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Volunteers needed for Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Mon 25 Feb, 2013 - Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers needed for Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal's 50th Anniversary Celebration Event on May 6, 2013.

 

We need your help to make a spectacular memorable event happen. Be a part of a committee, or volunteer just a few hours

Let us know if you have any special skills you could share with us (marketing, media, film editing, projections, etc).

 

Please contact Stephen Orlov at 514-751-2548 or email info@playwrights.ca for more information.

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Job Opportunities for the Montreal West Operatic Society's 75th Season

Tue 16 Jul, 2013 - Job Opportunities

The Montreal West Operatic Society, a community theatre group, celebrating its 75th anniversary this season, has opportunities this season for:

Stage Director
Music Director
Rehearsal Pianist/Assistant Music Director

Please submit your resume to: president@mwos.org.
Applicants for Stage Director should be prepared to speak on their concept for this year's production of "La Vie Parisienne" by Jacques Offenbach.

www.mwos.org

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MainLine Theatre is seeking a General Manager, 2013-14 Season

Mon 02 Sep, 2013 - Job Opportunities

MainLine Theatre (and The St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival) is seeking a General Manager for its 2013-14 season with a possibility of contract extension or renewal. Reporting to the Executive Director, the General Manager is responsible for the operational, administrative and financial management of the company. The contract extends from October 1st, 2013 to September 27th, 2014.

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“Ta Da! – Arts Alive” 2015

Tue 24 Feb, 2015 - Calls for Submissions

Theatre Wakefield is accepting submissions for performances to be presented at the 3rd Annual Ta Da! – Arts Alive! Festival.

Ta Da! is a curated theatre and performing arts weekend of new works and established productions, a mix of touring favourites, premieres, and dramatic readings of new scripts from Outaouais writers.
Just like last year, there will be an exciting participatory local community arts stream.

This year, Ta Da! is part of ELAN’s Arts Alive! project linking arts communities in 6 regions of Quebec in a series of cultural weekends over the summer. Ta Da! will be the last event in that series and will coincide with the glorious fall colours and the well-attended Chelsea-Wakefield Artists Studio Tour.


The project will be getting extensive publicity throughout Quebec and the National Capital Region – CBC is sponsoring the project - a great opportunity for artists to get lots of exposure.

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ACTORS TRAINING SEMESTER

Tue 24 Feb, 2015 - Workshops

RID ACTING SCHOOL



ACTORS TRAINING SEMESTER



January to June and August to December

1 or 2 evenings a week + weekend intensives

2 choices of schedule

117 hours

Trainers : Gilles Plouffe & Roger Cardinal

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Grandpa Is Not A Cash Cow and Grandma Won't Take Any Bull

Start Date: Sat 20 Jun, 2015
End Date: Sat 20 Jun, 2015

Community Events

The play will be presented at the Église du Village, 1829 chemin du Village in the Old village of Mont-Tremblant on Saturday, June 20th at 2:00 pm. Tickets (5$) will be available at FADOQ Laurentides (499, rue Charbonneau #201, Mont-Tremblant), Les Mots (2053, chemin du Village, Mont-Tremblant), Arundel Provisions 1990 Reg’d (14, chemin du Village, Arundel), and by contacting Margaret Hourston at 819-717-1478. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the show.

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The Québec English-Language Playwrights’ Unit

Mon 11 May, 2015 - Calls for Submissions

Coming Soon: The Québec English-Language Playwrights’ Unit

Reflecting The English-Language Communities And Diversity Of Québec On Stages Across The Province

Attention all Québec playwrights: Do you have a first draft of a play and would like a period of concentrated dramaturgical development to get it production-ready? Do you have the time to be part of a playwrights’ unit and meet at least once a month in a group setting over nine months starting in September 2015?

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Obscura

Start Date: Sat 13 Jun, 2015
End Date: Sat 20 Jun, 2015

Artistic Events

Join Magician Christian Cagigal as he weaves fairy tales, dark fables and strange happenings into an intimate and engaging evening fraught with wonder, mystery and imagination.

The beauty of Obscura is that it isn't obscured at all. Whereas other magicians go to elaborate lengths to misdirect the audience's attention, illusionist Christian Cagigal performs right under the unblinking eye of a video camera -- his wonder-working projected on a giant screen above him in real time. The heightened level of scrutiny brings a special intensity to this hybrid of dark fables and astonishing magic. Cagigal's ingenious and extremely polished show has amazed critics in Chicago ("He's the Pied Piper and we're the mice ... "), New Orleans ("He had us in the palm of his hand ... "), San Francisco ("Undeniably irresistible ... ") and many more cities. Be there as it hits Montreal and remember: The Devil is in the details ... under these conditions, where else could he be?

