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Volume 6 Issue 4 - December 2000/January 2001

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Alumnae Theatre. Ten lost Years. By Jack ' Winter & Cedric Smith. Play With comedy, monologue, music & song. January 26· February 11. Wednesday·Saturday: 8:00; \ Sunday matinees: 2:00. Main Stage, 70 Berkeley S.t. 416·364-4170. ,, Sunday PWYC. . Autumn Leaf Performance/ , MusicCanadaMusique 2000. Hassan: 14 , Remembered. Contemporary requiem for 14 women. Peggy Baker, Beverley Johnston, Kathleen Kajioka, Marie·Jo Paradis, Ernie Tollar & other performers. Qecember 6: 8:00. Massey Hall, 15 Shuter. 872·4255. .50 & up. Canadian Opera Company. Henze: Venus and Adonis. Susan Marie Pierson, Alan Woodrow, Timothy Noble, Shannon Mercer, Krisztina Szabo & other performers; Richard Bradshaw, conductor. January 19,25,31, February 3: 8:00; January 23: 7:00; January 28: 2:00. Pre·performance .Opera Chat, 45 minutes prior to each performance. Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. East. 416·872-2262. ·5, ·(young person). Canadian Opera Company. Puccini; The Girl of the Golden West. Elena Filipova, John Fanning, Michael Sylvester, John Kriter, Kyle Ketelsen & other performers; Richard Buckley, conductor. January 20,24,26, February 1: 8:00; January 30: 7:00; February 4: .2:00. Pre·performance Opera Chat, 45 minutes prior to each P,erformance. ' Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. East. 416·872-2262. $:i8·5, ·(young person). Canboulay Dance Theatre/Artword Theatre. In the Depths of My Palais. Spectacle with dancers, singers & drummers. Music by Andr6 Tanker; Christopher Pinheiro, designer; Roma Spencer, storyteller; Ronald Taylor, dancer/choreographerlartistic director. December 13· 1 G: 8:00. 75 Portland St. 416· 408·2783. ,, $ lO(children). CanStage. larry's Party. Book & lyrics by ·Richard Ouzounian;· music by Marek Norman; starring Brent Carver. Musical based oil the novel by Carol Shields. January 8 · February 3. Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 416·368·31l0. ·. Civic Light Opera Company. The Wizard of Oz. 100 years of Oz songs by Arlen, Harburg, Baum, Tietjens, Van Huessen, Cahn, Smalls & others. December 7 ·9 & 14-16: 8:00; December 10 & 17: 2:00. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 203·78~9~ , .50, $ lO(Wednesdays & Thursdays). Etobicoke Musical Productions. City of Angels. Text by Larry Gilbert; music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by David Zippe!. December 1 & 2: 8:00. Burnhamthorpe Auditorium, 500 The East Mall. 416·248· 0410. , group rates, Fanfare Theatrical Productions. The Wizard of Oz. Dec. 15: 7:30; Dec. 16 & 17: · 1 :00 &, 5:00. Oakville Centre for the Music Theatre Listings Performing Arts, 130 Navy St. Oakville. 905· 8°15·202i. .99. Great Music at St. Anne's. Gilbert & .Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance. Laura Schatz, stage director; Ori Siegel, music director; orchestra. January 26, 27, February 1, 2 & 3: 8:00; January 27 & February 3: 2:00. 651 Dufferin St. 416·922·4415. ,. Guelph Little Theatre. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. By Barbara Robinson. Discovering the Christmas story & the meaning of Christmas. December 3, 7·10, 14· · .17: Thursday & Friday: 7:30; Saturday & Sunday: 2:00. 176 Morris St., Guelph. 519· 821·0270. . Proceeds in paA to support the Performing Arts in Education Program of the Edward Johnson Music Foundation. Heritage Theatre Brampton. Nuncrackers. The nex·t chapteT'in the Nonsense series of · musicals. December 7,8 & 9: 8:00; December 10: 2:00. 