Theatre

Staircase August Events [Staircase Theatre]

 

 

 There’s always something happening at Hamilton’s one
 and only Staircase.This multi-use theatre and performance
 venue has hosted theatre premiers, comedy and film festivals,
 and features regular improv and karaoke night along with
 much more.

Check out what’s happening! http://staircase.org/

 
August 2017

THEATRE

HAMILTON FRINGE BYOV
For 3 years running The Staircase is pleased to be the largest Bring Your Own Venue-venue of The Hamilton Fringe Festival. We have 9 stellar theatrical productions on site this year making The Staircase a kick butt satellite hub and helping the Hamilton Fringe extend it’s footprint into new communities in the greater Hamilton area. Get ready to grab your 2017 program, order your tickets and make a day of it here at The Staircase!  See as many shows as you can under one roof, relax before, after, in between in our cafe and grab a beverage or snack….then head back in to be amazed by our productions, comedy, drama, dance, clown….and if that isn’t enough we will have events daily following the theatrical productions!

Feat. shows include: 

The ADHD Project

 Tales from the Hamilton 7

 Two Sisters

 The Elephant Girls

 Open the Lace Curtains

 Stupified

All KIDding Aside

 Over 50 and Other Nightmares

 Swipe Right for Love

 

Saturday, July 1, 2017 (All day) to Monday, July 31, 2017 (All day)
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE [SHAKESPEARE AT THE ROCK]

Shakespeare at the Rock proudly presents: The Merchant of Venice

Money: Portia has it. Bassanio wants it. Shylock lends it. Antonio owes it. And it will cost him dearly.  Dark in its humour and bawdy in its romantic hijinks, The Merchant Of Venice takes audiences on a journey of love, mercy and (in)justice. And for the second consecutive year, celebrated director Trevor Copp (Artistic Director, Tottering Biped Theatre) and the Shakespeare at the Rock ensemble create a strikingly physical, playfully contemporary, abridged re-imagining of one of William Shakespeare’s classics.

This production will once again feature a group of outstanding, talented actors from our region, creating an evening of intelligent, physically daring, and wholly accessible Shakespeare. We are very fortunate to be able to present this follow up to our inaugural Shakespeare at the Rock in 2016 and look forward to developing this wonderful event for years to come. 

August 14 - September 1, 2017
Monday - Friday, 7:00PM (No Saturday shows.)

Monday, August 14, 2017 (All day) to Friday, September 1, 2017 (All day)
RBG Rock Garden, 1185 York Boulevard in Hamilton ON

Summer Acting Camps [Creative Theatre Company]

Summer Acting Camps: July 24-28, 2017

 

The Creative Theatre Acting Camps occur during the Summer Holidays, and take place at the Harry Howell Arena – 27 Hwy 5 West, Flamborough, ON. Our very popular fun-filled, five day acting camp is suitable for students ages 7 – 12. The camp runs July 24th- 28th. Please register early as the camp fills up very quickly! Each day we create and perform scenes, play theatre games, practice developing a good, strong speaking voice, investigate creative movement and, of course, learn many aspects of the fundamentals of acting.

The camp is an excellent way to introduce students to the craft of acting!

 

Monday, July 24, 2017 (All day) to Friday, July 28, 2017 (All day)
Harry Howell Arena, 27 Hwy 5 West, Flamborough, ON

Studio Babette at Lynn River Music and Arts Festival [Studio Babette Puppet Theatre]

Studio Babette at Lynn River Music Festival - August 5, 2017

Our very first appearance at this festival! We feel honoured to be included! We love adding new venues to our list!

 

Performances include:

Goldilocks & the 3 Bears: 11am

Workshop: 12-2pm

3 Little Pigs:  2pm

 

Ages: 2 to 12 & the young-at-heart

 

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 11:00
50 Bonnie Dr, Simcoe, ON N3Y 3V6

2017 Hamilton Fringe Gallery Mini-Series Venues [Hamilton Fringe Festival]

2017 IS THE FRINGE'S 14TH YEAR!
JULY 20-30, 2017

Accessible, playful, and engaging the Hamilton Fringe Festival is an action-packed performance event that takes place over 11 days each July in downtown Hamilton. With more than 40 companies offering up musicals, dance, comedies, magic shows, dramas, and family entertainment in more than 300 performances- there truly is something for everyone!

