As early as June 14, international celebrity air hostess/comedian Pam Ann returns to Canada with the worldwide tour of her brand new one-woman show, AROUND THE WORLD. “Glamorous, vicious, camp and larger than life, the bitchy yet heart-warming trolley dolly in tight candy-pink uniform, enormous hair, huge lashes and disco boots rules the skies,” says the Sydney Morning Herald. So lock your seats in the upright position, fasten your seatbelts and prepare for the ride of your life as Pam Ann takes her passengers on a thrill ride in all her raucous glory.
June 7- 22, 2012
Victoria Memorial Square
It’s 1813. Americans have invaded Toronto. What would you do?
Single Thread Theatre Company is proud to present an original immersive theatrical experience in association with Fort York. Be part of it! For tickets and information: singlethread.ca More »
Nightwood Theatre is proud to present the third annual Lawyer Show. This unique event, which will raise vital funds for Nightwood, sees a cast of 35lawyers on stage performing in William Shakespeare’s comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Directed by Lawyer Show masterclass instructor Christine Brubaker, along with Nightwood’s Artistic Director, Kelly Thornton and the Associate Artistic Producer, Michelle Alexander. Nightwood Theatre is thrilled to be partnering with Toronto’s legal community on this annual fundraising initiative.
AUTHORS: Shree Ghatage, Grace O’Connell, and an additional author.
Shree Ghatage presents her novel Thirst, the compelling and unexpected tale of a WWII-era arranged marriage.
Grace O’Connell reads from her debut novel, Magnified World about love, loss, and everything in between.
An additional author to be confirmed. More »
Honoring the Memory of Ben Shek, Milton Barnes, Myrna Levine,
Mordechai Gebirtig and Adrienne Cooper
Lively and evocative music for choir and klezmer musicians celebrates the memory of three individuals who did much for the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir, when the choir gives its 86th annual spring concert, Sunday, June 3, at 3 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Avenue, Toronto. More »
When: Thursday, June 14, 2012
Time: 6:30pm until 10:00pm
Where: Zelda’s Restaurant and Bar – 692 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Sponsored By Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, this is a The Pride Toronto Affiliated Event and Hosted by DM Moore. Please come join us for a very special night!
“Poor Liza is an original, stimulating, and powerful work of dance theatre.” – The Moscow Times
“Chulpan Khamatova, a most beautiful actress…danced amazingly fluently…. She is so multi-talented.” – Ballet Magazine, U.K. More »
Top Chinese-Canadian soloists perform music from their birth country and the West, in the 2012 Chinese-Canadian Performing Arts Festival Celebration Gala, Sunday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West, Toronto.
Tickets, $28, are available from the Roy Thomson Hall box office, www.roythomson.com or by phone at 416-872-4255. For more concert information, call (416) 733-4644. More »
The Lower Ossington Theatre (LOT) and Producer Lindsay Woods are proud to present the smash hit of the
2002 Toronto Fringe Festival, Top Gun! The Musical, now celebrating its 10th anniversary. Top Gun! The
Musical, directed by Alexander Plouffe, plays from June 8 to June 29, 2012 at the LOT.
Set in a decrepit rehearsal hall, down and out writer/director Billy Palmer (Apocalypse Wow!) attempts to
keep his musical adaptation of Top Gun from crashing and burning, despite a quarreling cast, a sketchy
ex-Navy Seal producer, and surprise budgetary restrictions. More »
Steam Whistle Brewing has been supporting the artist community since 2000 by hosting monthly art exhibitions in their Gallery to showcase local creative talent. The June art exhibit titled “Geography” and is a concept left deliberately vague, to be interpreted as pleased by disparate artists who range from pop culture specialists to painters working on a purely visceral level. It is a concept dealing with maps, travel, and the removal of oneself from Point A – whether a physical or metaphysical journey. What and where is Point B?
