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CRAFTSTOCK TODAY! SAT DEC 1ST 10-5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first ever Craftstock in Hamilton is being held Saturday December 1st, 2012. From 10am to 5pm at The Elaine Mae Theatre you will find fantastic artists who will be selling their handmade goods, as well as free hot chocolate, a holiday themed photobooth and live acoustic music!!!! There are so many amazing things going on in Hamilton on December 1st, so make sure you make us a stop along your way!

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MANBORG TONIGHT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s never too late to be a hero, Hamilton! You asked for it and you got it!

LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH presents the Astron-6 retropop masterpiece MANBORG

along with their latest short film BIO COP!

Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPEL0RFtN0A
Hosted by FANGORIA Magazine’s Dave Pace and featuring very special guest,

MANBORG director, Astron-6 member and VFX artist Steven Kostanski in an

intimate live Q&A session!

We are INSANE to only charge ten bucks for this!

 

http://www.fangoria.com/index.php/home/all-news/1-latest-news/8124-ontario-win-tickets-to-qmanborgq

 

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Stellar events for the week of Oct 29-Nov 3

It’s non-stop entertainment at the Staircase..catch one or all of these shows for

guaranteed laughs!

THE GLOB…Tues Oct 30th 8pm

Staircase Improv Presents its 12th Annual Halloween Special

Tuesday October 30th at 8pm catch the annual trilogy of terror improv comedy show.

This year’s feature presentation is The Glob. This amorphous improvised comedy show will keep you absorbed as you are consumed with laughter as The Glob consumes it’s victims. Can a pair of 1950s sweet hearts save their city and the world? Only you will know, and you can decide as well.

Catch these three shows for a measly ten Canadian Dollars.
Special rates for groups. Reservations are recommended because we have
quite a few ourselves.

mobilehugh@gmail.com for reservations.

SANTA WANTS YOUR CASH Thurs Nov 1st 8pm

Santa Wants Your Cash

 

The JBMH Emergency Department Christmas Improv Show!20$, tickets through the JBMH ED and at the door.

Doors will open at 7:30

All proceeds go to the ED social fund.

 

ONEymoon ….Fri Nov 1 and Sat Nov 2nd 8pm

ONEymoon in Hamilton

Christel Bartelse/Dutchgirl Productions Present, 2011 Canadian Comedy Award Nominee “Best One Person Show”

For 2 nights only. With Special Guests:

November 2- Shelley Kidwell

November 3- Shelley MarshallA “Solo” comedy about a woman who marries herself.
The audience joins Caroline Bierman as her family and friends, on her unusual wedding day as she opts to re-invent a long standing social convention. Featuring the hit song ” I married myself” by Kathryn Rose

“*****” Victoria Times Columnist

“A showcase for Bartelse’s many talents, an evening of laughs and memorable moments” – NYTHEATRE.com

True showbiz pizazz” – NOW Magazine

“Overflowing with charisma, impeccable comic timing, a manically gifted actor” – Vancouver Terminal City Weekly

“Critics Choice Award” Monday Magazine,Victoria, BC

Tickets $15 Reservations highly recommended 905-529-3000

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HAUNTED HAPPENINGS AT THE STAIRCASE

THE DEVIL'S BALL - Fundraiser/Costume Party

It’ that time of the year again when the Staircase undergoes its macabre transformation to

the spookiest Haunted Hydro Substation in Hamilton!  Massive Devil’s, Demon babies,

Alien autopsy, Morbid Morgues! …and of course we offer the most

screams of laughter with our holiday programming!

 

WED OCT 24 & FRI 26 8PM  ROCKY HORROR with your host DEVLIN BISHOP

Think you know all the shout outs and actions for Rocky?…oh no you don’t sister!!

Rocky Aficionado Devlin Bishop can showyou a thing or two. Lots of fun for just $ 5!

Doors open at 7:45 pm for Devlin’s Preshow featuring shorts, cartoons and music

videos and the movie itself starts at 8:15 pm

Reserve tickets at (905) 529 3000!
Audience participation is  welcomed but no water, rice, confetti, toast or fire please!!!!
After Fridays presentation stick around in the cafe, immediately following the movie
it’s Scareoke! I turn the evening over to two other creatures of the night hosts
Kim & Peter Jonasson ! Grab a drink, hang around and sing to your hearts delight!
Oct 26th 10pm SCARY-OKE
Free!  Simple the best and scariest Karaoke in Hamilton..ok we’re biased but come
on out and you’ll be hooked. Run by H2H entertainment they have over 9000 songs
to choose from and if you want something special send them an email the day
before and they will get it for you. Always a good time and always packed!
Oct 27th 9pm THE DEVIL’S BALL
5th Annual Fundraiser Costume Party in Support of the Staircase Theatre !!!
Well, guys and ghouls, its that spooky time of the year again where we gather
at the theater for fiendish fundraising fun. Last year, with the help of your
generous contributions to this event, we updated our bar and built a new stage for
the cafe space.Tickets are $20 or 2/$30 available during business hours or
at 905-529-3000
Your admission gets you:
Sexy Dancing
Stand up Comedy, Music, Dance and Sketch!
A Costume Contest with Prizes
50/50 Draw
Door Prizes
Delicious Snacks
Cash BarPLUS:Spooky movies screening in our theatre space
through-out the event!!!

