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 March 2017 

Strictly limited engagement prior to Broadway

The world premiere of the new musical Sousatzka is based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka by Bernice Rubens. Set in 1982 London, Sousatzka tells the story of a young musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother (a political refugee in a strange land) and his piano teacher (a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past). These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else put the boy’s bright future in jeopardy.

Sousatzka features a compelling fusion of South African, eastern European, classical, jazz and contemporary music. It is at once emotional, humourous, exhilarating and full of hope – while, at the same time, dealing with some of the most profound social and political issues confronting our lives today.

The show – directed by Adrian Noble – stars Tony Award® winner Victoria Clark and Tony Award® nominee Montego Glover, and is choreographed by 10-time Tony Award® nominee Graciela Daniele.

Tickets: $60 to $175

Performance schedule

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Friday, March 10, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Friday, March 17, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Friday, March 24, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2 p.m.

For more information, call Ticketmaster at 1-855-622-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ticketmaster.ca, or buy them at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre box office (Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until show time on performance days; closed Sunday and Monday).

Location:

Elgin Theatre
189 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario

Guided tours of this National Historic Site and the last operating double-decker theatre in the world, recount the history and restoration of the complex. Visit the original and new lobbies, the elegant Elgin Theatre, the unique and resplendent Winter Garden Theatre and samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery. As well, a backstage exhibit housing the Winter Garden’s original Simplex Silent Film Projector and a dressing room containing artifacts from the time period are on view.

When: Thursdays at 5 p.m. (90-minutes); Saturdays at 11 a.m. (90-minutes)
Dates: March 2, 4, 11, 16, 18, 25, 30
Please note: Guided tours of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre are cancelled on March 9 and 23, 2017 due to activities in the building. We are sorry for any inconvenience these cancellations may have caused you.

Cost: Adults: $12, Students and Seniors: $10 (includes HST) Cash only | No reservations required.

Location: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)
Website: www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg

Time: 5:00 PM

Guided tours of this National Historic Site and the last operating double-decker theatre in the world, recount the history and restoration of the complex. Visit the original and new lobbies, the elegant Elgin Theatre, the unique and resplendent Winter Garden Theatre and samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery. As well, a backstage exhibit housing the Winter Garden’s original Simplex Silent Film Projector and a dressing room containing artifacts from the time period are on view.

When: Thursdays at 5 p.m. (90-minutes); Saturdays at 11 a.m. (90-minutes)
Dates: March 4, 11, 16, 18, 25, 30
Please note: Guided tours of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre are cancelled on March 9 and 23, 2017 due to activities in the building. We are sorry for any inconvenience these cancellations may have caused you.

Cost: Adults: $12, Students and Seniors: $10 (includes HST) Cash only | No reservations required.

Location: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)
Website: www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg

Time: 11:00 AM

Drop in for some Victorian fun! Typeset your name on the 1850s printing press, make a craft to take home, and have a cookie in the historic kitchen.

Regular admission applies.

Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Mackenzie House
Address: 82 Bond St.


Winter Group Show at the Arts & Letters Club

 

The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto presents two art shows: Laura Jones, Photographer, Baldwin Village: an immigrant experience, 1967 and the Spring Group Show, a juried members’ show in all media. 

The concurrent shows run from March 5th to March 31st. Open to the public one day only, Sunday, March 12th, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. 

To arrange a private viewing with the artist, please contact the Club, 416-597-0223, ext. 1;
info@artsandletterslub.ca

For more than a century The Arts and Letters Club has brought together the professional and the enthusiast, the artist and the art lover, the traditional and the modern.

14 Elm Street, www.artsandlettersclub.ca

The Toronto Short Film Festival

The Toronto Short Film Festival will return to the Carlton Cinema for a third time, March 13-17, to showcase the best of international short filmmaking to our cinephile audiences. Please follow our Facebook and Twitter for photos, posters and updates!

Tickets will be available soon from the Carlton Cinema, at $5 per block.

Location: Calton Cinema
Address: 20 Carlton St

His highly personal and passionate performing style has garnered praise and respect from all corners of the industry.

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.

A major force behind Toronto's resident rock band, The Honeyrunners, it is rare to catch Dan Dwoskin sitting at the helm of a grand piano, stripping down songs to their roots with that familiar, hazy voice.
That's how it all begins, isn't it? A young boy lost in keys, looking for a voice. Dwoskin's sound was born of an obsession with folk, blues and soul; weaving his way between nostalgia and modern sound.
His debut album, The Sweet In Between, charted on national radio, paving the way for tour life, performances on morning television, and a slew of songs for his next album. Combining piano-inflected radiance and soulful vocals, weaving through splashes of Dallas Green, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Hozier, the result is a rich, cohesive sound that plays the fine line between dark and light.

http://www.thelastpiano.com/

Time: 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $10

Guided tours of this National Historic Site and the last operating double-decker theatre in the world, recount the history and restoration of the complex. Visit the original and new lobbies, the elegant Elgin Theatre, the unique and resplendent Winter Garden Theatre and samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery. As well, a backstage exhibit housing the Winter Garden’s original Simplex Silent Film Projector and a dressing room containing artifacts from the time period are on view.

