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March 20, 2012

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

2012-2013 Season Launch – You're invited!
Discover all the surprises we have in store for you next season and join us for our 2012-2013 season launch on March 29th at 10:00am! Join us for what promises to be one of the most exciting events on the arts calendar. With special guests, speakers, artists, and more!

VIGIL a co-production with Théâtre du Rideau Vert
By Morris Panych
Directed by Martin Faucher

Must close on April 1st!

After a successful run at Théâtre du Rideau Vert, Morris Panych's Vigil opened on the Segal Mainstage on March 15th. Starring Kim Yaroshevskaya and Marcel Jeannin, do not miss this delightful black comedy by one of Canada's most prolific playwrights.

Vigil tells the story of Kemp, a self-centered bank clerk, who receives a letter from his Aunt Grace whom he has not seen for thirty years. Sick and alone, Grace reaches out to her only living relative implying that the end may be near. Without hesitation, Kemp rushes across the country to be at her side. To his surprise and dismay, the old lady does not seem as ill as she may have let on. Vigil examines questions of family, identity and human isolation through humour and tenderness, with a twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Check out this behind-the-scenes video! Includes interviews with the cast and acclaimed Quebec director, Martin Faucher.

In collaboration with

Montréal en Lumière


In the Segal Studio: Traffik Femme

Written by Emma Haché
Directed by Lynne Cooper
Starring Nico Lagarde
A production of Le Trunk Collectif

"Lagarde gives a searing, tour-de-force performance" – Pat Donnelly, The Gazette

Now in its original French language, critically-acclaimed play Traffik Femme runs in the Segal Studio until March 24th.
Nominated for a Governor General's literary award, Traffik Femme tells the impossible story of a woman caught in the hell of human trafficking. A unique blend of physical, musical, dance, comical and shadow theatre, this subversive yet humour-filled story offers insight on the issue of violence against women, while helping us denounce the unbearable.


The Art of Cultural Diversity
In partnership with McGill University, the Walrus Foundation and the Insitute for Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI)
April 3rd at 6pm in the Segal Theatre.

After last year's sold out Walrus McGill debates at the Segal, we welcome back a group of well-known thinkers to speak on various aspects of cultural diversity in Montreal—and in Quebec as a whole.

Speakers include: Jenny Burman (Art History and Communication Studies, McGill), Cameron Charlebois (Canada Lands Company), Anne-Marie Jean (Culture Montréal), Anne Lagacé Dowson (broadcaster, and founder of the Tolerance Foundation), Maurice Forget (Fasken Martineau), Manon Gauthier (Segal Centre), Nantali Indongo (Nomadic Massive), Eric M'Boua (Diversité Artistique Montréal), Noah Richler (author and broadcaster), and Will Straw (McGill Institute of the Study of Canada).

Gary Schwartz: Lettingo
Part of The Power Jazz Series

Sunday, March 25th at 8:00pm

Montreal guitarist Gary Schwartz and his 10-piece band celebrate jazz master Ornette Coleman with Lettingo, winner of the 2011 Opus Concert of the Year in the Jazz and World Music Category.

Preview video:

Presented by:

Power Corporation of Canada

Natalie Choquette
Part of the Women of the World Series

Thursday, March 29th at 7:30pm

An explosive performance by Natalie Choquette, one of the most entertaining opera singers of our times. Joined by jazz musician John Roney at the piano, her unique blend of opera, comedy and jazz is sure to shake up the Segal Studio.

Meet Natalie Choquette in this behind-the-scenes video!

Musica Camerata Montreal presents: Viennoiseries

Sunday, April 1st at 2:30pm

Join us for a musical afternoon at the Segal and enjoy works by Johann Strauss, Joseph Lanner, Johann Schrammel and Emmerich Kalman, presented by Montreal's premier chamber music ensemble.

Performed by Berta Rosenohl, piano; Luis Grinhauz and Van Armenian, violins; Lambert Chen, viola; Mariève Bock, cello.

Angela Galuppo and the St. Ange Jazz Ensemble
Part of the Power Jazz Series

Dimanche 1er avril à 20 h

Drawing inspiration from new jazz, Motown, singer/songwriters, epic 70's power ballads and the Montreal sound, vocal sensation Angela Galuppo combines the sensibilities of jazz with pop and indie rock for what is sure to be a memorable musical evening.

Preview video

Power Corporation of Canada

CinemaSpace presents:
DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN: The Films of Phil Solomon

March 28th at 7:30pm (Part 1), March 29th at 7:30pm (Part 2)
Artist in attendance!
Part of the Lightstruck Series

Phil Solomon's long and prolific career as a filmmaker continues to establish him as one of the most important voices active in American experimental cinema today. Solomon makes his much-awaited first appearance in Montreal, presenting 10 of his evocative films and videos in two separate programs.

Following the screenings, the director will be available for a Q&A session.

I Love Yiddish Series Weekend
Presented by the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre

Join us for a weekend of exciting new Yiddish programs on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1st!

Yiddish Sing-a-Long
Who doesn't love a little karaoke? Sing your heart out with our Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre singers and a live band led by Yoni Kaston.

March 31st – 9:00pm in the Segal Studio.

Play Reading: Hard to be a Jew
LA Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre reading of one of Sholem Aleichem's best known comedies. Laugh out loud at this story of a Russian student who switches identity with a Jewish friend and learns about love and hardships of being a jew.

April 1st – 2:00pm in the CinemaSpace

Film Screening: His Wife's Lover directed by Sidney M. Goldin
Finish the weekend off with a screening of the first Yiddish musical comedy ever made! Starring popular comedian Ludwig Satz, this 1931 film deals with gender issues through hilarious role reversals and love triangles. Presented in Yiddish with all new English subtitles by the National Center for Jewish Film.

April 1st – 7:00pm in the CinemaSpace

The Laugh Pack Late Show: For People Who Dig Comedy

Thursday, March 29th, at 10pm (doors open at 9pm)

Join us for our late-night stand-up comedy event 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.

Introducing – Charles Ives
Opener – Stephen Spinola
Middler – Leighland Beckman
Headliner – Faisal Butt

Theatre and Danger Lecture series continues with Verdi's Dangerous Voices

March 22nd at 7:30pm
In the CinemaSpace
Prof. Steven Huebner (Schulich School of Music, McGill University) will lead the next installment of our riveting lecture series, in partnership with IPLAI (The Institute for Public Life of Arts and Ideas).
This talk will examine Verdi's Macbeth and invite reflections on various ways opera can communicate a sense of danger.

Les coups de cœur

This week: Friend and Segal Centre Head of Casting Rachelle Glait stars in State of Denial, a play by Rahul Varma that will be running at the McCord Museum until April 1st.

Directed by Deborah Forde, State of Denial is about hidden identities, inspired by interviews acquired through the life stories of Montrealers displaced by war, genocide and other human rights violations. This insightful new play is produced by Montreal's Teesri Duniya Theatre, whose socially and politically relevant work strives to support a multicultural vision of society.

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