Theatre

Theatre

November 6, 2019
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Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Theatre Ancaster’s upcoming MainStage production is Mamma Mia!; a “jukebox musical” based upon the hit songs of ABBA, the Swedish super-group

November 6, 2019
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I'll Be Seeing You

I'll Be Seeing You

This Player’s Guild production, with tasteful musical direction by Brenda Uchimaru, is a slick, polished, and professional calibre evening of theatre

November 6, 2019
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Never Not Once

Never Not Once

The story itself is about a young girl who wants to meet her biological father. Her mother claims he was a one night stand and she can’t remember his name.

November 6, 2019
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Legally Blonde: The Musical

Legally Blonde: The Musical

Drury Lane Theatrical Productions kick off their season with Legally Blonde: The Musical, a stage adaptation of the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon

October 31, 2019
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The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

It’s official: The Rocky Horror Show just won’t go away. And aren’t we happy and fortunate that this is the case? 

October 31, 2019
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Love All

Love All

 Dorothy L. Sayers is mainly remembered for her “Lord Peter Wimsey” series of ‘gentleman detective’ novels written between 1923 and 1937

October 30, 2019
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Legally Blonde: The Musical

Legally Blonde: The Musical

When a lead actor confesses that her character is one of her ‘dream roles,’ it would seem to portend great things. 

October 30, 2019
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EinStein's Gift

EinStein's Gift

How responsible is a person for what others do with that person’s idea? Such is the subject of Vern Thiessen’s Einstein’s Gift

October 23, 2019
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Never Not Once

Never Not Once

Theatre Aquarius has made a gripping choice for its next production, one embodying mature and realistic notions of modern families and identity. 

October 23, 2019
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I'll Be Seeing You

I'll Be Seeing You

Starting October 25th, nostalgia will hold sway at The Players’ Guild of Hamilton as the new wartime musical revue I’ll Be Seeing You has its premiere.

October 23, 2019
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Einstein’s Gift

Einstein’s Gift

Dundas Little Theatre’s latest production, is Canadian playwright Vern Thessien’s 2003 drama, Einstein’s Gift. It is a thoughtful “memory play”

October 17, 2019
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The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show (hereafter referred to as RHS) is an October staple. Every Halloween season local rep cinemas program the 1975 film

October 9, 2019
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The Day They Kidnapped The Pope

The Day They Kidnapped The Pope

The tech heavy nature of the production was one of the reasons it was initially struck from the playbill. 

October 9, 2019
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Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

9M Theatre Company presents the romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing, for one more weekend, in the second floor “Bright Room” at the Staircase Theatre 

October 9, 2019
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Love All

Love All

 According to director Gwendolyn Starks this play is a comedy of manners in the style of Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde.

October 2, 2019
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Fall Theatre Preview

Fall Theatre Preview

It is now October, and that means it’s time, for our annual look at some of the theatre productions, coming up on local stages. 

September 26, 2019
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Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Director Tom Levely and Producer Michelle Spanik have put together a solid foundation for what looks like a great promise of theatre to come in 2019/20.

September 26, 2019
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Renovations For Six

Renovations For Six

Theatre Aquarius opens a new season with Norm Foster’s Renovations For Six directed by Ron Ulrich who has amassed a great cast. 

August 21, 2019
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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

This is not your Grandmother’s version of Shakespeare. Although Shakespeare penned this particular play, way back in 1601

August 21, 2019
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No Change In The Weather

No Change In The Weather

The story centres on a cantankerous matriarch of a family, who recalls the moment, that Newfoundland joined Confederation in 1949

August 8, 2019
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Hamlet At The Pearl

Hamlet At The Pearl

The Classical Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Produced at the Pearl Company and directed by Gary Santucci.

August 8, 2019
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Key For Two

Key For Two

Penned in 1982 by John Chapman (Move Over Mrs. Markham) and Dave Freeman (The Benny Hill Show) the play revolves around the activities of divorcee Harriet

July 24, 2019
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Hamilton Fringe Reviews 2019

Hamilton Fringe Reviews 2019

The Fringe Festival continues in force, so make sure to check out these reviews and enjoy some fine theatre

July 18, 2019
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Next To Normal

Next To Normal

Evan Hansen camp of modern musicals that forego sequins and kick lines and focus instead on the challenges of real life.