When: Thursdays at 5 p.m. (90-minutes); Saturdays at 11 a.m. (90-minutes)
Dates: March 16, 18, 25, 30
Please note: Guided tours of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre are cancelled on March 9 and 23, 2017 due to activities in the building. We are sorry for any inconvenience these cancellations may have caused you.

Cost: Adults: $12, Students and Seniors: $10 (includes HST) Cash only | No reservations required.

Location: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)
Website: www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg

Time: 5:00 PM

Herbert Jeffrey “Herbie” Hancock has long been considered one of the greatest visionaries in the history of jazz as both pianist and composer. As part of Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet, Hancock helped to redefine the role of the rhythm section in modern jazz art, was one of the primary architects of the “post-bop” sound, and was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace music synthesizers and funk music. Toronto’s fast-rising highly-in-deman 25 year old piano sensation Nick Maclean will pay Tribute to this legendary artist. Maclean’s quartet, which features internationally acclaimed jazz trumpet player Brownman Ali, will explore Hancock material over 2 sets: the first set featuring music from Hancock’s tenure with Miles and his time on Blue Note Records, while the second set delves into Herbie’s funkified sounds from his group Head Hunters.

Nick Maclean – piano | www.NicholasMaclean.com
Brownman Ali – trumpet | www.Brownman.com
Julian Anderson-Bowes – bass
Tyler Goertzen – drums | www.presskit.to/tylergoertzen

Time: 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $15


 

Party at the new Pogue Mahone Pub & Kitchen this St. Patrick’s Day! Join us for our St. Patrick’s Celebration!

March 14 – 16: Enjoy St. Practice Guinness features

March 17:  The party starts @ 11am with live music from 4pm to close

March 18-19: Recovery Brunch from 11:30am – 3pm.

Celebrate friends, fun and all that’s Irish.


Pogue Mahone Pub & Kitchen

777 Bay St. (at College & Bay)

poguemahone.ca

  

You won't want to miss your chance to be a rockstar at Thirty Bar & Lounge's Karaoke night on Friday, March 17th!

Location: Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre
Address: 30 Carlton St

Canadian multi-instrumentalist, Mike Herriott, and New York musician, Sean Harkness, have been collaborating on recordings, concerts, and a variety of other projects since the two first met in Japan in 2008. H2 consists of Herriott on Flugelhorn and Harkness on guitar and their performances feature a variety of original compositions as well as arrangements of jazz standards and songs from the pop repertoire. 

With each maintaining a busy schedule on his own, H2 have also released two CDs under the Opening Day Entertainment label and have performed in the jazz clubs of Toronto, New York, and other parts of North America. Frequently heard on the radio, H2 albums have charted in Canada and parts of the U.S. and their more recent seasonal CD, Home for the Holidays, received the 2012 MAC award for Best Recording. 

2017 will bring the release of their third CD, Flights Vol. 2, which was recorded in New York City during the past year. 

 

“…it is clear that guitarist Sean Harkness and fugelhornist Mike Herriott belong on stage or in the studio together, and you can cut the chemistry with a knife. Both of them put beauty and feeling first. These two musicians have a great time, and you can tell how much they are in love with the music they play, and playing with each other. You will be too – it is contagious.” –

RYAN PRESTONE, JAZZ INSIDE – NEW YORK

Time: 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $20

Starting point—St. Paul's Basilica, 83 Power Street, Toronto

This walking tour tells the story of the flood of Irish immigrants to Toronto in the 1840s and 50s driven from their home by famine and sectarian violence.  The huge numbers brought about dramtic change in the city's politics and governance and helped to create what we are today.  Learn about the Irish journalists, mayors, rebels and rioters as you explore Cabbagetown, historic King Street, famine memorials, Cathedrals and the haunts of the wealthy and the poor.  Tour finishes at Mackenzie House. 

$10 per person including tax.

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Mackenzie House
Address: 82 Bond St.

Guided tours of this National Historic Site and the last operating double-decker theatre in the world, recount the history and restoration of the complex. Visit the original and new lobbies, the elegant Elgin Theatre, the unique and resplendent Winter Garden Theatre and samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery. As well, a backstage exhibit housing the Winter Garden’s original Simplex Silent Film Projector and a dressing room containing artifacts from the time period are on view.

