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Volume 21 Issue 9 - Summer 2016

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  • Festival
  • Toronto
  • Jazz
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  • August
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  • September
  • Musical
  • Theatre
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It's combined June/July/August summer issue time with, we hope, enough between the covers to keep you dipping into it all through the coming lazy, hazy days. From Jazz Vans racing round "The Island" delivering pop-up brass breakouts at the roadside, to Bach flute ambushes strolling "The Grove, " to dozens of reasons to stay in the city. May yours be a summer where you find undiscovered musical treasures, and, better still, when, unexpectedly, the music finds you.

●●Capitol Kids.

●●Capitol Kids. Beauty and the Beast Jr. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Book by Linda Woolverton. Sculthorpe Theatre, 20 Queen St., Port Hope. 1-800-434-5092. ; (st). Opens August 19, 7:00pm. Days and times vary. Until August 28. Visit capitoltheatre.com for details. ●●Civic Light Opera Company. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on characters created by Charles M. Schulz. Joe Cascone, director/ designer. Zion Cultural Centre, 1650 Finch Ave. E. 416-755-1717. . Opens June 1, 7:00pm. Runs to June 12. Days and times vary. Visit civiclightoperacompany.com for details. ●●Drayton Entertainment. Sister Act. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, based on the screenplay by Joseph Howard. Huron County Playhouse, RR1, 70689 B Line, South Huron. 1-855-372-9866. -. Opens June 8, 2:00pm. Runs to June 25. Days and times vary. Visit draytonentertainment. com for details. ●●Drayton Entertainment. All Shook Up. Book by Joe DiPietro. Join us for a fun-filled, feel-good ‘50s musical comedy inspired by the music of Elvis Presley. Dunfield Theatre Cambridge, 46 Grand Ave. S., Cambridge. 1-855-372-9866. -. Opens June 22, 2:00pm. Runs to July 10. Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat/Sun(2:00pm). ●●Drayton Entertainment. Canadian Legends: A Celebration of Our Musical Heritage. Conceived and directed by Alex Mustakas, orchestrations and vocal arrangements by Robert Foster, with music by various. Huron County Playhouse, RR1, 70689 B Line, South Huron. 1-855-372-9866. -. Opens June 30, 2:00pm. Runs to July 16. Days and times vary. Visit draytonentertainment. com for details. ●●Drayton Entertainment. Mamma Mia! Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson. Book by Catherine Johnson. King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Dr., Penetanguishene. 1-855- 372-9866. -. Opens July 14, 2:00pm. Runs to August 6. Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat/ Sun(2:00pm), Thurs-Sat(7:30pm). ●●Drayton Entertainment. Anything Goes. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. ●●Original book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse, with new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. Huron County Playhouse, RR1, 70689 B Line, South Huron. 1-855-372-9866. - . Opens July 21, 2:00pm. Runs to Aug 6. C. Music Theatre MUSIC THEATRE covers a wide range of music types including opera, operetta and musicals as well as nontraditional performance genres where words and music are in some fashion equal partners in the drama. These listings have been sorted alphabetically BY PRESENTER. Some information here is also included in our GTA and Beyond The GTA listings sections. Readers whose primary interest is MUSIC THEATRE should start their search with this section. Should your show be here? We welcome all submissions of MUSIC THEATRE at listings@thewholenote.com Tues-Sat(2:00pm), Tues/Thurs/Sat(7:30pm). ●●Drayton Entertainment. Mamma Mia! Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson. Book by Catherine Johnson. Huron County Playhouse, RR1, 70689 B Line, South Huron. 1-855-372-9866. -. Opens Aug 11, 2:00pm. Runs to September 3. Tues/ Wed/Thurs/Sat(2:00pm), Tues/Thurs/Fri/ Sat(7:30pm). ●●Drayton Entertainment. Smoky Joe’s Café. Music and lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. This record-breaking musical revue features 39 iconic tunes from the 1950s through 1960s – all penned by the legendary song-writing duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Drayton Festival Theatre, 33 Wellington St. S., Drayton. 1-855-372-9866. -. Opens August 17, 2:00pm. Runs to September 3. Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat(2:00pm), Wed-Sat(7:30pm). ●●Gravenhurst Opera House. The Marvelous Wonderettes. Conceived by Roger Bean. Gravenhurst Opera House, 295 Muskoka Rd. S., Gravenhurst. 