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April 2019

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Impulso Flamenco

A show that is both energetic and colourful, intense and deep, leaving considerable room for interpretation. Impulso Flamenco is well-known on Montreal's world jazz scene. A fusion of Dance and Music mixed in with a repertoire of traditional Flamenco, Latino and Arab music with Jazz Accents. Learn more: https://www.impulsoflamenco.com/ Doors open: 7pm Show: 8pm

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June 2019

ArtsFest: BALLROOM DANCE THAT BREAKS GENDER ROLES

Copp and Jeff Fox met as colleagues during their shared tenure with Fred Astaire’s Canada and remained friends after Copp retired from teaching. They would dance at social occasions where they developed their “playing fair” method of sharing the lead, which caught the eye of a local dramaturge, Lisa O’Connell. Thus began the theatrical collaboration which led to the creation of a full-length Ballroom Dance/Theatre production, “First Dance,” about the development of the first dance for a same-sex wedding. Through…

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ArtsFest: Comedy Hour

Manolis Zontanos is a Canadian standup comedian from Hamilton, Ontario and has appeared on The Comedy Network, Just For Laughs, MTV Canada & more. He has toured the world working with the likes of Russell Peters, Ari Shaffir and Rick Shapiro to name a few. His unique brand of humour allows audiences into the mind of a simple, yet at the same time very complex man that leaves people feeling as though they made a new best friend. He is not…

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SIX MINUTE MEMOIR: “The Best Of” Hosted by Anne Bokma

A special "Best Of" edition of the popular 6-Minute Memoir "speed storytelling for a cause" will take place at The Westdale Theatre as part of ArtsFest on Sunday, June 23 from 7-9 p.m. Thirteen Hamiltonians will share their true-life tales. They include Kate Cayley, Darlene Chrissley, Chris Farias, Kathy Garneau, Matthew Green, Jeff Griffiths, Shirley Haslam, Dawn Hussey, Colette Kendall, Jeff Mahoney, Jennifer Walton, Kelly Watts, and Lori Yates. Each presenter is given the challenge of telling a compelling tale within a strict six-minute time limit. It will be a memorable night of personal stories that will be both…

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STEVE STRONGMAN

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

Award-winning Canadian bluesman Steve Strongman is a versatile talent, and a restless one. By constantly pushing himself in new directions, he has kept himself vital. His talent is huge and impossible to miss, and it’s matched by his staggering musical ambition — as guitar-slinger, songwriter or vocalist. Strongman’s impressive resume includes stints opening for guitar legends such as Johnny Winter, B.B. King and Buddy Guy. The performer’s breakthrough 2012 release A Natural Fact was hailed as a standout, earning Maple…

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July 2019

Hamilton Fringe Festival: Fuckboys The Musical

Show Type: Theatre   Audience: Mature   Running Time: 90 minutes Karaoke night, every Wednesday, with your best friends in the world. What could possibly mess that up? You guessed it: fuckboys. An epidemic truly sweeping the nation, fuckboys are “literal garbage and must be stopped!” In this hilarious one-act musical, four women will teach you the skills you need to take down the post dangerous predators in today’s modern dating scene. Fuckboys is a musical extravaganza you WON’T want…

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Hamilton Fringe Festival: The Promised Land

THEATRE COMPANY: Fashion Beast  PLAYWRIGHT: Paul Koster DIRECTOR: A.G. Mann MUSICIAN/COMPOSER: Michael Spiroff CAST: Kristina Agosti, Martina Castillo, Thomas Gough, Dave Healey, Veronika Hurnik, Laura Kyswaty, Eric Lehmann, Jsin Sasha, Michael Spiroff Show Type: Theatre   Audience: Parental Guidance      Running Time: 90 minutes TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED HERE: http://hamiltonfringe.ca/shows/promised-land/ The Promised Land is a comedic homage to 1940s film noir, filled with fast-talking fellas and femme fatales, an ingenue, or two, and a wisecracking former hobo; all inhabiting…

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Hamilton Fringe Festival: We All Got Lost

Theatre: Pink Pantheon Projects (Hamilton/London) Cast: Jessica Pellicciotta, Kaitlin Race, Emily Meadows, Evelyn Barber, Miranda Cooper Playwright, Director: Camille Intson Show Type: Theatre Audience: Parental Guidance Running Time: 60 minutes Five schoolgirls form a sacrilegious storyteller’s circle in the thick Northern Ontario woods. But what happens when stories go off their hinges? Winner of the 2019 Hamilton Fringe New Play Contest, We All Got Lost is a coming-of-age play about girlhood and its myths and the stories we choose to…

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HAMILTON FRINGE: NOT_ALL.? FILETYPE:UNKNOWN

