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Magical Music for October First Friday Evening

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Magical Music for October...

Sarnia’s First Friday, October 2018: Missy Burgess, Dwayne Cloes and Wulf Von Waldow at the Cheeky Monkey by Brian Hay The great thing about live music is the opportunity for spontaneous combustion is always there. When it happens, it’s felt as much as heard and it produces a moment in time that can never be duplicated. It’s a one-time thing and it’s glorious. When Missy Burgess and Dwayne Cloes came together with Wulf Von Waldow there hadn’t been a lot of time for them to “prep” themselves. Missy and Dwayne had played together a few times but the rest fell to each being able to follow what they heard and invent things on the fly without drifting away from each other or the songs. It’s risky. Playing “wrong bits” or showboating creates a train wreck. Paying attention and supporting each other to serve the music produces something that’s magical and often, magnificent. That ...

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HIDDEN TALENTS – HT GLEE 2018 AUDITIONS for ages 5 &...

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HIDDEN TALENTS – HT GLEE...

Have you ever wanted to learn show-stopping numbers from Broadway musicals or mash-ups of pop songs like on the hit show "Glee"? May 27th - June 1st, Hidden Talents will be presenting it's fourth HT Glee Show. If you are 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. Auditions will be Oct. 12th & 13th at Central United Church 6:00pm. Rehearsals will start Jan. 30th and will be Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. Show will be the last week of May. For more information about cost ...

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>Nightingale Chorus Auditions 2018

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>Nightingale Chorus Auditions...

Looking for 2 children to play the leads...    

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El Camino Super Charging September First Friday

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El Camino Super Charging...

El Camino Rocks the Cheeky Monkey: Sarnia’s First Friday Celebration, September 2018 by Brian Hay The addition of bassist Glen Perry and keyboard player Lise Jordan changes the face of this band immensely. That Glen provides an excellent rhythm partner for drummer Steve Bird is a factor of huge importance. They listen to each other closely, slide lock-step into whatever the other does with (seemingly) no effort and it spins off to the rest of the band. Guitarist Marvin Eskritt slides in with lead or rhythm parts according to the needs of the songs. Lise Jordan reinforces Glen’s bass lines and injects ornamentation in the same manner while lead singer and guitarist Scott Whyte doubles rhythm lines or weaves with lead passages delivered by Eskritt. All of it is very tasteful. More on that later … The area that shows the most obvious difference stems from Lise and Glen both being solid vocalists. Having ...

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International Symphony Singers AUDITIONS 2018

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International Symphony Singers...

International Symphony Singers Welcome New Voices The International Symphony Singers under the direction of Dr. David Troiano, will begin preparation for another outstanding season of song, starting Monday, October 1st, 7:30 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Sarnia. New voices are encouraged to come out and take part in this fine chorus, which performs several times each season with the International Symphony Orchestra. Sopranos and tenors are most needed, but all voicings are welcome. Rehearsals alternate between St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Sarnia, and St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, MI. During the ISO’s 2018/2019 Season – A “Sound” Investment, the ensemble will be featured in varied repertoire, ...

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Eric Ethridge EP on CD NOW AVAILABLE @ Cheeky Monkey

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Eric Ethridge EP on CD NOW...

Eric Ethridge started to gain serious momentum in 2015 after the release of a series of orchestra country-pop covers, one of which garnered him a mention in Rolling Stone Magazine. Having built his brand on an electrifying stage presence and unique vocal ability, in early 2016 Eric was selected by a panel of 45 music industry professionals from across Canada to be one of the top 6 finalists for the CCMA Discovery Program. After a final showcase of the top 6 emerging artists, Eric then went on to win the 2016 CCMA Discovery Award and was deemed the top emerging country artist in 2016. He has since become a new addition to The Feldman Agency and Watchdog Management. In 2017, Eric teamed up with Juno award-winning producer/songwriter Brian Howes to produce his debut single, “Liquor’s Callin’ the Shots”, peaked at #30 on the Canadian Country Charts, a rare achievement for ...

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OPEN AUDITIONS FOR ‘GIRLS LIKE THAT’

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AUDITIONS ARE HELD IN STUDIO 'A" AT THE IMPERIAL THEATRE 6:30 pm October 12 and 13 {The problem with girls like that is they ruin it for everyone. The problem with girls like that is they give all girls a bad name.} Girls Like That by Evan Placey Directed by Henri Canino Choreographed by Jackie Burns Note: This is NOT a musical. 7 females 18+ (due to mature content) Must be strong movers/ dancers. There will be a choreography portion to the audition ( contemporary) There will also be some monologues from the script auditioned (TBD) The play takes place in a British school system so the director would like to hear an attempt at an accent ( English, Scottish, Irish etc) but it is not an essential requirement for the audition. Rehearsals starting October 23rd, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm and Sundays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (no rehearsals during holidays from Dec 20 to Jan 3rd) Performances ...

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NIGHTINGALE CHORUS AUDITIONS 2018

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NIGHTINGALE CHORUS AUDITIONS...

Do you, or someone you know, love to sing? Is Christmas your favourite time of year? Would you love to magically travel back to the Victorian Era? If so, we would love to have you join us. Come audition for The Nightingale's 23rd year.  

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2 Day Directors Workshop @ Imperial Theatre

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2 Day Directors Workshop @...

TWO DAY DIRECTORS WORKSHOP! Only 18 Spots availble $65 per person (cost covers both days) August 18th 1:30pm-5:30pm August 19th 12:00pm-4:00pm Workshop lead by Ron Cameron-Lewis CLICK HERE to sign up Ron will be covering each stage of direction, beginning with pre-production work: analysis, research, style, working with the production team on design issues, and coordinating with the producer within the realities of rehearsal and theatre spaces, budget, time-line, personnel and resources. Then he will address auditions and share his half-century of experience casting productions in a wide variety of theatrical genres. Next, he will work through the stages of rehearsal from first read-through, table work, advice for blocking, running scenes and the full show, adding technical elements, dress rehearsal, opening and running the show and the post-mortem. Participatory exercises are a big part of this element: physical and vocal exercises, improvisation, exercises for character development, channeling ensemble energy and exploring the emotional arc of characterization. He will ...

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Emm Gryner Heating Up August First Friday

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Emm Gryner Heating Up August...

Review by Brian Hay The great thing about Emm Gryner’s songs is the strength at their core. Her studio albums are richly arranged but the songs themselves not only hold up well under unadorned presentation, they thrive on it. Part of it’s because Gryner’s an accomplished musician and seasoned performer but a lot is due to her songs just being really good. Her set list featured several numbers from her new disc ‘Only Of Earth (Days Of Games)’ and an array of pieces from various places in her catalogue. A rendition of ’Space Oddity’ that used Bowie’s original lyrics marked her time in his band and the subsequent collaboration with Chris Hadfield was given a heartfelt reading that conveyed much of what she feels about those times. ’Summerlong’, a track from year 2000’s ‘Dead Relatives’, displayed the virtue of revisiting older pieces — that song became so fresh it seemed brand new. ...

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