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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pentadre prsente : Le jeu de l'inventaire


Pentadre prsente :


LE JEU DE LINVENTAIRE
Pentadre et Jean Maheux, comdien

Musique : Michel Longtin
Texte : Michel Garneau
Metteur en scne : Alexis Martin


Les 7, 8 et 9 mai 2009, 20 h



Espace DellArte
40, rue Jean-Talon Est (Mtro Jean-Talon / De Castelnau)
Billets : 25 $ - 15 $ (ans/tudiants)
Renseignements et billetterie : 514-490-9613 #101
www.pentaedre.com <http://www.pentaedre.com>


Montral, 8 avril 2009 - En 1948, Le Refus Global, co-crit et sign par ce que le Qubec comptait dartistes, de potes et dintellectuels les plus brillants dnonait, entre autres choses, lomniprsence et les diktats de lglise Catholique. Ce texte causa une onde de choc qui mnera la rvolution tranquille et la naissance du Qubec moderne.
Au dbut des annes 1980, le pote Michel Garneau et le compositeur Michel Longtin crent, la demande de lensemble aujourdhui disparu York Winds, Le Jeu de lInventaire, une uvre musicale et potique sur Le Refus Global. crit pour un acteur et un quintette vent, Le Jeu de lInventaire est la fois une reprsentation musicale et thtrale de la sclrose intellectuelle et sociale dnonce par le manifeste, une potisation de son message ainsi quune exploration fantastique des interactions possibles entre un comdien devant se faire musicien et des musiciens devant se glisser dans leur peau dacteur. Luvre, jamais cre ce jour, sera donne en premire par Pentadre, avec le comdien Jean Maheux, dans une mise en scne dAlexis Martin.

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Depuis ses dbuts en 1985, PENTADRE se consacre la dcouverte d'un rpertoire de musique de chambre vari, original et souvent moins connu. Compos de cinq musiciens talentueux, dont la technique et la prcision de jeu sont unanimement reconnues, Pentadre effectue des tournes au Qubec, au Canada, aux tats-Unis et en Europe. Pentadre collabore avec des artistes de renom et participe des crations audacieuses, dont rcemment lopra comique A Chair in Love ou Lamour est un opra muet avec les mimes Omnibus. Pentadre a reu deux Prix OPUS : Meilleur disque 2008, musique classique, romantique, postromantique, impressionniste pour son Winterreise avec le tnor Christoph Prgardien, qui sest attir de nombreux loges internationalement, et Meilleur concert de lanne 2002, musiques actuelle, contemporaine, lectroacoustique.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Rainer Hersch with the WSO

Rainer Hersch presents new orchestra show:
Last Night of the Proms...Ever!
Rainer Hersch, musician, comedian and conductor
Lindsay Sutherland Boal, soprano soloist
Friday, March 27 at 8pm
Saturday, March 28 at 8pm
Sunday, March 29 at 2pm
You really have to see (Hersch) live to appreciate how skillfully he can weave together music and mirth. And the beauty of it is that you don't have to know your Bach from your Elgar to appreciate the punch lines."
- Evening Standard Comedy Choice
A perennial favourite of Winnipeg Symphony and Fringe Festival audiences, Rainer Hersch (click for bio) returns to the river city, following a year hiatus, to perform a brand new show with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The Last Night of the PromsĶEver! pokes fun at all things British and musical and parodies the jewel of the British concert season, the BBC Proms**.
Though Britain has no official national anthem, several songs have made their way in to the heart of British patriotic repertoire Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia, God Save the Queen, Danny Boy and Scotland the Brave and Rainer (respectfully) takes aim at them all.
With the help of the top-notch WSO musicians and soprano Lindsay Sutherland Boal (click for bio), Rainer will navigate the world of pomp and circumstance that is British classical music. Whether you know anything about classical music or not makes no difference maestro Rainer Hersch presents a program of truly classic comedy.
Caring for the Caregivers
This concert, an uplifting mix of music and comedy, is also an opportunity for the WSO to honour Winnipeg healthcare workers for their outstanding contributions to our community. Thanks to generous support from Manitoba Lotteries Corporation Great-West Life and Manitoba Artists in Healthcare, the WSO has invited these caregivers to the Friday night performance.
Ticket Info
Tickets for Rainer Herschs Last Night of the Proms range from $28.50 to $65.00 and are available through the WSO box office at 949-3999, online at www.wso.mb.ca or at any Ticketmaster outlet.
As a thank-you for their hard work and dedication to our community, Winnipeg firefighters, police and paramedics may purchase tickets for any of the three performances for $25 (best available seats, excluding loge).
**The BBC Proms is an eight-week concert series featuring daily classical music events throughout London that has been a tradition for over one hundred years. The Last Night of the Proms concert features light classics and the most well-loved and patriotic of British music, including Elgars Pomp and Circumstance Marches.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