Our previous years’ Devil’s Ball Fundraisers were amazingly spooky party-times,

and this year will be bigger and better. All proceeds go directly to The Staircase

Theatre to support our much beloved venue and its programmes.

 

Oct 28th 2pm SCI FI SUNDAY

Join us the last Sunday of every month for Sci-Fi Sunday.  Catch classic science

fiction the way it was meant to be seen, on abig screen with awesome sound.

Each movie is carefully selected for uniqueness and importance from the massive

library of Michael Bennett (Hamilton Spectator editor). Michael Happy (Mohawk College Prof.)

will make a brief presentation about how each film affected science fiction history and

popular culture. The screening will also include historic trailers and possibly popcorn. $4

 

TUES Oct 30th 8pm DOUBLE IMPROVISED FEATURE-BEWARE THE BLOB THING & DUBIOUS DUBBING!

Join the Staircase Improvisers as they improvise the cult movie classic THE BL OB

based on your audience suggestions followed by another classic horror filmed dubbed

on the spot $10

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EGG ZEPPELIN RETURNS…SAT SEPT 29 8PM

EGG ZEPPELIN-Improvised Music, Bacon and Comedy Show!

Egg Zeppelin returns to Hamilton’s Staircase Theatre on Saturday, September 29th for more MUSIC, BACON and COMEDY! With special guests:

Host Laurie Elliot (Just For Laughs, Red Green Show, Jon Dore Show), guest comedian Dan Galea and musical guest Dr. Ew!

Saturday, Sept 29 @ 8pm

Staircase Theatre – 27 Dundurn Avenue
Tix: $15/$12 student
Available at the venue

SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST DR. EW
Dr. Ew is the new musical persona of Drew Smith, regular guest of Toronto pop bands The Elwins and former frontman of The Bicycles. The “dark pop” of Dr Ew’s debut record ‘Gadzooks’ has an ambitious, orchestral aura about it… comparisons to Brian Wilson and Elliot Smith have been made. His endearing, gentle cheeriness will win you over. A performer not to be missed!
http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Doctor-Ew

ABOUT EGG ZEPPELIN
Egg Zeppelin is a 2-person, long-form improvisational comedy show. From audience suggestions, the Canadian-Comedy Award nominated comedy duo of Kris Siddiqi (Second City) and Marcel St. Pierre (Bad Dog Theatre Company) create a spontaneous hour in the lives of Dude and Man, the owner-operators of a dilapidated greasy spoon in a non-specific, small town halfway between ‘here’ and ‘there’. Every installment features a special musical guest and BACON cooked live on stage! IT’S A COMPLETELY MADE UP SITCOM/TALK/VARIETY SHOW, EVERY TIME!
info@eggzeppelin.com | Follow  Egg Zeppelin on facebook or online: www.eggzeppelin.com

Date : Saturday, 29 September 2012       From : 8

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The Ukrainian Dentist’s Daughter Friday July 13 8pm…last show of the season!

***** The Link-Concordia “Eminently delightful star” The Visitorium

**** “Glowing, radiant personality…give this one a look” The Charlebois-Montreal

“Yana Kesala is a force to be reckoned with…
See this performance for Kesala’s phenomenal acting chops.” The Victoria Times Colonist

“Powered by Kesala’s charisma and grand onstage presence…
Heartwarming and absolutely charming, this show is simply wonderful” Bloodyunderrated.net

“Exuberant performance” Culture Vulture Victoria

SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE AWARD
MONTREAL 2012
RUNNER-UP

Yana Kesala brings her solo show to Hamilton for one night only!

The Ukrainian Dentist’s Daughter is a true tale of immigration, anticipation, and love.

From wedding day to first grade and back again, the Dentist’s Daughter transcends time to unfurl a life journey of Ukrainian heritage and American spirit. Based on 64 pages of personal interviews, The Ukrainian Dentist’s Daughter is inspired by actual family events.

Tickets $15 at the door.

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BLACK BOX FIRE presents THE EMERGING ARTIST SERIES

The Black Box Fire Emerging Artists Series is a new opportunity for the Hamilton Arts Community to showcase their creative efforts. One of our central principles is to foster cooperative development among artists in our community In that spirit, we are very excited to work in collaboration with other groups to produce this series each summer.

WEEK ONE – June 21-23, 2012

BRIDEZILLA VS. THE APOCALYPSE

Written by: Aaron Middlemiss
Directed by: Steff Bishop-Lampman

“Come Hell, or high water, this wedding is going to happen!”

