Welcome to The Pearl Company
The 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.
February 2 – 4, 9 – 11: The Train of Thought: written and directed by Gary Santucci
February 12: Shari Vandermolen Quartet: Champagne & Chocolate….
February 16: David McLaughlin: Works From a Lifetime: The Complete Art Opening!
February 17: Elizabeth Shepherd & Michael Occhipinti: Artists as Activists
February 18: Christopher Clause & Crowd: George Harrison
February 19: Queens of Quirk: A matinee celebrating unique quirky queendoms 2:00 pm
February 24: Gary Santucci & Spanjazz: New Works – Postponed
February 25: Matthew de Zoete in Concert
January through February: David McLaughlin exhibits his unique glass sculptures and his furniture art.
March 2, 3, 4: Sam Sheppard’s Fool for Love
March 16 – 18; 23 – 25: King Lear
March 22: Hammer Hoppers Present: Adrean Farrugia &
March 31/April 1: Buddy Rich Tribute
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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.
There are always tickets at the door for shows that are not sold-out. The door remains cash-only.
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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!!!
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I LOVE Welcome Inn Benefit Concert! Thursday, February 23. 6.30 doors, 7:00pm start. $20 per person It’s their annual I ? Welcome Inn benefit concert. Enjoy great music, have some laughs and join in sharing the love with Welcome Inn Community Centre. This yearly event is a lot of fun and all proceeds go to fund the great works at Welcome Inn. Oh, and there will be pies for auction. PIES! Cash bar, music, food and lots of fun. Music by local Hamilton artists – The Skiffs – who will be doing some nostalgic acoustic covers of songs from the 90s. It’s going to be a great night out!.
Click on the link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-3-welcome-inn-concert-tickets-31726697406 to reserve your tickets for pick up at the event on the 23rd.
Colour Film with Low Country Hill: Saturday, February 25. 7.30 doors, 8:00 start. $15 / $10 students/seniors/wage-challenged. Colour Film: Music for your mind’s eye. With songs that play like home movies rich in imagery, characters, and emotions, Colour Film is the new identity of Hamilton’s Matthew de Zoete. Debut EP Super 8 blends pop and folk to set six of these cinematic songs in an atmospheric soundscape conjured with producer Les Cooper (Jill Barber, Good Lovelies). Imagine Nick Drake cheering up a bit and meeting Beck. This will be an intimate performance with an ensemble of guitar, keyboards, percussion, and harmonies. Listen online at www.colourfilm.ca
“Low Country Hill is a provocative experimentation in sound and shape…but grounded with heart and soul.” – Kent Heberling Those Who Dig (Milwaukee, WI) Listen online at www.lowcountryhill.com
Fool for Love: March 2, 3, 4. 7.30 doors, 8:00 start. Tickets $25 each. The idiomatic voice of American playwright and actor Sam Shepard provides the electrical currents that ignite “Fool for Love,” Two former lovers meet in a run-down motel room in the Mojave Desert. Eddie tries to convince May to rekindle their romance and move to a farm in Wyoming. May has moved on with her life but Eddie is still living in past. The couple is caught in an emotional power struggle where the past haunts the present. Directed by Paul Groulx, The Artful Gauntlet Theatre Company. Featuring Jennifer Farrugia, Michael Sbrocchi, Rod Mctaggart, Dave Guthrie. You don’t want to miss Sam Shepard’s gritty classic about dangerous love. The play was a finalist for the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
King Lear: March 16-18 @ 8pm, March 19 @ 2pm, March 23-25 @ 8pm. Tickets $20. The 9M Theatre Company presents its inaugural production: William Shakespeare’s King Lear. The production will showcase many of Hamilton’s talented Shakespearean actors, including actor/musician Jordan Abraham in the title role.
King Lear is a man who gives away his Kingdom and, in doing so, loses himself and his mind. He is alone, fragile, caught in a storm, helpless to stop the tragic events unfolding around him. But just when he has lost everything, it seems he may have found his humanity. A play with ambitions of power, sword fighting, classic speeches, dark humour, disastrous romances, and familial love, it’s sure to have something for everyone. Whether you are a Shakespearean scholar, or looking for an exciting night of theatre and storytelling, here is King Lear!
Cast: Jordan Abraham as King Lear, Krista McNaughton as Cordelia/The Fool, Julian Nicholson as The Earl of Gloucester, Tyler Brent as Edmund, the Bastard, Scott Buchanan as Edgar, Sean Emberley as The Earl of Kent, Rebekah Pullen as Goneril, director Liz Buchanan as Regan, Luis Arrojo as The Duke of Albany, Gregory Cruikshank as Oswald/The Duke of Burgandy/Knight, Will Gillespie as The King of France/Doctor/others. Stage Manager/Costume Designer: Robyn Lightwalker.