America's favorite cowboys bring old time fun to the Winspear Stage in ESO Special Presentation - Mar. 16


ESO Special Presentation

Canadian debut for Riders in the Sky as they ride on into the sunset with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

One Night Only!

Monday, March 16th, 2009 7:30 pm

Edmonton, AB Ķ Calling all buckaroos and buckarettes! Come ride the happy trails by the cool water and the tumblin tumbleweeds and indulge in the comical and whimsical world of the singing cowboy. Legendary western music and comedy group Riders in the Sky make their Canadian debut as they gallop into Edmonton for an evening of rib-ticklin, knee-slappin hijinks and hilarity. Guest conductor Steven Reineke joins in on the fun to lead the ESO down The Cowboy Way, as they perform authentic renditions of old classic cowboy songs.

This wacky harmonizing quartet is composed of Ranger Doug (The Idol of American Youth), Too Slim (The Idol of Canadian Elderly), Woody Paul (King of the Cowboy Fiddlers) and Joey (The Cowpolka King). Having written and performed music for major motion pictures, including Toy Story 2s Woodys Roundup, which garnered the Riders their first Grammy Award in 2001 for "Best Musical Album for Children," Riders in the Sky will surely keep the entire family in stitches and provide a laugh-out-loud evening of wholesome skit-and-song entertainment.

Dont miss your chance to tip that cowboy hat, click those roper heels, and yodel along in this ESO special presentation! Tickets for this performance range from $20-$65 (agency fees apply). Tickets are available through the Winspear Centre Box Office.

Media Sponsors: 790 CFCW and the Edmonton Journal

Winspear Centre Box Office:

(780) 428-1414 or 1-800-563-5081

www.edmontonsymphony.com

#4 Winston Churchill Square

Biographies

For thirty years, Riders in the Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing Western music. And while remaining true to the integrity of the genre, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding it with their own legendary wacky humour and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life The Cowboy Way!

Riders In The Sky are stars of the stage, screen, the Grand Ole Opry, National Public Radio, XM Satellite Radio, Saturday morning TV, and are the only exclusively Western artist to have won a Grammy Award. They truly are "America's Favorite Cowboys!"

As a classic cowboy quartet, the trail has led them to heights they could have never predicted. The Riders have chalked up over 5,400 concert appearances in all 50 states and 10 countries, appearing in venues everywhere from the Nashville National Guard Armory to Carnegie Hall, and from county fairs to the Hollywood Bowl. Their cowboy charisma and comedic flair made them naturals for TV, and landed them their own weekly show on TNN, as well as a Saturday morning series on CBS. They have been guests on countless TV specials, documentaries and variety shows, appearing with everyone from Barney to Penn & Teller. And their animated likenesses have shared the screen with Daffy Duck on the Cartoon Network, and the Disney Channels Stanley.

This is Riders in the Skys debut with the ESO, as well as their Canadian debut.


Steven Reineke was recently named Principal Conductor of the New York Pops, succeeding the late Skitch Henderson. He is also Principal Pops Conductor of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra and serves as Music Associate and Principal Arranger/Composer of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Recognized as the sound of the Cincinnati Pops, Mr. Reinekes 100+ arrangements for that orchestra have been performed worldwide. Mr. Reineke has also written and arranged for Doc Severinson, Jack Everly and Michael Krajewski. A protg of the legendary pops conductor Erich Kunzel, Steven Reinekes recent guest conducting appearances include the orchestras of Cincinnati, Toronto, Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, Edmonton and Windsor.

Mr. Reineke is also an established symphonic composer. His works Celebration Fanfare, Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Casey at the Bat are performed frequently in the United States and Canada. Mr. Reinekes numerous wind ensemble compositions are published by the C.L. Barnhouse Company and are performed by concert bands around the world. A native of Ohio, Mr. Reineke is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, receiving two Bachelor of Music Degrees with Honors, in both Trumpet Performance and Music Composition. He resides in Cincinnati.

