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July 27, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

The Absolutely Positively Completely Made-Up Show!

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)

PERFORMANCES:

Saturdays at 1:00pm
Until November 12.

TICKETS:
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.

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Date: July 27, 2013
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Classical V: Brass

Back for its fifth installment, Harbourfront Centre presents Classical V: Brass from July 26 through 28. This festival explores diverse manifestations of classical music from across the globe and cultural perspectives on the genre, whether it’s African soul, Indian celebratory bands, Chicago funk or traditional brass bands. The festival aims to push boundaries on what people think classical music is and how it is defined through specially programmed workshops, musical performances and films.

For more information: www.HarbourfrontCentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

Live Jazz

12 Noon Matinee:
DANNY MARKS & FRIENDS.
3:30pm: BOB CARY ORCHESTRA:
18-Piece Big Band Ensemble.
7:00pm: JUSTIN BACCHUS:
Funk, Soul and R&B Classics.
9:45pm: BERNIE SENENSKY:
Bernie Senensky-Organ,
Nathan Hiltz-Guitar, &
Morgan Childs-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: July 27, 2013
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Beaches International Jazz Festival

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Toronto’s highly anticipated Beaches International Jazz Festival, taking place July 19-28, 2013. In honour of this momentous occasion, an incredible musical line-up and exciting new activities have been planned.

The Festival unfolds each summer in the heart of the lakeside community, and is a top attraction for local residents and tourists alike. What began as a small, two-day event by president and producer Lido Chilelli in 1989 has now evolved into a massive ten-day celebration of music, with over one million people in attendance. Presently North America’s largest free festival, Beaches Jazz attracts tourists from across the globe each year and has been named the top free jazz festival in the world by MSN.com.

For further information, please contact the Beaches Jazz Festival Hotline at (416) 410-8809 or visit www.beachesjazz.com

Location: The Beach Neighbourhood

TD – IRIE Music Festival

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

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

Sunday Serenades

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

 
Start: July 7, 2013
End: August 18, 2013
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Anything Goes

ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theatre history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is sailing to Toronto, starring critically-acclaimed actress Rachel York as Reno Sweeney and directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Kathleen Marshall. The New York Times calls it “MUSICAL-COMEDY JOY” and USA TODAY hails it as “GLORIOUS and EXHUBERANT!”

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love…proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

For tickets or information: www.mirvish.com

Location: Princess of Wales Theatre — 300 King Street West

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Start: July 16, 2013
End: August 25, 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

Princess Polly and The World’s Smallest Ninja

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 groupsales@secondcity.com

Website: www.SecondCity.com

Location: The Second City – 51 Mercer Street (at Blue Jays Way)

 
Start: July 4, 2013
End: September 1, 2013
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