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June 4, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

Dionne Warwick

Come share an evening with five-time Grammy Award winning music legend, Dionne Warwick as she reflects on over 50 years of music history. Dionne began singing professionally in 1961 after being discovered by songwriting team, Burt Bacharach and Hal David. She quickly became a musical icon with hits like: “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” and “Say a Little Prayer”. Over the years Dionne has collaborated with many musical peers including: Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Luther Vandross, Barry Gibb and Stevie Wonder. She was exceptionally close to Michael Jackson and she was a loving Aunt to Whitney Houston. Dionne’s autobiography, My Life As I See It puts her entire life into focus. And her presentation at Unique Lives will be equally as heartfelt.

For tickets: www.RoyThomsonHall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

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Date: June 4, 2013
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Location: Roy Thomson Hall

Free Concert Series – Wordless Dreams

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.

12:00pm to 1:00pm. American violinist and literary scholar Keir GoGwilt presents the Canadian premiere of Schubert’s Nacht und Träume in an original paraphrase informed by Samuel Beckett’s television play of the same name. GoGwilt’s compelling program of sonatas and songs without words also includes works from Prokofiev and Milhaud, as well as transcriptions of Berg’s Die Nachtigall and Traumgekrönt.

For more details: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Date: June 4, 2013
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Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Live Jazz

6:30pm: KIM RATCLIFFE: Kim Ratcliffe-Guitar, Jim Lewis-Trumpet, Pat Collins-Bass &
Ted Warren-Drums. 9:30pm: New York’s DENNIS MACKREL with KIRK MacDONALD QUARTET: Kirk
MacDonald-Sax, Brian Dickinson-Piano, Neil Swainson-Bass & Dennis Mackrel-Drums of Count Basie
Orchestra.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: June 4, 2013
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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

YDS presents LUNCHTIME LIVE!

From May 27 – June 17 and September 16 – October 7, YDS presents LUNCHTIME LIVE!, a series of free singer/songwriter lunchtime concerts from 12:30-1:30pm every Monday. Canada’s most critically acclaimed jazz, folk and roots artists will appear including trendsetter Elizabeth Shepherd, Chic Gamine with their the wall of sound harmonies, and Toronto’s own The Wilderness of Manitoba.

For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit ydsquare.ca

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square — Yonge and Dundas Streets

Lunchtime Live with Elizabeth Shepherd (2)
Start: May 27, 2013
End: June 17, 2013
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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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Measure for Measure

Reviving draconian laws to combat immorality in Vienna, the temporary governor Angelo sentences a young man, Claudio, to death for fornication. But Angelo’s own moral failings become apparent when Claudio’s devout sister, Isabella, pleads with him for her brother’s life, only to be presented with a shocking ultimatum.

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 18, 2013
End: September 21, 2013
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Location: Stratford Festival

Cats

Be one of the first to experience an all-new Canadian production of CATS.

For the first time in over 25 years, an all-Canadian cast graces the Toronto stage with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical masterpiece.

For packages: www.reservations.seetorontonow.com/theatre.asp

Venue: Panasonic Theatre — 651 Yonge Street

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Start: May 28, 2013
End: September 22, 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