Hot on the heels of its universally acclaimed I Send You This Cadmium Red co-presented with Canadian Stage, the Art of Time Ensemble presents The Songbook 6, a brand new program of re-imagined songs featuring acclaimed singer-songwriter Steven Page, on Friday November 18 and Saturday November 19 at Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre. More »
Opera Atelier’s 2011-12 Season opens with a glittering new period production of Don Giovanni designed by OA’s acclaimed design team of Gerard Gauci and Martha Mann. Rising star Italian conductor Stefano Montanari makes his Opera Atelier debut. The new production runs October 29, 30, November 1, 2, 4, and 5, 2011, at the Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street. All performances begin at 7:30 pm, with the exception of the Sunday, October 30 3:00 pm matinee. As previously announced, Don Giovanni is also part of Opera Columbus’s 11-12 season, and will be performed by the Toronto company in Columbus, Ohio on November 25 and 27, 2011. More »
Esprit Orchestra will open its 29th season with works by accomplished Canadian and international composers: John Corigliano’s thrilling masterpiece often referred to as “the AIDS symphony”, Pärt’s tribute to a composer he greatly admired but never got the chance to meet plus moving works by Douglas Schmidt and Chris Paul Harman.
Alex Pauk – conductor; Shauna Rolston – cello
Programme: John Corigliano – Symphony #1; Arvo Pärt – Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten; Chris Paul Harman – Silver Threads Among the Gold; Douglas Schmidt – The Devil’s Sweat (Carbon Concerto) More »
University of Toronto professor of psychology, author and passionate art collector Dr. Jordan B. Peterson showcases a selected series of paintings from his extensive private collection. “Before the Wall Fell: Soviet Impressionism” provides a record of the 20th century rarely captured by similar means in the more experimental and avant-garde art of the west.
The exhibit opens with a public reception on Thursday, October 6 (6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.), in conjunction with the monthly Yorkville Art Gallery Walk, and runs to October 22, 2011 at Leonardo Galleries in Yorkville, Toronto. More »
DANCE o FILM o MUSIC: THE NEAT STRANGE MUSIC OF AHMED HASSAN: OCTOBER 21-22, 8pm
Betty Oliphant Theatre, 400 Jarvis St, Toronto
Highlighting this year’s Abilities Festival is a celebration of the singular artistic vision of this influential Canadian composer and musician curated by award-winning contemporary dancer Peggy Baker, Hassan’s wife and longtime collaborator. More »
Following a successful Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning season last year, the critically acclaimed ProArteDanza returns to Fleck Dance Theatre with Season 2011 from October 5-8, 2011 as part Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps. More »
World-renowned mrdangam virtuoso Trichy Sankaran launches the 2011-12 Faculty Concert Series of York University’s Music Department with “Rhythms of India”, a showcase performance October 4 at York’s Tribute Communities Recital Hall. More »
OCAD University presents Future Forward as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche on Saturday, October 1, celebrating the university’s 135th anniversary by looking backward into the future. More »
Join us for the twelfth annual Night of Dread, Clay & Paper Theatre’s invitation to the community to parade our private and collective fears through the darkened streets of Toronto. The hour-long procession returns to Dufferin Grove Park for an evening of ceremonial festivities that compel us to call on, mock and banish the fears that unite and divide us in these tumultuous times. Night of Dread is an unforgettable evening of pageantry, music and masquerade incorporating towering puppets, stilt dancers, fire-spinners and fearful masks in a daring exploration of dread. More »
The Musicians In Ordinary evoke the elegant courts of the Elizabethan and Jacobean age when soprano Hallie Fishel and lutenist John Edwards open their 11th season with a concert titled Apt for Voices, Viols or Violons. It takes place Saturday, October 8, 8 p.m. at the Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue (Bay subway). More »
Anne Marie Scheffler: World News!
Suddenly Mommy takes on Manhattan. But first… Leslieville!
It’s sexy boot weather again!
Where are you going to go in your stylish autumnal outfit?
