The incomparable Sharron Matthews (yes, this is from the press release. That is me…you gotta build this shit up, peeps!!!) hosts an exciting evening featuring some of the best, brightest, and potentially wildest artists you’ve ever seen on our cabaret stage.
You never know what is gonna happen. Who you will see. On stage OR in the audience. Or what they will be doing!
Calling all clowns, magicians, comedians, side show acts, monologuists, jugglers, burlesque performers…everyone is welcome! There will be 4 acts curated for the evening and then 2 Wild Card Slots that we will choose from a hat. If you want to perform in the Wild Card slots you come and put your name in the hat…there are two slots for 5-8 minute performances…and this isn’t a ‘bring your party piece’ show… bring your original song, story, act of bravery, dark tale, most amazing trick, beautiful strip, dirtiest joke….any thing is welcome… and all is encouraged.
If you will need accompaniment you gotta bring your own for the Wild Card sets…and if need anything outside of your person…make the set up easy. It will be pay what you can.
ALL WELCOME! See new artist, perform yourself…soak it all in…and come back again and again. It will NEVER be the same way twice.
Artists featured on May 12th:
This amazing Juno & two-time Canadian Radio Music Award nominated, Top 20 (charted!) hit singer/songwriter has played ALL OF Canada, people. From Massey Hall to the NAC, from the Cameron House to Montreal’s Upstairs Bar And Grill, and then Wendy Lands ended up in LA for a while penning songs for artists from Melissa Manchester to the Jacksons (yes, THOSE Jacksons). She has released four albums…3 with major music labels and her latest, ‘Mumble’ is her first indie project…and she has been to the Golden Globes, wait…HOW did we get her?!?
This stunning opera singer was in the original cast of Harold Prince’s ‘Showboat’ and toured the US in ‘Ragtime’. Made his film debut in John Greyson’s Fig Trees as Aids activist Zackie Achmat and is featured in Greyson’s upcoming movie Jericho/Baghdad (2013). This current member of the COC Chorus has played Jim in Porgy and Bess (Bregenz Festspiele), Othello in Third Taboo (Out of the Box Prod.) Don José in Carmen (Summer Opera Lyric Theatre) to name a few roles and will be performing from a piece he wrote called “Songs of Freedom”.
Named “Best New Discovery” by Now Magazine and nominated as “Best Female Stand Up” in Canada by the Canadian Comedy Awards. Shelley Marshall is a kaleidoscope of comedic talent – from her World Stand Up tour that took her from South Africa, Spain, Amsterdam, the US and throughout England – to her being the Producer and star of the hit touring show The Full Bawdy Comedy Show – Shelley is an artist that captivates all types of audiences with her brave and bawdy style. Shelley is a graduate of Second City, has been the opening act for two North American tours of Puppetry of the Penis and is thrilled to be bringing to life her one-woman show “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette” this summer. You can also catch Shelley on The Ron James Show and the OWN Network in recent television roles.
Patricia Wilson and Drew Rowsome perform acoustically on THIS ONE NIGHT!! Crackpuppy fuses thunderous guitar riffs with soaring melodies to craft a loud, lewd metal-edged roar. “Everything we are and nothing we should be” is the motto of this band who will kick your motherf**kin’ ass and make you like it. Playing live is Crackpuppy’s forte, they love to drive to the edge and dive right over. Nothing is held back. Their first CD, Vintage Porn, captures their raw energy and gutsy bloodlust for the stage; their second, Jesus Mafia, refines their sound while emphasizing the raucous edge. Even though well-trained these puppys still claim their territory.
WHAT A NIGHT IT WILL BE!!!
Sharron and Wendy will be accompanied by Chris Tsujiuchi
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!!!
or CALL 416.975.8555
Tickets are $10.00 in advance and there is a sliding scale at the door…$5, $10 and $15.
It is an amazing night of entertainment and the ENTIRE DOOR is split between the four acts…so pay what you feel!! AND BE GENEROUS!!!
Available at the Pubaret or online at http://
Dinner available before, during, and after the show.
Dinner patrons get priority seating.
E-mail Heather@pubaret.com or call 647.347.6567 for rezzos.