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October 2007 - Nr. 10


The Editor
Freiheit zur Einheit
Freedom to Unity
Raising of the German Flag
Paul Bernhard Berghorn
Dan's Satire
Frankfurt Celebrates Toronto
Down On The Town
KW & Beyond
German-Canadian Citizenship Law
The Sale of Depression
New Kasseler Store
Dick reports...
Sybille reports
Ham Se det jehört?
Dance Classes for Children
A Spanish Fantasia
Newfoundland's Duo Concertante
November Listings
The Whirling Dervishes
Renewable is Doable


'On Top of the World' Season
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Toronto...Toronto Operetta Theatre's 2007-2008 season opens at the newly renovated Jane Mallett Theatre with two performances (Saturday, October 20 - 8pm and Sunday October 21- 2 pm 2007) of SPANISH FANTASIA, a Gala Concert featuring the music of Zarzuela and Latin America.  Starring in these performances are TOT's General Director Guillermo Silva-Marin, Jose Hernandez and Special Guest Elena LaComadre and Arte Flamenco! Spanish Dance Company. Also featured will be Deanna Hendriks and Lauren Segal. Championed by Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, the fiery and passionate music of Spain and the Latin world will set hearts racing. "Toronto Operetta Theatre is Canada's premiere operetta company," said TOT's General Director Guillermo Silva-Marin, "and this gala concert will be the perfect way to begin our 'On top of the World' season'". Single tickets are $35.

Following the performance on Sunday, October 21, the company holds the President's Reception in the lobby of the Bluma Appel Theatre.  This reception is hosted by TOT President Zofia Hall and she will introduce our TOT sponsors and special patron the Consul General of Mexico. The event is catered by TOT partners The HotHouse Café and Hernando's Hideaway. Tickets are $30 and are sold separately. 

The season continues with Franz Lehar's gloriously romantic COUNT OF LUXEMBOURG.  Celebrated as the Artistic Director of the Charlottetown Festival, Anne Allan returns as stage director for TOT's Annual Holiday production and Kevin Mallon will also return to lead the orchestra, cast and chorus.  Lehar's great melodies will be sung by soprano Elizabeth Beeler as Angele Didier and tenor Keith Klassen as Count René. Their costars include debuting Michel Corbeil and Rory McGlynn. 'Operetta at the Jane' over New Year's has become a tradition for lovers of music theatre and this season's show runs from December 28, 2007 to January 6, 2008 with the special New Year's Eve Gala Dinner, Show and Dance. 

A stellar cast and production team has been assembled for the World Premiere of Davies and Benson's EARNEST, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING on February 22, 23 and 24, 2008.  Stratford star Laird McIntosh and TOT favourite Robert Longo will be conducted by Jeffrey Huard; stage direction by TOT's own Guillermo Silva-Marin. The season closes with THE MIKADO, from April 20 to 27, 2008. The cast is headlined by newcomers Gerald Isaac as Ko-Ko, and Michele Bogdanowicz as Yum-Yum, with Peter McCutcheon as Nanki-Poo, and Sean Watson in the title role.

Toronto Operetta Theatre is generously supported by Scotiabank, the KPMG Foundation, the RBC Foundation, the Jackman Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and supporters who wish to remain anonymous. Media sponsorship is by Deutsche Presse. All performances are at the St. Lawrence Centre's splendidly refurbished Jane Mallett Theatre, which is wheelchair accessible and close to public parking and transit.  For discount subscription packages and information call the Box Office at 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754 or online at   Group rates are available for 20 or more.

Toronto Operetta Theatre
947 Queen Street East, Second Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M4M 1J9

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