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October 9, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

J. Cole

Grammy-nominated, platinum selling recording artist J.Cole was the first artist to be signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation record label and is celebrated for his lyricism, self-produced sturdy beats and storytelling. J. Cole released his highly anticipated, self-produced sophomore album, Born Sinner, on June 18th. The album has since hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and sold Gold.

For more details and tickets: www.MasseyHall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Start: October 8, 2013
End: October 9, 2013
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Location: Massey Hall

Live Jazz

6:30pm:
JEFF HALISCHUK TRIO:
Chris Gale-Sax,
Mark Cashion-Bass, &
Jeff Halischuk-Drums.
9:30pm: New York’s
PAUL MEYERS TRIO:
Paul Meyers-Guitar,
Mike Downes-Bass, &
Mark Kelso-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: October 9, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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Location: Shaw Festival

FREE tours of The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

Join the 100th Anniversary Celebrations with FREE tours of The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre.

FREE tours will be happening this October, in celebration of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre’s 100th Anniversary.

Including, a special evening on October 10, when members of the original restoration team – David and Patti Hannivan and Janis Barlow -
will recount some exciting and interesting stories about the project and how this beloved theatre was restored to its original glory.

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre is a National Historic Site and the only operating double-decker theatre left in the world.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, October 9 at 5 p.m.; Thursday, October 10 at 5 p.m. with special guests – the original restoration team; and
Saturday, October 12 at 11 a.m.

Location: The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre — 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)

Website: www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg100

The Light in the Piazza

A glorious musical story set in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara has a chance encounter with Fabrizio, a handsome Florentine, and they fall in love. Margaret tries to keep them apart to protect her daughter, who isn’t what she seems. But the romance of Italy is powerful, and it slowly transforms them all. From the writer of the musical Floyd Collins, which the Shaw Festival produced to huge acclaim in 2004.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

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

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: July 4, 2013
End: October 13, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

The Merchant of Venice

When the merchant Antonio seeks a loan from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender whom he has always treated with the utmost contempt, Shylock proposes a startling collateral: a pound of the merchant’s flesh. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock prepares to take his revenge – only to find that the law is a knife that can cut both ways.

For tickets: Box office at 1-800-567-1600 or www.stratfordfestival.ca

Location: Festival Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: July 30, 2013
End: October 18, 2013
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Location: Stratford Festival

Lady Windermere’s Fan

Oscar Wilde is at his bitingly satirical best targeting Victorian morals (especially marital) in this comic thriller that made him an overnight star. We meet rich, stunning, recently wed Lady Windermere on the day of her birthday ball when a notorious gossip drops by to announce that her new husband is betraying her — with a mysterious woman who is coming to the ball. Be ready for jealousy, intrigue, twists, turns, and massive doses of Wildean wit.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

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

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: May 9, 2013
End: October 19, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

Major Barbara

Have your ideals tested and your beliefs turned on their head in one of Shaw’s wittiest and most provocative plays. When arms dealer Andrew Undershaft is reunited with his Salvation Army daughter Barbara, each is sure the other’s profession is a source of immorality. She invites him to visit her shelter – he agrees as long as she will come visit his cannon works. They are both convinced that the other will be converted. But who is right, who is wrong, who is good, who is evil is never – typical of Shaw – as simple as it seems.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

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

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: May 2, 2013
End: October 19, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival