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March 6, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

FREE CONCERT SERIES — In Praise of Women

12 – 1 p.m. In a prelude to International Women’s Day, acclaimed Canadian pianist Christina Quilico presents a program of works by celebrated female composers, such as Lili Boulanger and Cécile Chaminade, alongside lesser-known gems by Ilse Fromm-Michaels, Susanne Erding, Lotte Backes, Priaulx Rainier, Adaline Shepherd and Barbara Heller. The program opens and closes with excerpts from Rivers and Glass Houses by Canada’s Ann Southam.

For more information: www.coc.ca

Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen St. West

 
Date: March 6, 2013
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live jazz

6:30pm:
JAMIE RUBEN TRIO:
Jamie Ruben-Guitar,
Steve Zsirai-Bass, and
Tim Shia-Drums.
9:30pm: MIKE FIELD:
Mike Field-Trumpet, Paul Metcalfe-Sax, Teri Parker-Piano, Carlie Howell-Bass
& Dave Chan-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West

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Date: March 6, 2013
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Everyday Anthems

World Stage Production

Choreographed by rising star Heidi Strauss, along with text from playwright Brendan Gall, this new dance work explores anthems as a metaphor for overcoming obstacles, for things unrequited, for personal strength and belonging. An impassioned performance that poses questions around power, pride and unity in the face of difference. Strauss’s first creation for Toronto Dance Theatre draws on the embodied histories of her performers to create a richly physical ensemble work. Toronto Dance Theatre, under the artistic direction of Christopher House, is recognized for intelligent choreography and the exceptional artistry of its dancers.

When: March 6-9, 2013

Location: Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

More Information: Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

 
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LEAR

World Stage Production

LEAR

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

 
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LEAR

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

 
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End: March 10, 2013
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A Fond Husband

The Young Centre for the Performing Arts offers a rare opportunity to see one of Thomas d’Urfey’s lesser-known farces, A Fond Husband, first performed in London in 1676.

Tickets: $18

Visit the Young Centre website for more information.

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Start: February 6, 2013
End: March 16, 2013
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Mary Walsh’s Dancing With Rage

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

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Start: March 5, 2013
End: March 24, 2013
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Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture

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
today.

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
Rolande Souliere.

For more information, visit thepowerplant.org

 
Start: December 15, 2012
End: May 5, 2013
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Location: The Power Plant

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

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

RUNNING TIME

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.

Start: December 20, 2012
End: August 18, 2013
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Location: Mirvish Productions