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1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada
(905) 522-7173

July 2019

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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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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GREASE

Experience the friendships, romances, and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance, but will it cross-clique lines? Rated: PG    Runtime:  110 Minutes

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GOONIES

Summer Screens for Kids presents The Goonies An old-fashioned yarn about a band of adventurous kids who take on the might of a property developing company which plans to destroy their home to build a country club. When the children discover an old pirate map in the attic, they follow it into an underground cavern in search of lost treasure but come up against plenty of dangerous obstacles along the way. Rated: PG     Runtime: 115 Minutes Kids &…

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THE SOUVENIR

A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. Genre: Drama                      Rated R                    Runtime 119 Minutes

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MAIDEN

Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy's inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give…

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ECHO IN THE CANYON

Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon…

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August 2019

REEL EATS PRESENTS “BURNT with Guest Chefs from The Diplomat!

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

Join Hamilton-based Chefs Canny Leang and Kenny Quirafu who will interpret what they'd imagine to be Adam Jones' (Bradley Cooper's character from the movie BURNT) finger licking good oyster po'boys. This southern classic pays homage to that opening scene in Burnt where Cooper shucks what looks like thousands of oysters, in part of his own self-imposed penance after burning out as top Chef in Paris. After the film, join Reel Eats host Mary Luz Mejia along with chefs to learn…

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Sunday Afternoon Concerts – SUBOURBON STREET

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

Bringing "New Orleans" Jazz to The Westdale, Subourbon Street is making a name for itself as one of the few bands in the area to offer the energetic and authentic instrumentation of the world-renowned style often referred to as "Dixieland". The members have a passion to keep traditional jazz music alive and thriving. Subourbon Street has enjoyed entertaining audiences since 2005 at regional Jazz Festivals. The Musicians:  Lynn Snider - Piano, Dave Sears - Trombone, John Minnis, Trumpet - Roger…

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September 2019

JEREMY FISHER IN CONCERT

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Westdale, 1014 King St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4 Canada

"If I knew what I was doing, I'd be doing it every day", says Ottawa-based singer, songwriter, & producer Jeremy Fisher.  "Most of the time I'm chasing & running into walls, so when I get my hands on a song that feels right & provokes emotion in others it can feel like the first time & that's exciting. Fisher, having roots in Hamilton, was a member of the Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band at Westdale Secondary School (Class of 1995), attended…

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CURIOUS MINDS//ITALY: FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

This fall, The Westdale has partnered with Hot Docs to bring you a series of daytime lectures. Come engage in a variety of topics with dynamic speakers and subject matter experts. The aim of this course is to travel to six regions of Italy and attempt to virtually unify the country from top to bottom. Very significantly, the voyage begins from the bottom and works its way up the Italian boot: Sicily, Campania, Lazio, Tuscany, Lombardy, and Veneto. Franco will…

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CURIOUS MINDS// ALL THAT GLITTERED: POP CULTURE OF THE 70’S

This fall, The Westdale has partnered with Hot Docs to bring you a series of daytime lectures. Come engage in a variety of topics with dynamic speakers and subject matter experts. It might have been the strangest decade of the twentieth century, but it is also one of the most misunderstood. It’s easy to look back at the 1970s and simply be stunned by the hair and the platform shoes, by the mood rings and ‘da Fonz’. But underneath all…

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS: PAYADORO ENSEMBLE

"With influences from Argentina to Eastern Europe to the great Astor Piazzolla, Payodora plays the tango like it's meant to be: sultry, steamy, but with grace and precision. You will be entertained!"    -- Howard Drunkman, Editor, Words + Music Magazine  

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October 2019

LUNCH AT ALLENS

Lunch at Allen's is a musical powerhouse compromising four remarkable Canadian talents: Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan, and Ian Thomas. As individuals, they have written for or sung on over 25,000,000 CDs, penning hits for Josh Groban, Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, America, Santana, Cher and Rod Stewart, as well as Murray's Farmer's Song, Marc's Marina Del Rey, and Ian's Painted Ladies, just to name a few. These three artists have come together adding the incredible voice of Cindy Church (Quartette, Great Western…

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JACOB MOON

Guitarist, singer and writer of award-winning pop and folk songs, Jacob Moon is best known as a master of the art of "live looping", recording his performances in real time and adding layer upon layer to make one man with one guitar ring like an orchestra, and his innovative approach to beloved guitar songs and his original music have helped him build a following that includes the likes of Rush, Ron Sexsmith, and Gordon Lightfoot for the past two decades.

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A NIGHT WITH MICHAEL LANDSBERG

DEPRESSION AND HOPE: DEPRESSION, SPORTS & ME  A talk followed by Q&A, and a 60 Minute VIP Meet & Greet Michael Landsberg is one of Canada’s most vocal advocates for mental health awareness. Brash and witty, Landsberg has all the charisma of the veteran TV and radio host he is. A seasoned on-stage pro, he’s diverting, smart, and funny. But that’s not half of it. Not one to shy away from anything, Landsberg is also one of Canada’s most vocal advocates for mental…

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THE COMIC STRIPPERS

A Male Stripper Parody and Improv Comedy Show The Comic Strippers are a fictitious male stripper troupe, played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating, in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their sexylarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance;” these guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh. Women often say the most attractive thing…

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LAZO

An Ancient Sound for a New World In 2010, the first world premiere of his musical show, "A Lyra for all the people" took place in Gis Theatre in Thessaloniki, Greece in front of 4500 people. 2017marked his first North American CD titled "LAZO". The album is produced by Pavlo, featuring original music.  

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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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December 2019

CROONER’S CHRISTMAS FEATURING ANDREW MARTIN

Be brought into the Holiday Spirit by 7 Time Award Winning Vocalist Andrew Martin and his three-piece band. Enjoy a night of memories, stories and great music. This memorable event will take you back to Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra Christmas specials, all the way to current Crooners of today like Michael Buble & Harry Connick Jr. Enjoy a flowing performance of Crooner classics dating from the ’50s all the way to the modern Christmas tunes you love to…

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April 2020

PAVLO: IN CONCERT

PAVLO returns in the spring of 2020. Tickets are now on sale for what will most definitely be a sold-out performance! For being all instrumental, Pavlo’s Mediterranean music speaks for itself. Over the span of his 20-year career, Pavlo, the internationally renowned, award-winning recording artist, performer, and songwriter, has released 11 albums of his own music, plus two collaborative projects, including 2015  Guitarradas with Remigio Pereira, and 2009 Trifecta with fellow guitar masters Rik Emmett and Oscar Lopez. Pavlo has…

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