that first grabbed audiences by the throat and transformed JEKYLL & HYDE into a theatrical phenomenon. www.mirvish.com/shows/jekyllandhyde

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Start: November 14, 2012
End: November 18, 2012
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Location: Ed Mirvish Theatre

Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody

It’s time that Fifty Shades of Grey got SPANKED! SPANK! is the unauthorized musical parody that captures all of the naughty fun of the book in this saucy and hilarious show! Part Chippendales, part Second City…all in one delicious package! Grab your girlfriends and get there early for pre-show drinks and a specialty SPANK! cocktail will be served Stay after the show for a photo with Mr. Dangerous himself and meet the cast! Don’t miss the sexiest, funniest, and most exciting show of the year! SPANK! is written and directed by Jim Millan, along with an all-star cast of top comedic actors and improvisers. Best known as the Director for Kids In The Hall, Millan’s work has appeared in 37 countries, 17 languages and has sold over 10 million tickets over the last decade. Recent credits include Marijuannalogues with Tommy Chong, Spiderman on Broadway, Larry King Standing Up, and Mythbusters Live. CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT. SPANK! is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press. www.mirvish.com

Start: November 14, 2012
End: November 18, 2012
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Location: Panasonic Theatre

Speaking in Tongues

When a woman goes missing, four marriages fall into a mess of sex, lies, and neglect. Through it all, each couple desperately searches for fulfillment and the line between right and wrong becomes dangerously blurred.

Speaking in Tongues is a thrilling play fresh from Australia; a multi-faceted adventure that reveals the darker side of human nature. The Company Theatre, our Berkeley Street Partners who presented 2011’s critically-acclaimed The Test, return with this intriguing and intelligent play in which nine parallel lives are interlocked by lust, infidelity, and one mysterious stiletto.

www.CanadianStage.com

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Start: October 29, 2012
End: November 24, 2012
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Location: Canadian Stage

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll’s perpetually winsome, subversive, cunning and hilarious children’s classic is given a glorious ballet treatment by British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon that is the very measure of the original.

Outrageously, eye-poppingly theatrical, with stunning sets and costumes by Bob Crowley, and set to an energetic, riveting score by Joby Talbot, Wheeldon revisits and brings to the stage many of the familiar characters from the book, but in ways, and in such brilliant choreographic arrangements, that we feel we’re meeting them for the first time.

A co-production with England’s Royal Ballet, the work was a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic when it premiered in 2011, enthralling and astounding audiences show after show with its mind-boggling stagecraft, startling choreographic statements and its perfectly nuanced blend of classical dance and sheer entertainment. And all on a summer’s day!

www.National.Ballet.ca

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Start: November 10, 2012
End: November 25, 2012
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Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage

The Power Plant presents a solo exhibition of the work of critically-acclaimed Berlin-based artist Omer Fast. Fast (born 1972, Jerusalem) works primarily with video to test our understanding of media and examine how individual and collective histories interact.

Focusing on narrative structures and constructions, he mixes sound and image into stories that test the line between personal and media accounts of current events and history, particularly a recent history of war.

The exhibition includes three significant projects spanning the last decade that reveal his facility with, and critique of, the languages of media, cinema, documentary, and contemporary art. In his concern with the strategies of digital manipulation and perception, Fast’s work draws attention to the permeable boundaries between documentary and fiction.

www.ThePowerPlant.org

 
Start: September 15, 2012
End: November 25, 2012
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Location: The Power Plant

100th Grey Cup Festival

The 100th Grey Cup Festival is an “Invitation to Our Nation”, uniting Canadians from coast-to-coast in Toronto for a ten-day, eleven-night festival encompassing over 50 events ranging from traditional team parties, to the Rushes Football Film Festival presented by Nolitours, the Nissan Family Zone and the Toronto Sun Zip Line, located in the Adrenaline Zone at great venues including the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Yonge-Dundas Square and Nathan Phillips Square.

Complete with street parties, entertainment and activities, the 100th Grey Cup will be a sport and cultural celebration that befits this iconic Canadian game.

www.100thGreyCupFestival.ca

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Start: November 5, 2012
End: November 25, 2012
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Weekend Family Fun

Parents, the next time you hear “There’s nothing to do!” bring your children aged 3 to 9 over to the Museum to for a whole summer of family fun!

Every month features a fun shoe-themed art and craft activity. During the month of November join us on the weekends for a daily showing of the 2011 DreamWorks film “Puss in Boots” and take part in activities inspired by the movie!

Saturdays and Sundays; Film showings at 12:30 pm and 2:30pm with crafts drop-in until 4pm.

COST: Included with regular Museum admission $14 adult; $12 senior; $8 students; $5 children (5 – 17 years); Children under 5 are free; Family passes are also available. Free for Museum members. Extra fees may be applicable for some arts and crafts activities.

www.BataShoeMuseum.ca

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Start: November 3, 2012
End: November 25, 2012
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Location: Bata Shoe Museum, The

Christian Marclay: The Clock

The Clock (2010) is a unique and compelling work created by world-renowned sound and video artist Christian Marclay (born 1955, California). The work is an ode to time and cinema, and is comprised of thousands of iconic and recognizable fragments from a vast range of films, which together create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video.

Marclay compiled film clips of wristwatches, clock towers, sundials, alarm clocks, and countdowns, each of which illustrate every minute in a 24-hour period in real time.

The Power Plant will open its doors for several special 24-hour viewing periods during the course of the exhibition, providing the public with the opportunity to see The Clock in its entirety. FREE Opening Party for all on Friday, 14 September, 2012 from 5 – 11 PM.

www.ThePowerPlant.org

 
Start: September 15, 2012
End: November 25, 2012
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Location: The Power Plant

The Arsonists

Gottlieb Biedermann has a problem. Two strangers have weaseled their way into his home and he’s pretty sure they’re the arsonists who’ve already torched much of his small town.

Perhaps by turning a blind eye what he doesn’t want to see won’t happen. Or will it? Wickedly funny, Swiss playwright Max Frisch’s famous post-World War II political farce about our all-too-human ability to ignore acts of despicable evil gets its Canadian premiere in this not-to-be-missed production from the director and designer of Canadian Stage’s 2009 runaway hit ‘Art’. Stage favourites Michael Ball and Fiona Reid star as Biedermann and his wife Babette. Toronto-based songwriter/musician Justin Rutledge composes original music, performing live on stage with a full band.

www.CanadianStage.com

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Start: November 11, 2012
End: December 9, 2012
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Location: Canadian Stage