The Pearl Company

Theatre, Gallery and Arts Centre 16 Steven Street Hamilton ON 905-524-0606

Welcome to The Pearl Company

The Pearl second floorThe Pearl Company is an arts facility at 16 Steven Street, Hamilton housing a perfect black box theatre-in-the-round and an acoustically fabulous concert hall. 

PARKING NEWS: Much free parking available. Look for the guy in the neon vest to help you figure it out!

Here's what's going on at The Pearl.
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Coming Up at The Pearl!

JUNE
June 1 – 2 / 7 – 9:  Chekhov’s The Bear
June 10: Second Sunday Sing-Along!
June 16: Samarkand and the Silk Road: Gary Santucci
June 21: Danny Michel
June 23: Dala
June 30: The Hispanic Fraternity Association presents “The Unhappiness Virus”
The Play will be in Spanish

JULY:
July 6: Euphonic. Gary Santucci Opens 

July 7: Mercury Man: Orson Wells Last Performance
July 8: Second Sunday Sing-Along! 

July 19 – 29: Fringe: Two BYOV Plays   

On the Walls: Pearl Company Artists:  Gallery Hours: By Appointment, by chance, and when open for events.

SEE EVENT DETAILS BELOW  or CLICK ON EVENT or DATE at side :

You are able to pre-purchase your ticket by clicking the “Buy Tickets” tab at the top of the page and buying on-line through TicketScene or Bruha.

There are always tickets at the door for shows that are not sold-out. The door remains cash-only.

Sign up for the weekly Newsletter by emailing Barbara Milne at: info@thepearlcompany.ca
Tourism Hamilton’s Arts Ambassador of the Year 2011
YWCA Woman of Distinction in the Arts 2009
City of Hamilton Lifetime Achievement in the Arts 2009 with Gary Santucci.  

The Pearl Company is the HMA Theatre of the Year 2013 and 2014!!!

info@thepearlcompany.ca  ////  905 524-0606

Summer Sundays /Art Sale /Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale

Summer Sundays /Art Sale /Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale:
Every Summer Sunday! PearlinPink12:00 to 4:00 pm. It’s an Art Sale/ Junque & Stuff Yard Sale/ Meet-and-Greet! Lots of out-of-the-ordinary articles (also some very ordinary) for sale in our “Corner Store” on King St.  Also, there are many treasures in the warehouse that is The Pearl.  This started out as a Membership Drive but we have sold a lot of (reasonably priced) art on these Sundays so why not keep them going? Come enjoy the day! And become a member if that works for you….
We will open our doors this Friday (July 13) as well for Art Crawl. Come on by! 

 

The Fringe @ The Pearl! July 19 – 29

The Fringe @ The Pearl!
Final Broadcast: FP Theatre (Hamilton, ON): Tickets: $10 for adults (Fringe Backer Button Required)
Five survivors – a couple, two exes, and a stranger – caught high up in a slowly burning building following an earthquake decide to livestream the experience while awaiting rescue. …at least the Wi-Fi’s free.
Playwright/Director: Robert K. Brown; Stage Manager: Vanessa Rundle-Fotheringham; Sound Design/Original Score: Zach Parsons; Cast: Robert K. Brown – John; Theresa Noon-Hunter – Tracey; Hayden Ling –  Akio; Mykola Paskaruk – Ishmael; Claudia Spadafora – Alys.  Audience: Parental Guidance.  Running Time: 50 minutes. WARNING: Mature Content. PLY533-Fringe-Poster-sml
Thursday, July 19 @ 7pm
Friday, July 20 @ 9pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 7pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 4:30pm
Tuesday, July 24 @ 9pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 7pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 9pm
Friday, July 27 @ 7pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 9pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 2pm

The ABCs of Love with Adult Baby Cupid: NOT Still Your Friend (Toronto, ON). Tickets: Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required).
Adult Baby Cupid comes to earth to answer your questions about love and relationships in 2018, with advice that has lasted through the ages. What could possibly go wrong? Award winning cabaret performer and theatre creator, Adam Bailey, takes on love, relationships and life as Adult Baby Cupid. A character created for Toronto’s Lunacy Cabaret, Adult Baby Cupid has been an audience favorite. Now sharing the stage with the operatic voice and co-hosting skills of Kristin Mueller-Heaslip, Cupid will be enjoying his first full length theatrical outing. There will be singing, jokes, and audience participation as the God of Love and his singing side kick try to rediscover what makes them relevant in a rapidly changing world. Created and Performed by the Cast: Adam Bailey as Adult Baby Cupid and Kristen Mueller-Heaslip as Herself .
Show Type: Comedy. Audience: Mature. Running Time: 80 minutes. WARNINGS: Mature Content, Strong Language, Nudity
Thursday, July 19 @ 9pm
Friday, July 20 @ 6:30pm
Saturday, July 21 @ 9pm
Sunday, July 22 @ 2pm
Tuesday, July 24 @ 6:30pm
Wednesday, July 25 @ 9pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 6:30pm
Friday, July 27 @ 9pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 6:30pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 4:30pm

Second Sunday Sing-Alongs! @ 2:00pm. August 12, September 9, and so on.

