In 1984, many years before she starred in movies like Mean Girls and toured her hit cabaret shows around the world, Sharron Matthews went with her best friend to the Odeon Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to see the movie, Purple Rain…and the first time Prince Rogers Nelson walked onto the screen, she knew it was true love.
4 Ever Love, People.
Using the brilliant and diverse music of the artist known as Prince, and the music of some of the artists that inspired him, (Joni Mitchell, Shelia E, Jimi Hendrix) Sharron Matthews, Canada’s acclaimed, leading cabaret artist, weaves the tale of a girl who grew up without money or means BUT who, against all odds, was still filled with dreams; wishes and hopes inspired by one of the tiniest, sexiest, smartest, most elusive, musical artists of our age. Since that fateful day in 1984, whether she was in highschool or performing on the stages of the world, Sharron has never stopped dreaming of the moment when she would finally be face to face with Prince.
AND PEOPLE, Sharron wants you to know that you do NOT have to love Prince to love this show. Sharron has worked with some of the most talented and innovative musicians around to reimagine and rearrange the songs of Prince with banjo, bass, piano, and guitar. BUT if you do happen to love Prince, she promises, you will not be disappointed. Prince and Me features everything that you want and love in a Sharron Matthews show…singular storytelling, laughter, joy, intimacy, mash ups, songologues and an, most importantly, an experience you will not soon forget.
Prince and Me debuted at Soulpepper’s Global Cabaret Festival in Toronto in October of 2014 to SOLD OUT houses.
“From roaring belly laughs to the most delicate and emotionally tender moments Matthews proves she is a 5 star cabaret Queen: a great Canadian export that you would be a fool not to see.” – The Skinny, UK
“A chanteuse as riveting and brilliant as Matthews proved on this night that she should wholeheartedly be welcomed to New York and elsewhere with unabashedly open arms.” – NiteLifeExchange, New York City
“Why Sharron Matthews isn’t a great big star I don’t know.” – The Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton, ON