The Pearl Company

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

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The HI-LARRY-US! Show! Friday May 24

The HI-LARRY-US! Show: Friday May 24.  Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $20/$15 students/seniors/un(der)waged. Last Friday of Every Month! Join the irrepressible Larry Smith, the world’s only LIVE! CARTOONIST/COMEDIAN, and his guests for a COMEDY VARIETY SHOW! Featuring STAND-UP, LIVE CARTOONING, GAMES and PRIZES, MUSIC, SKETCHES, IMPROV, PUPPETS and MORE!  Featuring Hamilton’s long-standing humour meister Larry Smith, a natural born performer who started his show business career at the age of 4, on Romper Room no less. He’s been a headliner and part of a comedy duo, for more the 16 years. He’s made numerous radio and television appearances including Comedy at Club 54, Cooking with Comics, and the Comedy Network. Larry has toured extensively across North America, sharing the stage with the like of Sam Kinison, Gilbert Gottfreid, Blue Rodeo, Northern Pikes, and more.  This is one funny man with one funny show pulled together specially for The Pearl!   https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/

“The EX-Files” ALL NEW MOTIVATIONAL COMEDY SHOW!

“The EX-Files” ALL NEW MOTIVATIONAL COMEDY SHOW: Saturday April 27th Doors: 8:00pm. Show: 8:30. Tickets: $25. Featuring the Relentless Melanie Crawford and her ExHusband / Co-Parent Warren! They’re teaming up (and taking all that they’ve learned through their Co-Parenting experience) to hit the Comedy Stage to share their antics and hilarious daily struggles as they try to raise a family AFTER separation and BOTH as survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury! Beware. Melanie is a Motivational Comedy Specialist, Serial Entrepreneur, Big Picture Visionary, Transformational Educator, Master Paradigm Shifter, Relentlessly Awesome Mom of 4, Comedienne and Author … in no particular order.
“My ex husband and I successfully continue to share the family home in a unique and sophisticated co-parenting arrangement….”
“I’m bringing a wealth of “Personal Development” knowledge to the stage and delivering an alarmingly consistent message at a whole new level of transparency.” www.relentlessandcompany.com
Tickets available at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-ex-files-motivational-comedy-show-tickets-56219967436?aff=efbeventtix

REGRESSTiVAL! Entertainment for your INNER Child. Friday, April 19

REGRESSTiVAL! Entertainment for your INNER Child. Friday, April 19.  Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $15 / PWYC 19+..Puppetry! Claymation! Music! Whimsy! Prizes! Colouring! Child-LiKE whimsical, eccentric, eclectic, electric entertainment of all kinds…for the kid iN you… Live Music by Will Gillespie, Dave Gould & Chris Cracknell, Art and animations by Susan Robinson.
REGRESSTiVAL!!! In this day and age of Adult cartoons, graphic novels, special collectors edition action figures, adult onesie pyjamas, and chewable gummy arthritis medication we decided to “celebrate” this brave new world with a childhood-regression festival of our own.
Hosted by Johnathan P. Bowles from “Toilet Humour” with his potty-mouthed cousin Lou, this show features music by the world’s preeminent Loo-ist, Dave Gould, the always artful and engaging Chris Cracknell and Singer-Songwriter Will Gillespie as well as live puppetry, videos, claymation and introducing the Middle Finger Puppets. http://www.willgillespie.ca  http://www.davegould.ca

The HI-LARRY-US! Show: Friday March 29

The HI-LARRY-US! 30th Anniversary Show! Friday March 29.  Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $20. Last Friday of Every Month!  Help the irrepressible Larry Smith, celebrate 30 years in the comedy biz! Join the world’s only LIVE CARTOONIST/COMEDIAN, and his guests for a COMEDY VARIETY SHOW! Featuring STAND-UP, LIVE CARTOONING, GAMES and PRIZES, MUSIC, SKETCHES, IMPROV, PUPPETS and MORE!  Featuring Hamilton’s long-standing humour meister Larry Smith. He’s a headliner and part of a comedy duo. He’s made numerous radio and television appearances. He’s shared stages with innumerable big names. This is one funny man with one funny show pulled together specially for The Pearl!

