FRIDAY APRIL 26 7:30 PM OPENING NIGHT- BOOGIE STOMP
SATURDAY APRIL 27 7:30 PM BOOGIE STOMP
SUNDAY APRIL 28 3:00 PM BOOGIE STOMP
Boogie Stomp! is an evening in the theatre with two of the greatest jazz/boogie/stride/blues pianists in the world. Together, they tell the story of boogie woogie, its origins, subsequent history and ongoing development, and how it relates to all of American music- blues, jazz, swing, stride, boogie, rhythm and blues and eventually rock and roll No matter what your musical preferences, you will find something to like in this jubilant evening of wide ranging styles.
FRIDAY MAY 3 7:30 PM SCOTT WALKER
One song was born out of a sarcastic comment to a publisher, and became a songwriter’s most popular – but least favourite. Another song arrived unexpectedly in the mail. Still another was inspired by a songwriter’s unrequited love affair with a beloved movie star. They all have one thing in common: they are part of the Great American Songbook. Scott Walker, Classical 96.3 FM broadcaster, singer, actor and writer, explains [in story and song] how the Songbook was born, what defines it, and its enduring legacy. Scott is accompanied by Mark Camilleri on the piano. Anne Wootten directs.
SUNDAY MAY 5 3:00 PM DEBORAH OVERES
“A Little Bit of Everything” is an eclectic and lighthearted journey through one singer’s musical education. A veteran performer whose resume includes the Stratford Festival, Wexford Festival Opera, the Mirvish production of “The Sound of Music” as well as the movie “Hairspray”, Deborah and her partner, pianist John Hughes, run the gamut from Hank Williams to Keane with detours through Grand Opera and the American Standards. There truly is something for everyone!
SATURDAY MAY 11 7:30 PM MARK CAMILLERI & LOUISE ST. CYR
Join Mark and Louise for an evening of music and song inspired by the concert grand piano in their livingroom. After meeting at an audition they have spent the past 14 years performing, teaching and raising a family together. When sitting down to play music, they enjoy putting their signature twist on their favourite songs. It’s a labour of love that comes from two people who enjoy making it all work together.
SUNDAY MAY 12 3:00 PM LAUREN MARGISON
An afternoon of jazz and crossover music featuring the phenomenally talented young singer Lauren Margison and pianist's pianist Diane Leah. The music of Cole Porter to Billy Joel and everything in between. Spend the afternoon listening to great music in the intimate surroundings of the Green Door at Lower Ossington Theatre. And bring your mother along!
FRIDAY MAY 17 7:30 PM NATHAN CARROLL
With his signature brand of confessional storytelling and earnest acoustic covers, Nathan Carroll brings his “Speech Impediment” cabaret to the Green Door, exploring music so damn good he wishes he came up with it himself. From Joni Mitchell and Sufjan Stevens to Drake and Taylor Swift, including a nostalgic trip back to the 90s and covers of local artists you may not yet know. With special guests Mikaela MacGillivray and Hailey Gillis.
FRIDAY MAY 24 7:30 PM ROBERT GRAHAM
ROBERT GRAHAM AND FRIENDS - A FUNDRAISNG CABARET FOR "WE ARE JOSE"
A special fundraising concert for the Salvadoran refugees Jose Figueiroa featuring pianist and songwriter Robert Graham with Jay Davis, Sarah Strange, Jill Leger, James King and Darryl Wood. Wonderful voices singing the songs they love - Broadway, pop, and original new tunes you'll love!
SATURDAY MAY 25 7:30 PM LAURA CASWELL
Laura Caswell is a successful theatre and cabaret artist who has years of experience singing and entertaining audiences. She is also extremely clumsy, goofy and has strange "luck" which has landed her in crazy situations, learning lessons she never thought she'd learn. Come along for a great night of music and stories that will leave you with a belly sore from laughter, a warmed heart and maybe even a few tears in your eyes. With a special guest performance by singer/songwriter/sister Andrea Caswell.
SUNDAY MAY 26 3:00 PM LAURIE HURST & BARB SCHEFFLER
Barb Scheffler and Laurie Hurst, two seasoned musical theatre performers
come together to share their stories of life, love and their decades-long
friendship. Pulling songs from Broadway, old and new, folk music, brand new
compositions and yes, even songs from the Muppets, they will make you laugh,
cry and even join in! Accompanied by the amazing Scott Pietrangelo. With
special guest, singer/songwriter Jill Leger.
FRIDAY MAY 31 7:30 PM RETRO RAMBLERS
When was the last time you doo-wopped in a barbershop? When was the last time you gave someone a hickey? Once again, The Retro Ramblers (please note name change) are playing The Green Door. The ensemble, made up of Bill Graham, Norm Nurmi, Steve Szmutni and Patrick Rose, bring fresh new approaches and hip harmonies to fun music; the music you used to neck to!
Be there or be square!
SATURDAY JUNE 1 7:30 PM GABI EPSTEIN
Who doesn't love a roadtrip? Join one of Toronto's leading cabaret divas as she recalls musical memories while traveling in her notorious Toyota Sienna Minivan. From her days in Montreal to living in New York to her many adventures doing summer theatre across Ontario there's always a good tune playing on Gabi's car stereo. Beatles, Hawksley, Damien Rice, Pearl Jam and many more show up on this nostalgic mix tape. You know you wanna ride shotgun.
SUNDAY JUNE 2 3:00 PM SOPHIA PERLMAN/ALEX SAMARAS
FRIDAY JUNE 7 7:30 PM THREE LITTLE MAIDS
Janet Martin, Barbara Dunn-Prosser and Debora Joy
“Everything is a source of fun” as three seasoned performers follow the path of their enduring friendship and professional careers in a potpourri of classical, musical theatre and popular songs.
SATURDAY JUNE 8 7:30 PM CINDY CHURCH
Cindy Church has long been admired, not just by fans, but by fellow musicians, as a singer of unparalleled beauty and versatility. Whether performing country, jazz or roots music, she brings clarity, subtlety and emotive precision to her interpretation of her own songs and those written by others.
Along with her solo career, Cindy continues to perform and record with Quartette (Sylvia Tyson, Caitlin Hanford and Gwen Swick) as well as Lunch at Allen's ( Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas and Marc Jordan)
Currently on tour promoting her her fourth cd, Sad Songs Make Me Happy, a beautifully spare collections of songs, Cindy, along with guitar virtuoso Steve Briggs, will perform songs from the new cd, along with many others
SUNDAY JUNE 9 3:00 PM MARY PITT & DAVID WARRACK
EINS, ZWEI. DREI, BOUM!
This cabaret is an affectionate look at life and love – in three languages – English, French and German. It’s quirky with a mix of the dramatic one minute and hysterically funny the next. It's appealing and accessible to everyone – even if they don’t speak all the languages. It includes songs such as: Wer Liebe Sucht (Stand by your Man), Je Suis Malade (Serge Lama),Talk (David Warrack), Their Things Were Out! (Hank Beebe), Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie (in German), Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen).