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February 26, 2013

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

Dinner & Theatre
Before your show, enjoy a meal at Café Dizengoff next door at the YM-YWHA. Set theatre menus vary between $12.95 and $14.95 all included* (and for Segal Subscribers who park in the Y, you don't even need to go outside!)

Help us make the arts accessible to all: consider supporting our fundraising campaign in honour of Jonathan Wener, President & CEO of Canderel.

*Segal Subscribers receive a 15% discount.



A foot-stomping, roof-raising gospel celebration starring the legendary Ranee Lee, accompanied by members of IGS Gospel Choir!

March 3rd to 23rd, 2013

Presented by the Segal Centre and Copa de Oro Productions

Get to know: Ranee Lee

A multi-talented singer, actress and writer, Ranee Lee, CM, is now celebrating over 40 years as one of Montreal's most popular jazz vocalists, performers, songwriters and proud author of children's books. Renowned for her ability to channel the grand dames of jazz, she gave an award-winning performance on stage and screen as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (also directed by Roger Peace), and paid homage to Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald in the musical and double album Dark Divas. Her unparalleled musical career includes seven Juno nominations of twelve critically acclaimed recordings, in collaboration with such notables as Oliver Jones and John Clayton. Her 2010 album Ranee Lives Upstairs was awarded the coveted Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the year.

The Mahalia Jackson Musical
Written and directed by Roger Peace
Featuring Adrienne Mei Irving and Tristan D. Lalla
With Taurey Butler on Piano
Accompanied by members of the IGS choir, under the direction of Marcia Bailey

Get your first glimpse of Ranee Lee
as Mahalia Jackson in this trailer !

Ranee Lee

Sunday-@-The Segal, Monday-@-McGill

With special guest Tyrone Benskin

Sunday, March 3rd at 11:00 a.m.

For the next edition of our popular public program, we are proud to welcome Tyrone Benskin, MP for Jeanne-Le Ber and former Artistic Director of Black Theatre Workshop. As we observe Black History Month, Mr. Benskin will discuss the contribution of the arts to the struggle for equality.

Admission is free!

Want to discuss the play even further?

Join us the following week at McGill University, for a more in-depth discussion on subjects and themes brought up at the Sunday lecture.
Monday, March 11th at 7:00 p.m. at McGill University's Arts Building (853 Sherbrooke Street West room 160).

More information on Monday-@-McGill

The Segal Centre's public programs are generously supported by Richter.

Tyrone Benskin

Sunday-@-The Segal, Monday-@-McGill
Proudly presented by CJAD 800AM




By Georges Perec
Directed by Ariel Ifergan

A Productions Pas de Panique production

March 7th to 23rd, 2013 in the Studio
Presented in French

How would you approach your boss for a raise? French experimental master Georges Perec plunges us into the maze of the mind in this funny and playful examination of our constant struggle to add meaning to the bureaucracy of life.

A surreal comedy featuring a dynamic cast of Quebec's best stage and screen talent: Vicky Bertrand, Stéphanie Crête-Blais, Frédéric Desager, Chantal Dumoulin, Christophe Rapin, Christian E. Roy.

Watch the trailer!


& The Celtic Windwarp

Montreal's favourite celtic flutist wraps up our 12-13 Indie Series.
Wednesday, February 27th at 8:00 p.m.

A traditional melodic folk song moves seamlessly into a rowdy, pub-style tune as Dave Gossage and the Celtic Mindwarp lead the audience on a rip-roaring adventure of spirited sound. Upbeat and energetic, this is a toe-tapping, hand-clapping show that is sure to please. Influenced by music styles from across the globe, from jazz to celtic, the band was awarded an Opus prize for best live jazz/world concert of 2009 and their CD was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award the same year.


Thursday, February 28th at 8:00 p.m.
Part of the Women of the World Series

After paying tribute to Gaston Miron and the great poets of the French language, Chloé Sainte-Marie lends her voice to the songs of Philippe McKenzie, founder of the contemporary Folk-Innu movement of the 1970s. With her show Nitshisseniten E tshissenitamin « Je sais que tu sais », from her album of the same name, she offers a touching performance where the music embodies the beauty and loss of Aboriginal people, dispossessed of their own territory and culture.

Women of the World series presented by:


Eclecticism and Diversity
Sunday, March 3rd at 2:00 p.m. in the Studio

Join Montreal's premiere chamber music ensemble as they pay tribute to composers Luigi Boccherini, Rodolphe Mathieu, Franz Schubert and Joonas Kokkon

  Dave Gossage Chloé Sainte-Marie Musica Camerata

Complete your Segal experience with two great events – only 5$ each !

The Laugh Pack Late Show:
For People Who Dig Comedy

Co-hosted by the Segal's own Keith Waterfield and Lise Vigneault

Thursday February 28th at 10:00 p.m.
In the ArtLounge

Opener: Alain Mercieca
Middler: Lea Rondot
Headliner: Walter Lyng

  Walter Lyng

Place à l'Opéra : Dead Man Walking

Monday, March 4th in the CinemaSpace

Enjoy an enriching talk about the Opéra de Montréal's upcoming Quebec premiere of Dead Man Walking, the powerful true story of Sister Helen Prejean, which inspired the Oscar-winning film of the same name.

This presentation will be hosted by Richard Turp with special guest Chantal Lambert, Soprano & Director of L'atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal.

Sister Helen Prejean in Montreal

Sister Helen will be at Place des Arts for a special talk on Wednesday, February 27 at 6 p.m. Free admission, reservation required – info here






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 March 3rd

Hasamba (1971)
Directed by Joel Silberg
Presented at 11:00 a.m.

A group of girls and boys set up a secret society called "Hasamba". They battle the country's enemies: infiltrators, spies, criminals and other offenders, from their secret cave in Tel Aviv. 

Halfon Hill (Giva'at Halfon Eina Ona) (1976)
Directed by Assi Dayan
Presented at 1:00 p.m.

Sergio Konstanza, a Swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky army reserve unit whose Sergeant is engaged to one of Mr. Hasson's Daughters.

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






An interactive cultural experience to remember!
March 13th to 14th, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate the upcoming Jewish holidays with members of the community and Montreal personalities as they conduct a 24-Hour Passover Seder at the Segal Centre, a unique envisioning of the annual Passover ritual feast. Among distinguished participants are Dr. Joe Schwarcz, and Rabbi Poupko, from the Beth Israel Beth Aaron Synagogue.

The event will be held in a performance art, living sculpture format, where spectators will be able to attend at any point during the performance and participate in an authentic Seder experience. Evening highlights include: the building of a papier-maché pyramid and a horseradish eating competition, and a flash mob to the Dayenu Passover Song.


In collaboration with Federation CJA, Gen J, and the Jewish Community Foundation, from an original idea by Alyssa Yufe.






Coup de Coeur

" I was fortunate last week to see our friends at Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto putting on one of my favourite plays, Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.  Joe Ziegler does a fine job leading the talented company.  Soulpepper's founding members, such as Nancy Palk, Ted Dykstra and Oliver Dennis are excellent – as always.  It is wonderful to see newcomers to the company like Gregory Prest and Leah Doz get featured roles playing Hamlet and Ophelia.  If you find yourself in Hogtown between now and March 6, I highly encourage you to head down to the Distillery District for a night of great theatre.  There is always something cool happening at the Young Centre." – Paul Flicker

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