Hell of a Girl – Jeff Gladstone

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Jeff Gladstone is a pretty amazing performer and artist. He’s a fantastic improvisor, a terrific actor, a musician and he’s known for being a bit of a flirt. I’m going to his CD release this Saturday and you should too. It’s going to be the most theatrical CD release you’ve ever been to. Here’s info for ya:

HELL OF A GIRL: The Release

Saturday, April 19th
The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver MAP
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 8:30pm

Tickets: RioTheatreTickets.ca
In Advance: $17 (includes CD), $12 (ticket only)
At The Door: $20 (includes CD), $15 (ticket only)

Vancouver actor and musician Jeff Gladstone will collaborate with over 30 local musicians, including The Bad Ideas and the Kingsgate Chorus, to bring his debut album ‘Hell Of A Girl’ to life on April 19th at the Rio Theatre.

Described as part Cowboy Opera, part Film Noir, and part Moulin Rouge the production, inspired by the myth of Orpheus & Eurydice, is guaranteed to be the most unique CD release performance of 2014.

“They’re like shaky junkie tunes, like you might leap off the stage and attack us.”
- Al Willows, actor & drummer

The show will feature Todd Biffard on drums (Maria In The Shower), Steve Charles on guitar (Viper Central, Chelsea Hotel), Bonnie Northgraves (Jen Hodge All Stars) and special guests Bruce Horak (Assassinating Thomson), Onalea Gilbertson (One Yellow Rabbit), Kelly Haigh and The Murderbirds, and The Kingsgate Chorus.

‘Hell Of A Girl’, funded in part by a Kickstarter campaign, was written by Jeff Gladstone and produced by Terra Hazelton (Jeff Healey’s Jazz Wizards, FUBAR II). It features some of the most talented musicians in Toronto’s jazz scene including Drew Jurecka, Sophia Perlman, Richard Whiteman, Nathan Hiltz, Sly Juhas, Rachel Pomedli, Tim Hamel, Jay Danley and James Thomson.

Prior to embarking on his musical career Jeff Gladstone was nominated for Jessie Richardson awards for writing and acting and for a Canadian Comedy Award.

more at www.jeffgladstone.ca

Say Wha?! Show Tonight AND Announcement

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Tonight is another edition of Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing and it’s likely to be the second last Say Wha?! show for a while.

What’s that about? Well, I’ve been thinking about life and all the things I do and as much as I adore doing this show running a monthly show and all the other things I do is taking up a lot of creative space and personal time. I’m opening up my life for new opportunities and May 2014′s Say Wha?! show will be the last scheduled Say Wha?! event for at least a few months. I’m planning on taking a Vancouver sabbatical, I’ll share more about in a few days.

More importantly I’ve got a FANTASTIC line-up for tonight’s show:

Actor, improvisor, writer, director and Renaissance Woman Sarah Szloboda is back from her time in LA and I’m thrilled to have her back on the show.

Comedians Dylan Rhymer and Warren Bates are back on the show from their time creating laughs in East Vancouver.

Writer, publicist, and one of the funniest people I know, Cynara Geissler is making her debut.

If you haven’t heard by now Say Wha?! is a comedy show where funny people read from the worst books they can find.

See which of your friends is coming on Facebook

DETAILS

Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street MAP

8-10pm

$5-10 (sliding scale, suggested $10, minimum of $5 if you’re poor)

Can’t make it to this show? Put Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in your calendar now. I hope you can come to that.

It’ll be the show’s 4 year celebration and the last show for a few months.

 

 

 

Say Wha?! The Podcast Episode 26

Say Wha Podcast A new episode is up! This one features a reading I did at the most recent live show.

Fun fact: Did you know that Say Wha?! The Podcast is one year old? It is! Thanks to the thousands of people from all over the world who have downloaded it. It’s cray-cray and awesome that you’ve heard it.

If you like it be sure to like this blog post, tweet a link to it, or share it on Facebook.

Listen to the podcast on iTunesRSS feed, or just stream it HERE:

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Improv

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This is a photo taken by Margret Nyfors of the cast of Rookie Night at Vancouver Theatre Sports a few weeks ago. Can you spot me? Yup, I’m the one in blue in a weird pose. I was dancing. I’m always dancing.

I’m performing in this Sunday’s show – April 13, 7:30pm, $8.

I can’t guarantee I’ll be funny, but I can guarantee I’ll be the best dancer on stage. If you can’t spot me by my smooth moves I’m likely to be the only person wearing any colour besides black or grey.

Show Next Wednesday


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What are you doing next Wednesday? You should attend this event. Why? It might be one of the last ones in Vancouver for a while. Seriously. Details soon to come. 

What is Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing?

Have you ever read a poorly written novel and thought to yourself, who publishes this crap? Or come across a hilariously out of date self-help book in a thrift store? Perhaps you flipped through any celebrity autobiography and guffawed at her/his life story. Well, that’s what Say Wha?! is all about.

