March 14, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
A jam-packed week of discovery and creativity. Give your kids a March Break to remember! Registration
begins January 7.
For more information, visit the Harbourfront Centre website.
Camp by the Water
A safe and nurturing environment for first-time campers, encouraging new friendships, camper enrichment,
creativity and self-expression. Small groups offer a low camper-to-counsellor ratio, ensuring safe supervision
and individual attention while encouraging camper learning and development.
Dance, Dance, Dance
Bust a move! Budding dance stars explore various forms of dance and creative movement while improving
confidence and stage presence. At the end of the week, campers will have the chance to perform their new
skills in front of friends and family.
Discovery Day Camp
Through a variety of arts and crafts projects, drama, active games, science activities and cooperative
programming, your child explores a world of imagination, creativity and culture. A well-rounded, camp
perfect for any child.
Jr. Baker’s Dozen
In partnership with Liaison College of Culinary Arts, young bakers learn the art and science of baking under
the guidance of a professional chef instructor. A one-of-a-kind experience that will foster an appreciation for
the food we eat and the work that goes into preparing it.
Junior Circus Camp
Time to run away and join the circus. Our wildly popular Junior Circus Camp includes acrobatics, trapeze
and clowning with equipment specially designed with youth and safety in mind. Circus professionals, along
with our highly skilled camp counsellors, maximize safety and fun!
A camp custom-built for creative minds. Through lively workshop sessions – emphasizing both personal
creativity and technique – your child will understand art in a whole new way. Artist educators will awaken
and foster imagination, creativity and artistic vision.
A “petactular” camp partnership with PawsWay, a centre devoted to the understanding and celebration of
pets. Campers learn about cats and dogs, their origins, health, training, basic tricks and more. A week
packed with pet-themed activities, games, arts and exploration.
Modeling, engineering and architectural activities are just some of the things your child will experience in this
unique camp. They’ll develop skills through the design process, negotiation, decision making and problem
solving. Basic concepts of architecture and urban planning or design are explored.
Checkmate! Chess enthusiasts, from beginner to advanced, enjoy unparalleled instruction in strategy. Under
the guidance of a skilled chess specialist, your child will learn to “see” the chessboard as tournament
professionals do, as well as how to open a game, defend a piece, mate, avoid stalemate and more.
Comic Book Camp
A camp where the imagination reigns. Working with comic book enthusiasts, campers learn how to put their
creativity to the page. Concepts are explored that promise to inspire, engage and encourage your child to
fully harness their potential, bringing their visions to life and creating their very own comic book.
Digital Photo Camp
Your children will learn the tools of good photography in this innovative course. Campers learn creative
vision, composition and shooting techniques through the lens of our digital cameras (provided). Campers will
create, manipulate and edit digital photographs on various projects.
With emphasis on urban sustainability and environmental stewardship, campers learn how they can make a
difference in our environment by exploring Toronto’s waterfront and green-spaces. They’ll also take part in
science-based experiments and environmental art projects.
A star is born! Working with skilled musicians and choreographers, campers participate in vocal and dance
workshops designed to take their talent to the next level. They’ll learn different genres of music and develop
their vocals and dance skills in preparation for the big event – their own music video and live performance!
Does your child love being in the spotlight? Here’s the perfect camp. Working together with experienced
staff, your child will learn various aspects of performance and theatre production while rehearsing and
preparing for a theatrical show – which will be presented at the end of camp!
Emerging Chef Challenge
In partnership with the largest trainer of chefs and cooks in Ontario, Liaison College of Culinary Arts, young
chefs learn the fundaments of cooking and nutrition while they create mouth-watering dishes in a state-ofthe-
art kitchen, under the guidance of chef instructors.
Time to work the runway! Aspiring fashion designers learn how to create sketches, illustrate, design and
execute projects from start to finish. Campers work with raw fabrics and recycled clothing to craft their final
masterpieces, which they’ll showcase at the camp’s very own runway show!
Dungeons & Dragons
Widely regarded as the beginning of modern day role-playing games, D&D allows campers to harness their
imaginations through assumed characters, overcome obstacles and outwit opponents. A great way to foster
cooperation, independence and problem-solving skills. Suitable for first-time players or for experienced
Senior Fine Arts
For campers looking to move to the next artistic level. With emphasis on both personal creativity and fine art
techniques, campers learn the skills of art appreciation and critiquing through engaging workshop sessions
under the guidance of artists. The camp culminates with an end-of-session art expo of their work.
Join us for the North American premiere of the internationally acclaimed Samudra dance troupe and
California’s Amprapali Ambegaonkar’s breathtaking Kathak dance, along with recent works by Nova Dance,
inDANCE, Menaka Thakkar Dance Company, and Panwar Music and Dance.
For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront — Fleck Dance Theatre
Mickey and Minnie have searched the globe for the hippest and hottest acts to perform in the most sensational talent showcase to rock the ice at Rogers Centre. In a new twist on fairytale fun, favourite Disney characters compete to be the next superstar in comical segments leading up to the tales of show-stopping princesses – Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle and Merida from Disney Pixar’s BRAVE in her ice debut.
Location: Rogers Centre — One Blue Jays Way
Visit the Rogers Centre website for more information.
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
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
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.