For the last segment of its Toronto Campus Fall 2009 Tour, Good Hair Day Productions is bringing CP Salon to Ryerson University at the National Ballet School on Saturday, November 28 at 8pm, and to York University’s Joseph G. Green Theatre on Friday, December 4 at 7 pm.
The show, featuring singer/storyteller Kazumi Tsuruoka and pianist Tania Gill, uses rhythm and blues to tell the love story of a man with cerebral palsy. The 50-minute music-driven piece, produced and directed by Fides Krucker of Good Hair Day Productions, premiered in Toronto and has toured to Vancouver, Regina and Whitehorse. More »
In anticipation of Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage presentation of DV8 Physical Theatre’s To Be Straight with You, recently appointed artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Brendan Healy, welcomes members of DV8 Physical Theatre and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s own Young Creators Unit to discuss issues raised by DV8′s provocative production. More »
Zocalo Toronto presents the world premiere of a dynamic new multi-disciplinary stage production that fuses traditional drama with contemporary and Latin-style partnered dancing. Written by Zocalo Toronto’s Artistic Director Vladimir Jon Cubrt, and co-directed by Cubrt and Taylor Graham, The Weeping Salsa is a lyrical tragedy in two acts that tells a story about eros – love that is passionate, physical and urgent; about power – subjugating one’s self for the sake of the partnership; and about finding the strength to stand alone. The Weeping Salsa previews from November 13, opens November 15 and runs to November 29 at The Theatre Centre. More »
Theatre @ York launches its season with the world premiere of Co.ED (or How to Become Your Gender, in ten easy steps), a provocative double bill devised by Deborah Pearson and company, presented in association with Volcano at York University November 22-28.
The two plays in Co.ED explore the meaning of gender through very different performance styles. The first play, Tabletalk, directed by Ross Manson, sets up a comfortable narrative framework – like building a fort – and the second, A Play about the Other Play, directed by Claire Calnan, tears it down – one wooden plank at a time. More »
Saxophonist Mike Murley headlines York University’s Faculty Concert Series
Toronto October 21, 2009: Nationally acclaimed saxophonist Mike Murley steps into the spotlight November 17 at the Tribute Communities Recital Hall as the featured performer in York University’s Faculty Concert Series. More »
The Catering Queen Co-op in association with the mcguffin company is thrilled to announce the return of The Catering Queen, the sold-out hit of the 2006 Toronto Fringe and winner of the highly coveted Audience Choice Award. Featuring a cast with kick-ass Toronto theatre pedigree and directed by Ed Sahely, the show opens November 20th, 2009 at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space. More »
Evolution Dance Theatre (EDT), an inspirational new dance company under the artistic direction of Armineh Keshishian, proudly presents its debut production, the world premiere of behind the Veil, at Toronto’s Isabel Bader Theatre on Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29. With the rash of recent stories about women and the veil, and the call of the Muslim Canadian Congress on the government to ban the burka and other face coverings, behind the Veil could not be more timely. More »
The Rowers Pub Reading Series has as its November features:
Carla Drysdale (Little Venus – Tightrope Books, 2009);
Kelli Deeth (The Girl Without Anyone – HarperCollins Canada, 2001);
Mike Spry (Jack – Snare Books, 2008); and,
Moez Surani (Reticent Bodies – Wolsak & Wynn, 2009). More »
Harbourfront Centre’s Day of the Dead festival (November 7 and 8 ) brings Mexican culture to life with traditional and modern music, folkloric dance, storytelling, children’s crafts, film and delicious food demonstrations. Produced in programming partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico, this FREE family-friendly festival is an opportunity to experience this popular Mexican holiday and its vibrant traditions. More »
Award-winning DVxT Theatre Company creates a hauntingly beautiful gothic mystery laced with sexual and psychological ambiguity as it presents a site-specific performance of Henry James’s ghostly novella The Turn of the Screw at the elegant Campbell House Museum, previewing October 15 and opening October 16 through November 7. More »
DanceWorks is pleased to present the Toronto debut of The Vision Impure, an evening of solos performed by internationally-renowned dance powerhouse Noam Gagnon, co-founder/co-artistic director of Vancouver’s multi-media dance company, The Holy Body Tattoo. The Vision Impure runs November 6 and 7 as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps Series at the Enwave Theatre. Prior to Toronto, it runs at the Centennial Theatre in Sherbrooke, Quebec on November 3, and then continues to tour after Toronto to Montreal (November 18-21) and Calgary (November 26-28). More »
Kerry Stratton’s Grand Salon Orchestra “Vera Lynn: We’ll Meet Again” With Barbara Sadegur, Mezzo-Soprano
The songs of the Allied “Forces Sweetheart” Vera Lynn buoyed the spirits of the entire free world during World War II.Â On the eve of Remembrance Day, Kerry Stratton conducts his Grand Salon Orchestra in enduring melodies from the 1940s. With her powerfully moving mezzo-soprano voice, Barbara Sadegur recreates the happier moments of those years, with such memorable Vera Lynn favorites as White Cliffs of Dover and We’ll Meet Again in an unforgettable close to our first season of the Concert Party at the Old Mill series.
Murley Murley will be featured in a variety of settings, ranging from duo to septet, in his November 17 performance in York’s Tribute Communities Recital Hall. Joining him on stage will be fellow faculty members, Music Department Chair Barry Elmes on drums, Kevin Turcotte on trumpet, and Jim Vivian on bass, plus more special guests to be announced. More »