PUPPET SHOW FOR ALL AGES!
The 3 Little Pigs
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
59 Kirby Avenue, Greensville
PUPPET SHOW FOR ALL AGES!
The 3 Little Pigs
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
59 Kirby Avenue, Greensville
PUPPET SHOWS FOR ALL AGES!
Little Red Riding Hood & Happy Times Nursery Rhymes
Saturday June 10, 2017
Ancaster Heritage Days KidsWorld
Ancaster Public Library
310 Wilson St E, Ancaster
Parade - 10am
KidsWorld Hours - 11am - 3pm
Little Red Riding Hood - 12:15 am
Happy Times Nursery Rhymes - 1:30pm
Once again, Studio Babette Puppet Theatre returns to the little festival on Park Street in Dundas, for more puppet fun, and a drop-in workshop too! Join Studio Babette as they perform two of their acclaimed shows as part of the Made in Dundas Community Family Festival. The company will perform The 3 Little Pigs from 11AM and 2:30PM and Little Red Riding Hood at 12 noon. There will also be a special Puppet Workshop form 1PM to 2PM.
For more information on the Made in Dundas Community Family Festival go to: http://dundasmuseum.ca/events/event/made-in-dundas-community-festival/
Studio Babette Puppet Theatre strives to provide quality puppet performances in a myriad of styles, which reflect the European background of traditional puppet forms, combined with the unique artistry of modern Canadian puppetry. Studio Babette explores heritage themes, and stories from the many cultures which contribute to the wonderful fabric of Canadian life. Our productions represent the creativity and hard work of a vibrant community of local artists, craftspeople and promoters in the Hamilton area.
WHERE: Dundas Museum and Archives, 139 Park Street West, Dundas, ON
WHEN: 11am - 3pm
By Nicholas Wallace & Luke Brown
Produced by Flat Earth
May 11 – 13, 2017
We all share a common delusion; that our world view is based on truth and logic, and that we would never believe in something unquestionably weird. But we do. Whether you admit it or not, we all believe in something weird. Using magic and storytelling, illusionist Nick Wallace investigates the world of superstitions, psychics and other weird beliefs in a show not to be missed.
Providing the people of Burlington
440 Locust Street, Burlington ON, L7S 1T7
Event Listing for
THEATRE & DANCE
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Dancing Among the Stars
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An Evening with The Ink Spots
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
May 3: Special Concert: Italian jazz pianist Vittorio Mezza
May 4: The Acoustics, accordion-based music
May 5: Matapa World Music Series: Waleed Abdulhamid
May 6: JAZZ: vocalist Julie Michels & pianist Adrean Farrugia
May 10: Adrean Farrugia hosts Mohawk Music showcase series
May 11: Hamilton Poetry Centre Open Reading
May 12: MOJO Men of Jazz Octet
May 13: A Love Electric with Todd Clouser, jazz-rock-psych
May 14: Mother’s Day Special, Raine Hamilton & Piper Hayes
May 15: Acoustic Moments: Reggae dinner and show
May 17 - 18: Artword Theatre: Charly’s Piano w. Charly Chiarelli
May 19: Matapa World Music Series: Tony Gouveia
May 20: Ronley Teper's Lipliners
May 24: Singer-Songwriters NLX, Tara Holloway, Sammi Morelli
May 25: Roots troubadour Nudie
May 26: The Mike Almas Blues Band
May 27: The On-Topic Trio
May 30: Mairi Rankin & Ailie Robertson
Hamilton Poetry Centre Open Reading
Thursday May 11, at 7 pm, Free
The Hamilton Poetry Centre presents its annual Open Reading. Everyone is welcome to attend and to read. Doors open 6:30, reading starts at 7:00. Please arrive by 6:45 to register. Established in 1983, the Hamilton Poetry Centre works to support and encourage the writing and appreciation of poetry, by conducting workshops and hosting Canada Council sponsored readings.
Artword Theatre: Charly’s Piano w. Charly Chiarelli
Wednesday May 17 and Thursday May 18, 2017, at 8 pm, pwyc/$10.
