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September 28, 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)


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.

Made-Up Show at Second City
Date: September 28, 2013
Location: Second City, The


Hey Toronto, the second annual JFL42, presented in association with Air Canada, is back from September 19 – 28th! This year’s three headliners include the entire cast of Family Guy (Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, and Mila Kunis) joined by a 40-piece orchestra, Aziz Ansari and Sarah Silverman.

1 pass gives you a seat to 1 or all 3 of our star headliners (depending on the pass you choose) PLUS with your Festival pass you have access to 42 other really cool comedy things. For the hardcore comedy fans out there, don’t miss the ultimate VIP pass that gets you 3 nights of headliners (the same time, the same seats, pretty sweet).

The other 42 acts include Bill Burr, Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo, Hannibal Buress, Maria Bamford, Set List, Sam Simmons, Andy Kindler, Ryan Belleville, Graham Chittenden, Chris Locke, Second City, Alt.Com, Yuk Yuk’s, Comedy Bar, Mark Little and Kyle Dooley…and there are still way more to come!

“The 42” will perform across the city in venues of all sizes, all depending on passholder demand. It’s the comedy festival of your dreams where you get to create your own schedule and design your festival experience. Go to JFL42.com for more information about the Festival and everything your pass gets you.

Sarah Silverman – September 20th, 7:00pm & 10:00pm.
Aziz Ansari – September 27th, 7:00pm & 10:00pm.
Family Guy Live – September 28th, 7:00pm & 10:00pm.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

Start: September 19, 2013
End: September 28, 2013
Location: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson performs at historic Massey Hall on September 28 in support of his sixth studio album, From Here To Now To You, to be released on September 17 through Johnson’s own Brushfire Records. Inspired by his solo acoustic Hawaiian Islands Theater Tour last year, Johnson will play some of the most beautiful and intimate seated theatres in North America this fall.

As with all of his tours since 2008, Johnson will donate 100% of his tour profits to charity. In addition, Johnson and his production team, alongside Reverb, will continue to pave the way in green touring practices and community engagement initiatives. Tour vehicles will be fueled by domestic sustainable biodiesel wherever possible, concertgoers will be offered mass transportation options, waste reduction measures will be expanded and single-use disposable water bottles will continue to be eliminated backstage. In addition the tour will source local food from “farm to stage”, produce and offer eco-friendly merchandise, provide free water refill stations and invest in community based carbon offset projects. For all details, visit www.jackjohnsonmusic.com/greening.

For more details and tickets: www.MasseyHall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

Date: September 28, 2013
Location: Massey Hall

Live Jazz

12 Noon Matinee: DANNY MARKS & FRIENDS. 3:30pm: CHRIS HUNT TENTET: Modern,
Original Big Band Jazz. 7:30pm: JUSTIN BACCHUS: Funk, Soul and R&B Classics.
9:45pm: The Rex’s Annual Birthday Tribute to John Coltrane: PAT LaBARBERA & KIRK
MacDONALD QUINTET: Kirk MacDonald-Sax, Pat LaBarbera-Sax, Brian Dickinson-Piano,
Neil Swainson-Bass, Bob McLaren-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

Date: September 28, 2013

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

In 2011 The Mendelssohn expressed his gratitude to Ferdinand David, concertmaster of Mendelssohn’s orchestra in Leipzig, by composing this marvellous concerto for him. It contains all the drama, allure, and virtuosity that a great concerto needs, plus the elfin sparkle that Mendelssohn channelled more than any other composer.

Come for: In 2011, The Times of London wrote, “[Ray Chen] plays with a maturity that scarcely suggests someone still only 21. Colours dance, moods swing, and Chen’s artistry blazes.”

And more: Hear a fantastic violin concerto.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

Date: September 28, 2013
Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Faith Healer

Three versions of the same story – but which one is true? This mesmerizing tale centres on a small-time faith healer who travels the countryside, miraculously curing the sick (or does he?) in every small town along the way. We also meet his wife (or is it his mistress?) who tells us her own tale of faith and healing; and his manager Teddy, who has his own version of events. Brian Friel is one of Ireland’s master playwrights, and Faith Healer one of his many worldwide successes.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Royal George Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: June 13, 2013
End: October 6, 2013
Location: Shaw Festival

The Flood Thereafter

A Canadian Stage Production in co-production with the Hopscotch Collective in association with the Theatre Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University.

Part portrait of small-town Canada and part timeless fable, The Flood Thereafter is a magical play by Sarah Berthiaume, a rising star of Quebecois theatre. Every day, twenty-year-old June does an abrupt strip show in the gritty Emotions bar with all the men of the town watching and weeping. June’s relationship to the men stretches back to the sirens who ensnarled the mariners of ancient Greece, but when a young stranger arrives in town the tide begins to turn.

For more details: www.canadianstage.com

Venue: Berkeley Street Theatre — 26 Berkeley Street

Start: September 22, 2013
End: October 6, 2013
Location: Canadian Stage

Guys and Dolls

In New York City, you’ll meet wise guys and chorus gals, gamblers and actresses, cops and
bobby-soxers. Pious Sarah Brown, a sergeant at the Save-A-Soul mission, wants to save their souls while Nathan Detroit needs $1000 to save the city’s oldest floating craps game. Enter high-roller Sky Masterson who takes Nathan’s crazy bet – to woo the virtuous Sarah! Who will take a real gamble on love? Will luck be a lady tonight? Guys and Dolls has been called the “greatest of all American musicals.”

For more details: www.shawfest.com

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

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: April 12, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
Location: Shaw Festival

Peace in Our Time: A Comedy

Take Geneva, one of Shaw’s fascinating but thornier late plays, lend it a freewheeling, extravagant adaptation by one of Canada’s most well-respected playwrights, and presto! The result is a sharp, contemporary, political comedy where affairs of state meet the Three Stooges. The play opens in a dysfunctional diplomatic office prior to the Second World War and ends in The Hague at a trial of the world’s dictators. Between, you are taken on a totally manic ride.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Court House Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: May 19, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
Location: Shaw Festival

Trifles (Lunchtime One-Acts)

Two gripping marital mysteries by two playwrights who helped bring modern drama to America. In Trifles, a man is found dead but his wife can’t explain the rope around his neck. An obvious whodunnit? Not according to the wives of the investigators. In A Wife for a Life (O’Neill’s first play), a husband seeks revenge for his wife’s infidelity. He meets a young man in love and is forced to reconsider the very marriage he seeks to defend. Two little-seen plays in one gem of an outing.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Court House Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: May 29, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
Location: Shaw Festival