FULL SHOW LISTING HERE

FULL FRINGE SCHEDULE HERE

Gallery Mini-Series Showings​

Gallery #1:  B Contemporary Gallery:  226 James St N

Misfit

No Dick Pics Please

Requieum Aeternam

Gallery #2: Factory Media Centre:  228 James St N

Brine

For Eden

Mighnight Circle

Gallery #3: Evergreen Cityworks:  294 James St N

Grandfather's Secret

Normal Shmormal

The Cheese

 

The FRINGE bus:  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Ticket Prices:

  • At the Door Tickets: $10 - Tickets for each show will go on sale at the show’s venue ONE HOUR before show time. Cash only accepted at the door!
  • Gallery mini-Series: $8 - The Gallery mini-Series shows (which take place over each weekend of the festival) offer SHORT shows in SMALL spaces. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Patrons have the option of purchasing three types of Ticket Value Passes:

  • 1/ Fringe Binge Pass: $48. The pass is good for 6 “at the door” tickets (tickets cannot be booked in advance!) The pass is transferrable but can only be used for a maximum of 2 tickets/play.
  • 2/ 10 Show Pass: $75. The pass is good for 10 “at the door” tickets (tickets cannot be booked in advance!) The pass is transferrable but can only be used for a maximum of 2 tickets/play.
  • 3/ The Gallery mini-Pass: $18. This pass lets patrons into 3 Gallery mini-Series performances. The pass is transferrable but can only be used for a maximum of 2 tickets/play.

There are a limited number of ticket passes available.

Tickets available online at:  hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets

For news and updates, check out HamiltonFringe.ca. Also: Facebook Twitter.
Use the hashtag #HamFringe for all Fringe-related tweets!

Thursday, July 20, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, July 30, 2017 (All day)
Various [Hamilton, ON]

2017 Hamilton Fringe Official Venues [Hamilton Fringe Festival]

2017 is the Fringe's 14th Year!
July 20-30, 2017

Accessible, playful, and engaging the Hamilton Fringe Festival is an action-packed performance event that takes place over 11 days each July in downtown Hamilton. With more than 40 companies offering up musicals, dance, comedies, magic shows, dramas, and family entertainment in more than 300 performances- there truly is something for everyone!

FULL SHOW LISTING HERE

FULL FRINGE SCHEDULE HERE

Official Venues:

                  Theatre Aquarius:  (190 King William St)

Acts of Fiction

Coal From Hades: The Story of Les Mouches Fantastique

El Diablo of the Cards 2.0

Fightmare

Laser Kiwi

The Blue Bird

The Secret of Castle Alphabet

 

Hamilton Theatre Inc: (140 Mcnab St North)

Last Call

Moral Deficit

Perfect Couples

SCUM: a manifesto

Someone Between

Swingin' in St. John's

Your Own Sons

 

Players Guild:  (80 Queen St South)

DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Heart Strings, The Musical: Ireland 1908

Jilted

Some of Us Pretend

Subway Extension to the Mariana Trench

This is Not a Musical: The Musical!

Up Here

 

Mills Hardware: (95 King St E)

First Class

Gilda: A Tribute to the Beloved Comedienne Gilda Radner

In This Corner: Eight Rounds With Tommy Douglas

Sawyer Bullock: Magician Ordinaire

The Flesh of Her

The Plausibility of Teleportation in an Oxygen-Deprived Environment

We Are Not The Others

 

The FRINGE bus:  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Ticket Prices:

  • At the Door Tickets: $10 - Tickets for each show will go on sale at the show’s venue ONE HOUR before show time. Cash only accepted at the door!
  • Gallery mini-Series: $8 - The Gallery mini-Series shows (which take place over each weekend of the festival) offer SHORT shows in SMALL spaces. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Patrons have the option of purchasing three types of Ticket Value Passes:

  • 1/ Fringe Binge Pass: $48. The pass is good for 6 “at the door” tickets (tickets cannot be booked in advance!) The pass is transferrable but can only be used for a maximum of 2 tickets/play.
  • 2/ 10 Show Pass: $75. The pass is good for 10 “at the door” tickets (tickets cannot be booked in advance!) The pass is transferrable but can only be used for a maximum of 2 tickets/play.
  • 3/ The Gallery mini-Pass: $18. This pass lets patrons into 3 Gallery mini-Series performances. The pass is transferrable but can only be used for a maximum of 2 tickets/play.

There are a limited number of ticket passes available.

