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Volume 5 Issue 6 - March 2000

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Artword Theatre. If Cows

Artword Theatre. If Cows Could Fly. Written & performed by Allan Merovitz, singer/ storyteller; Anne Lederman, music director/fiddler/piano/ percussion; Ronald Weihs, director. To March 1 2. Tuesday - Saturday: 8:00; Sundays 2:00 & 7:30. 75 Portland St. 408- 1146. ,, 2 for 1 Sunday matinees. Canadian Opera Company. Debussy: Pe/18as at Melisande. Richard Bradshaw, conductor; Elzbieta Szmytka, Jean-Fran~ois Lapointe. Begins April 7: 8:00. Hummingbird Centre, 1 Front St. East. 872-2262. to 0. Canadian Opera Company. Puccini: La Boheme. Albert Takazauckas, director; conductor TBA; Eszter Sumegi & other performers. Begins April 6: 8:00. Hummingbird Centre, 1 Front St. East. 872-2262. to 0. Civic Light Opera Company. The MGM Revue. A special concert revue celebrating MGM movie musicals. March 22 to 25: 8:00; matinee March 25: 2:00. Fairview library Theatre. 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 203-7839. ,(st/sr); Wednesdays & Thursdays. Da Capo Productions. What About Luvl Musical comedy based on the play by Murry Schisgal; David Myers, musical direction; Chez Thorne, Julia Moore & Christopher Wilson, performers. April 6 to 23, Wednesday through Saturday: 8:00; Sunday matinees: 2:00. Alumni Hall, St. Michael's College, 121 St. Joseph St. 920-9164. ,,(12 & under); Sunday matinees PWYC(minimum ). David & Ed Mirvish. The Lion King. Stage musical of Disney's 1 994 animated feature. March 30 to December 24. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. West. 872-1212. to 5. Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. Canadian Opera Company Orchestra & Chorus. Verdi: Giovanna d' Arco (concert performance). Elena Prokina, soprano; Richard Bradshaw, conductor. March 18: 8:00. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 733-0545. to . Georgian Theatre Festival. Godspe/1. March 10 to April 9. Bathurst Street Theatre, 736 Bathurst. 872-1111. .50 to .50. Just Off Centre Productions. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Music by Andrew lloyd Webber. March V; o2 & 15: 8:00; April9 & 16: ' ' ' 2:00. David & Mary J Lawrence Ave. E. 905-839- &45&C e~-t~e l.Sf-l.-,~.S Thomson Collegiate, 274C 1 0-12: Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Cres. March 1 6-1 9: eve. 7pm, Sat and Sun matinees, 2pm. leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst St. 41 6- 410-4174. ,. L' Arche Daybreak. Enough Room For Joy. Gala celebration with theatre, mime, music & movement to benefit Mortimer House. Robert Morgan & Cheryl Zinyk, co-artistic directors; members of l'Arche Daybreak, performers. March 29: 7:30. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 905-884-3454 ext.247. to . Libby's Juicy Juice. Arthur. 90 minute musical/theatrical adventure. March 1, 2 & 3: 7:00; March 4: 1 O:OOam, 2:00 & 6:00; March 5: 12:00 noon & 4:00. Hummingbird Centre, 1 Front St. East. 872-2262. .50 to . Living Arts Centre Mississauga/ Stage Right Productions. Alice Through the Looking Glasf. Musical adaptation of lewis Carrol's classic. March 25: 1 :00 & 7:30; March 26: 1 :00 & 4:30. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive. 905-306- 6000. to (children off). Living Arts Centre Mississauga. VictorNictoria. Music by Mancini. April 5 & 6: 8:00. Hammerson Hall, 4141 living Arts Drive. 905-306-6000. to . Markham Theatre. MasterC/ash. Blending the worlds of classical violin and fiddle. Eduard Minevich, violin; Frank Leahy, fiddle; written by Don Harron. April 4 & 5: 8:00. 171 Town Centre Blvd. 905-305-7469. .50. Mirvish Productions. 2 Pianos, 4 Hands. Play about a lifetime's obsession with the piano. Shari Saunders & Karen Woolridge, performers. March 4: 2:00 & 8:00. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905-306-6000. to . Northumberland Players. Cabaret. Valerie Russell, director. March 1, 2, 3 & 4: 8:00; March 4 & 5: 2:00. Concert Hall at Victoria Hall, 55 King St. West, Cobourg. 