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Volume 5 Issue 5 - February 2000

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From March 2, at the

From March 2, at the possibly the only musical ever . , ~ , same theatre, Sondheim's very inspired .by a painting; the . . . U§{C e*f'.-e different piece, Company, will be dreamy work of the French produced by the Scarborough "pointaliste" Georges Seurat. . by Sarah B. Ho . Players. The wry and disen- Not crazy about Sondheim? Sondheim and Sullivan, presagers of spnng chanted story of Bobby, a single Community theatres offer a wide man seeking to understand the choice of classic Broadway welcome the season of local musical societies! dynamics of the couples around standards this month, including With the release of the (report- venerable A Funny Thing him, was a groundbreaker in the Annie ("Tomorrow''), Cabaret, edly charming) film Topsy Turvy, Happened on .the Way to the '70s - a refreshing infusion of Fiddler on the Root ("Sunrise, North Americans may be primed Forum, running from February 3 reality into a genre that was in Sunset") and even Rodgers and to discover or rediscover the to 19 at Scarborough Village danger of dissolving in its own Hammerstein's ~tate Fair. Check perennially pleasing work of Theatre. Somewhat faithful to the insubstantiality. It holds tip well. the listings for production ,details. W.S. Gilbert .and Sir Arthur conventions of 'classic Latin Then, from February 16 Sullivan. Although late-Victorian comedy, it's the story of the to 27, Equity Showcase Theatre Other February news: . British social sensibilities grow cunnmg · s 1 ave p seu d a 1 us an d · h' IS an d George Bro-n " Theatre -Despite Toronto's huge Chinese less defensible all the time, lots manipulations of the family he · School collaborate on a produc- population, we ha:ve relatively of Gilbert's humour is timeless, ostensibly serves. (Where did you tion of Sondheim 's Sunday in the few opportunities to sample the and Sullivan's music just sounds ~th~i!!n!k.;F~ig~a~r~o::!g~o~t.;h~is~sta~rt~?)L-:=----=P;:a:=rk:::;Wi~i==thG:::;:e:;or~'g~e:::a=t:::E;iq~u~ity:L..r __ ~rii;c;;;h;.a~n~d:-7 . h;:ii~g~h'fly'fh:di:;;s;;:ci;,p;-li;;inej;;d:;;t;;;;;:-~ music & narration. Annie. Book by Thomas Meehan; S . . th l'k I' t February 20. · ·1 :00 · & 4·30 · · music by Charles Strouse,· directed pnng IS e 1 e les Hammerson Hall, 4141 Uving Arts by Randy Leslie. February 11 , 12, time to get to see live Gilbert and *** ARRAYMUSIC. History in Drive. 905-306-6000. to . 18 & 19: 8:00; February 13 & 20: Sullivan operettas, when the Motion. New works by Fox & ***Harbourfront Centre/Listen Up!. 2:00. Burnhamthorpe Colle{jate "amateurs" of the local G & S Smith; new dance work, Ywnne Storytelling Festival Franco-fun for Auditorium, 500 The East Mall. · · · t th · 1 Coutts, choreographer; Carolyn . lovers of musical storytelling. 239.0112. , (children). better and better. L I s T I N G s puppets, soc1ettes presen e1r annua Woods, dancer. Feb 24-26·. 8pm. · The M" · II Jocelyn Berube & Marc Laberge, ***Music atre . 188188auga. offerings. Two of the less we Music Gallery, 179 Richmond St. performers; Njacko Backo, kalimba Rodgers & Hammerstein: State Fair. known shows are available this West. 204-1080. ,. & hand percussion. February 27: Rob Woodcock, director; Elizabeth month: Yeomen of the Guard arid *** Artword Theatre. If Cows 2:00. York Quay Centre, 235 Belir choreographer. Feb. 18, 19, Princess Ida. Yeomen is the G & S take Cot.id Ry. Written & performed by Allan Mero\litz, singer/storyteller; Queens Quay W. 973-3000. Free. ***Living Arts Cantre Mississauga. 24, 25 & 26: 8:00; Feb. 20: 2:00. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 on the fertile theme of the. Ronald Weihs, director. February 15 Smokey Joe's Cafe. Musical Montevideo Rd., Mississauga. 905- . to March 5. Tuesday-Saturday: featun'ng· songs of L.e'1ber &·Stoller 821-0090. .50, .50. heartbroken Clown (Pagliacc1, s.·OO,· Sundays 2.·00 & 7.·30. 