2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the Elgin Theatre

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 trim.

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 announced.

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:

Catherine Davey
Email: catherinedavey@rogers.com
Telephone: 416-399-4342

Visit www.heritagetrust.on.ca/EWG100 for more information.

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