Artword Theatre presents Charly’s Piano, a new work-in-progress featuring Charly Chiarelli. This is the fourth in a series of monthly theatre projects-in-progress, with Artistic Director Ronald Weihs.
Special Concert: Italian Jazz pianist Vittorio Mezza
Wednesday May 3, 2017, at 8 pm. $ TBA
Italian pianist and composer Vittorio Mezza is performing with George Koller (bass) and Ben Riley (drums). The concert at Artword Artbar is part of a 3-venue event celebrating famous Napoli melodies. Mezza‘s recent recording Napoli Jazz Songs offers jazz versions of familiar songs from his native Italy.
The Acoustics, accordian-based music
Thursday May 4, 2017 at 8 pm, $10.
The Acoustics, a lively band from the Hamilton area, play their own original folk-rock, world-roots music. Alfonso Spoto on accordion, Bonnie Bell on violin, and Vince Spoto on guitar/vocals. For the past 14 years, they have been cultivating their own unique music for local fans and venues. During this period they have released three studio CDs, their debut CD A Thousand Yesterdays (Dec. 2003),Forever and a Day (Dec. 2007), and Erie Long (Jan. 2013).
Matapa World Music Series: Waleed Abdulhamid
Friday May 5, 2017 at 8 pm. Tickets Advanced $20; Seniors & Students $15; Matapa Members $15; Door $25.
Matapa World Music Series presents Waleed Abdulhamid. Multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, producer and film maker, Waleed was born in Sudan. He demonstrates his versatility on guitar, bass, drums, harmonica, kirin, darabhuka, marimba, congas, djembe, dumbek and tama. In addition to his many concerts and festival appearances, he has played and recorded with David Clayton Thomas, the Motown Legend Band “The Drifters”, Doug Riley, Jackie Richardson, Julie Black, Deborah Cox and Zaki Ibrahim. He also leads his jazz group Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble.
JAZZ: vocalist Julie Michels & pianist Adrean Farrugia
Saturday May 6, 2017, at 8 pm, $ TBA
Pianist Adrean Farrugia has invited renowned Toronto-based jazz vocalist Julie Michels to heat up the stage at Artword Artbar. Julie Michels is a unique and important feature on the Toronto jazz scene. Award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. He plays occasionally at Artword Artbar and teaches music at Mohawk College, as well as juggling his busy touring schedule
Adrean Farrugia hosts Mohawk Music showcase series
Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 8 pm, $10/$5 students.
The final evening of the season in the showcase series from Mohawk College Music, featuring teachers and students coming together to make music. The series is organized by pianist Adrean Farrugia and bassist Clark Johnston. Mohawk students for Wed May 10 are pianist Ian Brown, vocalist Leah Korkowski and drummer Nigel Stewart.
MOJO Men of Jazz Octet
Friday, May 12, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
To reserve call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512
MOJO is the Men of Jazz Octet, a group of the area’s top jazz players. The line up for the night will include: Jeff Plumbley trumpet, Darren Blundel alto sax, Lindsay Paul tenor sax, Don Templeton trombone, Dave Rubicini bari sax, Marc Girard guitar, Ethan Tilbury bass, and Ken Bower drums. Come on in and get your Mojo on with some great jazz in a truly energetic performance. Join this exciting group as they explore post-bop to modern compositions by jazz luminaries such as Freddie Hubbard, Bob Meyer, Kenny Dorham and Tom Kubis. Along the way the band will tip their hats to some of the stalwarts of the jazz octet like Dave Pell and Gerry Mulligan.
A Love Electric With Todd Clouser, jazz-rock-psych
Saturday May 13, at 8 pm, $tba.
Blockbuster show at Artword! A Love Electric is a critically acclaimed rock trio born out of Mexico City’s jazz scene. Todd Clouser (guitar/vocals) of Minneapolis, USA, Hernan Hecht (drums), a longtime Mexico resident from Argentina, and Aaron Cruz (bass), a Mexico City native, form a band that over 4 years, 4 records, and nearly 500 concerts, has consistently accomplished the uncommon, making music on their own terms and touring the world.
