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!

DECEMBER:
December 1 – 2: Under the Apple Tree: Final Performances
December 6, 7, 8: Death and the Maiden
4 performances. Matinee: Saturday Dec 8 @ 2:00
December 14: Book Launch for Shelley Marshall’s ‘Enhanced’ Script of
“Hold Mommy’s Cigarette” CANCELLED!
December 15: Shelley Marshall’s Full Bawdy Comedy Show CANCELLED!
December 31: New Years Eve: A Night to Remember!

The Pearl Company will continue to operate until end of May ’19!

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 was the HMA Theatre of the Year 2013 and 2014!!!

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

Death and the Maiden: December 6 – 8

Death and the Maiden: December 6 – 8. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Matinee: Dec 8 @ 2:00pm. Tickets: $20. The Pearl Company, in its final season, proudly presents: Ariel Dorfman’s, Death and the Maiden, a psychological thriller about a woman, in a country recovering from a violent dictatorship, who seeks revenge on the man whom she believes to be her torturer.
Starring: Mischa Aravena, Rod McTaggart, and Jennifer Farrugia.
Directed by David Nash; Stage Managed by John B. Wyman.
“We’ll die from so much past, so much pain and resentment. Let’s finish it – let’s finish that conversation from years ago. Let’s close this book once and for all and never speak about it again, never again, never…”
Tickets available at Ticketscene:  or info@thepearlcompany.ca / 905 524-0606

New Years at The Pearl: Let’s Make it a Night to Remember! Monday, December 31

New Years at The Pearl: A Night to Remember!
Monday, December 31, 8:00 ‘til ?  $70 per person/ $60  Members/ wage challenged.

What? New Years is on a Monday? This is not your normal Monday!
We’re doing the grand hello to 2019 this year with a DJ, (more dancing!), a musical interlude or two, and always a great buffet.

  • We promise fun, great conversations, musical magic, and lots of dancing
  • Chef Gary Santucci outdoes himself every year, with a pan-global buffet throughout the night.
  • Cash bar
  • We need you to RSVP via email, or phone or Buy your tickets online.  We are expecting a crowd so let us know as soon as you do!

PS: The Pearl Company will continue to operate until end of May ’19!

https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/22763/

The Curtain Falls on The Pearl

The Curtain Falls on The Pearl

It is with very mixed emotions that I inform everyone that Gary and I have decided to end the run of The Pearl Company.

We have worked hard to keep The Pearl moving forward, but we are now caring for three (amazing) children and our new family requires greater stability than this crazy business can grant us. It’s time to retire and tend to “nos jardins”. Gary, of course, will continue teaching and performing and who can know what else.

We have a zillion fabulous memories: from Valdy and Jesse Winchester to local CD Releases and those cool community events such as the Koren Family Christmas Foodraiser and Christopher Clause’s Beetles’ nights!  Those won’t go away.

We’ve had wonderful audiences and supporters galore but it is time. A huge thank you to our dedicated volunteers who have made it possible for 2 people to look like more!  We are expecting to finish our run May 31.

Here’s a call out to local musicians to pull together some of those fabulous communal concerts.  If you’ve never played the acoustics at The Pearl, now is the time! I’ve already lined up a few guaranteed-to-be-memorable concerts.

If you are a Member, we want you to help us deliver what you’d like to see! If you would still like to become a member, we will of course pro-rate the amount to fit the time and you’d join our Last Season Membership Advisory Group!

I want our remaining time here to be exciting, creative and memorable. I want it to be emblematic of everything the Pearl has been.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments. It’s an uncertain time, but we are planning to do everything we can to send the Pearl out in style.

Thanks for the memories,

Barbara

PAST EVENTS:

The Fringe Hit Musical “Under The Apple Tree”: November 22 – 25 / 29 – December 2.

Brian Morton’s Fringe Hit Musical “Under The Apple Tree”: November 22 – 25 / 29 – December 2.  Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. (Matinees: Nov. 25@5:00pm / Dec. 2@2:00pm) Tickets: $20 / $15 students/seniors/un(der)waged. November 1921, in downtown Hamilton!  At the Lyric Theatre on Mary Street, a shooting occurred backstage during the run of a touring musical comedy vaudeville “girlie” act.  UNDER THE APPLE TREE is a brand new musical that explores a bit of bygone real life local history.  A ‘jazz era’ Hamilton, that is gone but not forgotten. It is is partly, a recreation of an actual musical comedy vaudeville act that toured the vaudeville circuits, in 1920 and 1921.  During its week long run in Hamilton, in late November of 1921, stage hand Jack Grubb, shot chorus girl Cecile Bartley, before turning the gun on himself.
The production features Susan Robinson, Chris Cracknell, Michelle LaHaise, Claire Shingleton-Smith, Erynn Garland, and Larry Smith, in its cast.   The music and songs in the play are all “tin pan alley” compositions circa 1918-1920. It is produced and directed by Brian Morton (winner of the 2013 City of Hamilton Arts Award for Theatre and Artistic Director of non-profit charitable foundation, Theatre Erebus Inc.).
Performance schedule:
Thursday November 22 @ 8:00 pm
Friday November 23 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday November 24 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday November 25 @ 5:00 pm  *Special 97th Anniversary Show
Thursday November 29 @ 8:00 pm
Friday November 30 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday December 1 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday December 2 @ 2:00 pm
*There will be a special talkback event after the 5pm performance on Sunday November 25th, which is the 97th anniversary of the actual shooting, of Cecile Bartley, at the Lyric in 1921.
Tickets at www.ticketscene.ca  For show information please visit  www.theatre-erebus.ca
UNDER THE APPLE TREE contains mature content, simulated violence and loud gun shots: Latecomers will not be admitted to any performance. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Frank Klinger’s Windchilfacter Live: Wednesday, November 28

