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Volume 5 Issue 2 - October 1999

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n Bran do Sings?! 1.1A

n Bran do Sings?! 1.1A music theatre quiz for the fall season by Sarah B. Hood With schools reopening and a new season of music theatre opening up, I thought it might be appropriate to offer a quiz for fans of opera and Broadway, based on some of the shows that will be playing around Toronto in October. You can jog your memory with our music theatre listings (although you may not find all the answers there!) No prizes; just for fun. Answers on page 32. * Children are popular performers in musical comedy, and in fact two of the shows about to open in Toronto have titles that are children's names (both orphans, actually). Which two? ** What opera has the same story as a movie starring the wonderful Greta Garbo? *** What Broadway musical was filmed with Marlon Brando in the romantic lead (and singing)? * * lc lc What Toronto opera company specializes in operas of the Baroque era, recreating each performance with period costumes, movement and vocal style, and working with musicians who play on period instruments? lc lc lc lc lc A few years ago Camilla Scott came into the public eye in a George Gershwin musical that was not by Gershwin: Crazy for You. The show was a pastiche, created by cobbling together some of Gershwin's hits into a "new" production. Can you name another "new" musical by the great Gershwin? BONUS QUESTION This one's really about a non­ Toronto production, so I've made it a bonus question. Producers of musicals often call in well-known stars (not necessari.ly from the world of theatre) to revitalize the box office. Here in Toronto, we've watched a series of celebs don the Phantom's mask to keep the dollars flowing until the final performance on Hallowe'en night. These have included Quebec pop rocker Rene Simard and, of course, KISS shock rocker Paul Stanley. Do. you know what part Lucy Loveless (better known as Xena, Warrior Princess), played on Broadway? ANSWERS on page 32 Discover why more than two thousand Torontonians have been enthralled by I a i n .s c o t t ' s OPERA COURSES 1. Opera : an introductory survey Ten Tuesday evenings, beginning 5 October 1999 2. V~rdi : the heart of Italian opera Ten Tuesday evenings, beginning 18 January 2000 Each course is from 7:00 to 9:30pm in the electronic classroom of Emmanuel College, Victoria University, U of T (100m southeast of the Museum subway station) each course costs 5 (5 for seniors) . .. and in May 2000 join lain Scott on a two-week special tour of "Verdi's Italy"! o register call (4161 4 8 6 8 4 0 8 Music Theatre Listings Artword Theatre. Sonofadruml Written & performed by Bill Usher, drummer-storyteller; directed by Luciano logna. Story with original songs & conga drumming. October 1 9 to 24: Tues-Fri: 8:00; Saturday: 2:00 & 8:00; Sunday: 2:00 & 7:30. 75 Portland St. 408-1146. AT&T Centre for the Performing Arts. Phantom of the Opera. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Harold Prince, director. Closes October 31 . Pantages Theatre, 244 Victoria. 872-2222. .50 to . Cameron MacKintosh/Mirvish Productions. Oliver/ Musical by Lionel Bart; directed by Sam Mendes; starring Russ Abbot & Sonia Swaby. November 4 to December 18. Evenings 8:00; matinees 2:00. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. West. 872-1212. to . Canadian Opera Company. Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore. Paolo Montarsolo, director; Maurizio Barbacini, conductor; Michael Schade, Henriette Bonde­ Hensen, John Del Carlo & other performers. Oct. 6 & 9: 8 :00; Oct. 3 matinee: 2:00. Hummingbird Centre, 1 Front St. East. 872-2262. to 0. Canadian Opera Company. Verdi: La Traviata. Dmitry Bartman, director; Richard Bradshaw, conductor; Svetelina Vassileva, Gaetan Laperriere, Krisztina Szab6 & other performers. Oct. 2 & 8: 8:00; Oct. 5: 7:00. Hummingbird Centre, 1 Front St. East. 872-2262. to 0. Celebrating Pushkin 1799- 1999. Rimsky-Korsakov: Pushkin's Mozart and Salieri. Chamber opera, restored original version. Christopher Barnes, Sterling Beckwith, Mary Bella & other performers; Myra Malley, director; introduced by Prof. Ralph Lindheim. October 13,14: 7:30. George lgnatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Pl. 978-81 92. .. Curtain Call Players. Annie. Music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Martin Chernin; book by Thomas Meehan. Oct. 14 to 23 . Thursdays to Saturday$: 8:00; Sunday matinee: 2:00. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 703-6181. , (group rates). Ford Centre for the Performing

