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Volume 4 Issue 8 - May 1999

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~ - rt Music Theatre istings May1 to early June 11 11 Alexander Singers and Players. l.ehar: The Merry Widow. Performers include Gwyneth Sestito & Curtis King; Angela Hawaleshka, musical director; Gillian Katz, chor. May 14, 1 5 & 22: 8:00; May 16 & 23: 3 :00; May 1 9: 1 :00. Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst. 785-0333. to . * * Ardeleana. Artemis Cafe. Inter-arts cabaret of poetry, songs, fairytales, classical music & myth. Nancy Delong, mezzo soprano; Abby Zotz, actor/ singer; eileen O'Toole, actor; Carolyn Stronks-Zeyl, flute; Brenda Muller, cello; Catherine Maguire, piano. May 1, 5, 6, 7 & 8: 8:00; May 2 & 9: 8:30. St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Church, 103 Bellevue Ave. 760-8161. ,. * *AT & T Centre for the Performing Arts. Phantom of the Opera. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Harold Prince, director. Closes Sept 26. Pantages, 244 Victoria. 872-2222. .50 to . **Autumn Leaf Performance. Yo soy Ia desintegraci6n. Multime- - die performance opera for solo voice & electro-acoustic soundtrack. Composed by Jean Piche; libretto by Yen Muckle; directed & performed by Pauline Vaillancourt. May 1: 8:00. Premiere Dance Theatre, 207 Queen's Quay W. 973-4000. Mat.PWYC; eve 9 to .50. **Canadian Children's Opera Chorus. Pirates of Penzance. By W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan. Arr. for childen's voices by David Mackie; John Tuttle, conductor; Allison Grant, director; Bruce Ubukata, piano. May 8: 2:00 & 7:30; May 9: 2:00. du Maurier Theatre · Centre, 231 Queens Quay West. 973-4000. .50;, **Civic Light Opera Company. Damn Yankees. Book by George Abbott & Douglas Wallop; music by Richard Adler; lyrics by Joe Ross; Joe Cascone, Mary Elizabeth Niec; Bryan Chamberlain & others, performers. May 20 to 30. Thursdays to Saturdays: 8:00; Sunday matinees: 2:00. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 421- 1267. to . * *Creativity Cave. City Quake. 1 5 actors/vocalists present contemporary drama. May 11 through May 16: 8:00. Music Gallery, 1 79 Richmond St. West. 204-1080. . * *Etobicoke Musical Productions. Kiss Me, Kate. Music & lyrics by Cole Porter; book by Sam & Bella Spewack. May 1, 7 & 8: 8:00; May 2: 2:00. Burnhamthorpe Auditorium, 500 The East Mall. 248-041 0. (group rates). **Feast of Fools. Cabaret of Fools: Mom said there would be Cabarets like this ... May 7 & 8: 8:30. Village Playhouse, 2190 Bloor St. West. 231-3131.. **Forget Me Not. Evening of musical theatre & songs from the 1920's to the 1970's. Performers include Susan Fairfoul, Tom Oliver, Marylou Oliver, Roger Ley, Tracy Halliweii­ Ciark & others. A Peel Alzheimer fundraiser. May 8: 7:00. Noel Ryan Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. West. 905- 278-3667. 2. **Guelph Spring Festival: The Slipper Fits. Rossini's La Cenerentola & Massenet's Cendrillon combined to make an opera for children (ages 4 & up). Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio. May 30: 1 :30. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 519-763-3000. ,.50. The Bird of Perception. Oratorio w. staging for vocal narrator, vocal quartet & harp. May 31: 6:30. Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph. 51 9- 763-3000. Free. * *Harbourfront Centre: Milk International Children's Festival of the Arts: The Lost and Masted Land. Puppetry & musical score. Ages 3-5 & their families. May 26: 1 O:OOam & 11 :45am; May 27: 1 :30; May 28: 1 O:OOam & 11 :45am. Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West. 973-4000. . Nikkori-Pokkari (The Mouse Takes a Bride). Japanese stories, games & songs in mime, puppetry, music & dance. Ages 3-5. May 26: 1 0:30am; May 27: 1 0:30am & 1 :00. Studio Theatre. 973-4000. . Playpen. Music enticed from common baby's toys. Created, composed & performed by Linsey Pollak. For ages 4-8. May 26: 11 :45am & 1 :30; May 27: 1 O:OOam & 11 :45am; May 28: 1 :30. du Maurier Theatre Centre, 231 Queens Quay West. 973-4000. . • *Kitchane; Open Ears Festival. The State of the Tibetan Nation - A Madrigal Opera. Music by Philip Glass. Proceeds to benefit Tibetans-in-Exile. May 23: 7:30. Goudies Dept. Store, Kitchener. 519-745-4711 ext.285. , 0; festival passes: ,. • *Living Arts Centre Mississauga. Spirit of the Dance. World music & dance. May 1: 2:00 & 8:00; May 2: 7:00. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive. 905-306- 6000. , (evenings); , (matinees). **Opera Hamilton. Verdi: Aida. Brian Deedrick, director; Daniel Lipton, conductor; Anna Shafajinskaia, Constantin Nica, Emilia Boteva & others, performers. May 1: 8:00: Great Hall, Hamilton Place. 