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January 14, 2013

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

Happy New Year!
Our stellar 2012-2013 season returns in full force with even more exciting programming to keep you warm and entertained through the chilly Winter months. Why not join us for an intimate Jazz show in the Studio or any number of film screenings and lectures in the CinemaSpace?

We look forward to welcoming you back to what we know will be a stimulating New Year!

For our complete programming we encourage you to check out our website at – Our box office representatives are always available to fill you in on what's happening.
Call the Segal Centre Box Office at 514.739.7944.



Direct from South Africa!

After opening to critical and audience acclaim in South Africa this summer, Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee's provocative tale of political intrigue comes is brought to life by provocative director Alexandre Marine and features a stellar lineup of South Africa's top theatre talent.

From January 27th to February 17th

"A powerful piece," "A visual feast, "A phenomenal cast" –
The Sunday Independent, South Africa

An international co-production with Mopo Cultural Trust and Baxter Theatre Centre of Cape Town, South Africa.

From the book by J.M. Coetzee
Adapted and Directed by Alexandre Marine
Produced by Maurice Podbrey
Design by Craig Leo
Sound design and Composition by Dmitri Marine

Get to know: Maurice Podbrey, Producer
Veteran producer Maurice Podbrey makes a triumphant return to the Montreal theatre scene with Waiting for the Barbarians. Member of the Order of Canada, Mr. Podbrey is one of the pioneers of English theatre in Montreal, co-founding Centaur Theatre in 1969 where he remained as Artistic Director until 1997. He returned to his native South Africa 14 years ago to form Mopo Cultural Trust, a company dedicated to the development of new theatrical talent. Maurice divides his time happily between Cape Town and Montreal, which he continues to call home.

Did you know?
Maurice Podbrey's daughter, Alison Darcy, is one of Montreal's rising directors. She is the co-founder of Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre, the Segal Centre's 2012-13 Studio Resident Company. They return to the Studio this May with a new adaptation of FAUST

A brand new video promoting our upcoming main stage production. Guess if you can recognize the voice?

Photo: Baxter Theater Centre

Watch the trailer!

Maurice Podbrey
Presented by KPMG

With the support of the Cole Foundation


International music sensation launches the third edition of the Women of the World series!

The Segal's hit music series is back for another season of inspiring performances by some of Quebec's leading female artists.

Thursday, January 24th at 8:00 p.m in the Studio

With a musical career spanning over fifteen years and more than a hundred concerts that have taken her all over the world, the multi-talented singer-songwriter and cellist Jorane will take to the Segal Studio stage solo after the release of her newest album L'instant aimé. An unforgettable evening with an artist whose career continues to soar, this vibrant and intimate concert will also feature songs from her hit 2011 recording Une sorcière comme les autres.

Women of the World series presented by:



A double dose of Jazz!

Joe Sullivan Quintet featuring Lorne Lofsky

Monday, January 14th at 8:00 p.m.

Celebrated trumpet player teams up with guitarist to Oscar Peterson, Lorne Lofsky for one night only! Your chance to see two jazz legends square off in the intimacy of the Segal Studio.

Doxas Brothers featuring Steve Amirault and Jean-Nicolas Trottier

Sunday, January 20th at 8:00 p.m.

Experience an evening of timeless jazz standards and original compositions with the award-winning Doxas Brothers. Praised for their improvising and virtuosic playing, they are sure to captivate audiences with their open and exploratory approach to jazz. With Chet Doxas on the saxophone and Jim Doxas on drums, accompanied by pianist Steve Amirault and Montreal's premiere jazz trombonist Jean-Nicolas Trottier.

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

Power Jazz Series presented by:



Musica Camerata Montreal presents
European Influence

Sunday, January 20th at 2:00 p.m.

Join one of Montreal's premiere chamber music ensembles as they pay tribute to European composes Eugène Ysaÿe, Rebecca Clarke and Christian Sinding.

Co-sponsored by Spinelli




An Evening with Maurice Podbrey… in Yiddish!

Tuesday, January 22 at 8:00 p.m. in the Studio

Before you attend Waiting for the Barbarians, come take part in an intimate evening with this Montreal theatre legend in the Studio. The veteran actor will read the Yiddish classic Bontshe Shvayg (Bontshe the Silent) by Yiddish poet I.L. Peretz, also leading a post-reading discussion.

Many may be surprised to learn that Mr. Podbrey speaks and reads Yiddish. Bontshe Shvayg is one of his favourite stories.

The evening will begin with a lecture on Peretz with Anna Fishman Gonshor of McGill University's Jewish Studies Department.

Part of the I Love Yiddish Series

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




The Laugh Pack Late Show:
For People Who Dig Comedy

Co-hosted by the Segal's own Keith Waterfield and special guest: Holly Gauthier-Frankel a.k.a. Miss Sugarpuss.

Thursday, January 17th at 9:30pm
In the ArtLounge

Opener: Paul Ash
Middler: Dan Derkson
Headliner: Darren Henwood

Only 5$ !


The Israeli Cinematheque

Award-winning Israeli classics and cult favourites for all ages are showcased in the Nostalgic Sunday Series. Families have the chance to enjoy a double-bill with snacks and refreshments served in between both screenings.

Sunday, January 20th

Alex is Lovesick (Alex Chole Ahava) (1986)
Directed by Boaz Davidson
Presented at 10:30 a.m.

A romantic comedy set in 1950s Israel following a 13 year old boy about the celebrate his Bar Mitzvah.

Shablul (1971)
Directed by Boaz Davidson
Presented at 1:00 p.m.

A musical-documentary that examines the making of "Shablul," a rock album by Arik Einstein and Shalom Hanoch.

Day pass: Senior/Student $12| Regular $18
Individual Tickets: Senior/Student $9 | Regular $12 | With a day pass $6-$9
Presented with English subtitles

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




The Ancestry Project

Thursday, February 21st at 8:00 p.m. in the Studio

Bassist Zack Lober pays tribute to his grandfather, Montreal musician Hyman Herman with The Ancestry Project, a musical and visual performance looking back at his grandfather's musical career. This project explores his family's musical and personal history and incorporate it into a complete creative work, The Ancestry Project.

Visit Zack's kickstarter page to purchase tickets and find out how you can help make his dream a reality. Hurry, the campaign ends January 26th!








Coup de Coeur

"Compagnia Finzi Pasca's new creation La Verità premieres this month at la Place des Arts before touring the world.  Daniele Finzi Pasca, author, director, lighting designer and choreographer, is renowned for stunning productions.  The work, a combination of theatre, circus, music and dance, will feature a scrim painted by Salvador Dali.  Plays at la Place des Arts' Théâtre Maisonneuve from January 17 to February 7. If you love the performing arts, you will not want to miss this show.'' – Paul Flicker

More information, visit La Verità

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