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10th anniversary (TIAF) Toronto International Art Fair 2009

Time: October 22, 2009 at 12pm to October 26, 2009 at 6pm Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre Organized By: MMPI Canada

Event Description:

Participation Gallery 1951 during the 10th anniversary (TIAF) Toronto International Art Fair 2009 METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE.

Visit us at Booth number 326.

October 22-26, 2009 [ ] North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B [ ] 255 Front Street West

Participants (TIAF) Toronto International Art Fair 2009 are:

Frank Dammers, Fine artpainter, Netherlands. [ ] Carla van den Heuvel Ruseler, sculptor, Netherlands. [ ] More information please visit and or

Three New Family-Friendly Shows for 2009

Dancap Productions Inc. [] Announces Three New Family-Friendly [] Shows for 2009 [] Presents Happy Days, A New Musical[] Co-produces Anne of Green Gables, The Musical™ [] Produces Canadian version of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Today, Dancap Productions announced the highly anticipated show line-up for its sophomore year. Three new shows, suitable for all ages with a healthy injection of Canadiana. The company will be presenting Happy Days, A New Musical; co-producing the Charlottetown Festival’s Anne of Green Gables, The Musical™ and producing a Canadian version of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. All three shows are available for as little as $100; one of the many Dancap 2009 Packages available, with details at

Aubrey Dan, President of Dancap Productions, made the announcement at a news conference that featured performances from each of the three shows. The spectacle took place on the Main Stage at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, where Dan has a long-term agreement to present and produce his blockbuster shows. “Dancap is proving itself to be a powerhouse for theatre in Toronto,” proclaims Dan. “As a presenter, co-producer, and producer, Dancap Productions continues its commitment to bring exciting theatre to Toronto. We have clearly raised the bar with the quality of theatre productions we’ve brought to date and our 2009 show line-up is no exception as we strive to take the theatre-going experience from the ordinary to the extraordinary.”

Co-produces Anne of Green Gables, The Musical in May 2009

Paul Shaw, Dancap Productions’ Artistic Producer announced a co-production with the Charlottetown Festival of a beloved Canadian story that has been transformed into the perfect family musical – Anne of Green Gables, The Musical™ slated for May of 2009. “Anne™ has graced our stage for 44 consecutive years. More than 2.3 million people will have seen our production in Charlottetown by the end of this summer. It is almost 18 years since we last staged Anne™ in Toronto, and we could not be happier than to announce today our partnership with Dancap Productions Inc. to bring Canada’s favourite redhead to Toronto,” says David MacKenzie, CEO of the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

“We at Dancap are very excited to bring the Prince Edward Island treasure to Toronto for all those who have not had the chance to experience this wonderful musical,” adds Dan.

Produces Canadian version of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical from November 2009 to January 2010

One of the biggest announcements came from Dan as he revealed that the must-see holiday classic based on an adored children’s book that has taken Broadway by storm, Dr. Seuss; How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Musical is going to be a Canadian musical production. Slated for November 2009 and running until early January 2010, Grinch will boast Canadians on- and off-stage, as the company will be hiring a local crew to create and build the show.

“As a presenter, co-producer and producer, Dancap Productions is dedicated to embracing the Canadian theatre community,” says Shaw. “Canada has a tremendous pool of talent that includes actors, directors, designers, musicians, and craftspeople, and as a keystone of Canada’s entertainment industry, live theatre must continue to provide opportunities for the considerable talent we have in this country.”

Competition is healthy and everyone is benefiting

“Competition is healthy and everyone is benefiting – both culturally and economically. Toronto’s cultural landscape is experiencing a renaissance that hasn’t been seen in years,” adds Dan. “In fact, when you consider just the Main Stage at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, there is the potential for more than 14,000 customers each week during a typical show’s run. When you factor in their anticipated ancillary consumer spending, our presence is having a direct economic impact for the City of Toronto helping to be a magnet to attract tourists to this great city.”

