December 11th and 12th @ Shadbolt Centre for the Arts at 8:00pm!
Sharron's Canadian Superstar Variety ROADSHOW features STARS from the worlds of Comedy, Cabaret, Opera, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Jazz, and Concert Performance!
Appearing on screens big and small, from recording studios to the stage, this bonanza of WORLD CLASS entertainers have either starred on and/or written, performed, and produced for every major Canadian TV network, and every important theatre festival in Canada.
Sharron's Canadian Superstar Variety ROADSHOW has something for every audience member, young, old and in between!
Sharron's Canadian Superstar Variety ROADSHOW will make you laugh, will make you swoon, will amaze you, and will leave you spent...Feeling like you have wrung every cent out of your entertainment dollar!
Sharron's Canadian Superstar Variety ROADSHOW is simply a night you will never forget!
During Sharron’s 25 year career in musical theatre she has gone from performing in the original company of Harold Prince’s award winning revival of Showboat to portraying Madame Thenardier in a North American tour of Les Miserables with Colm Wilkinson as Valjean and Sutton Foster as Eponine. Sharron has toured her acclaimed comedy cabarets from New York City to Scotland, London to South Africa, all to rave reviews. She was named “Woman of the Year” by the New Current UK, in anticipation of her third Edinburgh Fringe show, “GOLD”. In 2013, Sharron accepted the position of the first Cabaret-Artist-in-Residence at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto. For two seasons she starred on Global TV’s hit show, Canada Sings. On the big screen, Sharron played ‘Joan the Secretary’ in Tina Fey’s iconic Mean Girls and was featured in the movies Cinderella Man and Hairspray: The Movie. In the 2014-15 season, Sharron will premiere two new cabarets, one at Soulpepper’s Global Cabaret Festival and the other at the groundbreaking Rhubarb Festival. In the spring she will embark on a tour of Alberta and the East Coast on a double bill with Canadian icon, Mary Walsh.
Steve has written or arranged over 25 productions for the stage. He has collaborated with award winning playwright Norm Foster writing the musicals ‘Jasper Station’, ‘Race Day’, ‘Sitting Pretty’ and ‘One Moment’. Other writing projects include, ‘Monsieur d’Eon Is A Woman’, ‘The BBQ King’ ‘Ice Time’ and ‘Stabbat Martha’ with Mark Brownell and ‘Rum Runners’ with Derek Ritschel.
Steve has also provided Musical direction for over 100 productions throughout the United States and Canada, including Theatre Aquarius, The Elgin Theatre, Lighthouse Festival, Drayton Festival Theatres, Vancouver Playhouse, Charlottetown Festival, Showboat Festival, Sunshine Festival, Muskoka Festival, Stage West, Theatre Brockville, Canada’s Wonderland, and Theatre Sheridan.
Steve has toured Canada extensively with Sharron Matthews as an accompanist and musical director, as well as being one of her chief musical arrangers since 2007.
Thom Allison Cabaret/Concert Artist
Thom Allison is a Canadian treasure, having performed in theatres large and small all across Canada. From his critically acclaimed performance as Coalhouse Walker in Ragtime at the Shaw Festival to his many appearances in the Stratford stage in Into the Woods, Three Penny Opera and The King and I, as well as his renowned turn as the MC in Cabaret and Theatre Calgary, Thom is one of the most talented and versatile musical theatre artists in this country. Well known for his turn as one of the three judges on CBC's "Over The Rainbow", Thom recently was honoured to be a part of the original musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which took him to Broadway. Thom is a go to concert artist all across North America.
Micah was a part of the accapela vocal group, The Nylons. After the Nylons, Micah launched a very successful solo career touring the U.S.which led to his #1 international club hit "Welcome To My Head" and coverage in Rolling Stone Magazine as "an Indie artist to watch".
Micah's upcoming collection "New York Stories",(due fall 2014), pays homage to the rich musical history of the Big Apple. On this recording The Micah Barnes Trio is joined by special guest Michael Shand on keys and features a duet with the legendary Jackie Richardson. The results are an assured collection of deeply personal and sophisticated songs that remind us that, like Micah's musical heroes Tony Bennett, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Ray Charles, the deepest of musical traditions are always contemporary.
Crawford appeared in eight seasons of This Hour Has 22 Minutes to much critical acclaim. He won several Gemini Awards over the years for his work on the show, as well as a Writers Guild of Canada Award. Crawford also co-wrote and starred in the award-winning series The Gavin Crawford Show, which aired on the Comedy Network from 2000 to 2003. In 2008 he hosted CBC’s reality show How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? Crawford won a 2011 DORA Award for his work on stage in The Situationists and a Gemini Award for a guest star role on The Murdoch Mysteries. He also won the 2012 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Performance by a Male in Film for his role in French Immersion. The pilot for Gavin Crawford’s Wild West, co-created, co-written by, and starring Crawford, aired in July 2013 on CBC.
Gavin has performed at numerous showcases and festivals, including: the Vancouver International Comedy Festival; the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival; and the Edmonton Comedy Festival. Crawford has produced three one-man shows, Standing/Mis, You Shouldn’t Be Watching This, and Menage.
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Sharron's Canadian Superstar Variety Roadshow in Richmond Hill, Ontario!