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October 24, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

Your Town Throwdown Tour

8:00pm. Featuring Chad Brownlee, Deric Ruttan &Jason Blaine. Single Tickets: $63, $68, $73. Subscribe from $47.25.
All the fun of a summer music festival minus the dirt and sunburn!
Talented singer/songwriter Chad Brownlee, whose latest album, Love Me Or Leave Me (“Crash”, “Smoke in the Rain”, “Listen”) earned him a Juno nomination for Best Male Artist of the Year, continues to climb the charts with one hit after another.
Deric Ruttan, a sensitive and dynamic artist is perhaps best known for co-writing numerous hit songs including Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You”. His latest album, Up All Night, plays like a live greatest hits record, featuring songs written by Ruttan and many recorded by Dierks Bentley including “What Was I Thinking” and “Lot of Leavin’ Left To Do”.
Jason Blaine won the 2012 CCMA Single of the Year award for “They Don’t Make Em Like That Anymore” which also went No. 1 for 14 weeks on Canadian Country radio. Jason’s other No. 1 hits include “Rock In My Boot”, “Good Day To Get Gone”, “Numb” and “Cool”.
This is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to see three rising country music stars on one incredible bill.

For tickets please visit: www.rosetheatre.ca or via phone at 905-874-2800.

Venue: The Rose Theatre — 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, Ontario

 
Date: October 24, 2013
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A Story Before Time

On the Mainstage | Oct. 16-24, 2013 | Grades 1-5.

Original music, dance and theatre unite to bring this entertaining and insightful Aboriginal creation story to life. The exquisite musical score blends traditional Iroquoian songs with contemporary music, incorporating both Mohawk and Cayuga languages. A Story Before Time carries the metaphors, symbols, dreams and beliefs of a people, weaving a rich and powerful cultural narrative.

For tickets and information: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca

Venue: Young People’s Theatre — 165 Front Street East

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Start: October 16, 2013
End: October 24, 2013
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Location: Young People’s Theatre

Live Jazz

6:30pm: ROSS WOOLDRIDGE TRIO: Ross Wooldridge-Sax, Bernie Senensky-Piano,
& Neil Swainson-Bass. 9:30pm: New York’s JOEL FRAHM with TURBOPROP: Joel Frahm & Tara
Davidson-Saxes, William Carn-Trombone, Adrean Farrugia-Piano, Dan Loomis-Bass, &
Ernesto Cervini-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: October 24, 2013
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Enchanted April

WWI is over but a gloom still hangs over London. Lotty and Rose are two housewives who need some enchantment in their lives. Impulsively, Lotty answers an ad in the paper that reads, “Small castle on the Mediterranean, Northern Italy. To be let for April. Cook, gardens, ocean view.” And so their adventure begins. Recruiting two other women in need of escape, they dive into the experience of a lifetime, rediscovering themselves among the wine, wisteria and sunshine in a play that is timeless, funny and joyfully restorative.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

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

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: June 25, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

Peter Grimes

Ben Heppner embodies one of the most iconic roles in 20th-century opera.

After the moral catastrophe of World War II, Benjamin Britten held up a mirror to English life as no other composer has, before or since. Britten earned his reputation – and wrote arguably the best opera of the 20th century – with this gripping psychological study of a village by the sea. His evocative music personifies the unrelenting power and loneliness of the ocean, and reveals the life of an alienated fisherman with spellbinding drama.

Performance time is approximately three hours and 15 minutes including two intermissions.
Sung in English with English SURTITLES™.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Start: October 5, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

Brahms Symphony 2

Oct. 23, 24 and 26. The TSYO joins the TSO side-by-side for Dvorak’s brilliant Carnival Overture. Afterwards, hear the Orchestra perform Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 which breathes the contented air of a warm summer’s day, laced with gentle Viennese charm.

Come for: Skip rush hour with magnificent orchestral music introduced by CBC’s Tom Allen – it’s the perfect way to transition into your evening.

And more: Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres before the concert.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: October 23, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Our Betters

If this play were a personal ad, it would read: rich American women in search of nobility seeking poor British men with titles – a forerunner of Downton Abbey? When American Bessie Saunders comes to London, she is thrust into the world of women of wealth and men of status. The games, the lies, the affairs – what she hears and witnesses, particularly in the garden house of her older sister Pearl, is a mercilessly funny look at Europe’s smart set. Sexy, stylish, provocative and very funny – writer and critic Graham Greene called it “the best social comedy of this century.”

For more details: www.shawfest.com

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

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: April 3, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

Venus In Fur

A Canadian Stage production.

A young actress is determined to land the lead in a new play based on the classic erotic novel Venus in Fur. During her audition, she gets caught up in an electrifying game of cat and mouse with the director, blurring the line between fantasy and reality. The hottest ticket on Broadway last year, this brilliant and unexpected showdown of the sexes was nominated for the Best Play Tony Award.

“Smart. Sexy. Hilarious.” – Vogue.

“Ninety minutes of good, kinky fun.” – New York Times.

For more details: www.canadianstage.com

Venue: Bluma Appel Theatre — 27 Front Street East

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Start: September 29, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Canadian Stage

Yukonstyle

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.

Three unlikely roommates are enduring the harsh Whitehorse winter as the 2007 Robert Pickton murder trial plays out on the TV. One of them, Garin, must confront the mystery of his missing aboriginal mother’s identity as his father dies of liver failure and threatens to take her story with him.

Yukonstyle is a play for the new generation of Canadians who are less concerned with what it means to be “Canadian” than they are with how to get by in this country of mountains, bison, fast food, serial killers, and snow.

For more details: www.canadianstage.com

Venue: Berkeley Street Theatre — 26 Berkeley Street

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Start: October 13, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Canadian Stage

La Bohème

A brilliant young cast of Bohemians takes us on an unforgettable coming-of-age journey.

Puccini’s glorious masterpiece of youthful flirtation, passionate love and heartbreaking tragedy springs to life in this beautiful new COC production, capturing the romance and artistic brilliance of France’s Belle Époque.

Performance time is approximately two hours, 10 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Start: October 3, 2013
End: October 30, 2013
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Location: Canadian Opera Company