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Volume 3 Issue 7 - April 1998

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TORONTO OPERETTA THEATRE­ THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD Toronto Operetta Theatre will venture away from continental Europe to the island kingdom with its production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard this month. Taking the part of Jack Point will be Henry Ingram, who with Bill Si! va is a prime mover behind both TOT and Opera in Concert. Well known of late for his famous fund-raising back yard barbecues, Henry is a regular TOT performer, wlio also has a long G & S history behind him. He appeared as Nanky­ Poo in Stratford's 1982 production of The Mikado, (pictured above) a production which is being revived by its director, Brian Macdonald, at Ottawa's National Arts Centre this summer. ETOBICOKE MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS - OKLAHOMA If you really wantlto keep your finger on the pulse of music theatre keep track of Etobicoke Musical Productions. Their autumn 1997 production of Chicago was, shall we say, "slightly ahead of its time". They are now poised to bring us three weekends of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's Oklahoma, beginning April 24. If you haven't seen this blockbuster musical isn't it about time? Go west young man or woman, not too far - just to Highway 427 and Bumhamthorpe Road, then north half a K. to the BumhamthorpeAuditorium. CANADIAN CHILDREN'S OPERA CHORUS­ JULIUS CAESAR JONES The Canadian Children's Opera Chqrus is presentingMalcolm Williamson and Geoffrey Dunn's 1966 piece, Juli~ Caesar ]ones, in early May. Reuniting the creative team from last year's zany Hart House Pinafore this year's offering is a very different beast! The opera, written specifically for children, has 13 solo parts for children and three lesser roles for adults. The story is of a group of children in a garden-world of fantasy, the "Fortunate Isles," and their collision with the adult world and each other. WHOLENOTE'S MUSIC THEATRE LISTINGS APRIL & EARL V MA V *** Brampton Music Theatre. Godspe/1. Updated musical version of the Gospel according to St. Matthew by Stephen Schwartz. April 9-12, 16-18. Pearson Theatre, 150 Central Park Drive, Brampton. 905-874-2800.,. *** Canadian Children's Opera Chorus. Julius Caesar Jones. Malcolm Williamson, composer; libretto by Geoffrey Dunn. Matinees for schools, May 7 and 8; public performances May 9 (2:00 and 7:00pm). and May 10 (2:00pm). duMaurier Theatre Centre, Harbourfront. 41 6 973-4000. *** Canadian Opera Company. Puccini: Madams Butterfly. In Italian with English surtitles. Marina Mescheriakova, Badry Maislfradze, Anita Krause, singers; Canadian Opera Company Orchestra & Chorus; Brian Macdonald, director; Maurizio Barbacini, conductor. April 9, 17,22,25:8:00;Ap~ 14: 7:00; April 19: 2:00. Free Pre-performance Talk in the lobby, 45 minutes before each performance. Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 363-8231. to5. ·*** Canadian Opera Company. Beethoven: Fidelio. In German with English surtitles. Sophia Larson, Clifton Forbis, singers; Canadian Opera Company Orchestra & Chorus; Richard Bradshaw, conductor; Richard Monette, director. April 8, 11, 16, 24: 8 :00; April 21: 7:00; April 26: 2:00. Free Preperformance Talk in the lobby, 45 minutes before each performance. Humm'ingbird Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. 363-8231 . to5. *** Cascade Theatre. Nervous. Theatre with music exploring _ the themes of friendship and self-esteem. For family audiences. April 11: 2:00. 2nd floor auditorium, Metro-Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St. 469- 2878. Admission by donation. *** Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. The Farewell Concert. Haydn: Farewell Symphony; Gilbert & Sullivan: Trial by Jury (fully staged Operetta). St. Annes's Music & Drama Society, Roy Schatz, director; Clifford Poole, conductor. April 18: 8:00. Midland Ave. Collegiate, 720 Midland Ave. 922-4415. ,. *** Clarkson Music Theatre Inc. A Tribute to Broadway. Clarkson Music Theatre; Somerville Manor School Choral Ensemble; Anthony Bastianon, conductor. April 16 to 18: 8:00. Theatre 11, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive. 905-306-6000., (group rates available). *** Curtain Call Players. The Music Man. Book, music & lyrics by Meredith Willson. April 16 to 18, 23 to 25: 8:00; April 19: 2:00. Fairview Library Th~atre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 703- 6181. ,. *** David & Ed Mirvish. Rent. To May 3. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. 872- 1212. *** David & Ed Mirvish. Chicago. Music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb. To April 26. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. 872-1212..50 to .50. *** Etobicoke Musical Productions. Oklahoma! Music by Richard TAPESTRY MUSIC THEATRE- ELSEWHERELESS The Oscars behind him, Atom Egoyan will now be able to concentrateon the final preparations for his new operatic collaboration with composer Rodney Sharman. Described as a "daring and contemporarywork" that fuses music, drama, film and projections, it will feature an outstanding Canadian cast and a virtuoso chamber orchestra directed by Wayne Strongman. The composer, Rodney Sharman, studied composition at the Victoria School of Music, the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Freiburg, Germany. He is currently composer-in-residencewith the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. :r.t: Faiw~w Ubra~ Theatre Apri/11 ·11; ll·l~ at lpm; A~l1~ at 1pm ~e$~S Box Office: (~1~) 1~l·~1~1 ~ TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

Rodgers; book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd. April 24 & 25, May 1 & 2: 8:00; April 26, May 3: 2:00. Burnhamthorpe Auditorium, 500 The East Mall. 248-041 0. (group rates available). *** Follows Latimer. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Unlimited engagement. New Yorker Theatre, 651 Yonge Street. 872-1111.,. *** L to r: Tosh Weyman as John Everen; Nate Skoggard in the title role; and Natalie Dyck as Forever Plaid. Unlimited Elizabeth, in the CCOC production of Malcobn Williamson 's Julius Caesar Jones engagement. Regal Living Arts Centre. How To Playhouse, Bathurst & New Selections from famous operas Constellation Hotel, 900 Dixon . Succeed In Business Without Westminster. 905-709-4057. & operettas. Toronto Rd. 348-0696. .50 to . Really Trying. April7, 8 & 9: . Sinfonietta; Musica Antiqua *** 8:00. Hammerson Hall, 4141 . Vocal Ensemble; Polish Inner Stage. The Velveteen Living Arts Drive Mississauga. *** Pantages Theatre. L/oyd Symfonia Choir; special guests Rabbit. Theatre with music for 905-306-6000.,. Webber: Phantom of the family audiences. April 25: *** *** Opera. Unlimited engagement. from Warsaw's Roma Music 2:00. 2nd floor auditorium, Opera Anonymous. Stravinsky: 244 Victoria St. 872-2222. Theatre: Boguslaw Kaczynski, Metro-Central YM

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