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Interview with Aaron Hugget director/producer of upcomin Red...

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Interview with Aaron Hugget...

David Burrows (The Video Show Network) speaks with local Director/Producer Aaron Huggett after a private screening of his upcoming movie Red Ryan. The film tells the true story of a Canadian bank robber who ended up in Sarnia. Huggett talks about the importance of Canadian history in the film. A public screening is scheduled at the Imperial Theatre, www.imperialtheatre.net for Friday, October 7th (First Friday). 3 Shows: 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $10 per ticket available through the Imperial Theatre Box Office Watch more Sarnia-Lambton events and videos at www.TVSN.ca

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ATTENTION: LOOKING FOR YOUTH BANDS

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ATTENTION: LOOKING FOR YOUTH...

City of Sarnia in collaboration with Sarnia-Lambton Rebound are looking for youth bands to play this summer during July, 2016. Contact: Rachel Veilleux Recreation Co-ordinator II City of Sarnia 255 Christina Street North Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2 Phone: 519-332-0527 Ext. 3210 www.sarnia.ca

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Record Store Day 2016 Afterglow

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Record Store Day 2016...

WHAT A DAY it was on Saturday, April 16, 2016.  Our most successful Record Store Day to date.  Starting at 8:30 a.m. when we arrived to find not only part of the band that would be playing live in store already here to set up, but customers were already waiting too.  Some had been here a while and were prepared to wait the next hour in their comfy folding chairs. A few moments after we got inside to do the last minute prep for the day, ever faithful volunteers and good friends, Ross and Laurissa Ellsworth arrived followed closely by our other dependable friend Maureen Murphy.  Have to say this right now - in all honesty, we would not be able to do Record Store Day without their assistance.  All 3 of them were just amazing.  THANK YOU. While saying 'thank you', have to say how much we appreciate Borderlite Trio playing ...

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Nic Swales WOW’s Everyone on April 2016 First Friday

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Nic Swales WOW’s...

Nic Swales: Subtle Depth that Instills the Desire to Listen First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey, April 1, 2016 by Brian Hay There was a lot of noise in the area immediately outside the Cheeky Monkey. Whether that contributed to the calm and quiet feeling inside the store or not is impossible to say. The contrast was very striking though because the scene inside was so quiet as to appear almost silent by comparison. There was no lack of people but even the usual hum that surrounds a crowd was largely absent. Slowly though, and with a sensibility that bordered on surreal, an essence of music began threading a subtle path to the front of the shop. That was the first sign of what Nic Swales had to offer. If there was one possible complaint it's that he could have been louder. It's a flimsy one however because his audience was listening. And they ...

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AUDITIONS for Rock of Ages presented by Theatre Sarnia

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AUDITIONS for Rock of Ages...

Rock of Ages is coming to Sarnia!!! Written by Chris D'Arienzo Director: Karoline Lobsinger Music Director: Denise Chaulk and David Chaulk Choreographer: Bethany Tiegs Auditions for Theatre Sarnia's Upcoming Production are Saturday, May 28 at 1:00-3:30 or Sunday, May 29 at 1:00-3:30 at Studio A at The Imperial Theatre OPEN TO ALL ROCKERS 16+ Audition Requirements: Prepare a song from "Rock of Ages" that best showcases your 80s rocker voice. Be prepared to learn a short dance and come dressed appropriately. Rehearsals will be held on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings (not all cast members are on call for each rehearsal). Production Dates: October 21-29, 2016 If you have any questions, please email klobsinger55@gmail.com "Rock of Ages" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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Theatre Sarnia taking 33 Variations to next level of...

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Theatre Sarnia taking 33...

Our community should be very proud of Theatre Sarnia.  They have moved to the next round of competitions for their production of '33 Variations'.  They need the community's help though to help with the cost .  CLICK HERE for their Go Fund Me page.  Below is a message from the group. Hello! You might remember that a year ago at this time we announced Theatre Sarnia's success at the WODL Festival. Our production of The Clean House was on the way to Theatre Ontario in Oshawa. Well , we are  thrilled to announce to you that  Theatre Sarnia once again has won the Western Ontario Drama League Festival! The production of 33 Variations will be on the road to North Bay on the Victoria Day weekend and we need your help to make this a reality. We would like to point out to you that of the 8 awards we received at the Festival in Woodstock ...