1-888-495-8888. ; (st). Opens August 2, 2:30pm. Runs to August 26. Tues-Thurs(2:30pm), Wed-Sat(8:00pm) ●●Highlands Summer Festival. Oliver! Music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart. Based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, Haliburton. 1-855-457-9933. . Opens July 4, 8:00pm. Runs to July 14. Days and times vary. Visit highlandsummerfestival.on.ca for details. ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. The Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747. .99-.99. Opens June 2, 7:30pm. Runs to June 26. Days and times vary. Visit gogogojoseph.com for details. ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Peter and the Starcatcher. Music by Wayne Barker, book by Rick Elice. The Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747. .99- .99. Opens July 7, 7:30pm. Runs to August 28. Days and times vary. Visit lowerossingtontheatre.com for details. ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. West Side Story. Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents. The Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747. .99-.99. Opens August 11, 7:30pm. Runs to September 18. Thurs-Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(3:30pm). ●●Mirvish. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. Music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak, book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 284 King St. W. 416-872- 1212. -0. Opens May 18, 7:30pm. Runs to June 26. Tues-Sat(7:30pm), Wed/Sat/ Sun(1:30pm). ●●Mirvish. Roald Dahl’s Matilda: the Musical. Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, book by Dennis Kelly, based on novel by Roald Dahl. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street. 416- 872-1212. -5. Opens July 5, 7:30pm. Ongoing. Tues-Sat(7:30pm), Wed/Sat/ Sun(1:30pm). ●●National Ballet of Canada. Le Petit Prince. Music by Kevin Lau. Based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Guillaume Côté, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345- 9595. -5. Opens June 4, 7:30pm. Runs to June 12. Times vary. Visit national.ballet. ca for details. ●●National Ballet of Canada. Giselle. Music by Adolphe Adam, revised by Joseph Horovitz. Sir Peter Wright, choreographer, after the choreography of Jean Coralli and Marius Petipa. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. -5. Opens June 15, 7:30pm. Runs to June 19. Times vary. Visit national.ballet.ca for details. ●●National Ballet of Canada and Art Gallery of Ontario. The Dreamers Ever Leave You. Music by Lubomyr Melnyk. Robert Binet, choreographer. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W. 416-979-6648. ; (NBC/AGO members). Opens August 31, 6:00pm. Runs to September 10. Days and Times vary. Visit ago.net for details. ●●Orangeville Music Theatre. Shrek The Musical Jr. Music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics and book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig. Town Hall Opera House, 87 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-942- 3423. ; (ch). Opens June 10, 8:00pm. Runs to June 12. Times vary. Visit orangevillemusictheatre.com for details. ●●Orangeville Music Theatre. Mary Poppins. Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, George Stiles & Anthony Drewe; book by Julian Fellowes. Town Hall Opera House, 87 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-942-3423. ; (ch). Opens June 17, 8:00pm. Runs to June 25. Days and times vary. Visit orangevillemusictheatre.com for details. ●●Port Hope Festival Theatre. Crazy for You. Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, book by Ken Ludwig. Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, 20 Queen St., Port Hope. 1-800-434-5092. -35. Opens July 2, 2:00pm. Runs to July 23. Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat/ Sun(2:00pm), Thurs-Sat(8:00pm). ●●Port Hope Festival Theatre. Mamma Mia! Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson. Book by Catherine Johnson. Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, 20 Queen St., Port Hope. 1-800- 434-5092. -35. Opens August 9, 2:00pm. Runs to September 18. Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat/ Sun(2:00pm), Thurs-Sat(8:00pm). ●●Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. Footloose. Music by Tom Snow with Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, book by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St. 416-924- 2243. . Opens July 28, 8:00pm. Runs to August 6. Days and times vary. Visit randolphacademy.com for details. ●●Shaw Festival. Alice in Wonderland. Music and lyrics by Allen Cole, book by Peter Hinton, based on the book by Lewis Carroll. Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-thelake. 