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March 9, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

The Absolutely Positively Completely Made-Up Show!

Comedy for Kids!

It’s playtime! The Second City’s performers lace up their sneakers and reach deep into their imaginations to present The Absolutely Positively Completely Made-Up Show! It’s an hour of interactive, family-friendly games and laughs. Young audience members are encouraged to shout out ideas and even join the fun on stage!

Perfect for ages 13 and under. Snacks and beverages available within our comfortable theatre.

Approx running time: 60 minutes

The Second City — 51 Mercer St., Toronto (2 blocks north of the CN Tower)

PEFFORMANCES:

Saturdays at 1:00pm
Until November 12.

TICKETS:
Individual Tickets: $12 plus tax
Family 4-Packs: $40 plus tax (available at box office or by phone 416-343-0011 or 1-800-263-4485)

Visit The Second City website for more information.

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Date: March 9, 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

 
Start: March 6, 2013
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Moein and Siavash Gomayshi

Moein is an Iranian singer known for his love songs. He is one of the greatest Iranian singers of all time, and has recorded more than hundred songs. He has also performed sell out concerts in prestigious venues in many countries.

Siavash is an Iranian musician, singer and song writer.

Siavash studied music in London where he got his Master’s degree. Siavash holds a Master’s degree in classical jazz from Royal Society of Arts in London, England where he majored in pop music.Ghomayshi has created numerous melodies and lyrics for famous Persian artists such as Ebi, Dariush, Sattar, Mansour, Leila Forouhar, Aref, Firoozeh and many more,he released his first album, and has since continued his work as a singer, composer, arranger, and lyricist. He is known as the father of trance music in Iran. Among the 18 albums Ghomayshi has recorded to date.

For tickets please visit: www.sonycentre.ca

Location: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

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Date: March 9, 2013
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The Heist Project

Belinda McGuire.
The Heist Project, a one-woman dance event, premieres three commissioned works created by five
international artists.Tickets: $25-$30

For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront — Enwave Theatre

 
Start: March 8, 2013
End: March 9, 2013
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live jazz

12 Noon Brunch Matinee:
DANNY MARKS & FRIENDS.
3:30pm: HOMELESS BAND:
Spring Blues.
7:00pm: LAURA HUBERT BAND
featuring Peter Hill-Piano.
9:45: Steve Koven’s PROJECT REX:
Rich Underhill & Dan Bone-Saxes,
Steve Koven-Keys, Rob Clutton-Bass & Anthony Michelli-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: March 9, 2013
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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

 
Start: March 5, 2013
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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Princess Polly and The World’s Smallest Ninja

March Break! For All Ages.
It’s not always fun being the smallest. Unless you are the world’s smallest ninja!
This March Break, The Second City is pleased to bring you a brand new show for all ages, Princess Polly and the World’s Smallest Ninja. Written & Directed by Reid Janisse (creator of Miracle on Mercer).
Come along for a wild adventure with a princess, who may not be what you expect. And marvel at a ninja, whose tiny skills will baffle your eyes!
Presented by funny folks at The Second City, the world’s premier comedy theatre, along with help from their puppet friends.

Individual Tickets $14. Family 4-Packs $45. All performances are at 2pm. Seating begins at 1:30pm.
A portion of all tickets sold will benefit The SickKids Foundation.

For more information: www.secondcity.com

Location: The Second City — 99 Blue Jay Way

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End: March 17, 2013
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the toronto sketch comedy festival

The mandate of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is three-fold: to provide a big, public showcase for sketch comedy in Toronto;
to deliver relevant professional development to artists; and
to create opportunities for positive networking and exchange among comedic writer-performers.

We currently do this by producing the annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival in March (TOsketchfest), The Best of the Fest Encore Show in June, and Sketch ComAgeddon in October.

Genreally speaking, sketch comedy is any funny performance that is written, rehearsed and performed by a cast of comedians. It’s like Saturday Night Live, or SCTV, or Kids in the Hall. It’s not stand-up or improv.

And no, it’s not funny pencil drawings on the wall. Seriously, someone asked us that once.

For more information: www.torontosketchfest.com

Location: Various Venues

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Start: March 7, 2013
End: March 17, 2013
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