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CASTING AND SHOOTING TECHNIQUES with Roger Cardinal

Tue 24 Feb, 2015 - Workshops

CASTING AND SHOOTING TECHNIQUES with Roger Cardinal

June 12, 13 & 14, 2015

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The No Bull$#!% History of Canada

Start Date: Fri 12 Jun, 2015
End Date: Sun 21 Jun, 2015

Artistic Events

You may think you know your Canadian History, well that’s Bull$#!%.

After 3 years and performances to sold-out houses in Toronto, Charlottetown, Saint John and Halifax this comedic romp through Canada's History is coming back to the Festival St-Ambroise Fringe Montréal / St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival
Kyle Allatt believes not only is the truth stranger than fiction, but also that truth is funnier and more interesting. Allatt’s research allowed him to collect many interesting and whimsical stories throughout Canadian History.

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The Segal Centre premieres a star-studded musical adaptation of Mordecai Richler’s landmark novel June 7 – 28

Start Date: Sun 07 Jun, 2015
End Date: Sun 28 Jun, 2015

Community Events

The Segal Centre is proud to close its blockbuster 2014-2015 Theatre Season with The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, a world premiere musical adaptation of Mordecai Richler’s novel and the feature film by the same name, from June 7-28, 2015. This new production boasts an original musical score by Alan Menken, the legendary Oscar and Tony winning composer of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, with book and lyrics by acclaimed lyricist-librettist David Spencer and direction by American theatre veteran Austin Pendleton. Presented with the generous support of RBC and Muse Entertainment. Watch the trailer.

A LANDMARK MONTREAL STORY, A BIG NAME MUSICAL SCORE
The poignant Montreal coming of age story of ambitious scoundrel Duddy Kravitz, Canadian author Mordecai Richler’s beloved anti-hero, will premiere as a brand new musical in the city where the story takes place.
 
At the invitation of the Segal Centre, multi-award winning American lyricist and librettist David Spencer (Weird Romance, New York’s Public Theater’s La Bohème) has adapted the book and song lyrics from Richler’s 1959 novel and 1974 film version by the same name, paired with a sweeping musical score by American musical icon Alan Menken, best-known for his scores for such classic Disney films as Aladdin, Tangled and The Little Mermaid.
 
A DREAM COME TRUE
Menken has eleven Grammys, eight Oscars, seven Golden Globes and a Tony Award to his name. His current projects range from Newsies and Aladdin on Broadway (both adapted for the stage from his Disney films) and the live action feature adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle.
 
“To see the show premiere where the story takes place is a dream come true. This project has been a long time in the making, and it means a great deal to be bringing it to you,” said Alan Menken.
 
“DUDDY may be the “realest” traditional musical anyone’s ever seen. Even though it follows a larger-than-life main character on a grand quest, its urban universe and sensibility exist in what I’d call musical theatre vérité. There isn't anything in the musical repertoire quite like it,” adds David Spencer.
 
AUSTIN PENDLETON: RENAISSANCE MAN OF AMERICAN THEATRE
Directing Duddy Kravitz is acclaimed Tony nominated American film, television, stage actor and director Austin Pendleton.
 
As an actor, Pendleton has appeared in more than 120 films and television shows including A Beautiful Mind, The Muppet Movie, My Cousin Vinny and “Oz”. In his equally remarkable half-century theatre career, he has directed or performed alongside such big names as Elizabeth Taylor, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Saarsgard. His production of The Atlantic Theater’s Between Riverside and Crazy recently earned the playwright Stephen Adly Giurgis the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Director.
 
A STELLAR ALL-CANADIAN CAST
Pendleton directs a 14-member cast featuring Ken James Stewart in the title role, George Masswohl as Max Kravitz and Montreal’s Marie-Pierre de Brienne as Duddy’s love interest, Yvette Durelle. Howard Jerome, seen in 2010’s Barney’s Version, also adapted from the Richler novel, makes his Segal Centre debut as Duddy’s grandfather, Simcha Kravitz.
 
Adrian Marchuk, Victor Young, David Coomber, Sam Rosenthal, Michael Rudder, Kristian Truelsen, Albane Chateau,  Gab Desmond, Julia Halfyard and Michael Daniel Murphy round off the stellar all-Canadian cast.
 
The creative team includes Jonathan Monro (Musical Direction), Dayna Tekatch (Choreography), Michael Eagan (Set & Costumes), Luc Prairie (Lighting), Peter Balov (Sound) and Nick Burgess (Assistant Musical Direction)
 
AN UNFORGETTABLE STORY OF LOVE, FAMILY AND AMBITION, A COMING OF AGE TALE FOR ALL GENERATIONS
On the streets of 1950s Montreal, scrappy scoundrel Duddy Kravitz is on the cusp of adulthood and hustling to climb the social ladder. Obsessed with his grandfather’s maxim “A man without land is nobody” and desperate to prove himself, he risks making his name at the expense of those he loves; it all comes down to choosing what kind of man he’s going to be.
 