1-800-511-7429. and up. Previews begin April 27, 2:00pm. Runs to October 16. Days and times vary. Visit shawfest.com for details. ●●Shaw Festival. Sweeney Todd. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler. Jackie Maxwell, director. Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-thelake. 1-800-511-7429. and up. Previews begin July 17, 2:00pm. Runs to October 19. Days and times vary. Visit shawfest.com for details. ●●Showboat Festival Theatre. Fitz Happens! Music, lyrics and book by Mark Weatherley. Showboat Festival Theatre, 296 Fielden Ave., Port Colbourne. 905-834-0833. - . Opens June 8, 2:00pm. Runs to June 12. Times vary. Visit showboattheatre.ca for details. ●●Soulpepper Concert Series. The Voyager Golden Records. Music Director Mike Ross leads an extra-terrestrial journey inspired by the original Voyager Golden Records. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666. -. Opens June 9, 7:30pm. Runs to June 15. Days vary. Visit soulpepper.ca for details. ●●Soulpepper Concert Series. The Canadian Pacific Railway. Host and narrator Tom Allen and Music Director Mike Ross lead a company of stellar artists through a historical and musical ride along the ribbon of steel that tied Canada together. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416- 866-8666. -. Opens June 16, 7:30pm. Runs to June 25. Days vary. Visit soulpepper. ca for details. ●●Soulpepper Concert Series. Taking the A Train Uptown Manhattan -- Harlem. Albert Schultz, writer and host. Mike Ross, music director. This concert is a tour of the music, words and ideas that have made Harlem great. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666. -. Opens August 26, 7:30pm. Runs to September 3. Days and times vary. Visit soulpepper. ca for details. ●●Starvox Entertainment. Forever Plaid. Book by Stuart Ross, music supervision and arrangements by James Raitt, based on 1950s male pop quartets. Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street. 1-800-461-3333. .95- .95. Opens May 17, 8:00pm. Runs to June 12. Tues-Sat(8pm), Wed/Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Stratford Festival. A Chorus Line. Music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante. Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett. Donna Feore, director and choreographer. Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St, Stratford. 1-800- 567-1600. -5. Previews begin April 19, 2:00pm. Runs to October 30. Days and times vary. Visit stratfordfestival.ca for details. ●●Stratford Festival. A Little Night Music. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler. Avon Theatre, 99 Downie St, Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. -5. Previews begin May 21, 2:00pm. Runs to October 60 | June 1, 2016 - September 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

23. Days and times vary. Visit stratfordfestival.ca for details. ●●Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. A Tale of Two Cities. By Victor Davies and Eugene Benson. Michael Rose, music director. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416-366-7723. ; (sr/st).Opens Jul 29, 8:00. Also Jul 31(mat), Aug 6(mat and eve). ●●Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. The Tales of Hoffmann. By Offenbach. Raisa Nakhmanovich, music director. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416-366- 7723. ; (sr/st). Opens Jul 30, 3:00. Also Aug 2, 4, 7(mat). ●●Summer Opera Lyric Theatre. Julius Caesar. By Handel. Maria H. Y. Jung, music director. Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, 214 College St. 416-366-7723. ; (sr/st). Opens Jul 30, 8:00. Also Aug 3(mat and eve), 5. ●●SummerWorks Performance Festival/ Music Picnic. Mr. Shi and His Lover. Text by Wong Teng Chi. Music by Njo Kong Kie. In Mandarin with English Surtitles. Jordan Cheng, tenor; Po Jen Chen, baritone; Carol Wang, percussionist; Njo Kong Kie, pianist/ music director; Johnny Tam, stage director. Theatre Centre Mainspace, 1115 Queen St. W. 647-636-1401. . Opens Aug 5 at 8:00pm. Also 7, 8, 11, 12 and 13. Various times. ●●Toronto Catholic District School Board Staff Arts. Mary Poppins. Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, George Stiles & Anthony Drewe. Book by Julian Fellowes. Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts Theatre, 36 Greenfield Ave. 416-222- 8282 x2787. . Opens June 11, 7:30pm. Runs to June 18. Days and times vary. Visit tcdsb. org/staffarts for details. ●●Toronto Operetta Theatre. Paris on Broadway. Works by Offenbach, Lehár, Gershwin, Porter, Herbert and others. Elizabeth Beeler, Curtis Sullivan, Jennifer Taverner, Vania Chan, Michael Nyby, Dion Mazerolle, Guillermo Silva- Marin; Michael Rose, music director/piano. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. , . Jun 19 3:00. ●●Toronto Summer Music Festival. The Rape of Lucretia. Emma Char, mezzo (Lucretia); Peter Rolfe Dauz, baritone (Junius); Beste Kalender, mezzo (Bianca); Jasper Leever, bass (Collatinus); Iain MacNeil, baritone; (Tarquinius); Ellen McAteer, soprano (Lucia); Owen McAusland, tenor (Male Chorus); Chelsea Rus, soprano (Female Chorus); Topher Mokrzewski, music director; Anna Theodosakis, stage director; Joel Ivany, artistic director. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-2787. -. July 22, 7:30pm. ●●Westben Arts Festival Theatre. The Pencil Salesman. World première gala performance. Finley, based on an idea by A. M. Herzberg. John Fanning and Alexander Dobson, baritones; Donna Bennett and Virginia Hatfield, sopranos; Keith Klassen, tenor; and others; Westben Festival Orchestra and Chorus; Daniel Warren conductor; Michael Mori, director. Westben Concert Barn, 6698 County Rd. 30,Campbellford. 705-653- 5508 or 1-877-883-5777. ; (sr); (st/ under 30); (youth). 1:00: pre-performance chat; 4:30: post-performance reception. Opens. June 25, 2:00pm. Also on Jun 26, Jul 1(eve), 2, 3. SUMMER OPERA LYRIC THEATRE AND RESEARCH CENTRE Guillermo Silva-Marin, General Director Toronto’s own mini summer opera festival! THE TALES OF HOFFMANN by Jacques Offenbach ~ Raisa Nakhmanovich, Music Director Sat Jul 30, Sun Aug 7 at 3pm & Tue Aug 2, Thu Aug 4 at 8pm JULIUS CAESAR by George Frideric Handel ~ Maria H. Y. Jung, Music Director Sat Jul 30, Wed Aug 3, Fri Aug 5 at 8pm & Wed Aug 3 at 3pm A WORLD PREMIERE A TALE OF TWO CITIES by Victor Davies and Eugene Benson ~ Michael Rose, Music Director Fri Jul 29, Sat Aug 6 at 8pm & Sun Jul 31, Sat Aug 6 at 3pm Beat by Beat | Jazz Stories Prince Edward County Jazz, continued from page 17 Brian Barlow “The band is all acoustic with nothing to set up so they simply arrive, jump out and play a 45 minute set. Then they jump back in the van and drive to the next location. It’s very popular and some people spend the day following them from place to place. This festival is all about Prince Edward County and all it has to offer, from art galleries, to beaches, to wineries." It’s also all about cultivating the future of the music. “Our programs for young musicians have been a main focus for us for many years now and will probably be the most important legacy of the festival” Barlow says. It begins with their TD Jazz Education Program in the spring, with four high school jazz ensembles chosen out of the many who ask to come each year. “This year we hosted 90 students. We tend to look for schools from the smaller communities where funding for music programs is not as readily available, but we do have schools from the GTA from time to time. We also like to have schools come two years in a row when possible. We find that the second year the students know what to expect and get in the groove a lot quicker.” And then there’s the “Rising Young Star” that is a feature of every August’s festival. “We receive applications from all across Canada and the chosen candidate receives a cash award plus the opportunity to perform each evening at the Regent Theatre with our mainstage artists. The RYS is also featured at our evening Jam Sessions and performs a concert of their own on the Friday of the festival week.” Many of these musicians have gone on to be professional players and several have come back to the festival as main-stage artists (Marika Galea, Ian Wright and Eli Bennett). And then there’s their Young Jazz Series, providing paid concert performances for students in the post-secondary school system (UofT, Humber, York). Among several other excellent young artists, vocalist/ pianist Hannah Barstow will appear, as well as versatile singer Kalya Ramu who can be heard around Toronto regularly singing not only jazz standards but also blues and rock with Angora, and winning folk in the duo Mermaid and the Bear. From jazz as big brand to keeping the real thing alive, here’s hoping you, dear WholeNote reader, will come around the jazz clubs this patio season, get out and about, and spread the word. Without an audience, live music cannot live. And live music can’t be Spotified! Ori Dagan is a Toronto-based jazz musician, writer and educator who can be reached at oridagan.com. ROBERT GILL THEATRE University of Toronto, 214 College Street (at St. George) Subscription: 3 operas for the price of 2!! (including HST) Reg. , Seniors/Students . Call now to reserve the best seats. For tickets and subscriptions call the St. Lawrence Centre Box Office: 416-366-7723 or visit: www.stlc.com For more information visit www.solt.ca or call 416-922-2912. thewholenote.com June 1, 2016 - September 7, 2016 | 61

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