Mr. Reineke last conducted the ESO in June 2008.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Comedian and World's Funniest Accountant Stevie G.B Brings His "Great BIG Variety Show" to McGuires



Comedian and World's Funniest Accountant Stevie G.B Brings His "Great BIG Variety Show" to McGuires in Bohemia - Thursday January 22nd

Bohemia, NY (January 7 2009) The self proclaimed "World's Funniest Accountant", Stevie G.B announced today that his next Great BIG Variety show will be held on Thursday January 22nd at McGuires Comedy Club in Bohemia. The event begins at 8pm and features the laugh till you cry comedy stylings of the aforementioned Stevie G.B, plus some of Long Island's most unusual talent including Lois Morton, Harry Mandel, Sparky, SeeSaw Improv, Adam Mancuso & Joyful Noize.

Past performances by Stevie G.B have netted him this great praise such as "His act mainly consisted of his providing dry, observational humor including commercials on News 12 Long Island. Very funny material" (Perpetual Toxins magazine) and "Stevie's clever juxtapositions left the crowd of over 280 rolling in the aisles. Our BEST Corporate event. We highly reccommend him" (Hauppauge Industrial Assoc)

Come see what the buzz is all about on this one night only engagement!!

Don't forget to check http://www.steviegb.com for regular updates.

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Thursday January 22nd
Stevie G.B's Great BIG Variety Show
@ McGuires Comedy Club
http://www.mcguirescomedyshows.com
1627 Smithtown Ave (Corner of Smithtown Ave and Vets Hwy)
Bohemia, NY 11716
631-467-5413

$10 admission/all ages/8pm showtime

Featuring Stand-up comedy from:
Stevie G.B. "The World's Funniest Accountant"

Plus some of Long Island's most unusual talent:
Lois Morton, Harry Mandel, Sparky, SeeSaw Improv, Adam Mancuso & Joyful Noize

ABOUT STEVIE GB:
Winner of the Audience Choice award at the 2006 Huntington Arts Council Laff-Off, he has also been featured on News12 Long Island, and has been seen on The Long Island Comedy Festival. Stevie GB has a unique approach to Comedy; it involves how we deal with everyday life, from working for a living to voice mail, HMO's, married life and living on Long Island. Stevie is also a champion for local causes on Long Island having already played events for Breast Cancer Help, American Diabetes Assoc, Leukemia Lymphoma Foundation, Long Island Cares, Kent Animal Shelter, Cat Rescue Organization, American Cancer Society, Teddy Fund, Avalon Gardens Nursing Home, The Arbors Assisted Living, Rotary Clubs and several Firehouse fundraisers.


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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

AGA-BOOM - An Explosion Of Surreal Silliness for the Holidays!

Show One presents
AGA-BOOM
An Explosion Of Surreal Silliness!
Bluma Appel Theatre, December 2008

"Aga-Boom, one of the most creative shows to heat Vegas in a while, is perfect for the entire clan."
Las Vegas Sun

Get ready for a big BOOM in fun! Show One is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed clown show AGA-BOOM will make its Canadian premiere in Ontario this holiday season. Created by veterans of Cirque du Soleil and rooted in the European style of clowning, AGA-BOOM is a riotous mix of bold physical comedy, sophisticated stunts and delicious disarray.

"Masterly clowning." New York Times

Clever, messy and outrageously fun, AGA-BOOM cuts through the barriers of language and culture to dazzle audiences of all ages.

Taking its name from a play on boomaga (the Russian word for paper), AGA-BOOM begins and ends with scenes about paper, starting with a small piece stuck to someone's hand and escalating into an huge paper fight. In between is joyful chaos that features inflated garbage bags, juggling suitcases, enormous rubber balloons and lots of audience participation.

"The kids in the audience were on cloud nine, but hardly more so than the adults." Los Angeles Times

AGA-BOOM combines physical comedy, mime, poetry, circus arts and experimental theatre to create a kooky, kinetic entertainment experience. AGA-BOOM is the brainchild of creator/director DIMITRI BOGATIREV who, together, with wife and co-star IRYNA IVANYTSKA, and cast mates PHILIP BRIGGS, ELENA NEKRASSOVA and ANTON BOGATIREV, are true masters of mayhem!

