Santa’s Big Sleep: Sunday, December 15, 1 pm. Reserved Tickets: $10 Adults, $6 children, $26 Family Pass for 4 (Max 2 adults) At the Door: Pay What You Can. Start your Christmas season with this magical story about children’s love for Santa and the true spirit of Christmas that has entertained Hamilton for 10 years. There is a worldwide mail strike and no letters are coming to the North Pole. Santa falls into a deep sleep and we discover that it is the children’s love contained in the letters that keeps Santa alive. Can the Elves solve the problem and wake Santa before Christmas Eve, or will the Spirit of Christmas be lost forever? They will definitely need help. Will the children of Hamilton have enough love to wake up Santa and save Christmas? Come to the show and find out! This 11th Anniversary Production is presented by Northern Lights Theatre & The Pearl Company. Written by Lee Fairbanks. Directed by Patti Cannon. Starring Tyler Brent, Luis Arrojo, Liz Buchanan & Krista McNaughton. For tickets: 289.778.1508 or email@example.com
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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 her 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
Modern Times; Almost a Musical: November 28 to 30: 8:00 pm. Tickets: $20 General Admission. Lost souls, smart phones, unattended
packages. Saints, sinners, and an angel on call. Original music performed by Charly Chiarelli and Venesio De Salvo. Drama provided by Ray Rivers, Mike Queripel, John Darling, and Kaime Woody Sherman. Written and directed by David Laing Dawson. Produced by Gallery on the Bay. A play that asks the question, “Is it possible to love Rob Ford and Mike Duffy at the same time, and, if not, well, who wants that last piece of pumpkin pie?”
RED: November 7 to 16: 8:00 pm. Tickets: $20 General Admission. Written by John Logan. Directed by Mel Aravena. Featuring Rod McTaggart as Mark Rothko and Mischa Aravena as Ken. Master Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.
Thurs Nov 7 @ 8:00pm Fri Nov 8 @ 8:00pm Sat Nov 9 @ 8:00pm
Thurs Nov 14 @ 8:00pm Fri Nov 15 @ 8:00pm Sat Nov 16 @ 8:00pm
RED is Approximately 90 Minutes Long. “RED” is presented by special arrangement with the Dramatist Play Service. http://www.nortesurproductions.com/ SEE GARY SMITH’S ARTICLE IN THE SPEC: http://bit.ly/16AwTaB
Dean Hollin: BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR: November 1 & 2: Doors: 7:30, Show: 8:00pm. $20 adm. Written by John MacLachlan Gray in collaboration with the actor Eric Peterson, Billy Bishop Goes to War recreates the role of WWI fighter pilot, William Avery Bishop. Dean Hollin returns playing Billy (and 17 other characters) in one of Canada’s most famous and widely-produced musicals. Following Billy’s humble beginnings in Owen Sound to fame and glory as this country’s top-scoring pilot of the First World War, this tour-de-force performance, presented in the simplicity of its original form, is not to be missed! “Hamilton-born actor-singer Dean Hollin…grew up playing plenty of leads in community theatre. He was terrific in everything he tackled …. Boyish, cute and personable, Hollin had the right stuff. He still does.” Gary Smith; The Spec. Musical accompaniment: Michael Mulrooney.
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 of 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 JACK STREET SHOW: THE LAST CALL: The Memorial Wake & Celebration of the Life & Work of the late local Artist & Story Teller. Monday, September 16. Doors at 6:00, show at 9:00. Pay what you wish at door. Join Jack’s wife LLLLaura, his family of friends, and his dog, Gonzo in celebrating the man’s life and work. At 9:00 the show be launched with bagpipes and we will showcase the eclectic parade that was Jack’s life: his poetry, his stories, his musical collaborations, his artwork (the retrospective he was working on before he passed away).. Jack`s favourite music will accompany LLLLaura`s photo slideshow. Bob Ezergailis’ videos of Jack on stage, taken over the years will be projected on the big screen of the main floor theatre. Suggested attire is Gypsy/Hippy/Jack Street style. There will be spirited libations, merriment, great gobs of food, remembrance and lively conversation, all the things Jack loved the most. Truly a multi-faceted, entertaining, and interesting evening not to be missed. A good old “Knees Up” as Jack would say! Pot luck offerings welcome!
