SUNDAY @ THE SEGAL
SUNDAY, APRIL 23 - 11:00 A.M.
Explore the history, themes and ideas behind each Segal production with this enriching pre-show lecture series designed to enhance your theatre experience.
*This Sunday @ The Segal will not be live streamed.*
Our panel of experts will discuss this important moment in American music history, and explore the legends and popular culture of the 50's era, as well as the experience of playing iconic characters on stage.
Complimentary coffee and snacks will be served before Sunday @ The Segal.
A preview performance will follow the discussion at 1:30 P.M.
Freelance Music and Arts Critic
Erik Leijon is a freelance music and arts critic based in Montreal. After getting his start at the Montreal Mirror over a decade ago, Leijon has since written artist profiles and concert reviews for the Montreal Gazette, Cult MTL, Thump, Noisey, Huffington Post Canada, Red Bull Music Academy and more. He's a born-and-bred Montrealer, a Polaris Music Prize juror and occasional Juno Awards juror, a staunch defender of the local independent music scene and a familiar face at concerts big and small, legal or otherwise. In 2011, he made the pilgrimage to Sun Studio by car.
Long time guitar and mandolin player and guitar collector, Mark has proudly performed on stage for many years internationally with the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre, both with and without the guitar. Mark plays in several Montreal musical ensembles, including Good Buddies, THE BAND IS BACK at Sharre Zion Congregation, and occasionally lends instruments to visiting musicians looking for a certain "tone". He is very pleased to be able to share some of his instruments with Segal Centre at Sunday @ the Segal.
Ethnomusicologist, Author, Musician, Professor at Concordia University
Craig Morrison, Ph.D., is an ethnomusicologist who teaches courses on popular music and it roots at Concordia University. He is the author of Go Cat Go! Rockabilly Music and Its Makers (1996)—based in part on interviews done in Tennessee and Mississippi with veteran musicians, many of whom recorded at the Sun Studio in Memphis in the 1950s. His second book is American Popular Music: Rock and Roll (2005). As a bandleader, vocalist, guitarist, and pianist, Morrison has produced 11 CDs. His band Vintage Wine performs regularly, and his Annual Roots of Rock and Roll Concert at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, each year with a different theme and up to 16 musicians and singers on stage, has been presented 20 times to date.
Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet
Sky Seals is extremely happy to be making "ma premiere Canadienne"! He is coming fresh from performances of Million Dollar Quartet at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (dir. Hunter Foster), the Actor's Playhouse in Miami, and the Westchester Broadway Theatre. Previously seen as George Berger in the Chicago re-imagining of Hair (ATC, dir. PJ Papparelli and JR Sullivan), and as Dylan in the Off-Broadway musical Sessions (Algonquin Theatre). Sky played Sky Red Bow in the film version of his father, David Seals' novel, The Powwow Highway (1987, Handmade Films, exec. prod. George Harrison). Sky is the co-founder of Wide Eyed Productions, a NY-based non-profit theatre collective, where he has performed in Medea, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry IV part 3, and others. Other favorite musical roles include Pippin, Joseph, and Fagin. Sky is the composer of the youth musicals Jack and the Soy Beanstalk (Samuel French), and Goldilocks and the Three Polar Bears.
PARTNERSThe Segal Centre’s public programs are generously supported by Richter.