Announcement, Birthday, Science Fiction

Hello MacCloud Server!

staircase.org is pretty old for a webpage. It started around 1996 when the concept of putting a community based theatre and cafe into a desolate hydro transformer substation. The page has always been there. It has lived on the now defunct Hamilton free net. It has been housed on a server at the staircase itself. This had to stop because Cogeco kept cutting the cable line to the building. staircase.org has lived the longest on a bare metal server in Philadelphia. Today we move to a cloud server. It will be painful. Not so much because of the cloud but because of janky wordpress legacies and this operator’s history of last minute survival data management.

Moving a web page to a new server is like moving a house to¬† a new foundation. Except all the contents of the house are still in the house and cannot be disturbed. ūüôā

Announcement, Birthday, Improv Comedy, Theatre

Staircase Improv presents FrankenProv Sun Oct 30th at 7:30pm

The Staircase Theatre presents FrankenProv, an improv comedy show based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein, on Sunday October 30th at 7:30pm. Appropriate for all ages, the audience is required to participate in the action as they help decide the fate of the show’s key characters ‚Äď an obsessed scientist, a village girl, and a manufactured monster. The improvised play will keep you on the edge of your funny bone by creating a monstrosity of comedic proportions.

Staircase Improv is The Staircase Theatre’s professional improv troupe. For more than a decade they have presented an annual Halloween comedy show. FrankenProv is returning to the stage again, but the show is guaranteed to be hilariously different every time!

As a bonus you can catch a screening of the classic Bride of Frankenstein at 5pm the same day. Admission to Bride of Frankenstein is free with your admission FrankenProv

FrankenProv 7:30pm Sunday October 30th). Show lasts about 90 minutes and may include 2 or 3 versions of FrankenProv. Admission $10 cash only (includes admission to 5pm movie). 905.529.3000 for reservations.

 

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Announcement, Birthday, Drama, Film, Science Fiction, Wedding

Sci Fi Sundays Presents Bride of Frankenstein 5pm Oct 30th

Sci Fi Sundays is Hamilton’s nexus where speculation fiction aficionados get together and enjoy science fictiony movies. In celebration of Halloween ¬†Sci Fi Sunday’s members have voted The Bride of Frankenstein as their monthly choice. Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 black and white classic that follows humans down the path of unintended consequences when they choose science and ignore morality.¬†Not only is The Bride ¬†a science fiction classic but a critically acclaimed masterpiece. It is one the few movies to enjoy a 100% rating on the RT movie site (see here).

Catch The Bride of Frankenstein on the big screen, in real theater seating, on Sunday October 30th at 5pm. Admission is $4/2. If you are planning to see Frankenprov later that night you can enjoy The Bride for free by purchasing your Frankenprov ticket before the movie.

If The Bride is not enough Frankenstuff for one Halloween The Staircase is also putting on The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Frankenstein versus Young Frankenstein and Staircase Improv’s annual smash comedy hit Frankenprov.

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Announcement, Birthday, Children's Programming, Comedy, Drama, Events, Film, Fine Art, Improv Comedy, Literature, Music, Science Fiction, Stand Up Comedy, Theatre, Uncategorized, Wedding, Workshop

Zombie Walk Comes to End at Staircase

It’s time! It’s time! Dust off the old funeral tux and shake out the burial shroud. It’s time to get gorgeous and gory for the 5th Annual Hamilton Zombie Walk and Charity Food Drive (presented by Horror in the Hammer).¬†October 29th @ Gore Park (starting at 2pm). ¬†Join the Hamilton Horde for another year of Halloween horror and help us take a bite out of hunger by bringing a donation of nonperishable food items to Gore Park. All donations will go to support local food bank. Don’t forget to donate some food before you take to the town in search of brains! ¬†WALK ROUTE: Zombies will depart Gore Park around 2pm, shambling North on James St N, down York, and then to Dundurn Castle.¬†FRIGHT NIGHT THEATER: After the walk, come back to The Staircase (27 Dundurn Street North L8R 3C9) for Fright Night Theater and your chance to win zombie prizes. ¬†Admission: $5 zombies, $10 humans. Discounted rate for children. Includes admission to movie. Prize tickets sold separately at The Staircase.

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Announcement, Birthday, Comedy, Drama, Events, Film, Music

Devil’s Ball Costume Party and Fundraiser Oct 29th

4th 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 our event helped fund new speakers for our facility and this year we are aiming to provide new lights for the mainstage theatre.¬†Tickets are $13 or 2/$20 cash only. Call 905-529-3000 for a reservation ¬†Your admission gets you:¬†Live Music,¬†Sexy Dancing,¬†Comedy,¬†A prize laden Costume Contest,¬†50/50 Draw,¬†Door Prizes, spooky¬†Delicious Snacks and a¬†Cash Bar. Also catch a¬†uper sneak peak of a BRAND NEW feature length horror film (by a very talented Hamilton-based film company) screening through out the night in our theatre space!¬†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. Check it out on the Facebooks.