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Volume 10 Issue 8 - May 2005

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OPERA AND MUSIC THEATRE A funny Thing Happened On The Way To The forum. Peterborough Theatre Guild. By Shevelove & Gelbart; music & · lyrics by Sondheim; Sandy MacDonald, di· rector. To May 14. 364 Rogers St., Peterbor· ough. 705-745-4211. , (sr).(st). A Night at the Opera: 3 One Act Operas. Diva! Diva! Diva! Kapilow: Green Eggs and Ham; Menotti: The Telephone; The Me· dium. May 7: 7:30. Calvin Church. 26 Delisle Ave. 416-846-5438. $ 20, , $10. Ain't Misbehavin'. Canstage. Music by Fats Waller; starring Jackie Richardson. To . June 25. Mon-Sat: 8:00, Wed: 1 :30; Sat: 2:00. Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 416-368-3110. -$BO. Blue Man Group. Percussion & Dadaist performance art. Previews begin June 5, regular run June 14 to mid-August. Tues· Thurs: 8:00; Fri, Sat: 7:00 & 10:00pm; Sun: 2:00. Panas.onic Theatre. 651 Yonge. 416-872-1111. . Company. Encore Entertainment. Music & lyrics by Sondheim; musical direction by Ellen Kestenberg. James Vezina, Liz Best. Donna Jacobs, David Lang, David Cardinal & other performers. May 5 . 7, 10-14: 8:00; May 8, 15: 2:00. Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416· 733-0558. ,(eve), ,(mat). Oora the Explorer live: Dora's Pirate Adventure. Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts. Musical for children. May 31, June 1-3: 7:00, June 2: 10:30am; June 4: 1 O:OOam, 1 :30 & 5:30; June 5: 1 O:OOam & 1 :30. 1 Front St. East. 416· 872-2262. -, group rates. Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado. Alexan· der Singers and Players. Angela Ha· waleshka, producer/director; Gwyneth Ses· tito, musical director; Brigitte Pilato, chore· ographer. May 14, 19-21: 8:00; May 15,22: 2:00; May 18: 12:00 noon. Leah Posluns Theatre. 4588 Bathurst St. 416-324-1259. .50,. Gypsy. Shaw Festival. By Styne & Sondheim. Starring Nora Mclellan & Julie Mar· tell; Paul Sportelli, musical director. To October 30, various times. Festival Thea· tre, 10 Queen's Parade, Niagara-on·the­ Lake. 800-511-7429. -. Hello Dolly. Stratford Festival. Music & lyrics by Herman. May 7 to November 6, various times. Festival Theatre. 55 Queen St., Stratford. 800-567-1600. -$100. Into th11 Woods. Stratford Festival. Mu· sic & lyrics by Sondheim. To October 30, various times. Avon Theatre, 99 Downie St., Stratford. 800-567-1600. -$100. la Cage aux Foiles. Scarborough Music Theatre. Music & lyrics by Herman. May 5·8, 12-15.19-21. Thurs-Sat: B:OO, Sun 2:00. Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 416-396-4049. , (sr/ st. Thurs eve & Sun mat). Lloyd Webber/Rice: Evita. Mirvish Productions. Starring Kathy Voytko, Bradley Dean, Philip Hernandez, Gabriel Buriafato & Kate Manning. To June 5. Tues-Sat: B:OO, Wed & Sun: 2:00. Princess of Wales Thea· tre, 300 King St. West. 416·B72-1212. -. Mamma Mia! Mirvish-Productions. Musi· cal based on the songs of ABBA. Music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjiirn Ulvaeus; book by Catherine Johnson; dir.ected by Phyl· Iida Lloyd. To.May 22. Tues-Sat 8:00; Wed, Sat & Sun 2:00. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. West. 416-872-1212. $ 26 to . Milk International Children's Festival of the Arts: Beneath the Banyan Tree. Harbourfront Centre. Story told with tradi· tional Indian & contemporary music, dance & puppetry. Ages 6 +. May 22: 12:30 & 3:30; May 23: 12:00 noon. Premiere Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West. 416-973· 4000. Milk International Children's Festival of the Arts: Past Half Remembered. Har· bourfront Centre. Story told in music, physical theatre & mime. Ages 11 +. May 22 & 28: 1 :00; May 23: 3:45; May 24 & 26: 10:30am; May 27: 11 :30am. Har· bourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000. My fair lady. Etobicoke Musical Pro· ductions. By Lerner & Loewe. May 6: 8:00; May 1.7: 2:00. Burnhamthorpe Audi· torium, 500 The East Mall. 416-248-041 O. , (youth), group rate. Nigredo Hotel. Tapestry New Opera Works. Music by Nie Gotham; libretto by Ann-Marie MacDonald; Alexander Dobson, Patricia O'Callaghan, singers; Wayne Strongman, music director. Previews May 5 & 6: B:OO; Gala May 7: 8:00; Literary Night May 10: 8:00; May 11-13: 8:00, May 14: 6:00 & 9:00, May 15: 2:00. Fermenting Cellar, Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill St. 416-537-6066. Previews , Gala 0, eve: , mat: . Puccini: Madams Butterfly. Royal Opera Canada. May 5.7.12, 14: 8:00. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416· 872-1111. ·cANCELLEO• Puccini: Tosca. Orchestra London/Pacific Opera Victoria. Christiane Riel, so· prano; Marc Hervieux, tenor; John Avey, baritone; Timothy Vernon, cond.uctor. June 3,5.7,9.11: 7:30. Grand Theatre. 471 Rich· mond St., London. 519-672-8800, 800- 265-1593. -5. Purcell: Dido and Aeneas. Artrage. Jae· qui Lyn Fidlar, Dirk Robinson, Farah Hack, Wayne Line, performers; Artrage Ensemble and Orchestra; Douglas J. Rice, artistic director. To May 1: 8:00. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-893-0984. ,. Proceeds to PWA Charitable Foundation to ben fit AIDS awareness. Purcell: Dido and Aeneas. Harbourfront Centre/Canadian Children's Opera Chorus. For ages 6 to adult. May 7 & 8: 2:00 & 7:30. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West. 416-973-4000. ,. Rodgers & Hammerstein with Hart. Hamilton Philharmonic/Theatre Aquari· us. Songs and scenes from Broadway musicals. Guests: tba; Michael Reason, conductor. May 11-14: 8:00, May 14: 2:00. Do· fasco Centre For The Arts, 190 King Wil· liam St., Hamilton. 905-526-6556. Prices vary with performance date. Seussica/ - The Musical. Etobicoke School of the Arts. May 31, June 1,2,3: 7:30. 675 Royal York Rd. 416-394-6910. ,. Stardust follies. Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. Song-dance-comedy revue. To June 29. Wednesdays: 2:00. 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford. 519· 758-8090, 800-265-0710. . The Orphan Boy. Ensemble Noir/dance Immersion. Masai Tale told through msic & dance. Music by Ndodana; choreography by Vivine Scarlett and Germaul Yusef Barnes. May 26-28: 8:00. May 28: 1 :00. Artword Theatre, 75 Portland St. Info: 416-923-9400, tickets: 416-366· 7723. ,. JAZZ IN THE JAZZ LISTINGS ••• Vienna, Budapest, Paris - An Operetta Extravaganza from Europe. Roy Thom· son Hall/Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Highlights from Strauss: Die Fleder· maus; Kalman: Czardas Princess; Lehar: Merry Widow. Budapest Operetta Theatre; Miklos Gabor Kerenyi, director. May 17 8:00. 60 Simcoe. 4 l 6·872-4255. .50· .50. Weill/Brecht: Happy End. Shaw Festi· val. Featuring Glynis Ranney, Benedict Campbell & Jay Turvey; Paul Sportelli, mu· sical director. May 15 to October 28, vari· ous times. Royal George Theatre, 85 Queen St., Niagara-on-the-Lake. 800-511-7429. -. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 30 Richardson. Jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano performs in Toronto ' London and Hamilton. And ina".y, May marks the beginning of the "spring concert" season for high schools across the province. While not part of our usual coverage, these concerts can be wonderful opportunities to discover some inc edible music of all genres, including jazz. Some ?f these are hsted in our concert listings in the magazine, and the Jazz quick p1cks on our website this month. Why not go out and _ support music at an early level? Have fun! 1055 Restaurant and Bar 1055 Yonge Street, 416-482-8485 Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St. 416-481-6865 Every Mon Salsa Night w/ frank Bischun. Every Tue Christopher Plock. Every Wed The Outlaws Jau Blues and Motown. Every Thu The flow w/ Carlos Morgan. Every Sun Jam Session w/ Tony Springer Band