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Volume 12 - Issue 7 - April 2007

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Opera, Music Theatre, DancePlease note: performances are listed by show title.Shows starting with "The" are listed under T.36 Views. Actors Repertory Company.By Naomi lizuka; original music composed &recorded on traditional Japanese instrumentsby Kiyoshi Nagata & Aki Takahashi; exploresrelationship between imaginary & real, usingKabuki & Western forms; Canadian premiere.Gordon Bolan, Kyra Harper, John FitzgeraldJay, Gary Reineke, Marjorie Chan, & GingerRuriko Busch, performers; David Ferry,director. Apr 19-May 5: Mon-Fri: 8:00; Sat:2:00 & 8:00. Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs,26 Berkeley St. 416-368-3110. -; PWYC(Mon, limited).Alice: A Musical Inspired by Alice inWonderland. Oakville Centre for thePerforming Arts/L' Arsenal a Musique.Introduces audience to the joy of concertmusic, for ages 7 +. Apr 1: 1 :OD. OakvilleCentre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St.,Oakville. 905-815-2021, 888-489-7784..99.Blood Brothers. Encore Entertainment.By Willy Russell, Mario D'Alimonte, director,Ellen Kestenberg, musical director; twinbrothers grow up on opposite sides of thetracks. Apr 26-28, May 1-5: 8:00; Apr 29 &May 6: 2:00. Studio Theatre, Toronto Centrefor the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-733-0558.; (65+/st with ID); (mat);.50(mat 65+ /st with ID).Bridge of One Hair. Harbourfront Centre/JumbliesTheatre. Original score byAlice Ping Yee Ho, world premiere; multicommunitystory of a neighbourhood & itsinhabitants, drawing on Somali, Celtic, Afro­Caribbean & First Nations stories; tea-drinkingrituals (interactive tea-room); poems by HawaJibril & Duke Redbird. VIVA! Youth Singers,Jubilate Singers, Faduma Nkruma, singer; &others. Apr 26-27: 7:00; Apr 28-29: 3:00 &7:00. Brigantine Room, York Ouay Centre,235 Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000.: extremely limited.Brigadoon. Scugog Choral Society. Book& lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by FrederickLoewe; mystery, intrigue & romance oftartan-clad Shangri La. Carole Skinner, choreographer;Ann Gage, music director; StewartBennett, director. Apr 5-6, 12-14: 8:00; Apr7: 2:00 & 8:00. Town Hall 1873, 302 QueenSt., Port Perry. 866-808-2006. ;(65 +/st 18 & under).Bye Bye Birdie. Talk Is Free Theatre.Rock & Roll satire; book by Michael Stewart,music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by LeeAdams. May 3-26: call for dates/times. ParkPlace Theatre, 1 OD Mapleview Dr., Barrie.705-792-1949. ; (st); (May 4,includes wine & hors d'oeuvres reception).Catch a Rising Star! Theatre Sheridan.All-singing, all-dancing student cabaret revue.Apr 10-21: 2:00 & 8:00 shows, call fordetails. Mainstage Theatre, Sheridan College,1430 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville. 905-815-4049.-, sr/st/alumni discounts, call fordetails.