July 11, 2019
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Next To Normal

Next To Normal

Curtain Call Performing Arts Company takes the stage July 12 at Hamilton Theatre Inc. with Next to Normal. Curtain Call

July 11, 2019
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Fringe Fest Previews

Fringe Fest Previews

2019 is set to be an incredible year for the Hamilton Fringe, and the Players’ Guild of Hamilton is one of the best venues

July 4, 2019
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Laughter and Resiliance: David Brennan

Laughter and Resiliance: David Brennan

David Brennan was born and raised in the Hammer, a place he describes as the perfect incubator for his comic soul. 

July 4, 2019
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Camille Intson: We All Got Lost

Camille Intson: We All Got Lost

Camille Intson, is a young woman, from Hamilton, with a real gift for narrative storytelling, writing songs, and plays. 

June 27, 2019
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The Hamilton Choir Project, John & Jen

The Hamilton Choir Project, John & Jen

The Hamilton Choir Project, has for the past three seasons, presented several choral focused concerts, on the local arts scene. 

June 27, 2019
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Pity Face and Seven Songs

Pity Face and Seven Songs

This week sees the debut of Tor’s newest experimental performance piece, Seven Songs, which is playing at the Staircase.

June 13, 2019
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Works in Progress

Works in Progress

Hamilton Arts Week was launched in 2015 to celebrate local arts and culture, and increase visibility for the area’s creative industries. 

June 8, 2019
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Outside Mullingar

Outside Mullingar

Shanley, is a popular and prolific playwright, and this Irish-American romantic–comedy, is his most recent play.

June 8, 2019
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The Gentleman Clothier

The Gentleman Clothier

Their final production of the season, The Hamilton Players’ Guild presents, The Gentleman Clothier, directed by Greg Flis and produced by Lynne Jamieson 

June 8, 2019
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My Father's House

My Father's House

Four performances remain of The Pearl Company’s run of My Father’s House, a troubling, emotional play based on Canadian writer Sylvia Fraser’s book

June 7, 2019
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The Hamilton 7 A Night Of Storytelling

The Hamilton 7 A Night Of Storytelling

“After two years of telling stories every month, we took a season off,” says one of its founding members, multidisciplinary artist Lisa Pijuan–Nomura. 

June 1, 2019
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Don't Misunderstand Me

Don't Misunderstand Me

Patrick Cargill’s Don’t Misunderstand Me, currently presented as a co–production by Act 4 Productions and Theatre Burlington

June 1, 2019
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Mind Play

Mind Play

Enter Mind Play, a theatre festival devoted to exploring mental health through the medium of performance art. 

June 1, 2019
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The Gentleman Clothier

The Gentleman Clothier

“Daniel strikes me as an anachronism. He admits that he resembles a man who appears out of time, and that is how The Gentleman Clothier, is described,”

June 1, 2019
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My Father's House

My Father's House

The beauty pageant tradition was thriving. Like the Oscars, the Grey Cup or a quality Friday night made–for–tv movie, the pageant found the family huddled

May 25, 2019
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Don't Misunderstand Me

Don't Misunderstand Me

“We were looking for a script that would enable the four of us to work together closely, with the opportunity for us all to interact on stage."

May 25, 2019
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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

(Hamilton, Ontario) “The list of benefits of being involved in drama and theatre performance is extensive,”

May 25, 2019
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Waaaay Off Broadway

Waaaay Off Broadway

For the improv comedy troupe The Understudies: their hit show Swipe Right For Love will be featured as part of this year’s Hamilton Fringe Festival

May 24, 2019
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Tommy

Tommy

Growing up in post–WWII Britain, young Tommy is left catatonic after witnessing a murder involving his parents, who browbeat him into remaining silent. 

May 10, 2019
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Whoever You Are

Whoever You Are

While writers like Margaret Atwood can write dystopian fiction like The Handmaid’s Tale, most of them resist their writing, being categorized as “sci–fi”

May 10, 2019
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Visiting Mr. Green

Visiting Mr. Green

It’s hard to quantify Visiting Mr Green, the Jeff Baron play currently being co-produced by Snapping Turtle Productions and the Pearl Company. 

May 10, 2019
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Spamalot

Spamalot

Many of us who were teenagers in the mid ‘70’s will forever have a special place reserved in our hearts for “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”

May 10, 2019
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Always A Bridesmaid

Always A Bridesmaid

The four friends at the centre of The Aldershot Player’s latest offering prove that Always a Bridesmaid doesn’t have to mean never a bride.