March 1, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
Did you miss your favourite band the first time around? No matter. Classic Albums Live recreates the very best music from history’s greatest groups—meticulously performed gimmick-free by top-shelf musicians from across Canada.
With spot-on timing, Classic Albums Live hits Massey Hall 40 years to the day that Pink Floyd’s irrepressibly popular album, The Dark Side of the Moon, was first released. Tickets: $29.50 – $59.50.
For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com
Location: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
6:30pm: U. OF T. ENSEMBLE
Faculty of Music Students.
9:45: GALAXY ORCHESTRA:
16-Piece Big Band
led by Ross Wooldridge-Clarinet
featuring The Music of Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
World Stage Production
Bennett Miller (Australia)
Production Sponsor: PawsWay
Shock, delight, cacophony! A meeting of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights is staged with the help of specially recruited dachshunds in this wild performance installation. Joyful and chaotic, spectacular and fascinating, Dachshund UN questions our capacity to imagine and achieve a universal system of justice.
Creator Bennett Miller is a sculptor and installation artist whose aim is to create theatre as a political arena by exploring active viewership and durational performance.
Admittance to this show is free on a first-come, first-serve basis. Performances will also be webcast.
If you have a dachshund and want to participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: February 28-March 3, 2013
Location: Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
For details visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage
The most-acclaimed new play of this century; the winner of the Tony, Olivier, Evening Standard and the Pulitzer Prize, CLYBOURNE PARK is a hilarious look at race and real estate that asks questions many of us may not want to confront. Produced by Studio 180 Theatre, the company that also brought us STUFF HAPPENS and THE NORMAL HEART, CLYBOURNE PARK is essential theatre for all who love theatre that matters.
For tickets please visit the Off-Mirvish website.
Location: Panasonic Theatre — 651 Yonge Street
Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture describes a generation of
artists who juxtapose urban youth culture with Aboriginal identity to create
innovative and unexpected new works—in painting, sculpture, installation,
performance and video—that reflect the current realities of Aboriginal peoples
Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and based on an initiative of
grunt gallery, the exhibition includes work by: Jackson 2bears, KC Adams,
Sonny Assu, Bear Witness, Jordan Bennett, Raymond Boisjoly,
Corey Bulpitt & Gurl 23, Kevin Lee Burton, Raven Chacon,
Nicholas Galanin, Maria Hupfield, Mark Igloliorte, Cheryl L’Hirondelle,
Duane Linklater, madeskimo, Dylan Miner, Kent Monkman,
Marianne Nicolson, Skeena Reece, Hoka Skenandore, and
For more information, visit thepowerplant.org
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
A JOURNEY TO OZ LIKE NO OTHER
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage by the award-winning creative team that recently delighted Toronto audiences of all ages with the revival of The Sound of Music.
Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
NOW ON STAGE!
AT THE ED MIRVISH THEATRE
244 Victoria Street, Toronto
Act One – 1 hour 5 minutes
Intermission – 20 minutes
Act Two – 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Visit Mirvish.com for more information.