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.Toronto Youth Theatre Junior Stage. ByRichard R. George, based on the book by RoaldDahl; Charlie has a specially conducted tour ofthe mysterious chocolate factory. Apr 28,May 5: 2:00; Apr 29: 2:00 & 7:30; Apr 30,May 1: 7:30. Papermill Theatre, TodmordenMills, 67 Pottery Road. 866-808-2006. ;.City of Angels. Toronto Youth TheatreMain Stage. Book by Larry Gelbart, music byCy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel; musicalcomedy in contemporary jazz idiom, set in40's Hollywood. Apr 21, 25-28, May 2-5:7:30; Apr 22: 1 :30. Papermill Theatre,Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Road. 866-808-2006. ; (st).Contemporary Voices. HarbourfrontCentre NextSteps/Ballet Creole. Movementset to traditional West African music &live percussion. Milton Myers, guest choreographer;Gabby Kamino, associate choreographer;Patrick Parson, artistic director. Apr 12-14: 8:00. Premiere Dance Theatre, Queen'sQuay Terminal, 207 Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000. ; (sr/st).Cotton Club Chronicles. Arts in Concert.The great American composers, such asArlen. Ellington & Porter, in storytelling andsong, written & performed by Michael Danso,orchestrations & arrangements by Charles T.Cozens. Apr 27: 8:00. 7:00: Visual artistreception, Heidi Brannan, host. RedeemerUniversity College Auditorium, 777 GarnerRd. East, Ancaster. 905-648-2139 x4211 ,877-700-3130. ; (adv, mentionTheatre Ancaster); (13 to 19); $12(12 &under).Dido and Aeneas/Aeneas and Dido.Toronto Masque Theatre. Purcell's classic,and world premiere commissioned work byAndre Alexis, novelist & James Rolle, composer.Alexander Dobson, baritone; Teri Dunn,soprano; Marie-Nathalie Lacoursiere, dancer;Vicki St. Pierre, mezzo-soprano; MonicaWhicher, soprano; Exultate Chamber Singers;period instrument band, Larry Beckwith,director/violin. Apr 25, 27: 8:00; 7: 15: Preshowchat; Apr 28: 3:00; 2:15: Pre-showchat. Michael Young Theatre, Young Centre forthe Performing Arts, 55 Mill Street, DistilleryDistrict. 416-410-4561. ; (sr/st).Die Tote Stadt. Opera In Concert. TheDead City, by Erich Korngold, opera in threescenes, libretto by Paul Schott (aka Julius andErich Korngold), after Georges Rodenbuch'snovel Bruges-la-Morte, performed in German.Joni Henson, Peter Barrett, singers; RobinWheeler, music director/pianist. Apr 1: 2:30.1 :45: Pre-concert talk by lain Scott. JaneMallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for theArts, 27 Front St. East. 416-366-7723, 800-708-6754. ,.Disney's Aladdin Jr. Brampton MusicTheatre. Sherry Ross. producer. Apr 13:7:00, Apr 14: 2:00 & 7:00. Lester B. PearsonTheatre, 150 Central Park Drive, Brampton.905-874-2800. .Disney's Beauty and the Beast. CurtainCall Players. Book by Alan Menken, ly ricsby Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, book by LindaWolverton. Jon Alexander, choreogra pher;Keith O'Connell, director; MJ Johnson, musicdirector. Apr 5-7: 8:00; Apr 1, 7: 2:00.Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview MallDr. 416-703-6181..Don Giovanni. Opera Lirica ltaliana. ByMozart; fully staged, piano accompaniment.Dr. Christopher Burton, musical director;Marianne Zin-Orlowski, artistic director. Apr15: 2:00. Crescent Private School, Centre forCreative Learning, 2365 Bayview Ave. 416-882-0246. ; (sr/st).Duke Bluebeard's Castle, & I Pag/iacci.Brampton Lyric Opera. Fully staged withorchestra; Bluebeard, by Bart6k, sung inEnglish: Gerrit Theule, Kelly Winter, singers,Shek Ko, conductor, Madeline Young, director;Pagliacci, by Leoncavallo, sung in Italian withEnglish surtitles: James Ciantar, ShoshanaFriedman-Brazeau, Jay Stephenson, YevgenyYablonovsky, Yan-Chuen Lee, singers, SabatinoVacca, conductor; Penelope Cookson. director.Apr 29: 2:00. The Rose Theatre, 1 TheatreLane, Brampton. 