Second Sunday Sing-Alongs! Every 2nd Sunday @ 2:00pm. August 12, Sept. 9, and so on.  PWYC (pay what you feel you can.). Starting in May The Pearl Company is opening its doors to a Community Sing-Second-Sunday-Sing_05_18Along. Every second Sunday of every month at 2 o’clock we invite the Hamilton community to come and raise your voices. We will be singing Great Old Tunes from the 60s, 70s and onward. Inspired by the “Rise Up” songbook, another legacy of Pete Seeger. Let’s join our voices and remember the way we used to sing and dream and set our voices free.  So bring something to strum or hum or shake.  SING YOU SOON!
Hosted by Howard Jerome (who really was singing folk songs in Greenwich Village in the sixties).

PAST EVENTS:

Mercury Man: The Last Performance of Orson Welles: Saturday, July 7.

Mercury Man: The Last Performance of Orson Welles: Dramatic Hat Productions. Saturday, July 7. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $20 / $15 students /seniors/ un(der)waged. A new play by Joel Pettigrew (Waking). Mercury Man takes place days before Welles’ death. The play is set to debut at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival on July 18-29. The cast and crew are doing a one-night showcase at The Pearl – just to give us a taste (and mMercuryMan_Rod_07_18ake sure they’ve ironed out the wrinkles….)
Hollywood, 1985. While recording his last ever film role – the voice of a cartoon robot planet – Orson Welles meets his “Biggest Fan,” and recounts tales of his early success in film, theatre and radio, the aftermath of making the greatest movie of all time, and all that must be sacrificed in order to do what you were made for.
“Interesting concept, good pacing, great dialogue” – Toronto Fringe New Play Jury

Euphonic: Friday, July 6

Euphonic: Friday, July 6. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $20 / $15 EuphonicClr_07_18students/seniors/un(der)waged. “Euphonic are Geoff Ball, Bob Wegner, and Vince Waters.  With cello, guitar, and drums they have created an eclectic sound of their own – a fusion of classical, Latin, folk, prog rock, ragtime, and jazz. They’ve been writing and playing music together for over a decade, and have finally managed to come together to compile an album’s worth of their original compositions. They are excited to finally be doing their album release show at the Pearl Company, where they will perform their album and more.”  Gary Santucci pulls out some chops and opens for them.

Membership Drive /Fundraiser /Art Sale /Yard Sale /Barbeque: Sun, June 24

Membership Drive /Fundraiser /Art Sale /Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale /Barbeque: Sunday, PearlinPinkJune 24. !2:00 to 4:00 pm. Free Event. Especially in honour of all our new members and members-to-be (or just inquiring while checking out Gary’s barbeque skills). Membership cards will be available.
Visit our Membership Page: See tab above.
Suggested: The Passive Annual Membership: $100.00
or: The Active Annual Membership: $200.00

“El virus de los infelices” / “The Unhappiness Virus”. Saturday, June 30

“El virus de los infelices” / “The Unhappiness Virus”. Saturday, June 30. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $10. The play is in Spanish. The theatre group of The Hispanic Fraternity Association presents the play “El virus de los infelices”, a comedy in which a group of women are gathered to celebrate a birthday of one of them.  A mysterious virus has invaded the celebration when everything seems to go very badly. No one knows how to stop the threat that seems about to escalate to something more serious.
Set in the present time, “El virus de los infelices” is a dramatic comedy adapted and directed by Ricardo Gonzalez. The ending will not leave anyone indifferent.

DALA! Saturday, June 23

Dala: Saturday, June 23. 8:00pm. Tickets: $30 / $25 Students/Seniors. Juno nominees and winners ofDala the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. Darlings of the Canadian music scene, Dala are poised to bring their fresh brand of acoustic pop music to the world. Drawing upon influences like The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Dala write songs that are both catchy and insightful. Amanda’s ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila’s velvety alto, creating the lush harmonies that have become their trademark. The sheer joy with which they perform is infectious; they are equally entertaining between songs, telling funny and down to earth stories that make every show unique. Dala have opened for artists such as Tom Cochrane, Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, and joined Stuart McLean on the CBC’s Vinyl Café. They have performed at The New Orleans Jazz Festival, The Edmonton Folk Festival, California’s Strawberry Festival and Mariposa. In 2009, they were the only Canadian act invited to play at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival. www.dalagirls.com
“Dala seem bound for a loftier place where substance stands equal to style.” – The Irish Times

