January 31, 2011
The Curtain Club is thrilled to present Canadian author Charles Foran on Sunday, February 27th. Charlie will be speaking and reading from his most recent book: "Mordecai: The Life and Times". This is a great opportunity for all you avid readers out there.
Doors open at 6:30 and the evening will start at 7pm. Cost is only $15 and includes coffee and dessert. To order tickets you must call the box office at 905-773-3434
Please feel free to forward to all your friends, book clubs etc.
On February 14 it was announced that Charles Foran has won the $25,000 Charles Taylor Prize for excellence in literary non-fiction by a Canadian author for "Mordecai: The Life and Times." The prize was established in 2000 by arts philanthropist Noreen Taylor to honour the memory of her late husband, Charles Taylor, the prominent Canadian journalist, author and horse-breeder.
January 25, 2011
L to R. Jim Canale (as Tito) and Dave Corbitt (as Max) in the The Curtain Club Production of Ken Ludwig's Comedy "Lend Me a Tenor." Photo by Davis Strong.
L to R, unless otherwise noted: Jim Canale (as Tito), lying down, Rob Goodale (as Saunders), and Dave Corbitt (as Max) in The Curtain Club Production of Ken Ludwig's Comedy "Lend Me a Tenor." Photo by Davis Strong.
January 5, 2011
The Curtain Club is pleased to announce the opening of Ken Ludwig’s Comedy "Lend Me a Tenor;" the third play of the 2010/2011 Season and the first play of the 2011 calendar year. On January 28th, 2011, after the opening night performance, patrons will be treated to a reception in the lobby of the theatre with an opportunity to meet the cast, design team and crew. Plenty of tickets for the run of Ken Ludwig’s Comedy "Lend Me a Tenor," at the incredible price of only $18.00 each, are available from The Curtain Club box office (905-773-3434).
Director Brian J. Moore describes the play as “an old-fashioned comedy, that’s not very old at all. It has all the elements of an entertaining night out: mistaken identity, amazing co-incidence, double entendres, requited love, and the list goes on! For a production like this to work, and ours does, not only does the chemistry of the ensemble cast play a key role, but also a well designed set that helps bring to life the chain-reaction of entrances and exits!”
The Cleveland Opera Company’s premiere producer is anxious as “Othello” is about to be performed at a gala fundraiser; but Tito Merelli (played by Jim Canale), who is scheduled to play the lead, has gone missing just three minutes before curtain!
Supporting Jim Canale in The Curtain Club production are Dave Corbitt (as Max), Samantha Lynch (as Maggie), Rob Goodale (as Saunders), Kate Amos (as Maria), Trevor Birrell (as Bellhop), Vanessa Siu (as Diana), and Liz Best (as Julia).
L to R, unless otherwise noted: Max (Dave Corbitt) and Tito (Jim Canale) practice their operatic singing with Dave Sansom (centre) in The Curtain Club Production of Ken Ludwig's Comedy "Lend Me a Tenor." Photo by Brian J. Moore.
In The Curtain Club production, the ensemble cast of eight (8) actors relish the chance to enact the high-drama of Ken Ludwig’s Comedy "Lend Me a Tenor." Set in 1930s Cleveland, Ken Ludwig’s Comedy "Lend Me a Tenor" is a hilarious rollercoaster of epic proportions.
Each season The Curtain Club gives back to the community through its Charity Night initiative. One performance of each play is given to local charities to use as a fundraiser or a volunteer thank you. The Curtain Club is pleased to welcome Richmond Hill United Church and Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society as recipients of the Charity Night for Ken Ludwig’s Comedy "Lend Me a Tenor."