Dancap will surprise with another announcement

When asked why he’s only announced three new shows, Dan quipped: “I have the reputation of being ‘predictably unpredictable’ with wonderful and delightful surprises when no one is expecting them. It’s a reputation that I confess I thoroughly enjoy living up to. Dancap will soon surprise, with another announcement of rich and exciting shows that we look forward to sharing in the future.”

Judi Pressman, Dancap’s Director of Sales, offered a more practical response to the three-show question: “We know that a three-show package is what our customers want. They have told us that they prefer a show line-up that is manageable from a time perspective and affordable for their pocketbook. So we’re giving them what they want by offering a Family Friendly Three Pack. All three shows are available for as little as $100; one of the many Dancap 2009 Packages available.” Further details are available at

Dancap 2009 Package

Coming May 2009

Freckled-faced Anne with her fiery temper, passion for melodrama and penchant for misadventures, brings laughter, love and more than a little consternation to the village of Avonlea. It is Canada’s longest-running musical and a most beloved export, this musical manages to capture the spirit of L.M. Montgomery’s red-haired heroine.

Book by Don Harron. Music Norman Campbell. Lyrics by Don Harron, Norman Campbell, Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore.

Coming November 2009 to January 2010

Re-discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Originally conceived by the three-time Tony Award®-winning Director Jack O’Brien, the whimsical world of Whoville is beautifully realized by an A-list creative team in this delightful musical production.

Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday loving Whos.

About Dancap Productions Inc.

Launched in 2007 by Aubrey Dan, Dancap Productions Inc. (, is a commercial theatre company dedicated to producing the best of Broadway-style theatre created in collaboration with acclaimed artists and award-winning creative teams. The company engages theatre lovers in Toronto and throughout Canada. On Broadway and internationally, the company’s producing and investment credits include: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys, Wicked, The Wedding Singer, The Pirate Queen and In The Heights. Dancap Productions is also a strategic member of the theatrical development and production company Elephant Eye Theatrical which has a current slate of projects that include: The Addams Family, Bruce Lee: Journey to the West and Saved. Dancap Productions has the right to manage the Canadian assets of Key Brand Entertainment Inc., which include: Broadway Across Canada and Toronto’s Canon and Panasonic Theatres. Mr. Dan serves on the board of Key Brand Entertainment and serves as Chairman of Broadway Across Canada.

For more information contact:[] Jefferson Darrell, Communications Manager [] 416-590-1755 ext.702 []



Pride Toronto is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors. Elections to fill up to three (3) Board seats, including one (1) Male Co-Chair position, will be held at our Pride Toronto Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 17, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario.

Our procedures are designed to ensure that directors are elected through an open and transparent process. Pride Toronto is searching for candidates who support the objectives and activities of the organization and are active members of the organization. To learn more about our mission, vision, values and the organization, please visit us at  .

Pride Toronto is made up of a general membership and a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is a body of up to 12 individuals elected from and by the general membership for staggered three-year terms. Elections are held annually. Co-Chairs are elected for a three-year term, serving as "Co-Chair" for two years and "Past Co-Chair" in the final year.



• Award-winning Michael C. Hall returns in Dexter with series guest star Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy®, Tony® and Golden Globe® award winner John Lithgow.

• David Duchovny return’s in his Golden Globe®-winning role in Californication, with fellow Golden Globe® winners Kathleen Turner and Peter Gallagher joining the cast.

•Shawn Ashmore from the X-Men Trilogy stars in Movie Central and The Movie Network’s original series Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures.

(Toronto, Canada) – Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) bring more star power, drama, comedy and reality to the fall season when the critically acclaimed and fan favourite Showtime series Dexter and Californication return, along with the best in Canadian-made film and drama including the eight-part original series Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures and Hollywood-hit movie premieres.

Movie Central and The Movie Network also present Showtime’s new reality Lock ‘N Load and an exciting slate of homegrown drama that includes the world premiere of original pay TV film Faker. Rounding out the fall season is a full slate of new programming on HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Movie Central and The Movie Network and the premieres of great Hollywood-hit movies including Oscar-nominees Milk, The Reader and The Changeling.