May 6, 7, 13 Soular. May 14 Sonic Mission. May 20 The Groove Divas. May 21 The Groove Matrix. May 27, 28 Sonic Playground. Alto Basso 718 College St., 416-534-9522 Every Sun Trans Mod Airways Ben Wicks Pub 424 Parliament, 416-534-9522 All shows start at 8 or 8:30. No cover. First Sat/Month Myrna and Nick Van Weezerdenburg & Downtown Jazz Band. Second Sat/Month fern lindzon Trio, Fourth Sat/Month Janine Blanchard. Black Swan 154 Danforth Ave. 416-469-0537 Boiler House 55 Mill St. 416-203-2121 C'est What 67 Front St. E. 416-869-9499 Saturday afternoon traditional jazz from the Hot Five Jazzmakers. ChickN'Deli 744 Mount Pleasant Rd. 416-489-3363 Big band music every first and third Monday of the month. Free Times Cate 320 College St. 416-967-1078 May 15 The Sisters Of Sheynville JAZZ: IN THE CLUBS Gate 403 Sophia Perlman 403 Roncesvalles. 416-588-2930 May 5 Kurt Neilson Jau Trio. May 6 Laura Hubert Jau and Blues Trio. May 7 Wayne Charles and Julian Fauth Blues Ouo. May 12 Dino Domine/Ii Jau Ouo. May 13 Jesse Barksdale French Jau. May 14 Jim Helnerman and Brandi Disterheft Jazz Ouo. May 15 Peter Hill Jazz Ouo. May 19 Son Roberts Nu Blues Band. May 20 Amanda Martinez Latin Jazz Duo. May 21 James Morrison and Julian Fauth Blues Duo. May 29 Elizabeth Shephard Jazz Ouo Graffiti's Bar and Grill 170 Baldwin St. 416-506-6699 Every Wed. James and Jay Grasshopper Jazz and Blues Bar 460 Parliament St. 416-323-1210 Music starts at 10. No Cover. Grossman's Tavern 379 Spadina Ave. 416-977-7000 Founded and led by Kid Bastien until his death in early 2003, the Happy Pals are still rocking the house Saturdays 4-8 pm. May 1 Nicola Vaughan, The Nationals with Brian Caber. May 2 Laura Hubert Band. May 3 Chris Caddell. May 4 Mike MacDonald Open Stage. May 5 Kirk Broadbridge. May 6 Gary Kendall Blues Band. May 7 The Happy Pals, Caution Jam. May 8 Nicola Vaughan Jam, The Nationals with Brian Caber. May 9 Laura Hubert ·Band. May 10 Chris Caddell. May 11 Mike McDonald Open Stage. May 12 Healthy Scratch. May 13 Kenny Brown and the Pervaders. May 14 The Happy Pals, Espana/a Slim. May 15 Nicola Vaughan Jam, The Nationals with Brian Caber. May 16 Laura Hubert Band. May 17 -20 Grossman's JOth Anniversary Week! Check Websie for Details. 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Mike McKenna & Gary Kendall. May 22 Nicola Vaughan Acoustic Jam, The Nationals. May 23 Laura Hubert Band. May 24 Chris Caddell. May 25 Mike McDonald Open Stage Jam. May 26 Pete Schmidt & Shane Scott. May 27 Frankie Foo-SK A. May 28 The Happy Pals, Julian Fauth. May 29 Nicola Vaughan Jam, The Nationals with Brian Caber. May 30 Laura Hubert Band. May 31 Chris Caddell. Home Smith Bar The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Road, 416-236- 2641 May 6 Jane Fair Trio. May 13 Russ little Trio. May 20 Price Cave Trio. May 27 Kevin Turcotte Trio. Hot House Cafe Market Square. 416-366-7800 Jazz Brunch every Sunday. Le Saint Tropez 315 King St. W. 416-591-3600 Live music 7 days a week. Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas West. May 1 Tasa w/ Druba Ghosh. May 2 Burlesque: Oh, Honey!. May 4 Vanessa lee. May 5 Veda Hille. May 6 Cubadisco Salsatour Party w/ Cate Cubano. May 7 Salsa Saturday w/ Marron Matizado. May 8 Paraiso Tropical w/ Cate Cubano. May 12 Small World Music Presents Lal "!'ith Jugular. May 13 Salsa Saturday w/ Cache. May 14 Salsa Saturday w/ Ruben Vazquez. May 15 Honey Catz. May 18 Cane fire live. May 19 Autorickshaw. May 20 Salsa Friday w/ Proyecto Charanguero. May 21 Salsa Saturday w/ Cache. May 26 Galitcha w/ Tantra. May 27 Salsa Friday w/ Cache. May 28 Cubadisco Salstour Party w/ Cate Cubano. Mezzetta 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687 "Wednesday Concerts in a Cale Series." Sets at 9 and 10:15 pm. Reservations recommended for first set. May 4 David Virelles, Luis Denis. May 11 Don Thompson, Reg Schwager. May 18 Michael Occhipinti, Kevin Turcotte. May 25 Roland Hunter. Richard Whiteman. June 1 Richard Whiteman, lee Wallace. June 8 Bernie Senensky, Bill McBirnie. Mezzrows 1546 Queen St. W. 416-535-4906 Parkdale neighborhood pub featuring jazz and blues on Saturday afternoons, Sunday evenings and a live jam every other Wednesday. Michelle's Brasserie. 