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Volume 11 Issue 8 - May 2006

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I Opera ~ Music Theatre

I Opera ~ Music Theatre ~ Dance I Diary/Journal lntime. Harbourfront Centre Dance Series/Milk International Children's Festival of the Arts/Cas Public. Dance work created for youth (age 12 & up) featuring the music of Bach played live onstage. Lauri er Rajotte, piano; Helene Blackburn, choreography/dance. May 24: 1 :00; May 25 & 26: 10am. 235 Queen's Quay W. 416-973- 4000. -. Dioclesian. Toronto Masque Theatre. By Henry Purcell. Michele DeBoer, Eve Rachel Mcleod & Teri Dunn, sopranos; Peter Mahon & Jennifer Enns Modolo, altos; Colin Ainsworth & Michie! Schrey, tenors & other singers; ensemble performing on period instruments; Baroque dancers in costume; Larry Beckwith, artistic director. May 17 & 18: 8:00. 7: 15 pre-show talk. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W. 416· 205-5555. , (srlst). DO 2006 °lucky lady''. Hart House Theatre.Musical comedy set in the 1960s. May 23-27: 8:00, May 27: 2:00. 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849. . Fiddler on the Roof. Alexander Singers and Players. Book by Stein, lyrics by Harnick, music by Bock. Directed by Vincenzo Sestito, ~ ~!! Theatre 100 Upper Madison Concourse Level The Madison Centre Toronto. Ontario Box Office: 416-368-8031 School Shows: 416-368-4715 solarstage@bellnet.ca www.solarstage.on.ca Gwyneth Sestito, Brigitte Pilato. May 13, 18-20: 8:00; May 14 & 21: 2:00; May 17: 12:00 noon. Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst St. 416· 324-1259. .50; (srlst). Hair. CanStage. Book & lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado; music by Galt Mac Dermot. To June 17. Mon-Sat: 8:00; Wed 1 :30; Sat 2:00. Bluma Appel Theatre. 27 Front St. E. 416-368-3110. -, (sr), (under 30). Hansel & Gretel. Brampton Lyric Opera. By Humperdinck. With chamber orchestra. May 5: 8:00; May 6: 1 :30 & 8:00. Heritage Theatre, 86 Main St. N., Brampton. 905-874 -2800. +(eve), +(mat). High Society. Shaw Festival. Music & lyrics by Cole Porter; book by Arthur Kopit. Camilla Scott. Dan R. Chameroy, Patty Jamieson, Jay Turvey, performers; Kelly Robinson, director; Paul Sportelli, musical director. To Nov. 19. Festival Theatre, 10 Queen's Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-800-511-7429. Call for ticket prices. How to Get Rid of a Monster. Smile Theatre. May 16: 8:00. Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-599- 8440. . C£1,£~1\AT1N@'!1 MAGIC~ FINAL 1 MUSICALS OF THE SEASON UTILE RED RIDING HOOD April 29 & May 6, 7. 13, 20, 21, 27 & 28 @11am&2pm THE STONE PRINCESS June 10, 11, 1718, 24&25 @11am&2pm la Traviata. Opera Ontario. Music by Verdi. Jeanine Thames, Marc Hervieux, John Fanning, performers; Daniel Lipton, director. May 4, 6: 8:00 at Great Hall, Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane; May 12: 8:00 and May 14: 2:00 at Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N, Kitchener. 905· 526-6556, 800-265-8977. little Red Riding Hood Solar Stage Children's Theatre.Musical play for ages 4 to 10. May 6-7. 13, 20-21. 27-28: 11 :OOam & 2:00. 4950 Yonge St. 416368-8031. . Musical Theatre. Three of a Kind. Songs performed by Jennifer Friesen, Corinne Lynch & Laura Schatz. May 7: 7:30. St. Anne's Church Hall. 270 Gladstone Ave. 905-792-7626. . Oliver! Stratford Festival. Music & lyrics by Lionel Bart.To October 29. various dates and times. Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St., Stratford. 800-567-1600. Call for ticket prices. Pinocchio. Aquarius Theatre. Adaptation by Jim Eiler; music by Jim Eiler & Jeanne Bargy. May 6, 7, 13: 1:00&4:00.190KingWilliam St., Hamilton. 905-522-7529. $11. Puttin' on the Ritz. MegaCity Chorus. MegaCity Chorus, Quartets, Random Notes Youth Choir & showdancers. May 13: 8:00. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Bldg., 80 Queen's Park.416-225-5301. . Ragtime. Encore Entertainment. Music & lyrics by Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens; musical direction by Ellen Kestenberg. May 26- 27, June 1-3: 8:00; May 28, June 4: 2:00. Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111. (eve). (mat). Rent. Elgin Theatre. By Jonathan Larson. Michael Greif. director; Tim Weil, musical director. May 9-11: 8:00; May 12: 7:00; May 13: 2:00 & 8:00; May 14: 1 :30 & 6:30. 189 Yonge St. 416-872-5555. -. Sa/fit printemps; Madcap Mozart & So you want to be a singer? Canadian Children's Opera Chorus.Music by Debussy; excerpts from Mozart operas; excerpts from Hammerstein & Kern, Lerner & Loewe. Laesser. Bernstein, Sondheim & others (staged). Ann Cooper Gay, artistic directorlconductor. May 13: 7:00. Christ Church Deer Park. 1570 Yonge St. 416-366-0467. , (srlst). (child). Seussical The Musical Victorian Operetta Society. Music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by La Traviata Lynn Ahrens. Guests: The Big Easy 7 Swing Band. Gillian Snook. director; Florence Fletcher, producer. May 4-6: 7:30; May 6: 2:00. Victoria Hall Concert Hall, 55 King St. W., Cobourg. 