Tony Award nominee Theodore Bikel (The Sound of Music) will star in the Toronto premiere of Visiting Mr. Green, which will begin Jan. 28, 2012, prior to an official opening Jan. 31. Directed by Jen Shuber, the play will also feature Aidan deSalaiz (Romeo and Juliet at Stratford Festival) as Ross Gardiner. Visiting Mr. Green will continue its limited engagement through Feb. 18. Other members of the creative team include set and costume designer Cameron Porteous and lighting designer Lesley Wilkinson.
Marion Ross ("Happy Days") will star as Grandma Kurnitz in Lost in Yonkers, which will play a limited engagement May 12-June 10. Opening night is set for May 17. Directed by Jim Warren, the cast will also feature Linda Kash as Bella, Sheila McCarthy as Gert, Ari Cohen as Louie, Jesse Shimko as Arty, Alessandro Costantini as Jay and HGJTC co-artistic director Eisner as Eddie. Other members of the creative team include set designer Sue LePage, costume designer Lori Hickling and lighting designer Wilkinson.
Visiting Mr. Green and Lost in Yonkers both play the Jane Mallett Theatre, which is located at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts at 27 Front Street East.
Mandy Patinkin's (Evita) critically acclaimed Broadway theatre concert, Mamaloshen, which was originally scheduled for Sept. 17-18 at the Bluma Appel Theatre (St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts at 27 Front Street East), will now close the season. The concert will be held June 16 at 8 PM and June 17 at 2 PM. Mamaloshen, according to press notes, "is a testament to the rich variety of Jewish musical tradition, from Belz to Broadway, Yiddish Theater to Tin Pan Alley, and to the spirited resilience of its creators."
Founded in 2006, the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company is Toronto’s only professional theatre company established to celebrate, illuminate and share Jewish culture. For more information visit www.hgjewishtheatre.com.