Flick's Picks january 2012
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Photo : Paul Ducharme January 23, 2012
FLICK'S PICKS Welcome to another edition of Flick's Picks. Take a peek below to learn more about our upcoming events. And don't forget, you can now purchase single tickets online at segalcentre.org.
Scientific Americans in association with SideMart Theatrical Grocery Presented as part of the Montreal Highlights Festival Directed by Andrew Shaver From February 5 to 26, 2012 Rehearsals are in full swing for our next production, Scientific Americans, by one of Canada's premier playwrights John Mighton. SideMart Theatrical Grocery takes their innovation and originality to the Segal Main Stage after four years as the Segal Centre's Resident Theatre Company in the Studio. Scientific Americans is the story of Jim, a brilliant scientist, and his fiancée Carol, a computer programmer working on artificial intelligence. When Jim gets a job with the U.S. Department of Defense, he learns his research could be used to develop a powerful new weapon. The pressure of a high-level position within the extremely secretive American Military Industrial Complex challenges Jim's moral integrity. In the meantime, his relationship with Carol deteriorates until she finally gives him an ultimatum – me or them. Seamlessly weaving the troubles of the heart with those of the conscience, Scientific Americans is a thought-provoking and socially relevant look at the consequences of one's actions. Featuring some of the most exciting acting talent in Canada, this production boasts a strikingly visual design that draws audiences into Reagan's Cold War America. And don't miss the CJAD Sunday@theSegal with playwright John Mighton on Sunday, February 5th at 11AM Admission is FREE. Watch the Behind-the-scenes with Director Andrew Shaver
Production sponsor: BMO Finacial Group Presented as part of: Montréal en Lumière
The Studio Theatre Season Kicks Off with Le chien, la nuit et le couteau By Marius von Mayenburg Translated by Hélène Mauler and René Zahnd Directed by Mireille Camier Presented by Les productions quitte ou double, the Segal Centre as part of the Montréal en lumière Festival From February 13 to 25, 2012 In this post-apocalyptic story, the famed German playwright Marius von Mayenburg plunges us into a world where reality has been turned upside down. With no clear reason why, night has become day and the city is covered with sand. The carefully constructed human order has turned to chaos. It is in this world that M finds himself, forced to channel his animal instincts in order to survive. Mayenburg warns against an individualist society that can transform us into beasts in this Kafka-esque journey. A chilling and engaging story not to be missed. As part of Montréal en Lumière
CinemaSpace presents NITRATE KISSES by Barbara Hammer February 4th at 7:30PM WINNER Polar Bear Award (Berlin International Film Festival) Best Documentary Award (Internacional de Cine Realizado por Mujeres, Madrid) NOMINATED Grand Jury Prize (Sundance Film Festival) Watch the Nitrate Kisses preview CinemaSpace is very excited to present Nitrate Kisses (1992), Barbara Hammer's groundbreaking documentary and undoubtedly one of the best films she has made. Weaving together fragmented images from past and present, and voices of gay women and men narrating their experiences, Nitrate Kisses is a film about what is left out of history – repressed and marginalized stories of lesbian and gay lives in Western society since World War I.
Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter Coral Egan launches the 2nd season of the Women of the World Music Series Thursday, January 26th at 7:30pm The Women of the World Music Series is back, featuring more outstanding female voices from Quebec and beyond, opening with Coral Egan on Thursday, January 26th at 7:30pm. Coral Egan's musical education began early as the daughter of singer Karen Young. Her first album, The Path of Least Resistance, was released in 2002 and launched her career across Canada and internationally and earned her a Juno nomination for Jazz Vocal Album of the Year. Her rich voice and reflective lyrics are experienced to full effect in the intimacy of the Segal Centre Studio Don't miss it! With opener: Yaël Bensoussan, a young singer/songwriter and winner of the Concours de musique francophone Do-Mi-Sol (2008), whose deeply personal songwriting and powerful voice are captivating and irresistible. Watch the Coral Egan video Coral Egan's concert is generously supported by: Stickeman Elliot
The Laugh Pack Late Show: For People Who Dig Comedy Thursday, January 26th at 9:30pm Join us for our third stand-up comedy event as part of all-new programming in our ArtLounge! Hosted by the Segal Centre's own Keith Waterfield, The Laugh Pack line-up features some of the best in emerging and professional talent. Opener: Darren Henwood Middler: Eman Headliner: George Hamilton Braithwaite and Introducing: Kirsten Rasmussen The Laugh Pack Late Show will directly follow the Women of the World concert with Coral Egan Tickets are only $5 Warning: Mature Content    
If you love Sunday @ the Segal, don't miss : What Consolation? Incendies on Stage and Screen Thursday, January 26th at 7:30pm Part of the all-new THEATRE & DANGER SERIES We are very pleased to announce a new partnership with McGill University. Together IPLAI and the Segal Centre will host a new public lecture series on Theatre and Danger, featuring lectures by McGill faculty members and some of Montreal's most prominent theatre artists, addressing the precarious positions in which art and its practitioners often find themselves. Tickets: $10 for Students, Segal Subscribers & Artists (members of Equity, Musicians Guild, APASQ, UdA); $18 General Audience (or $72 for the series of 5 lectures)
Broadway Café For Musical Theatre Lovers Sunday, January 29th at 8pm Like the world-famous Broadway cafés of New York City, 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 favourite Broadway tunes. Accompaniment provided. $5 at the door only
Miss Sugarpuss Must Die! By Holly Gauthier Frankel and Paul Van Dyck Saturday, February 4th at 8:30pm Winner of the 2010 Frankie Award for Best Fringe Festival Production, Miss Sugarpuss Must Die! follows the life of Miss Sugarpuss, from her seedy beginnings to her rise as a star on the burlesque stage... but at what cost? A clever take on the burlesque tradition. Stop by the ArtLounge after the show to be seduced by the singing styles of Miss Sugarpuss herself
Power Jazz series continues with The Trudel-Bourbonnais Duo Sunday, February 5th at 8pm The Power Jazz series continues with a unique performance from The Trudel-Bourbonnais Duo, made up of pianist Marianne Trudel and harmonica player Lévy Bourbonnais. The combination of piano and harmonica is a rare one in Canada and creates a rich, enchanting sound.  Marianne Trudel and Lévy Bourbonnais are master improvisers, lending originality to each performance and excitement to their touching music. Their charisma, ability to communicate with audiences and chemistry on stage lends their shows an air of freshness and spontaneity. Their repertoire is made up of original works: beautiful compositions drawing from jazz, world and classical music delivered with contagious enthusiasm. Don't miss this highly original and captivating concert! With the support of: Power Corporation of Canada
Love's Journey (2009) in the Segal Centre CinemaSpace Sunday, February 5th at 2pm Filmed in Montreal and the United States, the documentary film Love's Journey (57 min.) examines the nature of love and the inherent complications of human relationships. Topics like passion, marriage, sex, psychology and spirituality all play a role in helping the viewer understand the real value in relating to another person, and to ultimately recognizing that love is in the mind. Love's Journey includes interviews with a Montreal sexologist, a Roman Catholic priest and a clinical psychologist, Dr. Kenneth Wapnick, from the Institute for Teaching Inner Peace through a Course in Miracles.
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Les coups de cœur There's a great concert coming up at Théâtre Outremont on Thursday, February 9th at 8:30 with singer Yasmin Levy. It's presented by Traquen'Art Prouctions' Musiques et Traditions du Monde Series.

This young Israeli singer has been described as a rising star in the World Music scene by The Guardian. Weaving jazz and flamenco with the Ladino/Sephardic tradition, Yasmin's style is very unique. Tickets: $36/$29 children, students & seniors (+ taxes and service charges) Box Office: Théâtre Outremont at 514-495-9944 or at Admission 1-855-790-1245
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