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Volume 4 Issue 2 - October 1998

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19 MUSICTHEATRE LISTINGS

19 MUSICTHEATRE LISTINGS CONTINUED FROM P, 23 (group rates available). ••Curtain Call Players. Singin' in the Rain. Music by Nacio Herb Brown; lyrics by Arthur Freed; Keith O'Connell, director; Alan Reid, music director. October 1 5 - 1 7 & 22 - 24: 8:00; October 18: 2:00. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 703- 6181.,. • •Drayton Festival Theatre. Blood Brothers. Book, music & lyrics by Willy Russell; Alex Mustakas, director. To October 3. Drayton Opera House. 519-638-5555. to ; group rates available. ••Encore Entertainment. Fiddler on the Roof. Book By Joseph Stein; music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. October 15 - 18; October 22- 25 (evenings 8:00; Sundays 2:00). City Playhouse, 1000 New Westminster Drive. 733-0558. ,.••Livent. Smokey Joe's Cafe. Celebrating the top 40 hits of the '50s & '60s. Begins October 28. Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 872-2222. to . ••Living Arts Centre Mississauga. Anne of Green Gables. October 15, 16, 17, 20, 21' 22 & 23: 8:00; October 17, 18,21 &' 25: 2:00; October 18: 7:00; October 24: 12:00 noon. 4141 Living Arts Drive. 905-306-6000.,. • •Living Arts Centre Mississauga. Colours in the Storm. Musical telling the story of the mysterious death of painter Tom Thomson. October 7 to 10: 8:00.4141 Living Arts Drive. 905-306-6000. ,. ••Living Arts Centre Mississauga. The Mikado. Opera by Gilbert & Sullivan. Directed & choreographed by Brian Macdonald. October 1, 2, & 3: 8:00; October 3: 2:00; October 4: 7:00. 4141 Living Arts Drive. 905-306-6000. ,evenings; , matinees. ••Mirvish Productions. Les Miserable's. Starring Colm Wilkinson. Tuesday - Saturday: 8:00; Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday: 2:00. To November 29. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300King Thousands of T orontonians have already discovered how much fun it is to Learn About Opera! 1 998 - 1 999 ~courses with lain Scott to benefit The Opera Division of the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto Opera: An Introductory Survey Begins October 6, 1 998 1 0 Tuesday evenings, 7:00 - 9:30 (Another ten of) The Greatest Operas of all timel Begins January 19, 1999 1 0 Tuesday evenings, 7:00 - 9:30 Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building Cost of each course: 5 To registet call (416) 486-8408 a : •qs , St. West. to . ••Music Theatre Mississauga. A Chorus Line. Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante; music by Marvin Hamlish; lyrics by Edward Kleban. October 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31: 8:00; October 25: 2:00. Meadowvale Theatre, 631 5 Montevideo Rd. 905-821- 0090. to . ••Opera Atelier. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Andrew Parrott, conductor. October 22, 24, 27, 29 & 30; 8:00; October 25 & November 1: 3:00. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King West. 872-1212. .50 to .50 (student/senior discounts). • •Opera Hamilton. Puccini: Tosca. Nicolette Molnar, director; Daniel Lipton, conductor; Lisa Houben, Bojidar Nikolov, Allan Monk, Maurizio Antonelli & David Ward, performers. October 17, 22 & 24: 8:00. Great Hall, Hamilton Place. 905- 526-6556. to ; group rates. ••Opera in Concert. Donizetti: Lin'da di Chamounix. Sung in Italian. Leslie Fagan, Renee LaPointe, Kurt Lehmann & Gregory Dahl, performers. Guillermo Silva-Marin, general director. November 7: 8:00. 7:15: Backgrounder - a brief presentation about the opera & composer with host lain Scott. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 366-7723. ,; group rates. ••Opera York. Donizetti: Don Pasquale. Joel Katz, Brian Duyn, Sharla Nafziger, Steven Pitkanen & Douglas SINGING LESSONS Tranquada, performers; William Shookhoff, artistic director. November 6 & 7: 8:00. Vaughan City Playhouse, 1 000 New Westminster Dr. 905-709- 4057. to . ••Opera York. From Georg to George. Music by Handel, Berlioz, Lehar, Coward & Gershwin. Gwenlynn Little, soprano; Emile Belcourt, baritone; William Shookhoff, piano. October 3: 8:00. Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst. 41 6-469-0086. ,. • • PM Productions. Come Away. Pop-musical retelling Ruth's devotion & journey to a land of hope. R.M.M. Munoz, director. To October 25. Trinity Basement Theatre, 61 9 .Sherbourne. 944-1493. ,,. • •Reprise Concerts. Company. Music & lyrics by Sondheim; book by George Furth. October 2: 8:00; October 3: 2:00 & 8:00; October 4: 3:00 & 8:00. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 366-7723. to . • •Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. Anne of Green Gables. Produced by Theatre Aquarius. October 30: 1:30 & 7:30. 519-758- 8090. to .50. ••Shaw Festival. A Foggy Day. Words & music by George & Ira Gershwin. To November 1. Royal George Theatre. 1-800-511-7429. to . • •Stratford Festival. Man of La Mancha. Music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Joe Darion; Susan H. Schulman, director; Bert Carriere, musical director. To November 8. Festival Theatre. 1-800-567-1600. • •Theatre Aquarius. Colours in the Storm. Musical telling the story of the mysterious death of painter Tom Thomson. To October 3. 190 King William Street, Hamilton. 905-522- 7529. Professional musical and stage coaching for children. Auditions/performances: musical theatre, commercials, movies, festivals, talent shows, opera, choirs.