Tickets available online at:  hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets

For news and updates, check out HamiltonFringe.ca. Also: Facebook Twitter.
Use the hashtag #HamFringe for all Fringe-related tweets!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, July 30, 2017 (All day)
Various [Hamilton, ON]

2017 Hamilton Fringe BYOV [Hamilton Fringe Festival]

2017 is the Fringe's 14th Year!
July 20-30, 2017

Accessible, playful, and engaging the Hamilton Fringe Festival is an action-packed performance event that takes place over 11 days each July in downtown Hamilton. With more than 40 companies offering up musicals, dance, comedies, magic shows, dramas, and family entertainment in more than 300 performances- there truly is something for everyone!

FULL SHOW LISTING HERE

FULL FRINGE SCHEDULE HERE

Bring Your Own Venues (BYOVs)

Staircase Café Theatre, (Main Space), 27 Dundurn St N

Tales from the Hamilton 7

The ADHD Project

Two Sisters

Staircase Café Theatre, (Elaine Mae Theatre), 27 Dundurn St N

Open the Lace Curtains

Stupefied

The Elephant Girls

Staircase Café Theatre, (Bright Room), 27 Dundurn St N

All KIDding Aside

Over 50 and Other Nightmares

Swipe Right for Love

Artword Artbar, (15 Colbourne St)

Cheri

Langston Hughes vs. Joe McCarthy

The Lost Years

 

 

The FRINGE bus:  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Ticket Prices:

  • At the Door Tickets: $10 - Tickets for each show will go on sale at the show’s venue ONE HOUR before show time. Cash only accepted at the door!
  • Gallery mini-Series: $8 - The Gallery mini-Series shows (which take place over each weekend of the festival) offer SHORT shows in SMALL spaces. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Patrons have the option of purchasing three types of Ticket Value Passes:

  • 1/ Fringe Binge Pass: $48. The pass is good for 6 “at the door” tickets (tickets cannot be booked in advance!) The pass is transferrable but can only be used for a maximum of 2 tickets/play.
  • 2/ 10 Show Pass: $75. The pass is good for 10 “at the door” tickets (tickets cannot be booked in advance!) The pass is transferrable but can only be used for a maximum of 2 tickets/play.
  • 3/ The Gallery mini-Pass: $18. This pass lets patrons into 3 Gallery mini-Series performances. The pass is transferrable but can only be used for a maximum of 2 tickets/play.

There are a limited number of ticket passes available.

Tickets available online at:  hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets

For news and updates, check out HamiltonFringe.ca. Also: Facebook Twitter.
Use the hashtag #HamFringe for all Fringe-related tweets!

Thursday, July 20, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, July 30, 2017 (All day)
Various [Hamilton, ON]

Staircase July Events [Staircase Theatre]

 

 

 There’s always something happening at Hamilton’s one
 and only Staircase.This multi-use theatre and performance
 venue has hosted theatre premiers, comedy and film festivals,
 and features regular improv and karaoke night along with
 much more.

Check out what’s happening! http://staircase.org/

 
JULY 2017

THEATRE

HAMILTON FRINGE BYOV
For 3 years running The Staircase is pleased to be the largest Bring Your Own Venue-venue of The Hamilton Fringe Festival. We have 9 stellar theatrical productions on site this year making The Staircase a kick butt satellite hub and helping the Hamilton Fringe extend it’s footprint into new communities in the greater Hamilton area. Get ready to grab your 2017 program, order your tickets and make a day of it here at The Staircase!  See as many shows as you can under one roof, relax before, after, in between in our cafe and grab a beverage or snack….then head back in to be amazed by our productions, comedy, drama, dance, clown….and if that isn’t enough we will have events daily following the theatrical productions!

Feat. shows include: 

The ADHD Project

 Tales from the Hamilton 7

 Two Sisters

 The Elephant Girls

 Open the Lace Curtains

 Stupified

All KIDding Aside

 Over 50 and Other Nightmares

 Swipe Right for Love

 

Saturday, July 1, 2017 (All day) to Monday, July 31, 2017 (All day)
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

July Events at Artword 2017 [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, phone 905-543-8523, c.905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

July 2017

July 5: Jeffery Straker + Andreas + Shelley Gordon, Jordan Fox
July 6: 60s Folk Revival Sing-along
July 7: Latin American Peña, w. Rosy Cervantes, music & poetry
July 8: Jazz w. the Scott Taplay Group
July 10: Back to the 1780s! The WÖR band from Belgium
July 12: Songs from musicals, w. vocalists Alyssa Giammaria and Leah Korkowski
July 14: Jazz w. The Carolyn Credico Quartet
July 15: Blue Moon Marquee, gypsy blues jazz
July 20 - 30: Hamilton Fringe BYOV feat. Langston Hughes vs Joe McCarthy (Artword Theatre) and The Lost Years (Renurg Productions)

