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Intercultural Conversations – Conversations interculturelles Encouraging theatrical dialogue between the various cultures in Montreal MONTREAL, March 2017 – The Cole Foundation is pleased to announce the latest grant winners for the Intercultural Conversations-Conversations Interculturelles (IC-CI) programme, initiated to encourage greater understanding of Montreal’s cultural mosaic by having audiences enjoy professional plays that present stories and issues of cultural minorities on stage. Focusing on intercultural and multicultural conversation for their community initiatives, over the past eight years the Cole Foundation has cultivated and strengthened a canon of theatrical work incorporating these themes. A number of companies, both established and independent, have…

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Centaur Theatre Unveils 49th Theatre Season  Montreal, March 15, 2017 – A new line-up of plays and much more were revealed at Centaur Theatre’s 49th season launch this afternoon. Outgoing Artistic and Executive Director, Roy Surette, introduced his successor Shaw Festival’s Associate Director, Eda Holmes, at the well-attended gathering of media and theatre practitioners in the Ted T. Katz Family Trust Gallery in the midst of this season biggest snow storm. “As I hand Centaur over to the wonderfully talented Eda Holmes,” said Roy Surette, “I’m reminded of how hands connect us, point us in new directions, welcome strangers and…

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  Tuesday – February 21 1:30PM Longueuil Campus of UdeM, Édifice Port-de-Mer, 101, Place Charles-Lemoyne, Longueuil. 14$. Les matinées d’Opéramania au Campus Longueuil- I Puritani de Bellini. 1-855 790-1245. 7:00PM. Maison de la culture Frontenac (Montreal), 2550 Ontario Est, Montreal. 0-2$. Signer and pianist from Guadeloupe perform urban compositions. 514-872-7882. 7:00PM Music Faculty of the University of Montreal – Serge-Garant Hall (B-484), 200, avenue Vincent-d’Indy. Atelier d’improvisation – Classe de Jean-Marc Bouchard. 7:30PM. Bourgie Concert Hall, 1339, Sherbrooke Ouest Street, Montreal. 30$-100$. Camp Tutti concert bénéfice. 514-486-8727.  Wednesday – February 22 7:30PM – OM – INSPIRATION AND HOPE: Inspire by…

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PROFILE: Interview with Ted Sperling, artistic director of MasterVoices (formerly the Collegiate Chorale); PREVIEW: MasterVoices’ new presentation of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion – Carnegie Hall, February 9, 2017. He’s soft-spoken, genial, elegantly self-possessed. It’s difficult to imagine him indulging in tirades, or hurling withering invective. He’s a nice guy. He’s also brilliant, prodigiously talented, professionally indefatigable, and apparently liked by everyone. Ted Sperling is, in short, a bit of a blessed paradox: probably the most mannerly guest at any dinner party, he is also one of today’s most accomplished, versatile – and, yes, passionate – practitioners of a craft…

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MONTRÉAL, Dec. 8, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ – In honour of Montréal’s 375th, Canada’s 150th, and the Segal Centre for Performing Arts’ 10th anniversary, the Segal will continue its mission to bring great Canadian stories to the stage with another brand new musical. The Segal has commissioned and will produce the world premiere of the musical adaptation of Roch Carrier’s beloved story The Hockey Sweater. The production will pay homage to this treasured Quebec story by reinventing the classic tale into a modern musical for the whole family. The Hockey Sweater: A Musical will premiere at the Segal in the fall of…

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Empire of the Son Rises in Montreal The Centaur Theatre’s Wildside Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this January with Tetsuro Shigematsu’s poignant autobiography, Empire of the Son. This one-man tour-de-force has been a runaway smash hit since its premiere. The former CBC announcer cum playwright with a mission is desperate to forge a relationship with his ailing father Akira. Growing up in a Japanese-Canadian household, the two were emotionally distant, rarely spoke and never hugged. Conversations were nonexistent; absurdly ironic, given that both had worked as radio broadcasters. Tetsuro stages a series of at-home interviews with Akira and the bonding…

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If you peel back the layers of any opera company in Canada, you are likely to find Opera McGill graduates at every level: on the stage, beneath the stage, and behind the stage. Take Opéra de Montréal’s recent production of Don Giovanni, for example. While bass-baritone Gordon Bintner, who played his first Don Giovanni at McGill four years ago, reprised the title role, rising star Jordan De Souza led from the pit. Soprano Emily Dorn (Donna Anna) is an alumna, and the show’s stage director, American David Lefkowich also has connections to the program, having directed The Rake’s Progress at…

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Broadway Across Canada and Evenko present the shoe-stopping production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier this week. Featuring a thoroughly modern incarnation of the iconic hit, this prodigious production is a multi-dimensional extravaganza. Lavish sets and costumes are complemented by equally impressive lighting. Traditional Cinderella moments have been spectacularly updated to deliver modern twists and surprising turns. Shoe-loving show-goers will surely be rolling in the aisles with “footwear-laced” comedic shtick. Enhancing the musical experience in this opulent show, is an outstanding orchestra which features old favorites like “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago.”…

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The Segal Centre’s latest mega-musical celebrates teen spirit, family, and a Canadian milestone for gay rights. In 2002, 17-year-old Marc Hall invited his boyfriend to his high school prom. His Catholic school in Oshawa, Ontario, declined Hall’s proposed guest on the grounds that homosexuality is incompatible with Catholic teaching. With support from his parents and friends, Hall took the Durham Catholic School Board to court, sparking a controversial case that questioned how the religious freedoms guaranteed in the Canadian Charter should be applied to a school receiving public funding, and about queer rights at a time when same-sex marriage had…

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The Double Hudson Village Theatre, September 7 to 11 Adapted from Dostoyevsky’s 1846 novella, The Double is a rare combination of psychological thriller and slapstick comedy. Government clerk Yakov Petrovich Golyadkin meets a man who is identical in appearance but opposite in personality; whereas Golyadkin is a pushover, his doppelgänger is outgoing and daring. ­Featuring a live original score, this Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning satire is not to be missed. www.villagetheatre.ca My Name is Asher Lev Segal Centre, September 11 to October 2 Based on a novel of the same name by ­American author and rabbi Chaim Potok, My Name…

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