The Pearl Company Canadian Theatre Festival: August 15-24. $15/show. Social commentary, political satire, comedy, music and spoken word will abound this year at The Pearl Company Canadian Theatre Festival.
The play lineup includes Stephen Harper as a dummy (Stephen Harper: The Musical) and a comedy about a straight man who inadvertently finds himself as best man in an illegal gay marriage ceremony (Boris Chemanski: Defender of Freedom).
Special one-night only events include a “Comedy Cavalcade” with Larry Smith, a delightful one-woman show with Alyssa LeClair, spoken word artists Regie Calico (New York), David Bateman, and Haiku Deathmaster Cathy Petch, and the VOC Silent Film Harmonic performing music to the silent movie classics “The Fall of the House of Usher, & “Un Chien Andalou”. See the Theatre Festival Tab for more information about the individual plays. Tickets are available under the Buy Tickets Tab or at the door.
The Pearl Company
Summer Canadian Theatre Festival
|Thursday, Aug 15||8:00pm: Larry Smith’s Comedy Cavalcade||And Opening Night Party
8:00 Start – 1 show only
|Friday, Aug 16||Expensive Cheese: Alyssa LeClair||The Dildettes Adorned in Pearls (Spoken Word): Cathy Petch, Regio Cabico, David Bateman|
|Saturday, Aug 17||VOC Silent Film Harmonic: Un Chien Andalou & The Fall of the House of Usher||Boris Chemanski: Defender of Freedom (Northern Lights Theatre Company)|
|Wednesday, Aug 21||Stephen Harper: The Musical (James Gordon)||Boris Chemanski: Defender of Freedom|
|Thursday, Aug 22||Boris Chemanski: Defender of Freedom||Stephen Harper: The Musical (James Gordon)|
|Friday, Aug 23*||Stephen Harper: The Musical (James Gordon)||Boris Chemanski: Defender of Freedom|
|Saturday, Aug 24*||Boris Chemanski: Defender of Freedom||Stephen Harper: The Musical (James Gordon)|
Tickets: $15 for each show.
*Note: Aug 23/24 are combination tickets only: $30 for both shows.
We are offering an All Event Pass for $90 which will allow the purchaser to come to any event more than once (only Harper and Boris are in repertoire). It will also buy you a drink and dessert each time!
Tickets available online at www.thepearlcompany.ca
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org ; 905.524.0606 or email@example.com
CHECK THE REVIEW FOR DEATH AND THE MAIDEN:
Death and the Maiden: Written by Laurence Olivier Prize Winning playwright Ariel Dorfman. This is the fourth production that Nortesur has developed for the stage; chosen because it speaks passionately about current international events, it asks tough questions about forgiveness and the role of victims and perpetrators in transitory societies, and it is a local opportunity to see a truly amazing piece of theatre written by one of Latin America’s best contemporary playwrights. It is raw, provocative, and driven by a cast of characters that are all-too-human. Performed, and designed by emerging professional artists from across the golden horseshoe and the GTA, it is an entertaining, insightful, and extraordinarily powerful piece that delivers an evening of truly engaging theatre. Thurs.July 18@ 8:00pm, Fri.19@8:00pm, Sat.20@7:00pm, Tues.23@8:00pm, Wed.24@7:00pm, Thurs.25@8:00pm, Fri.26@7:00pm, Sat.27@8:00pm
AND HERE’S RIDERGIRL’S REVIEW :
RiderGirl: Written and performed by Ottawa based actor and Saskatchewan native Colleen Sutton. Professional sports and
independent theatre meet head on in Tiger Town! This is the story of a young woman whose prairie roots and home team inspire her to get off the sidelines and get in the game of her life. With the end zone in sight, she fights for every down, but fumbles when she tries to go it alone. Her team is about to make it – can she do the same? Come in your colours, GAME TIME is here! Two?time Rideau award nominee Colleen Sutton will energize your inner fan! “ **** ½ “The only reason I’ve withheld that last half?star is because I cannot in good conscience give 5 stars to a Rider fan. Other than that, the show was superb.” CBC Manitoba. Note: Fri. 19 – 2 for 1. Friday, July 19, 6:30; Saturday, 20, 9:00; Sunday, 21, 2:00; Tuesday, 6:30; Wednesday, 24, 9:00; Thursday, 25, 6:30; Friday, 26, 9:00; Saturday, 27, 2:00
