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Soulpepper Cabaret Series
2014 Soulpepper Weekly Cabaret
Soulpepper Cabaret Series

Introducing the Soulpepper Cabaret Series, a weekly series of intimate cabarets!

These musical showcases will include established feature artists, fresh and exciting talent, as well as eclectic groupings of artists from Toronto's diverse musical community.

Tickets from $15 (prices include all fees and taxes)




A Brimful of Asha
2014 Soulpepper Presents
A Brimful of Asha

Why Not Theatre in association with Soulpepper

On Stage October 7

    "A Brimful of Asha proves to be a warm, fresh piece of theatre"THE GLOBE AND MAIL
“Pioneering in its intimacy and yet unapologetically heartwarming, Ravi Jain’s play is a beguiling blend of old and new styles, which fits the material beautifully.”THE NEW YORK TIMES
"This is theatre at its best - intimate, authentic, hilarious" - SPOTLIGHT TORONTO

Award-winning actor, director, and producer Ravi Jain shares the stage with his real-life mother in A Brimful of Asha - a story of family, arranged marriage, and the quest for the perfect bride. Just as Ravi's mother, Asha, feels time is running out for her son to find a suitable wife, Ravi feels he isn't ready for marriage. "You don’t get to choose any member of your family. Why do you need to choose your wife?" Asha asks.

Tickets: $55 - $25 (price includes all fees and taxes)

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Tartuffe
2014 Soulpepper
Tartuffe

Molière, translated by Richard Wilbur

On Stage now!

     "One of the funniest productions of a Molière play on an English-Canadian stage in a long while" - THE GLOBE AND MAIL
"Soulpepper brings Tartuffe to life with extreme hilarity and superb ensemble work. This is a great production. [A] huge achievement" - NATIONAL POST

In one of the greatest comedies ever written, the sanctimonious Tartuffe feigns virtue and piety, deceiving his host Orgon while attempting to seduce his wife and gain an inheritance. A deeply humourous tale of lust, religious hypocrisy and the triumph of good over evil.

Tickets: $89 - $29 (price includes all fees and taxes)

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A Tender Thing
2014 Soulpepper
A Tender Thing

Ben Power

On Stage Now!

     "Exquisite Soulpepper production... Palk and Ziegler shine with true ardour and awe." - THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Another Romeo and another Juliet in a strikingly different love story.

In this deeply moving re-working of Shakespeare's text, an elderly Romeo and Juliet reminisce on their lives together, reveling in the joys of love while charting a course through the inevitable passage of time, aging, and the final stages of life. "My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite."

Tickets: $74 - $29 (price includes all fees and taxes)

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Glenn
2014 Soulpepper
Glenn

David Young

On Stage Now!

     "Theatre doesn't get much better than this"
"Each of the four men on stage are perfect"
"You have to rejoice at a work of art so richly written, evocatively staged and dynamically acted"

- TORONTO STAR

Prodigy, Perfectionist, Performer and Puritan: The iconic Canadian artist Glenn Gould. Glenn is a fascinating and moving look at the music and mythology of an eternally captivating figure. Framed by Gould’s two definitive versions of Bach’s The Goldberg Variations, Young uses a theme-and-variation compositional structure to examine the arc of the Gould’s life and the breadth of his character.

Tickets: $89 - $29 (price includes all fees and taxes)

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The Crucible
2014 Soulpepper
The Crucible

Arthur Miller

On Stage Now!

     "Outstanding" - THE GLOBE AND MAIL
"Soulpepper at the top of its game" - TORONTO STAR

Salem, Mass., 1692: a small, devout town is thrown into chaos with accusations of witchcraft and spiritual possession. Miller’s explosive account of the famous Salem witch trials caused a sensation with its parallels to the Communist scares of the 50s, and remains one of his most enduring classics.

Tickets: $74 - $29 (price includes all fees and taxes)

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Hank Williams Songbook
2014 Cabaret Festival
Hank Williams Songbook

A multi-artist musical tribute to master singer-songwriter Hank Williams. Music direction by Soulpepper Resident Artist John Millard and featuring The Polka Dogs (Tom Walsh on trombone, Tiina Kiik on accordion, Colin Couch on tuba, John Millard on banjo and vocals, and Ambrose Pottie on drums).
Featuring: Colin Couch, Tina Kiik, John Millard, Ambrose Pottie, Tom Walsh




Denzal Sinclaire
2014 Cabaret Festival
Denzal Sinclaire

Award-winning jazz vocalist, Denzal Sinclaire returns with an exciting new band, new sounds, and a few other surprises.
Featuring: Denzal Sinclaire, Nick Tateishi, Devon Henderson, Davide DiRenzo