When: Thursdays at 5 p.m. (90-minutes); Saturdays at 11 a.m. (90-minutes)
Dates: March 18, 25, 30
Please note: Guided tours of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre are cancelled on March 9 and 23, 2017 due to activities in the building. We are sorry for any inconvenience these cancellations may have caused you.

Cost: Adults: $12, Students and Seniors: $10 (includes HST) Cash only | No reservations required.

Location: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)
Website: www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg

Time: 11:00 AM


 

Party at the new Pogue Mahone Pub & Kitchen this St. Patrick’s Day! Join us for our St. Patrick’s Celebration!

March 14 – 16: Enjoy St. Practice Guinness features

March 17:  The party starts @ 11am with live music from 4pm to close

March 18-19: Recovery Brunch from 11:30am – 3pm.

Celebrate friends, fun and all that’s Irish.


Pogue Mahone Pub & Kitchen

777 Bay St. (at College & Bay)

poguemahone.ca

Robert Scott is a multi-talented, virtuosic pianist, producer, composer and lyricist. His highly personal and passionate performing style has garnered praise and respect from all corners of the industry.

 

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $5

Kennedy developed her love for jazz in her early twenties when she studied for six years with Canadian flugelhorn and trumpet player Fred Stone.  The purity of her sound and her restrained use of vibrato developed under his tutelage.

Through the years Ms. Kennedy has performed at numerous venues and arts events in and around the city of Toronto with many of Canada’s accomplished jazz players. This past summer she went to Vancouver for the first time and sang two nights at the Cory Weeds Cellar Jazz Club with a group that included Vancouver saxophonist Cory Weeds and guitarist Bill Coon.

Her debut recording This Is Always features a selection of classic standards including rarely recorded compositions by Billy Strayhorn, Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke, and Alec  Wilder. In addition, the arranging talents of pianist Nancy Walker are showcased in covers of two folk songs written by Nick Drake and Sandy Denny. Including Nancy Walker, accompanying Maureen on the recording are Kieran Overs (double bass) and Anthony Michelli (drums.)

Ted Ono, the producer of Out of the Shadows, her sophomore CD release says, “Discerning listeners should find Maureen Kennedy’s warm, round and resonant sound both delightful and refreshing. She sings with understatement while still retaining her jazz identity… What she and her four accomplished accompanists successfully achieve here is the art of good mainstream jazz, the kind listeners find both comforting and enticing.”

Maureen’s vast musical knowledge has been put to great use in her work as a Media Librarian and visual researcher for the CBC in Toronto. In her job she catalogues archival arts, music and entertainment programming, which has given her insight into Canadian jazz history.

“Too often we heap praise on an artist. In the case of Maureen Kennedy, it is not often enough. Ethereal, soulful and a singular voice that is immediate in its impact and timeless in its breadth. Maureen Kennedy is that rarest of things, a jazz singer.” Ralph Benmergui, Canadian television and radio personality, formerly with the CBC and Jazz FM 91.1

Time: 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $15

Sit back and enjoy the sounds of Mark Teixeira trio on Friday, March 24!

Location: Thirty Bar & Lounge

Location: Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre
Address: Thirty Bar & Lounge

Guided tours of this National Historic Site and the last operating double-decker theatre in the world, recount the history and restoration of the complex. Visit the original and new lobbies, the elegant Elgin Theatre, the unique and resplendent Winter Garden Theatre and samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery. As well, a backstage exhibit housing the Winter Garden’s original Simplex Silent Film Projector and a dressing room containing artifacts from the time period are on view.

When: Thursdays at 5 p.m. (90-minutes); Saturdays at 11 a.m. (90-minutes)
Dates: March 25, 30
Cost: Adults: $12, Students and Seniors: $10 (includes HST) Cash only | No reservations required.

Location: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)
Website: www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg

Time: 11:00 AM

Guided tours of this National Historic Site and the last operating double-decker theatre in the world, recount the history and restoration of the complex. Visit the original and new lobbies, the elegant Elgin Theatre, the unique and resplendent Winter Garden Theatre and samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery. As well, a backstage exhibit housing the Winter Garden’s original Simplex Silent Film Projector and a dressing room containing artifacts from the time period are on view.

When: Thursdays at 5 p.m. (90-minutes); Saturdays at 11 a.m. (90-minutes)
Dates: March 30
Cost: Adults: $12, Students and Seniors: $10 (includes HST) Cash only | No reservations required.

Location: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)
Website: www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg

Time: 5:00 PM

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