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Cinemadventure Auditions @ St. Paul’s Church

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Cinemadventure Auditions @ St....

From the makers of 'CINEMADNESS' a 4D haunt at the Imperial Theatre comes a brand new journey, jumping off the stage and screen, into your brain; 'CINEMADVENTURE'! AUDITIONS at St. Paul's Church on Devine St. by Emma St., March 30 & 31, 6:30pm. (PARKING IN THE BACK, ENTER THROUGH BACK DOOR) The show will be at the Imperial Theatre, July 21-23. Much like last year's CineMadness, CINEMADVENTURE is likened to a Disneyland ride; a fully interactive experience where the audience has colourful characters around them in every direction, along with eye-popping video projection effects, and tons of stuff flying over their heads, dropped into their laps and is encouraged to be flung back at the performers. As well as getting a few of them up onstage and into the story. CHECK OUT THE TEASER VIDEO HERE: https://www.facebook.com/LetsRocketship/videos/vb.505785454/10156728021865455/?type=2&theater&notif_t=video_processed In 'CINEMADVENTURE' the audience travels to the jungle, sent on a mission to rescue scientist / archaeologist / primatologist, Dr. ...

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Lit’l Chicago @ Imperial Theatre Show Review by Brian...

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Lit’l Chicago @ Imperial...

Beale Street Blues: Robb Sharp & Lit'l Chicago at the Imperial Theatre with John Pilat and Paul Langille Saturday, March 12, 2016 by Brian Hay A comment that Robb Sharp posted said it all: "Thank you. Sarnia Needs more nights like this. It needs more of this kind of music". That thought, from an unnamed gent who approached him after the show said it all. Every place needs more of this. Getting it started in Sarnia, which has the very sexy Imperial Theatre and is home to the calibre of talent shown last night should be looking inward before importing talent. That's not because players from other areas aren't "worth it". It's simply because what comes from our back yard really is, "that good". As well, most of these individuals know other performers who are capable of standing audiences on their ears. All of that happened at this show. The people who went had ...

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Buck Brothers Reunite for March 2016 First Friday

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What a fun night taking us all down memory lane with the Fabulous Buck Brothers Reunion Band leading us down the musical path. Not being originally from Sarnia, we were not familiar with the Buck Brothers, but apparently many locals are.  They were a popular band not just in Sarnia, but throughout Ontario in the late 1960's, 70's and into the 80's.  Two of the remaining 'brothers', Orval Cavin on bass guitar and Jack Dunn on rhythm guitar have added three members of another well known local band, Copperstill, to their line up making them the newest "Buck Brothers".  Gerry Ostrihon on drums, Guy Houle on guitar and mulit-instrumentalist Phil Beauchamp rounded out the group. Each of their 2 sets started off with an original song that fit right in with the cover songs they performed, but were so good it left you wanting to hear more of their own music. They don't have ...

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Auditions for Evening of One Acts @ Imperial Theatre

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Theatre Sarnia AUDITIONS for another “Evening of One Act Plays”! (This time there are so many directors we will be staging the plays over two nights!) Audition Dates: April 10th and 11th @ 7:00 p.m. in Studio A (actors are encouraged to come both nights) Directed by 7 new, local directors bringing fresh, edgier visions to the Imperial Theatre, Sarnia ON. stage, ranging from dark comedy to drama to the absurd. Show dates will be June 14th and June 15th @ 7:30pm Directors and their audition details below: 1. "Desert Places” written and directed by Doug Murphy "Desert Places" involves a woman, Janet, who has lost her husband, and the confused reactions of her brother Andrew and best friend Jo to her apparent inability to grieve. Relationships are alternately brought together and pushed apart as Andrew and Jo try to navigate Janet’s needs. Cast requirements: male - 20s-30s female - 30s-40s female - late 20s 2. “The Unwanted” written by Walter Wykes ...

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