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Volume 5 Issue 2 - October 1999

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Curtain up on Music

Curtain up on Music Theatre, * Annie, being produced by the Curtain Call Players from October 14 to 23, and Oliver!, running at the Princess of Wales beginning November 4. Of course, Annie is Little Orphan Annie, the comic strip orphan adopted by millionaire Daddy Warbucks. Oliver is Charles Dicken's boy waif Oliver Twist. Some other children that figure large on the musical stage are Canada's own Anne (Anne of Green Gables), the musical Von Trapp family in The Sound of Music and the many royal little boys and girls of The King and I. **Verdi's La Traviata has the same plot as Garbo's film Camille. Both are based on the French tale La Dame aux Camilias, a real weeper about a courtesan who falls in love with a young man from a respectable family. When the young man's father begs her to leave (lest she ruin the marriage hopes of her lover's daughter), she disappears with a broken heart to die of consumption • which would probably be called tuberculosis these days. The Canadian Opera Company presents La Traviata from October 2 to 8. ***· That would be the wonderful Guys and Dolls. · Brando played Sky Masterson, a part that was created by Alan's . father Robert Aida on Broadway. The comic lead Nathan Detroit was played (more convincingly) by Frank Sinatra, while Jean Simmons played Sister Sarah in this enduringly MUSIC THEATRE liSTINGS continued from page 30 CONTINUED FROM PA GE 31 charming tale of the Manhattan crook who lures a Salvation Army crusader to Havana on a bet, then finds he's hooked. It's got one of the funniest scripts of any Broadway show, and it stands the test of time pretty well. Reprise Concerts is presenting Guys and Dolls October I and 2 at the St. Lawrence Centre. ***It Although is presenting Mozart's The Magic Flute, which is also of the era, Opera Atelier is Toronto's most dedicatedly authentic presenter of Baroque opera. From October 27 to 31 they' ll be performing work by Rameau, Rousseau and Petit *****Until Hallowe'en the Shaw Festival is presenting A Foggy Day, which was created for the 1998 season. It's loosely based on Gershwin's last show, Damsel in Distress and it includes immortal songs like "A Foggy Day in London Town", ''Nice Work if You Can Get It", "Our Love is Here to Stay" and "Love Walked In". Bonus question: The lass with the blood-curdling war whoop briefly appeared as the possibly-preggers bad girl Rizzo in Grease during a popular Broadway revival in 1997. (Well, she still got to dress in J, ather.) Street East. 366-7723. - . Sanderson Centre. Leave the Porch Light On. Musical story of the Famous People Players. October 7: 2:00 & 8:00. 88 Dalhousie St. Brentford. 1-800- 265-0710. Evening .50 to ; matinee .50 to . Scarborough Music Theatre. Brigadoon. Music by Frederick Loewe; book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Nov. 4 to 20. Thursdays to Saturdays: 8:00; Sunday matinees: 2:00. Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 396-4049. ,. Mozart: The Magic Flute. Cast of 20; 28-piece orchesta. October 1 5 & 16: 8:00. Humanities Theatre, University of Waterloo. 519-888-4908. ,. Shaw Festival. A Foggy Day. Musical by George & Ira Gershwin. Music arranged & orch~strated by Christopher Donison; Kelly Robinson, director; Nora Mclellan, Richard Farrell & Todd Waite,performers. To October 31 . Royal George Theatre, Niagara-on-the- Lake. 1-800-511-7429. to . Solar Stage Chi:dren's Theatre. Bob Schneider and the Rainbow Kids in the Country Kiddie Boogie Show. Family entertainment. Sundays to October 1 0: 11 :OOam & 2:00. Madison Centre, Concourse Level, 4950 Yonge St. 368-8031. .50. at the Elgin Theatre along with members of Tafelmusik Baroque Solar Stage Lunchtime Theatre. Orchestra. Opera Atelier is a real . Oh Coward/ By Noel Coward; directed by Ned Vukovic. A Toronto success story, with a theatrical tribute to Coward. growing international reputation. October 4 to 15: 12:12pm. Scotia Plaza, Concourse Level, 40 King St. West. 368-8031 . .50. Tafelmusik. Purcell: King Arthur. Concert version. Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. November 3: 7:00; November 4, 5, & 6: 8:00; November 7: 3:30. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. West. 964-6337. to (-, st. and sr.) Theatre Aquarius. 2 Pianos 4 Hands. By Ted Dykstra & Richard Greenblatt; Richard Greenblatt, director. October 20 to November 6: 8:00; Saturday matinees: 2:00. 190 King William St. Hamilton. 905-522- 7529; 1-800-465-7529. to . Theatre Passe Muraille. Act of God. Written & performed by James O'Reilly; music by James Thomson. Jazz play for solo voice & double bass. Previews October 5 & 6; main run October 7 to 24. Backspace, 16 Ryerson Ave. 504-7529. Previews & Sunday: PWYC; Tuesday-Thursday: .50; Friday-Saturday: . Toronto Operetta Theatre. Vienna Gold. Music of the Strauss family. Stephanie Bogle, Keith Boldt, Anita Krause, Kurt Lehmann, performers; Brahm Goldhammer, music director. October 30: 8:00; October 31: 2:00. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 366-7723. . Tryptych Productions/Opera @ Yorkville. Let's Du-et. Evening of love duets. Adele Kozak, Monica Walsh, Ellen Verterdal, Lenard Whiting & Robert de Vrij, performers; William Shookhoff, music director. November 1 : 8:00. The Stone Church, 45 Davenport Rd. 489-5349. ,. University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Opera Tea. An afternoon of opera & tea on the theatre stage. Changing World: a Noel Coward review. October 19: 2:30. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queens Park Crase. 978-3744. . Winter Garden Theatre. Forever Swing. By Dean Regan. Big band musical review. October 1 to November 14. 189 Yonge St. 872-5555. to . York University Faculty of Fine Arts. Celebrating Pushkin: Mozart and Salieri. Chamber opera by Rimsky-Korsakov, restored original version. Translated & produced by Sterling Beckwith; Myra Malley, director; Mila Filatova, music director; starring Michael Herren & Sterling Beckwith. October 5: 6:00; October 6: 12:30. Mclaughlin Performance Hall, 050 Mcleughlin College, 4 700 Keele St. 736-5186. Free (donations accepted). Next issue of WholeNote covers November 1 - December 7. deadline for listings is October 15. Fax to 416 463-2165 or e-mail to

