March 5, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
12 – 1 p.m. Ballet Creole extends the celebration of Black History Month into March with their exhilarating new production, Tounkande. A unique collaboration between Ballet Creole Artistic/Executive Director Patrick Parson and guest artists Amara Kante (master djembe drummer) and Reimundo Sosa (Cuban percussion specialist), this project brings together song, dance and rhythms of Guinea, West Africa, and showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Malinke people.
For more information: www.coc.ca
Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen St. West
Carissa Neufeld-Piano/Vibes, Paul Metcalfe-Sax, Kurt Nielsen-Bass & Jeff Halischuck-Drums.
9:30pm: ADREAN FARRUGIA:
Jim Vivian-Bass, and
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
World Stage Production
Philip McKee (Canada)
Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre
Canadian performance legend Clare Coulter steps into the title role of Shakespeare’s King Lear in this intimate and powerful portrait of passing on a legacy, in a family and in the theatre. A reinvigorated and sensitive overturning of a timeless tragedy.
Philip McKee is an emerging performance maker and director within Canada’s theatre scene. In LEAR, he’s assembled an exciting group of collaborators for this surprising staging.
LEAR originally appeared as part of Harbourfront Centre’s HATCH performing arts residency programme in 2011. For more information about HATCH, visit harbourfrontcentre.com/hatch.
When: March 5-10, 2013
Location: Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
More Information: Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage
Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre
Philip McKee (Canada).
Canadian performance legend Clare Coulter steps into the title role of Shakespeare’s King Lear in this
intimate and powerful portrait of passing on a legacy, in a family and in the theatre. Tickets: $30.
For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront — Studio Theatre
Canada’s favourite comedian, Mary Walsh, has created a new show that incorporates all the characters she has played over the years, including the infamous warrior princess, Marg Delahunty, with her armour-plated breasts and razor-sharp wit to “cut through all the BS.” Outrageous, original and totally honest, DANCING WITH RAGE will have you jumping for joy.
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.