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Volume 9 Issue 2 - October 2003

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Music.Theatre Spotlight

Music.Theatre Spotlight bySarahB. Hood Cheers, pageants and Shakespeare's songs If you haven't yet tasted the pleasures' of the remodeled Distillery Historic Disnict, you have one more reason to explore it. From October 8 to 26 the · inniguing red rosr theatre presents ](Xlll, a pageantproouction about Joan of Arc that features puppets, live mu­ John Millard sic and even a burning at the stake. The cast includes Christine Brubaker, writing music for Simpl, which plays Panick McManus and the hugely ta!- at Tarragon Theatre next spring. In ented Karin Rarxloja, formerly a rnem- mid-November he'll be workshopping ber of Winnipeg's Primu8 Theatre. Brecht's seldom-seen Caucasian Chalk The songs and most of the musical CTrcle with Richard Greenblatt and accompaniment are by composer ~ohn Ross Manson. Millard. "I guess most of it is a cape!- Another upcoming outdoor show Ia, -accompanied by my latest instni- that incorporates music, puppets and ment, the cittern," he says. This an- pageantry is Clay and Paper Theatre's cient instrument "has five courses of 4thAmumJ. NighJ of Dread, to be held double strings tuned in unison" and re- on Saturday, October 25 in Dufferin sembles "a very large, arch-topped Grove Park. It's an evening set aside mandolin". Whenhe'snotperforming · to Jet people imagine their most terriin Joan, Millard may be found at folk ble fears and make them real, then banfestivals with his barxlJohnMillardand ish them and send them on their way. Happy Day (their new CD is called Call 416-537-9105 or visit www. "Citizens Awake!"). He's also work- to find how to ing on a musical version of Cyrano with participate, or even help put the festiperformer Martin Julien for British-Co-· val together ahead of time. Iumbia's Caravan Fann Theatre and R o · Y A L I O I°'' [ R A I c A N A - D A AIDA FESTIVAL CHORUS AUDITIONS Rehearsals for Aida Festival Chorus begin January 2004 2003-2004 Season Carmen Nafrucco Oct 2(s), 4, 5(m), 7, 9, 11 LAC Oct 14(s), 16, 18, 23, 25 TCA 'Tfie Magic :fEute 1 Feb 19(s), 21, 22(m), 24, 26, 28 LAC Mar 2(s), 4, 6, 11, 13 TCA Nov 13(s), 15, 16(m), 18, 20, 22 LAC Nov 25(s), 27, 29 Dec 4,. 6 TCA AUia Apr 22(s), 24, 25(m), 27, 29, May 1 LAC May 4(s), 6, 8, 13, 15 TCA (s) designates performance for students (m): Matinee LAC: Living Arts Centre TCA: Toronto. Centre for the Arts To arrange an audition date and time please e-mail or fax 416-482-7044 SHOW TUNES: . UIE EARLY DAYS Some of us who like musical theatre speare has the actors use those songs ... in very dramatic ways," Fallis says . There are also places where people refer to well-known songs. Pistol in have a tendency to pepper our conversations with. lyrics. Apparently this is Henry IV says in passing "O death, rock me to sleep", the title of a consort song, an old habit. On October 17and18,the wbile "in Much Ado About Nothing, 'ToFonto Consort is performing a concert called Shakespeare's Songbookwhich is also, not coincidentally, the titie of a new book by music historian Ross Duffin that ei(plores the 200 or one of the characters says she'll sit aroundamsigh "heyhoforahusbarxl," which was also a familiar s6ng title. Whether penned, borrowed or merely nodded to by the Bard, "I think more song references in Shakespeare. it's safe to say all the pieces on the pro- "There are maybe six or eight songs gram, [he] kriew," says Fallis. . that scholars have generally agreed are from the original productions'," says BLACK GIRL RETURNS Toronto Consort artistic director Dav- To the delight of many, the Mirvishes id Fallis. So if you can hum "It Was a are bringing back Djanet Sears' The Lover and His Lass" or "Full Fathom 'Adventures Of A Black Girl In Search Five" or "Where the Bet; Sucks, There Of God from October 28, 2003 to Suck I", you're singing one of Shake- March 2004 in its original home at the speare's original hits. But many nines dti Maurier Theatre Centre. "Our aim for lyrics in the plays (like "How Shall is to go further than we did before," I My True Love Know" and "When . says Sears. "The basic cbre, the es­ That I Was A Little Tiny Boy") were sence of the play is the same, but we. probably written much later. have brand new text, brand new a "Then there are some examples of capella music, brand new choreograsongs that people sing onstage that we phy." The play has already won a Dora know referred to songs in Shake- Award for choreographer Vivine &;arspeare's day," says Fallis. "For in- Jett. stance, when Ophelia [in Hamlet] is OUTOFTOWN going mad, she sings 'Bonny Sweet .Finally, the autumn may be upon us, Robin'." It would have been unseemly but the summer festivals continue. At for an unmarried girl to perform such the Shaw Festival, Brecht's Happy End a bawdy song in public so "it's used in closes on October 31, while On the the play to show how she's becoming Twentieth Century runs until Noverhunhiilged," Fallis explains. On the oth- be 2 M hil s " d' a· · hand . uld ha bee .te r . eanw e, trabor s g1 er , 1t wo ve n qw ac- . d" · N be 1 bl. ti Desd · 0th ll to bids au 1ences adieu on ovem r cepta e or emona m e o · be · ti · "Th Will So' ,, · · "th ' and preparanons gm or next sumsmg e ow ng m pnvate WI mer' s Gµys and Dolls and Anything her gentlewoman. "Everybody would Go · ' _ have known those songs, and Shake- es. 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