Sleeping Beauty continues to enchant
Ballet Jörgen has been sweeping across Western Canada this winter with its brand-new adaptation of the classic tale Sleeping Beauty. Since January, British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan have all witnessed the magical performance that critics have called “enchanting.”
Sleeping Beauty‘s tour has been focused on visiting communities that do not have much access to the performing arts, and including local, up-and-coming dancers in the process. Chilliwack (BC), Weyburn (SK), and Camrose (AB) are just a few of the stops that Ballet Jörgen has made in the last two months.
Ballet Jörgen and Sleeping Beauty will return to Ontario on March 18, stopping in Oakville before moving into the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto for four performances. If you have not yet seen this incredible performance, or if you need to be inspired all over again, head to the Ballet Jörgen website for tickets today!
Shaw peeks down the rabbit hole
The story that delighted readers for generations is coming to the Shaw Festival!Alice in Wonderland opens next month, a new musical adaptation premiering on April 27 in the Festival Theatre in Niagara-On-The-Lake.
The tale of the precocious Alice visiting a magical realm known as Wonderland has captured the imaginations of children and adults alike for almost 200 years. The Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat: all your favourite characters and more will grace the stage in this world premiere. Featuring 19 original songs by composer Allen Cole, Alice is slated to be one of the best events of the summer!
For more information on Alice in Wonderland or to get your tickets, head to the Shaw website!
Science North Presents 5enses Gala
Sudbury will be awash in great sights, jawdropping sounds, and delightful tastes on April 9, as Science North celebrates its 6th Annual Fundraising Gala.
5enses is an experience for the senses, combining the best food, music, and entertainment into one fantastic evening at Science North. Guests (dressed in their “brightest cocktail attire”) will be treated to the sounds of SideOne and the LED Drum Troupe, the sights of the Sudbury Burlesque, and the stations with fun scientific indulgences for the senses. Guests will also have access to auctions and (for those with a sense of whimsy) the Imaginate exhibition.
For tickets to this amazing charitable event, head to the Science North website today!
Also coming soon at Science North: Wild Weather, a brand-new exhibition about the crazy science behind the weather that shapes our world.
Kicking Off Stratford’s Season
Opening any festival season can be stressful, but at the Stratford Festival, they are starting with a smash. A Chorus Line, that quintessential musical about the tribulations of professional dancers, starts previews on April 19 at the Festival Theatre in Stratford!
The classic tale shares the stories of dancers as they audition for a chance to be part of a chorus. Though they have had dramatically diverse experiences, it has led them all to the same passion: dance. A Chorus Line is an examination and a celebration of the performing community.
A Chorus Line is just one of the many excellent offerings from these year’sStratford Festival. For more information about Stratford or to get tickets to A Chorus Line, head to the Stratford website!
Bending genres with the TSO
Until March 12, enjoy contemporary music that’s on the cutting-edge with theToronto Symphony Orchestra! The 12th annual New Creations Festivalembraces what’s new and what’s now in avant-garde and multi-genre work from some of the world’s most talented performers. Experience the contemporary opera Bliss by renowned composer/conductor Brett Dean, and the moving Water, written by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.
For tickets to all of the New Creations Festival, head to the TSO website!