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2013-2014 Season

TCDS Presents: Into The Woods 

 

Title: TCDS Presents: Into The Woods
Location: George Ignatieff Theatre (15 Devonshire Place)
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Description: From the creators of Sunday in the Park with George comes Into the Woods, a darkly enchanting story about life after the “happily ever after”. Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine reimagine the magical world of fairy tales as the classic stories of Jack & the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, & Rapunzel collide with the lives of a childless baker & his wife.

A brand new production of an unforgettable Tony award-winning musical.

Dates: Wednesday, March 19th at 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 20th at 8:00 pm
Friday, March 21st at 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 22nd at 2:00 pm AND 8:00 pm

 

The UC Follies Presents: Belle Gunness: The Black Widow of LaPorte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synposis: Based on a true story                                                                                                      by Justin Cummings | music& lyrics by Peter Grant Mackechnie | originally conceived by Peter Grant Mackechnie | directed & choreographed by Shak Haq

Belle Sorenson Gunness was a Norwegian-American serial killer in the 19th century. This is her musical.Standing 6 feet tall and weighing over 200 pounds, she was a physically strong woman. She killed most of her suitors and boyfriends, and her two daughters, Myrtle and Lucy. She may also have killed both of her husbands and all of her children, on different occasions. Her apparent motives involved collecting life insurance, cash and other valuables, and eliminating witnesses. Reports estimate that she killed between 25 and 40 people over several decades.

Dates: Friday, March 14th & Saturday, March 15th at 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 20 – Saturday March 22 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 22nd at 2:00 pm

Location: Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Avenue)

VCDS Presents: Much Ado About Nothing

 

SGDS & SMCSU Present: Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra

Reason & judgement prove no match for the mutual passion engulfing Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt, & Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman Republic.

Dates: Friday, February 28th at 8:00 p.m | Saturday, March 1st at 2:00 p.m, & 8:00 p.m

Location: The COOP, Brennan Hall (St.Michael’s College)

 

TCDS Presents: Murder in the Cathedral 

 

Murder in the Cathedral counts among Nobel-Prize poet and playwright T.S. Eliot’s finest works. An exploration of the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury in 1170, Eliot’s play invites the audience to consider what it means to lay down one’s life for what one believes – and the inevitable fear that one might “do the right deed for the wrong reason.”
This 2014 remount follows in the historical footsteps of the TCDS’ 1959 and 1990 productions of the play. The live choir, stunning architecture, and… talented cast combine to create a once-in-a-generation theatrical experience.
Dates: Thursday, January 30th – Friday, February 1st at 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Trinity College Chapel

 

UTMDC Presents: The Tempest                                                                                  Directed by Nathaniel Kinghan and Isaac Giles.

Shakespeare’s final play shows the reality of human loss behind the illusions of human construction. This production fills the theatre space with this exploration and transforms it into a magical island. The audience will be surrounded by creatures and spirits, clowns and kings, lovers and mutineers; while an aged wizard scrambles to keep control of his illusions as he exacts a plan twelve years in the making. The Tempest invites all audiences to not only join in the illusion, but to consider, when the curtain falls and “our revels are […] ended”, that perhaps there are worse stuff to be made on than that of dreams.

Dates: Thursday, February 6th – Saturday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m.

Location: the MiST Theatre (Room 1050), CCT Building

 

Skule Improv Presents: New Year’s Improv Resolution 

Skule Improv presents their first show of 2014. Participants of their monthly workshop will be trying out what they’ve learned. The special guests for the month include the all-girl team, Keystone. The night will end with a look at how likely your New Year’s resolution is to succeed.

 

Dates: Wednesday, January 15th from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Sammy’s (Hart House)

 

8:00: Mad Hardhatters, Purple Pressure, and Cannon Fodder

 

9:00: Steve Baerwald’s Workshop, Keystone, New Year’s Resolution

 

Sammy’s Bar will be open throughout the show, so you can grab a drink!

 

 

VCDS Presents: The House of Bernarda Alba

Dates: Thursday, January 16th – Saturday, January 18th, at 8:00 pm

Location: Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street West)

Description: Set in the dead heat of summer, entirely within the confines of matriarch Bernarda Alba’s house, five daughters struggle for freedom from the lives they have been forced to lead. While the maid and housekeeper banter and gossip, the sisters’ jealousy, bitterness, and sibling rivalry intensify.

The play charts these various tensions as Angustias prepares for marriage to much-lusted-over Pepe el Romano, as Magdalena gossips enviously, as Amelia tries to keep the peace, as Martirio harbours her own secrets, and as Adela, the youngest, prepares for the ultimate act of rebellion. Loyalties are broken and rumours spread as the tragic ending of the play ensues…

 

UTSC Drama Society Presents: The Shape of Things                                                  As their January main production, UTSC presents: The Shape of Things, by Neil LaBute, directed by Jesse Watts.

Dates:(Doors open at 7:30pm):Wednesday Jan. 22 – Saturday Jan. 25 at 8:00 p.m. No late-comers will be permitted. The night will include one intermission.

Location: Leigha Lee Browne Theatre (UTSC, 1265 Military Trail)

Synopsis:When Adam, an English Literature major, meets Evelyn, a Graduate Arts student, at his workplace, his life changes in big ways and small. How far would you go for love? Neil LaBute’s play takes a gritty look at the give and take of modern relationships. The play contains strong language and mature subject matter.

 

The UC Follies Presents: Sweet Charity                                                                                Music by: Cy Coleman, Lyrics by: Dorothy Fields, Book by: Neil Simon,                  Conceived by Bob Fosse, Directed by Victoria McEwan

Dates: Friday, Jan. 31st , Thursday, Feb. 6th- Saturday, Feb. 8th at 8:00 pm          Saturday Feb 1 at 6:00 pm | Saturday, Feb 8 at 2:00 pm

Location: Hart House Theatre (7 Hart House Circle)

Synopsis: Originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by the legendary Bob Fosse, this timeless musical comedy is set in 1960s New York City and follows the adventures of Charity Hope Valentine, a girl who simply wants to be loved! The jazzy score composed by brilliant Cy Coleman and penned by the talented Dorothy Fields features many musical theatre classics (and now jazz standards) including “Big Spender,” “Rhythm of Life,” “If They Could See Me Now” and many more.                                                               The show premiered on Broadway at the Palace Theatre on January 29, 1966 and closed on July 15, 1967 after 608 performances and 10 previews. It was nominated for 12 Tonys including Best Musical, Best Composer/Lyricist, Best Direction, and won for Best Choreography (Bob Fosse).

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