86 Main Street North, Brampton. 905·8l4·2800. .40,.26. IMP Productions. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The Broadway musical. Kevin Bowers, director; Neil Bartram, musical director; Charlotte Moore, Brian Sills, Cara Leslie, Gab Desmond & other performers. Tuesday·Saturday: 8:00; Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 2:00. New Yorker Theatre, -651 Yonge St. 872-1111. .50 to .50 (group rates). Living Arts Centre Mississauga. Franklin's Big Adventure. Musical for children. ' December 10: 2:00. Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905·306· 6000. . - Mirvish Productions. Mamma Mia! Musical based on the songs of ABBA. Music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus; book by Catherine Johnson; directed by Phyllida Lloyd. To December 31. Tuesday· Saturday: , 8:00; Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday: 2:00. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. West. 872-1212. to 5. Mirvish Productions. The Lion King .. Stage musical oi Disney's 1994 animated feature. To July 1, 2001. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. West. 872-1212. to 5. Music Theatre Mississauga. The Merry Widow. Music and lyrics by Franz Lehar. December 1. 2: 8:00. Meadowvale lheatre, 6315 Montevideo'Rd .. Mississauga. 905·821 · 0090. .50,.50. Music Theatre Mississauga. The Mystery of Edwin Orood. Book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes. January 19, 20, 25, 26, 27: 8:00; January 21: 2:00. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd., Mississauga. 905·821·0090. .50,.50. Necessary Angel Theatre Company. Glenn. Play by David Young. Deconstruction of the life of Canadian pianist Glenn Gould with musical excerpts. To December 9. Tues.-Sat.: 8:00; Sat. &·Sun.: 2:00. du Maurier Theatre Centre, 231 Que.ens Quay West. 973-4000. 26 Wholenote DECEMBER 1 I 2000 - JANUARY 31, 2001 ·; previews . New Music Concerts/Music Gallery. - infoweaver. lntera,ctive multi· media music theatre work by Allik & Mulder. December 7·10: 8:00. Robert Gill, Theatre, 214 College St. 416·978·7986. 20,. · Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. The Nutcracker. Oakville Ballet Company & Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Dec. 7 & 8: 7:30; Dec. 9: 2:00 & 7:30; Dec. 10: 1 :00 & 4:30. 130 Navy St. Oakville. 905·815·2021. ' .99. Opera Buffa Inc. The Gift. Holiday tale by David Kyle. Dec.1: 7:30 & Dec.2: 2:00 at Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 416·872-1111; Dec.15: 8:00 & Dec.16: 2:00 & 7:00 at Newmarket Theatre, 395 Mulock Dr., Newmarket. 905·953·5122. ,. Opera in Concert. Rossini: la Gazza ladra. Laura Whalen, Eric Shaw, Kevin Armstrong & Ross Darlington, performers; Raisa Nakhmanovich, music director. December 3: 2:30. 1 :45: Backgrounder witti host lain Scott. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 416·366·7723. ,. Opera Mississauga. Bizet: Carmen. Dwight Bennett, general & artistic director. December 2,4,6 & 9: 8:00. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive. 905·306· 6000. ·,·(stlsr). Opera Ontario. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin. Lisa Houben, Jason Howard, Melanie Sonnenberg, Bojidar Nikolriv, Stefan. Szkafarowsky & other performers; Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra; Daniel Lipton, conductor. January 27, February 1 & 3: 8:00 · at Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton. 1·800·575·1381. February 9: 8;00 at The Centre in the Square, Kitchener. 