CORNWALL, Ontario - If you were mesmerized by spoken word artist, Shane Koyczan’s performance at the 2010 Vancouver Games, you weren’t alone. Since then his videos, most recently a TED talk on bullying that went viral, have accumulated over 10 million hits.
Shane is quite simply a phenomenal artist, you've probably seen some of his pieces and you know he has the audience moving from laughter to tears in a few words,” said Sandra Whitworth, St Lawrence Acoustic Stage, board member, where Koyczan will be bringing his special talent this weekend.
“We are very excited to be bringing Shane in. He's been on our radar for several years and things came together that we were able to do it this year, in no small part because we learned we received further funding from the Eric Baker Family Foundation.”
Opening the show will be Ottawa-based choir, Tone Cluster, a LGBTQ choir, who recently did a show on bullying and acceptance to end their season this past Spring.
“Shane's pieces are very appropriate for young people,” said Whitworth, “but at the same time he does occasionally use adult language so parents should make their choices around that accordingly.”
The show will be held, on Saturday September 14 at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance at Basket Case Morrisburg or Strung Out Guitars Cornwall or via their website www.st-lawrencestage.com/shows or $25 at the door.
Also on other stages around the region, The Upper Canada Playhouse opened the finale of its regular summer season with the “funny and touching” Cemetery Club, last Saturday. The show runs until September 29.
Seaway Valley Theatre Company is holding open auditions for its upcoming production of Les Misérables, on Sunday, September 15, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, as well as on Monday, September 16, 2013, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, at CCVS, 437 Sydney Street, in the music room.They are looking for males and females 7 years of age, and up. Anyone interested in working behind the scenes (in building sets, helping with costumes, make-up, hair, etc.) are asked to attend during the time of the auditions.
Coming soon for SVTC is The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, opening October 4, at Dream Builder Studio. Visit www.svtc.ca for further details.
Murder on the Funny Side presents a “Fare Thee Well Murder Mystery,” benefiting the Agapè Centre, on Friday, October 18, at The Army Navy Air Force Club. For Ticket info call (613)- 938-9297 or (613) 938-5020.