Third Wheel Theatre (Toronto, ON)  DIRECTOR/DESIGNER: Shayna Robinson   PRODUCER: Jessica Bowmer CAST: Katherine Basile - She; Daniel Sutherland - He; Jordan M. Burns - Them Show Type: Theatre   Audience: Mature    Running Time: 50 minutes not_ALL.? filetype: Unknown inhabits the alluring battle of gender rights, with neither side being apologetic of their weapons and marks. We reveal the horror and beauty in both radical feminism and men’s activist political movements by bearing the story that lies within the…

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Hamilton Fringe Festival: You Want It What Way: A Boy Band Tale

Frosted Tip Productions (Toronto, ON) Cast: Adam Ashby, James Lintag, Brian Jansen, James Martin      Director: Brian Jansen Playwright: Leonard Chan      Choreographer: Adam Martino Show Type: Comedy      Audience: Parental Guidance       Running Time: 60 minutes “You Want It What Way? A Boy Band Tale” is a sketch comedy dance show all about boy bands. We dance and sing to all of the hits and perform hilarious sketches that poke fun at all the…

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Hamilton Fringe Festival: Infinite Sequels

WRITTEN/DIRECTED: David Stones  MUSIC PRODUCER: David Forrester CAST: David Stones as The Poet; Tom Gannon Hamilton as The Violin Show Type: Theatre     Audience: Mature      Running Time: 60 minutes Urged on by his pal, The Violin, a rich musical soundtrack and the hypnotic amber of a fine Macallan 18, The Poet revisits his life through his work. Lauded as “a brilliant and beautiful piece of theatre” (London Free Press), The Poet leads a riveted audience through a…

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Hamilton Fringe Festival: A Two Piece

Cast: Carleen Zouboules, Christian Lavigne, Hannah Shikatani, Jenna Schievink, Kirsten Sullivan, Krista Newey, Mikaela Orford Choreographers: Georgi DiRocco, Jake Poloz Show Type: Dance   Audience: All Ages     Running Time: 55 minutes To Purchase Tickets visit: http://hamiltonfringe.ca/shows/a-two-piece/ A vacation from reality. A rush of new love that saturates your system. Is it a rediscovery of innocence or a way of hiding ourselves in plain sight? Choreographers Georgi DiRocco and Jake Poloz premiere a pair of dance works that speak…

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September 2019

DEAR YELLOW SUN: World Suicide Prevention Day

A Play Written and performed by Hollie Gladysz and Holly Raymond. Please join us as we examine the complex topic of suicide through an original play followed by a discussion by an expert panel. Starting at 7:00 PM Doors Open at 6:00 PM   Free Admission

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THE FULL ENGLISH SHOW

The Full English show stars David Neilson who plays Roy Cropper & Peter Gunn who plays Brian Packham on the award-winning Coronation St. Hosted by Karl Wells in an interview-style presentation in two acts 45 minutes each with a 20-minute intermission. Fans will get the scoop from these veteran cast members as they offer an insiders look into their characters & their Corrie stories & secrets. With over 28 years combined on Corrie as Roy & Brian, they’ve been at the epicenter of many…

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October 2019

MIDDLE RAGED

Middle Raged is a hilarious live sketch comedy revue starring Geri Hall (22 Minutes) and Gary Pearson (MadTV), that explores life between 30 and 65- from raising kids to financial stress, and keeping romance alive. Audiences have roared with laughter at the grounded relatable comedy.

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November 2019

DEREK EDWARDS – “ So Here’s The Thing…”

is A new 90-minute stand-up comedy show, ...a richly textured and enthralling 'cut above,' delivered with pace and authority by the consummate Canadian Comedian. "So Here's the Thing ..."  - A  breath of fresh air, finely honed and relentlessly funny! Take a break from the world and settle in for a seamless glide over life's troubled waters. Like the canoeist seated deftly atop his life jacket, with whiskey and pot cookies sealed in airtight containers, Derek Edwards has left little to…

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G PINTO LIVE in CONCERT

FOUR STRINGS... EVERYTHING... Grenville Pinto isn't just a violinist. He's so much more. A complete musician. A showman. An entertainer. Fun. Class. An artist... With such a diverse and seasoned musical background, experience how G Pinto captivates audiences with his unique and energetic STAGE shows. Accompanied by his live band and with appearances by special guests, be prepared to be taken on a musical journey!

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Laila Biali With Special Guest Kadri Voorand

LAILA BIALI ( w Ben Wittman on drums and George Koller on bass) Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali has toured with Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and Sting. She has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents including Carnegie Hall. Her accolades include a 2019 JUNO Award for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year”, “SOCAN Composer of the Year” and “Keyboardist of the Year” at Canada’s National Jazz Awards, a JUNO nomination for her studio recording Tracing Light,…

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