MOON OVER NYC
Toronto composer/lyricist Alan Moon shoots for the Big Apple and goes into orbit over New York. He'll be doing graduate studies at the important Tisch School of the Arts, whose faculty includes such post-Sondheim composers as Adam Guettel, William Finn and recent Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa.
A grad of George Brown and York, Moon has racked up Dora nominations for Garden Variations and Tent Meeting and won acclaim for musical direction of Still The Night and The Cradle Will Rock.
Cover costs Tuition runs a staggering $26,000 U.S. a year, so Moon's friends are throwing him a funder to help cover costs -- at least a few pencils and pads of blank music paper. Among the participants are Theresa Tova, Liza Balkan, Sky Gilbert, Eliza Jane Scott and Gavin Crawford, with the B-Girlz hosting.
"It's more like a going-away party," says the excited Moon, "a chance to collect everyone you've worked with for the past five years in the same room and get their addresses. Theatre people move around so much, it's not easy keeping track of where they are."
The Moon Over Manhattan funder is Monday (June 12), 8 pm, at Tallulah's Cabaret (12 Alexander). Tickets are a suggested $20, with donations also accepted.
You can't keep a good Krapp down. The World Stage production of Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, featuring the excellent John Neville, gets an encore run June 20 to 23 at the du Maurier Theatre Centre (231 Queen's Quay West), courtesy of Soulpepper Theatre and Harbourfront Centre. 973- 4000.
But there's more -- and rarer -- Krapp as well. Tryptych Productions and Opera Anonymous present, over two days, the Beckett play and the virtually unknown operatic version of Krapp's Last Tape by Marcel Mihalovici. The first features Peter Barnes, while Gregory Cross performs the sung version. The program also alternates Strindberg's play The Stronger and its operatic adaptation by Hugo Weisgall. Saturday and Sunday (June 10 and 11) at the Music Gallery (179 Richmond West). 489-5349.