The Pearl Company

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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!

An Evening of FLAMENCO PASSION! Friday, March 22

An Evening of FLAMENCO PASSION! Tronio Flamenco: Friday, March 22, Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $20. 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/23334/

A Musical Celebration of The Pearl Company! Saturday, March 16

A Musical Celebration of The Pearl Company! Saturday, March 16. Doors: 7:00pm. Show: 7:30. Tickets: Pay What You Can. This marvelous show brings together a number of musicians who have played The Pearl over the years. Just look at this lineup! Featuring Singer/songwriters: Scotty Bakalar, George Douglas , Kevin Woolfe, Tom Shea, Danny Medakovic, Jennifer Noble, And vocalist: Renee Christiansen.  This is serious musicianship on display!

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Another Membership Meet, Eat & Music: Saturday, March 9

Another Membership Meet, Eat & Music: Saturday, March 9: Starting at 7:00pm. Members are Free. Non-Members $20 –Come let us say thank you or come join this exclusive band! Enjoy an evening of food, drink, music, which includes fellow humans with similar interests. As you know, the people who hang out at The Pearl are discerning, intelligent, sometimes single ;-), and interested in the arts…. We are far from the only venue appealing to these tastes but if you know us, you know our offerings rarely miss!
Entertainment will be guitarist/composer Gary Santucci. Heard of him? What is new is that Gary will be performing a concert program that will be the basis of his touring repertoire including his original works for solo classical and flamenco guitar.

Shari Vandermolen & SWINGLINE: Saturday, March 2!

Shari Vandermolen & SWINGLINE: Saturday, March 2! At Last! No Snowstorm guarantee…! Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00pm. Tickets: $20. SwingLine is a 10-piece jazz combo of inspired and accomplished musicians who pack a powerhouse big-band sound with a little soulful R & B to round things off.  Their featured vocalist, Shari Vandermolen, is an award-winning actor/singer who has been performing in and around the city for over 15 years. You can look forward to a swinging evening exploring songs from the Great American Songbook and other favourites. Let’s hope it doesn’t snow this time!
“[Shari Vandermolen] 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
Don’t miss out on this one.Here’s that big-band sound you been craving! http://swingline.webs.com/  Listen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXw_ytuzvFc  Join us January 18!  https://www.ticketscene.ca

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!)

FOR GEORGE 2019: Saturday, February 16

FOR GEORGE 2019: Saturday, February 16. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00pm. Tickets:  $20 /$15 students and seniors. At the Door (if available): $25.. Hosted by Christopher Clause and featuring the best in Hamilton artists, FOR GEORGE 2019 is a musical celebration of the life and music of George Harrison, as well as the sharing of original music inspired by George. This tribute is always done magnificently by the cast of local musicians.
Artists that will be performing are as follows (lineup subject to change without notice): The Barr Band, Bob Bryden, Jennifer Beehler , Christopher Clause, Chrys and Momo, Spider Costello, Sonny del Rio, Andy Griffiths, Chris Jamieson, Dave Pomfret and Brennagh Burns, Jackie Scott
All proceeds raised from the show will go towards the Debbie Clause Recording Fund to support new original recordings created by local artists.

 

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”.

Gary Santucci’s SPANJAZZ! Saturday, January 26

Gary Santucci’s SPANJAZZ! A World Beat Jazz Project: Saturday, January 26. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00pm. Tickets: $20 /$15 students/seniors/ un(der)waged.  A collection of musical compositions inspired by world music rhythms, performed in a jazz context by the 6-piece world-beat jazz ensemble, SPANJAZZ! Featuring: Jordan Abraham – keyboard, Jeff Plumbley – trumpet, Aidan Sibley – trombone, James Gannett – bass, Vincent Waters – drums and Gary Santucci – guitar. All musicians are highly respected performers in their own fields; the juxtaposition of their different styles and approaches creates the unique sound and experience that is SPANJAZZ!  https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/

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!

 

LTtheMonk: Friday, January 18

LTtheMonk: Friday, January 18. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $10. LTtheMonk is a hip-hop artist originally from London, England, currently residing and performing in around the Toronto and Hamilton areas. LT describes himself as London made, East-Coast trained to pay homage to his home city, as well as the New York MCs who were his inspiration to start rapping at a young age. You can stream his latest singles on Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL and all digital music platforms now.
LTtheMonk fell in love with hip-hop when he was 8 years old. His love for the culture and genre grew and at age 16, he began to take the verses he had spent years finessing, turning them into songs. He released his first EP at age 17, ‘The Crescendo’, followed by the mixtapes ‘The Whole Nine’ and ‘Jungle Fever’, and at age 20, he released his 1st commercial album ‘Monk in London’, an ode to his home city and now his latest album ‘The Dark Side Of The Monk’. https://ltthemonk.com
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=93&v=X4-SsXVd3ds

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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 ?  $50 per person/ $40 Members/Seniors/Un(der)waged. Pricing available for groups. We want all our favorite people here! And, hey, if that’s still too much, let’s talk…. Ticket includes Champagne at Midnight.

We’re doing the grand hello to 2019 this year with DJ Michael Williams of MuchMusic fame and as always a great buffet.

This is not going to be your normal Monday night!
We’re doing the grand hello to 2019 this year with DJ Michael Williams of MuchMusic fame and as 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/

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


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