November 29, 2013
At 8:00pm. Tickets start at $40.
Canadian pop icons Steven Page (formerly of Barenaked Ladies), John Mann (Spirit of the West), Andy Maize (Skydiggers), and Craig Northey (The Odds), re-imagine and re-invent Sgt. Pepper through newly commissioned arrangements from pop, jazz, and classical composers. “Andrew Burashko is a visionary … His Art of Time Ensemble is a unique and inspiring endeavour … His shows fuse the contemporary and the classical, the popular and the avant garde, without diluting the power or integrity of the elements.” (Maclean’s)
For more details: www.performance.rcmusic.ca
Location: Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning — 273 Bloor Street West
Spanish flamenco star Maria Serrano catapults Prosper Mérimée’s story and Georges Bizet’s music into modern day, staging the fiery gypsy tale in a Seville pounded by the financial crisis. Fourteen world-class musicians and dancers convey a daring, dangerous world suffused with passion, pride and jealousy; Serrano performs the role of a lifetime as a doomed heroine caught between two men and a desire for freedom above all else.
“Rumour has it that Compañia Maria Serrano will come this way again, and when it does, it is a run don’t walk.”
— Paula Citron, CLASSICAL 96.3 FM.
For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com or 416-872-4255.
Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
Families across Canada can finally rejoice! Koba Entertainment is proud to bring audiences its newest theatrical production starring the adventurous little explorer, Dora! One of the most anticipated show of the year, Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys will sweep the nation this fall 2013.
Dora is embarking on her most important mission yet in Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys. Dora has lost her teddy bear, and the search is on to find him. With help from the audience, Boots, Map, Backpack, Diego and more, Dora uses her directional, counting, musical and language skills to successfully pass through the Number Pyramid and the Mixed-up Jungle to reach the City of Lost Toys. But watch out! You never know what that sneaky fox Swiper might be up to along the way!
This interactive live show will have the whole family out of their seat singing and dancing along. Dora welcomes families to discover, communicate, overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and discover a diverse and exciting world along with her on one incredible adventure!
Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East
An Ex Machina production presented by Canadian Stage.
One of Canada’s most renowned figures in performing arts, Robert Lepage creates a new production of his acclaimed Needles and Opium. Presented as a hypnotic series of vignettes, this fascinating, introspective show explores the complex relationships between displacement, drug addiction and the creative drive, as revealed through the lives of Parisian poet/filmmaker Jean Cocteau on his way to New York, and American jazz legend Miles Davis during his stay in Paris in 1949. The most startling technical wizardry at the service of a true emotional journey.
“A theatrical masterpiece.” – USA Today.
For more details: www.canadianstage.com
Venue: Bluma Appel Theatre — 27 Front Street East
While making her mother’s Everything-That-Is-Bad-For-You casserole, Iris struggles with life, family and the unwieldy laws of the universe. Beth Graham (co-creator of the acclaimed Drowning Girls) has painted a heartbreaking but funny portrait of family in crisis.
For tickets: www.factorytheatre.ca
Venue: Factory Theatre — 125 Bathurst Street
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) stays up late as
ROM Friday Night Live (#FNLROM) returns for
its fourth season of eight cutting edge Friday
nights in Toronto. This popular adult only event
(ages 19 +) redefines the museum experience from
7 pm to midnight each Friday night from October
18 to December 6, 2013.
#FNLROM continues to offer hip and eclectic
entertainment and inventive programming,
including dance, film presentations, music, art,
interactive conversations and contesting. ElectriCITY Events returns to deliver the city’s hottest house
DJs every week, as well as live house jazz by Jamie Ruben Trio and U of T JazzProgram. Local and
international spoken word poets also perform weekly. Friday Night Live continues to serve up some of
Toronto’s best known and best loved pop-up food vendors, including City Gourmet, Pimenton, The
Saucy Pierogi, Curbside Bliss, Gourmet Gringos, HotBunzz Street Cuizine, Kanto by Tita Flips,
LaRivolta, and Little Tomato Catering, New this season FNL features international and domestic craft
beer Peroni and Amsterdam.
For more details: www.rom.on.ca
Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park
In the Studio | Nov. 26-Dec. 7, 2013 | Grades 7-12.
Fatima is a typical Canadian young woman, rebelling against her strict parents. When anti-Muslim graffiti appears on the school walls, this hijab-wearing teenager is transferred to a new school. There, she makes an unlikely friendship with Jorah, a boy who has a reputation for anger issues. As their mutual attraction grows, the lines they cross to get closer together become the subject of an intense exploration of the meaning of boundaries. Jabber examines assumptions based on appearances within the school world – where a diverse student population must learn to negotiate cross-cultural respect and mutual understanding.
For tickets and information: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca
Venue: Young People’s Theatre — 165 Front Street East
November 28 – December 8, 2013. Featuring works by hundreds of unique artists, designers and craftspeople, the One of a Kind Show and Sale focuses on homegrown talent, creating an interactive personal shopping experience. Visit website for show location and dates.
For more details: www.oneofakindshow.com