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April 3, 2012

Welcome to another edition of Flick's Picks. Take a peek below to learn more about our upcoming events. Our 2012-2013 has launched! See 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!

Step in to a day in the life at the Segal Centre in this all-new video!

Smart and touching comedy Same Time, Next Year opens on April 29!
Starring RH Thomson and Michelle Giroux

From April 29 until May 20

Two people (married — but not to each other) meet for one weekend year after year in a nice little country inn. Only one weekend — after that they go back to their lives, their kids and their spouses. Over the course of 24 years, they develop an emotional intimacy deeper than what one would expect. The play conveys a rainbow of emotions over a quarter-century, as life gives and takes away, and the world continues to change.

Production sponsor:

Delmar Cargo

Don't miss your last chance to see Miss Sugarpuss Must Die!
By Holly Gauthier Frankel and Paul Van Dyck

Directed by Paul Van Dyck

Saturday, April 21 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.

At 10pm, stop by the ArtLounge after the show to be seduced by the singing styles of Miss Sugarpuss herself with the Holly Gauthier Jazz Quintet!

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

April 19 at 7:30pm

Quebec singer-songwriter Térez Montcalm performs songs from her latest album Here's to You: Songs For Shirley Horn, a tribute to one of the great jazz songstress of the 20th century.

Critically-acclaimed New Orford String Quartet in the Segal Studio!

April 22 at 2:30pm

Inspired by its renowned predecessor the Orford String Quartet, the New Orford String Quartet has received unanimous critical acclaim, including two Opus Awards for Concert of the Year in the classical music category. Hailed for their "ravishingly beautiful tone" the members of the New Orford String Quartet are all principal players in the Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras. Dedicated to promoting Canadian works, they provide a fresh perspective on interpretations of classic string quartet repertoire.

Production sponsor: DAVID SELA


Finish the music season off with The Chateauguay Tenors!
Part of the Power Jazz Series

Sunday, April 22nd at 8pm

The quiet Montreal suburb of Chateauguay happens to be home to a pair of Canada's most exciting and talented young saxophonists, Al McLean and Cameron Wallis. For over a decade these two young men have been a prominent force on the local and international jazz scenes, earning a reputation for continually raising the bar for all of the city's jazz musicians. In this closing concert of the Power Jazz Series the duo performs the kind of music that excites and appeals to jazz aficionados and casual listeners alike.

With the support of:


  Danse Danse is back in residency for one night only!
La Otra Orilla presents a work-in-progress production of a new piece!

Free show April 18 at 8pm in the Segal Studio

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.



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

CinemaSpace continues its Winter/Spring season with a retrospective of renowned late filmmaker Stan Brakhage!

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

This event represents the first major solo presentation of Brakhage's work in Montreal since his last visit in 2001 (invited by Hors Champ), two years before his death, and includes many films to be screened for the first time in Montreal.
Curated by wife Marilyn Brakhage, who will be in attendance for parts 3 and 4.


Theatre and Danger Lecture series concludes with Verdi's Dangerous Voices: Sophocles' Philoctetes and the Post-9/11 Environment

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).

This talk will discuss Sophocles' Philoctetes and its treatment of the relationship between democracies and danger. The lecture will consider the relationship between openness, transparency, and free speech and its possible deleterious effects in times of great danger, such as post 9-11 United States.


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

April 23 and 25 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. Complete with a four piece band, four professional back-up singers, and an eye-catching set, 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.

To support our participants and for more information please visit


Montréal Artist Nicholas Voeikoff-Erens presents his most recent work in the ArtLounge!

Vernissage on April 17 at 6pm at the Segal Centre
Exhibit runs as of April 1 to May 24, 2012

In the early 1970's, Nicholas Voeikoff-Erens chose to travel back to where modern painting had started, Europe. Post – 68' European art schools were undergoing radical changes and so too was art. Voeikoff-Erens uses urban weekly free newspapers as his medium. Going beyond the frame of the traditional canvas, he uses these magazines to create the structure of his paintings. A painting that is not a newspaper but embodies it within. Voeikoff-Erens' paintings are sculptural, reversible and malleable.
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Coup de Coeur

"After seeing the Anglos do Marivaux and Archambault, I encourage you to see Denis Marleau's production of L'Histoire du roi Lear at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde. It is Shakespeare's King Lear adapted, translated and truncated to a two-hour show. It features stand out performances from Paul Savoie as Gloucester and Jean-François Casabonne, who is quickly becoming one of my favourite actors in the francophone milieu. The staging of the final scene is remarkable. Each night of the run, a senior actor makes a guest appearance; on April 5th it will be the great Kim Yaroshevskaya from our co-production of Vigil." – Paul Flicker

L'Histoire du Roi Lear (King Lear in English) plays at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde until April 5th. For more information or tickets visit:


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