905-874-2800. -.OW 165. Double Bill. HarbourfrontCentre NextSteps/OanceWorks. No Exit(Fujiwara Dance Inventions): dance playinspired by Sartre, original music by PhilStrong; Sasha lvanochko, Miko Sobreira,Rebecca Hope Terry, performers; DeniseFujiwara choreographer; REDD (10 GatesDancing Inc): solo by Tedd Robinson. Apr 26-28: 8:00. Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens QuayWest. 416-973-4000. ; (sr/st).e-OENTITY. Mirvish Productions/TheatreGargantua. Multi-media, multi-disciplinaryproduction integrating text, movement,original music, interactive projections & liveonline chat, looking at the ways human interactionhas changed since we've merged onto theinformation highway. Apr 1-May 20: Showsat 2:00 & 8:00, call for dates & times. RoyalAlexandra Theatre, 260 King St. West. 416-872-1212, 800-461 -3333. -.Elektra. Canadian Opera Company. By R.Strauss; unreduced score. Susan Bullock,soprano; Ewa Po dies, contralto; Thomas deMallet Burgess, director; Richard Bradshaw,conductor. Apr 21, 27, May 1, 10, 16: 7:30;May 6, 13: 2:00; May 19:4:30. See May 5Announcements for Opera Exchange Symposium.Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts, 145 Queen St. West. 416-363-8231.-5; -(15 & under with adult);(spec price, call).Flamentango. Embrujo Flamenco. Blendstraditional Andalusian flamenco with searingArgentinian tango. Maria Serrano, dancer. Apr20: 8:00; Apr 21: 2:00 & 8:00. Elgin Theatre,189 Yonge Street. 41 6-872-5555. -5; (st, rear balcony only).Iolanthe. Royal City Musical ProductionsInc. By Gilbert & Sullivan; musicallampooning British aristocracy & politicalparty system. Laurie Garbutt, musical director;Jane Martin, director. Apr 26-27: 8:00;Apr 28: 2:00 & 8:00; Apr 29: 2:00. CooperatorsHall, River Run Centre, 35 WoolwichSt.. Guelph. 519-763-3000, 800-520-2408. ; (sr/st); (eyeGO).la Traviata. Canadian Opera Company.By Verdi. Nicoleta Ardelean, lnva Mula,sopranos; Gordon Gietz, Daniil Shtoda, tenors;Dmitri Bertman, director. May 4, 8, 12, 15,17-1 8, 22-23, 25: 7:30; May 20: 2:00; May26: 4:30. Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts, 145 Queen St. West. 416-363-823 1. -5; -(1 5 & under withadult); (spec price, call).Luisa Miller. Canadian Opera Company.By Verdi. Serena Farnocchia, soprano; MikhailAgafonov, tenor; Alexander Marco-Buhrm-ester, baritone; Larissa Kostiuk, mezzo.soprano; & others; Jose Marie Condemi,director. Apr 10, 13, 18, May 3, 5, 9, 11:7:30; Apr 15, 22: 2:00; Apr 28: 4:30. FourSeasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145Queen St. West. 416-363-823 1. -5;-(15 & under with adult); (specprice, call).Mack and Mabel. Shaw Festival. Roman ­tic musical about movie director Mack Sennett& leading lady Mabel Normand; music &lyrics by Jerry Herman. book by MichaelStewart. Benedict Campbell, Glynis Ranney,Gabrielle Jones & others, performers; DavidNeumann, choreographer; Paul Sportelli,musical director; Molly Smith, director. Apr 3-Dct 28: call for days & times. Festival Theatre,10 Queen's Parade, Niagara-on-the­Lake. 800-511-7429. Call for ticket prices.Magnetic Consequences. MarkhamTheatre for Performing Arts/DecidedlyJazz Oanceworks. Rhythmic movements ofWest Africa combined with North Americanjazz. Jackie Richardson, vocals; Vicki AdamsWillis, artistic director; Kristian Alexandrov,band leader. Apr 13: 8:00. 171 Town CentreBlvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. .Magnetic Consequences. OakvilleCentre for the Performing Arts/DecidedlyJazz Danceworks. Rhythmic movementsof West Africa combined with North Americanjazz. Jackie Richardson, vocals; VickiAdams Willis, artistic director; KristianAlexandrov, band leader. Apr 14: 8:00. 