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  1. The ever-popular Kinderconcerts Series -- presented by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Jeunesses Musicales of Canada - welcomes Le grand bal de Noël

    December 5, 2012

    The NAC Orchestra and Jeunesses Musicales of Canada create chamber concerts specifically for families with children aged 3 to 8 years. This weekend’s Kinderconcert is Le grand bal de Noël – on Sunday, December 9, 2012. It’s performed in French only, at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Superlatively talented and supremely silly musicians Marc Fortin (trombone), Pierre Blais (banjo), and... Read more

  2. GENERAL AUDITIONS National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Montreal Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15, 2012.

    November 27, 2012

    GENERAL AUDITIONS National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley and Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley will be conducting general auditions in Montreal Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15, 2012. Priority to be given to members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Actors are asked to prepare either two contrasting monologues (of... Read more

  3. Haul out the concert T-shirt: Led Zeppelin lifts off with the NACO!

    November 27, 2012

    Dear Organizational Purge Expert: Why can’t my husband seem to throw out that one concert shirt? Should I frame it? Signed, Stuck in the 70s   Dear Closet-Purging “helpful” person: Don’t touch that T-shirt. Except to photograph it and post to Facebook. Those concert T-shirts aren’t just made of cotton; they’re made of music memory of the... Read more

  4. Audiences Are Saying “I DO” to Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy! Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen adapted by Janet Munsil directed by Dennis Garnhum EXTENDED! 3 Additional Performances Now Playing thru December 12

    November 27, 2012

    Audiences Are Saying “I DO” to Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy! Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen adapted by Janet Munsil directed by Dennis Garnhum   EXTENDED! 3 Additional Performances Now Playing thru December 12   Tickets on sale Wednesday, November 28 Including Special Benefit Performance As audiences continue to swoon over Jane Austen’s Pride and... Read more

  5. Alberta Ballet celebrates the festive season with The Nutcracker at the National Arts Centre on December 5-9 Featuring the National Arts Centre Orchestra

    November 22, 2012

    Dance lovers of all ages will be transported to a Russian winter wonderland when Alberta Ballet performs its dazzling production of The Nutcracker December 5 to 9 at the National Arts Centre. This classic ballet is a timeless fantasy of enchantment -- and it's the perfect holiday treat for the whole family! There are Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30 p.m., and evening performances begin at... Read more

  6. National Arts Centre Orchestra welcomes Maestro Juraj Valčuha in his Canadian début

    November 21, 2012

    The National Arts Centre Orchestra welcomes Maestro Juraj Valčuha in his Canadian début Thursday, when he leads the orchestra in a sweeping concert of French Impressionist pieces – Debussy’s La Mer and Ravel’s Suite of Five Pieces from Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose). For music lovers who see colour and form when listening to music, this concert paints a... Read more

  7. The Classic Love Story is the Hit of the Holiday Season! Pride and Prejudice Extended with Additional Performance - Sunday, December 9 Tickets on sale Saturday

    November 15, 2012

    The Classic Love Story is the Hit of the Holiday Season! Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen adapted by Janet Munsil directed by Dennis Garnhum Extended with Additional Performance Tickets on sale Saturday Arriving hot off a sold-out run at Theatre Calgary, Pride and Prejudice has proven to be just as popular at the NAC.  With strong ticket demand leading up to next... Read more

  8. The National Arts Centre inaugurates Dance Series C with a remarkable double bill by Beijing's TAO Dance Theater on November 22-24

    November 14, 2012

    The extraordinary TAO Dance Theater -- a dedicated exponent of pure movement and one of the few modern dance companies from mainland China -- makes their National Arts Centre debut on November 22-24, 2012. A dynamic new presence on the contemporary dance scene, TAO Dance Theater and its founder, dancer-choreographer Tao Ye, are known for outrageousness and bravura theatrical... Read more

  9. The National Arts Centre English Theatre/Theatre Calgary co-production Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen adapted by Janet Munsil Directed by Dennis Garnhum Featuring the NAC English Theatre Company November 21 – December 8, 2012 NAC Theatre

    November 12, 2012

    Ottawa, Ontario – In keeping with tradition, the NAC English Theatre is proud to present an enchanting theatre experience leading up to the holidays. Hot off a sold-out run at Theatre Calgary, a cast of 17 delivers the elegance of Pride and Prejudice to the NAC! The romantic world of Regency England is brought to vivid life in this sparkling new adaptation by Janet Munsil of Jane... Read more

  10. NAC/GCTC JOINT GENERAL AUDITIONS

    November 7, 2012

    National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley, Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley, Great Canadian Theatre Company Artistic Director Eric Coates and Artistic Associate Patrick Gauthier will be conducting joint general auditions in Ottawa Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2012. These auditions are open to professional actors based in... Read more

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