1· 800·265·8977. ·. Oriana Singers of Northumberland. Menotti: Amahl & the Night Visitors. Brendan MacDonald, Cathy Lyons, Bob Clark, Derrick Cunningham & Will Emslie, performers; Marie Anderson, musical director. January 26, 27 & 28: 8:00. Trinity United Church, 15 Chapel, Cobourg. 905·349·2984. ,. PRIME Mentors of Canada. A Christmas Gift. Camilla Luna, .Broadway performing artist; Jon Stroll, accompanist/composer. December 16: 2:00. OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor St. West. 416·923·6641 ext. 2464. ·Free. Roy Thomson Hall. Bugs Bunny on Broadway. Cartoons projected on a giant screen & accompanied by a li,ve symphony orchestra. December 29 & 31: 7:30; December 30: 2:00 & 7:30. 60 Simcoe. 416· 872-4255. Dec. 20 & 30: .50 to .50; Dec. 31: .50 to .50. Sanderson CentrelStorybook Players. Babes in Tpyland. Celebrate Christmas with Babes. Audience participation. December 22: 7:00; December 23: 11 :OOam & 2:00. 88 ' Dalhousie St. Brantford. 1·800·265·0710. . Sanderson Centre/Tanglewood Family · Entertainment. Franklin & the Magic Fiddle. Franklin the turtle .and his friends present show of song & dance. January 17: 1 :00 & 6:30. 88 Dalhousie St. Brantford, 1·800·265· 0710. , O(child). Scarborough Music Theatre. Sweeney Todd. Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by Hugh Wheeler. Feb. 1·3, 8· 10, 15· 17: 8:00; Feb. 4 & 11: 2:00. Scarborough Village 0 Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 396·4049. , sr/st on Thursdays & Sundays. Sears. Peter Pan. Sheila Maccarthy, Ernie Coombs, Ross Petty & other performers. December 5 to January 6. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 416·872-5555. Theatre Aquarius. Joseph & the 'Amazing Technicolour Oreamcoat. By Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice; Jeff Hyslop, choreogra· pher. December 6·24. Evenings: 7:00; Saturday & Sunday matinees: 1 :00. 190 King William Street, Hamilton. i'-800·465· 7529. ·, -(sr/st), (under 16). Theatre Sheridan. Catch A Rising Star. Student·developed work with singing, dancing, acting. Rod Maxwell & the Music Theatre faculty, directors. February 7· 10, 14· 17, 21 ·24: 8:00. 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville. 905·815·4049. to . Theatre Sheridan. City of Angels. Book by Larry Gelbart; music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by David Zippel; Rod M~xwell, director. December 1 & 2: 8:00. Sheridan College, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville. 905·815·. 4049. (Wed./Thurs.); (Fri./Sat.); l(st/sr Wed./Thurs.); (previews Nov.15 & 16). ' Theatre Unlimited. A Christmas Tapestry. Evening of seasonal music & stories. December 7,8 & 9: 8:00. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd,, Mississauga. 905·821 ·0090. . Toronto Operetta Theatre. The Merry Widow. Performers include Barbara Hannigan, Fred Love, Gregory Cross, Craig Ashton & TOT Orchestra & Choral Ensemble; Derek Bate, conductor. Decembef21(preview), 22,23,29,30,31(gala), January 4,5,& 6: 8:00; December 27: 2:00. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 416·366·7723. to , 5(gala). UNI Theatre. Wild About Wilde. Tribute to Oscar Wilde in celebration of the 1 OOth Anniversary since his death, with live music, poetry, prose & dance. Amy Doolittle, Scott Andrews, Leon B. Aureus, Jerthie Barinque, Andrew Brooks & other performers. December 7,8, & 9: 8:00. Erindale Studio Theatre, 3359 Mississauga Rd. N. 905·569· 4369. . University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Opera Tea. Afternoon of opera & tea on the Theatre stage. January 2 J.: 2:30. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park. 416·978·3744. . Continued