130Navy St., Oakville. 905-8 15-2021, 888-489-7784. .99-.99; (eyeG O).Magnetic Consequences. The RoseTheatre/Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.Rhythmic movements of West Africa combinedwith North American jazz. JackieRichardson, vocals; Vicki Adams Willis,artistic director; Kristian Alexandrov, bandleader. Apr 15: 8:00. 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton.905-874-2800. -.Man of la Mancha. Etobicoke MusicalProductions. By Dale Wasserman, lyrics byJoe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, derivedfrom Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.Apr 20-21, 27-28, May 4: 8:00; Apr 22, 29,May 5: 2:00. Burnamthorpe Auditorium, 500The East Mall. 416-248-0410. ; ( 16& under).Menopause Out loud! Panasonic Theatre.Book & lyrics by Jeanie Linders. JayneLewis, Nicole Robert, Cynthia Jones, RoseRyan & Jenny Hall, performers. Indefinite run:Tue, Thu, Fri: 8:00; Wed, Sat: 2:00 & 8:00;Sun: 2:00 & 5:30. 651 Yonge St. 416-872-1111. .95. *CANCELLED*Much Ado About Opera: A Celebrationof Shakespearean Opera. TrypTych.Scenes from Verdi: Falstaff, Otello, Macbeth;Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor; Britten:A Midsummer Night's Dream; Gounod: Romeoet Juliette; Salieri: Falstaff; Rossini: Otello;Thomas: Hamlet; Vaughan Williams: Sir Johnin Love; Mcintyre: Macbeth. Mila lonkova,Anna Batemen, sopranos; Monica Zerbe,mezzo-sopra no; Lenard Whiting, EdwardFranko, tenors; TBA, baritone; EnsembleT rypTych Chamber Choir; William Shookhoff,music director/piano. Apr 22: 7:30. Sanctuary,Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2737 BayviewAve. 416-763-5066x1. ; (sr/st).North Indian Classical Kathak DanceSolo. Joanna de Souza. Pandit SwapanChaudhuri, tabla; Pandit Ramesh Mishra,56 WWW.TH EWHOLENOTE .COMAPRI L 1 MAY 7 2007

sarangi; Joanna de Souza, dancer. Apr 28:8:00. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. West.416-205-5555. ; (sr/st/CAOA).Oklahoma! Stratford Festival. Lovetriangle in turn-of-the century Oklahomaterritory; music by Richard Rodgers, book &lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on theplay Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs,original dances by Agnes de Mille. Kyle Blair,Dan Chameroy, David W. Keeley, Nora Mclel·Ian, Blythe Wilson, performers; BertholdCarriere, musical director; Donna Feore,director/choreographer. Apr 10-Nov 4: call fordates & times. Festival Theatre, 55 QueenSt., Stratford. 800-567-1600. Call for ticketprices.Opera Series: Operetta and MusicalTheatre. University of Toronto Facultyof Music. Apr 21: 7:30, Apr 22: 2:30.Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, UolT,80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. ; (sr/st).Orpheus & Eurydice. Opera Atelier. ByGluck; Canadian premiere 1774 version; inFrench with English & French surtitles. ColinAinsworth, tenor; Peggy Kriha-Dye, JennieSuch, sopranos; Artists of the Atelier Ballet;Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and ChamberChoir; Jeannette Zingg, choreographer; Mar·shall Pynkoski, director; Andrew Parrott,conductor. Apr 28, May 2, 4-5: 7:30; Apr 29:3:00. One hour prior: Introduction to the opera& its themes (Elgin Lounge). Elgin Theatre,189 Yonge St. 416-872-5555. -$125;(st, call).Queen of the Mist. Algonquin Theatre/Smile Theatre. Tale of Annie Edson Taylor,the first person to go over Niagara Falls in abarrel and live to tell the story; book & lyricsby Lezlie Wade; music by Wayne Gwillim. Apr24: 2:30. 