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February 27, 2014

Category: Performing Arts

Tiempo Libre

8:00pm. Single Tickets: $57, $62, $67. Subscribe from $43.25. As seen on The Tonight Show and Dancing with the Stars, the three time GRAMMY-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre has earned international acclaim for its joyful performances of timba – a sophisticated, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and the rhythms of Cuban sound. From the Hollywood Bowl to Jazz at Lincoln Center there hasn’t been a Tiempo Libre concert yet where the audience hasn’t been on its feet, dancing to the group’s infectious music.

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

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

 
Date: February 27, 2014
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Location: Rose Theatre Brampton

The Spring Quartet

You don’t need to try too hard to unravel the degrees of separation between the members of this starry quartet and the wider music world. Comprising three generations of very busy jazz giants, it harnesses the power of virtuoso drummer and septuagenarian Jack DeJohnette, Blue Note favourite Joe Lovano, Grammy darling Esperanza Spalding and her cherished collaborator, Argentinean pianist Leo Genovese. Whoever said you can have too much of a good thing clearly never heard these four.

For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com or 416-872-4255.

Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: February 27, 2014
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Location: Massey Hall

Watch her & A Month in the Country

Edmonton-born Aszure Barton’s delicately layered but vigorously imagined Watch her dazzled audiences when it premiered with The National Ballet of Canada in 2009. Set to Lera Auerbach’s interpretation of Pergolesi’s famous Dialogues on Stabat Mater, the work is a mesmerizing evocation of a spiritual state achieved through the physical vocabulary of dance. The idea of being perceived and how that conditions and situates the human body in both spatial and emotional terms, lends the work its powerful thematics as well as its focused energy. Watch her is the work of a formidable dance artist at her most compelling.

A marvel of narrative compression and choreographic economy, Sir Frederick Ashton’s affecting and engaging A Month in the Country is one of the great English choreographer’s finest ballets. Created for The Royal Ballet in 1975, with Lynn Seymour and Anthony Dowell in the principal roles, the adaptation of Turgenev’s story has attracted many of ballet’s greatest dancers. In 1995, Anthony Dowell himself set the work on The National Ballet of Canada, with Karen Kain and Robert Conn in the lead roles. It was the first time the work had been performed by a company other than The Royal Ballet.

For tickets: www.National.Ballet.ca

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

 
Start: February 26, 2014
End: March 2, 2014
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Location: National Ballet of Canada, The

Tribes

The Canadian premiere of this witty, daring, and jarringly emotional play that was the “Year’s Best” in New York in 2012.

A Theatrefront Production produced in association with Canadian Stage. A Canadian premiere.

Billy is deaf but his unconventional family has tried to raise him as part of the hearing world. It’s not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman who is becoming deaf herself, that he finally discovers what it means to be heard. Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk and New York Theatre Critics Circle awards, Tribes is an intelligent, provocative, and jarringly emotional play that gets its Canadian premiere at Canadian Stage.

“Extraordinary.” – The New Yorker.

“Dazzling.” – New York Post.

“#1 New Play of the Year!” – New York Magazine.

For more details: www.canadianstage.com

Venue: Berkeley Street Theatre — 26 Berkeley Street

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Start: February 2, 2014
End: March 2, 2014
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Heartbeat of Home

North American Premiere

From the producers of the international phenomenon, Riverdance, comes a brand new show!

Heartbeat of Home is a music and dance spectacular! A world-class cast of thirty-eight of the best Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban dancers and musicians will create a dream world of joyous, high-energy, heart-stopping performances.

Modern, mesmerizing, emotionally satisfying and fun! Heartbeat of Home is a crowd-pleaser for a new generation. Toronto audiences will be the first to see this exciting new show before it goes on its North American tour.

Visit www.heartbeatofhome.com for more information.

For tickets: www.Mirvish.com

Venue: Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon) — 244 Victoria Street

 
Start: January 21, 2014
End: March 2, 2014
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Location: Mirvish Productions

Metamorphosis

Kafka’s terrifying but bizarrely comic story bursts onto the stage in a theatrically explosive new version.

The ordinary, unremarkable life of the Samsa family is turned upside down when their son, Gregor, the sole provider for the family, emerges one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a gigantic insect. His family’s feelings of revulsion turn to resentment with horrifying results.