Together Again! Erin & Nara! Leonard, Burns & Dell! Robin Benedict! Saturday, March 23

Together Again! Erin & Nara! Leonard, Burns & Dell! Robin Benedict! Saturday, March 23. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $20 / $25 at the door. With Amy Di Nino.  It’s been 2 ½ years since these women performed together!  Come join them for a Farewell to The Pearl Company Variety Show! Featuring the harmonious vocal wonders: Leonard, Burns & Dell! (Strong solo artists all, they’re good friends who love to make music, write songs, and sing harmonies.) The musical comedy stylings of Erin & Nara! (Unbelievably creative, over-the-top hilarious, and just generally not-to-be-missed!)  WithSpecial’ Guest the soulful powerhouse Robin Benedict! (Raw and fearless vocals with a distinctly vulnerable cadence. She packs a potent punch live!) A truly special concert from these truly special women.  What a night; you don’t want to miss this one!

The (Monthly!) HI-LARRY-US! Show: Friday February 22

The HI-LARRY-US! Show: Friday February 22.  Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $20. Last Friday of Every Month! Join the irrepressible Larry Smith, the world’s only LIVE! CARTOONIST/COMEDIAN, and his guests for a COMEDY VARIETY SHOW! Featuring STAND-UP, LIVE CARTOONING, GAMES and PRIZES, MUSIC, SKETCHES, IMPROV, PUPPETS and MORE!  Featuring Hamilton’s long-standing humour meister Larry Smith, a natural born performer who started his show business career at the age of 4, on Romper Room no less. He’s a headliner and part of a comedy duo, for more the 16 years. He’s made numerous radio and television appearances including Comedy at Club 54, Chaps Comedy, Cooking with Comics, and the Comedy Network. Larry has toured extensively across North America, sharing the stage with the like of Sam Kinison, Gilbert Gottfreid, Blue Rodeo, Northern Pikes, and more.  This is one funny man with one funny show pulled together specially for The Pearl!
(Last month’s poster is too good to not use – Larry draws these with pencils not computers!)

Shelley Marshall: Out of Her Mind! Fri, February 15. SOLD OUT!& Cancelled!

Shelley Marshall: Out of Her Mind!  Another flight delay! Shelley can’t get out of Halifax! Is sold out….Friday, February 15. Doors: 8:00pm. Show: 9:00. Tickets: $25.  A Night of Song, Stand-up, and Surprises.
Shelley is doing a live taping of her NEW comedy “SET”.  The evening opens with the sultry salutations of Ginger St James and her band. Continuing on, comedian Melanie Crawford, local singer extraordinaire Melissa Marchese, actor and activist Robin Zee, and comedian Amy Sloan.  Shelley says, “This is when I get to do that thing I love to do… make people laugh; until they cry!”  Tickets: shelley@shelleymarshall.com   All proceeds to “Our Farmacy”.

Shelley Marshall: Love is for Psychopaths! CANCELLED DUE TO FLIGHT CANCELLATION! February 14

CANCELLED! Shelley Marshall: Love is for Psychopaths! Thursday, February 14. Doors: 8:00pm. Show: 9:00. Tickets: $20.  Valentine’s Night with a difference… Shelley’s Feb 15 show sold out in record time. So, why not pull a Valentine’s show out of her ample repertoire and give us Another Night of Song, Stand-up, and Surprises! This one won’t be a live taping of her NEW comedy “SET” but it will still have Ginger St James. Comedian Mike Payne, and Melissa Marchese. And more!  As Shelley says, “This is when I get to do that thing I love to do… make people laugh; until they cry!” “So why not do it again?”  Tickets: shelley@shelleymarshall.com   All proceeds to “Our Farmacy”.

The HI-LARRY-US! Show: Friday January 25

The HI-LARRY-US! Show: Friday January 25.  Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $20. Join the irrepressible Larry Smith, the world’s only Live!Cartoonist/Comedian, and his guests for a COMEDY VARIETY SHOW! Featuring STAND-UP, LIVE CARTOONING, GAMES and PRIZES, MUSIC, SKETCHES, IMPROV, PUPPETS and MORE!  Featuring Hamilton’s long-standing humour meister Larry Smith who is one of those natural born performers. He started his show business career at the age of 4 on Romper Room no less. He has been working as headliner, and part of a comedy duo, for more than 16 years.  In that time he has made numerous radio and television appearances including Comedy at Club 54, Chaps Comedy, Cooking with Comics, CH TV, City TV, and the Comedy Network. Larry has also toured extensively across North America, and shared the stage with Sam Kinison, Gilbert Gottfreid, Blue Rodeo, Northern Pikes, and more.  This is one funny man with one funny show pulled together specially for The Pearl!

