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CANDLELIGHT CABARET: Early Music, Pop Classics, Comedy ($20 / $27 / $30)

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Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

106 Trinity Street · Toronto, ON

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Meet Daniel at 7 p.m. inside the main doors. He will be wearing a red cap.

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Join us for Arlecchino Allegro, a madcap cabaret evening in which Early Music and pop classics are interspersed with improvisational comedy and other arts.

The historic Enoch Turner Schoolhouse will be transformed into tables lit with candles for this annual event presented by the Toronto Masque Theatre ( There will be a talk before the show.

The theatre is giving our group 33 per cent off regular tickets! Buy your ticket early. This annual cabaret event sells out every year.


This year’s Toronto Masque cabaret "Arlecchino Allegro" will feature live music, ranging from early music to pop classics, including Roy Orbison, Mahler, Mozart, Debussy with some unexpected surprises thrown in. Featuring, Grammy-nominated and internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Laura Pudwell, this will be an uproariously comic depiction of a glittering event gone awry.

The evening's musical selections will feature themes of love, laughter, joy and celebration. The hosts from GCdBN will include Artistic Director Nicholas Denoument and prima ballerina Mina Rafaella Kalishnikova.

Every year, Toronto Masque Theatre holds an intimate cabaret that allows audiences to enjoy a glass of wine from a candlelit table in the beautiful environment of the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse. Arlecchino Allegro brings together the traditions of clown, improvisation and chamber music in a marvelous collision of comic and musical fireworks.

Enjoy the experience from a candlelit table. More information (

PRE-SHOW TALK: There will be a 45-minute talk before the shoe.

Biographies of Guest Artists From the Gorgonetrevich Corps de Ballet Nationale

Mina Rafaella Kalishnikova has had distinguished career as prima ballerina with The Gorgonetrevich Corps de Ballet Nationale, rising from the ranks of the corps a mere year after being invited to join the company, and performing in every single ballet since that time. Discovered while dancing with gypsies on the cobblestones of the main square of Gorgenetrich's capital, Hildenfitch, Mina was plucked from her itinerant family to attend the company’s academy at the tender age of seven. Her most cherished role is that of Bethany, in Bethany's Gate, the "lost national treasure" she personally rediscovered beneath the floorboards of the stage of the National Theatre just prior to fleeing Gorgonetrevich before that country's revolution. Ms Kalishnikova is the recipient of the Dibyalobeg Cultural Cross, awarded by the Gorgonetrevich Royal Family (in Exile), for her work raising funds to support orphans in her homeland.

Nicholas Denoument has danced almost exclusively with the renowned Gorgonetrevich Corps De Ballet Nationale since he was nine years old. His reign as Danseur Noble lasted an impressive fifteen years, until his professional retirement five years ago. Mr. Denoument currently serves as the ballet company's Artistic Director. His spectacular and varied career includes dancing the lead male roles in many acclaimed productions including Turttle, Dandiosis Spriekgen, Kasha and the Kleinfreid, and the internationally celebrated Bethany's Gate. He has directed and choreographed many independent projects outside of his work with the Gorgonetrevich Corps de Ballet Nationale. In 2007, his acclaimed solo work Hullaballoog was awarded the Murveille Dance Award, and toured extensively around Europe. This year, Nicholas was awarded the Finstir Arts Prize, the pre-eminent arts award in Gorgonetrevich, for his dedication to dance, his commitment to the arts, and his leadership of the Gorgonetrevich Corps de Ballet Nationale.

ABOUT TORONTO MASQUE THEATRE: Toronto Masque Theatre ( was founded by artistic director Larry Beckwith in 2003 as a multi-disciplinary performing arts organization dedicated to the revival of music theatre works from the 16th to 18th centuries and the commissioning of new works in the spirit of the masque from Canadian creative artists. Since then, TMT has produced close to two dozen critically-acclaimed productions. More information.


WHEN: Thursday, January 23, 2014

TIME: Cabaret begins at 8 p.m. Pre-show talk begins at 7:15 p.m. Meet Daniel at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street, Toronto

SHOW LENGTH: About 2 hours, 30 minutes with two 15-minute intermissions

DISCOUNT TICKETS: $30 adults, $27 seniors over 65, $20 young people under age 30 (includes HST and service fee) (Purchase your wine and snacks at the bar)

REGULAR TICKETS: $45 adults, $40 seniors, $20 young people under age 30 (includes HST and service fee)


RSVP on this event page and then e-mail Belinda ( for the promo code to get a discount ticket. Give the code to the box office at (416)[masked]. If you get voice mail, leave a message with your name, phone number, number of tickets and date/time of show (Jan 25 @ 8 p.m.).

Members are responsible for purchasing their own tickets directly from the theatre.

Please post the words "ticket purchased" on this event page when you have booked your ticket.

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS: Seating is unreserved so members will enter the seating area and sit together as a group.


Meet Daniel at 7 p.m. inside the main doors. He will be wearing a red cap.