David McLaughlin: Works From a Lifetime: The “Complete” Show continues to March 31. David’s furniture and his glassworks are all on display. One of the most memorable stops on the Art Bus tours has arrived at The Pearl.
After forty years of arts and crafts, a Multicraft Gallery has been established for the marketing and disposal of the accumulated creative production of David McLaughlin of Hamilton Ontario.
All of David’s work is utterly his own. His works in glass are forceful, eye-catching, and unique. The one-of-a-kind furniture pieces leave you startled at his wonderfully quirky creativity.
These stained glass panels and furniture pieces are for sale until late March 2017. Free local delivery will be available. Payment can be made through Pay Pal. For more information contact David at: email@example.com
For George 2017 – A Celebration of the Music of George Harrison: Saturday, February 18: Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. Cover: $20 suggested or Pay As You Wish. Hosted by Christopher Clause and featuring the best in Hamilton artists, FOR GEORGE 2017 is a musical celebration of the life and music of George Harrison, as well as a sharing of the original music inspired by George.
All proceeds raised from the show will go towards GRACENOTES and the Debbie Clause Recording Fund, which will help raise funds for local indendent music projects in Hamilton.
Artists that will be performing are: The Barr Band, Christopher Clause, Andy Griffiths, Andrew Hall, Bec Jamieson, Chris Jamieson, Michael Scott, TOMMYGUNN, Peter Taplay, and more!!!!
Queens of Quirk: An evening celebrating unique quirky queendoms through music, comedy and a radio musical. Sunday February 19. 1.30 doors, 2:00pm start. Tickets: Pay it Forward, and sliding scale $10-$20
Hanna Bech is a professor of whimsy, and a diviner of hooks, whose muse is a white ball of fluff who does back flips. Mary Clements writes songs about #adulting, and has a smile filled with so much sunshine you’ll think she walked out of a Disney film. Pamela Gardner is a velvet voiced flying songbird whose mischievous eyes can make babies laugh and grown men cry. Radha S. Menon is an interdisciplinary artist who can stand on her head and drink Scotch.
This Queens of Quirk features the debut of Mary Clements, whose folky piano tunes will remind you of musicals.
It also features an original radio musical “Circles” – a satirical RomCom set in ancient Sicily about a deserting Roman soldier, an Archimedes groupie and a singing cyclops. Book and script by Radha Menon and Music composed by Hanna Bech.
TICKETS: Online: https://www.bruha.com/event/672 Cash at door, or for e-transfer details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Queens of Quirk believes art should be accessible, and because of this we offer PAY IT FORWARD tickets. Please email email@example.com if you would like to Pay it Forward, or if you would like a PIF ticket.
The Shari Vandermolen Quartet: Chocolate & Champagne: Sunday, February 12, Doors: 7:00. Start: 7:30 $20 / $15 students/ seniors/ wage-challenged. We hope that you will join Shari Vandermolen and her exceptional band for an evening of jazz, blues, and songs of love that will put you in a snuggling mood. Make us your stop for a Dessert of Chocolate with a (reasonable, cash) Champagne Bar!
Shari Vandermolen is an award-winning local performer and vocalist who imbues the best of contemporary influence into classic songs while paying homage to such legendary vocalists as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Nina Simone and Sara Vaughan. In doing so, she makes a song her own.
The Shari V Quartet features Mohawk College Jazz program alumni Steve McRae on piano, James Gannett on bass and Michael Yates on drums. “She takes a song and gives it emotional depth and edge. She not only sings it magnificently she acts the heart and soul out of it… When she tackles such hurting songs and raw pain surges from her throat, that pain finds you in the dark and makes you shiver with pleasure.” – The Hamilton Spectator
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Elizabeth Shepherd and Michael Occhipinti: Artists as Activists: An evening of music with a social conscience. Friday, February 17. Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. Cost: $20. With a combined total of 14 JUNO nominations between them, Elizabeth Shepherd and Michael Occhipinti have been combining their unique voices, as they tour together over the past 4 years. Whether drawing on jazz, soul, folk, pop or world music, their sound is soulful and fresh.
For this show, in light of recent events, they’ll be framing the evening with the theme of “Artists as Activists: Socially Conscious Musicians”. From the music of Bruce Cockburn to Stevie Wonder, and of course some of their own original material along the way, they cover songs of protest of all styles, infusing each one with their own signature sound. Never has there been a better time to get inspired by the power of music to effect change.
