OCT 30–NOV 4, 2012
The War of The Worlds
THE MARTIANS HAVE LANDED. AGAIN.
Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Sean Cullen (The Producers) joins Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci’s Inquest) and Marc Bendavid (The Border) in the return of the sold-out 2011 production of the play based on Orson Welles’ infamous radio broadcast. The all-star cast is accompanied by an on-stage radio orchestra led by Andrew Burashko, and live Foley sound effects artist John Gzowski. This fascinating, behind-the-scenes play remains chilling enough to cause Margaret Atwood to tweet “Brilliant! Not 2 miss!”
Also on the bill is Herrmannthology, featuring a suite based on the scores penned by the legendary film composer Bernard Herrmann. From Citizen Kane to Taxi Driver, Psycho to Cape Fear, and Vertigo to North by Northwest, Herrmann’s dramatic themes are performed by an orchestra and accompanied by Tess Girard’s live montage of the brilliant films they underscored.
Set, lighting and costume designer
Live film mix
John Johnson Bass Clarinet
Al Kay Trombone
Kevin Turcotte Trumpet
Les Allt Flute
Ben Cruchley Piano
Peter Pavlovksy Bass
Trevor Tureski Percussion
Max Christie Clarinet
Roslyn Black French Horn
Tuesday October 30, 8:00pm
Wednesday October 31, 1:00pm (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday October 31, 8:00pm
Thursday November 1, 8:00pm
Friday November 2, 8:00pm
Saturday November 3, 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday November 4, 2:00pm
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SCENES FROM THE 2011 PRODUCTION
Don McKellar, Nicholas Campbell and Marc Bendavid in a compilation of scenes from the sold-out 2011 production at the Enwave Theatre, as part of Harbourfront’s World Stage series.
Andrew Burashko conducts an orchestra performing Dan Parr’s suite of melodies from Bernard Herrmann’s greatest film scores, recorded at the 2011 presentation at the
Enwave Theatre, Toronto. Tess Girard’s live mix of the films sampled is projected behind the orchestra.
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