Music Theatre Listings, continued. Yorkminstrels. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. By Larry Gelbart & Bert Shevlove. Robert Gorican, director; Ellen · Kestenberg, musical director; Harvey Cooperberg, Clark Allen, Marc Gallo & other performers. Dec'ember 1,2: 8:00; December 3: 2:00. Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst. 416-291-0600. ,, group rates. ·PETER DE ~OTTO TENOR, VIOLIN MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS Toron1o Mendelssohn Youth Choir John Rutter, Conductor Tuesday December l9, 2000 8 pm Yorkminster Park Baptist Church FOR TICKETS OR SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Call (416) 598-0422 or visit www.tmchoir.org Rossini. Overture to "II Signor Bruschino" Piszzola Meditango · . and music !>Y Leoncavalo, Monti, Kossovits TORONTO SINFONIETTA MATTHEW JASKIEWICZ, MUSIC DIREClOR Saturday, January 27,·2001 7:30 pm Bloor Street United Church ~~!J::S~ ChildrenFr~ 11416-410~43791/ UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO FACULTY OF MUSIC Faculty Artist Series Susan Hoeppner and Friends Acclaimed Canadian flautist joined by Mark Skazinetsky, violin; Douglas Perry, violai Simon Fryer, . cello and Lydia Wong, piano, presents an evening of chamber music. BACH Trio Sonata in G major for flute, violin, cello and piano; BAKER Elegy for flute and strings;·BAKER Three Plus One, op. 45 for flute, violin, viola and cello; HA'IZlS Nafir for flute, yiola and tape; V!Ll.A­ WBOS Assobio a Jato (The Jet Whistle) for flute and cello; CRUMB Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for three ma5ked players (electric flute, cello and piano) Choral Music On Campus A Brass and Choral Music Celebration Doreen Rao conducts U of T Choirs in works by Gabrieli, Raminsh and Pinkham. ()6: 8, 8 pm • MacMillan Theatre , (seniors & students) Artists in Song 1--Elmer Iseler Singers Lyd\a Adams conducts works by Daley, Togni and Chatman. Jan 20, 8 pm • Walter Hall , (seniors & students) The Year of the Piano Marc-Andre Hamelin Piano Recital Marc-Andre Hamelin has been called a "supervirtuoso" by Harold Schonberg of The New York limes. He has" perfonmed with the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Montreal Symphony and has ziven solo recitals in North America, Europe and Asia. MEDTNER: Sonata Reminiscenza in A minor, Op. 38, No. I (from Forgotten Melodies Set I); AI.KAN: Syinphony for Solo Piano,-Op. 39, Nos. 4-7 (from 12 Etudes dans les ton mineurs);JANACEK: 7 Pieces from Along an Overgrown Path; KAPU5_TIN: Sonata No. 2 in E, Op. 5 . ' Jan 22, 8 pm • Walter Hall , (si!niors &studenlS) The Year of the Piano Series is generously sponsored by Remenyi H 0 u I c 0 f Mu 1 lc Opera Tea , Puccini: La Boheme An afternoon o(opera and tea on the theatre,stage Jan 21, 2:30 pm • MacMillan Theatre The Opera Tea is generously sponsored by the Julie-Jiggs Foundation Orchestra Seri(!s U of T Chamber Orchestra Kevin Mallon oonducts ].S. BACH Sinfonia to Cantata · No. 42; ZELENKA Overture in F Major; VIVALDI Concerto in C Major; C.P.E. BACH Harpsichord Conmto in D Major; MOZART Symphony No. 40 Dec 9, 8 pm • Walter Hall , (seniors &students) ·~•n&u@> . U of T Srowhony Orchestra Raffi Anmenian oonducts the world premiere·of R. MURRAY SCHAFER's Sbadowman, featuring NEXUS. BERG Three Pieces; WAGNER Excerpts from The Ring; Student Concerto.Competition Winner. Feb 3; 8 pm • MacMillan 'Iheatre , (seniors & students) Wind and Brass Music Wind Symphony and.Concert Band Stephen Chenette and Cameron Walter conduct works by Hess, Curnow, Klein and.others. Dec 2, 8 pm • MacMillan Theatre , (seniors &students) DECEMBER 1, 2000. JANUARY 31, 2001 Wholenote 27

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