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December 4, 2012

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

Warm wishes from the Segal Centre!
As the weather turns colder, we extend to you our warmest wishes for the upcoming holiday season and hope you will join us in January for more world-class theatre, inspiring music and dance performances, and a wide range of thought-provoking lectures, screenings and more!

For our complete programming we encourage you to check out our website at – we are always updating it with new content, videos, press clippings – just for you.

Give the gift of culture this Holiday season!

A Segal Theatre subscription makes a great gift. Apply your Guys and Dolls or RED tickets to a Segal season subscription and save. 4-Play, 5-Play or 6-Play packages are still available. Outstanding subscriber benefits include the best seats in the house, free indoor parking, and a host of amazing discounts at cultural institutions throughout the city.

Call the box-office at 514.739.7944 for more details or visit us online at


RED by John Logan – a once in a lifetime theatrical experience!

Do not miss the Montreal premiere of this six-time Tony Award winning play – only on until December 16th

"Must see Red" – Pat Donnelly, The Gazette
"Thumbs up" – Richard Burnett,
"Impeccable" – Jessica Wei, The Charlebois Post


Photos: Andrée Lanthier

Watch director Martha Henry, Red Stars Randy Hughson and Jesse Aaron Dwyre discuss RED in this behind-the-scenes video!
Get a taste for RED in this trailer

Production sponsor

RED on the Walls
An exhibition of abstraction today

November 22nd to December 21st, 2012 in the Segal ArtLounge - FREE ENTRANCE!

In conjunction with RED, Studio Beluga and the Segal Centre invite you to experience the legacy of les Automatistes and the Abstract Expressionists, interpreted by the artists of today. See how contemporary artists from diverse backgrounds respond to the question, what does abstraction mean to you?

Featuring works by : Linda Creasy Brown, Marie-Eve Beaulieu, Alice Teichert, Carole Dubois, Aidan Lawrence, Raymond Nylund, Eugenia Reznik, Louise Grenier, Françoise Ségard, Ilyse Krivel, Rebecca Reynolds, Pierrette Bouchard, Nicolas Rivard, Keivan Khademi Shamami, François Chalifour.


Credit: Magdalena Olszanowski, Standing with Art Giants 2009, digital print, 30"x22,5"


Denis Bluteau & Carolyn Christie

Acclaimed MSO flutists join forces for an afternoon of classical and jazz

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at 2:00pm in the Segal Studio

For the opening concert of this year's Bravo Music Series, the duo will perform music from Bach to Claude Bolling, accompanied by pianist Marianne Patenaude and Jazz musicians Jim Doxas (drums), Chad Linsley (piano) and Fraser Hollins (bass).

See what's to come the rest of the year in music in this new video!


Waterfield's Follies: A Vaudeville Review

The Segal goes Vaudeville with an all-new variety show

Thursday, December 6th beginning at 8:00pm in the Segal Studio, Cabaret style!

You won't want to miss the Segal's own Keith Waterfield who, with Alain Mercieca will introduce a dazzling display of heterogeneous splendor guaranteed to satisfy both young and old. Music, comedy, burlesque, circus acts, puppets and much more – this cavalcade of talent is sure to entertain, amaze, and uplift!

An amazing opening lineup that will feature:
The gypsy operatic sounds of local musical favourites Bad Uncle
The Blue Mushroom Sirkus Psyshow
The Clown Juggling Loucho Brothers
Miss Sugarpuss sings classic Vaudevillian tunes
Comic heroes Mike Paterson, Tim Rabnet and Ryan Wilner

And many more!



Chanukah Sing-Along

The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre's wildly successful I Love Yiddish Series continues with a musical event for the whole family!

Saturday, December 16th at 7:00pm in the Segal Studio

Featuring Ichka, Adam Stotland, and many more beloved Yiddish Theatre singers who will lead the public in song. Join in and sing along!

In collaboration with KlezKanada

Part of the I Love Yiddish Series

The DWYT's I ♥ Yiddish Series is made possible thanks to the outstanding generosity of the Alvin Segal Family Foundation and to the dedicated support of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts.



The Nutcracker Suite

Presented by Ballet Eddy Toussaint de Montréal
A contemporary take on a beloved classic comes to the Segal Theatre this December!

December 26th to 31st, 2012

In this contemporary Nutcracker, Clara is brought by the Prince, not to the kingdom of sweets but to another planet where people dance very differently from us...! Illuminated costumes, colours chosen specifically to dazzle the children in us all, and unique choreography set to the extraordinary music of Tchaikovsky.

To find out more about the ballet and renowned dancer, teacher, choreographer, and artistic director Eddy Toussaint, please click here.




The Israeli Cinematheque

The Segal Centre CinemaSpace will become a hub for cinephiles to enjoy a repertoire of the best of Israeli cinema, fan favourites and award-winning classics on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons this season.

Next up :
As Tears Go By (Zolgot Hadma'ot Me'atzman)
Directed by Eitan Green

December 15th at 8:30pm in the CinemaSpace

Yaakov Cherniak and his son Itzhak dream of expanding their small catering company into a big successful business. In order to do so, Itzhak has to pass the driving license's exam and drive the company van. But sadly, Itzhak cannot manage to pass the test.

Presented with English subtitles

Presented by The Consulate General of Israel in Montreal, in collaboration with Ha'bait Ha'Israeli and the Segal Centre



Chuckin' Guffs
By Kirsten Rasmussen

A Fundraiser for the Montreal Children's Hospital produced by Beyond the Mountain

December 13th, 2012 at 8:00pm

Chuckin' Guffs is a solo sketch show by Kirsten Rasmussen. A one woman hilarious sketch show featuring ridiculous characters, heartbreak, dance, moms and even a tiny dino. You will chuckle, you will guffaw, you will be Chuckin' Guffs.

Kirsten Rasmussen is a comedian, improviser and actor. She has two award winning solo shows Tough! and Blink Blink Blink that were both featured at the Montreal Fringe Festival, Blink went on to play at the Centaur's Wildside Festival. Kirsten was a co-founder and director of the Montreal Improv Theatre where she continues to produce shows, direct and teach improvisation. Kirsten was last seen as Kate in Repercussion Theatre's Taming of the Shrew this summer.

Tickets: $30
Students/Seniors: $20







Coup de Coeur

"Canada's National Arts Centre in Ottawa has just opened their co-production of Pride and Prejudice.  A masterful adaptation and beautiful period piece, the production is directed by Theatre Calgary's Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum.    Dennis has collected a strong ensemble of seventeen actors and features the effervescent Gemma James Smith, whose Segal Credits include Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Harvey and Blithe Spirit.  Combined with dinner at the excellent NAC Cafe, Pride and Prejudice makes for a great night in our nation's capital. 

Plays at the NAC Theatre in Ottawa until December 12th, 2012.
For more information:'' – Paul Flicker

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