37 Main St. East, Huntsville.705-789-4975. .Reminiscing: The Sound of the lO's.Theatre Ancaster. Apr 20-22, 27 -28, May4-5: 8:00. Theatre Auditorium, Ancaster HighSchool, 374 Jerseyville Rd. West, Ancaster.905-304-7469. ; (sr); (st).Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre DanceSeries: Claude Vivier's Pu/au Oewata.National Ballet of Canada. An homage tothe Balinese people, arranged by MichaelOesterle. Seiler String Quartet; Sasha Ivana·cha, dance/choreography. May 1: 12:00 noon.Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,145 Queen St. West. 416-363-8231 . Free.Showtune: Celebrating the Words andMusic of Jerry Herman. SpotlightMusical Productions. Hello, Dolly!, Mame,La Cage Aux Foiles, & more. Apr 26-28: 8:00.Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview MallDr. 416-221 -3904. .Spring Tonic 2007. Showplace Perform·ance Centre. Light-hearted evening of music,song & comedy from favourite local entertain·ers and some special new guests. Apr 27 -28:7:30. Showplace Performance Centre, 290George St. North, Peterborough. 705-444·7089, 866-444-7089. . Fundraiser forShowplace Performance Centre.Suor Angelica, and l 'enfant et Jessortileges. Wilfrid Laurier UniversityFaculty of Music. By Puccini (in Italian). andRavel (in English). Faculty of Music orchestra;Leslie De' Ath, music director; Michael Waller,stage director. Apr 1: 3:00. Theatre Auditori·um, 75 University Ave. West, Waterloo.519-884-0710 x2150. ; (st).APRIL 1 - M AY 7 2007The Beat Brothers. Solar Stage Chil·dren's Theatre. Performers record multipleinstruments to create a large band sound ofblues, jazz, world beat & soul, for ages 4 to10. May 6: 11 :OOam & 2:00. ConcourseLevel, 4950 Yonge St. 416-368-8031. .The Boys from Syracuse. Drury LaneTheatrical Productions. Musical comedybased on Shakespeare's The Comedy ofErrors. David Mallis, director; Ann Barnshaw,music director. May 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24·26: 8:00; May 13, 20: 2:00. The Loft, DruryLane Theatre, 2269 New Street, Burlington.905-637-3979. ; opening & mat:(60 + ); (st 18 & under); ( 12 &under).The Impresario Opera Gala. Peterbor·ough Symphony Orchestra/Lyric Stage.Mozart: The Impresario (romp through thebackstage of an 18th century opera house; inEnglish); scenes from other Mozart operas.Guests: Donna Brown, Eleanor James, &others; Michael Newnham, conductor. Apr 1:8:00. Showplace Performance Centre, 290George St. North, Peterborough. 705-742·1992. ,; (sr/st).The Merry Widow. Toronto OperettaTheatre. By Franz Lehar, sung in English.Elizabeth Beeler, Gisele Fredette, SeanWatson, singers; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stagedirector; TOT Orchestra & Chorus, KevinMallon, conductor. Apr 22: 2:00 (preview);Apr 24-25, 27-28: 8:00; Apr 29: 2:00. JaneMallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for theArts, 27 Front Street East. 416-366· 7723,800· 708-6754. -$ 75; - (preview).The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu.Scarborough Gilbert & Sullivan Socie·ty. Brian Farrow, music director; Judi White,artistic director; Stan Farrow, piano accompa·nist. Apr 20-21, 27-28: 8:00; Apr 22, 29:2:00. Stan Farrow Auditorium, David & MaryThomson Collegiate Institute, 2740 LawrenceAve. East. 416-424-1850. ; (60 +,under 19).The Mikado. Scarborough Music Thea·tre. By