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Volume 25 Issue 5 - February 2020

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Visions of 2020! Sampling from back to front for a change: in Rearview Mirror, Robert Harris on the Beethoven he loves (and loves to hate!); Errol Gay, a most musical life remembered; Luna Pearl Woolf in focus in recordings editor David Olds' "Editor's Corner" and in Jenny Parr's preview of "Jacqueline"; Speranza Scappucci explains how not to reinvent Rossini; The Indigo Project, where "each piece of cloth tells a story"; and, leading it all off, Jully Black makes a giant leap in "Caroline, or Change." And as always, much more. Now online in flip-through format here and on stands starting Thurs Jan 30.

North. Works by Ugis

North. Works by Ugis Praulins, Bengt Ollén, Urmas Sisask, Vytautas Miskinis, Ola Gjeilo and others. Rachel Rensink-Hoff, conductor; Lesley Kingham, piano. St. Thomas Anglican Church (St. Catharines), 99 Ontario St., St. Catharines. 905-650-9962. $25/(adv); (sr); (st-university); (youth/child). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Chamber Music Concert. Bach: Sonata No.2 in a BWV2003; Rodrigo: En los trigales, Invocation et danse, Tres piezas españolas; Debussy: Children’s Corner Suite (complete); Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol Op.34. Jorge Caballero, guitar. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519-569-1809. ; (st). ●●8:00: Night Kitchen Too. Variety Show. See and hear a diverse group of performers present their songs, poetry, music and spoken word in a welcoming and warm venue. Invited musicians, poets and spoken word artists; Joe Callahan, co-producer and presenter. Pinnacle Playhouse, 256 Pinnacle St., Belleville. 613-243-9758. . ●●8:00: TD Sunfest World Music & Jazz Series. Nobuntu. Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St. E., London. sunfest.on.ca. /(adv). Sunday February 23 ●●2:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me. Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722 or FirstOntarioPAC.ca. ; (Hot Ticket members); $25(st-univ/college); (st-high school). Also 7:30pm. ●●3:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Maria Soulis and Canadian Sinfonietta. Works by Theodorakis, Bizet, Beethoven and Michael Pepa. Maria Soulis, mezzo; Tak-Ng Lai, conductor. Victoria Hall, Cobourg, 55 King Street W., Cobourg. 905-372-2210. . ●●3:00: Guelph Concert Band. Fantasy and Fables. Soundtrack highlights from The Avengers, Finish the Fight (Halo), Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter Symphonic Suite) and Game of Thrones. St. John’s-Kilmarnock School Jazz Ensemble; Chris Cigolea, conductor. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. $25; (sr/st); (under19). ●●3:00: Musicata. Choir and Chroi. Stanford: Six Irish Folksongs, Op.78; Traditional: Gabhaim Mota Bhride (arr. Wim Verkaik); Michael McGlynn: Geantrai; Traditional: Cockles and Mussels (arr. Jeremy Rawson); John Bell: An Iona Devotional (arr. Christopher Dawes). Chroi (Irish folk group); Chris Pruden, piano; Andrew Downing, bass/cello; Aline Homzy, violin; Roger Bergs, director. Central Presbyterian Church (Hamilton), 165 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton. 905-531- 0345. $25; (sr); (st). ●●3:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. Ensemble Encore. Vox Femina; Double Treble. Venue TBA. orianachoir.com. Prices TBA. Also Feb 22(8pm, Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto ). ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me. Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722 or FirstOntarioPAC.ca. ; (Hot Ticket members); $25(st-univ/college); (st-high school). Also 2:30pm. B. Concerts Beyond the GTA Wednesday February 26 ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Chamber Music Concert. Mozart: Sonata in G K379; Prokofiev: Sonata No.2 in D Op.94a; Elgar: Sonata in e Op.82. Bénédicte Lauzière, violin; Angela Park, piano. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 569-1809. ; (st). Thursday February 27 ●●7:00: Magisterra Soloists. Masterworks. Beethoven: String Trio, Op.9 No.1; Schumann: Piano Quartet, Op.47; Dohnányi: Piano Quintet, Op.1. Guest: Walter Delahunt, piano. Museum London Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N., London. 519-661-0333. ; $25(sr); (st); (child under 10). Friday February 28 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. The Carnyx Trio. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519- 661-3767. Free. ●●7:00: Melos Choir and Period Instruments. Cloisters to Carnival: Melos’ Annual Fundraiser. Early music along with wine, food, and a wide selection of silent auction items. St. George’s Cathedral (Kingston), 270 King St. E., Kingston. 