75 · February 15 & 16: 8:00. . ***North Toronto Playens. Gilbert & Rigoletto, Petrouchka), with a Portland St. 408-1146. ,, 2 Hammerson Hall, 4141 Uving Arts Sullivan: Princess Ida. Michael lovesick jester in a medieval for 1 Surlday matinees. Drive. 905-306-6000. to . Harms & John Ricciardelli, palace. It runs February 3 to 5 at ***Canadian Opera Company. *• *Living Arts Cantre Mississauga. directors; Barb Scheffler, choreogra- St. Anne's Church in a produc- Mozart: Don Giovanni. James \Mmzie's House Live. Musical phl)r; Tara Baxendale, Michael · , M · d tion by St Anne s, ustc an Conway, dir.; Nicholas Cleobury, cond.; Davida Damiani, Gilles production for children. February 13: 1 :00 & 4:30. Hammerson Hall, Harms, Laurie Hurst, Marc Potvin. Feb. 11, 12,18 & 19: 8:00; Feb. 13 Drama Society. , Princess Ida is a spoof on Cachemaille, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Alwyn Mellor & other performers. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-000. . & 20: 2:00. Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst St. 905-727-2209. the movement toward's higher Free 20·minute introductory • • *MarkHam Theatre for Perform- ,(under 12), (Feb. 11 ), education for women also set in discussion, 45 minutes prior to the ing Arts. Lome Elliott. Comedy & (seniors Feb. 13 & 20). t 'bl d · ' 1 1 d performance. Feb. 2 & 5: 8:00. music Feb 5· 8pm 171 Town ***Northumberland Players. an os ensl Y me •~va an scape. Hummingbird Centre, 1 Front St. Centr~ 81~. SOS.305-7469. Cabaret. Valerie Russell, director. T~ree would-be SUitors don · East 872-2262. to 0. 75 February 25 & 26, March 1 ,2;3 & women's clothing to infiltrate a ***Canadian Opera Company. ***Ma.imam Theatre for Perform- 4: 8:00; February 26 & 27, March women's university. So dated that Wagner: The Rying Dutchman. ing Arts. Quartette with Stuart 4 & 5: 2:00. Concert Hall, 55 King its sexism is no threat, enjoy it Christopher Alden, direc~or; Richard McLean. Storytelling, folk, cduntry. St. W, Cobourg. 905-372-2210. instead as literate light-hearted Bradshaw, conductor; G!do~ Saks, gospel, Cajun, R&B & Soul. ,,3. . Th N rth ~ t Raymond Aceto, Frances G.nzer & February 1 & 2: 8:00. 171 Town • **Opera Mississauga. Richard 0 escapism. e . oron ° others, performers. Feb. 1: 7:00; Centre Blw. 905-305-7469. Margison in Concert. Feb. 5: 8:00. Players presents Pnncess Ida Feb. 4: 8:00. Free 20,.minute $ 95 Hammerson Hall, Living Arts February ll to 20 at Leah introductory discussion 45 minutes *::Me~dowvale Theatre. A Centre, 4141 Uving Arts Drive. Posluns Theatre; many company prior to performance. Hummingbird Marvellous Party. Celebration of the 905-306-0060. -, - members were involved in the Centre, 1 Front St. E. 872·2262. 1 OOth birthday of Sir Noel Coward. (sr/st). long-running hit musical pastiche !~;-0 130Ca. Pr d ...: . Wh t Dinah Christie & Tom Kneebone. ***Pantages Theatre. Joseph and · · k d Cl d a P 0 0 u .. uons. a February 5: 8:00. 6315 Montevi· the Amazing Technico/or Dreamof ancient Gree come y, ou s. About Lw? Romantic musical · deo Rd. Mississauga. 905·821· coat Music by Andrew Uo~ Toronto's commercial music. comedy. Written by Jeffre~weet; 0090. ,. Webber; lyrics by lim Rice; Patrick theatre presenters' falicinatioit music by Howard M~r ·,lylics by ***Mirvish Productions. 2 Pianos, Cassidy, Deborah Gibson & other Susan Birk'enhead· ng Adam 4 Hands. February 22-25: 8:00; performers. February 1-13: 244 with Andrew Lloyd Webber, is Brazier, Usa~ hristopher 00 Mark Victoria St. 870-8000 . . to I · h 'bl February 26: 2:00 & 8: . - neary as mcompre ens1 e as . Wilso~F. to 19. Wednes- ham Theatre, 171 Town Centre ***PoculiludiqueSocietas.Ly/y: their aversion to presenting work day t aturday: 8:00; Blw. 905-305-7469. -36.75. The -bman in the Moone. 16th by the great Stephen Sondheim. Februa 12 & 1'9: 2:00. Theatre • **Mirvish Productions. 2 Pianos, century pastoral comedy with Broadway's veteran 620, 620 Spedina Ave. 920-9164. 