The last Sunday of every month is Sci Fi Sunday at The Staircase. This month our intrepid band of volunteers will be presenting the seminal big bug movie Them!. In this black and white epic “atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.” Them is a smart movie which exhibited a very appropriate fear of technology gone mad. For more info about the movie check here. Sci Fi Sunday starts at 2pm and usually plays a few ancient catchy trailers from the era of the movie playing. $4 for you and $2 for everybody else.
Tickets $15 905-529-3000
From the Creator of the Canadian Comedy Award Nominated Tippi Seagram’s Happy Hour and Who’s Afraid of Tippi Seagram? comes something different…‘The Cock Whisperer’. The Story of one woman’s quest to find the love and the penis of her dreams. A phallic journey both humorous and dark.
Some nice things the Critics have said about ‘The Cockwhisperer-A Love Story’
THE EDMONTON SUN 5/5
EDMONTON JOURNAL 4/5
‘hilarious and haunting.’
‘…edgy,flat-out funny monologue. This Hamilton housewife and mother to three has a unique comic-theatrical delivery that pushes the limits of taste without being offensive – although,she won’t spare your blushes’
Fringe Review:The C–kwhisperer–A Love Story
Four stars/5 starssmart,funny,one-woman show,which explores Kendall’s search for love and penises. Kendall is a solid writer and strong performer. With the C–kwhisperer–A Love Story,she has found a wonderful connecting thread with which to tell the story of the main men in her life.
BREATHE: Written and Directed by Aaron Jan
August 25th-27th 8pm Nightly
A story about wingmen, liars and failed dreamers. “Breathe” is the story of what happens when we’re knocked down a few pegs and the journey of getting back on our feet. Set in the worst city ever, “Breathe” asks the questions: “Who are we and why are we moving so freaking fast? What happens when we just look up at the night sky and breathe?” Hilarious, dramatic and sometimes poignant, come see this exciting, youth produced coming of age story! Tickets $12 firstname.lastname@example.org or at door
THE SPECIALS...RETURN TO DEBUT THEIR NEWEST SASSY OFFERING THURS SEPT 8TH @ 8PM
9/11/11 a musical comedy
The Mayor of Toronto has plans to Ford-ify the city to make it terrorist-proof. This means the Sal Feldman Talent Agency has to move by September 11, 2011, as it’s the proposed site of the Mayor’s new security headquarters. How will a musical commemorating the events of 9/11 save the agency from extinction? Don’t miss The Specials this fall. Directed by Toronto’s own, Melissa D’Agostino (Lupe:Undone, A Very Lupe X-Mas, Lupe’s Next Top Lupe). This show will make you lose your head!
Tickets $20 905-529-3000
The Staircase took it’s annual summer hiatus which meant of course that we were busier than ever!!! Thank to the efforts of all our volunteers who gave their time and endless energy to help improve this beautiful space, it is much appreciated. The new fall season will see a spiffy newly painted theatre, remodelled cafe and thanks to our very good friend and talented craftsman, Hamish, the cafe has a beautiful new raised stage area…concerts, karaoke, speeches, powerpoints and standup will never look so good. We did all this but still had time to go HOLLYWOOD!…the cafe received an early Christmas make-over with the filming of The Hallmark Channel’s Production, ANGEL DUTY.
For more info about the movie click here.
THE And if that wasn’t enough facetime for this old Diva we also made the cover of PUB MAGAZINE along with a very nice blurb about our little establishment. So make sure to drop by and sample our exclusive local micro-brewery, Cameron’s, draught, before you take in one of the many shows we have lined up for this fall!
It’s that time of the year people…summer vacation, where we discreetly close the front doors and then have our cafe face lifted, sanded and puttied ready to unveil August 22nd…but that doesn’t mean it’s not business as usual for our resident services and party bookings it just means you have to enter through the rear door! Be sure to check our online calendar for schedules.
Pick up a copy of the July edition of Pub Magazine that features the Staircase cafe and theatre, a great place to have some culture with a Pint of your favorite Cameron’s Beer www.pubmagazine.ca
Register now for these upcoming Summer programs:
PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER PROGRAMS!
ACTORS RETREAT-ONE DAY INTENSIVE
Sat August 20th 11-5
This retreat style workshop provides a chance to bring actors of all levels together to truly embrace the contagious passion of performance with new & familiar faces of our community. This workshop isn’t as much about performance but more about the performer and the strengthen, conviction & consistent courage it takes to make truly remarkable characters & divulge their moments on stage. Through self reflection and exploratory exercises (acting/improv/asking questions and listening to ourselves), we will be uncovering solutions for the dis-connect that actors often struggle with when trying to understand their characters. *Please RSVP that you will be attending by Friday July 22/2011.
If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to email me.
