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November 21, 2012

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

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Special Congratulations!

To Mr. Alvin Segal, OC, OQ, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Segal Centre for being named Philanthropist of the Year by the Quebec Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

We also wish to congratulate our partners at TELUS, named Outstanding Corporation in Philanthropy.

The AFP award recognizes an individual or organization who has demonstrated outstanding and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles.

Bravo from the Segal Centre staff and family!


RED by John Logan

Experience the world of Mark Rothko in the six-time Tony Award-winning drama

"Smart, exciting and scintillating" – The New Yorker
"A stunning new play" – The Chicago Tribune

Only from November 25th to December 16th, 2012

RED author John Logan is also an accomplished screenwriter?
He most recently co-wrote the script for the new James Bond mega-blockbuster Skyfall!

As a screenwriter, Logan had three movies released in 2011: Hugo, Coriolanus and Rango. Previous film work includes Sweeney Todd (Golden Globe award); The Aviator (Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and WGA nominations); Gladiator (Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and WGA nominations); The Last Samurai; Any Given Sunday, and RKO 281 (WGA award, Emmy nomination).
A powerful new voice on the theatre scene, Logan received the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle and Drama League awards for RED. The acclaimed play about Abstract-Expressionist painter Mark Rothko premiered at The Donmar Warehouse in London and at the Golden Theatre on Broadway. Logan is the author of more than a dozen other plays including Never the Sinner and Hauptmann. His adaptation of Ibsen's The Master Builder premiered on the West End in 2003.

Production sponsor:



Behind-the-scenes video

  John Logan

Watch director Martha Henry and Randy Hughson and Jesse Aaron Dwyre discuss RED in this brand-new behind-the-scenes video!

  Get a taste for RED in this trailer  

Sunday-@-The Segal, Monday-@-McGill
Seeing Red: Rothko and Theatricality
Guests: Anne Grace and Paul Yachnin

For the next edition of Sunday-@-The Segal, Monday-@-McGill, we are proud to welcome Curator of Modern Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Anne Grace and the director of IPLAI, Paul Yachnin, for a discussion on Mark Rothko and theatricality as seen in the critically-acclaimed play RED.

Join us the following week at McGill University where participants will have the chance to address a text, theme, or question from the Sunday session in greater depth. In this workshop, Anne Grace and Paul Yachnin will lead participants into a thought-provoking discussion about how artists and playwrights use colour to awake the senses, ignite complex feelings, and provoke critical thinking about art and the world.

Sunday, November 25th at 11:00 a.m. in the Segal Theatre (before the first preview of RED)
Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at McGill University's Arts Building (853 Sherbrooke Street West, room 160). Participants are asked to register in advance for reasons of space and planning.

For more information on the McGill discussion, please visit the website.

Entrance is free. Preceded by complimentary refreshments and snacks.

  The Segal Centre's public programs
are generously supported by:

RED on the Walls
An exhibition of abstraction today

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

Studio Beluga and the Segal Centre for performing Arts 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?

Vernissage Monday, 26 November 2012 5:30-7:30 PM.  Followed by a preview performance of RED by John Logan at 8 PM. Attend the reception and see RED for as low as $19!

RSVP to Lucie Lederhendler at 514-739-2301 #8360 or



Sinha Danse / Constantinople

A public presentation of a work-in-progress presented bythe Segal Centre for Performing Arts and Danse Danse

Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. in the Studio

Part of the 2012-2013 Choreographer-in-Residence program

Embarking on a journey to the core of the human heart in brilliant company, Roger Sinha (Sinha Danse) and Kiya Tabassian (Constantinople) combine their immense talents in Śūnya, a new work for 4 dancers and 3 musicians. A highly original encounter between contemporary dance and Persian-inspired music, Śūnya explores the theme of migratory movements and the mixing of cultures.

Renowned for hybrid dance where bharatanatyam, martial arts and contemporary dance fuse together in a narrative framework that also pays tribute to traditional Indian dance, Roger Sinha pursues his interest in the immigrant, "the other", the rootless. He joins forces with the ensemble Constantinople, specialists in dialogue between ancient musics of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, evoking the challenges of cultural encounters.


There will be a discussion with some of the artists following the presentation.

Watch a video of their work-in-progress here.

The Choreographer-in-Residence program is made possible with the generous support of RBC Royal Bank.




This December in the Studio: Musica Camerata, Power Jazz and the Indie Series

Musica Camerata Montreal
presents Jewish Composers
A salute to the Jewish music community

Sunday, December 2nd at 2pm

Featuring pieces by Julius Chajes, Richard Danielpour, Solomon Rosowsky and Steven Gellman.

The Segal Centre welcomes Musica Camerata Montréal as resident company for a third year. Led by Luis Grinhauz and Berta Rosenohl, Musica Camerata is recognized as one of Canada's most renowned chamber music ensembles dedicated to promoting the music of Canadian and international composers.


The Andre White Quartet

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at 8pm
Part of the Power Jazz Series

For one night only at the Segal Centre, award-winning pianist and drummer Andre White is accompanied by a Quartet of some of Montreal's finest jazz musicians to present a vibrant and eclectic array of Mr. White's most recent recordings.

Power-Jazz Series sponsored by:

Vivian Kaloxilos

Wednesday, December 5th at 8:00 p.m.
Part of the all-new Indie Series

Vivian Kaloxilos is a young Montreal singer-songwriter with a soulfully crafted, alternative-folk repertoire. Performing over the past two years with guitar in hand, she has captivated audiences with dynamic and enchanting songs that reflect a greater personal and social awareness. A strong passion for the environment and collective unity drives her songwriting, resulting in a musical repertoire that has a unique ability to transcend into our deepest emotions.

Mentored by the gracious soprano Kerry-Anne Kutz, her soulful, celtic-influenced voice will dazzle the Segal Centre audience for what is sure to be a mesmerizing Indie Series performance.

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



Di Shveigerins (Les Belles Sœurs)
by Michel Tremblay

A Staged Reading
Yiddish translation by Goldie Morgentaler and Pierre Anctil
Directed by Rachelle Glait

December 3rd and 4th at 8:00 p.m. in the Segal Studio

After a sold-out house for the opening show of its 2012-2013 season, the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre is proud to present a staged reading of Michel Tremblay's beloved play Les Belles Sœurs… in Yiddish! The Quebecois classic was first performed here in Yiddish 20 years ago, directed by the late Dora Wasserman CM, CQ. Tremblay considered it the best interpretation of the play in any foreign language. As part of the DWYT's I ♥ Yiddish Series, the critically acclaimed production is being remounted as a staged reading featuring many of the original cast, directed by Rachelle Glait.

A woman finds herself in the enviable position of winning a million Gold Star stamps (as they were called in Metro stores at the time, or Pinky Stamps at Steinberg's). The woman invites her "sisters" over for a stamp-sticking session, only to find that, over the course of the evening, the sisters have been slowly stealing stamps.

Presented in Yiddish with English supertitles.


Photo by Ron Diamonds


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 Israeli Cinematheque

An all-new Israeli film series launches at the Segal Centre CinemaSpace!
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 the season.

First on the program:
Turn Left at the End of the World (Sof Ha-Olam Smola)
Saturday November 24th at 8:30 p.m. in the CinemaSpace

As a family from India moves in to a desert neighborhood in Southern Israel in the 1960's, the family's eldest, beautiful daughter discovers friendship and romance with the lovely local French girl. The film also explores the hardships and surprises that come with the integration of multiple families from different ethnic backgrounds (from the diaspora) and their struggle with immigration and prejudice

Post-show discussion with Meir Amor, Sociology Professor at Concordia University

Presented with English subtitles

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



A Segal Centre Young Leaders Event: Intimate interview with… Andy Nulman! President Festivals and Television, Just For Laughs.

Thursday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m.

While young in spirit and snappy in dress, Andy Nulman has been creating and leading major media projects for over three decades. For one night only, he joins us for an intimate discussion on his combined success in business and the arts. He will be interviewed by Guys and Dolls star and Just for Laughs alumni, Mike Paterson!

If you are an aspiring young leader in your community, or you simply want to connect with key players in business, the arts, and philanthropy, consider joining the Segal Centre's Young Leaders – a group of young professionals aiming to connect and spread awareness among tomorrow's leaders with regards to the arts, as well as public and private organizations' social and philanthropic responsibility. For more information, click here.

Followed by the first installment of Waterfield's Follies: A Vaudeville Review at 8:00 p.m.

Networking cocktail: $30
Vaudeville entrance: $15 (special price)


Waterfield's Follies: A Vaudeville Review

The Segal goes Vaudeville with an all-new variety show in the Studio

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

You won't want to miss the Segal's own Keith Waterfield and Alain Mercieca 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!






Coup de Coeur

La Ligne Bleue
The Segal Centre is a proud partner of Montreal's newest arts network!
A non-profit, social economy organization dedicated to the promotion of culture, La Ligne Bleue's mission is to connect people with the arts at venues along the blue line of the Montreal metro. And guess who the first stop on the line is?
Get to know more about this exciting new initiative: click here

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