• •Theatre Passe Muraille & Kingston Summer Festival. Sir John, Eh? Musical by Jim Garrard & Grant Heckman; Layne Coleman, director. October 22 to November 29; previews October 20 & 21. 16 Ryerson Ave. 504-7529. • •Tivoli Renaissance Project. A Day in Hollywood; A Night in the Ukraine. Book & lyrics by Dick Vosburgh; music by Frank Lasarus. A look at the movies and musicals from the 1930's, combined with comedy in the Marx Brothers tradition. October 1 - 3: 8:00. 108 James Street, North Hamilton. 905- 777-9777. , (group rates available). • •Tivoli Renaissance Project. SWING Time to Remember. Music of Cole Porter, Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller Band, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington & more. November 5 & 6: 2:00; November 6, 7 & 10: 8:00. 108 James Street, North Hamilton. 905-777- 9777. to ; group rates. • •Toronto ·operetta Theatre. Song of the Danube. Music of Kalman, Lehar, J. Strauss & others. Linda Maguire, Krisztina Szabo, Stephen Harland, singers; Brahm Goldhamer, music director. October 17: 8:00; October 18: 2:00. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. . INTRODUCING ••• HONOURABLE MENTION BY SIMONE DESILETS, LISTINGS EDITOR Every issue we must wrestle with two problems vis a vis our Concert listings: The first is logistical: information comes in too late. So for these "lost sheep" we have, as many of you know, a regular niche. (See Too LATE TO LIST, page 44.} The second is judgmental: what to do with concerts which for one reason or another just fail to qualify for our daily listings. Hence this new file dedicated to true concerts (classical, jazz, new, world) in alternative venues, and "non grata" concerts in our usual venues ... Bar Code (upstairs, 549 College St W.) An alternative venue for music on the classical side: Oct 22 9:30: Women, War and What's Above? Cabaret & art songs by Satie, Poulenc, Weill, Schubert & Cohen. Patricia O'Callaghan, soprano. 690-7662; October 26 9:00: belladonna. Works by Crumb, Black Angels, Shankar & Tureski; 70's funk. Sandra Baron, violin; Lori Gemmel, harp; Rachel Thomas, trombone; Erin Donovan, percussion; lisa Lindo, guest vocalist. 538-6966. , (advance}. Bistro Bobino, 4243 Dundas St. West. 237-1457. Charmingly intimate "left bank" setting; French cuisine and evocative music: October 7,28 7:00: Legendary Tritones, jazz trio. October 14 7:00: Ralitza Tchoiakova, violin; Ratti Eltounien, guitar. October 21 7:00: Corinne Prevost, vocals; Brian DeWolf, guitar. Mezzetta Cafe Restaurant, 681 St. Clair W. 658-5687. cover. Mediterranean cuisine and live music: October 07 9:15 & 10:30: Peggy Jane Hope, jazz vocalist; Dave Restivo, piano. CONTINUED ON PAGE 43 ~TORONID 1998-99 SEASON + CHAMBER MUSIC DOWNTOWN quartets Oct. 15 Nov. 12 Nov. 26 Jan. 7 Feb. 18 Mar. 18 April 8 April 29 THURSDAYS Melos Quartet Shanghai Quartet Alcan Quartet Juilliard Quartet Claudel Quartet Martinu Quartet Tokyo Quartet Fine Arts Quartet young artist showcase THURSDAYS Jan. 21 Yi-Jia Hou, violinist Feb. 11 · Naida Cole, pianist Mar. 11 Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano ensembles-in-residence TUESDAYS Oct. 27 Gryphon Trio Dec. 8 Toronto String Quartet Mar. 2 Toronto String Quartet Mar. 23 Gryphon Trio piano Nov. 17 Dec. 1 Dec. 15 Jan. 26 April 20 TUESDAYS · Ruth Laredo Michel Dalberto Anagnoson & Kinton, duo pianists Mykola Suk John Browning AFFORDABLE + ACCESSffiLE + INTIMATE + EXHILARATING Jane Mallett Theatre St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts 366-7723 GREAT CLASSICAL MUSIC IN A PERFECT SMALL CONCERT HALL DOWNTOWN. SUBSCRIPTIONS FROM TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

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