Toronto Theatre – What’s On

L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres performs Tom Waits – March 2 to 5th, 2011, Toronto

Now that we have our tickets to see L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres at The Theatre Centre in Toronto I can finally write and tell you all about it so you can get your tickets now. (Note to ed.: We do have our tickets, don’t we?) The full name of the show is L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres performs Tom Waits and it’s (they’re) playing on March 2nd through March 5, 2011.

They played in Toronto last year for two sold-out nights so book your tickets now. I suspect this show will sell-out fast. We loved them last year. Here are a couple of excerpts from the review:

  • “From the first bang of the suitcase to the last note of the encore L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres performing the Music of Tom Waits was fabulous.”
  • “It’s not easy to classify the evening. It’s not a concert, and it’s not a play; it’s a performance of music. As my play partner John said, “It’s Rube Goldberg music”. It’s music you have to watch because so much depends on the sight gags.”
  • “This isn’t your regular run-of-the-mill Tom Waits tribute; it’s a rollicking, sometimes raucous, ride with Tom Waits as the connection between the performers and audience.”

Here’s L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres’ Facebook page. I can’t wait to see them again. And I promise you’ll have a great evening. It’s not a big venue so book your tickets now.

Details:

L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres performs Tom Waits is playing at The Theatre Centre (1087 Queen Street West)
– The show runs from Wednesday March 2nd through Saturday March 5th, 2011, with performances at 7.30 pm (Performances run for about 2 hours)
– Tickets are $25.00 and are available by phone – 416-538-0988 – or online or in person at the box office one hour before the performance.

Assassins (Birdland Theatre and Talk is Free Theatre) back until February 13, 2011

By Sam Mooney

The cast of Assassins

Assassins is back until February 13th at The Theatre Centre on Queen West. If you haven’t seen this production from Birdland Theatre and Talk is Free Theatre there’s still time. It’s been playing to sold-out houses so don;t leave it until the last minute, get your tickets and enjoy a fabulous night of theatre.

I loved it. I went because the Megan’s review of Assassins was so terrific. And then I went again because I loved it so much the first time. And loved it just as much the second time. I’d go a third time but I don’t want to hog the tickets. Fabulous cast, fabulous production.

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Review: Boston Marriage (Le Salon Secret)

by Ryan Kerr

I hesistate to describe Le Salon Secret’s production of Boston Marriage as “delightful” for fear that the compliment is taken to mean anything less than “entertaining”, “marvelous”, and “divine.” Given that Boston Marriage was written by playwright David Mamet, it’s important I choose my words as carefully in my review, as he does in his script.

Described as “the secret lives of late 19th century lesbians,” Boston Marriage is a combination of deliciously verbose period prose and an outlandishly funny story of three characters whose shenanigans had both my guest and me in stitches.

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