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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
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DIANNE AND ME SAT MAY 26 8PM

The Staircase (Hamilton, ON)
May 26th, 2012 @ 8pm
www.staircase.org
Call 905-529-3000

Emma is an intuitive teenager with a wild imagination, who has life all figured out until something goes wrong and she is forced to rely on the one person she never thought she would: her mother. A moving portrait of mothers, daughters, and the sacrifices they make. Winner of the 2009 Canadian National Playwrighting Award and starring award-winning actress, Elena Juatco, this powerful solo show was “A Must See” at the 2011 Vancouver Fringe Festival.

“One of the best examples of a solid performance and story … I see something in this production that is not bound to the stage. It is performed by someone who is bound for great things and, I think, deserves it. See it.”– Shane Birley, Plank Magazine.

More info at www.dianneandme.blogspot.com

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THE DEVLIN MONOLOGUES presents THE FRUIT OF THEIR LOINS FRIDAY MAY 25 8PM

The Devlin Monologues: The Fruit Of Their Loins
Hamilton’s Best Kept Secret is back!
Devlin Bishop returns to the Staircase stage on Friday May 25 2012 with a brand new comedy show that mixes stand up, improvisation and good old fashioned storytelling! The Devlin Monologues: The Fruit Of Their Loins deals with a topic which we can all relate to, Our Parents! Devlin pays loving tribute to his dad and mom Stanley and Inge Bishop with a hilarious evening of stories recalling his upbringing, their dysfunctional child raising techniques and personal triumphs and tragedies throughout their lives! It will make you laugh and maybe even touch your heart!
Devlin Bishop has been part of the Hamilton comedy scene for over a decade now as a performer and teacher of Staircase Improv. He starred and produced the very popular Devlin Show and has been featured in many Staircase productions including How We First Met, Santa Survivor, Psychobabble, Crazy Eights and many more! Last year he debuted his first Devlin Monologues show and he brought the house down and now he’s back to follow it up with the second installment.
You don’t want to miss this show, it’s a one night event that shouldn’t be missed. The show does feature adult content so it is not recommended for the very young. Find out what everybody is talking about and come see Devlin take on a very personal topic with a warm sense of humour, lots of pop culture references, and candid and emotional moments that may take you back to your own past!
Friday May 25 2012
8pm
Tickets $ 10
Reservations recommended

Call 905 – 529-3000

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THE UGLY STIKS presents LOTTO STIKS-49 Sat May 19 8pm

A great night of comedy at The Staircase Theatre!

The Ugly Stiks are back with an ALL NEW SHOW
And some amazing guests with us
Hosted by Jordan Toth with performances by;
The Mug Shots – Hamilton’s newest improv/sketch troupe
The Cheese -Winner of the HamilTEN play fest audience choice award
Featuring – Ryan M. Sero & Steve Siemens
and The Ugly Stiks with (did I mention this?) ALL NEW MATERIAL!!

Reserve your tickets for Lotto Stiks-49 now cause they are going fast!
email – theuglystiks@gmail.com
or call – 905 525 6448

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CASH GRAB presents MY BIRTHDAY SHOW! FRIDAY MAY 18 8PM

Yeah Hi, it’s my birthday and my sketch troupe CASH GRAB is putting on a show at the staircase theatre!

Stand ups JEFF CLARK, BRANDON “TOO BLACK” ASH-MOHAMMED, and DAVID MILES

Sketch Comedy From CASH GRAB and PARKER AND SEVILLE

Hosted by PEGGY PLUMMER

It’s going to be an amazing show! Probably going out after too! Cool! Toronto friends, lemme know if you need rides ok cool.

$10 at the door, $7 in advanced. Fb msg me or someone else in the troupe to get your name on the advanced list. cool!

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THE ECOSCENE FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 24-28

The 5th annual ECOScene Film & Arts Festival is a collaboration between the local arts and
environmental communities that raisesawareness of critical environmental issues
through the arts. This year, we’re screening six of the top Canadian and international
environmental documentaries, with a special closing night double feature. Aboriginal
art exhibit and live Aboriginal music on Saturday evening following the last screening.
This is a not-to-be-missed event!

Tuesday, April 24th – If a Tree Falls
2012 Academy Award Nominee for Best
Documentary

Wednesday, April 25th – White Water Black Gold
Canadian documentary exploring effects on
Canada’s water supply from Alberta Tar
Sands

Thursday, April 26th – The Big Fix
Explores environmental impact of BP Oil Spill in
the Gulf Coast, as well as political and
corporate negligence and corruption that led to
and worsened disaster

Friday, April 27th – Jane’s Journey
Life story of Dr. Jane Goodall, world renowned
primatologist

Saturday, April 28th – Special Closing Night
Double Feature:
Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life and
Aboriginal Architecture Living Architecture.

