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    Comedy is coming to the TCA!

    Last updated 1 year ago

    This fall, we are proud to welcome a hand full of hilarious comics to the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

    First up is Australian-Italian comic Joe Avati. The Toronto Sun labelled him “Pure comic genius” not only for his routines and comedic output (5 live albums and 4 live DVD’s) but also for his ability to market himself through the internet. The Globe and Mail went on to say that Joe Avati is “…one of the planets hottest comics.” He hits the George Weston Recital Hall on Nov 9th and 10th as part of his Back To Basics World Tour. Tickets are still available. Check out the details HERE.

    Do you have New Years Eve plans? You do now!

    Gerry Dee returns to the TCA on December 31st along with the cast from his hit CBC show Mr. D! The North York native, first made it big on NBC's Last Comic Standing. Gerry then made an appearance at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Currently he gearing up for season 2 of his hit show Mr.D on CBC. Featuring Gemini Award winner Bette MacDonald, Canadian Comedy Award nominee Darren Rose, and multiple Canadian Comedy award winners Mark Forward, Mark Little and Naomi Snieskus. Hosted by Jonathan Torrens.
    Get your tickets HERE!

    Internationally recognized Shakespeare Company launches season at Toronto Centre for the Arts

    Last updated 1 year ago

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Internationally recognized Shakespeare Company launches season at Toronto Centre for the Arts

    Over 50,000 students will attend the Classical Theatre Project’s 2012/13 season


    TORONTO, Ontario – Nov. 5, 2012 – On Nov. 13, the Classical Theatre Project, Canada’s leading producer of Shakespeare for youth, opens its eleventh season with a twist on the Bard’s classic Twelfth Night. The Toronto Centre for the Arts’ Main Stage hosts this exciting, vaudevillian-style production, which features five hilarious actors undertaking all of the play’s roles. Over 1,000 students and teachers, from middle and high schools across the province, are expected to attend the first performance, including groups from Cambridge, Peterborough, Burlington and Toronto.


    “We are thrilled that so many English and Drama teachers are sharing live Shakespeare with their classes,” says Associate Producer Tanya Doroslovac. “At CTP, we believe that students of all backgrounds can recognize themselves and their world in Shakespeare's plays. We hope that by using theatre to stimulate, educate and inspire students, we can increase their confidence and cultural literacy. Our goal is to make Shakespeare accessible and relevant for a 21st century teenage audience.”


    Pim Schotanus, General Manager of the Toronto Centre for the Arts (TCA), says, “The TCA’s five-year partnership with the Classical Theatre Project is exciting for both our organizations. We hope to welcome many more students through our doors in the future.”


    The Classical Theatre Project’s 2012/13 season runs November – May, and includes three productions on the Main Stage of the Toronto Centre for the Arts: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night. To learn more, visit: www.classicaltheatreproject.ca.


    Based in Toronto, Canada, the Classical Theatre Project is an internationally recognized and award-winning company dedicated to entertaining and inspiring student audiences through professional productions and workshops. Since 2001, the Classical Theatre Project has brought its work to more than 750,000 audience members in Canada and the USA.


    About the Toronto Centre for the Arts (TCA) - www.tocentre.com

    Located in North York, the Toronto Centre for the Arts has been welcoming thousands of visitors and performers through its doors since 1993. The facility, which features three magnificent and unique stages, began and remains as unique and diverse as the Toronto community itself with a spirit that embraces change and tradition equally.


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    Media Contact
    Rebecca Russell - Communications Coordinator
    Classical Theatre Project
    Rebecca@classicaltheatreproject.ca, 416-915-6750

    Twelfth Night
    Photo credit: Will O'Hare

    Angelwalk gets ready for a new season in the Studio Theatre!

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Angelwalk Theatre is excited to present 2 fantastic shows this season. First up is Ordinary Days. In a nut shell, it is an exciting and touching new musical about four young 20 - 30 year olds whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, love and happiness. I think many of us can relate. Then, stay tuned in Spring 2013 when they return with I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.  It is the second-longest running musical in Off-Broadway history, running for 12 years and 5003 performances! 