Both exciting singer/songwriter pianist, and souljazz innovator Elizabeth Shepherd, and Michael Occhipinti, multitalented guitarist/ composer/ arranger have been toasted world-wide for their talent and versatility. For more about these two startlingly original musicians, see the “Read More” section below. www.elizabethshepherd.com www.michaelocchipintimusic.com Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klhLIuALpCc
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THE TRAIN OF THOUGHT: Theatre of the Awakening Mind. Starts January 26 2017. Departure Time 8:00 pm; Please plan to arrive 30 minutes before boarding. Boarding Passes: $20.00 & $15.00. Schedule: January 26, 27, 28. February 2, 3, 4 & 9, 10, 11. Belief and Disbelief are confronted on “The Train of Thought.” Four travelers embark on a journey to face the ultimate consequences of their beliefs. They engage in the most important conversation of our time!
Written & Directed by Gary Santucci. Cast: Tara Smith, Tony Di Casa, Rod McTaggart, Jay Shand, Robin Zee. Tickets will be available on-line @ ticketscene or by calling to reserve @ 905 524 0606 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org All performances begin @ 8:00pm
David Woodhead’s Confabulation: Saturday, January 21, 8:00. $20/$15. Bassist and multi-instrumentalist David Woodhead is one of the most accomplished of Canadian musicians and his genre-defying (mostly) instrumental supergroup, Confabulation, is a thrill-ride for players and audiences alike. David has played on more than 200 albums. He was the bassist for folk legend Stan Rogers. He’s played with Loreena McKennitt, Valdy, Sneezy Waters, Brent Titcomb, Scott Merritt, jazz ensemble Manteca. He regularly tours with James Keelaghan. Confabulation’s musical eclecticism features: harp-like fingerstyle ukulele picking, klezmer-like horns, a few intriguing time signatures and some unexpected chord changes. The line-up: keyboardist Doug Wilde (Leonard Cohen, Jane Siberry, Manteca), drummer Rich Greenspoon (Njacko Backo, Stewed Tomatoes, Betty and the Bobs), violinist / fiddler Anne Lindsay (Blue Rodeo, Toronto Maple Leafs) and guitarist Bob Cohen (Jesse Winchester,Tim Hardin).
The quintet combines Woodhead’s sophisticated-yet-accessible compositions with the odd dramatic interpretation of Rudyard Kipling and nod to Peter Gabriel. Their shows merge outstanding musicianship with spontaneity, whimsy, and the musical chops to take them in whatever direction they’re moved to go. http://www.davidwoodhead.com/ The Confabulation : http://www.davidwoodhead.com/confabulation.html Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m62zRUT9u4M
David McLaughlin/Gary Santucci: Prelude in Glass. Saturday, January 14, 8:00pm. One of the most memorable stops on the Art Bus tours comes to The Pearl. After forty years of arts and crafts, a Multicraft Gallery has been established for the marketing and disposal of the accumulated creative production of David McLaughlin of Hamilton Ontario. David first shows his works in glass. Forceful, eye-catching, and unique, these pieces are but a prelude to other one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. (His work is astonishing; completely unpredictable but just right.). David will space out the entry of his pieces into The Pearl over time, – in plays, behind concerts, and in the gallery. You’ll know them when you see them.
Gary Santucci plays for this preview amid the glittering glasswork.
These stained glass panels will be listed for sale on the auction site Ebay. This auction will end early February 2017. The second lot will be exhibited for the month of February. Free local delivery will be available. Payment will be made through Pay Pal. For more information contact David at email@example.com
Big Johnny Blue, Strange Cargo & Special Guest Charly Chiarelli: Friday, January 13. 8:00pm, $20 / $15 students/seniors/wage-challenged…. Like the blues? You’ll love them Big Johnny Blue style. Big Johnny’s a Hamilton guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and founding member of The Hamilton Blues Society. He has written hundreds of songs, and played with countless local musicians over the years. He is committed to supporting local music and musicians, especially by supporting efforts to tell the story of Hamilton’s blues history, and the power of music to improve the life of every man.
Charly Chiarelli is one of the world’s premiere storytellers, widely known for his trilogy of one-person plays. He may be an accomplished storyteller but he is also a songwriter and virtuoso harmonica player. Find out just how capable when he joins Johnny and Strange Cargo in the telling acoustics at The Pearl…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE8p_zRZeIs&index=1&list=PLB3320D903F7A1FCE https://www.facebook.com/bigjohnnyblueandstrangecargo/