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May 10, 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 10, 2013
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Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Live Jazz

4:00pm: HOGTOWN SYNCOPATORS. 6:30pm: AMANDA TOSOFF: Amanda Tosoff-Piano, Dan Fortin-Bass, Fab Ragnelli-Drums. 9:45pm: Israel/ New York’s ASSAF KEHATI TRIO:
Assaf Kehati-Guitar, Ehud Ettun-Bass, and Ronen Itzik-Drums.

For more information: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: May 10, 2013
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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

Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart, former Queen of Scots, is imprisoned in England, where her very existence poses a threat, both personal and political, to her Protestant cousin, Elizabeth I. As Elizabeth hesitates over decreeing her rival’s fate, Mary pleads for a face-to-face meeting – but in the swirl of intrigue that surrounds both women, whom can either one trust?

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

Location: Tom Patterson Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: May 3, 2013
End: September 21, 2013
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Location: Stratford Festival

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

Lady Windermere’s Fan

Oscar Wilde is at his bitingly satirical best targeting Victorian morals (especially marital) in this comic thriller that made him an overnight star. We meet rich, stunning, recently wed Lady Windermere on the day of her birthday ball when a notorious gossip drops by to announce that her new husband is betraying her — with a mysterious woman who is coming to the ball. Be ready for jealousy, intrigue, twists, turns, and massive doses of Wildean wit.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

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

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Start: May 9, 2013
End: October 19, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

Major Barbara

Have your ideals tested and your beliefs turned on their head in one of Shaw’s wittiest and most provocative plays. When arms dealer Andrew Undershaft is reunited with his Salvation Army daughter Barbara, each is sure the other’s profession is a source of immorality. She invites him to visit her shelter – he agrees as long as she will come visit his cannon works. They are both convinced that the other will be converted. But who is right, who is wrong, who is good, who is evil is never – typical of Shaw – as simple as it seems.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Royal George Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

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Start: May 2, 2013
End: October 19, 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