July 7, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
12 Noon Matinee:
EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ.
3:30pm: TO BE ANNOUNCED.
7:00pm: PETER HILL QUINTET
featuring Bob Brough-Sax.
9:30pm: LARRY BOND QUARTET:
Larry Bond-Piano, Bruce
Redstone-Sax, Bob Mills-Bass
& Lorne Grossman-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
July 3 – July 14, 2013. Summer: Toronto’s largest theatre festival celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Unjuried. Unexpected. Unforgettable. Over 155 stage productions from Canada and around the world in downtown Toronto. Dramas, musicals, comedy, improv and more, plus special programming for families at FringeKids! During the festival, patrons enjoy free entertainment, talks and prizes at the centrally located Fringe Club. Sign-up for their newsletter to receive all Fringe news & updates. A Toronto event that’s not to be missed.
For more details: www.fringetoronto.com
Location: Various Venues
The Second City presents Slap Shot Live! – a hilarious new theatrical adaptation of the classic movie, following the final-hard fought season of the Charleston Chiefs minor league hockey team.
Ranked #1 on Maxim’s list of “Best Guy Movies of All Time!”
“The best sports film of the past 50 years!” – GQ
Featured on Esquire’s “Movies Every Man Should See!”
The new stage production combines the original films beloved story and iconic characters, with hilarious live-action sequences, as well as nostalgic satire of the 1970′s. Part homage, part satire and part gloves-off, bench-clearing brawl, Slap Shot – Live is a journey back to the golden (and uncensored) era of Old-Time Hockey.
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! July 2 – July 14, 2013. Tickets $29 – $34, plus tax. Box Office: 416-343-0011.
Bring the whole team! Group packages available for parties of 15 or more. Contact email@example.com.
Location: The Second City – 51 Mercer Street (at Blue Jays Way)
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
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.
Every Sunday beginning July 7 and running to August 18 – from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – you can dance under the stars at Mel Lastman Square in the Sunday Serenades free outdoor concert series. Sunday Serenades features the best of swing, jazz and big-band music. The performance lineup is available at www.toronto.ca/special_events/serenades.
Location: Mel Lastman Square — 5100 Yonge Street
It’s not always fun being the smallest. Unless you are the world’s smallest ninja!
This summer, The Second City is pleased to bring you a hilarious new adventure for all ages, Princess Polly and the World’s Smallest Ninja. Come along as Princess Polly sets out to save the kingdom, with the help of a tiny ninja, whose skills will baffle your eyes!
Complete with wonderful original songs, a heart-warming tale, and plenty of surprises, Princess Polly is a production that will delight kids and parents alike!
Recommended for ages 5 – 102. Performances: July 4 to September 1.
Thursdays & Sundays at 1:00pm. (Doors open at 12:30pm).
Tickets: Individual Tickets $14. Family 4-Packs $45.
For groups of 10 or more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: The Second City – 51 Mercer Street (at Blue Jays Way)
This summer, guests can experience one of the best views in Toronto while enjoying a relaxing drink, a barbeque and some outstanding music on our outdooor terrace.
Tuesday June 25: Casa-Palooza.
Jessie Pitcher brings his signature acoustic sound to a wide variety of musical styles. Captivating renditions of familiar classics meld seamlessly through 90s rock and current pop hits. www.jessepitcher.ca
Tuesday, July 23: All That Jazz at Casa Loma.
Jazz and blues vocalist Cara Matthew released her debut album, “Make You Feel My Love,” in 2009. Her record features arrangements of tunes by Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan and other popular artists. www.caramatthew.com
Wednesday, August 14: Happy Days at Casa Loma.
The Dreamboats are bringing back good ol’fashioned Rock n’ Roll! Playing selections from The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and more. The Dreamboats deliver an exciting nostalgic show. www.thedreamboatsband.com
Thursday, September 3: A Night at the Opera at Casa Loma.
NARIA is and contains 4 brilliant voices whose vocal prowess and original compositions features opera, pop techno and world music with classical high notes while exhibiting their intimate personal style. www.nariagroup.com
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Cover Charge: $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door (cash only at the door).
Food, Beverages, Wine and Beer are available for purchase on-site.
Dates and artists may be subject to change. For more information, please visit www.casaloma.org or phone 647-725-1822 to buy your tickets now.
Location: Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace
From June 28 – September 6, Virgin Mobile presents INDIE FRIDAYS, free concerts every Friday night from 8-10pm. Toronto’s biggest patio will be the hot spot to cool down with performances by in demand cover-band Dwayne Gretzky, indie darlings Plants and Animals, and Toronto hip hop sensation Cadence Weapon.
For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit ydsquare.ca
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square — Yonge and Dundas Streets
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