Improv Comedy, Uncategorized

Sunday Funnies

sundayfunnies“Sunday Funnies” is an improvised comedy show where audience members choose media headlines to serve as inspiration for the comedic stylings of the Staircase Improv players.

Join in the hilarity! Turn your headlines into punchlines!

Sundays at 7:30pm
Elaine Mae Theatre (next door to The Staircase Theatre)
25 Dundurn St North
Only $5! (Cash only)

Announcement, Comedy, Improv Comedy

Santa Survivor 2013

Santa Survivor is an irreverent combination of Christmas commercialism and Survivor reality TV show. Watch elves fight for immunity trying to keep their place at Santa’s side in the North Pole. Only one Elf will join Santa on the slay behind all that venison on Christmas Eve.

Kris Kringle will be portrayed by the energetic ginger Matt Bandura. Watch the red bearded menace subject his diminutive workers to an onslaught of improv comedy games. With the audience’s help Mr. Kringle will determine who is the funniest Elf to accompany him on that night of Capitalistic splendour.

Tickets
$10 in advance, $15 at door.
info@staircase.org
905.529.3000

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Announcement, Comedy, Dance, Drama, Events, Music, Theatre, Uncategorized

Fringe Emergency Venue Sun 21st of July

Due to Hamilton’s Category 1/2 hurricane on Friday The L yric Theatre is closed for the weekend. It’s not too hard to carry sets a block away to The Staircase? Is it? Today only The Staircase hosts 3 wonderful Fringe events.

Asylum 2pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playwright: Russel Niessen, Stephen Ingram, River Guard, Emma Greve
Cast: River Guard, Russel Niessen, Rachel Estok, Kit Simmons, Camille Intson
Jennifer Francis, Nora Fenton, Jaqueline Gruba, Radu Ciobor, David Gibble, Bart Ronde
Director: Russel Niessen

Show Type: Rock Music
Audience: General
Warning: Mature Content, Strobes

Running Time: 55 Minutes

Asylum is a rock musical centering around the lives of patients and hospital staff in a 1940’s Asylum. Asylum contains historical facts about mental illness, electroconvulsive therapy, and patient treatment in that time period. Love, loss, friendships, power struggles, fear, and the importance of freedom are all examined in the lives of those within the Asylum in this fast paced, attention grabbing musical. $10 at 2pm.

 

Baby Redboots’ Revenge 3:40pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playwright: Philip-Dimitri Galas
Directors: Anne Meighan, Lynne Griffin
Cast: Sean Sullivan

Show Type: Avante-Vaudville
Audience: General
Warning: Mature Content, Language

Running Time: 65 Minutes

Baby Redboots’ Revenge tells the darkly comic tale of a former child star whose voice changed belatedly at the age of 25. All grown up and all burnt out, Baby is now trapped playing stand-up bass in a polka band for all eternity. Determined to free himself from the curse of his old partner, he goes on a show-business iconoclastic joy-rage of fantastically monstrous proportions. $10 at 3:40pm.

 

DanceGarbage 5pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playwright & Director: Paul Gordon
Cast: Paul Gordon

Show Type: Comedy
Audience: General
Warning: Language

Running Time: 90 Minutes

For 16 years, Paul Gordon’s charismatic performances have been seen by an estimated 1.5 billion TV watchers worldwide.  Fade out, fade in: Paul is home working as a garbage man, cleaning up his flooded hometown.  Filled with surrealistic stories from vantage points most of us never get – the landfill and the world’s concert stages – DanceGarbage levels the playing field for all jobs while engaging Paul’s muscles, sweat and skill in this entertaining amalgam of the weird, fun and funny. $10 at 5pm.

Announcement, Improv Comedy, Improv Workshop, Theatre

The WorkShow 9pm Tuesday

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The Workshow is an improvised comedy show that is mostly show with a bit of workshop. The improv actors on stage make comedy scenes from audience suggestions. It is about half open scenes and half handles (games). Notes are given to the actors, host and tech as the show progresses. Audience is welcome to join in post show notes. The show is one hour long and costs $5. Even Less Details! Click here.

Announcement, Drama, Front Pager, Theatre, Uncategorized

The Staircase Minor Variance Application (HM-A-13:75)

Variance application was successful! Thanks to all the wonderfuliferous support from our neighbours and beyond.

Dear Staircase Supporters,

We need your help to convince the Committee of Adjustments that The Staircase is worthy of being forgiven a few parking spaces so that we can continue to operate as usual.
The Issue
We need to increase the occupancy in The Staircase building, and there is not enough on site parking (according to the city).
Updates
You can see the result of the petition below. Mr. Baldry has received more than 70 letters of support and no complaints as of last Thursday. The support has been wonderfully overwhelming! Thanks to one and all. We meet the committee of adjustment at 2:35pm on June 6th 2013 in room 192/193 at 70 Main street (city hall). You are welcome to come by and see city hall in process. However only come by if you are free or have the time. Decorum would be expected regardless of the outcome.  Each case is only scheduled for 5 minutes. Our case has been fully made, with thanks to you all.
How To Help.
Please send an email/letter. Pertinent information is at variance.staircase.org. This is a time sensitive topic as the Committee of Adjustments will hear our case on June 6th. Please spread the word and send everyone you know to variance.staircase.org
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Thank you
Colette Kendall, Executive Director
Hugh MacLeod and Kathy Garneau, Owners

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Announcement, Improv Comedy, Improv Workshop, Theatre

The Workshow Tuesday 8:30pm

Workshow2012_600The Workshow is a weekly improv comedy event that is part workshop, part show, and all fun. Catch Hamilton’s top comedy improvisers get put through their paces in an evening of smart challenging improv comedy. It is the funniest class you will ever watch. The Workshow happens Tuesdays at 8:30pm (doors Open at 8:20pm). Located on the mainstage at The Staircase. General admission $5, cash only. Call 905.923.3042 for info or if you can’t get in.

Announcement, Comedy, Improv Comedy, Theatre, Workshop

The Workshow Tuesday 8:30pm

The Workshow is Hamilton’s longest running theatre show! This weekly improv comedy event is part workshop, part show and all fun. Watch Hamilton’s top improvisers get put through their paces in a public display of how to learn improv comedy. Definitely the funniest class you will ever attend. The show starts at 8:30pm every Tuesday and takes place at The Staircase. General admission is pay what you think its worth, usu $4.Door Open at 8:20pm. Cash Only.