    And if that isnt exciting enough, get ready for Villains and Vixens on Feb 20, 2013 - musical feast of some of Broadway’s most infamous Villains and Vixens. From Javert in Les Misérables to Sally Bowles in Cabaret, a night celebrating the Villains we love to hate and the Vixens we dare to love. 

    Also, keep your eyes peeled for some more video installments of JUSTIN! time for a musical! Here is episode 3:

    More info can be found at www.tocentre.com and www.angelwalk.ca!

    Best of Fringe Spotlight: Mahmoud

    Last updated 1 year ago

    MAHMOUD is a one-woman show about an aging Iranian engineer-cum-taxi driver, a fabulously gay Spaniard, and a preteen Iranian-Canadian girl, all trying to get by the day-to-day grind in the city that they call home: Toronto. Their stories intertwine, and through their connections with the audience, themselves, and each other, they explore the themes of immigration, homophobia, home, and culture.

    "Dazzlingly good! A tour-de-force performance." - Woody Harrelson

     

    SHOWTIMES:
    Jul 25 at 7pm
    Jul 27 at 9pm
    Jul 28 at 7pm
    Jul 29 at 1pm

    TOM ARTHUR DAVIS (Artistic Director)

    Actor, writer, director Tom Arthur Davis is a graduate from the University of Toronto where he received an H.B.A, specializing in Drama. Davis is interested in politics on a micro-level, as well as creating collaborative theatre performances.


    TARA GRAMMY (Cast)

    A recent graduate of the University of Toronto, where she received an H.B.A Drama Specialist, Tara has worked with some of Canada's top theatre artists, including: Ken Gass, Leah Cherniak, and Martha Ross. Tara is a world traveler; born in Tehran, she has lived in Germany, the United States, and Canada, and has traveled all across the world. She is interested in the immigration experience in her artist endeavours, in an attempt to better understand multi-national identities.

    Best of Fringe Spotlight: The Wakowski Brothers

    Last updated 2 years ago

    8 years after splitting the act, Canadian Vaudeville legends Jimmy and Conrad Wakowski reunite for a one night tribute performance. As the night goes on, original skits and songs bring old demons to the surface. Jimmy's ex-wife Caitlyn joins them as painful memories and past betrayals conspire to destroy the attempt to rebuild their shattered relationship.

    The show has been in development for over two years, receiving a workshop performance last summer with the Cape Breton Stage Company, and tying for 3rd place earlier this year in the National Fringe New Play Contest.
     
    In this all-original, singing/dancing/slapsticking whirlwind, the award winning new voice Wesley J. Colford (Excuse Me, Would You Like to Buy a Bar?) makes his first contribution to the Canadian musical theatre canon, exploring the oft ignored history of Canada's varied and vibrant Vaudeville scene. Writing book, music, and lyrics, this is Colford's first full length musical to be produced in Toronto.
     
    Colford’s vision is represented by an all-star cast; including international clown sensation and Tony nominated Derek Scott (Slava's Snow Show), veteran performer and local singer-songwriter Duff MacDonald (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels US National Tour), and Canadian music theatre icon and Sterling award winner Lorretta Bailey (Les Mis, Into the Woods). This amazing team, representing a cross section of Canada's theatre scene, is led by director Alex Fallis and music director Chris Mounteer and has assembled to bring to life this hilarious and heartbreaking story about Canada's theatre origins. You’ll be sure to Just Smile.

    CHECK OUT THE SHOW TRAILER BELOW!!

    Don't miss this Canadian Vaudeville! 2 nights only!! 

    JULY 25 AT 9PM AND JULY 29 AT 3PM


    What the critics said:

    NNNN "Believe the buzz." - NOW 

    4 1/2 Stars - The Torontoist

    "A definite must-see show." - Mooney on Theatre



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