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International Symphony Singers AUDITIONS 2018

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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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OPEN AUDITIONS FOR ‘...

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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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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519 ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE now @ Cheeky Monkey

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519 ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE now...

CHEEKY MONKEY NOW HAS 519 ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE FREE to pick up and enjoy! This free monthly publication is the only entertainment magazine in the Detroit/Windsor area, with 25,000 printed copies available at select locations from Detroit to London. 519 features 12 digital issues per year and 6 print editions (June, August, October, December, February, April) featuring current and relevant artists, musicians, actors, theatres, writers, creators and publishers. From international touring stars to unsung local heroes, 519 is strong, proud and free - yes, you heard that right, free - there’s no charge, unless you want one delivered to your home. Giving you another reason to be proud to live in the 519. Next issue will feature  stories and interviews with Cheap Trick, Heather Rankin, Toto, Fred Penner and Sarnia's own Eric Ethridge.

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WARDROBE WORKSHOP @ Imperial Theatre

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WARDROBE WORKSHOP @ Imperial...

Are you interested in getting involved with local theatre?  Wardrobe Workshop - August 9 - 4:30 - 6:00 pm 

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NIC SWALES – Worker CD Now on Sale @ Cheeky Monkey

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NIC SWALES – Worker CD...

Newest CD WORKER now on sale @ Cheeky Monkey. Take a listen to a couple of songs from it... To say that musician and songwriter Nic Swales, gets around is not an understatement. With his roots firmly planted in Sarnia currently, he has traveled many miles over the last decade honing his craft and getting his music out to the public. His style of song writing and singing is at warm and inviting with a haunting lilt to it that leaves you wanting more. Known to be one of Sarnia's premier song-smith's, back in 2007, Nic relocated briefly to Halifax Nova Scotia and independently recorded and released an acoustic EP "Sunny River" along with a full length pop/rock album "Bohemian Summer". Both were recorded, engineered and produced by Dennis Field at Denmark Productions. A total of sixteen songs were recorded with a successful CD release party in Sarnia and a brief ...

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Pulsing LIFE SIGNS During July First Friday @ Cheeky Monkey

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Pulsing LIFE SIGNS During July...

July First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey: Life Signs as a Three-Piece (Or Life Without Their “Fiddely-Bitter”) Written Saturday July 7, 2018 by Brian Hay Life Signs were missing their lead guitarist this time around but the change added a different element to their work. John Foster, who was unavailable due to work commitments, was definitely missed at times, as well he should have been. His kind of tasty work is hard to replace (especially when another member has to do double-duty and make things up on the fly) but being faced with situations like this often brings out things from band members that aren’t seen otherwise. That was true to the max in this instance. For one thing, the band’s rhythm section stepped things up a notch. That’s always good but when the players have the skills drummer Scott Elliot and bassist Mike Vasek bring to the fore, mesh nicely as a unit ...

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