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Volume 4 Issue 9 - June 1999

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e 7 ( Music !heatre

e 7 ( Music !heatre Istings ATilT Centre for the Performing Arte. Phantom ·of the Opera. Music by AndrBW Lloyd Wt~bber; Harold Prince, director. Closes September 26. Pantages Theatre, 244 Victoria. 872- 2222. .50 to . Ballet Creole. Traditional & contemporary dance & music with steel pan & other instruments. June 11: 1:00 & 8:00; June 12: 8:00; June 13: 2:00. Premiere Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West. 973-4000. to. Boychoir of Lesboe. Lord of the Flies. All-female choir gives this musical presentation of the play by William Golding. July 6 to August 1: 8:00. Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St. 204-1080. Canadian Stage Company. DrBam in High Perk: Rock And Roll. Nostalgic revisiting of rock's early days. Music by John Gray; Katherine Kaszas, director'; Frank McKay, star performer. Previews from June 29: 8:00 Amphitheatre, High Park & Bloor. 368-3110. PWYC. COBA (Collective of Black Artietel. Primal FetB. Dances & live music by Aquae-Harrison featuring traditional. instruments, vocal sounds & spontaneous improvisation. June 3, 4 & 5: 8:00. Premiere Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West. 973- 4000. ,. Coro Giuseppe Verdi. OpBra Chorus Excerpts. Excerpts from Wegner: Tannhiiuser; Verdi: II Trovetore; Macbeth; Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana & more. Oksane Bluy-lsoki & Sepideh Eslahjou, sopranos; Beatrice Carpino, mezzo; Tito Dean, baritone; Graciela Boros, piano; Giuseppe Macina, conductor. June 25: 8:00. Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence West. 789-7011 ext.250. ,. Drayton Festival Theatre. Bye ByB Broadway. Book & lyrics by Carl Ritchie; music by Ben Moore; directed by Alex Mustakas; music director: Greg Diakun. June 22 to July 17. 519-638-5555. to : Drayton Festival Theatre. Suds. · Created & written by Melinda ' Gilb, Steve Gunderson & Bryan Scott; music director: Christopher Mounteer. June 2 to December 30. St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre, St. Jacobs. 519-638-5555. to . Georgian Theatre Festival. Godspell. Music & lyrics by · Stephen Schwartz; Michael McGinn, director. July 2 to August 6. Meaford Opera House, 12 Nelson St. East, ' Meaford. 1-888-538-3569. 'J,. Hummingbird Centre. Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. June 8, 9, 10 & 11: 8:00; June 12: 2:00 & 8:00; June 13: 1 :00 & 6:30. 1 Front St. East. 393-7465. to . . Huron Country Playhouse. Anything Goes. Music & lyrics by CoiB PortBr. June 15 to July 3. 2 km Bast of Grand Bend off County Road 81 on Stephen 'B' lin.e. 1-800-706-6665. .50,. J.H.S, Opera Association. Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor. . Performers include: Janet­ Catherine Dee, Kings Mitrowska, Robert de Vrij, Ted Lebow & others; full orchestra; Jos~ Hernandez, conductor. June 9 & 11: 7:00. Bishop Marrocco Auditorium, 1 51 5 Bloor St. West. 247-4426. . Lighthouse Festival Theatre. Summer Garden. Comedy, dance & music from the 20's through the 60's. June 8 to 26. Main & Market Streets, Port Dover. 51 9-583-2221. 5 to . Mirvish Productions. Pajama Game. Directed by Simon Callow; starring Camilla Scott. June 17 to July 24. Monday to Saturday: 8:00; Wednesday & MUSIC THEATRE NoTES · continued from page 25 Poetry!" burlesques the operatic prayer scene in which the action suddenly stops for exquisitely irrelevant musing, a charge that could be laid in Verdi's La forza del destino. Sullivan ranges widely in his borrowing. The heroine of Pirates, the demure Mabel, pinches her cadenza from the courtesan Violetta of La traviata. And Mabel's aria is derived from the graceful tradition of the waltz~song that Golll\od had popularized. And where would G&S be without the sparkling model of Offenbach's Couplets, those melodious and witty songs that so captivated the imperial court of Napoleon ill and I I Jl 1 'OQ hn, 7 '99 '1\tlaotenatee Saturday: 2:00. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. West. 872-1212. to . Opera Buffa. Gilbert & Sullivan: Gondoliers. June 17: 8:00· June 20: 7:00. Fair~iew Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drjve. 905-841-0414. . . .. Opera Buffa. Gluck: Orpheus & Euridice; Benjamin: Prima Donna. June 1 6: 8:00; June 19: 7:30. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 905-841-0414. . Opera Buffa. Nicolai: Merry Wives of Windsor. June 18: 8:00; June 20: 3:30. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 905-841-0414. . Opera Buffa. The Happy Prince. Opera for children. June 19: 5:30. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 905- 841-0414. . P.M. Productions. Purim Day. Musical retelling the classical story of a nation's peril in the ancient Persian Empire. Written & directed by R.M.M. Munoz. To June 13, Fridays through Sundays: 8:00. Trinity Basement Theatre, 619 Sherbourne. 410- · 5455. to ; Sundays PWYC. pro VOCE Studios. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin. Concert performance. Mila Filatova, music director. June 12: 8:00. Church of the Redeemer, 1 62 Bloor St. West. 960-0472. ,. Queen of Puddings Music Theatre Company. Beatrice Chancy - The Opera. Music by James Roife; music direction by Dairine Ni Mheadhra & John Eugenie? In February 1880, after the triwnphant opening of Pirates in New York, Sullivan paid into his account ,129.50 and ,208.60 at dates only a week apart. hnmediately thereafter, your readers might be interested to know, he and his party proceeded to enjoy a tour to Niagara where "we went under the falls with guide and proper tarpaulin dresses!" On they travelled to Ottawa to .visit with the Govemor General, Lord Lome and his wife Princess Louise, where, at Govenuneilt House, Sullivan had the thrill of "Tobogganing." In my timetravelling imagination, I can visualize our eeoc kids as part of that scene. They might have Hess; Measha Gosman, Lori Klassen & others. June 19, 20, 23, 25 & 26: 8:00. du Maurier Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West. 973-4000. .50 (before June 7); .50 (after June 7). Shaw Festivat.'A Foggy Day. Musical by George & Ira Gershwin. Music arranged & orchestrated by Christopher Donison; Kelly Robinson, director; Nora Mclellan, Richard Farrell & Todd Waite, performers. To October 31 . Royal George Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1- 800-511-7429. to . Stage West. My Fair Lady. To July 18. 5400 Dixie Rd., Mississauga. 905-23S-0042, 1- 800-263-0684. to (meal incl.). Stratford Festival. Dracula. Musical based on the book by Bram Stoker. Richard o ·uzounian, director; Marek Norman, musical director. June 2 to November 7. Avon Theatre, 99 Downie St. Stratford. 1 ~800- 567-1600. to . Stratford Festival. West Side Story. Music by Leonard Bernstein; Kelly Robinson, director; Berthold Carriere, musical director; performers include Me-Anne Dionisio & Tyley Ross. June 4 to November 6. Avon Theatre, 99 Downie St. Stratford. 1-800-567-1600. to . Thousand Islands Playhouse, Gananoque. Guys & Dolls. Music & lyrics by Frank Loesser. June 17 to August 1. 613-382- 7020. to . swapped his bowler hat for a Roots cap, but what fun they would have had, then as now, singing those terrific tunes! Arthur SuUivan

W•: IE 1 'II . I . : -: ·:,. ''ihQI:!lW ['ftHOLENOTEIS LIJ COMPREHENSIVE CONCERT LISTINGS June 1 to July 7 1999 We make every effort to ensure accuracy, however ... things happen (strikes, plagues ... ), plans change. Please use the numbers provided to phone ahead. Also please note: only the first performance of Music Th~atre Listings is included in these Daily Listings. For a complete run, runs already in progress and detailed schedules, please see our Music Theatre listings, on, page 26. Harrison featuring traditional instruments, vocal sounds & spontaneous improvisation. Premiere Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay Wast. 973-4000. ,. For complete run see Music Theatre listings. 