Written by and Starring JIM BROCHU
The story of the larger-than-life stage and screen icon Zero Mostel, best known for his roles in
Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and The Producers. More »
David Eustace: Project for Calendar Studies
March 31 April 30, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 6:30-8:30 pm
Artist will be present at opening. More »
Hey ye all,
It’s springtime, so get on the klez-express; this week offers a cornucopia of klezmer delights from yours truly, and my train-mates, Betsy and Poindexter (remember him, if so, admit it, your an old fart… but you might like some of the music we’re doing e.g. 1927 Abe Schwartz transcriptions…. post modernists need not worry, there’s something for everyone, like going to the fish pond). More »
I’m playing with the woman’s choir “Cantores Celestes” at an Artist’s Lauds this Saturday.
These events have been going on for nine years now, but very few people know about them; I’ve been to a few and found them very beautiful.
I’ll be playing qanun (arabic zither) and hurdy-gurdy while acting as cantor.
Please consider yourself welcome even if it’s the only time you step inside a church this year. More »
Ken Whiteley, Chris Rawlings and other artists from Mariposa In The Schools join forces with Echo Women’s Choir in a spirited evening of song and story on Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square (behind the Eaton Centre/wheelchair accessible). More »
OPERA WEEK CELEBRATION CONCERT SHOWCASES TOP TALENT MAY 11
Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of La Scala’s Reopening by Toscanini
An exciting new crop of opera singers will be presented in the Opera Week Celebration Concert, Wednesday, May 11, 8 p.m. at the George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street (North York City Centre subway). They will have been chosen after an intensive week of work, by renowned coaches from La Scala, Milan and the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York, as well as representatives from the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA). More »
dance Immersion proudly presents Baby Boyz Dance Group in an urban dance story rich in original dancehall choreography for its 2011 Annual Showcase presentation. The world premiere of Three Boyz, Three Countries & One Dream runs March 24-26, 2011 at Enwave Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, choreographed by Kevin A. Ormsby and Trevor Brown, written by Joseph Jomo Pierre and directed by Dian Marie Bridge with artistic consultation by Weyni Mengesha. More »
March 2, 2011: Theatre @ York’s season finale is the Jacobean drama The Witch of Edmonton, running March 20 to 26 in the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre at York University.
Penned by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford in 1621, the play was based on an actual person and supposedly real-life events that gripped the village of Edmonton, near London, earlier that year. More »
The acclaimed Art of Time Ensemble, in association with Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage, proudly presents The War of the Worlds, a celebration of the music of Academy Award-winning film composer Bernard Herrmann to mark the centenary of his birth. Featuring some of Canada’s most outstanding artistic talents, The War of the Worlds runs Thursday, March 31 through Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Enwave Theatre.
MARCH BREAK STUDIO SHOW
FOOLISH TALES FOR FOOLISH TIMES
You and your children can join Ann and David in their studio for an up close and cosy performance of this audience favourite.
Four seriously silly stories about the muddles us humans make when we just don’t think things through.
Performances run Monday March 14th to Saturday March 19th at 2 pm daily
Unit #219 – 401 Logan Avenue (north east corner of Dundas east)
Seating is extremely limited — so reservations are a MUST ! More »
The York Dance Ensemble (YDE), the spirited young repertory company of York University’s Department of Dance, gets off on the right foot with Out of Line, an exhilarating collection of dances about coming of age. The throes of young love and the mischievous thrills of going against the grain are among the many delights in this show, which runs March 23 to 26 in York’s Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre.
(March 23-26, 7:30pm, Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre, Centre for Film and Theatre, York University, 4700 Keele St. Admission: $20 ($10 Students and Seniors) Box Office: 416.736.5888 | www.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice)
The show was programmed by York dance Professor Susan Cash, a choreographer and the YDE’s artistic and managing director. More »
The exhibition is on view from March 8 to April 1, 2011. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 10, 6-8 pm. For this exhibition members of the Society have painted portraits of celebrated personalities on the Canadian Music Scene. Among them are well–known performers including Louise Pitre, Shania Twain and many others. More »
Director, Affordable Housing and Social Innovation at the Wellesley Institute,
will speak at the Toronto Dollar Supper Club on March 28
at 6 pm, at the Hot House (corner of Church and Front Sts).
He will speak on the subject of Sleepwalking to Segregation. More »
Cahoots Theatre Company
in association with The Young Centre for the Performing Arts presents
The world première of
by Governor General’s Literary Award nominee David Yee More »
Water On The Table kicks off the Premier of the MINT Film Festival
March 10th, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Award-winning documentary Water On The Table screens at the Toronto Dollar’s MINT FILM FESTIVAL at Rainbow Cinemas, March 10th 2011. Pre-screening events begin at 6:00 pm in the lobby of Rainbow Cinemas with the screening festival program starting at 7:00 pm sharp. Tickets are $10 at the door, $9 in advance and $7 for students and seniors. The inaugural MINT Film Festival is co-hosted by The Toronto Dollar, The Council Of Canadians and The Polaris Institute of Canada. Toronto filmmaker Liz Marshall will be attendance and will speak about the making of her movie and also answer questions from the audience. More »
“Yellow Face” is a play by the celebrated Asian American playwright, David Henry Hwang (‘Hwong’) who has written numerous plays, among them, “F.O.B.” (Fresh Off the Boat), and “M. Butterfly” (made into a movie starring Jeremy Irons and John Lone).
An entertaining and thought-provoking backstage memoir, “Yellow Face” takes on the themes of race, the American dream, the witch hunt of HYH (Henry Y. Hwang) — David Henry Hwang’s wealthy banker father who was falsely accused of money laundering — as well as the trials and actions of other real-life persons like comedienne Margaret Cho and Republican senator/actor Fred Thompson in the Clinton era 1990′s. More »
Since 1989, when it was co-founded by Molly Thom and Kerri MacDonald (who this year directs “Summer’s End” in Week Two), Alumnae Theatre Company has hosted an annual festival of new works, which provides playwrights, directors, actors and technicians the opportunity to develop never-before-produced short scripts. It’s all about the process.
The New Ideas Festival is now a juried, three-week annual festival of new writing, works-in-progress and experimental theatre, with a different program of plays each week, and a staged reading on Saturdays at noon. It is unusual among festivals, in that the scripts are read “blind” by a committee that does not learn the writers’ identities until the plays have been selected. More »
I Marcus Garvey is a play on the life and works of Marcus Garvey told through music and multi media. He was born August 17, 1887 in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, and spent his entire life in the service of his people–African people. He was bold; he was uncompromising and he was one of the most powerful orators on record. Garvey emphasized racial pride, his goal was nothing less than the total and complete redemption and liberation of African people around the planet. Arriving in the United States poor and unknown, within four years he became the most talked about black man in the United States and the Caribbean, and perhaps in the world. More »
Join us March 31, 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema for the latest edition of the One Minute Film & Video Festival! The theme for this year’s show is social/media and highlights 30 new works by filmmakers from Toronto and around the world, along with a programme of favourite one-minute films from previous years, curated by the festival director.
The Toronto Underground Cinema is located at 186 Spadina Avenue (Queen and Spadina) in Toronto. The screening starts at 7:00, so get there early! Tickets will be $10 at the door. Our complete programme of participating filmmakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Nohayquiensepa (No one knows)
A Requiem for the Forcibly Displaced More »