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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sharron's ONLY Toronto Superstar dates...and HOW much did you raise???


So, here we are people! Week 18 of World Domination and things are shaping up!!! Derrick and I are about NY promo and flights, and accommodations and listening to Scottish people over skype and NOT QUITE being able to understand them. RIGHT!!! But here is the awesome and amazing news...all of you who came out to the fund raiser...who bought a ticket, who purchased a raffle ticket, who bought a package, a tshirt or a song....THANK YOU...you helped us raise....are you ready? $10,000.00. I am serious as a heart attack. I just about passed out. I thank you....I thank you. So, I am just over $16,000.00 in funds...my goal WAS $30,000.00....but now I am all dreamy and motivated...I want to add a couple of London (England..not Ontario...though it is lovely) dates on after Edinburgh...we are over there anyhow, right? So, now my goal is $40,000.00. Yup, you heard it...I am all MAGICALLY THINKING!!! Why not! SO....here is the thing...I have been trying to give you a "SHARRON MATTHEWS OFFICIAL PROMOTIONAL BREAK" but I gotta tell you a little secret... it isn't a well kept secret but now I have to announce it here... Next weekend, On Saturday May 8th and Sunday May 9th I will be previewing my "World Domination Tour" show at Buddies. These are the ONLY TORONTO DATES! I want to do my show for the people who have been SO SUPPORTIVE in my journey thus far (that sounds lordy...you know what I mean!) It will be a one act, 60 minute show...at the fabu price of $20.00 with $15.00 arts and student tickets. You can get your Sharron's Army Tshirt for $20.00. And there will be a raffle....YES!!! More awesome prizes!!! Tshirts, CD's, Theatre Subscriptions....LAST SONGS!!! So, call 416 975 8555 (Tuesday to Saturday between noon and 5:00pm) or go to www.totix.ca for tickets. I would love to celebrate this tour with you!!! Maybe you can tell me what songs you want to hear....it is the best of the best.... Hey ALL of my NY friends... it is never too early to get your tickets for NY...my New York cabaret debut at Joe's Pub on June 5th and 6th.....here is a link to my Joe's Pub Page!!! http://www.joespub.com/component/option,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,40/id,5106 I have attached a pdf of the official tour postcard to pass around!!! I am going to NY for the entire first week of June to promote myself....it is getting very EXCITING!!! Thank you for reading and for supporting!!! I hope to see you in Toronto next weekend...or NY in June....maybe Scotland in August....oh the DOMINATION !!!! Love
Shar

Monday, April 19, 2010

Oh my sweet lord...I am tired...but proud and humbled...and a bunch of other stuff....


I would like to start this note, blog...wherever the fuck this ends up...with a quote put up by Nora and David on their status. Favourite quote of the week so far..."When Canadians are awarded things, they look behind them to see if it was meant for somebody else." Margaret Atwood on receiving her Order of Canada D. Loves it...so true... I felt like was looking over my shoulder ALL WEEKEND! With a mix of liquid bowels....come on, let us be truthful people...allergies, nervous " I can't string two words together" brain, Attention Deficit Disorder (I could NOT concentrate on ONE thing for longer than...what part of the Silent Auction is that a part of?....SEE!) and just plain terror that I could not pull this off.
Though I do enjoy a good challenge....this was just ridiculous. But not impossible...nothing is impossible.
There was a lot to focus on...but I had the great fortune and luck of asking a number of people for their assistance. Just so we get this straight...the Project Manager of this little shin dig...of which I was the Donald Trump (POWER and a hairpiece to prove it!) of...was none other than the long suffering, but much loved, George Masswohl. (His gorgeous hair salt and pepper hair began to turn silver THE MOMENT he said "I do!")
He made sure I was where I was supposed to be, made sure that if you were paying with Visa or MC that you were whisked out of the room with the greatest of ease...and when I ran long, was probably the ONLY person who could tell me that I needed to cut a song without suffering some sort of head injury.
I mean, let's keep being honest.
Also, I would like to say here...and I hope he doesn't hate me for this...that he was wide awake on Friday morning...way before me...and when I opened my eyes he looked at me and said "I am so excited!"
I love him.
Then there were team managers (and don't forget a co-producer) Derrick Chua....Sara Farb....Michael Hughes...Shelley Quinn... And we had the all important runners, hander outers, helpers. "Sharron you look like a crazy person maybe I can do something for you"ers and idea people...Kelly Holiff, Evan Smith, Gabi Epstein, Constance Marlatt, Susan Bourcier and Alex Saslove.
The outpouring of kindness from theatre companies, recording artists, producers, restaurants and independent artists and artisans was not to be believed.
I mean, I am an independent artist who decided to do a silent auction 3 weeks ago based on maybe getting some Soulpepper tickets to raffle off...I got scoffed at, let me tell you...but I had the luck of the above mentioned people...especially George, Sara, Michael and Kelly...and they rocked it...there isn't a final total but we made upwards of $3000.00 alone on the Silent Auction!
And the raffle was Kelly and Michael's idea... and we made just under $800.00 on that!!