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Roy Thomson Hall. See June 2. Friday June pz 7:30: Clearly Classic Concerts. Pictures at a Musical Exhibition. Music to accompany new works of art. Pre-concert viewing. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 31 Church St. West Ancaster. 905-304-3637. ,. 7:30: Deer Park Church. Organ Recital. Works by Daquin, Tuesday June musicians in a multifaith, multicultural celebration. Trinity-St. 1 :00: Lunch Hour at St. Jamea'. Works of Parry. Father John Palmer C.S.V., organ. 65 Church St. 364-7865. Free. Paul's Church, 427 Bloor St. West. 924-6211. (gala); . 8:00: Soundstreams Canada/ CBC Radio Two. Encounters/99. Buhr: Sonata for violin; Licht Wednesday June 2 und schatten fantasia (world premiere); lnce: Night Passage: 12:30: Yorkminste~ Arches. Encounters Chamber Baptist Church. f:liffl.'l.~;y Ensemble; Stephen Sitarski, Rec~ ·tal. K e~~f," organ; · violin. Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Pat c t, clarinet. 1585 Front St. West. 205-5555. Yon t.925-7312.Free. ,. 2:00: Shaw Festival. A Foggy 8:00: Toronto Choral Society. Day. Musical by George & Ira Toronto Choral Society. .. Goes to Gershwin. Music arranged & the Movies/ Mozart: Requiem; orchestrated by Christopher eclectic selection of music from Donison; Kelly Robinson, film. Suzanne Kompass, director; Nora Mclellan, Richard soprano; Sandra Boyes, alto; Farrell & Todd Waite, performers. Mark Dubois, tenor; Bruce Kelly, Royal George Theatre, Niagara- baritone; William O'Meara, on-the-Lake. 1 -800-511-7429. accompanist; Geoffrey Butler, to . For complete run conductor. George Weston see Music Theatre listings. Recital Hall, 5040Yonge St. 5:00: Ramona Carmelly, 872-2222. .50. voice & Brahm Goldhamer, 8:00: Toronto Symphony piano in Recital. Music by Orchestra. Mozart: Piano Mozart, Schubert, Ravel, Concerto #23 in A; Greenberg, Hageman, Copland Shostakovich: Symphony #7. & Pasatieri. Ettore Mazzoleni Andreas Haefliger, piano; Mark Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. Wigglesworth, conductor. Roy West. 408-2824 ext.321. Free. Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 593- 7:30: Stratford Festival. 4828. to .50. Dracula. Musical based on the book by Bram Stoker. Richard Ouzounian, director; Marek Norman, musical director. Avon Thursday June Theatre, 99 Downie St. Strat- 12:10: St. Paul's Bloor ford. 1-800-567-1 !###COLUMNCONTENT###. to Street. Organ Recital. Eric . For complete run see Robertson, organ. 227 Bloor St. Music Theatre listings. East. 961-81.16. Free. 8:00: All the King's Voices. 6:45: Toronto Symphony An Evening of Canadian Song Orchestra. Evening Overture. and Dance. The Canadian Dance Music by Dvorak. Members of Tapestry; David King, conductor. the TSO; Andreas Haefliger, Cringan Hall, Eari -Haig Second- piano. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 ary School, 100 Princess Ave. Simcoe. 593-4828. Free with 225-2255. ,. ticket to 8:00pm performance 8:00: Bloor JCC/Trinity-St. or .85. Paul' a Church/Bathurst Jewish 8:00: COBA (Collective of Centre. The Song of Songs. Black Artists). ~rima/ Fete. Actors sin ers dancers & Dances & live music by Aquaa- Music by Glenn Buhr& Kamran lnce An evening of eclectic and evocative music. Glenn Buhr Wed. June 2 at 8 pm Glenn Gould Studio With the Encounters Chamber Ensemble and guest violinist Stephen Sitarski. Tickets: (students/seniors ) ' CAL~I6/205-5555 Broadcast partner: cscf!•radi~ :..94:r !cuutq ANp llYOND.f Print partner: Experience the Highlight of our 35th Anniversary Season! This performance of Sonnets to Orpheus will be recorded for CBC Radio! The or}j~~~s{fh:ait~R~~~~hto presents Sonnet~ .to ~fphe#~ § (QII! Raminsh ~:~~:~~~~~~: ··-~o - "T~t;o ·-·-··;, -••.• -.o; /.·N·ff ·.-·T•••·•o•····k··-··w, _r!J ' _•_t_:i_·~_")_£' .·.-_·.-• Yr.'r: t';':fr ':1/J:!!., . . . ··-·········· ·················· . .. ;·•;:·:······-•· ~i::t:/}~~:~):::~r;::~::/:~:

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