See Maggie Get Married

March 2, 3, 9, & 10th at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinee on March 11th at 2:00 PM.
All Seats $18.50 Tax & Fees Included

The Harbourfront Players are back at the Harbourfront Theatre! You loved Bedtime Stories and Lights, Camera, Island!, and now the Players return with Maggie’s Getting Married by Norm Foster.

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The Duncan family asks you to save the date because their daughter Maggie is getting married!

Or is she? It’s normal for people to have cold feet just before a wedding, but at the post-rehearsal reception, one person – who shouldn’t – recalls the groom as having warm feet. It’s a delightful comedy about love, family, and marriage from Canada’s most-produced playwright Norm Foster (Bedtime Stories, Looking, Love List, Mending Fences, etc.).

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Stars Begin to Shine

February 2, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“The Stars Began to Shine…” features the talented students and friends of The Guild Music Theatre School in a fun-filled evening of music, singing, dancing and good times!
This Showcase event is being held to raise funds for future Music School Scholarships at The Guild.
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A wonderful cake auction will be held at intermission, along with a silent auction.

Get Your Foot in the Door

Wednesday, February 28th, 6:30pm

SPECIAL “PAY WHAT IT’S WORTH” PROMOTION!

ORDER YOUR TICKETS NOW AT NO CHARGE (MAX 6 PER ONLINE ORDER)

ONCE YOU’VE EXPERIENCED NORMAN FOOTE’S CATCHY PERFORMANCE, YOU DECIDE WHAT, IF ANYTHING, TO PAY ON YOUR WAY OUT AFTER THE SHOW!

Internationally recognized children’s entertainer Norman Foote will take the Habourfront stage Wednesday, February 28th. Children and parents alike will be delighted by Foote’s music, humour and showmanship.

“Norman Foote is a rare gem in the children’s entertainment field. We are pleased to welcome him to our stage and Island families to our theatre to partake in this over-the-top fun show.” –Kieran Keller, Harbourfront’s Executive Director

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Norman Foote’s passion for music and comedy takes him throughout the world performing in concert halls and festivals in North America, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Middle East, concerts oversees and countless other performances. His concert is a highly engaging experience featuring “Foote” classics and songs from his JUNO Award-Winning album “Love My New Shirt” and of course appearances from his many live action props/puppets. Foote’s music has received Parent Choice & Nappa Gold Awards in the US and in Canada he has been given SOCAN’s Best Children’s Songwriter as well as West Coast Music Awards. He has gathered millions of fans (big and small) throughout the world and created a special niche for himself in the entertainment world.

 Norman Foote comes to Harbourfront as part of the Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) and RADARTS’ Canada 150 Performance Series supported by the Government of Canada.

Making Cultural Connections

Before we were named, before we were labeled, even before we belonged” are the first words the audience will hear at the beginning of Susan Aglukark’s show, happening in the Homburg Theatre on January 27 @7:30 p.m. Those words are meant to set the tone for her performance.

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“If there is anything that you want to know about Inuit people, coming to my show is a good place to start,” says Aglukark. “I’m sharing what I have learnt so far.”

Aglukark is one of Canada’s most unique Indigenous artists. Her latest album tells the story of her Inuit ancestors’ journey, a journey that she couldn’t describe until 10 years ago. Like many other Indigenous people, she struggled to feel a connection to her ancestors.

“I finally acknowledged that I had lived most of my life in a constant state of fear that I was lesser than everybody else,” describes Aglukark. “I use the Inuktitut word Ilira to describe it”.

There is no English definition for the word, but Aglukark defines it as emotional discombobulation. She overcame her fears by realizing that she had the power to set the tone when speaking about her ancestors. She calls it making cultural connections.

Aglukark plans to give the audience a full sensory experience during her show through her songs and projected images on stage, to help tell the story of her Inuit ancestors, a story that she believes started long before her people were called Inuit. She acknowledges that her tour is happening during an exciting time for Indigenous artists now that the Canadian government has begun the process of reconciliation with Indigenous people.

“I believe it has allowed us to move into the healing stage as Indigenous people,” explains Aglukark. “Part of that healing is reconnecting to our culture and part of my responsibility as an artist is to practice connecting Inuit people to the past.”

Aglukark appreciates cultural organizations like the Centre that help to set a positive tone before shows, by stating at the beginning of each performance that the audience is standing on traditional Mi’kmaq land.

“Acknowledging Indigenous people on their lands is a powerful symbol of intentions,” says Aglukark. “It sets the tone of we’re here with a good heart and it helps to remove the tension in the room. As an Inuit artist I can’t do the work I do when we’re always in opposition.”

For tickets please visit: http://www.confederationcentre.com/en/show/370-Susan-Aglukark

This tour is part of the Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) and RADARTS’ Canada 150 Performance Series. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada. Special thanks are extended to Sobeys, the title sponsor for LIVE @ the Centre! Media sponsors are The Guardian, Ocean 100, and Hot 105.5.

The M’s Have It

WATERMARK THEATRE’S 2018 SUMMER SEASON ANNOUNCED!

Watermark Theatre’s Artistic Director Robert Tsonos, and General Manager Andrea Surich are proud to announce the 2018 Summer Season.

The season will include the classic thriller Dial “M” For Murder by Frederick Knott and the powerful A Moon For The Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neill. Our popular music series Classic Music Reignited returns once again, celebrating its 5th year, and the Watermark Play Reading Series will focus on new plays in development by Atlantic Canadian Playwrights.

House Mix Promises to Intrigue

Toronto Dance Theatre present a mix program of Christopher House’s masterworks

On January 20, Toronto Dance Theatre’s House Mix will celebrate the past, present, and future of Christopher House, one of Canada’s finest choreographers.

Traditional dancers are trained to a degree of obedience, similar to athletes who train in a particular sport. The goal is to perfect the skill and as a result, deliver an exciting and impressive performance for the audience. Contemporary dancers differ slightly in that while perfecting their skills, they’re also developing a sense of play which results in not one performance being the same, similar to sports matches, where anything can happen.

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“It’s one of those things that I think really attracts us to sports,” says House. “Decisions are made in the moment based on what comes up and it’s interesting to create a situation with dance in which that happens.”

House says that in the digital world where much of our lives are dominated by technology, it’s a challenge to encourage people to come out and see live theatre. The advantage that contemporary dance has is that there is something intriguing and dynamic about watching people interact with each other in a live setting.

“Contemporary dance celebrates the body and group of people working together, but what is also interesting are the questions that come up that aren’t fixed in the narrative,” says House. He goes on to explain, “If the choreography is really working it’s making you sit forward in your seat with a sense of curiosity of what’s happening and with pleasure in knowing that you’re participating in the making of meaning.”

House Mix is a retrospective look at the works that House is most proud of and are also interesting for the dancers to perform. He is quick to point out that while the pieces are all different, the opening and closing pieces really take physical risks.

“The pieces have complexity, rhythm, and musical changes. The dancers need to know precisely where everyone else is at all times,” says House. “And let’s be honest, one the great things about live performances is our recognition that there is potential for failure.”

For tickets please visit: http://www.confederationcentre.com/en/show/369-Toronto-Dance-Theatre

 We know you’re going to love this performance so much that we will guarantee your enjoyment or offer a full refund from the box office within the first 20 minutes of show time.

Special thanks are extended to Sobeys, the title sponsor for LIVE @ the Centre! Media sponsors are The Guardian, Ocean 100, and Hot 105.5.

Sunset Limited Pulls in at The Guild

January 12, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm at The Guild
A.M.S Entertainment proudly presents “The Sunset Limited” directed by Mahdi Selseleh. Featuring Bill and Corin McFadden. The story of two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs in this play by Cormac McCarthey.
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One of the characters is a former convict who believes in God, just saved an atheist professor from jumping in front of the express train. He won’t let the depressed man leave, without following him, and feel he’s in this situation for a reason, decided by God. An intense chamber play about belief or unbelief, and a conversation about what’s true and important in life, or not.