July 13, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
Comedy for Kids!
It’s playtime! The Second City’s performers lace up their sneakers and reach deep into their imaginations to present The Absolutely Positively Completely Made-Up Show! It’s an hour of interactive, family-friendly games and laughs. Young audience members are encouraged to shout out ideas and even join the fun on stage!
Perfect for ages 13 and under. Snacks and beverages available within our comfortable theatre.
Approx running time: 60 minutes
The Second City — 51 Mercer St., Toronto (2 blocks north of the CN Tower)
Saturdays at 1:00pm
Until November 12.
Individual Tickets: $12 plus tax
Family 4-Packs: $40 plus tax (available at box office or by phone 416-343-0011 or 1-800-263-4485)
Visit The Second City website for more information.
In support of their greatest hits and box set, XX, and in celebration of their 20th Anniversary, Great Big Sea, with very special guests The Waterboys, have announced that they will perform at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre this July.
20 years is a long time in anyone’s life.
Few bands last more than an album or two — a few tours, a song played on the radio, and then they are quickly forgotten. Alan Doyle, Sean McCann and Bob Hallett have somehow managed to keep the dysfunctional-family-bar-room-brawl-student-art-project-musical-pirate-crew known as Great Big Sea going for two decades. And more often than not, they have done it with more than a bit of flair.
For the hundreds of thousands of fans who sang, danced and celebrated with the band, Great Big Sea has been a constant factor in their own lives. While musical fashions have come and gone, Great Big Sea has maintained an unswerving commitment to their original ideals — a belief that a marriage of their own creativity and the joyous folk music of their home in Newfoundland would be an unbeatable combination.
For packages: www.reservations.seetorontonow.com/LN.asp?
Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Edgefest is always a rockin’ good time with some of today’s best and up and coming bands. This year’s edition will feature Mainstage headliners: The Lumineers, Band of Horses, Monster Truck, Mother Mother, The Neighbourhood, Dinosaur Bones, Wake Owl and July Talk.
For tickets or more information please visit: www.edge.ca/edgefest
Location: Downsview Park — 1-35 Carl Hall Road
12 Noon Matinee: DANNY MARKS & FRIENDS. 3:30pm: SOCIAL NIGHT SCHOOL: Big Band
led by Chelsea McBride. 7:00pm: JUSTIN BACCHUS: Funk, Soul and R&B Classics.
9:45pm: Montreal’s JOHN RONEY TRIO featuring DAMIEN SCHMITT: John Roney- Piano,
Remi Jean LeBlanc-Bass, & France’s Damien Schmitt-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 TORONTO TANGO EXPERIENCE (TTX) is an exceptional 4-day Argentine Tango experience of all-day & all-night tango dancing, with famous DJs from around the world, plus live tango orchestra with top musicians & tango performances and a 4-day intensive tango workshops with HORACIO GODOY, one of the best Argentine Tango dancer & teacher in the world. And intensive tango workshops for ALL LEVELs (including absolute beginners) by BULENT KARABAGLI & LINA CHAN if you want a boost of your level of tango and join the main dance hall!
For more details: www.torontotangoexperience.com
Location: Polish Combatant’s Hall (SPK) — 206 Beverley Street
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: The Second City – 51 Mercer Street (at Blue Jays Way)
July 13 – August 5, 2013. The IRIE Music Festival (IRIEFEST) is a multi-day, music and arts festival that will celebrate its 11th anniversary in 2013. IRIEFEST will take place in two of Ontario’s largest cities: Toronto and Mississauga and will present artists in the areas of music, dance, spoken word and visual arts. The festival will also include an awards event, a greening initiative and an historic component. IRIEFEST Toronto will take place Nathan Phillips Square, August 2 to 5. IRIEFEST Mississauga will take place on July 13th and 14th at Mississauga Celebration Square.
For more details: www.iriemusicfestival.com
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.