Funny people reading from terrible books.

Hosted by moi, Sara Bynoe

Featuring:
Dylan Rhymer
Warren Bates
Sarah Sz.
Cynara Geissler

Wednesday, April 16
8-10pm
Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street
$5-10 cash only (sliding scale)

Facebook Event

I like it when the definition of ‘theatre’ gets stretched. That’s what Sara Bynoe’s doing. … I gut laughed the whole evening. So did the rest of the audience. It was a full house. It always is. – TJ Dawe, The Charlebois Post

The Say Wha?! series offers an important and perfectly Canadian contribution to the (Vancouver literary) scene: ‘Quit taking yourselves so seriously.’- Sean Cranbury, Granville Mag

Now in podcast form: LISTEN

 

 

Comedy Gems presents Teen Angst Night

Teen Angst Night

This is a Comedy Gems special presentation

Tuesday, April 29
The Emerald – 555 Gore
Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8:30pm
Tickets: $8 plus service fee, Note: There is very limited seating at this venue purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. BUY NOW


TEEN ANGST NIGHT is a comedic reading series where people read from their embarrassing old teenage journals, poems, songs, essays and more.

You can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc) so long as it follows these rules:

1- The work must be your own.
2- You must have written it between the ages of 10-19.
3- It’s best if the work is at least 4 years old.
4- If you cringe while reading it- it’s worth sharing. The more embarrassing the better!

Readers include:

Emmett Hall
Brent Constantine
Julianne Hoyak
Janice Low
Kristal Yee

Hosted by Sara Bynoe

More info HERE  Facebook Event

Verses Festival – Shut The Front Door!

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I’m thrilled to be recognized by the Verses Festival and invited to share something amusing and writerly at this humour event Shut The Front Door – happening this Sunday, April 6.

Here’s all the info from the Verses Festival:

Both spoken word poets and comedians confront audiences with nothing but a microphone and their words. But their art forms are seen as worlds apart. What’s up with that? This talented group of funny poets and writerly comedians will blur the line between stand up and spoken word.

Doors at noon. Show starts 1pm.

Hosted by Brendan McLeod.

Featuring a whole bunch of awesome, namely:

Graham Clark
Cheryl Maddalena
Sara Bynoe
Fernando Raguero
& Al Mader aka “The Minimalist Jug Band”

DETAILS

Sunday, April 6

1pm show time

Asterino’s - 1739 Venables Street, VancouverBritish Columbia V5L 5C9  + Google Map

This show is All Ages. Box office and Will Call will open with doors at noon. Box office is CASH ONLY. There is an ATM located directly across the street. Advance tickets (see below) can be bought with PayPal or credit card. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

This is NOT an April Fool’s day prank. I’m really performing at this great festival with these talented people. 

Say Wha?! The Musical TONIGHT!

Say Wha The Musical

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing is a monthly comedy show where funny people read from terrible books.

We know there’s more Say Wha?! out there in the world besides literature. You’ll be pleased to know that there are a lot of terrible musical theatre songs out there in the world and we’re going to share them.

We’re diving deep into the musical theatre cannon and pulling out the worst, most offensive, and down-right terrible songs we can find and we will bring then to life – and then beat them with a stick.

We’ve done this twice before and we’re back by popular demand!

Say Wha?! The Musical Edition is co-hosted and co-produced by Sara Bynoe and Mike Mackenzie.

The Backstage Lounge – Granville Island
Show: 8-10pm
Tickets: at the door $10

FEATURING: William Hopkins, Molly Amanda Wilson, Katie Purych, Kat Palmer, Nick Rose, David C. Jones

Musical Direction by Peter Abando

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Here’s a song we covered at the first Say Wha?! The Musical. Did you know they made Stephen King’s Carrie in to a musical? Yup. Here’s a very jazz handsy song about killing a pig from Carrie: The Musical sung by people I don’t know.

I do not know these people at all. I just found this clip on YouTube and it’s pretty great.

 

Say Wha?! The Musical Edition – Monday!

I keep running into people that are excited about this. Just thought you should know. Don’t miss it!

Monday, March 31

Say Wha The Musical

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing is a monthly comedy show where funny people read from terrible books.

We know there’s more Say Wha?! out there in the world besides literature. You’ll be pleased to know that there are a lot of terrible musical theatre songs out there in the world and we’re going to share them.

We’re diving deep into the musical theatre cannon and pulling out the worst, most offensive, and down-right terrible songs we can find and we will bring then to life – and then beat them with a stick.

Say Wha?! The Musical Edition is co-hosted and co-produced by Sara Bynoe and Mike Mackenzie.

FEATURING: William Hopkins, Molly Amanda Wilson, Katie Purych, Kat Palmer, Nick Rose, David C. Jones

Musical Direction by Peter Abando

Monday, March 31
Backstage Lounge – 1585 Johnson Street on Granville Island
8-10pm
Tickets: at the door $10
Facebook Event