March 17, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
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
Freckleface Strawberry was just like every other girl – except she had bright red hair and something worse…FRECKLES!
Now in Freckleface The Musical, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, you and your family can step inside the book’s pages with Freckleface and her loveable schoolmates as they learn that everyone is different – and that’s what makes everyone special!
Due to the popularity of this show, advance tickets are suggested.
Click here to buy tickets.
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
12 Noon Brunch Matinee:
EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ.
3:30pm: BEVERLY TAFT
featuring Adrean Farrugia-Piano.
7:00pm: CHRIS BANKS TRIO
with Tania Gill-Piano & Brodie West-Sax 9:30pm: PRAM TRIO:
Mark Godfrey-Bass, and
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
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.