"Disorderly conduct is the order of the day in a show that is pure family fun." New York Times
Show One presents
AGA-BOOM
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - Saturday, January 3, 2009
Show Times: 1pm & 7pm (December 31 @ 1pm only, dark January 1)
Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
27 Front Street East, Toronto, ON
Tickets: $39/$49/$65 o Family Four Pack: $189 (plus applicable service charges)
Box Office: 416.366.7723/1.800.708.6754 or online at www.Ticketmaster.ca/ShowOne
Thanks to Alex Shnaider's generous contribution,
a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Hospital for Sick Children
AGA-BOOM will also play in Hamilton at Hamilton Place, December 26 & 27, 2008
For more info visit
www.showoneproductions.ca or www.agaboom.com

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hilarious Trio Take a Ride They'll Never Forget in HELLEVATOR!


HELLAVATOR

GoingĶdown?

So basically this means we have no flashlight, its pitch black, its 3 oclock in the morning, and were stuck in an elevator on the 30th floor of this second-rate hotel? Life is good.

HELLAVATOR PRODUCTIONS presents a site-specific production of an insane new comedy by award-winning playwright Ned Cox. The site?Ķ a 1930s freight elevator located in the old Warshaws building at 3861, boul. St-Laurent.

Alain Goulem directs Dream Team Alex Haber, Neil Napier, and Michel Perron as two tourists and a maintenance worker trapped in a broken-down elevator on the 30th floor of a has-been hotel. Will they ever get it moving again? One catch: if they do, the only way theyre going is down way, waaaaaaaay down! And is the janitor what he seems, or is that sulphur we smell?

So what are we supposed to do? Any ideas?

We could make the best of it.

How do you make the best of being stuck in an elevator?

Oh, a little music, a little laughterĶ

As for the subject matter, the plays author, Ned Cox says, years ago I was stuck for 11 hours in an elevator. I guess this play is my revenge upon all elevators that possess the diabolical power to mess up our lives at any moment. Cox goes on to warn audiences not to expect the normal first few minutes: the elevator is in total blackout they wont even see the characters until they can get the power back on!

What, were you dabbling in physics? Did you think I knowĶ were moving at long last nows the perfect time to see if that little red button will bring us to a screaming halt AGAIN?!

HELLAVATOR was developed as part of the Playwrights Unit program at Playwrights Workshop Montreal. Cox explains: Alex Haber, a member of the Playwrights Unit, read the part of Wendy as I brought in draft after draft. She was so perfect for the part that I begged her to be in the cast! This is the funniest cast Ive ever worked with!

You havent bought me one present in our two years together!

I gave you a Cuisinart!

You bought it in a garage sale!

Because it was a Classic Model! They last a lifetime!

The play will be performed with the actors actually trapped in an old-fashioned working service elevator. The audience of 25 will watch the action, seated in a small lobby, inches from the elevator doors. Set and lighting design is by the multi-talented Sarah Yaffe with sound design by director, Al Goulem, and costumes a company collaboration.

It is very important to note that the number of seats is extremely limited, with tickets being sold ONLY at the venue the night of the performance.


MEDIA CALL

This is an opportunity for still and TV cameras to capture a scene from the play, for radio to record sound clips as well as for interviews with the playwright/actors.

Wednesday, October 29th at 1 PM

3861, boul. St-Laurent

Please confirm your attendance with Barbara Ford

ygraine7@videotron.ca

(514) 342 7936


NED COX is from New Jersey and spent almost 25 years in London, UK as a writer and director, winning awards in London as well as at the Edinburgh Festival. He finally discovered Montreal, where his play Mimi on the Beach was staged in the 2005 Montreal Fringe Festival and where he now lives with his wife Johanne and their son Jeremy one production Ned is always proud of.

ALAIN GOULEM: Alains directing credits include shows at Centaur Theatre, Theatre Lac Brome, Geordie Productions and Hudson Village Theatre West. Alain teamed with Clowns Gone Bad theatre company and created (directed and co-wrote) the hit comedies MocShplat and Umlout. Alain also directed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged and Shakespeares Lost Play for Repercussion Theatres Shakespeare in the Park and the bilingual production of The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine at Hudson Village Theatre West as well as the critically acclaimed Housekeeping and Homewrecking at Theatre St-Catherine. Most recently he directed Peacemaker as a part of Geordie Productions mainstage season.

