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August 7, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

Live Jazz

6:30pm: ROGER CHONG: Roger Chong-Guitar, Denis Kugapi-Piano, Ken MacDonald-Bass,
& Steve Farrugia-Drums. 9:30pm: New York’s DANJAM ORCHESTRA: 18-Piece Big Band featuring
Alex Dean, Perry White, Dave Neill, Nick Morgan & Tara Davidson-Saxes, Jon Challoner, Steve,
Dyte, Mike Malone, James Ervin & Alex Brown-Trumpets, Will Carn, Paul Tarrusov, Heather Segger,
& Alex Duncan-Trombone.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: August 7, 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

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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MacBeth & The Taming of the Shrew

This summer, see Shakespeare’s powerful tragedy Macbeth and early comedy The Taming of the Shrew under the stars. Both works will be playing outdoors throughout the summer on alternate nights, a rare repertoire summer at Shakespeare in High Park. This pay-what-you-can event is one of Toronto’s favourite traditions.

Please note: When you make a contribution, our ticketing system will assign you a random seat number for each ticket. Because all reservations are general admission, please disregard any seat number that appears in your shopping cart and confirmation receipt.

Website: www.canadianstage.com

Location: High Park

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Start: July 9, 2013
End: September 1, 2013
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Summer Music Series

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

All Concerts:
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

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Start: June 25, 2013
End: September 3, 2013
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Virgin Mobile presents INDIE FRIDAYS

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

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Start: June 28, 2013
End: September 6, 2013
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Arcadia

You know that the name Stoppard means you’re in for an intellectually dazzling ride. In this case you’re also in for a tale of secrecy and intrigue that’s been hailed by critics as a masterpiece. Set in both 1809 and the present day, it’s a mystery wrapped up in a love story, wrapped up in a scandal. In its unraveling, Stoppard playfully zigs and zags through many realms, including mathematics, poetry, sex and gardening. A roller-coaster ride that is also one of Stoppard’s most moving plays.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Studio Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: July 14, 2013
End: September 7, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival