TORONTO OPERETTA THEATRE'S
'On Top of the World' Season
THE PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION
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