OKAY!!!

We have Sharron's Army TSHIRTS that will be available at EVERY gig until they are gone!!! And they are now priced to move at $20.00!!!
We have not even counted the LAST SONG people!!

April 16th
Peter Phoa, for $200.00, picked "True Colours"....I effed up a couple of lines...not too bad but I offered him $5 back just to keep it square...he said no...thank god. (I need that $5 for coffee in NY!)
When I was told I could do the official Chris Skinner "One More Song", even though I had run over something awful...fuck I can talk...Patricia Wilson, the bar manager, said I could only do it if someone paid me $100.00...and CLINTON WALKER picked up the slack...and we even ALMOST frenched in front of EVERYONE!!!
He asked for "Hotel California!....HOT!!! And I sang "Brandy" for the ever remembered Chris Skinner...that one was on me...of course.
April 17th
I decided to NOT let this one go for less that $500.00...and there was a quiet man named GAry, who was there with his man Kevin, who, incidentally I had given some Tangy Cherry Lube to earlier in the night (long story) who had his hand half in the air...and then Shelley Quinn hit him so it went higher...gotta love Shelley!!...and he asked for Bohemian Rhapsody!!! AWESOME!! Patricia said I could do one more if...you guess it...someone bid $100.00....a lovely lady in the balcony named Natalie Heron said "I'LL DO IT!!!"...so she got a little Last Dance...perfect...just perfect....
What an outpouring...and the guests were fab...Iain Robert Stewart, Matthew Villmare, Colin Noel-Baldwin, Jordan Till ( who was my percussionist extraordinaire all two nights) Jocelyn Regina, Mike Cox and Joel Gomez....they are my Sheridan Students and I COULD not have been prouder!!

Anyhow...the clothes were awesome of course www.fashioncrimes.ca and the audiences were amazing...and the love and support...well, as I said....I just kept looking over my shoulder!
I am on my way!!
But I still have a ways to go...but I will make it!!!!

I know that I have just promoted the SHIT out of the fund raiser...and I will leave you be for couple days...but I gotta tell you that the only Toronto dates for the actual World Domination Tour are Saturday May 8th and Sunday May 9th...it is a short show...60-70 minutes with no intermission and it will be the show that I am doing in NY.
I want to try it out in front of my hometown supporters and peeps first! Tickets are $20.00 with a $15.00 Student and Arts Worker Ticket. Call 416 975 8555 between noon and 5:00pm or go to www.totix.ca
I hope that you can come...as always, spread the word! Become a part of "Sharron's Army"... I would love to have you...help me take over the world one person at a time.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

THE FUND RAISER!!! Silent Auction!! Awesome. And The Fab Magazine Article!

So!
It is only one day away people!!!
Can you fricken take it??!!!
I know that some of you will just be happy to not see my self promotion....I understand...but till then..here is the list of my fabu Silent Auction Articles...I cannot believe how much people have given... I feel very honoured!!! Plan what you want in advance!
So, here is the list!!!