905-526-6556. May 7: 8:00 & May 9: 2:30: Centre-in-the-Square, 101 Queen St. North, Kitchener. 519-578-1570. to (gr.oup rates). • *Opera in Concert. Thomas: , Mignon. Isabel Bayrakdarian, Tracy Dahl, Benjamin Butterfield, Marcel Beaulieu & Marie Anne Kowan, singers; Kitchener­ Waterloo Symphony; Opera in Concert Chorus; Robert Cooper, music director & conductor. May 20: 8:00. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 872-2222. to . • *Opera Mississauga. Puccini: La Boheme. Edward Franko, director; Dwight Bennett, conductor; performers include Cesare Zamparino, Svetlana Katernoza & Seong Hyun Chun. May 7, 11, 13 & 15: 8:00. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive. 905-306-6000. 5 (gala); to . * *Oshawa Little Theatre. Joseph and the Amazing. Technicolor Dreamcoat. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Tim Rice. May 1, 6, 7 & 8: 8:00. 62 Russett Avenue, Oshawa. 905-723-0282. . * • P.M. Productions. Purim Day. Musical retelling the classical story of a nation's peril in the ancient Persian Empire. Written & directed by R.M.M. Munoz. May 7 to June 13, Fridays through Sundays: 8:00. Trinity Basement Theatre, 61 9 Sherbourne. 410-5455. to ; Sundays PWYC. **Princess of Wales Theatre. 1 '99 ,, nu 7 '99 w• • +len t • Jolson. Starring Mike Burstyn, baritone. May 1: 2:00 & 8:00; May 2: 2:00. 300 King St. W. 872-1212, 1-800-461-3333. to . **Reprise Concerts. Anything Goes. Music & lyrics by Cole Porter; Anne Wootten, director; Neil Bartram, musical director; performers include Barbara Barsky, Brian Hill & Scott Walker. May 13: 8:00; May 14: 8:00; May 15: 2:00 & 8:00. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 366-7723. to . **Scarborough Music Theatre. Into the Woods. Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by James Lapine. May 1 , 6 - 8 & 13-15: 8:00; May 2 & 9: 2:00. Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road. 396-4049. ,. **Stage Centre Productions. The Fantasticks. Music by Harvey Schmidt; book & lyrics by Tom Jones. To May 15: evenings 8:00; Sundays 2:00. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 299-5557. to . **Stage West. My Fair Lady. To July 18. 5400 Dixie Rd., Mississauga. 905-238-0042, 1- 800~263-0684. to (meal incl.). **Toronto Operetta Theatre. HMS Pinafore (The Lass That Loved a Sailor). By Gilbert & Sullivan. Michelyn Wright, Barbara Sadegur, Eric Shaw, Barry Stilwell & others, performers; Guillermo Silva-Marin, stage director. May 1: 8:00. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 366-7723. to . * *UC Entertainment. Why Good Girls Like Bad Boyz . Gospel musical. May 1: 5:00 & 9:00. Massey Hall, 15 Shuter , St. 872-4255. to . ~ **University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Opera Series. An evening of operetta & musical theatre. May 1: 8:00. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park. 978- 3744. ,. * *Yorkminstrels. South Pacific. Music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. May 1: 8:00; May 2: 2:00. Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst St. 291-0600. ,. **Zebra Schvungk. Music by Weill, Cohen, Smith, Lee, and more. Mary Ellen Childs and the Zebras. May 8, 8:00: Sunderland Hall, Toronto First Unitarian Church, 1 75 St. Clair Ave. W. 516-4449. ,.

ftHOLENOTEIS i&ICOMPREHENSIVE CONCERT LISTINGS May 1 to June 7, 1999. We make every effort to ensure accuracy, however ... things happen (strikes, plagues ... ), plans change. Please use the numbers provided to phone' ahead. Also please note: only the first performance of Music Theatre Listings is included in these Daily Listings. For a complete run, runs already in progress and detailed schedules, please see our Music Theatre listings, page 20. Saturday May 0 2:00 & 8:00: Living Arts Centre Mississauga. Spirit of the Dance. World music & dance. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive. 905-306- 6000. , (evenings); , (matinees). For complete run see Music Theatre listings. 2:00 & 8:00: Princess of Wales. Theatre. Jo/son. Starring Mike Burstyn, baritone. 300 King St. W. 872-1 21 2, 1-800- 461-3333. to . For complete run see Music Theatre listings. 2:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School/ The Grange. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater. Julie Harris, soprano; Ken Marple, counter-tenor; Chris Dawes, organ continuo. Music Room, The Grange, Art Gallery of Ontario, 3J 7 Dundas West. 979-6608. ,. 4:00: Royal Canadian College of Organists. William Maddox, organ, in Recital. As part of RCCO Toronto Organ Day (see 'tli£ .i\ratlemy

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