On a lonely road on the island of Inishmore, someone has killed Wee Thomas, the beloved cat of Padraic, an Irish Liberation Army enforcer. He’ll want to know who, when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland . . .
December 2 – 12, 2009, 8 pm (Wednesday and Saturday at 2 pm).
Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street
The Japan Foundation presents four free screenings of contemporary Japanese films at the Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street W . Please visit our website for more information.
THE STARS CONVERGE – Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 PM
WOMEN IN THE MIRROR – Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 PM
THE MILK WOMAN – Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 PM
DOG IN A SIDECAR – Sunday, December 13 at 4:30 PM More »
A whimsical take on Toronto history that will tickle the funny bones of adults and children alike, Cinderella in Muddy York is a fairy tale of a Cinderella in Canada, reset in 1834 at the time when “muddy” York is about to become Toronto.
Puppetmongers celebrates its 20th anniversary of delightful winter holiday performances this season with the return of its twice Dora-nominated favourite, Cinderella in Muddy York, created by Puppetmongers’ Co-Artistic Directors (and brother and sister) Ann and David Powell, under the direction of Sue Miner. More »
Want a unique Holiday idea? Try SOULFUL MESSIAH, a contemporary yet urban dance production: rich, innovative and unforgettable with Los Amigos Parang Band (Hispanic Caribbean music) and tapping Sensation, David Cox.
NEW THIS YEAR! Dec 11th and Dec 13th
Los Amigos Parang Band performs Hispanic Caribbean Holiday music. More »
The Rowers Pub Reading Series celebrates the recent release of The Best Canadian Poetry in English [Tightrope Books], and has as its December features four poets from the anthology:
John Reibetanz; Karen Solie; Ricardo Sternberg; and, John Terpstra.
Rowers Pub Reading Series
Harbord House (150 Harbord Street, 2nd floor (647) 430-7365
December 7, 7:30 p.m. Free – a hat is passed. More »
C.A.T.S. MAINSTAGE COMPANY, an acting school dedicated to teaching and developing a passion for theatre at a dedicated professional level, is thrilled to present the classic gem Les Miserables (School Edition). Opening December 16, 2009 at CanStage Berkeley Downstairs Theatre, Toronto audiences are being offered the chance to revisit one of the most timeless musicals ever written. More »
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 »
The Art of Time Ensemble, under the artistic direction of founder Andrew Burashko, presents Brasil, a beautiful and eclectic program of Brazilian music from three musical perspectives on December 4 and December 5 at Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre featuring Bachianas Brasileiras #1 (for 8 cellos) by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959), songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994) sung by Canadian jazz vocalist extraordinaire Emilie-Claire Barlow and a set of songs and compositions performed by Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Guinga. Sponsored by BMO Financial and Cadillac Fairview, the concert will be recorded by CBC Radio for future broadcast. More »
Older and Reckless is 10 years young!
And to celebrate this auspicious occasion, Claudia Moore, founder and curator of Older and Reckless, will feature works by some of Canada’s most outstanding contemporary dance artists,
Patricia Beatty, Denise Fujiwara, Tom Brouillette, Gerry Trentham and Jean-Pierre Perreault. More »
LKTYP is thrilled to welcome back the award-winning Carousel Players with There’s a Mouse in My House, a charming new play by Carrie Costello. Adapted from the book by Sheree Fitch, There’s a Mouse in My House will be presented in The Studio from December 7 to 19.
SAMBA SQUAD, Toronto’s most loved percussion posse, will perform at Lula Lounge on Friday, December 11 at 10:00 PM. Join Samba Squad and their guests for an exhilarating night of sizzling rhythms and songs as they take you on a dance-till-you-drop tour of global grooves.
Special guests include Alberto Alberto, Eliana Cuevas, Quisha Wynt and Maryem Tollar on vocals. John Johnson on sax, Jeremy Ledbetter on keys, and all the way from Brazil Digue Braga on guitar. Special performance by beat box master A.K.A. Subliminal. More »
Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) is proud to present Le Domestique (The Servant) and Les Noirs sont heureux (Black people Are Happy) by Martin-David Peters and Rendez-vous Lakay (Rendez-vous with Home) by Djennie Laguerre. An original TfT production, the three one-act pieces will be directed by Sara Rénélik and Guy Mignault, TfT’s artistic director. These contemporary fables run at the Berkeley Street Theatre from December 2 to 12, 2009. More »
World Stage 2009-10
DV8′s Artistic Director Lloyd Newson leads a multi-ethnic cast in a poetic but unflinching exploration of tolerance, homophobia, religion, and sexuality. To Be Straight With You Incorporates dance, text, documentary, animation and film. Based on hundreds of hours of personal stories collected from individuals affected by these issues, as well as stories plucked from headlines and startling statistics from around the world. 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 »
Following its two sold out shows of Abbey Road last month, the Art of Time Ensemble, under the artistic direction of founder Andrew Burashko, presents Brasil, a beautiful and eclectic program of Brazilian music from three musical perspectives on December 4 and December 5 at Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre featuring Bachianas Brasileiras #1 (for 8 cellos) by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959), songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994) sung by Canadian jazz vocalist extraordinaire Emily-Claire Barlow and a set of songs and compositions performed by Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Guinga. Sponsored by BMO Financial and Cadillac Fairview, the concert will be recorded by CBC Radio for future broadcast. More »