FRESH MUSIC FEST “Your Lifestyle Plugged In…Live!” Kicks off summer with a party at Toronto’s Air Canada Center, June 9th, 7PM. FRESH MUSIC FEST features POP, R&B, and Hip Hop Royalty. Tickets on sale now! Keith Baker, Co-founder of FMF says, “We wanted to bring the best to Toronto.” Taking center stage, performances by American Music Award winning artists, Keith Sweat, and K-CI & JOJO, along with R&B hit maker, Guy, and Billboard’s Music Award winning girl band, SWV, to name just a few.
Event Name: AUTHORS: Gloria Vanderbilt
Event website link and/or phone number: www.readings.org, 416-973-4000
Price: $10/FREE for members, students, and youth under 25
Event location: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Event date: Monday, June 11 2012, 7:30pm
Details: Gloria Vanderbilt reads from The Things We Fear Most, a short story collection which touches on brief moments resonant with the random static of everyday disaster. The reading will be followed by an interview with the Globe and Mail’s Siri Agrell.
Tarragon Theatre proudly presents Michel Tremblay’s ground-breaking classic The Real World? in an English translation by John Van Burek and Bill Glassco, which originally premiered at Tarragon almost 25 years ago.
The final show of Tarragon’s 2011-2012 season, The Real World? is directed by the theatre’s Artistic Director Richard Rose and previews from April 24, opens May 2 and closes June 3, 2012 in Tarragon Theatre’s Mainspace. Tickets range from $20-$51 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling the box office at 416.531.1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com More »
Anton Kuerti conducts Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Beethoven’s famed Fifth Symphony conducted by Anton Kuerti highlights the final concert of the Mooredale Youth Orchestra’s 2011-12 season, Sunday, June 10, 3-4:30 p.m. at the Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, 711 Bloor Street East (Castle Frank subway). More »
To mark the 45th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Art of Time Ensemble, under the artistic direction of founder Andrew Burashko, presents the entire album – re-imagined, re-invented and performed by top Canadian artists from the worlds of pop, classical, and jazz. This very special concert runs May 31-June 2 nightly at Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre. More »
We are pleased to announce the triumphant return of The Cooking Fire Theatre Festival, a week-long performance extravaganza celebrating theatre, food, and public space in Toronto’s Dufferin Grove Park. Each evening throughout June 20–24, acclaimed theatre companies will present original work that promises to delight, entice, and inspire, ranging from an absurdist take on Toronto’s housing market to a visit to a strange and wondrous clock shop. Delicious organic meals will be served to the audience over cooking fires and from Dufferin Grove Park’s two wood-fired outdoor bake ovens. Building on the success of the last seven years, this year’s Cooking Fire Theatre Festival will offer the experience of enchanting and challenging theatre, wonderful food, and the beginning of summer. More »
Theatre Sheridan proudly announces the extension of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT for one week even before it opens! RENT was presented last December to sold out houses and standing ovations at Sheridan College’s Oakville campus, and is being transferring to Toronto’s Panasonic Theatre where it opens May 16 (preview May 15). With the extension, it will now run through to June 3 (instead of May 27). Tickets are on sale through mirvish.com or TicketKing at 416.872.1212. More »
Live Wrong and Prosper!!
In this age of ill-gotten fortune, scandalous celebrities, and shameless self-promotion, The Second City will go to any lengths to get the biggest laughs.
Canada’s finest comedic performers are ready to admit their absurd addictions and indulge in your guilty pleasures. So occupy a theatre seat and buckle up, as together we explore the deep mysteries of the universe, like what makes marshmallows so irresistibly good? are the police watching when you illegally download your favourite television show? and why does your boyfriend insist on live-tweeting during our most intimate moments? More »
Seventh Stage and Nightwood Theatre is thrilled to present the North American premiere of Bryony Lavery’s STOCKHOLM at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space from May 11th to June 3rd 2012. Passionate,poetic, raw and physical, Stockholm was a critical success in London England and Sydney Australia, and is now making its exciting North American debut for Canadian audiences this spring. More »
Award-winning Toronto funny woman Sandra Battaglini is back with a new show! Sandra premieres her sixth solo show, Classy Lady, from June 14-24 at the Alumnae Theatre, directed by creative partner and colleague Phil Luzi. More »