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September 24, 2012

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



The Segal Centre and Danse Danse are partnering once again for a new season of groundbreaking dance presentations in the Studio. And did we mention they are all free?

First up :
Frédérick Gravel and GravelArtGroup present a work-in-progress production of their upcoming show Usually Beauty Fails

October 13th at 8pm

Followed by an audience talkback
For this new work, Frédérick Gravel will present an irreverent, crazy, musical and poetic piece that follows in the path of Gravel's Work and Tout se pète la gueule, chérie, which were met with acclaim both here and in Europe. A declaration of ambiguous love for popular culture and the high culture of dance, the piece is performed by 8 dancers / musicians who break loose to the music of Grouped'ArtGravelArtGroup and the trenchant words of Gravel.

As part of the Choreographer-in-Residence program



Guys and Dolls

THE musical theatre event of the season is almost here!

From September 30th to October 10th benefit from exclusive discounts during our extended preview period. You can save up to $10 on regular tickets (conditions apply)

September 30th to October 28th, 2012

Performances in English.
French supertitles on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Spotlight on actor Scott Wentworth
Playing the charismatic high-roller Sky Masterson, Scott Wentworth is one of Canada's leading stage actors. Over the course of seventeen seasons at the Stratford Festival, Mr. Wentworth has played such roles as Iago in Othello, the title roles in Macbeth and Henry IV and Sky Masterson in… Guys and Dolls! He has starred on Broadway in Lost In Yonkers, Anna Karenina, Getting Married, and Welcome To The Club, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. He has also written the book for two musicals: Gunmetal Blues and Enter The Guardsman at the Donmar Warehouse in London, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award.

Did you know? Among Mr. Wentworth's favourite roles is Mark Rothko in RED at the Houston Alley Theatre. The award-winning play about two years in the life of the Abstract-Expressionist painter follows Guys and Dolls in our 2012-2013 theatre season.

Based on a story & characters of Damon Runyon
Music & lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows
Directed by Diana Leblanc
Choreography by Jim White
Musical Direction by Nick Burgess
Set & Costume Design by Michael Eagan
Lighting Design by Luc Prairie


Scott Wentworth

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

The Segal Centre is proud to partner with the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University to introduce Sunday-@-The Segal, Monday-@-McGill. The partnership will expand the popular Sunday-@-The Segal lecture series to include subsequent Monday-@-McGill workshops that will give a smaller group of participants the chance to address a text, theme, or question from the Sunday session in greater depth.

To open the 2012-2013 series we are pleased to welcome stage director, conductor, and Director of Opera McGill, Patrick Hansen.

Patrick Hansen, director of opera studies at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, is a vocal coach, stage director, conductor, and acting teacher. Formerly the director of musical studies for the Young American Artist Program at Glimmerglass Opera, as well as the director of artistic administration for Florida Grand Opera, Mr. Hansen's former students and young artists can now be seen in all of the major operatic houses of the world, including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Canadian Opera Company, L'Opéra de Montreal, Covent Garden, and La Scala. Mr. Hansen has also been the music director for numerous musicals and has been on the music staffs of The Juilliard Opera Center, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Pittsburgh Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Tulsa Opera, Nashville Opera, and Opera Memphis.

Sunday, September 30th at 11am in the Segal Theatre.
Monday, October 15th at 5:30pm at McGill University (Participants are asked to register in advance for reasons of space and planning)

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

Entrance is free.


Un dimanche au Segal, Lundi à McGill
The Laugh Pack Late Show: For People Who Dig Comedy

Montreal's favourite late-night comedy night is back for a second season at the Segal Centre!
Thursday, September 27th – Doors open at 11pm (The extra, extra late show!), in the ArtLounge

"One of Montreal's hottest indie stand-up comedy nights" – The Gazette

Hosted by the Segal Centre's own Keith Waterfield, The Laugh Pack line-up features some of the best in emerging and professional talent.

Opener: Gerard Harris
Middler: Kris Dulgar
Headliner: Franck Chevrier

Tickets: 5$



Harlem Duet

Presented by Black Theatre Workshop

The critically-acclaimed play by Djanet Sears
Directed by Mike Payette

October 23rd to November 4th in the Studio

Set on the corner of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Boulevards, Harlem Duet is a prelude to Shakespeare's Othello through the eyes of Billie, Othello's first wife, who is left behind as Othello moves closer to a white identity. Winner of the Governor General's Award for Drama and the Chalmers Play Award, this powerful piece recounts the continuous struggle of the African American fight for equal justice in America.

Segal Centre Subscribers benefit from exclusive discounts!

Click here for more details and tickets.





By William Shakespeare
Directed by Joel Miller
A Metachroma Theatre production

Until September 30th in the Studio


Watch the video!



Zoë and the Lost Boys

October 3rd at 8pm - In the Studio
Part of the all-new Indie Series!



Ranee Lee

Opening concert for the 2012-2013 Power Jazz Series
October 14th at 8pm - In the Studio





The St. James Literary Society brings their renowned lecture series to the Segal Centre!

Playwright Dr. Keir Cutler on The Shakespeare Authorship Question: Why am I a "Crackpot"

Tuesday, October 16th at 7:30pm

The controversy surrounding the question as to who really wrote Shakespeare's works has been raging for more than 400 years. No one has ever succeeded in establishing the authenticity of William Shakespeare as the author; nor has it ever been proven that someone other than the bard was responsible.

Many names have been suggested as possibilities: Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, the 17th Earl of Oxford (Edward de Vere) and Amelia Bassano Lanier to name a few. Mr. Cutler will offer "proof" that it was almost impossible for the man from Stratford Upon-Avon to be the author.
One of the oldest learned societies in North America, the St. James sessions provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas... for the social and the cerebral.

For more information, visit our public programs section on the Segal website.




Coup de Coeur

This week: Les Journées de la Culture
Sukkot at the Segal
September 30th, from 10am to 2pm

In partnership with the Green Kippah Collective and the Segal Centre Green Committee, the Segal Academy will be presenting workshops for the whole family. Come join Academy teachers and students in an afternoon of fun-filled theatre activities that celebrate the holiday of Sukkot.

Where: in the Segal Centre Annex.
Admission is free

For more information, contact Director of Academy & Educational Outreach Lee Haberkorn at 514.739.2301 ext 8331 or at


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