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April 17, 2012

Welcome to another edition of Flick's Picks. Take a peek below to learn more about our upcoming events.

Our 2012-2013 season has launched! Described as "incredibly ambitious" and "star-studded" by the Montreal Gazette, discover what exciting things we have in store for you next year!

With six plays, three musicals, four world premieres, two commissions, two co-productions, one Hollywood celebrity and one Montreal music legend, now is the time to subscribe!

Smart and touching comedy Same Time, Next Year opens on Sunday, April 29th!
Directed by Diana Leblanc -
Starring RH Thomson and Michelle Giroux

From April 29th until May 20th

Two people (married — but not to each other) meet for one weekend year after year over the course of 24 years in a nice little country inn. Only one weekend — after that they go back to their lives, their kids and their spouses.

Production sponsor:

Delmar Cargo

CJAD Sunday-@-The Segal

Join us for the next edition of CJAD Sunday-@-The Segal on Sunday, April 29th at 11am with guest speaker Phillip Silver. His career as a set and lighting designer spans over 50 years and 300 stage productions across Canada. President of the Associated Designers of Canada and three-time Dora Mavor Moore award-winner, he will talk on his design for Same Time, Next Year.

Entrance is free.

Public Programs Sponsor:

Sunday-@-The Segal Sponsor:

Guest speaker Phillip Silver (photo)

Segal Centre's 2011-2012 Resident Studio Theatre Company Scapegoat Carnivale arrives on the Studio Stage with Heretics of Bohemia !

By Joseph Shragge
Directed by Alison Darcy

Opens on Tuesday, May 1st through to May 19th

The Heretics of Bohemia is a darkly comic puppet show about a paranoid king, his mother, and their dysfunctional relationship. Set on the mythical Bohemian seacoast, the story follows the king's hallucinatory journey, as he encounters mysterious wanderers, messenger birds, invading armies, ancient rituals and fools, A large ensemble of puppets and the best of Montreal actors bring this cosmic fairy tale to life.

Starring Leni Parker, Michel Perron, Felicia Shulman, Andreas Apergis, Dan Jeannotte, Catherine Lemieux, Morgan Neremberg, Anana Rydvald, and Paul Van Dyck!

Miss Sugarpuss Must Die !

By Holly Gauthier Frankel and Paul Van Dyck

Last showing Saturday, April 21st at 8:30pm!

Térez Montcalm performs Here's To You – Songs For Shirley Horn
Closing concert of the Women of the World Series

Thursday, April 19th at 7:30pm

New Orford String Quartet
Closing concert of the Bravo Series

Sunday, April 22nd at 2:30pm

Programming Sponsor: DAVID SELA

Don't miss the last concert of The Power Jazz Series!

The Chateauguay Tenors

Sunday, April 22nd at 8pm

Check out this dynamic duo in this Segal-produced video!

With the generous support of:

Media sponsor:

For one night only!
La Otra Orilla presents a new work-in-progress

Be part of the creation process!

FREE show Wednesday, April 18th at 8pm in the Segal Studio
As part of the Danse Danse / Segal Centre choreographer-in-residence program.

Grace, spirit, sensuality and artistic rigour are the characteristics of La Otra Orilla, the company directed by dancer Myriam Allard and singer Hedi "El Moro" Graja. They are back with a new piece that will delight the spectator, as audiences and critics alike are enchanted with its hybrid, iconoclastic flamenco, richly poetic and very contemporary style. With a rigorous blend of dance, music and video, this new work, co-produced by Danse Danse, will benefit from a creative residency at the Segal Centre.

With the generous support of:

TEXTS OF LIGHT: a four-part series on the films of Stan Brakhage
In collaboration with HORS CHAMP Magazine

Part 1: April 21st at 8:30pm
Part 2: April 22nd at 6:00pm
Part 3: May 3rd at 7:30pm
Part 4: May 5th at 9:30pm

On the right: …Preludes 2 (1995-1996) Photo courtesy of the Estate of Stan Brakhage and Fred Camper.

The fastest rising comedy night in Montreal returns!

The Laugh Pack Late Show: For People Who Dig Comedy

Thursday, April 19th Doors open at 9pm

Host: Keith Waterfield
Opener: Walter Lyng
Middler: Kirsten Rasmussen
Headliner: Massimo

Tickets: 5$

Don't miss the last of our Theatre and Danger Lecture series
Verdi's Dangerous Voices: Sophocles' Philoctetes and the Post-9/11 Environment

Thursday, April 19 at 7:30pm - In the CinemaSpace

Prof. Christina Tarnopolsky
(Department of Political Science) and Andreas Apergis (Founding Member, Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre Company) will join us for the final installment of our riveting lecture series, in partnership with IPLAI (The Institute for Public Life of Arts and Ideas).

In collaboration with:

Join us for our third annual musical fundraiser:Curtains Up Hit the Lights!
A tribute to Jewish Broadway composers & entertainers!

Monday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 25th at 8pm

After the success of last year's Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, we are proud to present this third edition of our unique fundraising event benefitting youth programming at the Segal Centre. CURTAINS UP, HIT THE LIGHTS! combines live song and dance with segments from Broadway movies & stage performances, in a cabaret setting. Performers come from neighbourhoods across the island, united in a love for the performing arts and a commitment to ensuring that the arts resonate with the youth of today and tomorrow.

Support our participants and buy your tickets today!

Al's Broadway Café
For Musical Theatre Lovers

Sunday, April 29th at 8pm

Like the world-famous Broadway cafés of New York City, Al's Broadway Cafe at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts is a meeting place for the Montreal musical theatre community to come together in a supportive and authentic environment to sing their favorite Broadway tunes.

Accompaniment provided.
Tickets $5

Watch the Al's Broadway Café trailer here.

Coup de Coeur

"In Centaur Theatre's intimate hall, I had the opportunity last night to see Intimate Apparel. The play is headlined by Segal Centre 2012-2013 spokesperson Ranee Lee, and stars Lucinda Davis. The play is a period piece, set at the beginning of the last century, with beautiful set, lighting and costumes. Great work from the entire cast. One of the best works I have ever seen from nationally prominent director Micheline Chevrier. On top of everything else, it is worth the price of admission to see her graceful and elegantly staged transitions. Plays at Centaur Theatre until April 29th.

Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good puppet show. Canada is home to one of the best marionettists in the world, Ronnie Burkett. The man is a genius. His last show, Billy Twinkle: Requiem for a Golden Boy, was a masterpiece. I will check out his latest, Penny Plain, tonight at Place des Arts. I encourage you to do the same. Plays at the Cinquième Sale until April 21st ( )." – Paul Flicker

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