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THEATRE

Hamilton Fringe BYOV at Artword: Langston Hughes vs Joe McCarthy (Artword Theatre) and The Lost Years (Renurg Productions)
Thursday, June 20 to Saturday, June 29, 2017, at various times, $10.July 20 to 29, 2017.
Artword Theatre participates in the 2017 Hamilton Fringe Theatre Festival with a timely and sensitive piece of documentary theatre, Langston Hughes vs. Joe McCarthy, written and directed by Ronald Weihs and produced by Judith Sandiford. Dancer-choreographer-actor Learie Mc Nicolls plays the role of Langston Hughes and character actor Howard Jerome performs as The Interrogator. In addition, the 2017 Hamilton Fringe Theatre Festival at Artword Artbar Bring-Your-Own-Venue features The Lost Years: a Renurg Production by Peter Gruner, directed by Al French, performed by Deb Dagenais and Peter Gruner.

 

MUSIC

Jeffery Straker + Andreas + Shelley Gordon, Jordan Fox
Wednesday July 5, 2017, at 8 pm, $8 adv/$10 at the door.
Singer-songwriter Jeffery Straker returns to Artword Artbar with his show Inside the Songs. His guests for the evening include AndreasBrian Andreas & Jennifer Lockman and the duo Shelley Gordon & Jordan Fox.

Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone
Thursday July 6, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone returns to Artword Artbar. The 60s Folk Revival sing-along concert features Sue Peters (vocals),  Michelle Rumball (vocals), Dwight Peters (vocals, 6 & 12 string guitars) and Tony Laviola (double bass). Imagine an evening that transforms the Artword Artbar into one of the 1960s coffeehouses of Yorkville or Greenwich Village. Song-sheets are provided. 

Latin American Peña, w. Rosy Cervantes, music & poetry
Friday July 7, 2017, at 8 pm. $10.
A Latin American Peña, an evening of music and poetry. Featured performer is Rosy Cervantes, lead singer of the band La Sana Rabia. Born in Cuernavaca, Rosy has an extensive career in Mexico where she founded La Sana Rabia in 2002, performing in blues festivals, tv shows and major venues all over the country. Her CD Lo blanco y lo negro (The dark and the light) shows her talents as a blues singer and songwriter. 

Jazz w. the Scott Taplay Group
Saturday July 8, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
Jazz with the Scott Taplay Group: guitarist Scott Taplay, Jonas Pearson Paavola electric bass and Victor Agrippa alto sax. This jazz trio performs a modern take on jazz standards and a few originals

Back to the 1780s! The WÖR band from Belgium
Monday July 10, 2017, at 7:30 pm, $15. SPECIAL SHOW!
Matapa World Festival Series presents the WÖR band from Belgium, on a festival tour in Ontario.  The musicians: Fabio Di Meo, baritone & soprano saxophone; Bert Ruymbeek accordion; Jeroen Goegebuer violin; Pieterjan Van Kerckhoven bagpipes, musette, soprano saxophone; Jonas Scheys guitar. Back to the 1780’s! If it sounded good back then, why not today?

Songs from musicals, w. vocalists Alyssa Giammaria and Leah Korkowski
Wednesday July 12, 2017, at 8 pm, $10 /$5.
Two vocalists, Alyssa Giammaria and Leah Korkowski, recent graduates from Mohawk Music, will be sharing with you their love of songs from musicals. Their band includes: Ian Brown on piano, Jesse Martel on guitar, Aoife-Louise Doyle on backup vocals, Adam Inrig on drums, and Devon Savas on bass

Jazz w. The Carolyn Credico Quartet
Friday July 14, 2017 at 8 pm, $15/$10.
Jazz with The Carolyn Credico Quartet: Carolyn Credico vocals, Bob Shields guitar, Clark Johnston bass, Adam Fielding drums. The Quartet will perform a variety of beautiful jazz standards, latin and pop tunes.

Blue Moon Marquee, gypsy blues jazz
Saturday July 15, 2017, at 8 pm, $15/$10.
Gypsy-blues jazz duo Blue Moon Marquee (A.W. Cardinal guitar, vocals and Jasmine Colette upright bass, percussion, vocals) are swinging by Artword Artbar! This authentic duo writes and performs original compositions influenced by early blues, folk roots, swing, and ragtime. This year they are playing at seven Jazz festivals across Canada (Vancouver, Victoria, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Kaslo). They have also been nominated for Indigenous Group of the year for the 2017 Western Canadian Music awards.

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Saturday, July 1, 2017 (All day) to Monday, July 31, 2017 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

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