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Canadian Stage Remounts VENUS IN FUR Next MonthCanadian Stage Remounts VENUS IN FUR Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

This winter, Canadian Stage remounts the phenomenally popular Venus in Fur for a third and final run. Providing an alternative to traditional holiday theatre offerings, 'the other nutcracker' is back for 13 shows only Dec. 18 to 28 at the intimate Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley St.). Rick Miller and Carly Street reprise their roles in this Dora Award-nominated production, with direction by Jennifer Tarver. Venus in Fur returns to Toronto fresh off another successful run at Montreal's Centaur Theatre Company, where it was hailed as 'a rare perfect storm of brilliant script, inspired direction and powerful acting' (Montreal Gazette). (more...)

Soundstreams & Canadian Stage to Partner for North American Premiere of JULIESoundstreams & Canadian Stage to Partner for North American Premiere of JULIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Soundstreams today announced its inaugural collaboration with Canadian Stage, as the acclaimed theatre company revealed Julie, a chamber opera by Belgian composer Philippe Boesmans, as one of the anchor productions of its globetrotting 2015/2016 season. (more...)

Canadian Stage's 2015-16 Season to Feature Guillermo Calderon's THE KISS, HEDDA GABLER & MoreCanadian Stage's 2015-16 Season to Feature Guillermo Calderon's THE KISS, HEDDA GABLER & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Canadian Stage today announced details for its 2015.2016 season outlining the 13 productions and premieres commissioned and curated by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn. The company continues to explore new forms of contemporary performance through collaborations with the best storytellers, directors, choreographers and performers from Canada and around the world. (more...)

Gil Garratt Named New Artistic Director of Blyth FestivalGil Garratt Named New Artistic Director of Blyth Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Board of Directors of Blyth Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Gil Garratt as Artistic Director of the Blyth Festival effective immediately. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present OPUS, 11/12-16Canadian Stage to Present OPUS, 11/12-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

World-renowned trailblazers in the world of contemporary circus, the Australian performance troupe Circa arrives in Toronto with their newest work, Opus. The North American premiere is presented by Canadian Stage for five performances only at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E.), Nov. 12 to 16. Under the direction of Circa artistic director Yaron Lifschitz and accompanied by live music from the acclaimed Debussy String Quartet, Opus mixes circus and classical music to share an unexpected and breathtaking experience. (more...)

Canadian Stage Celebrates Surplus for Third Consecutive YearCanadian Stage Celebrates Surplus for Third Consecutive Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

In an annual report released today, Canadian Stage announced the company's third consecutive budget surplus following an award-winning and record-breaking season. This year under the leadership of artistic & general director Matthew Jocelyn, managing director Su Hutchinson and board chair Adrian Lang, Canadian Stage saw an increase in new subscribers and audiences under the age of 35; toured productions internationally; introduced a range of new audience engagement initiatives; continued to revitalize the historic Berkeley Street Theatre, and much more. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present OLDER & RECKLESS, 11/6-9Canadian Stage to Present OLDER & RECKLESS, 11/6-9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of MOonhORsE Dance Theatre's Older & Reckless, Canadian Stage presents the acclaimed performance series for a limited run from Nov. 6 to 9 at the Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs (26 Berkeley St.). Conceived and curated by MOonhORsE artistic director, Claudia Moore, tickets are selling fast for this unique dance project, an up-close and personal look at the work of older dance artists. (more...)

Canadian Stage Presents Helen Lawrence, Oct. 12 to Nov. 2Canadian Stage Presents Helen Lawrence, Oct. 12 to Nov. 2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

After opening in Vancouver in March 2014, and setting off on an international tour with stops in Germany and Scotland, Helen Lawrence lands at Canadian Stage with performances at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E), Oct. 12 to Nov. 2. The theatrical debut for world-renowned visual artist Stan Douglas and award-winning screenwriter Chris Haddock, Helen Lawrence is produced by Canadian Stage with co-producers Arts Club Theatre Company (Vancouver) and The Banff Centre (Alberta). Set in 1948 Vancouver, this ground-breaking work intertwines theatre, visual art and film and mixed-media, to create a production at the frontier of new media use in performance. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present KISS & CRY, 10/1-5Canadian Stage to Present KISS & CRY, 10/1-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Canadian Stage opens the 2014.15 season with the Toronto premiere of Kiss & Cry, a critic and audience favourite from Belgium created by choreographer Michele Anne De Mey and filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael (Camera d'Or, Cannes Film Festival). For five performances only at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E.), from Oct. 1 to 5, this interdisciplinary performance combines live cinematography, digital technology and dance into a stunning, innovative experience. (more...)

Canadian Stage's Matthew Jocelyn Directs REQUIEM in Buenos Aires to Critical AcclaimCanadian Stage's Matthew Jocelyn Directs REQUIEM in Buenos Aires to Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

At the close of the 2013/2014 theatre season, Canadian Stage Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn spent a month in Buenos Aires helming Requiem, a major opera project currently on stage at the world renowned Teatro Colon. The production, for which Jocelyn also penned the libretto, opened on June 10 to great critical acclaim, garnering accolades from reviewers, audiences and opera critics across the country. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present AS YOU LIKE IT & TITUS ANDRONICUS at Shakespeare in High Park this SummerCanadian Stage to Present AS YOU LIKE IT & TITUS ANDRONICUS at Shakespeare in High Park this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Canadian Stage's Shakespeare in High Park returns this summer with a Shakespearean double bill at the High Park Amphitheatre (1873 Bloor St. W.), pairing the pastoral comedy, As You Like It, with the bard's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Outdoors and under the stars, the plays run on alternate nights from June 26 to Aug. 31, Tuesday to Sunday at 8 p.m. Each performance is pay-what-you can, with a suggested contribution of $20. The productions are presented by Canadian Stage in collaboration with the Department of Theatre, York University. (more...)