Additional information for Movie Central and The Movie Network’s fall programming is outlined below:

Dexter (Season 4)

Premieres on Sunday, September 27 at 9 p.m. PT/ 10 p.m. ET

The hit-series Dexter returns with Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy®, Tony® and Golden Globe® award winner John Lithgow joining the cast as one of America’s most prolific and deadliest serial killers. Dubbed the Trinity Killer for his proclivity to kill in threes, Lithgow’s character relocates to Miami after being tracked by F.B.I Special Agent Frank Lundy (Keith Carradine). Brought on to help with the investigation, Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) becomes fascinated with the Trinity Killers methods and his ability to evade capture for almost three decades.

Californication (Season 3)

Premieres on Monday, September 28 at 9 p.m. PT/ 10 p.m. ET

In the new season, novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny) tries to shape young literary minds as a professor at a major California university, while still trying to keep his wild child daughter Becca on the straight and narrow. Joining the cast for season three are Kathleen Turner and Peter Gallagher and guest stars Ed Westwick, Diane Farr and Rick Springfield.

Lock ‘N Load

Premieres October 2009

A new half-hour, six-episode reality series that gives viewers an inside look at “The Shootist,” a family-owned gun store in Englewood, Colorado, where salesman Josh Ryan is always in full-on pitch mode and the steady stream of customers never stops. For every gun sold, there’s a fascinating story behind the buyer: the teenager who’s an expert hunter; the new parent who wants to protect his family; the 30-something woman who feels a little more at ease with a revolver in her purse; and the avid collector who simply has a fascination with guns of all kind.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Premieres in early 2010

Based on the Scotiabank Giller Award-winning set of linked short stories by Vincent Lam and adapted by Governor General’s Award-winner Jason Sherman, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures follows a group of conflicted young doctors from medical school through their internships and on to their years as emergency room doctors. Their stories reveal that there are no miracles in hospitals, just hard work, hope, pain, mistakes – and the occasional triumph. Starring Shawn Ashmore, Mayko Nguyen and Byron Mann.


Premieres spring 2010

Faker tells the shocking story of three ordinary teenagers from one of Canada’s most elite schools who created a major counterfeiting operation under the noses of their teachers and parents, and how it all came crashing down. An original pay TV movie, Faker stars Greyston Holt, Andrew Francis , Alexia Fast and Gregory Smith and Drea de Matteo.

New episodes of all series will also be simulcast on Movie Central and The Movie Network’s High Definition channels. New episodes will also be available each week on Movie Central On Demand and The Movie Network On Demand.

Media are invited to view more about The Movie Network’s fall line-up on Astral Media’s fall preview site at:

Movie Central is a 24-hour-a-day, commercial-free premium pay TV service available to Western Canadians. Exclusive multi-year output agreements with major Hollywood studios ensure that Movie Central is the preferred destination for box office titles. In addition to being the first window, Canadian home to the best of HBO and Showtime, through its investments, pre-buys and licence fees for Canadian feature films and original series, Movie Central is recognized as a major force in the Canadian independent film and television production industry. The launch of Movie Central OnDemand and Movie Central High Definition demonstrates that Movie Central remains committed to being first with innovations that enhance the viewing experience. Visit the Movie Central website at

Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at

The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada. With premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically-acclaimed Showtime series and first-rate Canadian programming, this pay-television service presents Canadians with some of the best television entertainment available. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels – M, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest – which deliver diverse and entertaining programs in an uncut and commercial-free television environment. The Movie Network also offers The Movie Network HD and HBO Canada HD, two dedicated high-definition channels providing hundreds of titles in HD; and The Movie Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service, available in select areas across eastern Canada. For more information, please visit

The Movie Network is an Astral Media Television Network. Astral Media is a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty and pay television, radio, outdoor advertising and iMedia. Astral Media’s solid and dynamic presence in the country’s major markets rests on its commitment to offer a unique combination of high-quality, targeted media for all its audiences.

Media contacts:

Movie Central (western Canada)[] Owen McCorquodale [] (416) 530-2249

The Movie Network (eastern Canada) [] Nicolle Balen [] (416) 956-8638

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