613-767-7245. . Tickets available at kingston.snapd.com, St. George’s Cathedral office or Novel Idea. ●●7:30: Brantford Music Club. Young Artists Recital. Jessica Dawdy, soprano; Jordan Goodridge, voice, Willem Klunder, piano and others. Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford. 1-800-265- 0710. $25; (st). ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. The Symphonically Hip. Strictly Hip; Niagara Symphony Orchestra. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515- 0722 or FirstOntarioPAC.ca. ; (Hot Ticket members); $25(st-univ/college); (sthigh school). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. A World of Music. KUNÉ, multi-instrumentalists; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. -. Also Feb 29. Saturday February 29 ●●2:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Youth Orchestra. Concert 2. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. ; (child). ●●2:00: Peterborough Singers. Canadian Legends. Anka: Diana; Mitchell: Both Sides Now; Lightfoot: Early Morning Rain; Page/ Roberson: If I Had A Million Dollars; Lang: Constant Craving. Aadin Church, baritone; Kate Suhr, soprano; Barry Haggerty, guitar; Steve McCracken, sax; Curtis Cronkwright, drums. Calvary Church Peterborough, 1421 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough. 705- 745-1820. ; (st). ●●3:00: 5 at the First Chamber Players. Schubert “The Trout”. Rossini: Duo; Schubert: Quintet in A D667 “The Trout”. Angela Park, piano; Mayumi Seiler, violin; Yehonatan Berick, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello; Joel Quarrington, bass. First Unitarian Church (Hamilton), 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton. 905-399-5125. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Barrie Concerts. The Talent of Youth. Works by Grainger and others. UofT Brass Ensemble; Gillian MacKay, conductor. Hiway Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. . ●●7:30: Cellar Singers Choir. St. John Passion. Music by Bach. Mitchell Pady, conductor. St. James’ Anglican Church, 58 Peter St. N., Orillia. 705-718-4124. $25; (30 and under). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. A World of Music. KUNÉ, multi-instrumentalists; Andrei Feher, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745- 4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. -. Also Feb 28. Sunday March 1 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Dance Studies in Motion. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. ●●2:30: Niagara Symphony Orchestra. An Ocean Called Owen. Kevin Lau: Postcards from a Blue Planet (selections); Good: An Ocean Called Owen. NSO Arts & Minds Wind Trio; Dwight Schenk, author, artist, songwriter; Scott Good, composer, arranger, narrator; Bradley Thachuk, conductor. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722 or 1-855-515-0722. ; (sr); (30 and under); (arts worker); (st/child); (eyeGO). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Penderecki String Quartet. Beethoven: Quartets Op.18, No.4, 5, 6. KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young St. W., Waterloo. 519- 569-1809. ; $25(st). Wednesday March 4 ●●12:00 noon: Midday Music with Shigeru. Bedford Piano Trio. Hiway Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie. 705-726-1181. ; free(st). ●●7:30: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Sarah Slean and Hawksley Workman. 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688- 0722 or 1-855-515-0722 or FirstOntarioPAC. ca. ; (Hot Ticket members); $25(stuniv/college); (st-high school). Thursday March 5 ●●8:00: TD Sunfest World Music & Jazz Series. Dervish. Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St. E., London. sunfest.on.ca. /(adv). Friday March 6 ●●12:30: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series. Erika Raum, violin; Thomas Wiebe, cello. Von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. Free. ●●7:30: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Virtuoso Jazz. Branford Marsalis Quartet; Branford Marsalis, saxophone. 390 King St. W., Kingston. 613-533-2424 or queensu.ca/theisabel/tickets. -; -(faculty/staff); -(st). ●●8:00: Don Wright Faculty of Music. Instruments of Happiness. Guitar Quartet; Marie- Annick Béilveau, mezzo. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661- 3767. Free. ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Mendelssohn & Schumann. Enescu: Pastorale-Fantaisie; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e; Schumann: Symphony No.3 in E flat “Rhenish”. Liza Ferschtman, violin; Gabriel Bebeselea, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. -. Also Mar 7. Saturday March 7 ●●2:00: Barrie Concert Band. Barrie Concert Rock Band. Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie. 705-735-0720. $25; (st); free(under 13). ●●2:00: King Edward Choir. East Meets West. Martin: Te Deum Laudamus; Raminsh: Ave Verum Corpus; Henderson: A Song of the Seasons. Oliver Balaburski, conductor. Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent Street, Barrie. 705-733-7955. $25; (st). kingedwardchoir.ca. ●●7:30: Chorus Niagara. Touch the Earth Lightly. Gjeilo: Sunrise: A Symphonic Mass; Olson: That’s One Small Step. Niagara Symphony Orchestra Strings; Bradley Thachuk, artistic director; Chorus Niagara Side By Side High School Chorale. Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. 905-688-0722. ; (sr 60+); (under 30); (st valid id); (ch under 15 valid id); (eyeGO high school st valid id). ●●7:30: Grand Philharmonic Choir. Membra Jesu Nostri. Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri. Cardinal Consort of Viols; Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers. Trillium Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St., Waterloo. 519-578-5660 x5290. ; (st/under 30); (child/HS student). ●●8:00: Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Mendelssohn & Schumann. Enescu: Pastorale-Fantaisie; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e; Schumann: Symphony No.3 in E flat “Rhenish”. Liza Ferschtman, violin; Gabriel Bebeselea, conductor. Centre in the Square, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. 519-745-4711 or 1-888-745-4717 or kwsymphony.ca. -. Also Mar 6. 54 | February 2020 thewholenote.com

C. Music Theatre These music theatre listings contain a wide range of music theatre types including opera, operetta, musicals and other performance genres where music and drama combine. Listings in this section are sorted alphabetically by presenter. ●●Blackrose Entertainment. Songs of Pride Land: Music of The Lion King. Regent Theatre, 50 King St. E., Oshawa. 905-721-3399. $25. Feb 17, 2pm. ●●Canadian Opera Company. The Barber of Seville. Music by Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Cesare Sterbini. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. -25. Opens Jan 19, 2pm. Runs to Feb 7. Days and times vary; visit coc.ca for details. ●●Canadian Opera Company. Hansel and Gretel. Music by Engelbert Humperdinck, libretto by Adelheid Wette. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. -25. Opens Feb 6, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 21. Days and times vary; visit coc. ca for details. ●●Canadian Opera Company. Opera for Young Audiences: Hansel and Gretel. Music by Engelbert Humperdinck, libretto by Adelheid Wette. Sung in English. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. -9. Tickets half-price for children under 16. Suitable for Grades 4 and up. Feb 13, 10:30am. Also Feb 15(2pm). ●●Canadian Opera Company. Opera Connect: Music in the Atrium of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Atrium, 610 University Ave. 416- 363-8231. Free and does not require a ticket. Mar 4, 12pm. ●●Canadian Stage. How to Fail as a Pop Star. Written and performed by Vivek Shraya. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416- 368-3110. -. Opens Feb 18, 8pm. Runs to Mar 1. Tues-Thurs/Sat(8pm), Fri(7pm), Sun(2pm). ●●Chorus Niagara. Singathon 2020. Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir; Krista Rhodes, Lynne Honsberger, piano. Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara St., Welland. 905-934-5575. Free. Donations accepted. Event continues until 3pm. Feb 8, 10am. ●●City Centre Musical Productions. The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, based on the novel. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd. 905-615-4720. ; (sr); (st). Opens Mar 6, 8pm. Runs to Mar 15. Thurs-Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). Note: also Mar 14(2pm). ●●City Youth Players/Electric Moon Theatre Company. The Addams Family. Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. City Playhouse Theatre, 1000 New Westminster Dr., Thornhill. 416-500-2701. ; $25(sr/st); (ch). Opens Feb 21, 8pm. Runs to Feb 23. Fri/Sat(8pm), Sat/Sun(1:30pm). ●●Don Wright Faculty of Music. Opera at Western: The Mikado. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. /(adv). Also Feb 1(2pm), 7, 8(2pm), 9(2pm). Opens Jan 31, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 9. Fri(7:30pm), Sat(2pm). Note: also Feb 9(2pm). ●●Drayton Entertainment/Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. Broadway Showstoppers. Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge. 46 Grand Ave. S., Cambridge. 1-855-372-9866. ; $25(st). Opens Feb 14, 7:30pm. Also Feb 15(2pm/7:30pm). ●●Eclipse Theatre Company. Sunday in the Park With George. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine. The Old Jam Factory, 2 Matilda St., 2nd Floor. eclipsetheatre.ca. -. Opens Mar 3, 8pm. Runs to Mar 8. Tues-Sun(8pm), Sat/ Sun(2pm). ●●Hart House Theatre. Legally Blonde: The Musical. Music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach, based on the film. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849. ; (sr); (st). Opens Jan 17, 8pm. Runs to Feb 1. Wed-Sat(8pm), Feb 1(2pm/8pm). ●●Hart House Theatre. Oh, What A Lovely War! Written by Ted Allan, Charles Chilton, Joan Littlewood and Gerry Raffles. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849. ; (sr); (st). Opens Feb 28, 8pm. Runs to Mar 7. Wed-Sat(8pm), Mar 7(2pm/8pm). ●●Kempenfelt Community Players. Mamma Mia! Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson, book by Catherine Johnson. Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Drive, Georgian College Campus, Building C, Barrie. 705-739- 4228. $25.97-.95. Opens Feb 6, 8pm. Runs to Feb 16. Thurs-Sat(8pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Motherhood The Musical. Written by Sue Fabisch. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 1-888-324-6282. .99. Opens Jan 17, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 16. Fri/Sat(7:30pm), Sat/ Sun(3:30pm). ●●Lower Ossington Theatre. Beauty and the Beast. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton. Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St. 1-888-324-6282. .99-.99. Opens Mar 5, 7:30pm. Runs to Apr 5. Thurs- Sat(7:30pm), Sat(3:30pm), Sun(12pm/4pm). ●●Meadowvale Music Theatre. The Wedding Singer. Music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, book by Tim Herlihy and Chad Beguelin, based on the film. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd., Mississauga. 905- 615-4720. -. Opens Feb 7, 8pm. Runs to Feb 16. Thurs-Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). Note: also Feb 15(2pm). ●●Meridian Hall. We Will Rock You. Features music of Queen, book by Ben Elton. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre), 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. and up. Opens Feb 7, 8pm. Also Feb 8(2pm, 8pm). ●●Mirvish. Come From Away. Music, lyrics and book by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. 416-872-1212. and up. Ongoing. Tues- Sat(8pm), Wed(1:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Mirvish. The Phantom of the Opera. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe, book by Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. 416-872-1212. and up. Opens Jan 8, 8pm. Runs to Feb 2. Tues- Sat(8pm), Wed(1:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Mirvish. Hamilton. Music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212. and up. Opens Feb 11, 8pm. Runs to May 17. Tues- Sat(8pm), Wed(1:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). Note: Open captioned performance Apr 5, 2pm. ●●Mirvish. Riverdance 25. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. 416-872-1212. and up. Opens Feb 25, 8pm. Runs to Mar 1. Tues-Sat(8pm), Wed(1:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Musical Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre Company. Caroline, or Change. Music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics and book by Tony Kushner. Jully Black, performer. Measha Brueggergosman, performer. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-872-1212. and up. Opens Jan 30, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 15. Days and times vary; visit musicalstagecompany.com for details. ●●Nathaniel Dett Chorale. Voices of the Diaspora -- Harriet Tubman: The Opera. Music and libretto by Nkeiru Okoye. Tribute Communities Recital Hall, York University, 4700 Keele St. 416-736-2100. ; $25(sr); (st); free(ch). Feb 7, 7:30pm. ●●National Ballet. New Work by Crystal Pite & Chroma & Marguerite and Armand. Music by Joey Talbot and Jack White, and Franz Liszt. Crystal Pite, choreographer. Wayne McGregor, choreographer. Frederick Ashton, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 345-9595. and up. Opens Feb 29, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 7. Wed-Sat(7:30pm). Thurs/Sat/ Sun(2pm). ●●Northumberland Players. Chicago. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Capitol Theatre, 20 Queen St., Port Hope. 905-885-1071. .50- .50. Opens Feb 21, 8pm. Runs to Mar 1. Thurs-Sat(8pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). Note: also Feb 23(8pm). ●●Opera by Request. Das Rheingold. Music and libretto by Richard Wagner. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. ; (Cycle). In concert with English Surtitles accompanied by piano and selected orchestral instruments. Feb 14, 7:30pm. ●●Opera by Request. Die Walküre. Music and libretto by Richard Wagner. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. ; (Cycle). In concert with English Surtitles with piano accompaniment and selected orchestral instruments. Feb 15, 6pm. ●●Opera by Request. Siegfried. Music and libretto by Richard Wagner. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. ; (Cycle). In concert with English Surtitles with piano accompaniment and selected orchestral instruments. Feb 16, 2pm. ●●Opera by Request. Götterdämmerung. Music and libretto by Richard Wagner. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416- 455-2365. ; (Cycle). In concert with English Surtitles with piano accompaniment and selected orchestral instruments. Feb 17, 3pm. ●●Opera by Request. Turandot. Music by Giacomo Puccini, with Franco Alfano, libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. College St. United Church, 452 College St. 416-455- 2365. . Mar 7, 7:30pm. ●●Opera Revue. Opera Revue. A night of opera, art song and comedy in a casual bar setting. Works by Mozart, Donizetti and Handel. Danie Friesen, soprano; Claire Harris, piano. The Emmett Ray, 924 College St. 647- 637-7491. PWYC. Feb 5, 9:30pm. ●●Opera York. The Merry Widow. Music by Franz Lehár, libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. From ; $25(st). Feb 28, 7:30pm. Also Mar 1(mat). ●●Peterborough Theatre Guild. 33 Variations. By Moises Kaufman. The Guild Hall, 364 Rogers St., Peterborough. 705-745-4211. -$25. Opens Jan 17, 8pm. Runs to Feb 1. Thurs- Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). ●●Ryleepuss Productions. Mamma Mia! Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson, book by Catherine Johnson. Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. S., Uxbridge. 1-866-808- 2006. $25; (sr); (st). Opens Feb 13, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 22. Thurs-Sat(7:30pm), Sun(2pm). Note: Feb 22 show at 2pm. ●●Scarborough Music Theatre. Little Shop of Horrors. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics and book by Howard Ashman. Scarborough Village Community Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 416-267-9292. ; (sr/st). Opens Feb 6, 8pm. Runs to Feb 22. Thurs-Sat(8pm), Sun(2pm). Note: Feb 22 show at 2pm. ●●Show One Productions. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416-872-1212. -5. Opens Mar 7, 8pm. Also Mar 8(2pm/7pm). ●●St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society. Patience. Music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W. S. Gilbert. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St. 437-233-6237. ; $25(sr/st). Opens Jan 24, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 2. Thurs/ Fri(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Tapestry Opera. Jacqueline. Music by Luna Pearl Woolf, libretto by Royce Vavrek. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 416-537- 6066. -. Opens Feb 19, 8pm. Runs to Feb 23. Wed-Sat(8pm), Sun(4pm). ●●Theatre Ancaster Classics Company. South Pacific, in Concert. Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Old Firehall Arts Centre, 334 Wilson St. E., Ancaster. 905-304-7469. ; (sr); (st). Opens Feb 8, 2pm. Runs to Feb 9. Sat/ Sun(2pm/7:30pm). ●●Theatre Orangeville. Early Morning Rain: The Legend of Gordon Lightfoot. Created by Leisa Way. Orangeville Town Hall Opera House, 87 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-942- 3423. ; (st). Opens Feb 13, 8pm. Runs to Mar 1. Wed/Sun(2pm), Thurs/Fri(8pm), Sat(7pm). Note: also Feb 26(7pm) (Relaxed Performance). ●●Theatre Sheridan. Cabaret. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff. Macdonald-Heaslip Hall, 1430 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville. 905-815-4049. ; (sr). Opens Feb 11, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 23. Tues-Thurs(7:30pm), Fri/Sat(8pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). Note: no eve Feb 22. ●●Theatre Sheridan. Stars of Mars. Music and lyrics by Daniel Abrahamson, book and lyrics by Ashley Botting. Studio Theatre, 1430 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville. 905-815-4049. ; (sr). Opens Feb 14, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 23. Tues-Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2pm). ●●Toronto Beach Chorale. Carmina Burana. Music by Carl Orff. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 647-812-2505. /$25(adv); /.50(7-18); free(under 7). torontobeachchorale.com. Mar 1, 3pm. ●●University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Opera Spotlight - Mansfield Park. Edward Johnson Building, Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3750. Free. Open to the public. Mar 5, 12:10pm. thewholenote.com February 2020 | 55

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