ALEX HABER: Alexandria Haber is an award-winning playwright whose work has been produced in Calgary, Montreal and Winnipeg as well as in the U.S.A. As an actor she was most recently seen in the Mecca nominated ensemble piece Housekeeping and Homewrecking (which she also wrote.) Other credits of note include roles in Romeo & Juliet and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie for Centaur Theatre.

NEIL NAPIER: Neil Napier was born and raised in Montreal, a member of a highly artistic family. He studied theatre at John Abbott College and has been working regularly in both film and theatre since graduating. Nominated for a Best Actor MECCA in 2002, he snagged two consecutive MECCAs for Best Ensemble in 2006 and 2007. He had roles in Condoville, The Caretaker and The Cyclops at Centaur Theatre, was as in the hugely successful Montreal Fringe production of Alex Habers Housekeeping and Homewrecking, and more recently, played the unscrupulous judge in Mainlines production of Hedda Gabler. Later this season he can be seen in the Centaur production of With Bated Breath.

 

MICHEL PERRON: Michel was born in Richmond, Quebec, trained at Dawson College and now lives in Chateauguay. He has been performing for 25 years and is one of Montreals most comprehensive actors having conquered the film, television, radio, stage (cabarets and musicals) and voice-over domains in both official languages. Michel was awarded a Masque for Best Supporting Actor in the 2007 Centaur production of Assorted Candies and the same year received an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Voice Performance for Monster Allergy.


Run: October 29 November 16

Wed. through Sat. 9 PM

Previews: October 29 & 30

Opening Night: October 31

Closing Night: November 16

Venue:

3861, boul. St-Laurent

Tickets:

Regular Admission: $20

Concessions: $15 (And both Preview shows)

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

California Suite


ĶNeil Simon in top formĶ New York Times

Stage Centre Productions presents

California Suite

Neil Simons California Suite

Directed and Designed by L. Garth Allen

Featuring Heather Goodall, Robin Phillips, Lawrence Stevenson, Alan Washbrook and Cynthia Pereira

September 25 October 11, 2008

"Im going to take some Librium. If Im not up by nine, Ive overdosed." Sidney

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TORONTO, ONĶ The laughs are abundant in this hilarious play by one of the masters of American comedy. California Suite is a classic Neil Simon comedy which takes place at the renowned Beverly Hills Hotel. The play follows the misadventures of four groups of guests including: a divorced couple battling over the custody of their daughter, a husband who gets caught by his wife with a hooker in his room, a British actress nominated for an Oscar and her straying gay husband, and two competing doctors and their wives forced to share a hotel room.

Joining director/designer L. Garth Allen are repertory company members Heather Goodall as Hannah/Diana/Gert, Robin Phillips as Millie/Beth, Lawrence Stevenson as William/Sidney/Stu, Alan Washbrook as Marvin/Mort and Cynthia Pereira as Bunny.

Stage Centre Productions, under the founding artistic leadership of L. Garth Allen, is a 60-person strong repertory company of Toronto area artists committed to presenting the classics from the world theatrical canon.

Details

DATES: September 25- 28, October 2- 5 & 8-11, 2008


TIMES: Shows begin at 8:00 p.m., excepting September 28th & October 5th which begin at 2:00 p.m.

TICKETS: Adults $25, Senior $20, Students $15

To order tickets call or click 416.299.5557 or http://www.stagecentreproductions.com/SCP_SingleTickets.htm

Subscription packages are available from $60. You save up to 25%.

LOCATION: Fairview Public Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive, North York, Ontario. Steps away from the Don Mills Subway Station on the Sheppard Line. Lots of free parking. Wheelchair access and hearing devices available.


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Friday, July 25, 2008

Artsy Fartsy at Theatre Ste Catherine


ARTSY FARTSY


artsy-fartsy (rtse-frt'se)
adj. Vulgar
Pretentiously or affectedly artistic.


Theatre Ste. Catherine presents it's own version of Artsy Fartsy in a weekly variety show hosted by indie-comedy darling, Aubrey Tennant.

Eclectic, electric and just plain wacky.
From boy bands to drag queens, from burlesque to boylesque, from stand-up to sit down - comedy all around wrapped up in a weekly show guaranteed to tickle your trunk.

