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June 28, 2012
Summer entertainment at Toronto's Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre
  
The City of Toronto will present free musical and theatrical performances throughout the summer at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre in Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St.

The weekly Tuesday Night Live series features various musical genres. Performances run from 7 to 8 p.m. on the following dates:
July 3: Russian Folk Choir - Russian folk music and dance
July 10: Megacity Big Band - an 18-piece jazz orchestra performing big band music of the
1930s and '40s, and modern songs in swing style
July 17: North York Concert Band - music from pop to light classics, featuring
Canadian composers
July 24: Danny's 11 - a jazz/swing band with two vocalists
July 31: Sweetie Pies and Baby Cakes - hip hop dance group
August 7: Toronto Saxophone Quartet - classical, jazz, ragtime, folk, Broadway and movie music
August 14: Royal Canadian Legion Concert Band, Branch 344 - 35 musicians with flutes, clarinets, tubas and percussion
August 21: Casablanca Orchestra - Broadway show tunes and hits from the 1930s to the '90s
August 28: Shul of Rock - rock 'n' roll renditions of Jewish music

As part of the Family Fun Theatre series, held every second Thursday evening, parents and children can join in free, family-friendly activities that begin at 5:30 p.m. Stage performances run from 7 to 8 p.m. on July 12, July 26 and August 9. On August 23, family activities begin at 8 p.m. and a movie will be screened outdoors starting at 9 p.m.

Family Fun Theatre schedule:
July 12: Chris McKhool Kids Show - Juno nominee and Canada's greatest eco-troubadour and children's musical star
July 26: Dufflebag Theatre presents Robin Hood
August 9: Gonrah Desgohwah White Pine Dancers - award-winning Ojibway dancers
August 23: Activities start at 8 p.m., followed by a family movie under the stars at 9 p.m. presented by Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 10 York Centre)

In the event of rain, activities and performances will take place in the Earl Bales Community
Centre within the park.

More information about Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre performances is available by
calling 416-395-7873.

Information is also available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks/events/zukerman-theatre.htm.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line
416-560-8726
pfrmedialine@toronto.ca

 

 

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