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April 21, 2013

Salome

Salome by Richard Strauss

9 performances:
April 21, 27
May 1, 4, 7, 10, 16, 22

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)

The Canadian Opera Company’s spring season continues with the return of celebrated Canadian director Atom Egoyan’s searing, critically acclaimed COC production of Richard Strauss’s Salome. Adapted from Oscar Wilde’s play, the opera recounts the biblical story of Salome, who – to the horror of her stepfather Herod – demands the head of John the Baptist in return for performing the Dance of the Seven Veils. In Swedish-American star soprano Erika Sunnegårdh, the COC has a Salome who can meet the vocal and physical demands of one of opera’s most challenging roles. Rounding out the impressive cast is a line-up of familiar and new opera stars: Canadian Richard Margison, making his role debut as Herod; German baritone Martin Gantner, in his COC debut, and American bass-baritone Alan Held, share the role of Jochanaan (John the Baptist); and German mezzo-soprano Hanna Schwarz is Salome’s mother, Herodias, in a COC debut performance. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts Strauss’s ecstatic and intoxicating music, with COC resident conductor Derek Bate taking over for one performance on May 22.

Single tickets for Salome are $12 – $325 (with specially priced $22 tickets available for people under the age of 30).

To purchase, go to coc.ca
call COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231
Visit the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, located at 145 Queen St. W., Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 
Date: April 21, 2013
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toronto marlies vs st. john’s icecaps

Face-off: 3:00pm


For tickets please visit: www.marlies.ca


Location: Ricoh Coliseum — 100 Princes Boulevard, Exhibition Place

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Date: April 21, 2013
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freckleface strawberry: the musical

Freckleface Strawberry was just like every other girl – except she had bright red hair and something worse…FRECKLES!

Now in Freckleface The Musical, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, you and your family can step inside the book’s pages with Freckleface and her loveable schoolmates as they learn that everyone is different – and that’s what makes everyone special!

Due to the popularity of this show, advance tickets are suggested.

Click here to buy tickets.

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Date: April 21, 2013
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Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees

April 19 at 7:07pm; April 20 at 1:07pm; and April 21 at 1:07pm.

For tickets: www.bluejays.com

Location: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way

 
Start: April 19, 2013
End: April 21, 2013
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Locations: Rogers Centre

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Stomp

STOMP, a Toronto favourite, returns. STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!”

For tickets: www.mirvish.com/shows/stomp

Location: Royal Alexandra Theatre — 260 King Street West

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Start: April 16, 2013
End: April 21, 2013
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Location: Royal Alexandra Theatre

tiff.kids International Film Festival

TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it.

Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

For more information, visit the TIFF Kids website.

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Start: April 9, 2013
End: April 21, 2013
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Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox

The Players’ Championship

The Players’ Championship is the fourth and final event in the Grand Slam of Curling series and features the top 15 men’s and women’s teams from all over the world. Teams will be competing for $200,000 in prize money with an additional $150,000 in bonus money on the line. You don’t want to miss the action, April 16th- 21st, 2013 at Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens).

For tickets and event information visit: www.mattamyathleticcentre.ca

Location: Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens) — 50 Carlton Street

Start: April 16, 2013
End: April 21, 2013
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FilKONtario

As it says in the header, FilKONtario is a festival of music that has its roots in fantasy and science fiction. Every year we spend a weekend in a hotel in Mississauga singing, listening, making friends and having a great deal of fun. Most of us stay at the hotel, but some of us commute. We have lots of concerts, music circles and free snacks in the Consuite. By Sunday evening, we are sorry it is all over. Come and find out why we love filking so much!

For more details: www.filkontario.ca

Location: Delta Hotel Toronto Airport West — 5444 Dixie Road

Start: April 19, 2013
End: April 21, 2013
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The Toronto Jewish Film Festival

The Toronto Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary with over 95 films representing 15 countries.

Sweden, Austria and the United Kingdom don’t produce many films dealing with Jewish history and identity. However, this year we present films from those places, which offer unusual or little-known stories and unconventional takes on familiar themes and genres.

From the UK, How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire offers a unique look at Jewish history in both the Ukraine and Northern Ireland. Simon and the Oaks, a Swedish family drama, offers a sumptuously-photographed and intricate psychological portrait of a young man, who must confront his newly-discovered Jewish identity in the years immediately following the Second World War. My BestEnemy is a thriller set during the Nazis’ annexing of Austria, which is audaciously filled with entertaining plot twists and elements of farce.

There are also wonderful comedies that should not be missed. From Argentina, My First Wedding is a comedy of errors filled with a cast of eccentric family members, and of course, a priest and a rabbi. Let My People Go is a charmingly offbeat French comedy that mocks Jewish and gay stereotypes. OSS 117: Lost in Rio is a laugh-outloud parody of 1960s spy films, from Michel Hazanavicius and Jean Dujardin, the Oscar®-winning director and star of The Artist. And many more…

For more details: www.tjff.com

Location: Various Venues

Start: April 11, 2013
End: April 21, 2013
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Tour of the Four Seasons Centre

April 7, 14, 21, 28

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)

Cost: $20/adults; $15/seniors and students

The Canadian Opera Company opens the doors to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2013, with 90-minute tours for the general public. These recently redesigned, extensive tours now include backstage access, in addition to the exciting opportunity to learn more about the first purpose-built opera house in Canada, its history, architecture and innovative acoustic design.
Starting at 10:30 a.m., each tour is led by trained docents and includes information and access to the magnificent Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas like wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock.

Tickets for public tours are $20/adults and $15/seniors and students, and can be purchased in advance at coc.ca or at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, located at 145 Queen St. W., Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets will also be available on the morning of the tour starting at 10 a.m. at the welcome desk located in the main lobby.

 
Date: April 21, 2013
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Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts