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November 6, 2012

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

2012-2013 subscriptions still available!

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RED by John Logan

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

A Montreal premiere! Only from November 25th to December 16th, 2012

Directed by Martha Henry
Starring Randy Hughson and Jesse Aaron Dwyer

RED draws the audience into the studio of Abstract-Expressionist painter Mark Rothko in 1958, when the celebrated American artist was at the peak of his fame. Rothko has been commissioned to create a series of large-scale murals for Manhattan's newly-conceived Seagram Building, one of the biggest commissions in the history of modern art. Challenged by his young assistant Ken, Rothko questions his importance as an artist and whether this project is an affront to his artistic integrity. Written by Academy-Award nominated screenwriter and playwright John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator), RED examines the nature of creation while painting an enthralling and vivid portrait of one of the great artists of the twentieth century.

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


Get a taste for RED in this brand-new trailer

  Martha Henry

Production sponsor:


Harlem Duet

Black Theatre Workshop's season hit only on until November 11th!
In the Segal Studio

By Djanet Sears
Directed by Mike Payette

"A dynamite show that should not be missed" – Pat Donnelly, The Gazette

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.

Starring: Lucinda Davis, Dave LaPommeray, Neema Bickersteth, Liana Montoro and Jeremiah Sparks

Segal Centre Subscribers benefit from exclusive discounts!

Click here for more details and tickets.


Photo Credit: Rodolfo Moraga and François Dupraz

Di Komedyantn (The Sunshine Boys)
by Neil Simon

Tuesday, November 13th at 8pm in the Segal Studio

A Staged Reading
Adapted into Yiddish by Miriam Hoffman
Directed by Bryna Wasserman

The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre opens its 2012-13 season with the Yiddish staged reading of Di Komedyantn, Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys, starring DWYT favourites Sam Stein and Aron Gonshor. A classic comedy about two estranged vaudevillians, Fayvish and Anshl - who reunite after not speaking for a decade. Sprinkled with such lush verbiage, that the audience will be in Yiddish heaven!

Presented in Yiddish with English supertitles.

Part of the I Love Yiddish Series

The DWYT season 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.


La danseuse malade

Produced by Jocelyne Montpetit Dance
Presented by Le Conseil des Arts de Montréal en Tournée, in Collaboration with the Segal Centre and the Maisons de la culture Côte-des-Neiges/Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Thursday, November 8th at 8pm in the Segal Theatre.


The art of Butoh and its founder Japanese choreographer Tatsumi Hijikata, is at the heart of dancer and choreographer Jocelyne Montpetit's masterful hybrid piece La danseuse malade. For over ten years, Montpetit has been pursuing her ideal of building upon Hijikata's 1983 study on memory and corporeal metamorphosis, The Ailing Dancer. In her personal quest to uncover this dancer, she gleans information from the greatest intellectuals and Hijikata dancers, asking the question, who was this "ailing dancer"? *Warning- onstage nudity.

Best Dance Performance of 2011 - La Presse

RSVP required. Tickets may be reserved at the Maison de la culture CDN/NDG at 514.872.6889 or at Segal Centre Box Office




This December, in the Studio, Musica Camerata is back, plus the second concerts of the Power Jazz and 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

The Andre White Trio, with Alec Walkington on bass, and David Laing on drums, has been playing together for over twenty-five years, and has served as rhythm section to many of Montreal's important bands, including quintets led by Kevin Dean and Reno De Stephano, and the big band of Joe Sullivan. 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

Montreal singer-songwriter performs second Indie Series show

Wednesday, December 5th at 8pm


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



Making Trouble

Presented by the Cummings Centre Talkumentaries film series:

Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00pm in the CinemaSpace

Have a seat at New York's Katz's Deli and join today's leading Jewish female comedians as they guide us through the chronicles of the history of funny Jewish women.

Presented by Montreal film director, producer and writer Irene Angelico.

Presented in English
Each film includes coffee and refreshments

For more information,visit



Broadway Café is back in the ArtLounge!

Al’s Broadway Café
For Musical Theatre Lovers

Sunday, November 11th at 8pm

If you loved Guys and Dolls, join other musical theatre lovers for an evening of song in a supportive and authentic environment! Like the world-famous Broadway cafés of New York City, Al’s Broadway Cafe at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts is a meeting place for the Montreal musical theatre community to come together to sing their favorite Broadway tunes.

Accompaniment provided.

Tickets: $5


The "Y" Shabbat at the Segal Centre
Come and bring your friends to a fun interactive Shabbat experience at the Segal Centre!

Friday, November 9th, 2012 starting at 7pm

The YM-YWHA and the Segal Centre are proud to partner to present The "Y" Shabbat at the Segal Centre, a series of welcoming and interactive Friday night Shabbat dinners for young Jewish adults at the Segal Centre and hosted by the YM-YWHA's programming staff and volunteers.

The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for young Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s to gather together for a Friday night Oneg Shabbat, including a welcome cocktail, an interactive prayer service, and traditional Shabbat dinner.
A minimum contribution of 10$ is suggested.

To reserve a spot, contact Elana at 514.737.6551 ext. 267 or e-mail

Presented by the YM-YWHA and the Segal Centre





Coup de Coeur

"One of our country's finest directors, Peter Hinton O.C. (for the Segal: A Night in November, A Doll House) makes his return to Canada's National Arts Centre's English Theatre to stage Thirsty by NAC Playwright in Residence, Dionne Brand, who adapted the work for the stage from her lyrical poem of the same name.  The play is drawn from an incident in 1978 where a Jamaican man was killed in his Toronto home by police.   The production features the NAC English Theatre company and a sound design by Segal favourite Troy Slocum.
Thirsty runs in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre Studio from November 5th to the 17th.  For more information:" – Paul Flicker


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