Frank Klinger’s Windchilfacter Live: Wednesday, November 28. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $12 includes a copy of “Hard Echoes”. With special guest Miles From Nowhere.

Co hosted by Shawn & Ed Brewing Co. A  CD Release for Windchilfactor’s “Hard Echoes”.

“A powerhouse of Prog Rock. Tom Petty-esque vocals and killer guitar solos” Hamilton Magazine

An AFTERNOON of FLAMENCO PASSION! Rescheduled! : Saturday, Nov 24 @ 2:00pm

An AFTERNOON of FLAMENCO PASSION! Milena Tejada:  RESCHEDULED! Saturday, November 24, Doors: 12:00 pm. Show: 2:00pm. Tickets: $20. With tapas, $25 (We are serving Tapas (Spanish appetisers) from !2:00pm on. This is for everyone but especially those who came to the suddenly and unexpectedly cancelled show last Saturday!)  Milena Tejada is a young, incredibly talented dancer tearing up the flamenco scene in Bolivia, Seville (Spain) and now Montreal where she is currently studying and living.  She has recently been nick-named la Tormentita (the little storm) for her powerful and relentless footwork and superb technique.
Dennis Duffin, guitarist, originally from Toronto and now based in Seville Spain, tours regularly with Fin de Fiesta Flamenco, is an original member of Toronto world music group Ventanas, and is known throughout flamenco circles in Canada and abroad. Dennis is presenting this current formation of super talented artists based out of Montreal. Rounding out the roster is Fin de Fiesta companion, Hanser Santos Gomez on Percussion and the infamous Caracolillo de Montreal singing.
—Tronío Flamenco— Dance: Milena Tejada (Bolivia/France), Guitar: Dennis Duffin (Toronto/Sevilla), Voice: Caracolillo (Montreal), Percussion: Hanser Santos Gomez (Cuba)
Ticketscene: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/22608/

Like a Diamond: Hamilton Remembers Tom Petty. Friday, November 16

Like a Diamond: Hamilton Remembers Tom Petty. Friday, November 16, Doors at 7:30 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 / $15 students/seniors/un(der)waged. At the door: $25. The local music scene unites to pay tribute! Hosted by Christopher Clause and Michael Scott. Lineup might change but at the moment: The Barr Band, Jennifer Beehler, Chrys and Momo, Spider Costello, Christopher Clause, Andy Griffiths, The Heartbroken (cc, Michael Scott, Steve Kennedy, Miles From Nowhere, Frank Koren, Jennifer Beehler, Jackie Scott), Dave Pomfret, Michael Scott, Brad Soucie.  Moneys raised will support Gracenotes Hamilton. (https://gracenoteshamilton.com ).  Tickets available through ticketscene: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/22318/ An All Ages Show

Tall Order II: Hosted by Emile d’Eon. Sunday, November 11

Tall Order II: Hosted by Emile d’Eon. Sunday, November 11. Doors: 3:30pm. Show: 4:00 – 5:00pm. Cost: $5 door.  Music students get in free with student card. Emile d’Eon requests: “Please join Peter Kadar, David MacDougall, Mark McIntyre, and me for a 1 hour set of my original electric guitar music. With special guest, Mackenzie Meyer. Can’t wait to play some new music for you all at this great looking and sounding venue.”  Thank you, Emile!
In 2000, Emile was awarded Jazz Report Magazine’s Post Secondary Musician of the Year. He is also an honours graduate of Humber College’s Jazz Diploma Program. Emile keeps a busy touring schedule and is on the faculty at Humber College and Mohawk College. He is an in-demand session player and clinician.
In 2011 Émile released Storyline, his debut album and has performed and recorded with artists including Rik Emmett, Duke Robillard, Natalie McMaster, Don Thompson, Divine Brown, Sarah Slean, and The Tenors. He is also a guitarist for K. W Glee and Cyanide and Happiness.

LIBERTY SILVER: Live at the Pearl Company! CANCELED!