Arts. Swingstep. Musical involving swing, Scottish stepping & fiddling. Previews October 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9; regular run October 1 2 to November 28. Evenings: 8:00; Wednesday matinees: 1 :00; Saturday & Sunday matinees: 2:00. Apotex Theatre, 5040 Yonge St. 870-8000. to (previews); to (regular). Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. Canadian Opera Company with Marina Mescheriakova, soprano. Program to include arias by Verdi & Puccini. Canadian Opera Company Orchestra; Richard Bradshaw, conductor. November 4: 8:00. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 870-8000. to . Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. Canadian Opera Company with Dmitri Hvorostovski, baritone. Program to include arias by Mozart. Canadian Opera Company Orchestra; Richard Bradshaw, conductor. October 16: 8:00. George Weston · Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 870-8000. ~49 to . Herykam Entertainment. Liza 2000. Starring Frankie Kein & Manuel Art e. October 6, 7, 9 & 10: 8:00; October 8: 7:30 & 11 :30; October 9: 2:00. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 366-7723. to . Living Arts Centre Mississauge. Winnie the Pooh. Musical for children. October 1 7 1 :00 & 4:30. 4141 Living Arts Drive. 905-306-6000. , (children). Living Arts Centre Mississauga. Anything Goes. Music & lyrics by Cole Porter. Starring Gloria Loring. October 12 & 13: 8:00. 4141 Living Arts Drive. 905- 306-6000. to . Markham Theatre. British Vaudeville Show. Music, dance & comedy. October 23: 8:00. 171 Town Centre Blvd. 905- 305-7469. .50. Markham Theatre. Leave the Porch Light On. Musical based on the evolution of Famous People Players. October 1 2 to 16: 8:00; October 1 6 2:30 matinee. 1 71 Town Centre Blvd. 905-305-7469. $Q2.50 to .50. Mirvish Productions. Cabaret. Musical by Kander & Ebb; codirected by Sam Mendes & Rob Marshall. To October 16. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. West. 872-1212. to . Music Theatre Mississauga. Jesus Christ Superstar. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Tim Rice. October 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30: 8:00; October 24: 2:00. Meadowvale Theatre, 631 5 Montevideo Rd. Mississauga. 905-821-0090. .50, .50. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Franklin the. Turtle. Musical for children. Octob'er 31 : 1 :30 & 4:00: 130 Nav~ St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. .99. Opera Anonymous/Tryptych Productions. La Voix Fram;aise. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine. Celebration of the birth of Poulenc. Penelope Cookson, mezzo soprano; Lenard ·whiting, tenor; William Shookhoff, music director; Edward Franko, stage director. October 16: 8:00. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2737 Bayview Ave. 489-5349. .99. Opera Atelier. Pygmalion et Gala tee: Three Acts of Creation. Works by Rameau, Rousseau & Petit. Marshall Pynkoski, director; Jeannette Zingg, choreographer; Tafelmusik Orchestra & artists of Atelier Ballet; Herve Niquet, cond. Oct 27, 29 & 30: 8:00; October 31: 2:00. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 872-5555. to ; .75 to .50(stlsr). Opera Encore. From New York to North York ... Broadway goes uptown/ Selections from Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, · Guys & Dolls, King & I, Kismet & others. Herb Brown & Brian Pearcey, baritones; Suzanne DeGrandpre, coloratura soprano; Barb~ra Fris, soprano & other performers; Richard Valdez, music director. October 23: 8:00; October 24: 3:00. North York Central Library, 51 20 Yonge St. 784-0799. ,. Opera in Concert. La Perichole. Music by Offenbach. Nathalie Doucet, music director; Opera in Concert Chorus, Robert Cooper, chorus director. October 16: 8:00; October 17: 2:00. Backgrounder with host lain · Scott, 45 minutes prior to each perflormance. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 366- 7723. ,. • Opera Mississauga. The Barber of Seville. Music by Rossini. October 7, 8 & 9: 8:00. Hammerson Hall, 41 41 Living Arts Drive. 905-306-0060. Opera Ontario. Le Traviata. Music by Verdi. Lyne Fortin, Carlo Scibelli, Allan Monk & other performers; New Hamilton Orchestra; Daniel Lipton, conductor. October 16, 21 & 23: 8:00 at Great Hall, Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane. 905- 526-6556; 1-800-575- 1381. October 29: 8:00 at The Centre in. the Square,. 1·0 1· Queen St. North; Kitchener. 519-578-1570; 1-800-265- 8977. to . Orion House. Golden Moments in Opera. Opera arias performed by 8 different artists. November 6: 8:00. Church of theRedeemer, 1 62 Bloor St. West. 410-1808. ,. Reino Productions. Wild Thunder. Dance & music from the traditions of Spanish & Celtic culture. Elena La Comadre with Arte Flamenco!; Colleen Rintemaki, Irish & Scottish dance. October 2: 8:30. Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. 870-8000. (advance); (door). ' Reprise Concerts. Guys & Dolls. By Frank Loesser. October 1: 8:00; October 2: 2:00 & 8:00. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front listings continue ... vterian Ctlurcfl avview Ave u+h of tile 1/-01) lt info (11-16) 1/-89 ·S""H9 !eniuiVI Price of .99! Selected and performed by some of Canada's most gifted and sought after interpreters of the repertoire and designed to recapture those truly unforgettable scenes and moments in the world of opera which have become forever entrenched in our memories. For the last time in this century you have the opportunity to hear this collection of some of the most beloved and hauntingly beautiful music ever written. ' Toronto, Nov.6, 8 prn Church of the Redeemer ,Cobourg, Nov. 28, 2 prn Victoria Hall Gravenhurst, Dec.4, 2 prn Gravenhurst Opera House For further information call: ( 416) 410-1808

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