Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Behind The Scenes of Sleuth - Part 1

Photos and article by Sylvia Eng.

At the second Sleuth rehearsal the actors have taken the stage for the first time and are getting to know their way around a very cleverly designed stage that fits the entire floor-plan of country home into our Studio Two space. There are living rooms, outdoor spaces, an office and a hallway, marked only by tape on the floor and some of the key props. The scotch glasses are laid out just as perfectly as the array of possible murder weapons. The props combined with the multi-room set has me thinking of another beloved murder mystery, the board game Clue. Maybe you're a dork like me and you also saw Clue the movie until you could recite all the lines by heart, ("I am your signing telegram, BANG!"). Not so much? Well put it on your list of things to do on a rainy afternoon, that is, right after you come out and enjoy Sleuth at The Rose. 

Sleuth is a twisty turny "whodunwhat" and director Robert Woodcock was busy at work that first day with the actors layering innuendo and foreshadowing on top of the quick and witty lines. In a play like this, every glance, raised eyebrow, dramatic pause and body language are what really bring the story to life.  If you feel that you may be the next Sherlock Holmes, be sure to watch every single detail of this show closely (or come see it more than once) to catch all the nuances. Unlike some shows that may benefit from a certain amount of improvisation and looseness, let me assure you that nothing in this show is unintentional. It was fascinating for me to witness a show like this in such an early stage. In about an hour the cast covered less than a page of text as each line was broken down, relevance to future lines and plot twists was discussed and intonation, actions, and props were added.

The time allotted for me to intrude on the process was up and we had only scratched the surface of the play. I had to leave with many more questions than answers. I am already hooked and cannot wait to visit rehearsal again next week to see how the story develops. 

Sleuth opens on July 25 at 7:30PM and will be on stage until August 9. Purchase your tickets today!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer in the Square 2014

Are you ready for the summer? We are and we have an exciting Summer in the Square line-up ahead with the World Cup Showing in Garden Square, Friday Night Spotlight, Showcase Saturdays, Tim Horton's Saturday Movies under the Stars and Shakespeare in the Square! Free and local, a combination nobody can deny when it comes to outdoor shows! Garden Square is definitely the place that you want to be this summer, hope to see you there! 

World Cup Showing in Garden Square: July 13 at 1:30PM

Wear your team colours and join us in Garden Square on July 13 for the World Cup finals!

1:00PM - Face painting, soccer activities and flag making crafts
1:30PM - Pre-game
2:45PM - Game time
5:00PM - Post-game

*The Rose Theatre Patio will be open from 1-6PM and all downtown businesses will be open.

Friday Night Spotlight: July 4 - August 29 at 7PM

July 4 - Marc Joseph Band
July 11 - Jason Wilson Band
July 18 - Atom and the Volumes
July 25 - Krista Earle
August 1 - The Shakedown
August 8 - Black Lady Soul
August 15 - Unbuttoned
August 22 - Stuck on Planet Earth
August 29 - The Claytones

Showcase Saturdays: June 21 - October 11 at 10AM

June 28 - Brampton Folk Club
July 5 - Carabram Showcase
July 12 - Tyse and Company
July 19 - The Rock School (Classic Rock Edition)
July 26 - Maggie Purdon, Stephanie Blackmore & Taurian Teelucksingh
August 2 - Brooke Pastuch & Taurian Teelucksingh
August 9 - COB Dance Troupe
August 16 - Brampton Folk Club
August 23 - Stephanie Blackmore & Maggie Purdon
August 30 - Jessica MacNeill
September 6 - Tai Chi Society
September 13 - Stephanie Blackmore, Alexi Couto & Brooke Pastuch
September 20 - Brampton Folk Club
September 27 - Natalie Muzos
October 4 - Ching Swing Band
October 11 - Cameron Lee, Alexi Couto & Brooke Pastuch

Tim Horton's Saturday Movies under the Stars: July 5 - August 30 at 9PM

July 5 - Frozen
July 12 - Planes
July 19 - Grease
July 26 - Smurfs 2
August 2 - Captain America
August 9 - Muppets Most Wanted
August 16 - Nut Job
August 23 - Bears
August 30 - Thor: Dark World

Shakespeare in the Square: July 8 - August 21 (Tuesday - Thursday) at 7PM 

Macbeth: August 5 - 21

Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer Season Review

This summer, variety is the name of the game. We have comedy, drama and song, oh my! With three productions in our intimate Studio Two theatre and one charming musical on the Main Stage, prepare to be captivated by new sights and new sounds. Here’s a quick summary of what we have to look forward to:

Billy Bishop Goes to War
Studio Two – Tickets $32
7:30 PM – July 4-5, 8-12, 15-19
2:00 PM – July 5, 12, 19

Through raucous stories, haunting memories and vibrant song, Billy Bishop recounts his life from humble beginnings to fame and glory as Canada’s greatest flying ace. Part musical, part drama, this inspiring and poignant look at a national hero is not to be missed.