PERFORMANCES
Thursday June 21 @ 7:30pm
Friday June 22 @ 7:30pm
Saturday June 23 @ 2pm
Saturday June 23 @ 7:30pm

SYNOPSIS:
When the end of the world comes at the hands of the walking dead, who are you going to call? No! Not those guys! You call the Replacement Wedding Planner!
When Olivia gets a call from her boss, Ivan, to take charge of a wedding at the last minute, little does she realize that she will not just have to put up with the shennanigans of the worst bride to be in history, she’ll also have to contend with a horde of zombies, hell bent on ruining her very first wedding! And, did we mention Olivia slept with the groom? Oh yeah, she’s got to juggle that too. And did we mention the zombies? Yeah, we did! Come hell or high water, zombies or over bearing parents and drunken best-men, Olivia’s going to have to call upon all her ass-kickery, haute couture skills to make sure this wedding goes off without a hitch!

TICKET INFORMATION
SINGLE TICKETS— $10/person (CASH ONLY)
SERIES PASS—- $25/person (Great value to see all THREE shows in the EAS!)

RESERVATIONS (Highly Recommended)
EMAIL: easreservations@gmail.com

 

WEEK TWO – June 28-30, 2012

FAST FOOD LOVE: THE MUSICAL

Written and Directed by: Carly Popenko
Music by: Mercedes Moffatt
Lyrics by: Carly Popenko

PERFORMANCES
Thursday June 28 @ 7:30pm
Friday June 29 @ 7:30pm
NO MATINEE
Saturday June 30 @ 7:30pm

SYNOPSIS:
The plot centers around Steve, the videogame-obsessed manager of the fast food restaurant, Chicken’s Hit Wings. Upon receiving news that his star employee, Chuck, has decided to quit without notice, Steve is forced to hire Candice, an attractive combo-savvy customer, on the spot to fill his place. When Steve thinks that he finally has everything under control, he learns that head office will be shutting down his Chicken’s Hit Wings location in order to build a more profitable fast food chicken establishment (JFC) down the road. Throughout the summer, Steve tries to keep the restaurant afloat, but will Chicken’s Hit Wings survive the wrath of corporate greed and domination?

TICKET INFORMATION
SINGLE TICKETS— $10/person (CASH ONLY)
SERIES PASS—- $25/person (Great value to see all THREE shows in the EAS!)

RESERVATIONS (Highly Recommended)
EMAIL: easreservations@gmail.com

Week Three – July 5-7, 2012

WASP’S NEST
Written & Directed by Michael Kras

Please Be Advised: This production contains strong coarse language. Not recommended for anyone 14 years old and under.

PERFORMANCES
Thursday July 5 @ 7:30pm
Friday July 6 @ 7:30pm
Saturday July 7 @ 2pm
Saturday July 7 @ 7:30pm

SYNOPSIS:
This darkly funny crime drama, in the vein of storytellers like Tarantino and Mamet, tells the story of liars and losers in the fight to win. When Wade Morrison steals from a covert group, members in the group take action in a life-or-death battle to the end. If they fail, they lose all reason to exist.

TICKET INFORMATION

SINGLE TICKETS— $10/person (CASH ONLY)
SERIES PASS—- $25/person (Great value to see all THREE shows in the EAS!)

RESERVATIONS (Highly Recommended)
EMAIL: easreservations@gmail.com

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THE STAIRCASE IS ROCKING OUT THE COMEDY THIS WEEKEND

We’ve got you covered this weekend if you’re into laughing, check it!

The Staircase is pleased to be taking part in the first Hamilton International

Comedy Festival and is featuring the following events as part of that line up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SMOOTH CRIMINALS Friday June 8 8:30p
“June 8th at The Staircase will not be your regular night of comedy and music.
With a sizzling lineup of some immensely talented Canadian improvisers,
The Smooth Criminals is a show that serves up equal parts hilarity and delight.
Prepare to laugh, to sing, to enjoy a terrifically fun night out and, most
importantly, to shout out suggestions to the performers and perhaps
even come up on stage! With your help, this show will promise you a night of
fun and absurdity that you won’t soon forget”
TICKETS $10
EGG ZEPPELIN…RETURNS TO THE STAIRCASE BY DEMAND!
SATURDAY JUNE9 (8PM)
THE IMPROVISED BACON, MUSIC AND COMEDY  SHOW
It’s a completely made up sitcom/variety show every time!  “Like a well-balanced
breakfast, Egg Zeppelin is equal parts improv, slacker humour and fan-boy
obsessive, set ata greasy spoon where the only licks on order
are Jimmy Page’s.”
– Globe and Mail
STAND UP @ THE STAIRCASE 9:20P
$5 at the door
Every Sunday the Staircase Theatre presents STAND UP AT THE STAIRCASE!
A new weekly comedy show feature two new comics every week showcasing
some of Canada’s most talented standup comedians.

Hosted by comedian Clifford Myers.

www.hamiltoninternationalcomedyfestival.com