“The fabulousest, Canadianest Diva of them all”
– Toronto Star
About Mary Lou
Mary Lou Fallis holds a unique position in the music scene as “Canada’s foremost musical comedienne.” Known to thousands of viewers and listeners across the country for the Bravo! television series Bathroom Divas, her CBC Radio series Diva Diaries, and to hundreds of theatre-goers for her Primadonna series of one-woman shows, Ms. Fallis in her inimitable way, has re-invented the classical music comedy genre.
Upcoming for June:
Reception for Lydia Adams and Amadeus Choir
Donalda Club, Toronto, Ontario
$25 (Limited amount)
Upcoming for July:
Festival of the Sound
Opening Gala Performance
Tickets 705.746.2410 or 1.866.364.0061
Fortieth Anniversary Dinner at Festival of the Sound
$150/plate fundraising dinner and concert
See www.festivalofthesound.ca for details
Upcoming for October:
Halliburton Highlands Concert Series
Fallis & Tiefenbach: More or Less Live!
Northern Lights Performing Pavilion
Fred Shuttleworth 705.455.9060
Mary Lou Fallis has a Masters Degree in Performance and Literature from the University of Toronto. She has a reputation as a teacher with strong practical technical knowledge, musical imagination and an inspirational rapport with her singers. Frequently traveling across the country as an adjudicator and clinician,she has participated in that capacity from Whitehorse Yukon to Victoria B.C to St. John’s Newfoundland and has judged many provincial and national competitions. Ms. Fallis’ Masterclass on Music and Humour has been presented at University of British Columbia’s Opera Program, The Victoria Conservatory, the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto and the University of Toronto,to name but a few. Her work on the panel of judges for BRAVO! TV’s “Bathroom Divas” won her a Gemini for producing and arranging the singer’s ‘boot camp’. Ms Fallis maintains a studio in downtown Toronto at the centrally located Bloor St. United Church (300 Huron Street). Ms. Fallis students include those who have gone on to sing and teach professionally as well as those who sing for their own enjoyment and personal musical development.
An engaging speaker, Mary Lou Fallis expresses her own inimitable take on the world of music. Her two most popular presentations “Being a Primadonna in Canada is a Contradiction in Terms” and “Humour and Music” are her recent topics, although she has prepared specialized addresses, for groups as diverse as the National Association of Teachers of Singing (Teaching High Notes) and the Medical Faculty of the University of Western Ontario (TB or Not TB? That is Operative Question) She and her partner in crime-Peter Tiefenbach have also written songs that are tailor-made for special occasions: Doris Anderson’s 80th Birthday, A David Crombie Salute, A Sheila Copps Roast, The American Herb Society’s International Conference, and last April, HRH Prince Andrew’s visit to the York Club,. Mary Lou has been a keynote speaker at The Ontario Librarians Annual Conference, The Women’s Canadian Clubs of Hamilton, London and Toronto, the Empire Club, the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association and The Western Canada Opera Club in Vancouver as well as Festival 500 in St. John’s Newfoundland. She has also acted as host for any number of award ceremonies and celebratory evenings, including the Toronto Arts Awards, The Rubies and The Doras.