Mother’s Day Special, Raine Hamilton & Piper Hayes
Sunday May 14, 2017. $ TBA
Singer-songwriter-violinist Raine Hamilton is on tour from Winnipeg. She teams up with Piper Hayes from Hamilton for a special Mother’s Day Sunday afternoon concert. Raine‘s music is resonant, acoustic folk with an other-worldly edge and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Additionally, Piper Hayes is a critically acclaimed performer, singer- songwriter in the folk-pop mode, now based in Hamilton. In the past few years she has toured all over Canada and the USA, and has headlined three international tours.
Matapa World Music Series: Tony Gouveia
Friday May 19, 2017, at 8 pm. Tickets Advanced $20; Seniors & Students $18; Matapa Members $18; Door $25.
Matapa World Music Series presents Tony Gouveia, an impressive voice of a new generation of fadistas (fado singers) in North America. Fado is the urban folk music of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. Tony Gouveia was born in Lisbon, and came to Canada at the age of 13. He never forgot his roots nor the fados that his father used to sing at family gatherings. His debut fado album, O Nosso Fado, a compilation of fado standards reveals his deep passion and authentic vocal expression.
Ronley Teper's Lipliners with Dave Gould
Saturday May 20, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
From Toronto, the surprising and delightful Ronley Teper’s Lipliners, plus a special guest opening set by Hamilton’s ever-inventive Dave Gould. Children at heart who love comedic, poetic, theatric, yet at times provocative storytelling, alongside truly magical music and visuals, will enjoy themselves.
Singer-Songwriters NLX, Tara Holloway, Sammi Morelli
Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 8 pm, $10.
Three singer-songwriters team up for a great night of music. NLX from Hamilton, now NY-based. Tara Holloway now back in her hometown Ottawa. Sammi Morelli from BC.
Roots troubadour Nudie from PEI
Thursday May 25, 2017, at 8 pm, $tba.
Roots troubadour Nudie returns to Artword, on tour in Ontario, from his current home base of Charlottetown, PEI. His authentic style of music and songwriting is captured on his 2014 album Remember This. It is the soundtrack of relationships and heartache, delivered with wit and charm, and coated in the sounds of 1960s West Coast country soul.
Mike Almas Blues Band
Friday May 26, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
An evening of original blues with Mike Almas and his wonderful Mike Almas Blues Band with Joanne Augustyn, vocals/percussion, Cameron Colburn, drums, Michael Gieseking, bass/vocals. Mike is a well known and respected songwriter, guitarist, and performer in the Southern Ontario region.
The On-Topic Trio
Saturday May 27, at 8 pm, $10.
Jazz with the On Topic Trio, a collaborative effort from guitarist Kim Ratcliffe, drummer Aubrey Dayle from Toronto, and bassist Brad Cheeseman from Hamilton. Each a leader of his own solo project, the trio was formed in early 2015, and are now putting aside other musical endeavors to perform in this trio setting.
Celtic duo Mairi Rankin & Ailie Robertson
Tuesday May 30, 2017 at 8 pm, $tba.
A special concert by Celtic duo Mairi Rankin and Ailie Robertson, on tour in Canada. They are part of the Celtic band Outside Track, who played at Artword Artbar last year. Now they are doing a little tour as a duo (after a full tour with the whole band).
HAMILTON THEATRE INC
140 MCNAB ST N, HAMILTON
SISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to rejoice!
