April 20, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
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)
Saturdays at 1:00pm
Until November 12.
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.
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
April 17, 20, 26, 30
May 9, 12, 15, 18, 24
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)
Opening the Canadian Opera Company’s spring season is Gaetano Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece, Lucia di Lammermoor, starring American soprano Anna Christy in a production created for her by director David Alden for English National Opera. Her shattering performance there was met with great critical and popular acclaim. Alden’s production transports audiences into the darkly brooding world of Sir Walter Scott’s Gothic novel in which Lucia is treated as little more than chattel within a brutal, power-driven society. American tenor Stephen Costello and American baritone Brian Mulligan make their COC debuts as Lucia’s lover, Edgardo, and Lucia’s vengeful brother, Enrico, respectively. Distinguished maestro Stephen Lord leads the COC Orchestra and Chorus through Donizetti’s cascading romantic melodies.
Single tickets for Lucia di Lammermoor are $12 – $325 (with specially priced $22 tickets available for people under the age of 30).
To purchase, go to coc.ca
call COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231
Visit the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, located at 145 Queen St. W., Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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
StinkyKid Britt loves making everyone happy. But this girl who never gets in trouble is in a sticky situation – literally: She has an impossibly epic wad of gum stuck in her hair. All of Britt’s friends are depending on her parents to take them to the new MegaJumper 3000 at Captain Happy’s Jumpy-Fun-Super-Bouncy Indoor Place, so she definitely doesn’t want to disappoint anyone. Britt must rely on her mischievous friends to help her before her parents find out, as they embark on an unexpected adventure across their neighborhood.
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Created by José Navas, Vilanelle, a tender solo, sets the stage for S when eight dancers, stunning in their
vulnerability, present choreography structured like a musical score, likening these men and women to
instruments crafted by Stradivarius. Tickets: $19.50-$34.
For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront — Enwave Theatre
Challenging conventional notions of originality, ephemerality, death, and the photograph, Andréa de Keijzer
presents a skillfully wrought dance “cover” of Esthel Vogrig’s Mi Ultima Foto. Tickets: $12 – $15.
For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront — The Studio Theatre
8pm. “Buddy’s Blues” experience has quickly become a highly anticipated and electrifying annual event for Toronto area fans. At age 76, American blues and rock guitarist and singer Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a 6-time Grammy Award winner, and was a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He is a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues.
For tickets: box office at 416-872-4255 or www.masseyhall.com
Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
12 Noon Brunch Matinee:
DANNY MARKS & FRIENDS.
3:30pm: LAURA HUBERT BAND
featuring Peter Hill-Piano.
7:00pm: to be announced
to be announced.
9:45pm: Kieran OVERS’ ELEVEN
11-Piece Mini Big Band featuring
Alex Dean, Mike Murley, Kelly Jefferson & Pat LaBarbera-Saxes.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
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
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