Canadian Stage Launches INTERMISSION, A New Event Series for the Culturally Curious, TodayCanadian Stage Launches INTERMISSION, A New Event Series for the Culturally Curious, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Canadian Stage today announced details for INTERMISSION, a new event series that combines multiple art forms to create an immersive cultural experience. Taking place once a month from May to July 2014, the series builds on the success of the company's Berkeley Street Block Parties, which have included a 90s-themed dance party with special guest Jason Priestley and a post-show karaoke night with the cast of Venus in Fur. INTERMISSION continues Canadian Stage's tradition of animating the historic Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) with a variety of performances including live music, contemporary art, tasty refreshments and interactive experiences. (more...)

Canadian Stage Presents THE TEMPEST REPLICA Created by Choreographer Crystal Pite, Now thru 5/11Canadian Stage Presents THE TEMPEST REPLICA Created by Choreographer Crystal Pite, Now thru 5/11
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 7, 2014

Award-winning choreographer Crystal Pite (Dark Matters, The You Show) returns to Toronto with her newest work, The Tempest Replica. Presented byCanadian Stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre for five performances only from today, May 7 to 11, Pite's critically acclaimed company Kidd Pivot transforms one of Shakespeare's final plays, The Tempest, into an innovative dance creation. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Launch INTERMISSION, A New Event Series for the Culturally Curious, 5/15Canadian Stage to Launch INTERMISSION, A New Event Series for the Culturally Curious, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Canadian Stage today announced details for INTERMISSION, a new event series that combines multiple art forms to create an immersive cultural experience. Taking place once a month from May to July 2014, the series builds on the success of the company's Berkeley Street Block Parties, which have included a 90s-themed dance party with special guest Jason Priestley and a post-show karaoke night with the cast of Venus in Fur. INTERMISSION continues Canadian Stage's tradition of animating the historic Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) with a variety of performances including live music, contemporary art, tasty refreshments and interactive experiences. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present Crystal Pite's THE TEMPEST REPLICA, 5/7-11Canadian Stage to Present Crystal Pite's THE TEMPEST REPLICA, 5/7-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Award-winning choreographer Crystal Pite (Dark Matters, The You Show) returns to Toronto with her newest work, The Tempest Replica. Presented by Canadian Stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre for five performances only from May 7 to 11, Pite's critically acclaimed company Kidd Pivot transforms one of Shakespeare's final plays, The Tempest, into an innovative dance creation. (more...)

Canadian Stage Presents THE TEMPEST REPLICA Created by Choreographer Crystal Pite, 5/7-11Canadian Stage Presents THE TEMPEST REPLICA Created by Choreographer Crystal Pite, 5/7-11
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 11, 2014

Award-winning choreographer Crystal Pite (Dark Matters, The You Show) returns to Toronto with her newest work, The Tempest Replica. Presented byCanadian Stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre for five performances only from May 7 to 11, Pite's critically acclaimed company Kidd Pivot transforms one of Shakespeare's final plays, The Tempest, into an innovative dance creation. (more...)

HELEN LAWRENCE Launches 2014 International TourHELEN LAWRENCE Launches 2014 International Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Helen Lawrence, a highly anticipated new Canadian production at the frontier of new media use in performance art, marked its world premiere on March 19 in Vancouver before launching an international tour. The mixed-media project, produced by Canadian Stage with co-producers Arts Club Theatre Company (Vancouver) and The Banff Centre (Alberta), will travel across Canada and Europe in 2014 with stops in Montreal, Munich, Edinburgh and Toronto. (more...)

Canadian Stage's VENUS IN FUR Will Travel to Montreal, Return to Toronto for Engagement this WinterCanadian Stage's VENUS IN FUR Will Travel to Montreal, Return to Toronto for Engagement this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Canadian Stage today announced additional details for the 2014.2015 theatre season, including a third run of the phenomenally popular Venus in Fur at the company's intimate Berkeley Street Theatre in December 2014 and directors for two Shakespeare in High Park productions presented under the stars. Venus in Fur is back - again! (more...)

Canadian premiere of Nina Raine's award-winning play TRIBES set to open February 2Canadian premiere of Nina Raine's award-winning play TRIBES set to open February 2
by Toronto Newsdesk - Jan 27, 2014

Canadian Stage presents the Canadian premiere of Tribes, the sharp, daring and jarringly emotional play by Nina Raine recognized by the 2012 Drama Desk and New York Theatre Critics Circle Awards. Tribes is directed by Daryl Cloran and features Stephen Drabicki, Patricia Fagan, Holly Lewis, Nancy Palk, Dylan Trowbridge and Joseph Ziegler on stage at the Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) fromFeb. 2 to Mar. 2, 2014. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present TRIBES, 2/2-3/2Canadian Stage to Present TRIBES, 2/2-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Canadian Stage presents the Canadian premiere of Tribes, the sharp, daring and jarringly emotional play by Nina Raine recognized by the 2012 Drama Desk and New York Theatre Critics Circle Awards. Tribes is directed by Daryl Cloran and features Stephen Drabicki, Patricia Fagan, Holly Lewis, Nancy Palk, Dylan Trowbridge and Joseph Ziegler in stage at the Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) from Feb. 2 to Mar. 2, 2014. (more...)

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