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The Pearl Company

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

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Dave Gould’s AUDIOTORIUM Sound/Art Show! OPENING CONCERT: MAY 10

Dave Gould’s AUDIOTORIUM Sound/Art Show! OPENING CONCERT: MAY 10, 8:pm. $15 / $10 Students/ Seniors/ Artists. DaveGould__sAUDIOTORIUM2.jpgDave Gould is creating an exhibition at the Pearl Company Gallery featuring his entire collection of musical inventions. Are they musical instruments or sound sculptures?  (Maybe a bit of both)  The Opening Concert will feature special guests including Orange McFarland, Gary Santucci and Chris Cracknell (Uncle Ghastly).  The Pearl Company stage is an acoustically amazing opportunity to experience these sound inventions.  The show will include Dave’s infamous toileteering where he performs a blistering solo on an antique toilet rigged with pickups, smoke, and lights. Chris Cracknell will play his Hubjo. (a hubcap, two strings and a stick)  Gary Santucci will create soundscapes with his multi pickup and stringed Hobittar.  These eclectic and versatile musicians will improvise their way around this array of cool sounding oddities.
Closing Party/Social: June 14th 8:pm (Pay What You Can)(Open invite to improvise with sound) This will be a fun open jam/social that will include refreshments and food where everyone will have a chance to explore the instruments and experience their sounds in a hands-on, collaborative live setting.
More information and videos are available at: www.reverbnation.com/davegould  Please email or call Dave for more information: 905-537-0463 daverobgould@gmail.com
“Voodoo- influenced, maritime country with hints of electro-acoustic experimentation.” .BROKEN PENCIL MAGAZINE – Toronto. “…….a high degree of musicianship. These aren’t “joke” songs but witty, sometimes strange, interesting, catchy numbers. The guitar and vocal work are superb. There’s even a bit of an edgy, alternative vibe at play here.” HAMILTON BLUES LOVERS.

DOORS OPEN!Ladybird Sanctuary!Dave Gould! May 3 & 4

DOORS OPEN Hamilton! Saturday & Sunday, May 3 & 4. 11 to 4pm
3rd Annual Ladybird Spring Fair!
The fine musicians and human beings who make up the Ladybird Sanctuary (Melissa McLelland, LadyBird2014.jpgLisa Winn, Janine Stoll) will fill the place with music, food, and fun. Come on out and enjoy. All to benefit Ladybird Animal Sanctuary and the rescued animals in their care!  The fair was great fun last year and absolutely packed with people, happenings, food, crafts, and entertainment. Bring your family to the fair and help Ladybird rescue animals in your community! Donations are: “Pay What You Wish”. www.ladybirdanimalsanctuary.com
Dave Gould will be presenting his unique and uniquely fashioned musical instruments.  Based on the fact that you can make music withDave_the_happy_drummer.jpg just about anything, Dave lets his imagination and his musical skills run riot.  Seeing – and hearing – will be believing
Tours will be provided showing off the three floors of the exciting and distinctive building that is The Pearl Company. Comprising the Concert Hall that is considered one of the acoustically-finest rooms on the planet; the unique tiered black box theatre-in-the-round that is getting so much attention these days; the art that is hung in the three galleries; the ambiance which is so often called ‘New York’ and valued as almost impossible to find any more!  It’s here; in Hamilton.  Come visit.

THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW: April 26

THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW: Saturday, April 26: 8:00pm. Admission: $25. ($20 for groups of 6 or more…).  FullBawdy_poster_ALL_DATES.jpgShelley Marshall world-renowned Comedienne and the  winner of Hamilton’s 2013 Best Local Theatre Production View Magazine for her One Woman Show “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette” brings another production of the edgy and irreverent THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW back to The Pearl Company. TFBCS is an always SOLD OUT vaudevillian variety show that celebrates the diversity of comedy through Music, Burlesque, Stand-up, Circus and more! Featuring original material from the funniest and raciest Stars this country (and beyond) has to offer. The show has featured some of the creamiest of the Canadian funny crop such as: Nikki Payne and Debra Digiovanni both Canadian Comedy Award and  Gemini Winners; Canadian Comedy Award Winner’s: Sandra Battaglini and Christele Bartalese; Fringe Festival Winners: Precious Chong, Rachelle Elie; Hamilton Music Award Winners: Ginger St James and Robin Benedict; Juno Award Winner Lori Yates and many more!  April 26th Line up: Shelley Marshall, Erin and Nara hosting, Musical Guest: Ginger St. James, Burlesque:  “The Lady Josephine from Montreal”; Stand Up: Lianne Mauladin (Appeared recently on The View!); Special Guest: Phil Luzi. Come with an open mind and you’ll leave with a Full Heart! Adult Content. www.shelleymarshall.com Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=omL9gW9h04g