Lot 1“Sharron’s Official Tour Companion”Package

2 tickets to “Sharron Matthews Superstar” in TORONTO Buddies in Bad Times May 8th or 9th 2010
* 2 tickets to “Sharron Matthews Superstar” in NEW YORK Joe’s Pub June 5th or 6th 2010
* 2 ticket to “Sharron Matthews Superstar” in EDINBURGH theSpace@Surgeon’s Hall
1 Picture with Sharron that will be featured on her Website declaring you her OFFICIAL TOUR COMPANION! for 2010
* 1 “Sharron’s Official Tour Companion” TShirt
Est Value: $200.00


Lot 2 “Rock of Ages” Package

2 Tickets to “Rock of Ages” at the Royal Alex June 1st 2010
1 Official CD Soundtrack of the Original Company of “Rock Of Ages”
1 poster for the Canadian production of “Rock of Ages”
EST VALUE: $250.00


Lot 3 “Toronto Theatre Lovers” Package

2 Tickets to the July 12th, 2010 Performance of “Jitters” at Soulpepper at the Young Centre
2 Weekday 3 Night Season Subscriptions to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
2 tickets to the October 30th, 2010 Opera Atelier production of Handel’s “Acis and Galatea”
2 Tours of the Winter Garden Elgin Theatres
Est. Value: $450.00


Lot 4 “Sharron Did a Kid’s Show?!” Package
(And she loved the Kid's show by the by!)
Family Four Pack (4 tickets) to any show in the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre For Young People 2010/11 Season
1 Framed Photo of Sharron in her Dora nominated performance of The Wicked Witch in Lorraine Kimsa Theatre For Young People production of “The Wizard of Oz”
1 Photocopy of Sharron’s Dora nomination to prove it!
Est. Value: $80.00


Lot 5 “Bruce Dow’s Package” Package

2 Tickets to “Two Gentlemen of Verona” at the Stratford Festival in which Bruce Dow stars
2 Signed copies of Bruce Dow’s CDs “Lucky to Be Me” and “Keepin’ Out Of Mischief”
1 Backstage tour after “Two Gentlemen of Verona” conducted by Bruce Dow HimSELF!!!
Est. Value: $200.00


Lot 6 “Come See and Drink with Sharron in Edinburgh” Package

*2 tickets to “Sharron Matthews Superstar” at theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall in Edinburgh between August 16th and 28th 2010
*2 Drinks (total!) after the show with Sharron!!!
*2 Edinburgh 2 Day Passes (Bus Passes, Airport transport passes, Free entrance to most attractions in Edinburgh
*2 “Sharron’s Army” TShirts
Est Value: $310.00


Lot 7 “Come See and Drink with Sharron at Joe’s Pub in NY” Package

* 2 tickets to “Sharron Matthews Superstar” at Joe’s Pub June 5th or 6th 2010
* 2 Drinks (total!) after the show with Sharron!!!
2 “Sharron’s Army” TShirts
Est Value: $200.00


Lot 8 “Bird on Head on Field of Red” Painting by Toronto’s PattyZee
Est Value : $300.00


Lot 9 “Cat on Head with Butterflies” Painting by Toronto’s PattyZee
Est Value : $300.00


Lot 10 “Toronto Cabaret Lover’s Cd Package”

* 6 CDs, one by each of these fabulous artists George Masswohl, Patricia Zentilli and Patti Loach, Jean Stilwell and Patti Loach, Gabi Epstein, Michael Hughes and Thom Allison

NOTE: There are two of these packages. One for each night
Est Value : $120.00


Lot 11 “Be Your Own Superstar” Package

$150.00 Worth of mineral make up from Daniel Thompson Beauty ( Sharron’s Fave Make UP!)
Jewelry from Just For You by Alex (Sharron’s Fave Jewelry Designer)
1 Styling session and a $25.00 Gift Certificate from Sharron’s Fave Clothing Designer and clothing sponsor “Pam Chorley’s Fashion Crimes”


Lot 12 “ I Wish Sharron Had Sung...” The Last Song of the Night Package

Purchasing this package entitles you to choose the LAST SONG of the night TONIGHT!!!

