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May 1, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

Salome

Salome by Richard Strauss

9 performances:
April 21, 27
May 1, 4, 7, 10, 16, 22

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)

The Canadian Opera Company’s spring season continues with the return of celebrated Canadian director Atom Egoyan’s searing, critically acclaimed COC production of Richard Strauss’s Salome. Adapted from Oscar Wilde’s play, the opera recounts the biblical story of Salome, who – to the horror of her stepfather Herod – demands the head of John the Baptist in return for performing the Dance of the Seven Veils. In Swedish-American star soprano Erika Sunnegårdh, the COC has a Salome who can meet the vocal and physical demands of one of opera’s most challenging roles. Rounding out the impressive cast is a line-up of familiar and new opera stars: Canadian Richard Margison, making his role debut as Herod; German baritone Martin Gantner, in his COC debut, and American bass-baritone Alan Held, share the role of Jochanaan (John the Baptist); and German mezzo-soprano Hanna Schwarz is Salome’s mother, Herodias, in a COC debut performance. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts Strauss’s ecstatic and intoxicating music, with COC resident conductor Derek Bate taking over for one performance on May 22.

Single tickets for Salome 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.

 
Date: May 1, 2013
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Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

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

2013 CanAsian International Dance Festival

The CanAsian International Dance Festival lights up the stage! This year
promises an emotionally spectacular line-up that includes some of the best and most memorable
performers from past festivals mixed with performances by world-class artists making their Toronto debut.
New this year is the introduction of special workshops devoted to contemplative writing, dance and
calligraphy; a special Japanese film screening, magical labyrinth walks and the ever-popular noodle
night. This year’s festival takes place from April 28 to May 12 with performances at Harbourfront Centre
(207 Queens Quay West)
. Festival passes cost $50 or single tickets are available for $30 or $25 for
students|seniors by calling 416-973-4000 or online at www.HarbourfrontCentre.com.

 
Start: April 28, 2013
End: May 12, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

The Book of Mormon

FROM THE CREATORS OF SOUTH PARK. Nine 2011 Tony Awards® say it’s the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says “It’s the best musical of the last 25 years.” And The New York Times says, “It’s the best musical of this century.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart calls it, “A crown­ing achievement. So good, it makes me angry.” Contains explicit language.

For tickets please visit: http://www.mirvish.com/shows/thebookofmormon

Location: Princess of Wales Theatre — 300 King Street West

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Start: April 30, 2013
End: June 9, 2013
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Location: Princess of Wales Theatre

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

Romeo and Juliet

Two young people fall headlong in love the moment they meet – but their families are bitter enemies, locked in a longstanding feud that has newly erupted into violence in the streets. Some of Shakespeare’s most gorgeous language suffuses this intensely romantic tale of stolen bliss, wrenching separation and tragic twists of fate.

For tickets: Box office at 1-800-567-1600 or www.stratfordfestival.ca

Location: Festival Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: May 1, 2013
End: October 19, 2013
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Location: Stratford Festival

Fiddler on the Roof

This affectionately humorous portrait of life in a Jewish village in Tsarist Russia centres on Tevye, a milkman-philosopher who finds his values challenged by his daughters’ insistence on following their hearts rather than the dictates of tradition. Meanwhile, more sinister changes are on the horizon – ones that threaten the community’s very existence.

For tickets: Box office at 1-800-567-1600 or www.stratfordfestival.ca

Location: Festival Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: April 23, 2013
End: October 20, 2013
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Location: Stratford 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