Erin and Nara: First Show: March 15

Erin and Nara: First Show: Saturday, March 15. 8:00pm. $20 at the door. Shelley Marshall presents… A Vaudevillian show about Erin_NaraSm.jpgfirsts in their very first show!   Partners in love and laughter, Erin and Nara are pleased to announce their VERY OWN SHOW! This couple is best known for their original song “Sexy Cuz We’re Lesbians” and for being the over-the-top hysterical hosts of Shelley Marshall’s The Full Bawdy Comedy Show at The Pearl Company. This Vaudeville inspired show of “Firsts” comprised of Comedy Skits, Song, and Dance will have you lol-ing and possibly even rofl-ing. With SPECIAL GUEST~ Drag Superstar~ Ms Xtacy Love!! Winner of Crews and Tango’s Next Drag Superstar Competition 2013, Ms Xtacy Love is taking the Toronto Drag scene to a new level with her plus size fashions and outrageous song choices.  A winner of many competitions even though fairly new to the scene.
ADULTS ONLY (Nara excluded) Limited Seating, Tickets $20, Reservations recommended.  Check them out!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_jiv6N2SCE&feature=youtu.be

THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW: VALENTINE VERSION! February 14

THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW: VALENTINE VERSION:  SOLD OUT!  Friday, February 14: 8:00. Admission:  $25 @ door.  Shelley Marshall world-renowned Comedienne and the  winner of  Hamilton’s 2013 Best Local Theatre Production View Magazine for herFEB_FULL_BAWDY_.jpg One Woman Show “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette brings a Valentines Day production of the edgy and irreverent THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW back to The Pearl Company. Bring your honey and share a little love Full Bawdy style…! TFBCS is an always SOLD OUT vaudevillian variety show that celebrates the diversity of comedy through Music, Burlesque, Stand-up, Circus and more! Featuring original material from the funniest-and raciest-Stars this country (and beyond) has to offer. The show has featured some of the creamiest of the Canadian funny crop such as; Nikki Payne and Debra Digiovanni both Canadian Comedy Award and  Gemini Winners, Canadian Comedy Award Winner’s, Sandra Battaglini and Christele Bartalese, Fringe Festival Winners Evelyn Reese, Precious Chong, Rachelle Elie, Hamilton Music Award Winners Ginger St James and Robin Benedict, Juno Award Winner Lori Yates and many more! February 14th Line up: Shelley Marshall, Nara and Erin hosting, Musical Guest: Buckshot Beebe with guest Lisa Winn, Burlesque: Dolly Berlin, Stand Up: Zabrina Chevannes Sketch Character: Karen Burson. Come with an open mind and you’ll leave with a Full Heart. Adult Content. www.shelleymarshall.com Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=omL9gW9h04g

Cash Grab: Improv: Friday, December 27

Cash Grab: Friday, December 27. 8:00pm $15 /$10 students/arts workers/seniors. Having performed on the stages of Toronto’s Yuk-Yuks, The Second City, and Comedy Bar, Cash Grab represents a new generation of Canadian cashgrab.jpgcomedy – comedians that actually studied comedy in college (the troupe met while enrolled in Humber College’s Comedy: Writing and Performance program). Nominated for the prestigious Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award, selected to compete in the Fresh Meat competition at The Second City, their biggest highlight to date was writing and performing with former Kids in the Hall star, Dave Foley, at the Humber Fresh Faces Show 2012. A Cash Grab show isn’t just sketch – it’s sketch, stand-up, music and dramatic physical comedy all packed into an hour and a half show of non-stop laughter. “…awesome and memorable… uproarious… mind-bending… Eloquent writers, strong performers, and great at accents, this seven-member troupe ….deliver a fast-paced, high-energy and consistently hilarious set.” Victoria Laberge, Bloody Underrated  http://cashgrabcomedy.com

THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW: December 7

THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW: Saturday, December 7: 8:00. $25 General Admission.  Shelley Marshall world renowned Comedienne and the  winner of  Hamilton’s 2013 Best Local Theatre Production View Magazine for her One Woman Show “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette brings FullBawdy_poster_ALL_DATES.jpgher production of the edgy and irreverent, THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW. It’s an always SOLD OUT vaudevillian variety show that celebrates the diversity of comedy through Music, Burlesque, Stand-up, Circus and more! Featuring original material from the funniest-and raciest-Stars this country (and beyond) has to offer The show has featured some of the creamiest of the Canadian funny crop such as; Nikki Payne and Debra Digiovanni both Canadian Comedy Award and  Gemini Winners, Canadian Comedy Award Winner’s, Sandra Battaglini and Christele Bartalese, Fringe Festival Winners Evelyn Reese, Precious Chong, Rachelle Elie, Hamilton Music Award Winners Ginger St James and Robin Benedict ,  Juno Award Winner Lori Yates  and many more!  December 7th Line up: Shelley Marshall, Ginger St James, St Stella, Erin Keaney, Chelsea Manders, The Vagetarians. Come with an open mind and you’ll leave with a Full Heart. Adult Content. www.shelleymarshall.com  Check this out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embeddedv=omL9gW9h04 g FaceBook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425984960963077/1426702160891357

THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW: Saturday, October 19

THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW: Saturday, October 19: 8:00. Admission: $20.00 adv. $25 @ door.  Shelley Marshall, world renowned Comedienne and the  winner of  Hamilton’s 2013 Best Local Theatre Production View Magazine for her One Woman Show “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette brings her production FullBawdy_poster_OCT.jpgof the edgy and irreverent, THE FULL BAWDY COMEDY SHOW, an always SOLD OUT vaudevillian variety show that celebrates the diversity of comedy through Music, Burlesque, Stand-up, Circus and more! Featuring original material from the funniest-and raciest-Stars this country (and beyond) has to offer The show has featured some of the creamiest of the Canadian funny crop such as; Nikki Payne and Debra Digiovanni both Canadian Comedy Award and  Gemini Winners, Canadian Comedy Award Winner’s, Sandra Battaglini and Christele Bartalese, Fringe Festival Winners Evelyn Reese, Precious Chong, Rachelle Elie, Hamilton Music Award Winners Ginger St James and Robin Benedict,  Juno Award Winner Lori Yates  and many more!  Come with an open mind and you’ll leave with a Full Heart. Adult Content. www.shelleymarshall.com  Check this out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=omL9gW9h04g

The Steel City Jazz Festival: August 22 to 25

The Steel City Jazz Festival: August 22 to 25. $10 admission. The 1st Annual Steel City Jazz Festival was founded by Chris Ferguson and Emily Milko and is playing in several venues around town. www.steelcityjazzfest.com 
At The Pearl Company:  SteelCityJazz.jpg
August 22: Bob Shields/Jay Burr/Mike Malone
@ 10:00pm, Mike Malone (trumpeter, composer, arranger) has been an important part of the Canadian jazz music scene since the early 1970s. Jay Burr plies his tuba chops mainly in the bass chair with a variety of groups in a wide range of styles, but is also active as a soloist and in improvisation. Bob Shields is on guitar with his usual panache.
The Johnathan Black Trio @ 11pm, $10. Cancelled.
August 23: Brian Browne w Sean Browne: 10pm, $10: Brian Browne is an Ottawa-based pianist who has played extensively in Toronto and New York. He has recorded seven albums as leader over a career spanning fifty years and studied with legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. He has recently returned to Canada after spending ten years on the New York jazz scene. Bass player, Sean Browne has adopted a non-standard fingering technique that lends his playing a dexterous, powerful sound.
August 24: Mike Malone w/ The Chris Platt Trio, Carissa Kimbell: 10pm, $10:  Trumpeter Mike Malone has been an active member on the Canadian jazz scene since the early 70s, and has worked as a writer and performer with a number of groups. The Chris Platt Trio have played with Mike before, and have expertly demonstrated why the classic jazz pairing of younger musicians with a veteran player is such an exciting, vital part of the music. Carissa Kimbell, , draws from a wide array of influences in her selection of material and in her own writing. Carissa’s repertoire ranges from Amy Winehouse to Joni Mitchell and plenty more.
August 25: Hamilton Dixieland All-Stars, 6pm, $10: Performing a mix of Broadway, classical and contemporary music in their unique Dixieland manner.

DeMure Productions Presents: Dirty Dancing: The Burlesque! June 15

DeMure Productions Presents: Dirty Dancing: The Burlesque! Saturday, June 15. Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. $25 advance, $30 at door unless sold out. (Note: Tickets sold by event organizer; see below.) An All Star Cast of some of Burlesque and Vaudeville’s finest, KittyDirtyDancing.jpgpaying homage to (arguably) one of the greatest movies of our time! ‘Dirty Dancing’.  Performances by: El Toro, Mizzy Thrasher, Red Herring, Bella Barecatt, The Mansfield Brothers, Tahitia Belle Fille, Lucky Minx, Lucky Fremont, Knox Harter, Faeya Tal, Liv Vicariously, London Bridges. Kitten: Whiskey Sour; Emcee: Madam Poynter. All music performed by: Ben Payne and The Cornered Babies
Sponsored by: Playground Conference 2013, DeMure School of Burlesque, Toronto School of Burlesque, Oshawa Laser Supply, Conspiracy Comics, Phoenix Design and Photography, Copy Dog, Homegrown Hamilton.
Win!! Win!! WIN!! Prizes, raffles, amazing entertainment! (Passes for two to Playground Conference 2013, A private Burlesque lesson from DeMure School of Burlesque, Tickets to upcoming burlesque shows, Comic swag, Delicious treats, Autographed memorabilia, And amazing giveaways by our fabulous sponsors! See Trailerwww.youtube.com/watch?v=xf0_97qrSgU&feature=youtu.be
Get Tickets: http://dirtydancingburlesque-es2.eventbrite.ca/?rank=1