905-372-2210. ,. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. 2 Pianos, 4 Hands. Her March 8 & 9: 8:00. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-81 5-2021. .99. Opera in Concert. Voices of Spring. Monica Whicher, soprano; Mark Pedrotti, baritone; Opera in Concert Chorus; Robert Cooper, conductor & music director. March 11: 8:00. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East 366-7723. ,. Opera Mississauga. Rossini: The Barber of Seville. Mauro Augustini, Eva Mabalini, Giulano di Filippi, Bojian Sober & other performers; Dwight Bennett, conductor. March 30 & April 1 : 8:00. Hammerson Hall, 4141 living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905-306-6000. to ; 7 to 2(sr/st). Opera Ontario. Gounod: Faust. Guy Belanger, Stephen West, Wendy Nielsen & other performers; New Hamilton Orchestra; Angelo Cavallaro, conductor. April 1, 6 & 8: 8:00 at Great Hall, Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane. 905-526-6556; 1-800- 575-1381. April 14: 8:00 at The Centre in the Square, 1 01 Queen St. North, Kitchener. 519-578-1570; 1-800-265- 8977. to . Really Little Theatre. Rock'n'Fables. Pop-opera based on little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel & The Frog Prince. March 11: 2:00. Auditorium of the Metro-Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St. 469-2878. Admission by donation ( suggested). Royal Conservatory of Music Glenn Gould Professional School. Massenet: Cendrillon. Glenn Gould Professional School Opera Ensemble. March 25 & 27: 8:00. Ettore Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. West. 408-2824 ext.321. ,. Sanderson Centre/Stage Right Productions. Alice Through the Looking Glass. Family musical. April 1: 1 :00. 88 Dalhousie St. Brentford. 1-800-265-0710. 5(adult), O(child). Sanderson Centre. Victor Victoria. Production from Broadway. April 7: 2:00 & 8:00. 88 Dalhousie St. Brentford. 1- 800-265-0710. Evening ,; matinee .50,. Scarborough Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Iolanthe. April 7, 8, 14 3411. , (group rates). Scarborough Players. Company. Music, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by George Furth. March 2-4, 9-11 & 16-1 Thursdays to Saturdays: 8:00; March 1 2 matinee. Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 396-4049. . Solar Stage Lunchtime Theatre. Out of the Blues. Written & performed by Gerry Mendicino & Kevin Knelman. March 27 to , April 7: 12:12. Concourse levlll Scotia Plaza, 40 King St. West. 368-8031. .50. Theatre Aquarius. The Last Resort. Musical comedy by Norm Foster & leslie Arden. March 22 to April 8. 1 90 King William Street, Hamilton. 905- 522-7529. to . Toronto Opera Repertoire. Mozart: La Nozze di Figaro. Giuseppe Macina, artistic director. March 1 & 4: 8:00. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 698-9572. ,. Toronto Opera Repertoire. Oper Excerpts. Scenes from L'~lisir d' Amore, Der Freischutz, La Traviata, La Boheme & Orfeo. Giuseppe Macina, artistic director. March 22 & 23: 8:00. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 698-9572. Free. Toronto Opera Repertoire. Verdi: Rigo/etto. Giuseppe Macina, artistic director. March 3: 8:00; March 5: 2:00. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 698- 9572. ,. University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Puccini: La Rondine. Raffi Armenian, conductor; Maria Lamont, director. March 2, 3, 4: 8:00, March 5: 2:30. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queens Park Cresc. 978-3744. ,. Voices of Showtime. You Must Remember This. Musical revue of the top hits of the 40's & SO's. March 8, 10 & 12: 2:00. Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst St. 485-6290. ,. Waterwood Theatre Projects. Mouse Tales. Stories, rhymes & poems about mice, combining action, puppets & music. March 18: 2:00. Auditorium of the Metro-Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St. 469-2878. Admission by donation ( suggested).