Gilbert and Sullivan. Apr 26-28, May3-5, 10-11: 8:00; May 12: 2:00 (sing-along) &8:00; Apr 29, May 6: 2:00. ScarboroughVillage Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 416-396·4049. ; (sr/st).The Phantom of the Opera. MirvishProductions. Mystery and suspense in theParis Opera House; lyrics by Charles Hart,Richard Stilgoe, book by Richard Stilgoe &Andrew Lloyd Webber. from the novel byGaston Leroux. Jennifer Hope Wills, JohnCudia, performers; Gillian Lynne, musicalstaging/choreography; Harold Prince, director.Apr 1-Jun 3: call for dates & times. ThePrincess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St.West. 416-872- 1212, 800-461-3333. ·0.The Place Between. Native Earth Per·forming Arts. Employs dance, text, songs &legend to paint a landscape where birth, death& regeneration are challenged by the weak·ness of the body. Julie Tamiko Manning, AuraCarcueva, Maria Christina James, FalenJohnson, performers; Michelle Olson, choreographer;Lisa C. Ravens bergen; director. Apr 5·15: Wed-Sat: 8:00; Sun: 2:00. WinchesterStreet Theatre, 80 Winchester St. 416-53 1 ·1402. (Fri-Sat); (T ue-Thu);PWYC(Sun).The Rocky Horror Show. CanStage. Astrange party ... cult figures, pop culture, sing·a-long tunes. Book, music & lyrics by RichardO'Brien; Ted Dykstra, director. Apr 2-21, callfor details. Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Law·rence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. East.416-368-3110. Call for ticket prices.The Secret Garden. Marquee Produc·tions. Book & lyrics by Marsha Norman,music by Lucy Simon, based on the novel byFrances Hodgson Burnett. May 3-4: 7:30;May 5: 2:00 & 7:30; May 6: 2:00. CityPlayhouse-Vaughan, 1000 New WestminsterDr., Vaughan. 905-713-1040. ;(60+ ); (12 & under).The Whole Shebang. HarbourfrontCentre NextSteps/Andrea NannDreamwalker Dance Company. Dancers,poets, filmmakers, singer/songwriters &visual artists; original compositions byGzowski & Hyslop. Andrea Nann, artisticdirector/choreographer. May 4-5: 8:00.Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 231Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000. ;(sr/st); (CADA).Tosca. Opera Hamilton. By Puccini. Franc·es Ginzer; Gaetan Laperriere; Tonio Di Paolo;Daniel Lipton, conductor. May 3, 5: 8:00.Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton.)ktl;Mii!l..iiiUJW WW .TH EWHO LENOTE. COM905-526-6556, 800-575-1381 . -.Trudeau: long March/Shining Path.Harbourfront Centre Fresh Ground NewWorks. Pre-premiere staged recital of a newopera, a meditation on the multiculturalTrudeau; libretto by George Elliott Clarke,music by 0. 0. Jackson. Apr 14: 7:30.Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 231Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000. Free.Tryst and Snout. River Run Centre.Songwriter/playwright James Gordon's newLouisiana Swamp 'folk opera' musical adapta·tion of A Midsummer Night's Dream; part ofShakespeare: Made in Canada festival. Apr17-19: 8:00. Co-operators Hall, River RunCentre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519· 763-3000, 800-520-2408. ; (sr/st);(eyeGO).YES YOKO SOLO. Factory Theatre/loudMouth Asian Babes. Written & performedby Jean Yoon, with instruction poems, othertexts, images & music by Yoko Ono; originalmusic by Lee Pui Ming. Marion de Vries,director. Apr 18-21: 8:00; Apr 22: 2:30.Factory Theatre's Studio Theatre, 125Bathurst St. 416-504-9971 . .~57

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