40 Tiny Performances: Saturday, June 1

40 Tiny Performances at the Pearl Company: Saturday, June 1. Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. $15/$12 Students/Seniors/Artists. LisaP_N.jpgBringing together 40 of Hamilton’s finest performers from the world of theatre, dance, spoken word, comedy and music for a night of art, creativity and fun!  40 performers have 90 seconds to sing, dance, emote, rant, juggle, joke, or do whatever they please.  Curated by multidisciplinary artist Lisa Pijuan-Nomura.  ”40 Tiny” is a night not to be missed. Where else would you find such an amazing cross-section of talent from across the Toronto/Hamilton corridor!  And who is this Lisa Pijuan-Nomura? She’s a multidisciplinary tornado who is using all her connections to pull together a night of creativity that can never be duplicated.  Talent displaying talent displaying talent. You must be a witness.  Web: www.girlcancreate.com  Blog;  www.girlcancreate.blogspot.com

Barbara & Gary’s New Years House Party! Monday, December 31

Barbara & Gary’s New Years House Party! Monday, December 31, 8:00 ‘til ?  $50 per person.  Chef Gary Santucci is expectedNewYear12REV.jpg to outdo himself  (again!) as various feasts appear regularly throughout the night.  Michael Williams (whom you may know from his days as a VJ on Much Music) does his thing with the Dance Party piece.  (Send in your musical requests in advance!) Live music interludes with surprise guests. We need you to RSVP via email or phone.  We are expecting a crowd so let us know as soon as you do!

In our warm, welcoming ‘lofty’ atmosphere!
Featuring:
A Dance Party with DJ/VJ Michael Williams
A Feasting Party with Chef Gary’s fabulous ‘Pan-Global’ food
And, a lot of Fine Conversation with a lot of Fine People Party!

 

Ginger St. James’ Christmas Food Bank Hoedown: Dec 22

Ginger St. James’ Christmas Food Bank Hoedown: Saturday, Dec 22nd: 8:00pm. Tickets $15 / $12 w/ Non- PerishableGingerStJ.Christmas.jpg
food item or cash donation to Food Share. Put Some Rockin’ in yer Stockin’! A fabulous night of great entertainment for a great cause! Featuring Musical Acts: Ginger St. James, Lori Yates, Mimi Shaw, Boogie Infection, The Hellbent Rockers, Katie Bulley. Comedy with: Shelley Marshall. Burlesque Vixen: Ms Chaos Divine. All proceeds to benefit the Hamilton Food Share.

 

 

The Quarterly: A Night of Live Performance: December 8

The Quarterly: A Night of Live Performance: Saturday, December 8. 8:00pm. Tickets: $18 Adults or $15The_Quarterly.jpg Students/Seniors/Artists. An impressive night of performance from some of the finest in Theatre, Dance, Comedy and Music! Curated and hosted by Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, The Quarterly is a celebration of artists taking chances with their art, and looking to share with others!
The December edition features the talent of
Meagan O’Shea- Dance Theatre
Gary Santucci – Music
Chris Gibbs – Comedy
Sarah Beatty – Singer Songwriter
Elysium Tribal Dance- Belly Dance
Hosted by Lisa Pijuan-Nomura: For inquiries please contact Lisa at lisa@girlcancreate.com

 

C.R. Avery & The Madison 22 Review: November 15

C.R. Avery & The Madison 22 Review: Live at The Pearl: The 5-person East Van wrecking crew! Thursday, November 15.CRAveryPoster.jpg Tickets for this Sensational Spectacle are: Adults: $20 (adv)/$25 (door) Students: $15 (adv)/$20 (door). Doors at 7:30pm. Show at 8:00pm.
The masterful outlaw Hip-Hop harmonica-playing, beat-box poetics of C.R. Avery meets with the tasteful art of Hot Burlesque, in a performance, the likes of which you will have never witnessed before! Toss into the mix some dirty 12-Bar Blues and you’ve got C.R. Avery & The Madison 22 Review…all the way from Canada’s West Coast! C.R. Avery is a unique, raw and dynamic performer. His genius lies in many genres – blues, hip-hop, spoken word and rock & roll. His incredible live performances have been described as Bob Dylan in the body of Iggy Pop….  Every show is all or nothing and his fearless approach to all genres of music both on stage and in the studio proves the longevity of this talented, astonishing creator who has so much more to come. www.cravery.com

 


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