In Good Company: A Singular Experience
In Good Company is a new online panel talk show featuring some of your favourite Talk Is Free Theatre artists. This episode is about artists who have created and performed one-person productions. Featuring Mike Nadajewski, Beau Dixon, Allison Basha and Alyssa Wright.
To an actor, performing a one-person production is one of the greatest challenges and requires a masterful grasp of storytelling. Talk Is Free Theatre is pleased to present this panel of distinguished artists to share their unique experiences with performing solo acts.
Free – advanced registration required.
Midday Music with Shigeru
With pianist Marilyn Reesor
Full details TBA
Talk Is Free Theatre "Behind The Curtain"
We are thrilled to bring you a Triple-A line-up of special guests this week on Behind the Curtain.
Monday, June 22 at 10am, our special guest is Alyssa Wright. Alyssa is a nationally celebrated cellist and recording artist. Her one-person show Music For The Changing Voice made its world premiere as part of TIFT's 17th season. Alyssa is also a vocalist, songwriter, composer, educator, writer, activist, and advocate.
We are now booking up to 100 attendees to join us and special guests each week to talk about creation, imagination, with an opportunity to have them answer your questions. To sign up and receive login instructions for this or any of TIFT's (free) "Behind the Curtain" interviews, please contact Richard Varty, email@example.com.
Stars Come Out 2020
CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Barrie's biggest night of entertainment is back for its 18th year of unforgettable performances!
Stars Come Out is a cabaret-style evening packed with song and dance performed by the most exciting Canadian stars, unique acts from across the world, and fantastic local acts!
FEATURING: - INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCES - A LIVE AUCTION - BARRIE'S BIGGEST SILENT AUCTION
The stars of the evening will be announced in early 2020. Stay tuned! It is going to be another extraordinary line-up!
Tickets range from $29-$125* BOOK EARLY - Stars Come Out is known to SELL OUT!
For the exclusive VIP experience, contact Theatre by the Bay at 705-735-9243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org TODAY! Limited number available!
The VIP Experience includes the following perks:
- Access to the best seats in the house
- An exclusive reception before the show
- A private performance by one of the stars of the night
- Delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks
- goodie bags ...and more!
All proceeds go towards supporting Theatre by the Bay's 2020 season!
*Ticket price includes the Georgian College parking fee.
Frizzen Spring - February Blue
The Take Note! Music House in collaboration with Coachinghouse Music & Arts presents the eclectic musical stylings of Frizzen Spring on Friday, February 28 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00). Requested donation is $20, with all proceeds going directly to the artist. You may reserve your seat by emailing email@example.com or calling 705-305-1687.
for up-to-date info, please visit https://takenotepromotion.com/event/3703860/516633676/frizzen-spring-february-blue
Frizzen Spring (www.frizzen-spring.com)Led by Marilyn Reesor and Alyssa Wright, Frizzen Spring is a musical fusion collaborative, presenting eclectic and engaging music unbound by constraints of genre. Classical training, jazz sensibilities, a pinch of folk, dash of pop, sprinkles of avant-garde. An ever-changing chamber ensemble of performance artists, improvisors, multi-instrumentalists and singers who bore easily and like shiny things.
FRIZZEN - steel part which the flint scrapes to fire a flintlock rifle FRIZZEN SPRING - outside spring which controls the frizzen position, either keeping the gunpowder safely inside or creating the spark required to shoot everything forward
Will there be a spark…?
ZipBang, where will the spring send them next? This month, it’s to the world of “February Blue” – what could that mean? An evening of The Blues? Heck, no – that would require far too much consistency. Although there will definitely be some bluesy flavours in the mix, there will also be Klezmer showtunes, theatrical tangos, a waltz or two, do-you-even-know-how-many-songs-and-pieces-have-the-word-blue-in-them?!?, and maybe they’ll even play music in other colours because NOBODY PUTS FRIZZEN SPRING IN A CORNER!!!
The comedic, casual banter between these musical friends belies the intensity of their performance as a virtuosic ensemble. Marilyn Reesor is a concert pianist and organist, fiddle player and singer. Alyssa Wright a solo and ensemble cellist and singer-songwriter. They’ve also been known to play the accordion, double bass, grandfather clock, and didjeridu, not to mention furniture and other household items.
From their touching duets of Joni Mitchell’s “River” and the traditional “Carrickfergus”, through transcendent renditions of tangos by Piazzolla and serenades by Rachmaninoff, to theatrical and avant-garde arrangements of well-known classics, their performances are not easily defined, nor is their style easy to pin down – other than music they have fun playing, and pushes them outside the box, or sometimes even the warehouse in which that box is stored.
They are creativity personified, always exploring and experimenting, taking their audience with them through rabbit-holes and worm-holes and landing them gently with smiles on their faces. Promise.