SISTER ACT is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International
Written by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner
Additional Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Music by Alan Menken
Director - Dustin Jodway
Assistant Director - Bethany Charters
Producers - Richelle Tavernier & Lucia Crespo
Musical Director - James Medeiros
Kameel Copeland, Beth Rogers Cassey, Doug Caldwell, Brydie Huffman, Emily Bolyea-Kyere, Catherine Silverglen, Owen Welch, Kevin da Silva, Caleb Timmermans, Devin France, Mason Micevski, Ed Canning, Inese Hill, Elenie Ketsetzis, Kristi Boulton, Christopher Bull, Breann Jodway, Concetta Roche, Rose Usenica
WHERE: Studio Theatre, 140 MacNab St. N., Hamilton
WHEN: May 12, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2017 @ 8PM; May 13, 21, 2017 @ 2PM
TIX: Call box office at 905-522-3032
The Hamilton Music Festival's second annual event is April 17th to 28th of 2017!
After a highly successful first festival in 2016, we are adding Strings to the Festival. We are so excited to present this inclusive and dynamic festival where pianists, vocalists and string players of any age or level can meet and interact with fellow music lovers. This engaging event allows participants to explore and experience personal and musical growth, and provide opportunities to showcase the hard work and dedication performers put into developing musical and performance skills. Come and enjoy friendly competition and camaraderie during the second annual Hamilton Music Festival! Competition Classes include Musical Theatre, Classical Voice, Piano and Strings.
For more information on times and locations visit our website at: http://www.hamiltonmusicfestival.ca/
For Interviews Contact:
Tom Oliver – President email@example.com
Diane Manojlovich – Festival Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregory Cross – Publicity Coordinator email@example.com
Also for your Consideration:
The Hamilton Music Festival
A Scholarship Fundraising Concert
Gregory Cross, Yvonne Zhang, Dr. Joan Heels, Linda Fletcher, Susan Gudgeon, Roland Fix, Teresa Cirillo, Irena Hernandez and Tom Oliver
Accompanied by Christabel Pinto
Saturday April 15 @ 7:30 pm
St. Pete's HARRRP 705 Main St. East, Hamilton On
Free Will Offering All proceeds support the Scholarship Fund of the Hamilton Music Festival Apr. 17 – 28
By Bjӧrn Ulvaeus and Catherine Johnson
Mamma Mia! features Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjӧrn Ulvaeus and some songs by Stig Anderson and Book by Catherine Johnson. The production is directed by Ron Ulrich with Musical Direction by Steve Thomas.
April 19 - May 14, 2017
The Ultimate Feel-Good Musical comes to Theatre Aquarius! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! Mamma Mia! is an unforgettable experience to be shared by mothers, daughters and everyone who loves them.
To purchase tickets, follow the LINK
Starring Amy Keating
Directed by Matt White
Lighting Design by André du Toit
Stage Managed by Amber Archbell
Produced by Green Light Arts
Carole Stuckey is trying to figure out how to put her life back together after her husband Eddie opens fire on a schoolhouse full of Amish girls, killing five and paralyzing one, before taking his own life. She feels her ‘whole being is a rotting grave’ until a remarkable thing happens: the Amish community reaches out to her. They forgive her late husband. They bring her food and sit with her. Together they work to find the strength to carry on.
Playwright Jessica Dickey offers a focused meditation on the quality of mercy as it impacts an imagined cross-section of the Pennsylvania town. This work helps guide an audience to understand, even slightly, how the choice to forgive is possible. Actress Amy Keating returns in this tour de force performance where she plays multiple roles including the gunman, his widow, two of the young Amish victims and a pregnant Hispanic girl.
WHERE: The Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St North, Hamilton, ON
WHEN: April 20-22 @ 8pm, April 23 @ 4pm
TIX: Students/seniors 16.95 / General 22.60 / Online https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/17475/
Green Light Arts is a theatre company based in Waterloo Region. They specialize in theatrical productions, arts education programming and community building events. This show is a remount of their critically acclaimed 2014 production starring Amy Keating. The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the 2006 Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania Amish schoolhouse shooting and the journey of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake.
“The Amish Project Agonizingly Good… Amy Keating is simply mesmerizing” — Valerie Hill, Waterloo Region Record, Oct 2/14
“All I know is that I left the theatre feeling like life is strange and confusing and ridiculously beautiful all at once… Amy Keating, blew my mind.” — Katie Parkes, Grand Social, Sept 25/14
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