162 Cumberland St. 416-944-1504 Montreal Bistro 65 Sherbourne. 416-363-0179 www May 2 Kinga Gorny w/ Don Thompson Trio, May 3 John Neudorf Ouintet. My 4 Kye Marshall Ouartet. May 5 -7 Doug Riley/ Jim Galloway Ouartet. May 9 Toronto Jazz Orchestra. May 10-14 Ron Davis Ouartet. May 16 Ken Page Memorial Trust Benefit. May 17-21 John Sherwood Trio May 24 Julie Michels Trio. May 25 Andrew De Campos Ouintet. May 26-28 Bill McBirnie with the Mark Eisenman Trio. May 30 Elizabeth Shepherd Trio. May 31-June 4 PM Nimmons Ouartet. MAY 1 - JUNE 7 200 N'Awlins Jazz Bar and Dining 299 King St. W. 316-595-1958 Cajun style cooking and New Orlean Style jazz. Orbit Room 508 College St. 416-535-0613 Every Fri The Stickmen. Every Sat The Oexters. Every Sun Dave Murphy Band. Every Mon Kevin Breit and the Sisters Euclid. Every Tue School of Roots. Every Wed LMT Connection. Every Thu De la Funk. Pilot Tavern 22 Cumberland 416·923·5716 One of Toronto's oldest watering holes with a tradition of live jazz every Saturday afternoon. Reservoir Lounge 52 Wellington 416-955-0887 Every Mon Bradley and the Bouncers. Every Tue Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm. Every Wed Guest Performer Night. Every Thu Janice Hagen. Every Fri Chet Valiant Every Sat Tony Cassis Revival 783 College Street West. Rex Jazz and Blues Bar 194 Queen St. W. 416-598-2475 May 1 Humber College Community Music School Recital, Swing Rosie, The Cod. May 2 Peter Hill Trio, Chris Williams with Edmund Velasc. May 3 Elizabeth Shepherd Duo, Rex Jazz Jam. May 4 Andrew Boniwell, Vanessa Rodriguez B3 Organ Trio. May 5 Kevin Ouain, Vanessa Rodriguez B-3 Organ Trio. May 6 Melissa Stylianou Trio, Artie Roth Ouintet. May 7 Ed Vokurka Swing Ensemble, Bruce Cassid_y's Hotfoot Orchestra, Tricycle, Ted's Warren Commission. May 8 UofT Jazz Workshop, Beverly Taft Ouartet, Swing Rosie, Marilyn Lerner Ouartet. May 9 Peter Hill Trio, Dino Domine/Ii Ouartet. May 10 Elizabeth Shepherd Duo, Classic Rex Jazz Jam. May 11 Andrew Boniwell Trio, Barry Romberg Group. May 12 Kevin Ouain, The liquidaires. May 13 Sara Dell Ouartet, Brian D Kane Ouintet. May 14 Ed Vokurka Swing Ensemble, Blue Rooom, Tricycle, William Carn Ouintet. May 15 UofT Jazz Workshop, Club Ojango Traditional Sextet, Swing Rosie, Sum Dim Combo: May 16 Tim Hamil Ouartet, Chris Hunt Tentet + 3 . May 17 Elizabeth Shepherd Duo, Classic Rex Jazz Jam. May 18 Andrew Boniwell · Trio, CO Release: Louis Simao and David French. May 19 Kevin Ouain, Spencer Barefield Ouartet. May 20 Melissa Stylianou Trio, Spencer Barefield Ouartet. May 21 Ed Vokurka Swing Ensemble, Laura Hubert Band, Holly Clark Ouartet, Michael Dcchipinti's Sicilian Jazz Project. May 22 UofT Jazz Workshop, Freeway Dixieland Septet, Swing Rosie, Bob Seely and Bob Baldori Boogie Woogie. May 23 Peter Hill trio, Yeno Choi Sextet. May 24 Elizabeth Shepherd Duo, Classic Rex Jazz Jam. May 25 Andrew Boniwell Trio, The Heilig Maneuver. May 26 Kevin Ouain, Brenda Earle Ouartet. May 27 Melissa Stylianou, Alistair Kay's World of Trombones. May 28 · Ed Vokurka Swing Ensemble, Swing Shift Big Band, Tricycle, Kiki Misumi: May 29 UofT Jazz Workshop, Red Peppers Dixieland Jazz Band, Swing Rosie, WWW.THEWHOL Convergence In. May 30 Peter Hl11 Trio, Chris Hunt Tentet+3. May 31 Elizabeth Shepherd Duo, Classic Rex Jazz Jam. Safari Bar and Grill 1749 Avenue Rd. 416· 787-6584 Every Tues Encore Jazz B-11 pm. Sassafraz 100 Cumberland 416-964-2222 Thu-Sun Washington Savage. Sat, Sun Roy Patterson Trio. Top O' The Senator 253 Victoria St. 416-364-7517 ANNOUNCEMENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS "May 1 7:30: Burlington Concert Band/Big Brant Swing Band. Vf.Oay 6Dth Anniversary CIXICf!ft and Dance. 