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June 18, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

Live Jazz

6:30pm: THE BACCHUS COLLECTIVE featuring Justin Bacchus-Vocals, Sam Williams-Keyboards, & Larnell Lewis-Drums.
9:30pm: Brooklyn’s SNARKY PUPPY: Chris Bullock-Sax, Mike Maher-Trumpet, Cory Henry-Keyboards, Justin Stanton-Keyboards,
Bob Lanzetti-Guitar, Michael League-Bass, Nate Werth-Percussion, & Robert ‘Sput’ Searight-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: June 18, 2013
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Joni: A Portrait in Song – A Birthday Happening

Among the singer-songwriter icons that emerged in the 1960s, none remains more influential, or more beloved, than Joni Mitchell. To celebrate her 70th birthday and the brilliance of her genre-blurring artistry, Luminato brings together an all-star lineup of musicians and vocalists, including the 10-time Grammy Award winning, Queen of Soul Funk, Chaka Khan among others, to interpret the songs that shaped a generation and will continue to be shared, and felt, for generations to come.

Starring (in alphabetical order) Glen Hansard, Chaka Khan, Rufus Wainright plus very special guests TBA. Led by music directors Brian Blade and Jon Cowherd (featuring Melvin Butler, Bill Frisell, Jeff Haynes, Mark Isham, Marvin Sewell, and Chris Thomas). Produced in association with Danny Kapilian.

For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com

Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

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Start: June 18, 2013
End: June 19, 2013
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Location: Massey Hall

Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity

June 14 – 23, 2013. Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, is an annual celebration of the arts infusing Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces with theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts, and design.

For more information: www.luminato.com

Location: Various Venues

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Start: June 14, 2013
End: June 23, 2013
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Location: Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity

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

Brampton Thursday Night Concert Series

The series offers a free concert in Gage Park in downtown Brampton, held Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m, June to September. See the website for more information.

For more details: www.bramptondowntown.com

Location: Gage Park — Brampton, Ontario

Summer Music in the Garden

Garden Tours start June 5 – September 18, 2013. Concerts most Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm.
Treat yourself to free, outstanding performances of classical and traditional music from around the world, as
the popular Summer Music in the Garden returns with another superb season. Bench seating is available
but limited, so feel free to bring a lawn chair – and don’t forget your hat or umbrella and sunscreen as shade
is also limited. Concerts proceed weather permitting. Music Garden tours are also available!

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre – Toronto Music Garden

 
Start: June 5, 2013
End: September 18, 2013
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Waiting for Godot

“What are we doing here, that is the question,” says Vladimir as he and Estragon await their rendezvous with the mysterious Godot. The question takes on a cosmic significance as the two hapless tramps struggle to make sense of their predicament, abandoned in a universe of comic absurdity shot through with moments of nameless terror.

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

Location: Tom Patterson Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: June 13, 2013
End: September 20, 2013
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Location: Stratford Festival

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

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