How about an outing to trendy east end Toronto’s newest theatre, The Red Sandcastle? Or perhaps, a much needed theatre/ shopping excursion to New York City? Cuz I’m doing my show again this fall! And a jet-setting hottie like you needs to get out! Show off your boots! See you soon! xoxo AMS More »
The Lower Ossington Theatre (The LOT), will be opening their first season with the Canadian premiere of “Spring Awakening” directed by Michael Rubenstein. This performance will be presented on stage at The Lower Ossington
Theatre, located at 100A Ossington Avenue. The dates and times for the performance are as followed: September 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, October 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at 8pm. As well, there will be a 4PM matinee performance on September 25 and October 2. More »
Jean Rhys (1890 – 1979) was a troubled, Caribbean-born chorus girl turned writer who strongly identified with a fictional counterpart – Mr. Rochester’s mad first wife in Charlotte Brontë’s classic 1847 novel Jane Eyre. In 1966, after decades of silence, Jean Rhys produced her masterpiece, a Jane Eyre prequel titled Wide Sargasso Sea told from the perspective of Rochester’s unhappy West Indian bride. British playwright Polly Teale’s labyrinthine drama interweaves the demons haunting Jean with her fictional obsession to explore their toll on the writer’s stormy life. Alumnae Theatre Company is very proud to present the Canadian premiere of After Mrs. Rochester. More »
Théâtre français de Toronto is proud to present the triple Tony-award winning Broadway comedy, Le Dieu du carnage (GOD OF CARNAGE) by Yasmina Reza. Directed by Diana Leblanc, the original French version of the play will be presented at the Berkeley Street Theatre from October 19 to November 5.
In GOD OF CARNAGE two married couples meet to sort out a playground fight between their sons. At first, niceties are observed but as the evening progresses and the rum flows, the gloves come off and the night becomes a side-splitting free-for-all. More »
DanceWorks, Toronto’s longest-running contemporary dance series, presents the world premiere of Zata Omm Dance Projects’ Eight Ways from Mara, a multi-disciplinary, imaginative and visually compelling work that takes a fresh look at the ways we avoid life’s misery by relating to three elemental forces – confusion, temptation and distraction – thoughtfully conceived and choreographed by Zata Omm’s Artistic Director William Yong. More »
Canada’s premiere festival for Latin American playwrights is back! Come and hear what a new generation of theatre in Canada sounds like!
2011 De Colores Festival of New Works
Featuring Martha Chaves, Ari Belathar, Gilda Monreal and Aracely Reyes
Theatre Direct’s Wychwood Theatre, 601 Christie St. (at St. Clair Ave. W.)
October 6 & 7, 2011, 8pm More »
We are pleased to announce that this year’s Sahtain – TPFF’s Traditional Palestinian Brunch – will feature a special live performance by award-winning composer, pianist and electronic musician, John Kameel Farah. More »
From September 30-October 7, 2011, TPFF will screen 24 films by Palestinian and international filmmakers. The festival will debut 11 Canadian premieres, 9 North American premieres and 3 Toronto premieres. “The stories of women feature prominently in this year’s selection of films,” stated festival programmer Dania Majid. More »
Under the artistic direction of Hari Krishnan, Toronto’s inDANCE is proud to present the Canadian premiere of Fallen Rain, a one-of –a-kind evening of courtesan inspired dance from South India. With original dance and music based on traditional material from South India, presented through a contemporary vein, Fallen Rain premiered to rave reviews in India in December 2010 and January 2011.
Attached is a photo of Hari Krishnan and Srividya Natarajan in Fallen Rain. Photo by Chella. More »
Ahuri Theatre, in association with Why Not Theatre, announces the world premiere of A Fool’s Life, a fantastical tale of a family man coming undone, conceived and directed by Ahuri Theatre Artistic Director Dan Watson. Inspired by the life and work of celebrated Japanese writer Akutagawa Ryunosuke, regarded as the “father of the Japanese short story,” A Fool’s Life opens September 30 and runs to October 8 at The Theatre Centre, with a preview on September 29. The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre will also present a version of the play on September 23. More »