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October 14, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

Live Jazz

6:30pm:
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
STUDENT JAZZ ENSEMBLES:
Ensembles of
Connor Newton & Brad Eaton.
9:30pm:
MIKE MALONE & THE
WRITERs JAZZ ORCHESTRA:
18-Piece Big Band
led by Trumpeter Mike Malone.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: October 14, 2013
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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

Romeo and Juliet

Two young people fall headlong in love the moment they meet – but their families are bitter enemies, locked in a longstanding feud that has newly erupted into violence in the streets. Some of Shakespeare’s most gorgeous language suffuses this intensely romantic tale of stolen bliss, wrenching separation and tragic twists of fate.

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

Location: Festival Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: May 1, 2013
End: October 19, 2013
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Location: Stratford Festival

Tommy

Deprived of sight, hearing and speech by the shock of what he has witnessed as a child, young Tommy Walker seems lost to life – until he reveals an uncanny talent for the game of pinball. When his faculties are suddenly restored, Tommy is hailed as a living miracle – but will the fans who turn to him for enlightenment want to hear what he has to say?

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

Location: Avon Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: May 4, 2013
End: October 19, 2013
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Location: Stratford Festival

The Three Musketeers

Vowing eternal comradeship – “All for one, one for all!” – the cadet D’Artagnan and his new friends Athos, Porthos and Aramis, members of the King’s Musketeers, risk their lives to protect Louis XIII from the machinations of the villainous Cardinal Richelieu and his accomplice Milady de Winter, a wily adventuress as dangerous as she is beautiful.

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

Location: Festival Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: May 18, 2013
End: October 19, 2013
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Location: Stratford Festival

Othello

The valiant exploits of the Moorish general Othello have earned him the gratitude of the Venetian state he serves – and the love of Desdemona, who defies social convention and her father’s will to marry him. But Othello’s ensign, Iago, harbours a secret resentment – and during a mission to Cyprus, he plants the seeds that will destroy Othello’s love.

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

Location: Avon Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: August 4, 2013
End: October 19, 2013
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Location: Stratford Festival

Fiddler on the Roof

This affectionately humorous portrait of life in a Jewish village in Tsarist Russia centres on Tevye, a milkman-philosopher who finds his values challenged by his daughters’ insistence on following their hearts rather than the dictates of tradition. Meanwhile, more sinister changes are on the horizon – ones that threaten the community’s very existence.

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

Location: Festival Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: April 23, 2013
End: October 20, 2013
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Location: Stratford Festival

Blithe Spirit

As research for his next novel, Charles Condomine engages a medium, Madame Arcati, to conduct a séance, which inadvertently raises the ghost of his late wife, Elvira. For Charles’s current wife, Ruth, Elvira’s presence is no laughing matter, particularly since Elvira seems eager to reclaim her former husband – either in this world or the next.

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

Location: Avon Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: May 16, 2013
End: October 20, 2013
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Location: Stratford Festival