January 9 , 2004  
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Macbeth and Judas: together at last

The Grand Theatre
Strawberries in January
Jan. 9 to 24

Written by Evelyne de la Cheneliére, and translated by Morwyn Brebner, Strawberries in January is a charming story that will likely intrigue desperate romantics and detract cynical types from a seemingly sugary plot. But shouldn’t everyone want to taste something deliciously fresh in the dead of winter?

The Black Bonspiel
of Wullie MacCrimmon

Feb. 6 to 21
W.O. Mitchell’s play illustrates the story of an addictive curler who longs to win the Brier Finals. Although it sounds like a seemingly familiar story centred around goals, dedication and passion, The Black Bonspiel takes unexpected turns when Wullie shares the rink with characters such as Macbeth and Judas.

My Way: A Musical Tribute
to Frank Sinatra

Mar. 5 to 28
This undoubtedly magical tribute was conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson, and will feature four vocalists performing a whopping 56 of Sinatra’s number 1 songs. My Way will include familiar favourites like “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “New York, New York.”

The High School Project:
Fiddler on the Roof

Apr. 14 to 25
Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s project follows the bittersweet taste of tradition. Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman, wants arranged marriages for his five daughters; however, his daughters have other plans. The play will surely include powerful renditions of “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Tradition.”

The John Labatt Centre
Cats
Feb. 29
Although the JLC has been acquiring more and more big-name events, one has to wonder whether or not Cats will cancel out this progress. Cats, another Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway play, named after one of the most evil of animals, is mocked by nearly every New York-based sitcom, and yet will soon pervade the innocent little city of London.

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THEY’RE MUCH CUTER IN CARTOON FORM THAN THEY’D BE IN PERSON. Seussical The Musical will bring Seuss favorites like the Lorax and Horton to life.

Seussical the Musical
Feb. 3
Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? If you’d like to revert back to your childhood days, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s production will surely suffice. You’ll be able to reacquaint yourself with familiar characters like Horton the Elephant and the Lorax. To top if off, the musical will apparently feature quite the wide array of beats, from gospel to R&B numbers.

Grease
May 13
Although you likely won’t be graced with the lovely moves of John Travolta, there will probably be a suitable replacement swinging his hips and making women swoon. Grease, which opened in 1972, is one of the longest running musicals in history. The musical will feature such familiar sing-along tunes as “You’re the One That I Want.”

—Lori Mastronardi

 

 

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