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, widely considered an autobiographical memoire of Mordecai Richler’s teenage years in Montreal’s old Jewish neighborhood, established Richler as one of the country’s greatest writers.
 
“Combining Richler’s singularly vivid and human story with the unprecedented star power of its creators and an incredible all-Canadian musical cast is a momentous occasion in the Segal Centre’s history, one whose roots are as rich and steeped in the community as the iconic novel,” said Segal Centre Artistic Director Lisa Rubin.
 
A Yiddish musical adaptation of Duddy Kravitz (Music by Gary William Friedman, Lyrics by Edward Gallardo) was produced to great box office success by the Segal’s esteemed Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre in 1997.
 
CREATIVE TEAM
Book & Lyrics DAVID SPENCER
Music ALAN MENKEN
Based on the novel by MORDECAI RICHLER
Director AUSTIN PENDLETON
Musical Direction JONATHAN MONRO
Choreography DAYNA TEKATCH
Assistant Musical Direction NICK BURGESS
Set & Costume Design MICHAEL EAGAN
Lighting Design LUC PRAIRIE
Sound PETER BALOV

CAST
DUDDY KRAVITZ Ken James Stewart
MAX KRAVITZ George Masswohl
YVETTE DURELL Marie-Pierre de Brienne
SIMCHA KRAVITZ Howard Jerome
LENNY KRAVITZ Adrian Marchuk
BENJY KRAVITZ Victor A. Young
VIRGIL ROSEBORO David Coomber
MR. COHEN Sam Rosenthal
JERRY DINGLEMAN Michael Rudder
PETER JOHN FRIAR Kristian Truelsen
ENSEMBLE Albane Chateau, Gab Desmond, Julia Halfyard, Michael Daniel Murphy
 
TICKETS & SHOWS
Tickets: $32 - $64
514.739.7944 / www.segalcentre.org
 
WHERE
5170 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7
 
SEGAL+ BEYOND THE STAGE ACTIVITIES
Audience Engagement is a vital part of the Segal Centre’s mandate. Its Segal + programmes and activities are designed to enhance the audience’s theatre experience:
 
SUNDAY @ THE SEGAL
Sunday, June 7 – 11:00 a.m.
Guests : David Spencer, Austin Pendleton & Michael Levine, Lawyer and Literary Agent
Join the creators of this world premiere musical adaptation in an intimate talk with Segal Centre Artistic Director, Lisa Rubin. Free Admission. Also available by livestream via the Segal Centre website.
 
A MAN WITHOUT LAND: EXPLORING BELONGING THROUGH BELONGINGS
An exhibit in partnership with the Mordecai Richler Reading Room, Concordia University
Featuring photographs of Mordecai Richler’s private papers, books and mementos.
Dr. Jason Camlot, Hilary Bergen , Abigail Slinger / Photographs by Leslie Schachter.
On display in the Segal Centre ArtLounge. Free.
 
MONDAY NIGHT TALKBACKS
Monday June 15 & 22
The audience’s chance to interact with the creators of the play after the curtain goes down. Discussions are complimentary for all ticket holders on regular Monday evening performances.
 
BROADWAY CAFÉ
Monday, June 8th at 8:00 p.m. in the Segal Studio
An open-mic night for musical theatre lovers to perform or simply enjoy their favourite showtunes accompanied by a professional pianist. $5.
 
About the Segal Centre for Performing Arts
The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is a not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to nurturing, producing and presenting world-class English-language theatre, and to showcasing the best professional artists from Montreal and beyond. Founded in 1967, the Segal Centre has expanded to become a nationally recognized venue for the performing arts with a focus on creation, innovation, diversity and cross-cultural collaborations. Driven by a belief in the power of the arts to strengthen and connect communities, the Segal’s programming emphasizes original interpretations of popular classic and contemporary works, new Canadian musicals and engaging productions with universal appeal. www.segalcentre.org

 

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Volunteers wanted for Repercussion Theatre’s Shakespeare-in-the-Park summer tour

Tue 28 Apr, 2015 - Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play a crucial role in the success of Repercussion Theatre’s pre-tour and tour activities. We are looking for people to help with many tasks starting in early June all the way through July. This year we present Twelfth Night (or What You Will) and welcome anyone aboard our dynamic team. Commitment can vary depending on interest and availability. For more information, please contact tour@repercussiontheatre.com

http://www.repercussiontheatre.com

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'La Chauve-Souris' (Die Fledermaus) - a bilingual production

Start Date: Wed 27 May, 2015
End Date: Sun 31 May, 2015

Artistic Events

MWOS presents Johann Strauss’s ‘La Chauve-Souris’ (Die Fledermaus)
for its Second Bilingual Production


Montreal (Canada), May 8, 2015. The Montreal West-end Operatic Society (MWOS) has chosen Johann Strauss Jr.’s La Chauve-souris (Die Fledermaus) for its second bilingual production in its 76th season.

