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August 26, 2014

Category: Performing Arts

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS announced their 2014 North American tour and the July 29th release of their first new studio album in four years on Reprise Records, Hypnotic Eye. The tour, featuring very special guest Steve Winwood, will begin in San Diego, CA on August 3rd. The tour includes already announced headline performances at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival and at the Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, VA. On Labor Day weekend, for the first time ever, the band will also perform at Boston’s Fenway Park.

Every 2014 Tour ticket will include Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ highly anticipated new album, Hypnotic Eye.

Hypnotic Eye was recently described by Rolling Stone magazine as “maximum rock & roll” and “a decisive return to the concise Sixties-rock classicism of his first great New Wave era albums.”

Tickets also available at all Ticketmaster Outlets or call 1-855-985-5000 to charge by phone.

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
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Big Bad Wolf (vs. Lord Underwearface von Schtinker)

SUMMER MATINEES FOR ALL AGES!

Big Bad Wolf (vs. Lord Underwearface von Schtinker) is a hilarious musical romp that takes a new look at a children’s classic. Framed for heinous crimes by the evil von Schtinker, our unlikely hero, Big Bad Wolf, must enlist the help of his fairy tale friends to prove that things aren’t always as they seem. Featuring sing-alongs, goofy chases, and a true lesson in friendship, the interactive nature of the show will engage and delight children, while Second City’s sly humour ensures parents will be laughing along as well.
Suitable for all ages.

On Stage: July 3 – August 29, 2014.

Matinee performances! Each Wednesday & Thursday at 1pm

Tickets $14.00 Family 4-Packs $45.00.

Group pricing available for parties of 12 or more. Contact groupsales@secondcity.com

The Second City Theatre – 51 Mercer St., Toronto

Box Office: 416-343-0011

Website: www.secondcity.com

 
Start: July 3, 2014
End: August 29, 2014
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Play The Parks

Play the Parks is back for its second season! Everyone is invited to come join us at Trinity Square Park and College Park for FREE lunch time concerts featuring upcoming indie artists and different fitness classes that will get you moving! Soak in the summer sun and get re-energized!

Grab your lunch from your favourite Downtown Yonge BIA restaurants or food court, lounge on the colourful Adirondack chairs and listen to amazing performers. Performances every Thursday and Friday at noon throughout July and August. (With special performances during Pride week, see schedule below).

For details: www.downtownyonge.com/playtheparks/ and www.downtownyonge.com/events/play_the_parks_with_pride.html

 
Start: July 3, 2014
End: August 29, 2014
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Friday Night Spotlight

July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7PM

They’re local, they’re awesome and they’re ready to turn your Friday nights upside down. Come out and enjoy the beautiful weather, meet a few friends and have a good time with some top notch talent!

Marc Joseph Band – July 4, 2014

Jason Wilson Band – July 11, 2014

Atom and the Volumes – July 18, 2014

Krista Earle – July 25, 2014

The Shakedown – August 1, 2014

Black Lady Soul – August 8, 2014

Unbuttoned – August 15, 2014

Stuck on Planet Earth – August 22, 2014

The Claytones – August 29, 2014

*All outdoor programming is weather permitting and subject to change without notice. Visit www.rosetheatre.ca for more details.

Venue: Garden Square at the Rose Theatre Brampton

 
Start: July 4, 2014
End: August 29, 2014
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Brampton Thursday Night Concert Series

June 1 to August 31, held Thurs. evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. The series offers a free concert in Gage Park in downtown Brampton. See the website for more information.

For more details: www.bramptondowntown.com

Location: Brampton, Ontario

The Mountaintop

July 16 – September 7.

A storm rages outside as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr settles into Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel. He is exhausted, having just delivered his powerful “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech about his hopes for the days ahead and the view he has seen of the Promised Land. When room service arrives, he meets a beautiful and slightly mysterious young hotel maid. Through their intimate and ultimately transformative conversation, we hear the hopes and fears of King – both the leader and the man – as he is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy. Critics called it “wondrous, hilarious, and heartbreaking.”

Three seasons ago we presented Suzan-Lori Parks Topdog/Underdog, in collaboration with Toronto’s highly respected Obsidian Theatre. Directed by their Artistic Director Philip Akin, the play moved into Toronto for a winter run where it gained more critical kudos and several awards. I am thrilled to reconnect and start another journey with Obsidian with Katori Hall’s beautiful and important play. – JM.

The Mountaintop is recommended for ages 14+

For tickets: www.shawfest.com or call the box office at 1.800.511.SHAW.

Venue: Studio Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

 
Start: July 16, 2014
End: September 7, 2014
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Location: Shaw Festival

Antony and Cleopatra

August 3 to September 20.


Opens August 14.

Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.

For tickets: www.stratfordfestival.ca or call the box office at 1.800.567.1600.

Venue: Tom Patterson Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: August 3, 2014
End: September 20, 2014
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King John

May 21 to September 20.

Opens May 28.

War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favour of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Excommunication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all contribute to a political and personal turmoil that finds devastating expression in an anguished mother’s grief for her son.

For tickets: www.stratfordfestival.ca or call the box office at 1.800.567.1600.

Venue: Tom Patterson Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: May 21, 2014
End: September 20, 2014
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream — a chamber play

July 11 to September 20.

Opens July 24.

Two couples become gods, animals, demons, monsters, children, playthings and, finally, gradually, compassionate, honest, loving adults. Across one intense night of confusion, delusion, repression, permission, forgiveness and release, Shakespeare’s masterpiece moves right into the open heart of our multiple selves and conflicted identities – the only thing that we know for certain in this life is that, along with the climate, we are changing.

For tickets: www.stratfordfestival.ca or call the box office at 1.800.567.1600.

Venue: Theatre (TBA) — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: July 11, 2014
End: September 20, 2014
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Mother Courage and Her Children

May 15 to September 21.

Opens May 30.

As the Thirty Years’ War swirls around her, Mother Courage scrapes together a living for herself and her three children by selling provisions to Protestant and Catholic combatants alike. But as she hauls her wagon across the battlefields of Europe, she discovers that the very chaos that sustains her will eventually cost her everything she holds most dear.

For tickets: www.stratfordfestival.ca or call the box office at 1.800.567.1600.

Venue: Tom Patterson Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: May 15, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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Location: Stratford Festival