Times, dates, and tickets are on the Fringe website – www.hamiltonfringe.ca
Fringe Bus Friday, July 19, 6:30. $25 or 2 for $40 (Includes Fringe Button!) Never ‘Fringed’ before? Or curious about what this year’s newly framed, 10th Anniversary Fringe Festival has to offer? Board the Bus at The Pearl (a Fringe BYOVenue) and celebrate our most exciting theatrical fair (or should that be fare…?) with a personalized tour of the Hamilton Fringe! Whether you come with friends or make them as you ride, we’ll explore a number of Fringe venues; we’ll stop at the Baltimore House, (this year’s ‘Fringe Club’ where we will receive a vision of the Fringe that is designed specifically for us); we’ll see one of the “Short Shows in Small Spaces”; we’ll party! And we will do all this with Fringe guides, Fringe cameos and all the Fringe info you need to get you furiously “Fringing”! Fringe Bus sponsored by Judy Marsales Real Estate Brokerage: www.hamiltonfringe.ca For tickets contact: HamiltonArtBus@gmail.com or call The Pearl at 905 524-0606
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, paying 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 Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf0_97qrSgU&feature=youtu.be
Get Tickets: http://dirtydancingburlesque-es2.eventbrite.ca/?rank=1
40 Tiny Performances at the Pearl Company: Saturday, June 1. Doors: 7:30. Show: 8:00. $15/$12 Students/Seniors/Artists. Bringing 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
Perspective: Monday, April 22 to Wednesday 24. 7:00 pm. $8 at the door. Four students are being interrogated one week after a school shooting. The second shooting suspect has gone missing and they are the only ones who know where he is. They each take turns telling their stories and in the process discover the shooter’s motive, and one shocking revelation. This play, written and directed by student Jamie Kasiama, an aspiring writer, spoken-word artist, and former co-op student at The Pearl, is a labour of love and determination against some unexpected odds. She has overcome, and is proudly presenting a work that will, you can be sure, cause us to rethink a few attitudes toward the multinational, multiply-challenged students of today. ” Jamie blew me away with her spoken-word presentations; I expect to have the same reaction to her play.” Barbara
The HamilTEN Festival: April 12 & 13, 14. $15 / $10 students/all artists. HamilTEN is a festival of ten minute plays by playwrights from Hamilton and surrounding areas. A ten minute play is a streak of theatrical lightning. It doesn’t last long but it should hit its mark! The festival is now in its second year and they are back at The Pearl Company with something for everyone; a little drama, some comedy, with a bit of improv to spice things up. Tickets can be ordered at 416-524-0606 or firstname.lastname@example.org (or you can show up and pay cash at the door…). See Gary Smith’s write-up in the Spec: http://www.thespec.com/whatson/article/915250–hamilten-play-festival-explores-10-minute-genre-in-second-season Questions? Email, email@example.com hamiltenfestival.blogspot.ca
Friday, April 12 @ 8pm
Saturday, April 13 @ 8pm
Sunday, April 14 @ 2pm
See the “The Plays” tab for all the information re what’s playing!
Thursday, Jan. 31 7:30 pm – Actionable: Bob Wiseman
Thursday, Jan. 31 9:00 pm – Trashmen’s Dilemma: New Fangled Stages
Friday, Feb. 1 7:30 pm – 11 Times: Krista McNaughton
Friday, Feb. 1 9:00 pm – Actionable: Bob Wiseman
Saturday, Feb. 2 7:30 pm – Trashmen’s Dilemma: New Fangled Stages
Saturday, Feb. 2 9:00 pm - 11 Times: Krista McNaughton
Thursday, Feb. 7 7:30 pm – Trashmen’s Dilemma: New Fangled Stages
Thursday, Feb. 7 9:00 pm – 11 Times: Krista McNaughton
Friday, Feb. 8 7:30 pm – 11 Times: Krista McNaughton
Friday, Feb. 8 9:00 pm – Actionable: Bob Wiseman
Saturday, Feb. 9 7:30 pm – Actionable: Bob Wiseman
Saturday, Feb. 9 9:00 pm – Trashmen’s Dilemma: New Fangled Stages