Sharron Matthews: Prince and Me
2014 Cabaret Festival
Sharron Matthews: Prince and Me

Sharron Matthews debuts her newest show, Prince and Me, weaving a tale of innocent love, naughtiness, loss, and excitement, using the songs of one of her biggest musical loves: Prince. Also featuring music by Joni Mitchell, Freda Payne, and Stephen Trask. Heels, hair and heartbreak with a killer rock and roll band. Yes baby, ALL Sharron Style.
Featuring: Sharron Matthews, Brendan Wall, Steve Thomas




American Pie Songbook
2014 Cabaret Festival
American Pie Songbook

From Buddy Holly to The Rolling Stones American Pie Songbook is a concert inspired by one of the greatest songs of our time. Through musical performances, storytelling, and visual media Soulpepper Resident Artist and Slaight Family Director of Music Mike Ross and a team of special guests attempts to unlock the cryptic references found in Don McLean’s masterpiece.
Featuring: Mike Ross




(re)Birth: E.E. Cummings in Song
2014 Cabaret Festival
(re)Birth: E.E. Cummings in Song

Soulpepper’s original, innovative and highly theatrical perspective on one of the pre-eminent voices of 20th-century poetry returns to the Young Centre. Conceived by Mike Ross for the Soulpepper Academy. Created and Developed by Ins Choi, Tatjana Cornij, Raquel Duffy, Matthew Kabwe, Ken MacKenzie, Gregory Prest, Karen Rae, Mike Ross, Jason Rothery and Brendan Wall. Originally produced by Soulpepper Theatre Company, Toronto, Canada.
"jubilant and joyous" - The Globe and Mail
"...a perfect, loving gift from actors to audience..." - National Post




Patricia O'Callaghan Sings Cohen
2014 Cabaret Festival
Patricia O'Callaghan Sings Cohen

Soulpepper Resident Artist Patricia O'Callaghan expores the poetic and sensuous music of Leonard Cohen.
Featuring: Patricia O'Callaghan




Dido and Aeneas - 21st Century Remix
2014 Cabaret Festival
Dido and Aeneas - 21st Century Remix

Purcell's operatic masterpiece is re-imagined through the lenses of bluegrass, Cape Breton fiddling, country, pop and South Indian classical music. With a band that swings from harpsichord & string quartet to banjo and electric guitar. You've never heard opera like this before. Music direction by Soulpepper Resident Artist Gregory Oh.
Featuring: Gregory Oh




Webster's Opera Corner
2014 Cabaret Festival
Webster's Opera Corner

Soulpepper Resident Artist Derek Boyes will unleash and explore fellow Resident Artist and Founding Members William Webster's encyclopedic knowledge and deep love of opera through a mix of storytelling, interview and live musical performances from a cast of gifted young opera singers. Music direction by Nicole Bellamy.
Featuring: Nicole Bellamy, Derek Boyes, William Webster




The Soldier's Tale
2014 Cabaret Festival
The Soldier's Tale

Toronto Masque Theatre's production of Igor Stravinsky's story of a soldier whose homecoming is thwarted by an encounter with the Devil. Based on a Russian folktale and created in the shadow of the First World War, The Soldier's Tale combines elements of music, dance and theatre to evoke the traveling fair shows of Stravinsky's childhood.
Featuring: Larry Beckwith, Derek Boyes, Stéphanie Brochard, Max Christie, Andrew Downing, Guy Few, Alastair Kay, Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, Hubert Lemire, Erika Raum, Christian Sharpe, Edward Reifel




F-Lying: A Fellini Cabaret
2014 Cabaret Festival
F-Lying: A Fellini Cabaret

Federico Fellini, one of the great filmmakers and visual artists of the 20th century was a master story teller, a great director, an irrepressible lover of women and an incorrigible liar. Sex. Circus. Cinema. Spaghetti. F-LYING explores the films, the passions, and the stories of Federico Fellini through his own words, multi-media, and dance. Created by Soulpepper Resident Artist Roberto Campanella.
Featuring: Roberto Campanella, Julia Cosentino, Robert Glumbek, Leslie Hope, Adam Paolozza, Anisa Tejpar




The Lost Songs of Toronto
2014 Cabaret Festival
The Lost Songs of Toronto

Soulpepper Resident Artist Dennis Lee presents a musical journey through a past that should have been. This Cabaret contains some of the traditional songs that have emerged during the city’s vibrant 200-year history - comparable to “The Bells of St. Clemens,” “Sur le pont d’Avignon,” or “As I Walked Out in the Streets of Laredo.” Lee has not been deterred by the fact that there are no such songs; he’s simply gone ahead and written them! Composed and performed by Soulpepper Resident Artists Waleed Abdulhamid, John Millard, Patricia O'Callaghan, Mike Ross, and Suba Sankaran.
Featuring: Waleed Abdulhamid, Dennis Lee, John Millard, Patricia O'Callaghan, Mike Ross, Suba Sankaran




