Ari Weinberg & Friends Cabaret- “One Man Rodeo“–
Friday May 17, 10:30 p.m. @ Factory163
A cabaret that’s a roll in the hay! Laughter, show tunes, and pop music collide in an audacious and intimate night of storytelling through song.
Chilina Kennedy Cabaret: “What You Find In A Bottle”–
Monday May 13, 8 p.m. & Tuesday May 14, 10 p.m. @ Factory163
After a sold out performance of her original music at the Metropolitan Room in NYC, Chilina is excited to be back, sharing her music with the Stratford community.
- Eins, zwei, drei, Boum!–
Friday May 17, 8 p.m. @ Factory163
Mary Pitt & David Warrack- A fun Cabaret in three languages; Un cabaret excentrique en trois langues; Ein lustiges Kabarett in drei Sprachen.
Gabaret with Gabi Epstein–
Saturday May 18, 10 p.m. @ Factory163
Named “Top Cabaret Act of 2012” by the Times Square Chronicles, Gabi Epstein tells stories of love, loss, success, and failure (but mostly success) through song. Often poignant but always funny, Gabi will show you a true cabaret performance!
Anna Atkinson Cabaret–
Saturday May 18, 11:30 p.m. @ Factory163
A musical adventure with multi-instumentalist and vocalist, Anna Atkinson
Songs I Sang at 17, Torch Twang and Tearjerkers–
Saturday May 11, 10 p.m. @ Stratford City Hall Auditorium
Pam Gerrand Cabaret- A Musical Memoir with the music of Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Janis Ian, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, & more.
Children’s Fun- up to 7 years old ♥
Razzmatazz for Kids
Saturday May 11, 10 a.m. @ Stratford City Hall Auditorium &
Saturday May 18, 10 a.m. @ Factory163
This show will get you hugging someone you love, clucking like a chicken, riding a bumpy bus, or performing on stage with them. Their interactive children’s music has won many awards, including an East Coast Music Award for “Children’s Recording of the Year”.
ONEymoon (A honeymoon for one)– Comedy Show @The Church Restaurant
Danna Nicole Fashion Show & Dinner
Friday May 10, 8 p.m. Fashion Show & Dinner with ONEymoon at 9:30 p.m.- Enjoy the whole experience or ONEymoon only!
A “solo” comedy about a woman who marries herself. Don’t miss the hit touring show created & performed by Christel Bartelse. 2011 Canadian Comedy Award nominee “Best One Person Show”… “A human fireball” See magazine.***** (Victoria Times Columnist)
Saturday May 11, 4 p.m. @ Stratford City Hall Auditorium
Creator of ONEymoon & award winning performer returns with the continuation of her unique premise. Meet or (rejoin) Caroline Bierman, three years later after her marriage- to herself. A comedy about the pursuit of the “perfect” relationship. “Wildly funny, ultimately touching journey toward self-discovery” ***** Hamilton Spectator… “rare originality and theatrical zest” ***** Edmonton Journal
The Pixie Project and Waves–
Friday May 17, 6 p.m. & Saturday May 18, 4 p.m. @ Factory163
The Pixie Project: Pixies! Two of these vicious, amoral, fun-loving beasts to take you on a ride of mini manic mayhem toward a cataclysmic collision with Human Fate.
Waves: A spectacle of imagination and athletic dance erupts from employees trapped in their 5×5 office cubicles, nine to five work-days, and the need to escape.
The Animals (and other stories about Fate)–
Thursday May 16, 10 p.m. & Sunday May 19, 6 p.m. @ Factory163
Lucy Rupert and Blue Ceiling Dance: Wild, brutal, animal instinct evolves from a sleek dark urban world in two solo dances united on a theme of fate. “like an orchid blossoming in a bed of forget-me-nots. It is hard to take your eyes off her” *****Toronto Star
Dinner & Shows @ The Church Restaurant
- ONEymoon (A honeymoon for one)– Comedy Show @The Church Restaurant Danna Nicole Fashion Show & Dinner
Friday May 10, 8 p.m. Fashion Show & Dinner with ONEymoon at 9:30 p.m.- Enjoy the whole experience or ONEymoon only
A “solo” comedy about a woman who marries herself. Don’t miss the hit touring show created & performed by Christel Bartelse. 2011 Canadian Comedy Award nominee “Best One Person Show”… “A human fireball” See magazine.***** (Victoria Times Columnist
Dine while being entertained with the latest fashions from Danna Nicole. With colour blocking, vibrant prints, and leading designers you will be sure to be inspired for any occasion this spring and summer!
Music and Text
Kate Ashby-Craft & Gail Selkirk Retrospective Concert & Dinner @The Church Restaurant
Saturday May 18, Dinner at 8 p.m. followed by a concert at 9:30 p.m.- Enjoy both or Show only!
Award nominated singer/songwriter Kate Ashby-Craft takes you on a musical journey through three decades of her original music. Songs include: pop, rock, country and folk, plus behind the scenes stories of the various recordings. The multi-talented Gail Selkirk is on piano.
Sandy Greenberg Concert & Dinner @The Church Restaurant
Friday May 17, Dinner at 8 p.m. followed by a Concert at 9:30 p.m.- Enjoy both or Show only!
With her “Joan Baez-like alto”, finger-picking and flat-picking her vintage Martin guitar, Sandy performs folk and blues songs, poignant and funny, old and new.
Music and Text
Three Little Maids: Musical Revue–
Thursday May 9, 8 p.m. @ Stratford City Hall Auditorium &
Sunday May 19, 8 p.m. @ Factory163
Starring Barbara Dunn-Prosser, Debora Joy, and Janet Martin! “Everything is a source of fun” as these three soprano friends follow the path of their performing careers in a potpourri of classical, musical theatre, and popular songs.