CANADA'S PERFORMING ARTS POWERHOUSE October 1 1999 to November 7 1999 As always, we make every effort to ensure accuracy. But ... . things happen (strikes, plagues ... ), plans change. So, 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, on page 30. Friday Oct. 01 -- 1 2:00 noon: Roy Thomson Hall Volunteers. Bring Your Own Lunch Concert. Paul Mason, classical & jazz piano. 60 Simcoe St. 593-4822 ext.363. Free. -- 7:30: lstituto Italiano de Culture. Choir of the Associazione Nazionale Alpini. Famee Furlane, 7065 Islington Ave. Woodbridge. 41 6-249- 0374. . -- 8 :00: Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. Chick Corea & Origin. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 870- 8000. to . -- 8:00: Music Gallery. The Piano Series: Heather Schmidt. 179 Richmond West. 204- 1080. ,. -- 8:00: Reprise Concerts. Guys ~ Dolls. By Frank L.oesser. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front Street East. 366-7723. -. For complete run see Music Theatre listings. -- 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. James Taylor, vocals; David Alan Miller, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 593-4828. to . -- 8:00: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Symphony Orchestra. Johann Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus Overture; Josef Strauss: Dynamiden Walzer; Johann Strauss Sr.: Furioso Galop; Richard Strauss: Orchestral Songs, Der Rosenkavalier ~erenade presents ... Suite. Raffi Armenian, music director & conductor. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queens Park Crase. 978-3744. ,. -- 8:00: Winter Garden Theatre. Forever Swing. By Dean Regan. Big band musical review. 189 Yonge St. 872-5555. to . For complete run see Music Theatre listings. Saturday Oct. 02 -- 1 :00: Music at Metropolitan. Metropolitan Celebrates Toronto Arts Week. Carillon recital and demonstration. Gerald Martindale, carillonneur. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. East. 363-0331 . PWYC. -- 2:00: Music at Metropolitan. Metropolitan Celebrates Toronto Arts Week. Organ recital and demonstration. Patricia Wright, organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. East. 363-0331. PWYC. -- 7:30: Music at Metropolitan. Songs of the Soul: A hymn sing. Metropolitan Silver Band; Patricia Wright, organ. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. East. 363-0331. PWYC. -- 7:30: Serenade. Melanie Spanswick, piano, in Concert. Works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Granados, Schumann, Carreno & Liszt (North American premiere). Temple Baptist Church, 14 Dewhurst. 778- British pianist Melanie Spanswick In master class: Friday October 1, 6:00 p.m. /participant, /auditor In concert: Saturday, October 2, 7:30 p.m. works include Franz Liszt North American premiere , students & seniors Temple Baptist Church, 14 Dewhurst Ave (north ofDanforth between Pape and Donlands) RSVP & information: (416) 778-5736 UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Faculty of Music ·Saturday, October 16, 1999 • ·8 pm INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN###COLUMNCONTENT###NG - - ~M~k %>& :c·'.i f' Ht ::_ '{- >- -:< ( ) (o .:Ccc< ' Tuesday, Octobef).9, 1999 • 2:30 Pll). OPERATEA Friday, October 2,t)~99 • 8.J.>m u OFT GHAMBER

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