Judith Lander
2014 Cabaret Festival
Judith Lander

Judith Lander returns once again to Soulpepper, with her night of cabaret songs. Interweaving the poignant, dramatic classics of Brel, Sondheim and Weill with contemporary Broadway and jazz.
Featuring: Ghislain Aucoin, Tom Hazlitt, Judith Lander




Gershwin Songbook
2014 Cabaret Festival
Gershwin Songbook

A multi-artist musical tribute to master songwriters George and Ira Gershwin. Music direction by John Alcorn.
Featuring: John Alcorn




Heather Bambrick and "Broadsway"
2014 Cabaret Festival
Heather Bambrick and "Broadsway"

With musical backgrounds ranging from theatre, jazz, and cabaret to pop, gospel, and R&B, Heather Bambrick and friends Diane Leah and Julie Michels perform the timeless repertoire from the American Songbook, mixed with classics from jazz and popular music ... all served with a generous helping of humour. Broadsway - three Broads doing theatre their way.
Featuring: Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah, Julie Michels




Jackie Richardson
2014 Cabaret Festival
Jackie Richardson

Canada's first lady of jazz, blues, and gospel returns majestically to grace our Festival.




Sophie Milman: Great Women of Song
2014 Cabaret Festival
Sophie Milman: Great Women of Song

Sophie Milman, Juno Award winner and internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, takes on works by some of her favourite female songwriters, from Carole King and Joni Mitchell to Amy Winehouse and Feist.
Featuring: Sophie Milman




Global Cabaret Full Festival Pass
2014 Cabaret Festival
Global Cabaret Full Festival Pass
Your Full Festival Pass includes:

- 6 reserved tickets** for any performance
- Rush access‡ for the rest of the day

You will receive an e-mail confirmation containing a link to select your performance which will include the schedule of events.

** Reserved tickets may be used in any combination for single or multiple concerts, must be booked in advance and are subject to availability.
Note: seating is general admission. Specific seats can neither be held nor guaranteed.
‡ Rush Access grants the pass holder free entry to any concert, based on availability, approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled performance time.


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Spoon River
2014 Soulpepper
Spoon River

Adapted by Mike Ross & Albert Schultz
Composed by Mike Ross
Based on Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

On Stage October 27

Edgar Lee Masters' seminal poems of the dead are brought to vibrant life in this musical adaptation. Immerse yourself in the world of Spoon River, a slice of rural America, as residents of the town narrate their own epitaphs, telling of their lives, loves, losses, and truths.

"Is your soul alive? Then let it feed!"
Edmund Pollard – Spoon River Anthology

Tickets: $89 - $37 (price includes all fees and taxes)




Briethaupt Brothers CD Launch
2014 Soulpepper Salons
Briethaupt Brothers CD Launch
Thursday, October 30, 2014

"Just Passing Through: The Breithaupt Brothers Songbook Vol. II presents an all-Canadian roster of singers interpreting numbers worthy of inclusion in the Great American Songbook."
- MARK RHEAUME, CBC RADIO

Don and Jeff Breithaupt, the award-winning composer and lyricist that comprise The Breithaupt Brothers, bring their "gift for tuneful theatrical fare" (The New Yorker) back to Young Centre for the Performing Arts for another all-star Songbook Revue. Featuring a sparkling house band and a bumper crop of new songs and favorites, the show will feature a line-up that so far includes Denzal Sinclaire, Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan, and many more soon to be announced.

Tickets starting at $30
Student tickets: $20
(price includes all fees and taxes)


Mary Stuart
2014 GBC Fall
Mary Stuart
Friedrich Schiller

November 5-15, 2014

Friedrich Schiller’s fascinating play depicts the last days of Mary Stuart, former Queen of Scots. A sworn Catholic, and imprisoned in England, Mary’s very existence poses a threat, both personal and political, to her Protestant cousin, Elizabeth I. As Elizabeth hesitates over her rival’s fate, Mary pleads for a face-to-face meeting – but in the swirl of intrigue that surrounds both women, whom can either one trust? First performed in 1800, Schiller was not only interested in the character of Mary but also in the questions her detention and execution raised about legitimacy and power, the exercise of freedom, and the relationship between morality and politics. Mary Stuart is timeless in its depiction of political power games and the roles played — then as now — by charisma, duplicity, self-editing and what has come to be known as spin.