SO YOU THINK YOU LOVE DANCE CAMP & THE MUSICAL THEATRE PROJECT
Monday August 14th – 20th and
Monday August 21st – 27th
9am – 4pm for all camps
So You Think You Love Dance Camp (Ages 6-12) – $175
The Musical Theatre Project Camp (Ages 7-13) – $200
Bring a lunch, and wear clothes you can move and groove in! Children enjoy classes with Broadway performer Amanda De Freitas *Additional child care available upon request for early drop off or late pick ups*
Call 289-799-1722 OR email@example.com
REGISTER EARLY FOR THESE UPCOMING FALL PROGRAMS
MOHAWK COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS CERTIFICATE
Monday Evenings: Acting Two CREA10071
An intense look inside the performer’s internal approach to the character’s conception.Examining human behaviour/re-creating the substance that produces the truthful “moments”within the work. This class is designed for students seriously interested in pursuing a career & intend on performing their final work in Acting Three. Prerequisite: Acting for Beginners. 8 weeks. Multi-Purpose room from 7-10pm. Fee:$170.28.
Tuesday Evenings: Acting for Beginners CREA10072
Join Actress/Director/Teacher/Second City Grad Christina Payne, along an artistic journey connecting on camera/stage through character creation, commercial auditions, finding legitimate agents & building your resume. Using monologue/scene analysis tools & improvisation exercises to stimulate & prepare you for a career in the arts. 8 weeks. Variety room from 7-10pm. Fee:$170.28.
CE Creative & Applied Arts
Susan Bowinkelmann Program Manager
Phone: 905-575-1212 ext. 3009
“Hamilton’s hottest new Latin Dance School.
Dance is a great way to meet new people, spark a new or add spice to a relationship, stay in shape and most importantly have fun! Whether you’re an experienced dancer or just starting out, looking to compete or just want to learn for fun, Nuvitzo is the dance school for you. We offer a unique mixed L.A. and Cuban style Salsa class as well as Bachata and Merengue classes.
Group classes start at $10.00/hour and run Monday nights starting September 2011!
Early Registration Discount available now until July 30th!
Register online at nuvitzodance.com All class details and registration is on our website.
Bryan Prince Booksellers and the Women & Liminal Committee of Hamilton present OUTspoken, a poetry slam in celebration of HammerPride 2011. Contestants are invited to write and recite an original poem containing the word silence or censor. Two cash prizes of $100 each will be awarded, one by our judges panel and one by audience members. The evening will also feature readings by our judges. Contestants are asked to register at firstname.lastname@example.org Free Event, Everyone Welcome. This slam is presented in association with HammerPride 2011
Alfie Smith CD Release Thurs June 16 8pm
Michelle Joly and Carrie Sandler in Concert June 17th 7pm $5 @ door
Michelle Joly and Carrie Sadler are Red Deer College Music Alumni of 2001. Michelle continued her education at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, AB and from there studied in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. It was there she really honed in on her songwriting, guitar and piano playing skills. She has been actively involved in Musicals and choirs across the country.Michelle is now teaching Voice, Guitar and Piano at 53rd Street Music in Red Deer, AB and has just released her first solo Album “You’re Not Alone”. It is a soulful, jazzy, folk album that has been her focus for the last 2 years. With her long time college friend Carrie, they will be touring North America from Coast to Coast starting June 1st.
Impulse Performance Arts Presents THE BEGINNING
Dance Performances at 1pm (SOLD OUT) and 6pm
TICKETS $12 advance $15 at door
All tickets sold in advance @ Impulse Performance Arts
108 Queenston Rd Hamilton 905-548-9298
SPECIAL GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE FOR AN AFTER MOVIE Q & A
In the wake of the end of the world, a family of four desperately tries to survive. Their goal: escaping the city and traveling to the rural community they once called home. The constant threat of a violent death forcing them to stay as far away from civilization as possible, they take to the forest, soon to discover the danger posed by other survivors may be the least of their worries. Will they survive? A dark and unpredictable horror/thriller. Tickets available at door $5
The Ugly Stiks are back with Five x 5, their 5th year anniversary show! Come see Hamilton’s Premiere Sketch Comedy Troupe.
Tickets $10! Call 905-525-6448 for tix, or reserve them through FB!! Leave us a message, and we’ll set them aside for you!!
Doors open at 7:30pm, and the mayhem begins @ 8pm
*****A special treat will be had by all who attend!!!*****
*****You don’t come, you don’t get the treat*****BE THERE!!!!
Saturday, June 4th, 8pm
$10 / $5 Students and Seniors
One Show Only
Two teams, one winner, lots of laughs! Watch as
two teams compete for Improv comedy victory.
Scenes are based on your suggestions, and points
are awarded by audience vote.
C’mon out and enjoy an hour of home grown Hamilton
comedy at The Staircase!
Devlin Bishop returns to the spotlight in a brand new one man extravaganza The Devlin Monologues!
The star and creator of The Devlin Show and current member of Staircase Improv is back swinging with a show that mixes classic storytelling, comedy and lots of pop culture references! “Good Boy Gone Bad” takes us on a journey through Devlin’s teen years and how he survived puberty, sex education and his dysfunctional family!
This show does contain adult humour and is not recommended for the weak of heart, the close minded or people who are easily offended by performers who constantly feel the need to put their names in the title of their shows!
RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 905-529-3000