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WSO’s Mickelthwate Sharing Leadership Knowledge at Chamber Luncheon

WSO’s Mickelthwate Sharing Leadership Knowledge at Chamber Luncheon

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WSO music director Alexander Mickelthwate leads an orchestra to record the soundtrack for the Winnipeg Jets’ new game-opening video on Monday, September 19, 2016. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Before Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra music director Alexander Mickelthwate leaves the city, he plans on sharing his reflections on leadership with the local business community.

The maestro will speak to a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce audience during a luncheon on September 29.

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Review: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ at Centennial Concert Hall

Review: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ at Centennial Concert Hall

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

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“The Phantom of the Opera” is on now until September 3 at the Centennial Concert Hall. (MATTHEW MURPHY PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — Close your eyes and think about ‘80s musicals — you can probably hear the opening notes of the Phantom of the Opera blasting in your ears even if you’ve never seen the show (perhaps it’s because the commercials play every 45 seconds on Winnipeg airwaves lately, but I digress). The notes are nothing short of iconic. For the last 30 years, tourists have flocked to the Majestic Theatre in New York City to see the original production of Phantom, and it continues to hold its own on Broadway, despite bigger and newer productions moving in over the decades. I was one of those tourists a few years ago on my first trip to the Big Apple, watching history happen when Norm Lewis took the stage as Broadway’s first black Phantom.

The productions on Broadway and in London are what the biz calls “frozen” — after opening, nothing changes, except for the cast — the sets, costumes, script, and special effects all stay the same, and will until it closes (if it closes). But on tour? On tour is a different story — they do not have the same obligation of loyalty, and I’m thankful they don’t.

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‘Phantom of the Opera’ Seats Going on Sale April 1

‘Phantom of the Opera’ Seats Going on Sale April 1

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“The Phantom of the Opera” runs August 23 to September 3 at the Centennial Concert Hall. (MATTHEW MURPHY PHOTO)

A new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera swoops into Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall this summer.

With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making it one of the largest productions on tour in North America.

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Ballet Electric: Centennial Concert Hall Transforms into Party Atmosphere

Ballet Electric: Centennial Concert Hall Transforms into Party Atmosphere

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The HUB: Ballet Electric is tonight at the Centennial Concert Hall. (CULTURE CARD / FACEBOOK)

The Centennial Concert Hall will come alive tonight for The HUB: Ballet Electric.

Culture Card has partnered with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Pride Winnipeg to present a performance of Jean Grand-Maître’s critically acclaimed “Love Lies Bleeding” performed by the Alberta Ballet.

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