Tickets: $8 - $20 (price includes all fees and taxes)




The Four Horsemen Project
2014 Soulpepper Presents
The Four Horsemen Project

Volcano
Kate Alton & Ross Manson

On Stage November 6

The Four Horsemen Project is a multidisciplinary extravaganza featuring swirling animation and sonic high jinks making the poetry of Canada's 1970s avant-garde scene leap off the page and onto the stage.

Tickets: $49 - $25 (price includes all fees and taxes)




A Christmas Carol
2014 Soulpepper
A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens, adapted by Michael Shamata

On Stage November 27

Bah Humbug! Soulpepper's beloved production of Michael Shamata's A Christmas Carol has become a Toronto holiday tradition. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three ghosts who help him understand the importance of charity in the holiday season.

Tickets: $89 - $29 (price includes all fees and taxes)

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Kim's Convenience
2014 Soulpepper
Kim's Convenience

Ins Choi

On Stage November 27

After a whirlwind National Tour which included stops in Ontario (London, Hamilton, and Port Hope), Manitoba (Winnipeg), Alberta (Calgary and Edmonton), and British Columbia (Vancouver), we are thrilled to welcome Kim's Convenience home to Soulpepper!

Tickets: $89 - $29 (price includes all fees and taxes)

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Mad About Munsch
2014 GBC Fall
Mad About Munsch
Based on the stories of Robert Munsch

November 26-December 6, 2014

George Brown’s 28th annual children’s show celebrates the world of Robert Munsch! Our theatre-for-young-audience shows have introduced tens of thousands of GTA children to the magic of live theatre over the past three decades. Robert Munsch’s spirited stories make young people, and the adults in their lives, smile, giggle, and want to read their favourites over and over again. Please join us we bring to the stage, the charming and infectious world of Munsch!

Tickets: $8 - $20 (price includes all fees and taxes)




The Conjuror
2014 Soulpepper Presents
The Conjuror

David Ben

On Stage December 30

Embark on a voyage of imagination and wonder as David Ben brings his critically acclaimed The Conjuror to Soulpepper. Be transported back to the year 1909 and the legendary St. George's Hall in London where audiences came to be enchanted by paradox - the Golden Age of Magic!

Tickets: $69 - $25 (price includes all fees and taxes)




Love For Love
2015 GBC Spring
Love For Love
By William Congreve

February 4-14, 2015

Love for Love (1695) is a comical farce relishing in the verbal polish and theatrical wit that audiences’ so admire and love in Congreve. Valentine, Sir Sampson's dissolute eldest son, finds himself in financial straits; the only way out of his financial difficulties is to submit to his father's pressure to renounce his right of inheritance. While this suggestion immediately increases the chances of his younger brother Ben on the marriage mart, Valentine's own chances with his beloved Angelica proportionally decreases. To avoid having to sign the renunciation Valentine pretends to be mad. Angelica, seeing through him, provokes him back into sanity by pretending to agree to marry his father. Valentine recovers, the lovers reunite, and Ben, too, finds the girl of his heart. In its day Love for Love was considered more successful than Congreve’s other restoration masterpiece, The Way of the World.

Tickets: $8 - $20 (price includes all fees and taxes)




Peer Gynt
2015 GBC Spring
Peer Gynt
By Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Kenneth McLeish

April 7-18, 2015

Peer Gynt is the son of the once rich and highly regarded Jon Gynt, who has died and left Peer and his mother living in poverty. Peer wants to restore what his father has wrecked, but gets lost in boasting and daydreams. The story of a life based on procrastination and avoidance, Ibsen takes his protagonist on a journey form fantasizing boyhood to penitent old age. The play’s preoccupation with the tyranny of self and the transience of tycoonery resonate, soundly, with a 21st century audience. Ibsen wrote Peer Gynt in deliberate disregard of the limitations that conventional stagecraft of the 19th century imposed on drama. Its forty scenes move unreservedly through time and space and between consciousness and the unconscious, lending folkloric fantasy and unsentimental realism. Epic in scope, Peer Gynt is a feast for the eyes and soul.

Tickets: $8 - $20 (price includes all fees and taxes)




Anna Karenina
2015 GBC Spring
Anna Karenina
By Helen Edmundson
Adapted from the novel by Leo Tolstoy

April 8-18, 2015

A magnificent adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel of vengeance, infidelity, and retribution, Anna Karenina is the moving story of people whose emotions conflict with the dominant social mores of their time. Torn between duty and passion, Anna struggles to make the choice between a cold husband, a beloved child, and the dashing Vronksy. Society turns against her, Anna becomes doubtful of Vronsky’s love and her world begins to fall apart. Helen Edmundson's hugely successful stage adaptation for Shared Experience Theatre Company won the Time Out award for the “Outstanding Theatrical Event” of 1992.

Tickets: $8 - $20 (price includes all fees and taxes)