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August 14, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

Black Sabbath

BLACK SABBATH have announced four summer shows in North America in support of the release of their new album, 13, due out June 11. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour will go on sale Saturday, April 20 at LiveNation.com. The dates include stops in Holmdel, NJ (NY-area), Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto, ON. Tickets for these shows go on sale Saturday, April 20.

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

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Date: August 14, 2013
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Location: Air Canada Centre – Entertainment Complex

John Mayer

Grammy Award-winning artist John Mayer will launch his first major tour in three years with a performance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest on July 6, it was announced today. This marks John’s first tour in support of Born and Raised, his latest studio album, and will run through the fall, with one dollar from each ticket sold benefitting NCIRE’s work supporting returning Veterans. American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will open for John along the tour route. Tickets for Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre date will go on sale on Saturday, March 30.

For packages: www.reservations.seetorontonow.com/LN.asp?

Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West

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Date: August 14, 2013
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Live Jazz

6:30pm: BOB SHIELDS TRIO: Bob Shields-Guitar, Tara Davidson-Sax, & Clark Johnston-Bass.
9:30pm: Boston’s BENNY SHARONI QUARTET: Benny Sharoni-Sax, Adrean Farrugia-Piano, Jon
Maharaj-Bass, Steve Langone-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: August 14, 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

The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream

Produced and directed by rock legend Steven Van Zandt and lighting/projection wizard Marc Brickman, The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream is a hybrid of a Rock concert and a Broadway show, Rock N’ Soul dance party meets the Jersey Boys. A bioconcert that is completely original in its concept, Once Upon A Dream was a sold-out hit on Broadway, thrilling audiences and critics alike. More than just a concert experience, the audience is taken through the history of The Rascals, and the history of the 1960s through their music, which includes such smash hits as “Good Lovin’”,”Lonely Too Long”, “It’s a Beautiful Morning”, “How Can I Be Sure” and “Groovin’.” Their story is told through a combination of live narrative and performance, film reenactments of pivotal moments in history for the band, and archival performance and news footage.

The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream has audiences dancing in the aisles every night. A feel-good experience for everyone who loves music, and a wildly entertaining story of one of America’s most influential rock bands. Don’t miss it!

For tickets: www.Mirvish.com

Venue: Royal Alexandra Theatre — 260 King Street West

 
Start: August 13, 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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