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August 28, 2012

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

The Segal Centre studio season is more vibrant than ever, jam-packed with music, dance, and groundbreaking theatre.

Not sure what shows or dates to choose in the Studio? Then choose the Studio Flexpass! With the option of either an 8 or 12 ticket pack, design your own season and benefit from exclusive discounts.

And don't forget, you can still become a Segal Centre Mainstage Subscriber for as low as $29 PER SHOW and take advantage of our fabulous subscriber benefits including the best seats in the house.

Call one of our box-office representatives today at 514.739.7944 or visit SEGALCENTRE.ORG to learn more about our season and subscriptions.

Win a 2012-13 Segal Subscription! Answer our survey, it only takes a couple minutes.

The Segal Centre is always working to improve our service to you, our patrons. Please take a moment to respond to the following survey which will help us plan for the future.
Just by answering the questionnaire, you have the opportunity to enter to win a Segal Centre eight (8) ticket Regular Studio Flexpass (value: $184). The draw will take place on Tuesday, September 4th and the winner will be contacted by email or phone.

To access the survey, please click here.


Guys and Dolls

The classic Broadway musical of sex, love and redemption, up close and personal at the Segal!

Performances in English.

French supertitles on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Don't miss your chance to grab tickets for this Tony award-winning musical before they run out! You can save up to $10 on regular tickets (conditions apply) during our extended preview period: September 30th to October 10th.

Spotlight on director Diana Leblanc

A leading figure in Canadian Theatre, director Diana Leblanc has lent her expert vision to some of the Segal Theatre's most beloved productions: Harvey, A View from the Bridge, and last season's touching romantic comedy Same Time, Next Year. A founding member of Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre, Diana Leblanc has directed critically-acclaimed works at the Stratford Festival, The National Arts Centre, and the Canadian Opera Company. Guys and Dolls marks her first musical at the Segal Centre!

Did you know? Diana Leblanc and Governor General's Award winner Martha Henry collaborated on our 2005 production of Rose. Known as the "grand dame of Canadian theatre", Ms. Henry will be directing the upcoming RED by John Logan and will be again directed by Ms. Leblanc in John Murrell's Taking Shakespeare, a new play in Stratord's next season.

Based on a story & characters of Damon Runyon
Music & lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows
Directed by Diana Leblanc
Choreography by Jim White
Musical Direction by Nick Burgess
Set & Costume Design by Michael Eagan
Lighting Design by Luc Prairie


Scott Wentworth
Tracy Michailidis
Frank Moore
Susan Henley

Featuring local favorites Mike Paterson, Massimo, Marcel Jeannin, Daniel Brochu and a host of great Montreal talent!








Sunday-@-the Segal, Monday-@-McGill)

Sunday, September 30th at 11am in the Segal Theatre.
Followed by a more in-depth workshop on Monday, October 8th at McGill University.

The Segal Centre is proud to partner with the Institute for Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University to introduce Sunday-@-the Segal, Monday-@-McGill. The ever-popular Sunday-@-the Segal now extends into an enriching series of workshops which will take place the following week at McGill.

To open the 2012-2013 series we are pleased to welcome seasoned stage director, conductor, and director of Opera McGill, Patrick Hansen.

Patrick Hansen, director of opera studies at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, is a vocal coach, stage director, conductor, and acting teacher. Formerly the director of musical studies for the Young American Artist Program at Glimmerglass Opera, as well as the director of artistic administration for Florida Grand Opera, Mr. Hansen's former students and young artists can now be seen in all of the major operatic houses of the world, including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Canadian Opera Company, L'Opéra de Montreal, Covent Garden, and La Scala. Mr. Hansen has also been the music director for numerous musicals and has been on the music staffs of The Juilliard Opera Center, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Pittsburgh Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Tulsa Opera, Nashville Opera, and Opera Memphis.

Entrance is free.


Patrick Hansen



Richard III

A fresh take on Shakespeare's timeless tragedy by one of Montreal's most exciting new theatre companies!

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Joel Miller
A Metachroma Theatre Production

Opens September 19th in the Studio!

Metachroma Theatre comes alive in this stunning video by the Segal's own George Allister. Get a taste of the production and meet founding members Quincy Armorer, Glenda Braganza, Tamara Brown, Lucinda Davis, Julie Tamiko Manning, Mike Payette, Jamie Robinson and Warona Setshwaelo.

Watch the video!

Metachroma Theatre addresses the under-representation of visible minority actors in Canadian Theatre, challenging current perceptions by telling stories with a diverse cast in order to normalize the presence of these artists on stage.

Photo 1: Andrea Hausman - Photos 2 and 3: Jaclyn Turner

  Follow Metachroma Theatre on Facebook and Twitter!

Support for the 2012-2013 Studio season is provided by


Register now for the Segal Centre Academy's 2012-2013 season – limited number of spots available!

One-of-a-kind afterschool programming for aspiring performers between 4 and 17 years old.

Starting this fall, the award-winning YAYA program (Young Artists for Young Audiences) will offer new performing arts courses, giving aspiring artists the opportunity to discover musical theatre, while exploring themes related to identity, diversity and legacy.

Courses are taught by an exceptional group of professionals hand-picked amongst the best of artist educators.

Watch one of the Academy's most famous alums Jamie Mayers talk about how the Segal Centre helped him channel his potential.

Courses beginning in Fall 2012

YAYA KIDS (8-12 years old)
Starting Monday, October 15th, 2012 - from 5pm to 7pm

YAYA TEENS (13-17 years old)
Starting Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 - from 5pm to 7pm

BROADWAY STAR (8 – 12 years old): FULL!
Starting Thursday, October 18th, 2012 - from 5pm to 7pm

For more information on each course and to register:

YAYA is presented by


The Segal's music season is now bigger and better than ever with 5 series presenting the best in jazz, classical and popular music.

Power Jazz Series

The wonderful Ranee Lee will open this year's Power Jazz Series on October 14th at 8pm. Miss Lee will also be starring in The Mahalia Jackson Musical in March 2013. Buy your tickets today!

The Power Jazz Series is sponsored by:

Introducing the all-new Indie Series!

Featuring Canadian emerging artists who renew and redefine musical genres by blending Celtic, jazz, Indian, African, bluegrass and klezmer traditions with their own personal styles.

Zoë and the Lost Boys – October 3rd at 8pm.

Support for the 2012-2013 Studio season is provided by





Le Cercle presents a Benefit Gala with Sugar Sammy

Performing his hit show "You're Gonna Rire" (Show Franglais)

In partnership with the CSUQ.

September 11th at 8:00pm

For more information visit:



Coup de Coeur

This week's Coup de Coeur is brought to you by Associate Producer, Presentation, Kasia Leskiewicz

"Great theatre is sometimes wordless. Presented by the Compagnie du Hanneton, RAOUL is a poetic yet almost silent story of a fallen Prince and his surreal world.  Interpreted by movement master and grandson of Charlie Chaplin and Eugene O'Neill, James Thierrée, RAOUL is absolutely captivating."

"Thierrée is a masterful clown, a masterful mime and a masterful presence (...)" – The Gazette.

RAOUL is presented at the TOHU from September 4th to 13th. For more information, visit


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