TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 26, 2012) - Each month, Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX)'s Front Row Centre Events offers our guests great entertainment on the big screen. Met Opera, stage productions, movies and more can be seen at participating Cineplex theatres. Here is your listing of the many great Front Row Centre Events Cineplex has in April.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS MONTH:
Rascal Flatts: Changed - Live in HD
When: April 5, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT and PT and 6 p.m. MT.
A special one-night only event features concert footage with new music and hits and interviews with the band. Fans can also submit questions via social media to the band for a Q&A session following the event.
Stage and Theatre
Love Never Dies
When: April 11, 2012 at 7 p.m. local time April 21, 2012 at 12:45 p.m. local time
The eagerly awaited sequel to The Phantom of the Opera can be enjoyed exclusively on the big screen! Love Never Dies features a cast of 36 including actors Ben Lewis as the Phantom and Anna O'Byrne as Christine Daaé. The Phantom has chosen Coney Island as the location of his new life but he still pines for Christine. The Phantom wants to win back her love so he lures Christine and her family to this new world.
The Bright Stream - The Bolshoi Ballet Series
When: April 29, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. local time
The Bright Stream celebrates the illusory nature of love with mistaken identities, hilarious deceptions and happy resolutions. During a harvest festival on a collective farm in the Russian steppes, a Moscow dance troupe arrives to entertain the workers, upsetting the applecart to humorous effect. Ratmansky plumbs the genius of Dmitri Shostakovich's vivid folk music to reveal the soul of his actor-dancers with a zest for deft characterization in movement.
WWE WrestleMania XXVIII
When: April 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT
Witness the once-in-a-lifetime collision between The Rock and John Cena as they face off on the grandest stage of them all. Welcome to WrestleMania, the most anticipated event in WWE history! Don't miss Undertaker, Triple H, Kane, Rey Mysterio, CM Punk and all your favorite WWE Superstars live on the big screen.
WWE Extreme Rules
When: April 29, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT
What will the fallout be from WrestleMania? This live event from the Allstate Arena in Chicago might have the answer!
Massenet's Manon - The Met: Live in HD 2011-12 Season
When: April 7, 2012 at 12 p.m. ET
April 28, 2012 at 12 p.m. ET (encore)
Anna Netrebko's dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly's new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met's Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.
Verdi's La Traviata - The Met: Live in HD 2011-12 Season
When: April 14, 2012 at 12:55 p.m. ET
Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker's stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
Stage and Theatre
One Man, Two Guvnors (encore) - National Theatre Live 2011-12 Season
When: April 26, 2012 at 6:45 p.m. local time
From the internationally acclaimed theatre that brought you War Horse and The History Boys, comes London's biggest smash-hit comedy in years. The National Theatre of Great Britain presents the comedy sensation One Man, Two Guvnors, winner of the Evening Standard Award and the Critics' Circle Award. Directed by Tony® and Olivier Award winner Nicholas Hytner, Richard Bean's side-splitting comedy returns captured live from the London stage.
Gladiator - A Most Wanted Mondays Presentation
When: April 30, 2012 at 7 p.m. local time
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor (Russell Crowe).
Cast: Russell Crowe, Connie Nielsen, Joaquin Phoenix
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) - A Classic Film Series Presentation
When: April 18, 2012, 7:00 p.m. local time
April 22, 2012, 1:00 p.m. local time
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Mickey Rooney
An American Tail (1986) - A Family Favourites Presentation
When: April 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. local time
While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.
Stars: Cathianne Blore, Dom DeLuise, John Finnegan, Phillip Glasser, Amy Green, Madeline Kahn, Pat Musick, Nehemiah Persoff, Christopher Plummer
The Great Muppet Caper (1981) - A Family Favourites Presentation
When: April 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. local time
Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.
Stars: Diana Rigg, Charles Grodin, John Cleese, Robert Morley, Peter Ustinov, Jack Warden, Erica Creer, Kate Howard, Della Finch, Michael Robbins, Joan Sanderson
Babe (1995) - A Family Favourites Presentation
When: April 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. local time
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.
Stars: James Cromwell, Zoe Burton, Paul Goddard, Wade Hayward, Brittany Byrnes, Mary Acres, Janet Foye, Pamela Hawken, Karen Gough, David Webb
Madagascar (2005) - A Family Favourites Presentation
When: April 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. local time
Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, four animals from New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar, among a bunch of merry lemurs.
Stars: Andy Richter, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric The Entertainer
Coming in May: Christopher Plummer in Barrymore, Wagner's Ring Cycle encores, The Met: Live in HD, WWE Over the Limit, classic and family favourite movies and more!
WHERE: A complete list of locations for each event can be found at www.cineplex.com/events.