April 4, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
6:30pm: DARREN SIGESMUND 6 featuring Eliana Cuevas-Vocals led by Darren Sigesmund-Trombone/Compositions. 9:45pm: Montreal’s DAVE TURNER QUARTET: Dave Turner-Sax, Robi Botos-Piano, Neil
Swainson-Bass, and Barry Elmes-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
12 – 1 p.m. Dancing into Canadian hearts for 25 years, Ballet Jörgen Canada returns to present a diverse program of classical and contemporary ballets. Celebrating the company’s silver anniversary, the program will feature excerpts from the great classics, cutting edge contemporary works and intimate dance pieces that capture the beauty of life.
The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.
For more details: www.coc.ca
Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
8 pm. Protégés of renowned producer David Foster, The Tenors (formerly the Canadian Tenors) are this country’s answer to crossover sensations Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. With their feet planted firmly in both the pop and opera worlds, Fraser Walters, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira, and Clifton Murray have brought their outstanding renditions of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and timeless classics “Amazing Grace” and “Nessun Dorma” (to name a few) and exciting new compositions written by The Tenors to concert halls and stadiums around the world.
For tickets: box office at 416-872-4255 or www.roythomsonhall.com
Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe 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.
If this play were a personal ad, it would read: rich American women in search of nobility seeking poor British men with titles – a forerunner of Downton Abbey? When American Bessie Saunders comes to London, she is thrust into the world of women of wealth and men of status. The games, the lies, the affairs – what she hears and witnesses, particularly in the garden house of her older sister Pearl, is a mercilessly funny look at Europe’s smart set. Sexy, stylish, provocative and very funny – writer and critic Graham Greene called it “the best social comedy of this century.”
For more details: www.shawfest.com
Location: Royal George Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario