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April 18, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

“Disc”overing Strauss

12 – 1 p.m. Stephen R. Clarke, lecturer and curator of the acclaimed Stratton Estate, offers fascinating insights into early recordings of the art songs of Richard Strauss. Drawing on a rich collection of rare recordings, he will focus on songs for which Strauss himself wrote orchestrations. The lecture features samples from landmark recordings of opera singers, including distinguished artists like Julius Patzak, Peter Anders, Elizabeth Harwood, Lauritz Melchior, Elisabeth Schumann, Lotte Lehmann and Heinrich Schlusnus.

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

 
Date: April 18, 2013
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Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

live jazz

6:30pm: DARREN SIGESMUND 6 featuring Reg Schwager-Guitar led Darren Sigesmund-Trombone/Compositions. 9:45pm: Mississippi’s MICHAEL ADKINS
QUARTER: Michael Adkins-Sax, Kevin Turcotte-Trumpet, Jim Vivian-Bass and New York’s
Ian Froman-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: April 18, 2013
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She She Pop & Their Fathers: Testament

World Stage Production

She She Pop (Germany)
Performed in German with English surtitles

Mirroring the story of King Lear and his daughters, She She Pop members take to the stage with their own aging fathers to enumerate their inheritances and negotiate how power, money, memory and love are passed along across the generations. With the drive of a game show, this heart wrenching and humourous work strives to find the intersections of responsibility and respect between parents and children. She She Pop, based in Berlin and Hamburg, is one of Germany’s most important performance collectives.

When: April 17-20, 2013

Location: Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

More Information: Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

 
Start: April 17, 2013
End: April 20, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Stomp

STOMP, a Toronto favourite, returns. STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!”

For tickets: www.mirvish.com/shows/stomp

Location: Royal Alexandra Theatre — 260 King Street West

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Start: April 16, 2013
End: April 21, 2013
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Location: Royal Alexandra Theatre

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

HATCH 2013

HATCH is Harbourfront Centre’s annual performing arts residency programme. This is your chance to
encounter some of the most original, exciting and fresh voices in theatre, dance and performance our city
has to offer. The audience is invited to engage and interact with the artists following their presentations.

For more information, visit the Harboufront Centre website.

 
Start: April 8, 2013
End: May 5, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

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

Guys and Dolls

In New York City, you’ll meet wise guys and chorus gals, gamblers and actresses, cops and
bobby-soxers. Pious Sarah Brown, a sergeant at the Save-A-Soul mission, wants to save their souls while Nathan Detroit needs $1000 to save the city’s oldest floating craps game. Enter high-roller Sky Masterson who takes Nathan’s crazy bet – to woo the virtuous Sarah! Who will take a real gamble on love? Will luck be a lady tonight? Guys and Dolls has been called the “greatest of all American musicals.”

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Festival Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: April 12, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

Our Betters

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

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: April 3, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival