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Elizabeth-Darcy returns to Campbell House

The smash hit Elizabeth-Darcy returns for another holiday season!

Elizabeth – Darcy features returning cast Kate Werneburg (Titus Andronicus, The Winter’s Tale), and a new performer, Peyton LeBarr. Ms. LeBarr is a core creator for Spiel Players Theatre Collective and was nominated for Outstanding Actress for a 2015 My Theatre Award for her performance as Viola in Twelfth Night for Alehouse Theatre. Other team members include director Tom Arthur Davis (Governor General’s Award winning Mamoud, Situational Anarchy), stage manager and patron shepherd Steve Vargo (Seams, The Harvester), and co-producer Isidra Cruz.

After selling every ticket before opening night in December 2015, this immersive comedy has become a beloved Toronto holiday tradition. Three more performances have been added to this year’s run to meet public demand for tickets. Audiences have proved themselves eager to engage with Elizabeth – Darcy’s playful, spirited style, which remains true to Austen’s classic story while invigorating it with a refreshing, gender-bending twist.

“A delight. NNNN” – NOW Magazine

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at: www.elizabeth-darcy.brownpapertickets.com
Tickets also available at Campbell House Museum box office by phone: 416-597-0227 ext. 2.

Show times:

December 13th, 8pm
December 14th, 8pm
December 15th, 8pm
December 16th, 8pm
December 17th, 2 and 8 pm
December 18th, 2 and 8 pm

Please note patrons must be able to climb stairs.

The original version of the Elizabeth-Darcy stage play was co-created by Hallie Burt and Kate Werneburg and premiered in July of 2013. Kate Werneburg and Peyton LeBarr appear with the permission of the Canadian Actors Equity Association.

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STEREO LIVE returns with Fire & Grace!

STEREO LIVE – the underground, cross-genre chamber series – is still one of musical Toronto’s best-kept secrets. This November, STEREO LIVE celebrates its third season with the Canadian premiere of Toronto/California duo FIRE & GRACE. The violin-guitar pair will perform their stunning contemporary classical and folk arrangements.

EDWIN HUIZINGA, internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso, and WILLIAM COULTER, Grammy-winning master of the steel-string guitar, bring a dazzlingly fresh, unique sound spanning genre and tradition. On November 16, FIRE & GRACE will fill the Ballroom at Campbell House with breathtaking skill and delicate expression. STEREO LIVE Artistic Director Edwin Huizinga promises that “the journey will take you from a Prelude by Bach to an Irish reel, from a tango by Piazzolla to a Spanish love song, from a Vivaldi movement to a Balkan dance tune. Expressive and compelling melodies, spirited and graceful rhythms, and imaginative arrangements unite this diverse music. Our project traces the fire and grace that connects classical, folk, and contemporary musical traditions from around the world.” The duo will also release their debut album through Roaring Girl Records on November 11, 2016.

With an indie edge, warm, welcoming vibe, and world-class polish, STEREO LIVE features dynamic stars of classical, rock, bluegrass, and more, over its annual three-concert run. The series was founded by violinist EDWIN HUIZINGA, an international baroque and classical violinist who has established himself as a singular fixture in Toronto’s music scene, sharing the stage with some of Canada’s most famous indie rock bands, foot-stomping bluegrass pick-ups, and leading international orchestras.

Date: Wednesday, November 16
Time: Door opens 7 pm, Show begins 8 pm

Tickets: $25
Available at http://stereolive.brownpapertickets.com

HOGTOWN takes over Campbell House!

The Hogtown Collective and Campbell House Museum present Hogtown: The Immersive Experience, July 6-August 28, http://hogtownexperience.com

 

Fresh from a successful, sold-out run in January, HOGTOWN is a site-specific multi-storied musical set in 1920’s Toronto. It boasts a cast of over 30 actors, featuring some of the city’s brightest stars including David Keeley (URINETOWN, ASSASSINS, MAMMA MIA, ROCK OF AGES), Gabi Epstein (ONCE, FUNNY GIRL, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), and Lori Nancy Kalamanski (MY MOTHER’S LESBIAN JEWISH WICCAN WEDDING, e-DENTITY, GLADSTONE VARIATIONS).

Price: $39-$45
Dates: July 6-August 28 (Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2pm)
For more information: hogtownexperience.com
For tickets: hogtown.brownpapertickets.com

Some of the gentlemen of Hogtown

Jerome Bourgault as Thomas Foster, Dov Mickelson as Tracy Doyle, and Allan Price as Lol Solomon

Please note, there will be no tours of the museum on weekends throughout the run of Hogtown because of the matinee performances.

The Ward: Representations and Realities, 1890-1950

The Ward: Representations and Realities, 1890-1950, March 16-April 23, curated by Paul Bishop, Daniel Panneton, and Marisa Strom

Come see our new exhibition The Ward: Representations and Realities, 1890-1950, part of the Myseum of Toronto’s Intersections Festival. This exhibition features photographs and artefacts from Toronto’s St. John’s Ward neighbourhood and explores the story of Toronto’s largest immigrant slum, and how its representations often differed with realities in the neighborhood.

This exhibition has been made possible by the Myseum of Toronto and the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.

The exhibition runs from March 16-April 23. Entry to view the exhibition is free.