905· 372-2210. Call for ticket prices. Sho, Mo and the Monkey Bunch. Milk International Children's Festival of the Arts. Favourite ditties & musical stylings for all ages. Shoshana Sperling & Maury Lafoy, singers! songwriters. May 21: 11 :30am &4:30; May 22 & 27: 1 lam & 1:00; May 28: 1 lam & 1 :30. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000. Call for ticket prices. Song & Dance. Andrew Lloyd Webber. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Don Black. Louise Pitre. Rex Harrington. Evelyn Hart, perfonmers; Wayne Sleep, choreography; Trudy Moffatt. directorlproducer. May 4-7 previews, May 9-28 regular run: Tues-Sat: 8:00; Wed, Sat: 2:00; Sun: 3:00. Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. 416-870-8000. - (previews). .75-.75, (1imited stl rush/handicapped + escorts). South Pacific. Stratford Festival. Music by Richard Rodgers. lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. June JOct. 28, various dates and times. Avon Theatre. 99 Downie St., Stratford. 800-567- 1600. Call for ticket prices. Stardust Follies. Sanderson Centre. Broadway-style song-dance and comedy revue with numbers from the '20s to the present. John Dimon. director. May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7: 2:00. 88 Dalhousie St, Brantford. 519-758- 8090, 800-265-0710. .50. Stars of the 21st Century. Koffler Centre of the Arts. Classical and contemporary ballet program. May 7: 5:30. Main Stage, 5040 Yonge St. 416-872-1111. .95-8.30. Benefit for the Koffler Centre. The last Resort. Drury Lane Theatrical Productions.A Canadian musical mystery. Donna Dunn-Albert, music director. May 4-6, 11 · 13, 18-20, 25-27:8:00; May 14, 21: 2:00. 2269 New St., Burlington. 905-637-3979. , (sr/st). (under 12). The lord of the Rings. Mirvish Productions. Lyrics by Shaun Mc Kenna and Matthew Warchus; music by A.R. Rahman and Varttina with Christopher Nightingale.To September 24. Tues-Sat: 7:30; Wed, Sat. Sun: 1 :00. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. w. 416-872-1212. -5 OPERA HAMIL TON & KITCHENER WATERLOO OPERA PRESENT forOS.06 -~ ~ ;f ~ ·t._ Violetta Jeanine Thames Alfredo Marc Hervieux Germon! John Fanning Hamilton Place - Sat, April 29; Thurs, May 4 & Sat, May 6 at 8pm Centre In The Square, Kitchener - Fri .. May 12 at 8pm and Sunday May 14 at 2pm Mother's Day Special May 14 - Buy 2 tickets and MOM attends FREE Box OFFICE: 905-526-6556 OR 1-800-265-8977 WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM

ANNOUNCEMENTS, LECTURES, MASTERCLASSES, ... ETCETERA ANNOUNCEMENTS *May 1-31: New Adventures in Sound Art. Deep Wireless Festival.' Radio Art Installations. Installations includeJoumlfe Sonore: Canal de Lachine by Andra McCartney;(Murmur) and Radio Art Salon curated by Darren Copeland (Drake Hotel); Soundroam (Toronto to Halifax) by Eleanor King & Stephen Kelly (lnter/acces). Drake Hotel: 1150 Queen St. West. lnter/acces: 9 Ossington Ave. 416-910- 7231, www.deepwireless.ca *May 2 6:30: Organix 06/Cinemateque Ontario. Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach. Film I 1968) by director Jean-Marie Straub, depicting the last 27 years of Bach's life, with music played by Gustav Leonhardt. Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. West. 416-241-9785, www.organixconcerts.ca . *May 3-5: Guelph Spring Festival. Vocal Competition. Musicians under the age of 30 compete for$ 5,400 in prizes, and the opportunity to appear during the 2007 Guelph Spring Festival. Preliminaries: May 3 3pm- 7pm & May 4 12 noon-9: 15pm. Finals: May 5: 7:00: 6 finalists perform for 20 minutes each, including a Mozart aria. Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St., Guelph. 519- 763- 3000, 1-877-520-2408. Preliminaries free; finals PWYC. *May 3-26: New Adventures in Sound Art. Deep Wireless: Radio without electricity. About once every second day the Drake Hotel will unexpectedly turn off the music in the restaurant, cafe or other locations, & transform itself into an Avant Garde Irish Pub with singers, acoustic musicians & battery powered radio artists. Curated & directed by John Oswald. Drake Hotel, various spaces, 1150 Queen St. West. 416-910- 7231. Free. *May 5 8:15: Organ ix 06. Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach. Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario. See May 2 6:30. *May 6 1 Oam-4pm: Organix 06. Show and Tell. A chance for you to see up close how a pipe organ works, and play it too. All ages are welcome. William Wright, host. Deer Park United Church, 129 St. Clair West. 416-241- 9785, www.organixconcerts.ca Free. *May 6 5:30: Toronto Operetta Theatre. Musical Journey to the Caribbean. Dinner, concert & dance. Theme: spring Latin fiesta, with the rhythms, dances, songs & exotic tastes of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Santo Domingo & Mexico. Silent auction. Guest performers: Jossy and The Band. Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St. 416-922- 2912. . *May 6 8:00: Barrie Concerts. The Mark of Zorro. Blend of comedy & acrobatic athleticism, to marimba/piano accompaniment of Nicholas Coulter & Graham Hargrove. Fisher Auditorium, 125 Dunlop St. West, Barrie. 705-728-1630, 705-726-1181. *May 9 6:30: RCM. Presentation: Parents Information Night. Join faculty & parents for an interactive presentation; learn more about children's music classes. Room 113.1, 90 Croatia St. 416-408-2824 x321. Free. MAY 1 - j UNE 7 2006 *May 12 5:30: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Stars In Song Gala. Includes pre- and post-concert reception, dinner, silent auction & premiere seating for 8pm concert (see daily listings). Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 416- 598-0422 x24. 0. *May 13 10:30am & 11 :30am: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Meet the Percussion. For ages 4 to 7 - must be accompanied by an adult. Oakville Public Library Auditorium. Free; call to reserve a spot: 905-823-6439. *May 13 7:00: New Adventures in Sound Art. Deep Wireless: Power Up. Kathy Kennedy will apply her skills in sonic choreography and public guerilla sound art to the Toronto urban soundscape with transmission arts performances in parks, street corners & other sites of dense concentration. Begins at the Music Gallery, 197 John St. 416-910- 7231.Free. *May 211 :00: New Adventures in Sound Art. Deep Wireless: Power Up. Kathy Kennedy will apply her skills in sonic choreog ­ raphy and public guerilla sound art to the Toronto urban sounds cape with transmission arts performances in parks, street corners & other sites of dense concentration. Begins at the Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. West. 416- 910-7231. Free. *May 21 3:30, May 22 3:00: Milk International Children's Festival. Milk Festival Birthday Party: Dan Zanes and Friends. Allages concert and dance party. Dan Zanes, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist & his band. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen's Ouay West. 416-973-4000. *May 28 2pm-5pm. Elmer lseler Singers. Strawberries and Champagne on the Lake. Musical afternoon with silent auction, entertainment & refreshments. Toronto Hunt Golf Club, 1355 Kingston Rd. 416-217-0537. *May 31 6:00: soundaXis/Alliance Fran~aise de Toronto. Xenakis: A Portrait in Images. Opening of exhibit of a portrait of Xenakis and all aspects of his work, including biographical information, music, architecture, writings, performances & friends. Exhibit runs to June 11, Mon-Thurs 9:30am-6pm; Fri 9:30am-3:30pm, Sat 12 noon-3:30pm. La Galerie, Alliance Fran~aise de Toronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. Free. * June 1-11: soundaXis/New Music Arts Projects/Toronto Urban Studies Centre (Toronto District School Board). Building Music. Multimedia creation program engaging students in the composition of music using sounds from the urban environment. Studentproduced soundtracks for architectural imagery are on display. Ma RS Centre, 101 College St. 416-925-3457. Free. * June 1 2:00: soundaXis/Canadian Music Centre. Re:Sounding: Creating a New Space for Canadian Music. Reception to launch an exhibit which showcases the architectural proposal for a future home for the Canadian Music Centre. Includes presentations by architects Paul Raff and Colin Ripley, CMG Executive Director Elisabeth Bihl, & other special guests. Exhibit runs from June 1 -11, Mon­ Fri 9am-5pm. Chalmers House, 20 St. Joseph St. 416-961-6601. Free. CONTINUES CLASSES & LESSONS ALL AGES. ALL LEVELS. FOR EVERYONE FREE SAMPLE CLASSES Here's your chance to drop in and experience the following classes: June 11 - Toronto • Music With Your Baby/Toddler • RCM Private & Summer Suzuki Lessons • Singing Class, Guitar Class • Preparatory Music Class (ages 3-5) • Teacher Training June 10 - Mississauga • Music With Your Baby/Toddler • RCM Private & Summer Suzuki Lessons • Singing Class • Additional classes to be announced Pre-register for FREE sample classes by June 5 communityschool@rcmusic.ca www.rcmusic.ca/summerschool Toronto: 416.408.2825 (Dufferin & Bloor) Mississauga: 905.891. 7944 (Cawthra & Lakeshore)

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