Rootstock

Alan Doyle, Steven Page, and Lindi Ortega are set to play Rootstock in preparation for their appearances at the Jackson-Triggs Summer Concert Series. Image courtesy of Jackson-Triggs Winery.

Alan Doyle, Steven Page, and Lindi Ortega are set to play Rootstock in preparation for their appearances at the Jackson-Triggs Summer Concert Series. Image courtesy of Jackson-Triggs Winery.

  • Winter Garden Theatre (189 Yonge Street)
  • 8 p.m.

Jackson-Triggs Winery is bringing a little Niagara to Toronto to announce the lineup of its 2014 Summer Concert Series. Its offering, Rootstock, features collaborative performances and storytelling by Steven Page, Alan Doyle, and Lindi Ortega—three of the artists you’ll find on the winery’s amphitheatre stage when the weather gets warm. The Winter Garden Theatre has been licensed for this one night only, allowing patrons to sip wine while enjoying the show.

Details: Rootstock

Chazz Palminteri Revisits A Bronx Tale

Photo courtesy of Chazz Palminteri's management.

Photo courtesy of Chazz Palminteri's management.

  • St. Lawrence Centre For the Arts (27 Front Street East)
  • 8 p.m.

Actor Chazz Palminteri was preparing to do a play in Los Angeles when he had an exchange one night with his manager. “‘I just heard there are more Italians in Toronto than there are almost in Rome,’” he remembers telling him. “And I said, ‘How come I never did my show in Canada?’ and he goes, ‘I don’t know.’”

This is how the idea was hatched to bring Palminteri to perform A Bronx Tale, the one-man show that made him famous, for one night only at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts on March 29. “I only had one night available,” he says in a phone conversation. “I didn’t want to wait. I said, ‘Let’s do it right now.’”

Details: Chazz Palminteri Revisits A Bronx Tale

ShakesBeer

From a previous presentation of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Photo courtesy of The Classical Theatre Project.

From a previous presentation of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Photo courtesy of The Classical Theatre Project.

  • Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie Street)
  • 9 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

There’s no rule that says theatre has to be formal and boring. The Classical Theatre Project is capitalizing on this with ShakesBeer, an engaging presentation of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Grab a pint and watch as three actors attempt to play every role in every story the Bard ever wrote. As one might surmise from the description, things will likely get ridiculous.

Details: ShakesBeer

Ongoing…

A Journey Into the Forbidden City

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
Details: A Journey Into the Forbidden City