From this list:
Bohemian Rhapsody * Hotel California * Don’t Stop Believin’
Creep * Material Girl/Diamonds Are Forever * Hanging By A Thread * How Deep is Your Love * I’ve Never Been to Me
Last Dance* Slave 4 U * True Colours * Brandy

AND IF YOUR BID is over $2000.00 you will recieve an appearance by Sharron at the event of your choice! (Anywhere within 75 Kilometres of Toronto)


So...there will be TShirts...and surprises and god knows what else!
But I suggest you buy your tickets NOW people!!! I don't want anyone who wants to be there to be turned away! Call 416 975 8555 or go to www.totix.ca

Here is link to this weeks FAB Magazine....download the PDF of this week's magazine....there is an awesome article!!!
http://www.fabmagazine.com/

Can't wait people!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Curtains Down, Vampires, Milkshakes and Derrick Chua.


So, I was in the bathtub last night after a long day of DOMINATING!!! and I got a text, yes, I put my blackberry near the tub, and it was from the young Sara Farb....it said "Come to Curtain's Down". I love me some Jennifer Burke...this gal has worked it...she must have been hosting her creation "Curtain's Down" for two years now...this month!!! I think I am right..Jenni? Anyhow, I have been going for the last three weeks to sing and hand out my cards for the big Fund Raiser this weekend (April 16th and 17th Call 416 975 8555 for tickets or go online to www.totix.ca...they are really going fast and I am not just saying that) like a media whore...I don't give an eff, a gal has got to sell herself...but last night I was super tired...and naked in the bath at 10:00pm...but George yelled over from the couch, whilst he was playing his beloved "GOD OF WAR' on his PBox490...I have no fricken idea what it is called...he yelled over "Didn't you promise Jenni you would come tonight...I put aside my vampire romance novel...yes, suck it people...it is the one of the only thing that relaxes me during the World Dom...HEY, SUCK IT...vampire...whatever...
.I put aside my Vampire novel and get out of the bath and there George and I are 30 minutes later.....getting out of a cab outside of Curtain's Down.
It is now at the swanky Pantages Bar in the Pantages Hotel...and if you haven't gone...you HAVE to go!! What a great night Jenni arranges and performs...and there is a young hip crowd there...and celebrities galore...a gal from the new 90210 was there last night...I didn't really care because I still remember Brenda and Dillon...I don't go for the TV remakes... THEY NEVER WORK...and Mindy Cohn, Natalie from the Facts of Life was there...Canadian celebs Charlotte Moore, George Masswohl (heehee, it is true!) Nora Sheehan and David Rosser, the cast of the Jersey Boys fresh from singing O Canada at the opening Blue Jay's game showed up, Mark Cassius and an amazing singer named Farah from Vegas sang....amazing young performers Sara Farb, Michael Hughes, kelly Holiff and Gabi Epstein sang...what a night!!! It was fabulous!
It was fresh, hip and camp all at the same time!
I sang the Bohemian Rhapsody to promote my show...Mindy Cohn told me a bit about the Edinburgh Festival, where she has produced 2 shows...then Derrick poked me to hand out more cards...slave driver...and then, like 22 year olds George, who was so handsome in his white jacket and I joined the kids at Fran's for milkshakes and french fries...just like after the opening night of your high school musical...except all of the people at this table were busy texting each other...we were right beside EACH OTHER!
But one of my happiest moments was when Derrick Chua's drink came...everyone ordered milkshakes and Derrick ordered the confection you see above...it made me love him a bit more.
This World Domination gal needed that...back to the grind!
Getting together the SUPERIOR silent auction, picking up TSHIRTS...doing interviews, rehearsing!
Oh, what a whirlwind!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

World Domination is a 24 hour a day business.


