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Volume 7 Issue 3 - November 2001

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While Theatre Passe

While Theatre Passe Muraille is presenting its own, nonmusical take on Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream (in which seven women take on all the parts!), Trinity-St. Paul's Church is hosting an afternoon of Shakespeare in Song on November 11. An unusual highlight is a concert performance of the (presumably short) Baroque opera Pyramus and Thisbe. John Edwards plays lute to the voices of University of Toronto Music Faculty alumni. Another notable University of Toronto Music Faculty project is coming up just a fow days later, from November 14 to 18. It's a production of Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring at the MacMillan Theatre. Not as often seen as Billy Budd or Peter Grimes, it's one of the few Britten works being performed this season. Stephen Ralls conducts and Maria Lamont directs. For those looking for some operatic enjoyment outside Toronto, Opera Ontario is presenting Popera at Hamilton Place (November 29 and December 1) and at Kitchener's The Centre in the Square (November 30). I could try to tell you that it's a little-known work by Handel, about the tragic princess Popera who is doomed to ... but that would be cruel. Actually, the title is a compound of "pop" and "opera": an evening of out-andout favourites that gives you all the best arias without even trying to string them together with a plot. It features a wonderful cast of vocalists: soprano Adrianne Pieczonka, mezzo Jean Stilwell, tenor Eduardo Villa and baritone Jason Howard, directed by Daniel Lipton. Looking beyond the winter: The Shaw and Stratford Festivals are both well along in planning for the 2002 summer season, an auspicious _one for both institutions. For Stratford it's a 50th anniversary, and lots of special activities are planned, as well as the opening of a brand new space, to be named the Studio Theatre. In 2002 Stratford is planning to run My Fair Lady at the Festival Theatre and The Threepenny Opera at the Avon. Meanwhile, MUSIC THEATRE SPOTLIGHT•:• MUSIC THEATRE LISTINGSLISTINGS the festival has extended this year's production of The Sound of Music, with Cynthia Dale as Maria, until November 11. Which theatre critic quipped that, in this production, "the Dales are also alive with the sound of music"?) At Niagara-On-The-Lake, longtime Artistic Director Christopher Newton is preparing to hand over the reins to Jackie Maxwell. The two will guide the festival in tandem for the summer, with Maxwell assuming full artistic responsibility when Newton officially resigns in one year, on November 1, 2002. Shaw's musical outing for the season will be Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll · Along. I I MUSIC THEATRE LISTINGS Arts Huron. Bye Bye Birdie. November 28· December 1: 8:00. Dinner theatre 6:00 or show only. Huron Heights Secondary School, 40 Huron Heights Drive, Newmarket. 905· 895-2385 ext.503. Brampton Music Theatre. Man of La Mancha. Written by Dale Wasserman; lyrics by Joe Darian; music by Mitch Leigh. Scott Cesare in Egitto. Roger Honeywell, Krisztina Szabo, Colleen Skull, Martha Guth, Shannon Mercer & other singers; Gary Thor Wedow, conductor. December 3,5 & 7: 8:00; December 9 matinee."Jmperial Oil Opera Theatre, Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. East. 416-363-8231. . · Canadian Stage. Preview: The Miracle Man. Book and music by Allen Cole; book and lyrics by Michael D'Brieo. Nov 14, 15, 16: 7:30. CanStage Rehearsal Hall, 26 Berkeley St. 416-368-3110. . Curtain Call Players. Crazy for You. Music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin; book by Ken Ludwig. November 1 ·3: 8:00. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 416-703-6181. . Elgin Theatre. Snow White and the Magnificent Seven. Starring Melissa Thoms.on, Graham Abbey, Ross Petty & Fred Penner. December 4 to January 6'. 189 Yonge St. 416-872-5555. Etobicoke Musical Productions. Once Upon a Mattress. Music by Mary Rodgers; book by Marshall Barer. November 16· 18, 23·25, 30, December 1: 8:00; November 18 & 25: 2:00. Burnhamthorpe Auditorium; 500 The East Mall. 416-248-0410. '1,. Heritage Theatre. Sibs. Nov 9: 8:00. 86 Main St. North, Brampton. 905-874-2800. .50. Living Arts Centre. Sibs. Written by Diane . Lale, director; Ryan DeSouza, musical Flack & Richard Greenblatt; music by Rick director. Nov 8,9, 10, 15, 16: 8:00; Nov Sacks. Nov 8: 0:00. Royal Bank Theatre, 11, 17: 2:00. Lester B. Pearson Theatre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga. 905- 150 Central Park Dr., Brampton. 905-874· 306-6000. . 2800. ,. Maggie Newlove & The Love Connec· Canadian Opera Company. Sartorio: Giulio tion. Bootroots ·A Christmas Tale. Play/ concert. Danny Brooks, songwriter/ performer; Deborah Klassen, Kelita, The Rockin' Revelators, Fabulous Amoi Levy; Keldon Lemon & other performers. November 27, 8:00. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy Street, Oakville. 905-815-2021. . Meadowvale Theatre. The lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe. Touring Players. Nov. 1: 1 O:OOam & 1 :00. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd., Mississauga. 800· 387-9948. Melodymakers. 50's Flashback. Variety Show. November 2 & 3: 8:00; November 4: 2:00. Heritage Theatre, 86 Main St. North, Brampton. 905-874-2800. ,. Mirvish Productions. Mamma Mia! Musical based on the songs of ABBA. Music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjiirn Ulvaeus; book by Catherine Johnson; directed by Phyllida Lloyd. To March 31. Tues-Sat 8:00; Wed, Sat & Sun 2:00. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. West. 416· 872-1212. to . Mirvish Productions. The lion King. Stage musical of Disney's 1994 animated feature. To March 31. Wed-Sat: 8:00; Wed & Sat: 2:00; Sun: 1:00 & 6:30. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 ~ing St. West. 416-872-1212. to 5. Music Theatre Mississauga. Me and My Girl Music by Noel Gay; lyrics by Douglas Furber; book by L. Arthur Rose, Douglas Furber & Stephen Fry. Nov. 23,24,29,30, Dec. 1: 8:00; Nov. 25: 2:00. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd., Mississauga. 905-821-0090. ,. CONTINUES 22 wholenote NOVEMBER 1, 2001 - DECEMBER 7, 2001

Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Sibs. Written by Diane Flack & Richard Greenblatt; music by Rick Sacks. November 10: 8:00. 130 Navy Street. Oakville. 905· 815-2021. .99. Oakville Symphony Orchestra/Oakville . Ballet Company. The Nutcracker. December 7·9, 14, 15: various times. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy Street, Oakville. 905-815-2021. .99. Opera Atelier. Mozart: The Magic Flute. Daniel Belcher, Meredith Hall, Gerald Isaac, Gillian Keith, Peggy Kriha Dye & other performers; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; David Fallis, conductor. November 2,3: 8:00; November 4: 3:00. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yong'e St. 416-872-5555. -. Opera iri Concert. A Mezzo Gala Concert: Britches, Witches, Mothers and. .. Marianne Bindig, Rebecca Hass.' Elizabeth Turnbull, mezzo-sopranos; Raisa Nakhmanovich, piano. Nov 4: 2:30. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 416-366-7723. . Opera in Concert. Bellini: La Straniera. Frederique Vezina, Anita Krause, Stuart Howe, Sung T aek Chung, performers; Opera in Concert Chorus, Robert Cooper, director; Sandra Horst, music director and pianist. 1 :45: Pre-concert chat with lain Scott. Dec 2: 2:30. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. East. 416-366-7723. ,. . Opera Ontario. Popera. Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano; Jean Stilwell, mezzo. soprano; Eduardo Villa, tenor; Jason Howard, baritone; Daniel Lipton, conductor. Nov 29, Dec 1: 8:00 at Hamilton Place, 1 Summers lane, Hamilton; Nov 30: 8:00 at The Centre in the Square, Kitchener. 800- 575-1381. Peel Panto Players. Jack and the Beanstalk. November 29 & 30, December 1 & 2. Evenings 7:30; Sat & Sun matinees 1 :00 & 4:00. lester B. Pearson Theatre, 150 Central Park Dr., Brampton. 905-874· 2800. Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. Suds. Musical comedy. Nov 15: 2:00, 8:00. 88 Dalhousie St., Brantford. 519· 758- 8090; 800-265-0710. .50,. Scarborough Music Theatre. Blood Brothers. Book, music and lyrics by Willy Russell. November 1-3,8-10, 15-17: 8:00; Nov 4, 11: 2:00 Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 416-396-4049. ,. Theatre Fran~ais de Toronto. La, la, la, mine de rien. By Guy Mignault with' music & lyrics by Yves Montand, Gilles Vignault and others. Wed-Sun. Nov 7-24. Previews Nov 7 & 8. Matinees Nov 17 & 24 at 3:30, Nov 11 & 18 at 2:30 .. All other shows at 8 p.m. Canadian Stage, 26 Berkeley St. 416-534· 6604/800-819-4981. Tickets (opening night only). All other shows -. Students, seniors, groups -. Theatre Sheridan. High Society. Music & lyrics by Cole Porter. Marc Richard, director . November 7-10, 15-17, 21-24: 8:00. 1430 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville. 905-815·4049. (Nov.7 preview), -. Tivoli Theatre. Smokey Joe's Cafe. Music of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. November 9, 10, 16, 17,23 & 24: 8:00; November 21: 2:00. 108 James St. North, Hamilton. 905- 777-9777 or 1-877-572-3773. ,, (matinee). Trinity-St. Paul's Vocal Concert Series. Shakespeare in Song. Program to include baroque opera Pyramus and Thisbe. John Edwards, lute; U of T music alumni. November 11: 2:30. Trinity-St. Paul's Church, 427 Bloor St. West. 416-922-4954 ext.26. University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Britten: Albert Herring. Stephen Ralls, conductor; Maria Lamont, director. November 14,15,16,17: 8:00. MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park. 416-978-3744. ,. Yorkminstrels. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Oreamcoat. lyrics by Tim Rice; music by Andrew Uoyd Webber. David Bok, Carorine Moro-Dalicandro, Darryl Hicks & other perfonners; Bach Children's Chorus; Virginia Reh, director. Noverrbe.- 24, 28-30, Decerrbe.- 1: 8:00; Novembe.- 25, Decanter 1,2: 2:00. Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst. 416-291-0600. ,, group rates. Please bring non-perishable goods for the Food Bank. .........................................._D_r.... a .... m_a;...-... in-Music ·Project Summer 2002 The project consists of: 1. A development phase including musical, linguistic and dramatic coaching. 2. A production phase leading to performances in Autumn 2002, for which there will be no additional fee Audition Now Formore information contact Peter Neff at: (416) 876-5859 or vocalart@gto.net

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