LIBERTY SILVER: CANCELED! Saturday, November 10. Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. $20. You’re invited to one of the best live club shows you’ll ever see! Multiple award-winning recording artist Liberty Silver will be joined by her band for an evening of classic soul, blues and jazz. Winner of 3 Juno Awards and a Grammy Award for her musical collaborations, Liberty Silver possesses an astounding 6.5 octave vocal range. She has performed thousands of shows, sung at numerous Jazz Festivals, and performed for or with such prominent figures as Barack Obama, Celine Dion, Oscar Peterson, and Gladys Knight.  She has opened for BB King, the Temptations and Harry Belafonte; and has performed or collaborated with Eddie Bullen, David Foster, Bryan Adams, Joni Mitchell and many others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9JeBSgmCvY    https://www.facebook.com/libertysilvermusic/

Andrea Garofalo with Gary Santucci: Saturday, November 3

Andrea Garofalo with Gary Santucci: Saturday, November 3. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $20 / $15 students/seniors/un(der)waged. One of Hamilton’s favourite tenors returns! Andrea Garofalo is an award-winning Italian Operatic Tenor, whose power and passion routinely bring the house down. As First Place Winner of the prestigious Canadian CHIN Classical Music Awards, Andrea enlisted in The Sistine Chapel Choir at The Vatican in Rome, where he earned the title of “The Golden Voice.” From there, he sang with Andrea Bocelli(!). He performed with the Hamilton Opera Company to great acclaim, in roles ranging from lyric to dramatic. Andrea sings his Pop to Opera© worldwide; he has made numerous recordings in Italian, Spanish, French, English, Latin and Hebrew. The brilliance and beauty of his tone has established him as one of this planet’s finest tenors. Known for his larger-than-life showmanship, he has a gift that awakens one’s emotions, crosses cultural boundaries, and happily, expands the popularity of opera.  Listen:  https://youtu.be/6mO8o8QzpcE
Guitarist/composer Gary Santucci accompanies Andrea. Trained in Spain (and Canada) and playing his unique brand of flamenco and world music for over 35 years, he is a consummate musician whose repertoire spans numerous genres.  Listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzKBk4LxbRU

The Full Bawdy Comedy Show: “Women of Hysteria”…. Friday, October 26. (Maybe Sat. 27 too…)

The Full Bawdy Comedy Show: “Women of Hysteria” … a night you’ll never forget! Friday, October 26. (Working to get Shelley to take the 27th too!) Doors: 7:00pm. Show: 8:00.
Tickets: $25.  Shelley Marshall’s Full Bawdy Comedy Show is a collaboration of Performance Celebrations, It is Music, Comedy, Burlesque, Stand up, Sketches and more. The Full Bawdy Comedy show is always a sell out, featuring performers of all aspects and assortments instilling a celebration of humour and love.This night of “Women of Hysteria” includes hilarious performances by Angel Vizza, Melanie Crawford, Peggy Plummer, Brenda Lennie, Performance Artists – Sadzumba, and more!
100% of Proceeds go to “Our Farmacy” For tickets:   www.shelleymarshall.com  or  https://www.facebook.com/events/1941869409447855/

Les Stroud: Musician! Thursday, October 25

Les Stroud: Musician! Thursday, October 25. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $30 / $25 students/seniors/un(der)waged.  A Canadian survival expert, filmmaker and musician best known as the creator, writer, producer, director, cameraman and host of the television series Survivorman, Les LesStroud2_10_18Stroud has made a powerful name in the world of documentary film making, indeed starting an entirely new genre of TV, yet he comes by his music honestly. Since the age of 14 Stroud has been writing songs and studying musically. By 23 his music was being shopped to the likes of Bruce Springsteen and he was a published songwriter. Taking a break from music to concentrate on outdoor adventure Stroud eventually returned to his first love. He wrote and recorded all through the inception and eventual success of filming the Survivorman TV series, which included releasing 4 CDs as well as performing hundreds of concerts.
He has been nicknamed the “Hendrix of harmonica” for good reason. It is said Les plays the ‘harp’ like he’s playing a guitar; watching him live is awe-inspiring. Fusing modern technology with a powerful set of lungs, Stroud plays with a confidence and style that no other player captures today. Website: http://www.lesstroud.ca/music/
Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QW0w7APTk8
Tickets: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/22064/

Another Membership Meet & Eat: Saturday, October 20

Another Membership Meet & Eat: Saturday, October 20: Starting at 7:00pm. Members are Free. Non-Members $30 – or you can pro-rate the fee and join our Last Season Membership Advisory Group ! Come let us say thank you or come join this exclusive band! Enjoy an evening of food, drink, music, & fellow humans with similar interests. J  As you know, the people who hang out at The Pearl are discerning, intelligent and interested in the arts…. We are far from the only venue offering to appease these tastes but if you know us, you know our offerings rarely miss!

Entertainment will be Gary and Charly Chiarelli and will consist of their usual back and forth (expect some Chicken Roost stories with Max Mintz’ recent passing….) with some music and who-knows-what kind of schtick thrown in. You just have to be here.


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