This hugely acclaimed production combines breathtaking physicality and daring aerial action as the recently transformed Gregor lithely negotiates a gravity-defying split level set. Domestic tragedy or a metaphor for totalitarian brutality? Metamorphosisis fantastic, surprisingly funny and powerfully poignant.

For tickets: www.Mirvish.com

Venue: Royal Alexandra Theatre — 260 King Street West

 
Start: January 28, 2014
End: March 9, 2014
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Locations: Mirvish Productions

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The Two Worlds of Charlie F.

A soldier’s view of service, injury and recovery. From the war in Afghanistan, through the dream world of morphine induced hallucinations to the physiotherapy rooms of Headley Court, it explores the real consequences of injury, both physical and psychological, and its effects on others as the soldiers fight the new battle for survival at home.

The play is a darkly comic, authentic and uplifting tale of survival.

Directed by Stephen Rayne (over 65 productions worldwide including Royal Shakespeare co and Royal National theatre. Most recently Our Town Ford’s Theatre The Merry Wives of Windsor Shakespeare Theatre DC, Chantecler Tango Buenos Aires), written by Owen Sheers (Resistance, The Passion, The Gospel of Us, White Ravens, The Dust Diaries, Calon) and composed by Jason Carr (Born Again, The Water Babies, Six Pictures of Lee Miller, the Menier Chocolate Factory’s Sunday in the Park with George, La Cage aux Folles and A Little Night Music.)

For more information visit www.charlie-f.com

For tickets: www.Mirvish.com

Venue: Princess of Wales Theatre — 300 King Street West

 
Start: February 25, 2014
End: March 9, 2014
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Location: Mirvish Productions

Uptown Abbey & Speakeasy

Come and join the fun, and see if Lieutenant Carumbo can solve the case before everything is turned Upside Downton, in this classic Drawing Room Mystery!
A hilarious spoof of the popular British TV Drama.

Opening April 11th: Speakeasy! A roaring 20′s Murder Mystery:
Flappers and Gangsters and Guns… Oh, my!
Come and join the fun and participate in the solving of a hilarious whodunit?!

For more details: www.MysteriouslyYours.com or toll-free 1-800-NOT-DEAD.

Venue: Mysteriously Yours… Mystery Dinner Theatre — 2026 Yonge Street

 
Start: February 9, 2014
End: April 30, 2014
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Arrabal

ARRABAL, an exciting World Premiere, is an explosive story told entirely through dance and the music of multiple Academy Award® winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) and his band Bajofondo.

Using a modern tango dance vocabulary never seen before, director Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) and choreographer Julio Zurita create a dramatic vision that is emotional, sexual and powerful. With a book written by Tony Award® nominee John Weidman (Contact), follow Arrabal, our heroine, in this coming of age story as she enters the underground world of Buenos Aires’ tango clubs and discovers the violent history that took her father and disrupted a nation. ARRABAL is based on the true story of the political violence that threatened to destroy Argentina in the 1970’s. With a live band and performers direct from Buenos Aires, experience the sensual beauty and political intrigue that is ARRABAL.

For tickets: www.Mirvish.com

Venue: Panasonic Theatre — 651 Yonge Street

 
Start: February 4, 2014
End: May 11, 2014
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Location: Mirvish Productions

Blood Brothers

PREVIEW: WED. FEB 12 • 8PM THURS. FEB. 13 – SAT. FEB. 15 • 8PM SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 • 2PM Single Tickets: $35, $40, $45. Subscribe from $26.75. Preview Tickets: $25. A Musical by Willy Russell | Directed by Danny Harvey. Sweeny MacArthur narrates this emotionally charged tale of fraternal twins separated at birth. The brothers grow up unaware of the other’s existence and lead drastically different lives – one of privilege, the other of poverty. Despite their different socio-economic backgrounds, a series of chance meetings lead to an unexpected friendship. That is until a vicious love triangle leads Mickey to take drastic action against his brother which will ultimately expose their true identities. Blood Brothers tells a story of love, loss and how simple chance can change your destiny.

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

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

 
Start: February 12, 2014
End: February 16, 2015
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Location: Rose Theatre Brampton