Danny Michel: Thursday, June 21

Danny Michel: Thursday, June 21. Doors: 7:15. Concert: 8:00pm. Tickets: $30 / $25 students/seniors/un(der)waged.  “With two Juno nominations and six solo albums to his credit, Danny DannyMichelMichel is one of the finest and most charming songwriters to grace the stage. His honest and straightforward lyrics, earnest live performances, and engaging stage banter, have earned him a devoted global fan base. As his fans will attest, he is a spontaneous & fearless performer.  If you’ve seen Danny live in concert, you’re probably already a fan. If you haven’t, you are missing out on “one of this country’s …..musical treasures” (Toronto Star). Like a chameleon, he slips into any genre with ease, playing off the energy of the crowd. Danny is an innovator, demonstrating that creative artists in the digital age can build a rich, successful and intimate relationship with their fans. He gained publicity in 2008 for making the tracks of his hit single “Feather, Fur & Fin” available for his fans to remix and then posting their submissions on his website.  www.dannymichel.com    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMkeNwU-0Ew&list=PL1DC4BB9370A1BE60

Samarkand & The Silk Road: Saturday, June 16

Samarkand & The Silk Road: Saturday, June 16, Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $20 /$15 students/seniors/un(der)waged. Gary Santucci presents a suite of 10 works that musically trace the travels of GaryOud_06_18Marco Polo from Constantinople to The Great Wall of China. Expect a rather fascinating history lesson along the way. Composed in 2007 by Santucci for Oud, Accordion, Bass and Drums. The work will have its world premiere on the 16th.
Oud- Gary Santucci
Accordion – Jordan Abraham
Bass- James Gannet
Drums- Vincent Waters

The Bear: May 31, June 1 – 3, June 7 – 9

The Bear: May 31, June 1 – 2 @ 8pm June 3 @ 2pm, June 7 – 9 @ 8pm. Tickets: $20  Chekhov’s story invites us into the world of a widow, whose grief for her dead husband keeps her entombed in her TheBear_06_18own house. Her servant begs her to rejoin the world of the living, but the mourning widow hasn’t the will. A dashing man raps on the door. It seems the widow’s deceased husband borrowed a tidy sum from this gentleman and he is now desperate to have the loan repaid. The widow has neither the cash nor the inclination. A war of wills ensues as Chekhov massages their battle into a comedic frenzy. Maybe, just maybe, while living amongst the debris of profound loss, might a second chance at love come knocking combatively at the door?

Taylor Sutherland directs. With Concetta Roche, Ira Henderson, Patti Zonta, Gary Santucci

 

Scenes & Songs from Gord Carruth’s Canadian Musicals: Fri. May 25, Sat. May 26 Matinee @ 1:30. Evening Show Cancelled!

Scenes & Songs from Gord Carruth’s Canadian Musicals: THE SATURDAY EVENING SHOW BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE BOOK FOR OTHER SHOWS. Thurs, May 24 & Fri. 25 @ 7:30. Sat. May 26: Matinee @ 1:30 & Evening @ 7:30. Tickets: $25. Doors: 7:00 & 1:00pm.
Ex-Hamiltonian, Gord Carruth, a national ACTRA award-winning playwright/composer, Canada’s GordCarruth_05_18most prolific writer of historical musicals, returns home to present scenes and songs from his works.
Gord has written eight mainstage musicals, four musicals for children and close to two hundred songs.
Canadian artists, Andrew Galligan and Reba Sigler from Ottawa, will present excerpts from the following musicals:
JOEY, based on the life and times of Joey Smallwood; THE PRINCESS &THE PIRATE, A Newfoundland legend; “AND SO TO BED”, based on the diary of Samuel Pepys; GABRIEL; JUST WATCH  ME, based on the life and times of Pierre Trudeau; and his most recent  SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD, the musical, an official event as part of Ottawa’s 150th anniversary celebrations of Confederation.
All music is played by the musicians of Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton.

Azalea: Saturday, May 19.

Azalea: Saturday, May 19. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $20 / $15 students/seniors/ un(der)waged.  Randy Uberig Opens. Getting to know Azalea’s music is getting to know Benjamin and Mia Hackett, the Azalea_05_18husband and wife duo from Hamilton. The way their voices blend together in song conjures an imagined romance, much like their own. Thirteen years after discovering that they work better together than apart, their songwriting bond continues as strong as ever, and they are producing their best work to date.
Benjamin and Mia have released five albums and a holiday single together, each project holding a special place in their hearts. They are most excited about their most recent project, “Gypsy’s Moonlight Motel”, written and recorded with the usual homegrown heart and soul, at “Sweet Dreams Recording Studio” in their home. Of course, this wouldn’t be an Azalea album without love songs and rich two- part harmonies. “Gypsy-Americana” is a term coined to define the remaining songs that borrow from North American and Eastern European folk traditions.
Two haunting voices supported by guitar, piano, and their trademark “suitcase-kick-drum” create a breathtaking concert experience. A must see for fans of “The Civil Wars” and the film “Once”.
http://azaleamusic.net/


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