Each week will surprise youĶ buckle in because you never know what or who will be on stage.
It's not your typical variety show.



THEATRE STE CATHERINE
264 Ste Catherine Est
514-284-3939
Every Tuesday starting August 5
Show at 9pm
Tickets $5

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Find Me a Primitive Man, Cabaret Juste Pour Rire

Sirensongs presents

Find Me a Primitive Man

Written by and starring Marysia

June 14-21, Cabaret Juste Pour Rire

6 shows only!

A scintillating cocktail of comedy and cabaret.

MONTREAL June 2008- Making her Canadian debut, London's talented Marysia is thrilled to bring Find Me a Primitive Man to the Montreal St-Ambroise Fringe Festival after her popular Edinburgh run. From the Cole Porter title tune to original comedy songs, the songs lurch from musical excellence to debauched bitterness. Don't miss Marysia's ludicrous logic, wicked observations and cheeky chansons d'amour in this jazzy, stand-up comedy delight.

In Find Me a Primitive Man, outrageous British beauty Lady Farquahr-Merkin (an ex-showgirl who managed to marry and divorce a minor member of the royal family) offers tips and wicked reminiscences on dating sports stars, European men and other minor members of the Royal Family. Be very scared, now she has come to Montreal to find a real man! Marysia is excited about her first visit to Canada, "I have been reading books on how to be a Canadian and how to date a Canadian- apparently I need to make out in a canoe."

Find Me a Primitive Man is a terrific blend of Marysia's talents; "I love to combine my years of singing cabaret with stand-up comedy. Cabaret is all about fun mixed with slightly uncomfortable truths."

From fatally flawed advice on dress sense ("Weddings are the best places to hook up; I think what puts the men off is my wedding dress.") and behaviour, ("I never go all the way on a first date, I make them wait until the second before I let them get the video camera out.") her memorable tips will last a lifetime.

Whether Marysia is doing mellow jazz or camp cabaret, her greatest passion is ensuring audiences have a great time. She hopes people come away having had a blast, learning some of the best/worst pick-up lines and knowing when to run from the opposite sex! Offer your best pick-up line and win a copy of Marysia's latest cd, If You Can't Make Love, Make Coffee. Pick-up lines can also be submitted via info@sirensongs.co.uk and http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=17308871428. If You Can't Make Love, Make Coffee, Marysia's debut cd, shows off her songs and jazz arrangements, highlighting her sophisticated, soulful brand of music.

Don't miss the Out-of-Towner Fringe-for-All where artists from out-of-town preview their shows. Be the first to see Marysia on stage in Montreal. Thurs. June 12, 10pm, Just for Laughs Studio, 2109 St. Laurent. FREE for everyone.

For media, this is an occasion for camera footage, interviews and still photography.

About Marysia

After Marysia's successful two shows a day at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2007 with Find Me a Primitive Man and also hosting The Midnight Carousel, Marysia has turned her sights on Montreal. She is a former bond dealer who left the trading floor for the stage. Marysia has been performing all her life, most recently working as a jazz/cabaret singer and stand-up comic in UK venues. Her series of themed cabaret shows continue to run successfully. Highlights include Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2006 with her show Marysia's Slightly Bitter and Twisted Lessons In Love, complete with cartoons, lectern and a live band; the Lawn Tennis Association Players Party June 07, the All About My Men, All About My Mother Europride film and cabaret night; headlining the Proud Gallery's New Years Eve cabaret party and her various sell-out gigs in London's top clubs. Marysia will next be performing her original songs and cabaret stylings in Paris, Autumn 2008. www.sirensongs.co.uk www.myspace.com/sirensongsuk

What they've said about Find Me a Primitive Man

"Marysia certainly knows how to entertain." ****Three Weeks, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

"With this charismatic hostess, waiting for the perfect prince has never been so entertaining." -Made In Italy 2007

"Britney has better taste in men."-her best friend

"One is not amused." -her ex mother-in-law

"A perfect woman if she had a lobotomy." -her ex

Theatre and Tickets
Venue 2, Cabaret Juste Pour Rire, 2111 Boul. St. Laurent

Sat. June 14th 6:30pm

Mon. June 16th 9:30pm 2-for-1

Wed. June 18th 9:45pm

Thurs. June 19th midnight

Fri. June 20th 3:30pm

Sat. June 21st 8:30pm

Prices: $9, $7 students/seniors (plus $2 service charge)