 

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/

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.

Queens of Quirk: Sunday February 19. 2:00 pm Matinee

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
The Queens:
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 queensoquirk@gmail.com  Queens of Quirk believes art should be accessible, and because of this we offer PAY IT FORWARD tickets. Please email queensoquirk@gmail.com  if you would like to Pay it Forward, or if you would like a PIF ticket.

James Gordon: “Sunny Jim” CD Release: June 11:

James Gordon: “Sunny Jim” CD Release: Saturday, June 11: James-GordonSunnyJim8:00pm. $20 / $15 students/ seniors/ un(der)waged. James Gordon has had a remarkably diverse 30-year career in the Canadian entertainment business. As a solo singer-songwriter and with the ground-breaking trio Tamarack, he has released over thirty-five albums, and has toured around the world. Gordon has written for symphony orchestras, musical theatre and dance works, film scores, and for more than ten years was heard on CBC radio as songwriter-in-residence for the Basic Black and Ontario Morning programs. “Sunny Jim” is the 7th album for James Gordon on Borealis Records. We think this new collection of songs brings him back full circle to his folky roots. There are a lot of echoes here of his acoustic trio days with Tamarack, and of the kind of music he was raised on. Recently elected as a city councillor in his hometown of Guelph Ontario, you can hear some of his progressive politics and activism seeping through as well.
Recorded sparsely in his new studio, there’s a lot of James on it: he plays piano, acoustic and electric guitar, trilele, banjo, accordion, harmonica, tin whistle, recorder and  trumpet. He was joined by his sons Evan and Geordie on bass, guitars, fiddle and percussion. http://www.jamesgordon.ca  Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIOH16wJWzg

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LEARNING WITH LEXI: FIND YOUR ZING! Wednesday, March 16. Three Shows!

LEARNING WITH LEXI PRESENTS: LOVE YOUR VERVE AND FIND YOUR ZING: A March Break LexiPromotionalPosterChildren’s Show! Wednesday, March 16: 10:00am / 2:00pm / 7:00pm. $10 Admission. Love your life and find your ‘get up and go’ is the attitude Lexi brings to her performances. Learning with Lexi (Alexis Rakovac) is a children’s show that promotes the importance of self love, positive thinking, imagination and creativity in your child’s life. She takes the children on a journey. They are encouraged to like themselves, believe in themselves and look to the bright side of life. Through the world of imaginary integrated play and music, we venture into unique situations where children are able to identify their strengths, cope with their challenges, recognize their potential and see that it is okay to step outside their comfort zone and just go for it!!!!
“Children are encouraged to courageously develop life skills for independence and making choices for themselves with confidence. I want so very much to empower all of our children to dare to dream and BELIEVE….” Lexi
“Not only is Lexi an engaging and entertaining personality, she is as genuine as they come.  Our children adore her….”
“She has a special gift for connecting with children and she shares that gift passionately.”
www.learningwithlexi.ca FB: learningwithlexi  learningwithlexi123@gmail.com

The Full Bawdy Comedy Show: A Very Mental Christmas! Dec 18 (Sold out), Dec 19 Still Tix!

The Full Bawdy Comedy Show: A Very Mental Christmas! Saturday, Dec 19 @ 9:00. Tickets $20 advance FBCSDec_15@ www.shelleymarshall.com  Friday Dec 18 @ 8:00 is already SOLD OUT and Saturday is on its way! The Full Bawdy Comedy Show is a collaboration of Performance Celebrations, It’s Music, Comedy, Burlesque, Stand up, Sketches and more. The Full Bawdy Comedy show is always a sell out success as it features performers from all aspects and diversities that instil the celebration of humour and love. This show includes performances by Melissa Marchese Erin and Nara Todd Graham Miss Kitty Litteur Morgan Joy and Shelley Marshall !
Tickets available at: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/14443/  Or from Shelley’s Website.


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