It is Saturday Afternoon.
I am in bed with the dogs.
No, not the reason you think...I am not lazing...no...if we bring the dogs up on the bed they are so filled with rapture that they will sleep another 4 hours before asking to go outside.
So, it is a tad selfish.
And I am sick of myself today.
Don't get me wrong...I think I am a decent human...I enjoy my hair...there are other things that I can list as traits that I like...for which an I thankful...but today...as I swing into the final push before my big "Sharron Matthews Superstar:World Domination Tour 2010 Fund Raiser Kick Off" officially the longest title in the history of all cabaret (I still LOVES IT!) I am a bit sick of myself.
I am going to share something with all of my faithful readers that you might already know if you are faithful enough to follow along....World Domination is a time COMSUMING PROJECT!!!
Sorry to yell at you there...I just got carried away.
Here is yesterday...and believe me...I am as sick to hear about it as you might be. But if not...it gets kinda funny so hold on.
I ran around getting hard tickets for the fund raiser for one of my faithful supporters who is selling them from her office...like crack....and she is selling the SHIT OUTTA them. Thank you, Trixie.
While I was at Buddies getting tickets...how does one get tickets there, you might ask....sigh...(416 975 8555 Box office open at noon till 5:00pm) I took a donation from the lovely John McKellar to Buddies to be processed...yes, even before this fund raiser I have ....raised funds!!!
Then I put in my hair piece, yup I said it...and John "Honey" Hughes picked me up and, though we were gonna leave at 4:00pm...George told us to leave earlier....just in case...we left TO at 3:00pm arriving in Stouffville at ....3:30pm...for my 8:00pm show.
We were a bit early.
What to do...we went to Swiss Chalet...for 3 hours...
I did a second show of my "Sharron's Big Broadway Show" in the FABULOUS Lebovic Centre in Stouffville...what a gorgeous space people...and Kathy and Becky came up from Toronto after seeing the pic of John and I at the Swiss Chalet (suck it people, social networks work!!)it was so lovely to see them in the front row. It was a wonderful show! I loved the audience and we all had a great time...and I am a media whore so I came out after and handed out postcards for my fund raiser...see, sick of myself!!!
We got into the car came back to TO in record time and I went to see the beautiful and talented Pattyzee off...she is moving to Edmonton...sigh...and promised one friend, who shall remain nameless, that they would get their awesome set up date in the next two weeks.
ON IT!!!
Then ...yes, it is 11:30pm...I went to Buddies to hear the dear Keith Cole talk about his campaign for Mayor (LOVES IT)!!! He also had an amazing drag queen from Montreal on the show who did Edith Piaf...Sky Gilbert and I agreed that we have never seen the like before...it was something.
Keith called me up onstage and while in my coat and holding my huge purse I sang that song that those fucking Glee bastards stole from me...yes, I know Journey sang it first but WHAT EVER!! And I gave out cards for my fund raiser...sigh...and then I found myself dancing the night away with David Tomlinson, Ryan Kelly and David Lopez.
I guess I, all of a sudden, thought I was 21 years old for fuck sakes.
Fun.
But I am not 21.
I need sleep...to take over the World and all!
Then I walked to my car and drove home.
I love World Domination...but this shit is 24/7 people!!!
So, today I lay with my dogs and made an event of FB...talked about myself some more...sigh...sick...and then I get to the good part.
I am rehearsing the show today...and Steve Thomas, Wayne Gwillim and myself have worked on some AWESOME arrangements...this shit is off the hook...as the young people say.
I love the singing part...the other is not bad...but sigh...today is one of those days...just gotta be honest...
I have not done a new show since last June...and I realize I have A LOT TO SAY!!!
So, help me get over myself and come on out to this fund raiser people!!!






Monday, April 05, 2010

Ari Weinberg asks you to come to my Fund Raiser.

What a lovely young man.
I hope this works....
Checks it.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/video/video.php?v=381738811709&ref=nf

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