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CANADIAN CATS...20th ANNIVERSARY - March 14, 2005

On Monday, March 14th, 1985, at 8:00 p.m. in the Elgin Theatre, an amazing event took place. In a venue that hadn't been used for live theatre in sixty years, the hit Broadway show CATS opened with an all-Canadian cast and crew. It took the City of Toronto by storm for two years and then took over the entire country for two years while the Elgin Theatre was being restored to its original glory. After touring coast to coast, CATS returned to sell-out crowds at Massey Hall. Five years...what a trip!

This year, on March 14th at 7:30 p.m. CATS returns to the Winter Garden Theatre for a concert version with members of the original cast. Also, members of the original creative team will participate—David Taylor, Madeline Paul, Marlene Smith, along with the original production and stage management teams. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Out of the Cold, Community Services and other programs at the Metropolitan United Church (Queen and Church Streets). The Met is a very large downtown Church with many of their services in demand.

Tickets:
$100 - includes priority seating and drink tickets for the post-show party at the theatre
$50 - includes show and party only
$20 - includes limited seating for show and party
Tickets can be purchased by calling TicketMaster at 416-872-5555 or in person at the Elgin Theatre Box Office at 189 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada
Media Contact: Marlene Smith - marl88@rogers.com or Kerri Clarke - exposuretnt@sympatico.ca

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Greg's CD, FUNNY DAY SATURDAY Is Now Available at www.cdbaby.com/gregbond - December 30, 2004

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Greg was loved by many fans and members of the musical theatre community, and is fondly remembered by those who worked with him as a highly dedicated professional with a wonderfully positive attitude towards the theatre and towards life.

One of his passions and concerns was the environment. His song "Fixing Up This World" reflects the urgency he felt in taking responsibility towards saving the environment. To this end we feel that this song needs to be heard.

Greg's family has produced a CD of his music which reflects his 20 years' of development and growth as a lyricist and composer. His music output ranges from the folk songs of his teenage years, like the title song "Funny Day Saturday," to the later songs written for his one-man show HEROES (performed two months before his death), which includes "Fixing Up This World" and "Spellbound." He has left us with a wonderful legacy of music which we would love to share with you. We hope you enjoy his music, as do we.

— Ruth and Ken Bond

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