40s big band rrusic; WW II mem orabilia. Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Bur· loak Drive. 905-637-1661. . Net proceeds to Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund. "May 1-30. New Adventures in Sound Art. Deep Wireless Installations. Included are: •four Foxhole Radios by Paul DeMarinis (se· ries of working radios constructed from un· likely materials); •Lecture of Comrade Stalin by Paul DeMarinis (voices of Stalin, Elvis Presley, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk & Spike Jones mingle & converse, made audible by a mobile of radios); •Around radio roadmovies by Chantal Dumas, Christian Calon & Don Sinclair; ·who are the people in the radio? by Anna Friz; •Radio Art Station (listening space to tune in to international radio art, including works collected in NASA's 2004 submissions call). The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. West. 416-910-7231. Free. "May 5 6:00: Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Eye on the Arts - an Auction for the Senses. Featuring jazz/soul band Black· burn; raffle draw; Lucy Zilio, Emcee. CNIB Conference Centre, 1929 Bayview Ave. 416- 4B6-2500 x8248. . "May 7 6:00: Halton Museum Foundation. Hearthside Dinner 'n Music Series. William Black· tun & The Daredevs of Soul featuring Ricky Day. Dinner 6pm; music 8pm. Halton Region Muse· um, Kelso Conservation Area, Milton. 905-875· 2200 x21. . Fundraiser for the Museum. "May 7 6:30 : midnight: Opera York. Jewels The Trane Club 964 Bathurst St. 416-913-8197 The Tranzac 292 Brunswick Ave. 416-923-8137 JAZZ: CONCERTS Consult our website at for a handy "Ouick Pick" guide to more than 30 jazz-related events in our live concert listings. LECTURES/SYMPOSIA ETCETERA of the Opera. Gala fundraiser including dinner, operatic concert & dancing. Famee Furlane, Woodbridge. 905-830-0453. . "May 7 & 8 1 Oam-4pm: Doors Open Ontario 2005. Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts. Built 1897, Hamilton Conservatory of Music from 1905 to 1979, now offers over 90 art programs along with dance & music studio space. 126 James Street South, Hamil· ton. 905-263-8590, 800-263-8590. Free. "May 8 8:30: First European Union Film and Music Festival Toronto 2005. Chopin­ Oesire for love. 2002 film by Jerzy Antczak, with classical score performed by Yo-Yo Ma, Janusz Olejniczak, Emanuel Ax & Pamela Frank. Kinowelt Hall, Goethe-lnstitut Toronto, 163 King St. West. 416-593-5257. Free. "May 11 6:30: RCM. Parents Information Night. Presentations from RCM faculty, staff & students about classes for children newborn to 12 years. Room 305, 90 Croatia St. 416· 408-2824 x321. Free. "May 14, 15: TSO Volunteer Committee. TO National Piano Concerto Competition. Cre· ated to encourage & foster the talent of young Canadian pianists. May 14 1 Oam-6pm: First Round: olo Recital maximum 30 min· utes; May 15 1 :00-3:00: Final Round: Complete Piano Concerto; May 15: 3:00: Awards Ceremony and Reception. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park. 416-593-7769 x358. Free. "May 14 3:00: First European Union Film and Music Festival Toronto 2005. Chopin - Desire for love. Kinowelt Hall, Goethe-lnstitut Toronto. See May 8. ANNOUNCEMENTS ETC CONTINUES ••• CONDUCTOR WANTED For ON·OSCATOPOEIA - the Hart House Jazz Choir - Experienced conductor, fluent in the vocal.jazz idiom, wanted to lead a 20 member auditioned group ofU ofT students and senior members Rehearsals Monday nights, 5-7pm, Sept. - April 2 concerts per term: end of November and March Honorarium granted Interested candidates are encouraged to visit or email for more information Please submit applications by Spm - May 25th, 2005 HART HOUSE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

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