Poetry NOW: 4th annual Battle of the Bards
Wednesday, March 28, 7:30pm, 2012, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
This popular poetry competition returns in 2012 to feature some of Canada’s upcoming and established poets. More »
2012 Toronto Festival of Storytelling will be a celebration and exploration of all things ‘Canadian’ from Thursday, March 29 to Sunday, April 1, 2012, with the final day, April 1, being held at Harbourfront Center. Through stories that reveal our identity, we will explore our triumphs, contributions, uniqueness, struggles and growth as a nation. From our First Nations’ origins and European influences of the past, to the more recent arrival of immigrants from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, Asia and the Americas- our country and its identity is constantly being reshaped. More »
Was Spring previews from March 27, opens Wednesday April 4 and runs to May 6 in Tarragon Theatre’s Extra Space. Tickets range from $24-$51 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling the box office at 416.531.1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com. More »
Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie proudly presents Varenka, Varenka!, an acclaimed 2003 choreographic work from co-Artistic Director Laurence Lemieux that runs March 21-31 at the company’s new dance centre in Regent Park, The Citadel.
Inspired by Fyodor Dostoevsky’s first novel Poor Folk, the literary work is presented as a series of letters between Makar Dievushkin and Varenka Dobroselova that tells a tragic tale of an aging clerk and his love for a young woman. A profound account of the lives of the poor in the mid-nineteenth century Russia, their sincere affection for each other transforms into the downfall of one of them. More »
I Love You Because is a modern day musical twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice – a musical love story about a young, uptight greeting card writer who has his life turned upside down when he meets a flighty photographer on a blind date. This hilarious romantic comedy stars Dora Award winners Jeff Madden and Elena Juatco, along with Jay Davis, Gabi Epstein, Michael DeRose and Cara Leslie. Playing March 28 – April 15, 2012 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Tickets on sale now at the Toronto Centre for the Arts box office 416-872-1111. More »
Mariposa In The Schools and Echo Women’s Choir unite their talents in Voices in the Dark on Saturday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square (behind the Eaton Centre/wheelchair accessible).
Anne Lederman, Chris Rawlings, Njacko Backo, Sandra Whiting, Dan Yashinsky and other artists from Mariposa In The Schools join Echo in a spirited evening of song and story. Joining them is Miss McCarthy’s, a collective of musicians and storytellers who play traditional Irish music. Host is award-winning writer and broadcaster Jowi Taylor. More »
Nightwood Theatre is thrilled to present the World Premiere of Rose Cullis’ The Happy Woman. The play will open March 7 and run until March 24, 2012 at The Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs. Fast on the heels of success with The Penelopiad and reuniting the same production trio of Thornton, Karn and Purtell, Nightwood is delighted to bring this new Canadian play to the Toronto stage. More »
Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) and Show One Productions are thrilled to announce the Toronto debut of Dani Girl, a musical by Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman. A touching, humorous and inspiring tale, this dark, original musical comedy follows a young girl’s battle with cancer. Starring Gabi Epstein, Jeff Madden, Amanda LeBlanc and Jonathan Logan, Dani Girl opens February 18, 2012 and runs until March 4, 2012 at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. More »
Jim Brochu brings Zero Mostel back to extraordinary life in Zero Hour. He re-creates the definitive backstory to this amazing performer’s appearances in such shows as Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Mel Brooks’ The Producers (film) and many more. Brochu is both hilarious and poignant as he recounts Mostel’s big life – as a Broadway legend, a larger than life personality and the target of Hollywood blacklisting.
Save the date for OCAD U’s Project 31 art auction
OCAD University will launch Toronto’s art auction season with its third annual Project 31 fundraiser in support of art and design students and programs.
One of the city’s most accessible art collecting events, Project 31 is a live art auction, held on Thursday, March 29, offering up stunning paintings, photography, limited edition prints, sculpture, textiles and fibre, illustration, jewellery and digital media by OCAD U’s talented faculty members, and a few specially invited guests. More »
Far, Far Out, Outer Space Adventure
Kid’s Exhibit at the Avenue Road Arts School
3-2-1 Blast off! Join the Avenue Road Arts School for our 3rd annual children’s exhibit. The show will feature 2 & 3-dimensional artwork along with interactive pieces created by the young students at the School. Travel through outer space and encounter aliens, astronauts and futuristic worlds.
Opening reception will take place on Tuesday March 27th from 6-8pm with refreshments, snacks and art activities.
Please join us to celebrate the achievements of our young artists and enjoy a wonderful art experience!
Location: 460 Avenue Road
KooGle Theatre Company presents “An Evening with Friends”, a cabaret fundraiser in the studio theatre at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Monday March 5, 2012 at 8pm.
Join Leslie and Christopher as well as a cast of some of their talented professional theatre friends. Stars of Broadway, Mirvish, Stratford, Theatre Aquarius, Neptune Theatre and Stage West to name a few.
So far our cast* includes Michael Therriault, Susan Dunstan, Laura Caswell, Karen Coughlin, Dean Hollin, John Edwards, Lina Giornofelice, Vince Staltari, Leslie Kay and Christopher Alan Gray. More »
Vital Discussions of Human Security
Lecture Series Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace, and Voice of Women for Peace
Thursdays, 4-6 pm, Rm. 179 University College, U.Toronto. All welcome. No charge More »
DanceWorks, Toronto’s longest-running contemporary dance series, presents Sylvain Émard Danse with the Toronto premiere of Fragments – Volume I, a collection of four short dance works set in contrasting worlds, choreographed by the award-winning Sylvain Émard of Montreal.
Performed by Monique Miller, Laurence Ramsay, Manuel Roque and Catherine Viau. Part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps.
ONE NIGHT ONLY – Saturday, March 3, 2012, 8PM
at Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West More »
b current Performing Arts in co-production with Theatre Archipelago proudly presents the full stage mounting of Obeah Opera. A total musical journey with a twist, the evocative production celebrates significant influence of black music combining blues, folk, jazz, gospel, spirituals, R&B, and traditional genres. Created (book, libretto, and music) by Nicole Brooks, this mesmerizing work will be presented as part of Black History Month at the 918 Bathurst Cultural Centre from February 16 – March 4, 2012. More »