~ dry® 5 p fOU6¥VVhOIANOi . Ma~e, mezzo It bridges the gap between · contmuedfrom page 6 modernity and inaccessibility, Jctarnily does require an element and he writes well for voice, he of sacrifice, she says, but it shows it off well. The Credo also gives something back. was a particularly smart You can bring humanity and choice. V. realitY to your work as an artist. People hear it and see it and relate to it. It lends a true llspirituality to your work. Jhln October and November 1 audiences in Dallas, Texas had the opportunity to experience her unique amalgam of vocal e.artistry and real life experience in her performances of ' Mozart's La Clemenza di Tiro, J in which she sang the part of ·e Vitellia, sharing the stage with :. American superstar, Frederika von Stade. The critics were enthusiastic: "Superb work by the entire cast went into this triumph, but the star of the ovening was soprano linda Maguire as Vitellia .... " On March 7 Maguire will join four other soloists, Judith Forst, Henriette Schellenberg, Gary Rideout and Robert Pomakov in the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir's performance of Krzystof Penderecki's Credo. She is no stranger to , Penderecki's work, having performed his Polish Requiem in Vancouver two years ago. I was bowled over by his music she told me, it is modern but big, thick .... He took the Credo another step - it's almost melodic and highly accessible. Another smart choice, this one Linda Maguire's, has been to start her own web site. No mere bio with a photo or two, this 1000 MB website offers visitors numerous streamed audio and video clips of Linda, including one made by the BBC of a performance she did at the Glyndebourne Festival of Rossini's Ermione. It is not, according to Oakville's Paul Davies, who created the site, an original idea for an opera singer to have a web site, but Maguire has been innovative and has gone the extra mile in providing so much audio and especially video material. Much of the audio material can be downloaded in MP3 format. It is Maguire's hope that the website will serve her well as a sort of pre-audition, that will help musical directors determine if they are seriously interested in using her. Among the things it will convey much better than an eight minute audition is the range and scope of what she does musically · Gershwin to Penderecki and both mezzo and soprano roles. Her website address is Allan Pulker Herman Rombou« & friends Singers and Entertainers for all occasions Ford Centre situation continued from page 16 major addition to the cultural that the enterprise staggers life of the city. When A.nne­ one year at a time, always at Sofie Mutter performed the the mercy of the exigencies of Beethoven violin sonatas there municipal politics - hardly a last year it was her only model to attract backers .. performance of them in Canada. What it needs is Tile artistic director of support from the City farsighted enough to allow for the series, Canadian born Stephen Cera, who was for a the establishment of a time a music reviewer with the fundraising and development Los Angeles Times, has department that could repeatedly brought artists to the establish independent, private Ford Centre for their Canadian funding and sponsorship, debuts, such as bass-baritone, eventually releasing the city lltomas Quastoff, who will from the fmancial burden of perform there on March 5, and supporting the Centre. has also displayed an unwavering commitment to bringing the encouraging signs. Tile Ford 1llere are some best Canadian talent to the Ford Centre's Year 2000 budget has Centre as well: Tafelmusik, Les been approved by the city's Violons du Roi, Nexus, The Budget Advisory Committee Canadian Opera Company, Scott and will go for ratification by and Lara St. Jolm and Ben City Council in April. Heppner among them. Nor has Additionally, the City's the Concert Season been Economic Development exclusively a classical one. Committee will be taking a Some of the world's best jazz business plan for tlle Ford musicians perform there each Centre to City Council in year and the world's finest early March. gospel, Celtic, klezmer and even 1llis latter development is particularly encourag­ co1mtry music can all be heard at the Recital Hall. ing for the long-term survival Its stellar contribution to of the Ford Centre Season. Toronto notwithstanding, the Let us hope the City recognizes in time what a great future of the Ford Centre's Concert Season is very much up cultural asset the Recital in tlte air. Tite modus operandi Hall's concert series is for the since tlte demise ofLivent has City and makes serious been for tlte city to provide only provisions for stabilizing the enough cash for tlte season to Recital Hall's financial continue - in other words, doing foundation before the momentwn built up witll such skill what private sector sponsors might be doing if offered .. the and patience is irreversibly opportwuty. Tite problem, of lost. 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