Studio Two – Tickets $32
7:30 PM – July 25-26, 29-31 | August 1-2, 5-9
2:00 PM – July 26 | August 2, 9

An eccentric mystery writer lures his wife’s new lover into a tangled web of deceit, jealousy, drama and intrigue. This exciting, edge-of-your-seat thriller is a puzzle filled with cunning plot twists that not only beg the question “Whodunit?” but “Whodunwhat?”


Drinking Alone

Studio Two – Tickets $32
7:30 PM – August 15-16, 19-23
2:00 PM – August 16, 23

A man hires an escort to pose as his fiancée in an effort to impress his visiting father. A romantic comedy set in the midst of a dysfunctional family reunion. Drinking Alone is exquisitely crafted and filled with wit and warmth.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Main Stage – Tickets $37
7:30 PM – August 20-23
2:00 PM – August 23

From bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening, Charlie Brown and the lovable Peanuts gang face challenges in the pursuit of happiness. This charming musical is brimming with hope, humour and jazzy tunes. Fun for the whole family!

Having trouble deciding which show to choose? Look no further! Sign up for a summer subscription today; the savings are incredible.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Rose Theatre Box Office at 905-874-2800 or visit our website at www.rosetheatre.ca. See you at the Rose!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Rose Theatre Brampton Announces the 2014-2015 Season and Invites You to Experience it Live!

We are pleased to announce our Rose Theatre Presents Experience it Live 2014-2015 Season line-up. 

Main Stage
Lighthouse - Friday, September 26
Fernando Varela - Wednesday, October 1
Classic Albums Live: Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell - Friday, October 10
David Wilcox - Friday, October 17
OUTERBRIDGE - Clockwork Mysteries - Friday, October 24
360 Allstars - Tuesday, October 28
The Jim Cuddy Band - Wednesday, October 29
Famous PEOPLE Players - Friday, November 21
Natalie MacMaster's Celtic Family Christmas - Wednesday, November 26
Rock Around The Rose Sock Hop With the Retro Rockers - Friday, November 28
Shaun Majumder - Saturday, November 29
Danú - Wednesday, December 3
Cirque Mechanics - Thursday, April 30

Studio Two
Crack Me Up Comedy: Marc Trinidad - Saturday, September 27
Little Sprouts: Splash 'N Boots - Saturday, October 4
Crack Me Up Comedy: Mark Little - Thursday, October 9
Crack Me Up Comedy: Matt Disero - Thursday, October 30
Crack Me Up Comedy: Sandra Battaglini - Thursday, November 20
Crack Me Up Comedy: Al Valiulis - Thursday, December 11
Crack Me Up Comedy: Jay Martin - Thursday, February 19
Crack Me Up Comedy: Mayce Galoni - Thursday, March 26

Pick 3 and save 15%. 
Pick 4 and save 20%.
Pick 5 and save 25%. 

Dates to remember:
Subscription renewals on sale now!
NEW subscriptions on sale June 4
Single Tickets on sale June 18
EyeGo Tickets for High School Students on sale September 2

Call 905-874-2800 today to renew your subscription! Visit www.rosetheatre.ca for more information. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Perseverance = Gino Vannelli

1973 was the year work began on the CN Tower, Montreal announced Canada’s first lottery and Eric Lindros was born. It was also the year Gino Vannelli started his illustrious career. Gino’s story is unlike many of the modern day artists; he earned the fame himself. Sure, he grew up in a musically oriented family but that didn’t make things any easier on him. Gino is the poster boy for showing kids that dreams can come true, if you work for them. 

At a young age Gino and his brother Joe moved to New York and then Hollywood, hoping to realize his dream. None of the big American labels would sign him. They were down to their last $5 bill and Gino saw one more opportunity. They waited patiently outside of the gates at A&M Records in Hollywood until owner Herb Alpert exited the building. Gino said “When I saw Herb Alpert across the parking lot, I just decided to take my chances and run. I was chased by Johnny the guard, and it was quite an incident. But Herb kind of knew what I was coming from, though he was a little shocked at first.” Herb decided to let Gino come back later that day to audition and Gino got his break. 

Gino’s dreams came true and look where he is today. He has written multiple top hits including “Wild Horses”, “I Just Wanna Stop”, and “Black Cars.” 40 years later and he is still going strong. Gino had this to say when asked about perseverance “You try to earn a PhD, a Masters, or just Bachelors or whatever. You try and raise a family… you’re trying to get from point A to point B and sometimes in traffic... and sometimes it just takes a little determination.” 

After a sold-out performance 2 seasons ago, Gino Vannelli returns to the Rose Theatre Brampton on October 26, at 8PM. Come out for a fun-packed night with a music icon! Click here for more details.