Wednesday, July 6, 2011

TIFF IN THE PARK: Classic Musicals, July 6-Aug 31

Every Wednesday at sunset beginning in July, TIFF and the Toronto Entertainment District BIA present FREE outdoor screenings of classic screen musicals at David Pecaut Square (formerly Metro Square, next to Roy Thomson Hall). In addition to such family favourites as The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz, we are also proud to offer a sneak peek at TIFF Bell Lightbox’s epic Raj Kapoor retrospective with a screening of his classic film Jagte Raho.

Screenings start at 9:00 pm in July and 8:30 pm in August.

July 6: The Wizard of Oz
The beloved fantasy about a young girl’s journey through a strange world, accompanied by some very special friends.

July 13: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Catherine Deneuve stars in Jacques Demy’s delightful musical romance.

July 20: Funny Girl
Barbra Streisand won the Best Actress Academy Award for her screen debut in the film version of her stage hit.

July 27: The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews’ irrepressible singing nun brings love and laughter to the home of a stern widower and his seven children.

August 3: Jagte Raho
A Chaplinesque tramp gets more than he bargained for when he wanders into a luxury apartment building in search of a glass of water.

August 10: Fiddler on the Roof
As part of our summer tribute to Norman Jewison at TIFF Bell Lightbox, enjoy his classic adaptation
of the hit stage show.

August 17: Singin’ in the Rain
Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds star in this classic musical set at the end of Hollywood’s silent era.

August 24: The Muppet Movie
Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie, Miss Piggy and the rest are joined by celebrity guests Steve Martin, Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, Orson Welles and numerous others in their first big-screen adventure.

August 31: Mary Poppins
A magical nanny descends from the sky to take two unruly children in hand in this perennial favourite from Disney.

Don’t miss the Mirvish Productions’ presentation of Disney’s Mary Poppins on stage at the Princess of Wales Theatre later this year. Go to for tickets and information.

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