Theatre: Young Audience- Family
Fairy Tale Ending: The Big Bad Family Musical–
Thursday May 9, 6 p.m. @ Stratford City Hall Auditorium &
Thursday May 16, 6 p.m. Friday May 17, 10 a.m. & Saturday May 18, 2 p.m. @ Factory163
Join Jill as a “line up” of characters is questioned about the sudden changes occurring in their fairy tales. A topsy-turvy yet touching tale of a young girl coming to grips with loss and the reality of growing up. With catchy songs like “I, like, totally don’t even give a care” and “You don’t know Jack”.
Theatre: Plays and Staged Play Readings
Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter–
Thursday May 16, 8 p.m. & Sunday May 19, 2 p.m. @ Factory163
Alison Wearing’s true story of growing up with a gay father. Balancing intimacy, history and downright hilarity, this fascinating story is a celebration of love.
Forgiving Peter Pan–
Sunday May 12, 2 p.m. @ Stratford City Hall Auditorium &
Tuesday May 14, 8 p.m. @ Factory163
An adaptation of JM Barrie’s haunting novel, by Marion Adler and Scott Wentworth whose award winning work has been produced in the West End and off Broadway.
I Was Born–
Saturday May 11, 2 p.m. & Sunday May 12, 2 p.m. @ Stratford Perth Museum
Masks and storytelling to share the stories of ordinary women who began their lives at the turn of the century in rural Ontario; extraordinary women who lived through some of the most dramatic changes of any generation.
Friday May 10, 6 p.m. & Saturday May 11, 12 noon @ Stratford City Hall Auditorium & Friday May 17, 2 p.m. @ Factory163
Inspired by Judith, the award-winning Canadian novel: a brawling, passionate play about hope, fears and courage, with live music and many pigs. (Suitable 16+).
Saturday May 11, 2 p.m. @ Stratford City Hall Auditorium
A family saga that speaks to globalized crisis. Are we trading our children’s future for worthless trinkets?
Stories About Storytellers–
Saturday May 11, 8p.m. @ Stratford City Hall Auditorium
An Evening with Douglas Gibson…and Many Famous Canadian Authors
Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau… the 21 fascinating friends the famous editor will bring alive on stage tonight!
The Hush Baby–
Sunday May 12, 12 noon, @ Stratford City Hall Auditorium
Tuesday May 14, 6 p.m. & Wednesday May 15, 8 p.m. @ Factory163
1 baby. 2 many regrets. 3 robin eggs before sunset or else…a new play about magic, mothering & loss.
The Maples Leaves–
Wednesday May 15, 6 p.m. & Saturday May 18, 12 noon @ Factory163
1917. The Western Front. New recruit Billy Haven arrives eager to kill his first Hun. Instead, he’s ordered to put on a dress and sing. Suddenly one of the Maple Leaves, a group of men who perform for the troops to boost morale, Billy must determine where his duty truly lies.
On the Other Side of The World–
Monday May 13, 6 p.m. & Saturday May 18, 8 p.m. @ Factory163
By the late 1930’s Europe sat on the brink of another World War. As Hitler’s power strengthened Countries closed their doors to the thousands of refugees trying to flee their homeland. Over thirty thousand Jewish people fled to the only open port available to them- Shanghai.
The Blue God–
Sunday May 19, noon @ Factory163
After the death of his son, Clive Nation, descends into the Underworld. He is pursued by his wife, Janine, who hopes to retrieve him, his boy and their relationship. But will her sacrifice save their love? The Blue God is a romance of Painting, Love, Voodoo and Resurrection.
The Tank Range Project–
Friday, May 10, 8 p.m. @ Stratford City Hall Auditorium &
Tuesday, May 14, 2 p.m. @ Factory163
A ghost reveals the historic truths about an Ontario farm community expelled from their homes to make way for a World War II training base.
Wednesday May 15, 10 p.m. & Sunday May 19, 4 p.m. @ Factory163
Stratford Playwright and Director Brandon Wicke’s one-act play explores fate and free will, as two inquisitive travellers, George and Byron, are goaded by sinister and mysterious writings claiming knowledge of what lies at the roots of human motivation.
This is How We Got To Here–
Friday May 10, 10 a.m. @ Stratford City Hall Auditorium &
Saturday May 18, 6 p.m. @ Factory163
Author of The Hours That Remain, Keith Barker, brings his new play about family, loss, alternatives and hope.
Friday May 10, noon, Saturday May 11, 6 p.m. & Sunday May 12, 4 p.m. @ Stratford City Hall Auditorium
What happens when we leave this life? Does the world go on without us? What if we could make death wait…even for a little while?
SpringWorks Coffeehouse Poetry @ Revel Caffe (FREE performances here)
The Thing on the Comb
Saturday May 11, 7 p.m. @ Revel Caffe
Part humour, part poetry and part memoir.
- Elizabeth Zetlin–
Gardens and Fields, Grandkids and Groundhogs
Thursday May 9, 7 p.m. @ Revel Caffe
Liz Zetlin’s poems celebrate the human community, passionate and compassionate, magical, ordinary, surreal. An award winning poet and filmmaker, she was Owen Sound’s inaugural poet laureate.
- Roy Lewis and Graham Hargrove-
Haiku and other Poetry
Friday May 10, 7 p.m. and Sunday May 12, 7 p.m. @ Revel Caffe
@ City Hall Auditorium
- Stories About Storytellers–
Saturday May 11, 8 p.m.@ Stratford City Hall Auditorium
An Evening with Douglas Gibson…and Many Famous Canadian Authors
Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau… just some of the 21 fascinating friends the famous editor will bring alive on stage tonight!
University of Waterloo Stratford Campus
North Perth Arts and Culture Council in Listowel