Announcing the Chandelier Gala and celebration week
TORONTO, July 31, 2013 /CNW/ - The Chandelier Gala on October 7, 2013
will cap off the Elgin Theatre's 100th anniversary celebration in grand style.
The evening event includes two opportunities to celebrate - a major
gifts dinner in the Winter Garden Theatre or a cocktail supper in the
cascading lobbies. The Gala concludes with a night of entertainment in
the Elgin Theatre that celebrates a century of entertainment from
vaudeville to musical theatre such as Cats, Tommy, Opera Atelier and
other theatrical triumphs. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.ca.
Christopher Plummer is the Honorary Chair of the 100th anniversary committee. Well-known Canadian producer Marlene Smith is
producing the show.
"I'm not giving away too much at this point," she says. "I'm calling on
all the theatre's friends - past, current and future - to help
celebrate the 100th anniversary. I promise it'll be a once-in-a-lifetime evening."
The Chandelier Gala is part of the Chandelier Project launched a year
ago. Funds raised at the Chandelier Gala will be used to re-create the
chandelier and to support the ongoing conservation and protection of
this National Historic Site.
The elegant Tiffany-style chandelier not only illuminated the theatre,
but also highlighted the gold-leaf plaster motifs of musical
instruments that decorate the dome. The bowl was fabricated with
stunning amber-coloured stained-glass jewels strung together with brass
The Chandelier Gala also kicks off Celebration Week. Other events
include free public tours on October 9 and 12, as well as an
architectural discussion on October 10. Additional events will be
Constructed in 1913 by American theatre impresario Marcus Loew, the
Elgin and Winter Garden theatres acted as the Canadian flagship for his
chain of vaudeville theatres. It was the only double-decker theatre
built in Canada and is today the last of its kind in the world.
SOURCE: The DC Group
For further information:
Visit www.heritagetrust.on.ca/EWG100 for more information.