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Cinemadventure Auditions @ St. Paul’s Church

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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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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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MISSY BURGESS PERFORMS THE SONGS OF TOM WAITS

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It was a dark and windy night, thankfully it wasn't stormy too, the perfect setting for a Lawrence House Concert. February 19th Missy Burgess along with guitarist Gianni Cinnelli presented a performance of The Songs Of Tom Waits.  Tom has been around for nearly 50 years and over that time he has delivered a challenging and varied body of work ranging from beatnik jazz to folk, to theatre to all out assault experimental  noise. Missy's performance focused mostly but not entirely on the earlier period of Waits' work, with some standard well known compositions like Ol' 55 and I Hope I Don't Fall in Love With You but also included a few obscure selections such as Mockin' Bird (from The Early Years - a collection of demos from the early 70's) and The Fall of Troy (first released on the Dead Man Walking Soundtrack). Her voice, while not at all similar to Waits' ...

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Annual Sarnia Spelling Bee

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Annual Sarnia Spelling Bee

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ATTENTION: organizers of cultural, heritage, and arts...

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Lambton's Creative County Fund Opens 2016 Funding Intake Thursday, January 14, 2016 Wyoming, ON - Lambton's Creative County Fund is inviting the organizers of new or expanding cultural, heritage, and arts initiatives locally to apply for funding to cover up to 50 per cent of their project cost. The Creative County Fund's ­only intake of 2016 is now open, with a total of $75,000 available for partner projects, events, activities or workshops that will enhance cultural vitality in Lambton County.  Program Guidelines and the related application form can be found by clicking on the "Creative County Fund" tab under the "Residents" heading at www.lambtononline.ca. "The Creative County Fund continues to demonstrate a growing, lasting impact on the cultural fabric of Lambton County," said Warden and Creative County Fund Chair Bev MacDougall.  "The Creative County Committee is eager to see what type of ideas our community has in store this year." Applications must be submitted by ...

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Learn How to be a Director Workshop

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Learn how to be a Director with our Directing Workshop Sat., Jan, 16th 9 am to 4 pm at PCT Rehearsal Hall, 305 Centre St. Petrolia. Cost $10 per person. Max. of 20 participants. To attend please visit our Facebook event page and ask to be added to the list. About the Workshop: We will be covering 4 aspects of Script Analysis (Character development, Beats and Script divisions, Pace and Choices in Timing), 5 aspects of Blocking (Givens, Dynamics of Voice & Range, Rank & File, Approach & Contact, and Tension), Several approaches to directing at rehearsals (Notes, Repetition & Revitalization, and Side Coaching), and Practical Exercises to help your actors reach their best. A full list of topics covered is on the Facebook event. About the Trainer: For over 25 years, Joe has taught courses on acting, technical production, television and film production. He was the Drama Coordinator of Mount Allison University and has his BA ...

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FIRST FIRST FRIDAY OF 2016 WITH BIG HIGHWAY

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The first First Friday of January was anything but typical.  The fact it was technically held on the second Friday of the month due to the statutory holiday of New Years Day being the first unusual circumstance.  The second was the weather.  Higher than normal temperatures with rain made for a soggy evening.  Despite those factors,  those that did come to Sarnia's downtown and into Cheeky Monkey found it very much worth the effort thanks to local band Big Highway. The four piece band featuring James McNaule on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Andrew Germain on lead guitar, Dave Johnston on bass and Ric Brown on drums have a knack for picking the perfect playlist for their vast abilities. Big Highway's love for Can Con (Canadian content) is self evident.  James has the perfect timber and edginess to pull off songs by Tragically Hip with ease.  They did several Wide Mouth Mason ...

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HIDDEN TALENTS – HT GLEE Auditons

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Hidden Talents | info@hiddentalents.ca Have you ever wanted to learn show-stopping numbers from Broadway musicals or mash-ups of pop songs like on the hit show "Glee"? This June, Hidden Talents will be presenting it's first HT Glee Show with the talented youth of Sarnia. If you're between the ages of 5 and 20 and are a strong performer, this group is for you! The show will consist of a variety of musical and dance numbers both for large ensembles and smaller groups. High caliber singing, dancing and performance skills will be the focus of every rehearsal so your skills on stage are sure to improve. Unleash your inner star on the stage this spring and join us for HT Glee

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