4 Hands. Shari Saunders & Karen renaissance music. Ingrid Keenan, composer/lyricist has produced a ,(st/sr),!l 2 & under). Woolridge, performers. March 4: director. February 4-6 &. 11-13: ***8gin Theatre. Forever Tango. 2:00 & 8:00. Hammerson Hall, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00; remarkable body of work, but we February 15 to 20: 7:30 189 Yonge 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississ- Saturday & Sunday matinees: 2:00. seldom get to see it in profes- St. 872-5555. to . auga. 905-306-6000. -45. Lecture Hall, Room 119, Emmanuel siot1al theatres. Thank heavens ***Equity Showcase Theatre/ • • *Mirvish Productions. The College, 75. Queen's Park Cres. for co~inunity c~mpanies, then, George Brown Theatre School. Needfire. A celtic celebration in 978-5096. ,. , , who are offering no fewer than Sunday in the Park \Mth George. By music & dance. To February 12. ***Reprise Concerts~l Do. By three of his shows this month Stephen Sondheim & James Monday to Saturday: 8:00; Jones & Schmidt.,(~ 17 & Lapine; directed by Sue Miner. Wednesday & Saturday: 2:00. 18: 8:00; Feb ~~ · & 8:00. alone! February 16 to 27: 8:00 651 Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King Jane Mall~~~tre, 27 Front Scarborough Music Theatre is Dufferin St. 533-6100., · St. W. 872-1212..50-76.50. Str~~'7723. -:. first off the mark with the ::.::::~ ~~ ~~~~ve. ***Music Theatre Etobicoke. ***RW"Thomson Haii/Attila Glatz

tradition of Chinese opera. Finally: mentionable shows However, on February 11 the that missed our listings: Beijing Kunju Opera Theatre ***Canadian Stage Company. presents an evening of work in The Overcoat. Created by Morris the 400-year-old Kun tradition at Panych & Wendy Gorling. Roy Thomson Hall. Established Gogol's story, music of , in 1957, this was apparently the Shostakovich, cast of 22. Feb 14 first such troupe to be set up after to March 18. St. Lawrence Centhe Revolution. tre, 27 Front St E. 416-386-3110. Autumn Leaf Perform- ***Tarragon Extra Space. Music ance, a Toronto company that for Contortionist. Written by specializes in developing Morwyn Brebner, original music contemporary Canadian opera, is by Paul Sportelli. Inspired by launching "Opera Zone" Mon- German cabaret artist Valeska days from noon to 1pm on the Gert. Jan 25 to Feb 27: 8:00 plus lately-reconfigured CIUT 89.5 Sundays at 2:30. 30 Bridgman FM. Hosted by Artistic Director Avenue. 416-536-5018. .50 to Thorn Sokoloski, it will feature . (Sundays PWYC) new opera and interviews. ***Theatre Passe Muraille/Loud Concert Productions. Cs8rd8s Mozart: Ls Nozze di Rgaro. Hungari8(1 Dance Ensemble. Music, Giuseppe Macina, artistic director. danca & song. Feb 13: 3:00. 60 Feb. 16, 19, 25, Mar. 1 & 4: 8:00; Simcoe. 872-4255. .50-. Feb. 27: 2:00. Bickford Centre ***Roy Thomson Hal. Beijing Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 698- Kunju Opera Theatre. Excerpts from 9572. ,. Kunju opera: The Crossroads; ***Toronto Opera Repertoire. Walking in The Garden from The Verdi: Rigoletto. Giuseppe Macina, Peony Pavilion; Borrowing The Fan artistic director. Feb. 18, 23, 26 & from TheJoumeyofthe West; Mar. 3: 8:00; Feb. 20 & Mar. 5: Zhong Kui Marries Off His Sister. 2:00. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 February 11: 8:00. 60 Simcoe. Bloor St. W. 698-9572. ,. 872-4255. -48; family packs. ***Toronto Operetta Theatre. I * **Sanderson Centre. Rhapsody in Love Paris. Offenbach, Weill & Taps. Six dancers & 5 musicians. Porter. Feb. 12: 8:00; Feb. 13: February 4: 8:00. 88 Dalhousie St. 2:00. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Brentford. 1-800-265-0710. Front St. East. 366-7723. . ,.50; .50(sr/st). * * *Tryptych Productions. English ***Scarborough Music Theatre. A Serenade. Music of Britten, Funny Thing Happened On The Vaughan Williams & Warlock. Way To The Forum. Music & lyrics Lenard Whiting, tenor; Nina Scottby Stephen Sondheim; book by Stoddart, mezzo; Brenda Cook, Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart. Feb. horn; Anita Bostok, choreographer; 3 to 19. Thursdays to Saturdays: Edward Franko, director; William 8:00; Sunday matinees: 2:00. Shookhoff, conductor. Feb.19, 8pm. Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Trinity Presbyterian York Mills, 2737 Kingston Rd. 396-4049. ,. Bayview Ave. 489-5349. ,. ***Scarborough Players. Company. * * *U.C. Follies. Rddler on the Roof. Music and lyrics by Stephen February 3, 4, 5 & 10, 11, 12: Sondheim; book by George Furth. 8:00; February 5 & 12: 2:00. Hart Begins March 2. Thursdays to House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle. Saturdays: 8:00. Scarborough 978·8668. ,. Village Theatre, 3600 Kingstqn Rd. ***University College Drama 396-4049. . Program. Rose. Musical by Tomson ***Solar Stage Lunchtime Theatre. Highway looking at life, death & the The Eddie Cantor Story. By Aviva past on the Wasaychigan Hill Indian Ravel; directed by Martin Hunter. reserve. Leah Cherniak, director. To February 14 to 25: 12:12. Scotia February 5. Helen Gardiner Phelan Plaza, Concourse Level, 40 King St. Playhouse, 79A St. George St. West. 368-8031..50. 978-1505.,. ***St. Anne's Music & Drama / ' ***University of Toronto Faculty of Society. Gilbert & Sullivan: Yeomen Music. Puccini: La Rondine. Ratti of The Guard February 3 & 4: Armenian, conductor; Maria 8:00; February 5: 2:00 & 8:00. St. Lamont, director. March 2, 3, 4: Anne's Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 8:00, March 5: 2:30. MacMillan 922-4415. , (Jan.28 & ' Theatre, 80 Queens Park Cresc. Feb.3 ). 978-3744.,. * * *Theatre Sheridan. Catch A * * *Urge Collective/One Yellow Rising Star. Song & dance review. Rabbit's Hgh Performance Rodeo. February 2-19: 8:00. 1430 Trousseau- True Nature. Nocturnal Trafalgar Rd. Oakville. 905-815- bridal walk into the female psyche. 4049. to . Marie-Josee Chartier, choreogra· * * *Thorablot ProductionsNertical pher/dancer; Katherine Duncanson, Management. Que Sera. By performance artist; Gabrielle Claudette Williams. Ute of Doris Epstein, actress/vocalist; Rdes Day: a play with music. Morgonn Krucker, mezzo; Joanna Mcintyre, Ewen, weals; cast of 5; jazz trio. dir.; Unda Catlin Smith, conposer/ Feb 1·5 & 8-12: 8:00. Artword performer. February 9-12: 8:00; Theatre, 75 Portland St. 408-1146. Saturday matinee: 2:30. du Maurier ,(Sundays),2 for 1 Tuesdays. Theatre Centre, 235 Queens Quay ***Toronto Opera Repertoire. W. 973-4000. ,. Mouth Asian Babes. The Yoko Ono Project. Written by Jean Yoon, music by Lee Pui Ming. Deconstruction of myths surrounding Yoko Ono. Jan 13 to Feb 6: 8pm plus Sun. at 2:30. 16 Ryerson Avenue. 417-504-PLAY. ***Young Peoples Theatre. Mella Mella. By Gail Nyoka, Pierre Tetrault dir., Groupe Bassan. Musical African folktale of a girl's coming-of-age. Jan 29 to Feb 26: 2:00. 165 Front Street East. 416-862-2222. . .00 for adults. @ 8't1Hf. .00 for children under 12. n,.t.!::·~ .00 for seniors on February 13 & 20 AshboutOII'GrollpRatesl .f.'QJUUUN I3 & 2.0 @ 2.ptt1 OPENING NIGHT SPEtW. Sl6.00 FOR ADULTS Leah Posluns Theatre. 4588 Bathurst St, Toronto (Between Sheppard & Finch, inside the BATHURST JEWISH CENTRE) Lots of free parking avalablll Yl1eelc:hlir ICCISSibla thutnll To order tickets cal~ {905) 727-2209 English Serenade A Celebratin of Bujamia Brillu nd His Coatemporariu Leaard lHitiac, Teaor Niaa Scott,Stoddart, lezzo-Sopraao William HooHoff, Music Director Edward Fratko, Stace Director Breada Cook, Freac~ Bora ,,,.,;., ' lllteilcllre•trlplei Aaita Bostoek, noreocrap~er i•ter,ret•ti•• 1! tie e~•lic/e A6r1l1• 11d f111c Sat, Feb. 19, ZOOO 8 PI Triaitr Presbyterial Cbrc~ 2737 Bayfiew Ave. (just soad of 401) Tickets Z0/15 (416) 489-5349 or tryptycb@idirect.com Toronto Opera Repertoire Giuseppe Macina, Artistic Director NEW LOCATION Bickford centre, 777 Bloor st. w. Le N ozze di Figaro Rigoletto ())?era lj)(ce~ts torontdartsbou neil An aron'!> tongth body ol I he City of Turon to February 16 through March 23 See WholeNote Music Theatre Listings for specific dates and times. For ticket information call 698-9572

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