Aboriginal Art Exhibit and Live Music from Aboriginal musicians The Ohniakara Singers,
Carl David Onofrio and The Perpetual Peace Project following the screening of
Aboriginal Architecture Living Architecture.

All film screenings will be held at The Staircase
Theatre, 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton.
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Films begin at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $10 per night, including Saturday night double feature. Film pass: $45.
Limited seating. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended. Please visit ECOScene website
for film information and tickets: www.ecofestival.ca/films

PWYC donation to Aboriginal musicians.

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Call for Submissions Gala for the 7th annual Hamilton Film Festival

 

Hamilton – It’s that time of year again. Call for submissions begins Thursday April 19th for the 7th annual Hamilton Film Festival. Submission fees are $10 for feature length and $5 for short films. The submission fee is waived if you attend the Call for Entries gala and drop off your film between 6pm – 9pm at The Staircase. We will also be showing free encore presentations of some of the best films from previous festivals. Appetizers will be served as you enjoy movie music performed by Cole Holland on the Wurlitzer organ. He was a highlight of last year’s festival!.

The festival accepts and juries films of all lengths and genres. Selected films will be programmed into the festival that runs November 6th to 11th at the Staircase Theatre at 27 Dundurn St. N.

The Hamilton Film Festival is one of the most respected film festivals in the GTHA and has earned it’s reputation by presenting films in an intimate theatrical environment, promoting audience interaction through Q&A and panel discussion, supporting the filmmaking community year round with encore screenings, and it’s grass roots approach in working with the filmmakers and the local community.

For more information go to www.hamiltonfilmfestival.com

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Phone Whore by Cameryn Moore Two Nights only! April 13-14

PHONEWHORE

Phone Whore
(a one-act play with frequent interruptions)

Truth and taboo collide in this intimate visit with a phone sex operator. Listen closely: she may change your views on sex forever.

TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
Friday and Saturday, April 13-14
Doors at 7, show starts at 8
… ARTIST TALK-BACK AFTER EACH SHOW!

Tickets: $17/adv, $20/door
Adv. tickets available at 905-529-3000 or info@staircase.org

* Pick of the Fringe (Drama), 2011 Victoria Fringe Festival
* Best Female Solo performance, 2010 San Francisco Fringe Festival
* Judges’ Honourable Mention, 2010 Ottawa Fringe Festival

Selling out shows across Canada, this critically acclaimed one-woman play sparks powerful audience response at every stop. FOR MATURE AUDIENCES

“… Phone Whore is the kind of wondrous theatre work which forces you to face not just your own limits, but also what the limits are for text, performance and – let me say it – theatre itself.” (Charlebois Post)

“… by far the most intimate and insightful theatre experience you’re likely to have.” (roverarts.com)

“I haven’t been shaken by a piece of theatre like this for quite a while.” (audience member, Ottawa Fringe 2010)

“… a one-woman monologue, a running confessional, a series of anecdotes that add up to a powerful whole.” (Fast Forward Weekly, Calgary)

Written and performed by Cameryn Moore — Directed by Elizabeth DuPré

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Black Box Fire presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE Mar 16-31

By: Tennessee Williams
Directed by Directed by: Lauren Repei

WWhen Tom Wingfield brings home a friend from work for a dinner one evening, his mother Amanda’s dreams of a suitor for her daughter Laura seem to be coming true. Through Tom’s memories and narration we see the tragedy in each Wingfield as they retreat into their own preferred reality; be it a glass collection, a Sunday afternoon in Blue Mountain with seventeen gentleman callers, or poems scrawled on the lids of shoe boxes. The Glass Menagerie was Tennessee Williams’ first great success and continues to be one of the most-performed and loved classics in theatre.

Cast

  • Amanda Wingfield – Gail Edwards
  • Laura Wingfield – Andrea Adcock
  • Tom Wingfield – Ryan Moran
  • Jim O’Connor – Michael Anania

 

* Friday, March 16, 2012 at 7:30pm
* Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 7:30pm
* Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:30pm
* Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7:30pm
* Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 7:30pm
* Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:30pm
* Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2pm
* Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 7:30pm

Tickets

$15 General Admission at the door. To reserve in advance email contact@blackboxfire.com