For tickets: 514 849-3378 or www.montrealfringe.ca


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Friday, May 23, 2008

4th Annual WAWA (We Are Women Artists) Show

www.thewawashow.com

The Beautiful People Association and CKUT 90.3FM are pleased to present the 4th edition of the WAWA Show, an evening of women's performance by Montreal singers, dancers, comediennes and artists. The event will take place on Thursday, May 29 at 8:30 p.m. at Sala Rossa (4848 blvd. Saint Laurent). Tickets are $10 and available at the door.

Participants include:

Music & Performance
Empire Isis (SOBA award-winning hip hop reggae star)
Amanda Mabro (Cabaret pop noir vocalist)
Briga Brigitte Dajczer (Eastern European folk violin & vocals)
Annabelle Chvostek (Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist folk chanteuse)
Jordi Rosen (Singer/songwriter and accordionist)
Raylene Campbell (Accordionist and electro acoustic performer)
DJ Amyl Nitrate
Erica Ruth Kelly (Poet)

Burlesque/Comedy
Miss Sugarpuss, Emcee (Actress, singer & burlesque dancer)
DeAnne Smith (Just for Laughs comedienne)

Art/Film/Dance/Writers/Designers
Amy Arnott for Black Sheep Betty (Design), Celine Vautour for WA'OU creations (Design), Eva Blue (Photography), Mary Jane Caro (Photography), Nadia Nespeca (Photography), Caroline Jean (Painting), Adrianna Coluccio (Multimedia), Catherine Rizzetto (Crafts) Amanda Rhodenizer (Painting), Amanda Schurman (Painting), Anita Abbasi (Film), Brigitte Dajczer (Film), Andrea Fryett (Dance), Tony Elias (Magic), Jill Murray (author), Erica Ruth Kelly (poet), Four Minutes to Midnight (zine), Hannah Byrne and Shayl Prisk for SNAP! Magazine
The following night, Friday May 30, 8:30 p.m, WAWA will host a second event showcasing Montreal's women designers at an interactive fashion show at Black Sheep Betty, an art and fashion gallery in Montreal's Mile End district (4816b Avenue du Parc). Admission is $5.

The WAWA show's creator, Amanda Mabro, took partial inspiration from comedienne Gilda Radner's Legendary "Baba Wawa" sketch when creating this annual event. WAWA is about fostering community among female artists in all fields and is proud to bring women together in a positive and inspiring forum.

For more information visit the website at www.thewawashow.com

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Free lecture: Sunday-@-the-Segal, before The Odd Couple, May 4, 11:00am, with Andy Nulman

CBC Radio One Presents

Sunday-@-the-Segal


A series of intimate conversation and riveting lectures at

The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre


Andy Nulman

Don't miss Sunday-@-the-Segal for the upcoming production, The Odd Couple, as we welcome local connoisseur of comedy, Andy Nulman. Andy prides himself as having always marched to the beat of a different drum. Who better, then, to talk about being odd? Join us for a Sunday-@-the-Segal that guarantees to be different, surprising, unexpected, fun, unique and innovative. Andy is the President and CMO of Airborne Mobile but is perhaps best known for his 15-year tenure as CEO of Montreal's renowned Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival. An acclaimed and thought-provoking public speaker who has motivated and challenged Fortune 500 companies such as GM, Eveready/Energizer, 3M and Wal-Mart, Mr. Nulman has also written two best-selling books, How To Do The Impossible and I Almost Killed George Burns. Andy was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 business leaders by the Financial Post in 1997, voted one of the Top 100 Montrealers of the 20th century by the Montreal Gazette in 2000 and was honoured as a distinguished recipient of the McGill Management Achievement Award in 2004.



Sunday, May 4, 2008, 11 AM


Coffee and refreshments will be served in the lobby

(Tickets on sale now for the first preview of The Odd Couple at 1:30 pm)

At the Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre, 5170 Cote Ste. Catherine Rd.

FREE ADMISSION!! No reservations necessary, general admission


The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre and Delmar present

The Odd Couple, May 4-25, 2008

For tickets call (514) 739-7944 or log on to www.segalcentre.org


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