MWOS will perform La Chauve-souris this spring in a sung French/spoken English version titled La Chauve-Souris. Arguably the most popular operetta in the world, Strauss’s immortal classic features a madcap plot and some of the most famous waltzes in the composer’s glittering repertoire.

The musical ensemble will be led by music director Chad Heltzel, with surtitles for the greater enjoyment of the audience. On the stage of MWOS’s popular venue, Victoria Hall, will be an experienced cast showcasing some of the most talented emerging artists Montreal has to offer.

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Teesri Duniya Theatre is searching for a Special Event Promotions Assistant

Wed 29 Apr, 2015 - Job Opportunities

6 weeks contracts from May 25th to July 3rd, 2015

The Special Event Promotions Assistant will work directly with the General Manager, Artistic Director and Communication and Marketing Coordinator in the marketing, sales, revenue generation and promotion of events as well as social marketing of Teesri’s programming including but not limited to the mainstage productions, the quarterly magazine, alt.theatre: cultural diversity and the stage, readings and the community engaged projects.

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Première of the trad'elctro group 'Oz Zone's first show "Chrysalide"

Start Date: Thu 21 May, 2015
End Date: Wed 29 Apr, 2015

Artistic Events

On May 21, 2015, ‘Oz Zone will be performing its first show staged by Caroline Dusseault at Club Balattou (4372 boul. St. Laurent)

Evoking the intermediary stage between larva and butterfly, the performance entitled Chrysalide reflects the life of a human who, engulfed in existential introspection, undergoes a transformation and becomes liberated of all alienating obstacles.

Punctuated by video projections and electroacoustic segments, the performance relates a journey: geographical, introspective…

‘Oz Zone’s unique combination of traditional African and Oriental genres and rhythms, along with its palette of contemporary colours in the electric bass and MS Korg keyboard, puts the group on the leading edge for new sounds.

With a repertoire encompassing an array of musical influences from blues to rock and trip hop, ‘Oz Zone is conscious of the important issues of this era. Its lyrics, in French, English, Mandarin, and Réunion Island Creole, convey a message of contemplation, questioning the daily decisions that impact life on this earth.

www.ozzone.ca
facebook.com/OzZone.Music

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Next to Normal

Start Date: Fri 15 May, 2015
End Date: Sat 23 May, 2015

Artistic Events

Beautiful City Theatre, in collaboration with contemporary dance company Virtu’O, produces the contemporary rock musical NEXT TO NORMAL opening May 15, 2015 at Centaur Theatre (453 rue St. François-Xavier).

NEXT TO NORMAL tells the heart-breaking story of a not-so-ordinary suburban family dealing with the effects of mental illness and trying to live a ‘normal’ life.

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COVERS a play by the Lost & Found Project (NYC)

Start Date: Sat 09 May, 2015
End Date: Sun 10 May, 2015

Artistic Events

COVERS
A play The Lost & Found Project (New York)
Presented by the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene and the Segal Centre
By Ruvym Gilman and Boris Zilberman, Directed by Alexandre Marine

May 9th – 8:00 p.m. & May 10th – 2:00 p.m.
In English.

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BULLETINS FROM IMMORTALITY - Margie Gillis

Start Date: Wed 06 May, 2015
End Date: Sat 09 May, 2015

Artistic Events

Canadian dance icon Margie Gillis and great American actress Elizabeth Parrish unite to present their shared passion for the work of iconoclastic poet Emily Dickinson. In a staging by Paola Styron with scenography by visual artist Randal Newman, Elizabeth Parrish gives life to the inner world of the author while Margie Gillis embodies her psyche through movement.

MAY 6-9 | CENTAUR THEATRE
> Tickets: 514-288-3161

www.margiegillis.org

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The Hallway

Start Date: Mon 04 May, 2015
End Date: Mon 04 May, 2015

Community Events

1936, New York. The music from the juke joint downstairs is as hot as the summer heat wave.


The lives of a brooding writer, a dreaming dancer, a lonely little girl, a striving Russian immigrant and a tenacious landlady converge in the hallways of a Harlem boarding house in this saucy and secretive tale of love and survival in the 1930s.

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