‘The War of the Worlds’ to be staged in Toronto
Toronto's The Art Of Time Ensemble will once again present "The War of the Worlds" on stage at Harbourfront Centre from October 30 through November 4.
Actors, musicians and a Foley man will recreate the 1938 radio play, which convinced many frightened listeners into believing a Martian invasion was taking place. Art Of Time Artistic Director Andrew Burashko guided a sold-out run last year at the theater on the Canadian city's waterfront. The spring 2011 run was timed to coincide with the centenary of Bernard Hermann's birth.
Herrmann, who scored such Welles' films as "Citizen Kane" and "The Magnificent Ambersons," also collaborated with him on his radio dramas, including the "The War of the Worlds."
The upcoming performances at Harbourcentre will include "Herrmannthology." A nine-piece ensemble will perform a suite based on Hermann's scores.
Tickets are available online, at the Harbourcentre Box Office or by calling (416) 973-4000.
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