Theatre Preview: View Magazine

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Hey Hamilton, pick up a copy of this week's View Magazine, featuring an excellent preview of Ginger Nation by Allison Jones. ‘ALL HAIL! THE Red, Orange, and Pale!’ On June 20th, for one night only, Hamilton–area theatre lovers have the chance to experience Shawn Hitchins’ funny, fiery call to arms, ‘Ginger Nation.’ The show comes thoroughly praised on both sides of the Atlantic, and its aim is bold and brash: “On his personal mission to repopulate the earth with redheads, [Hitchins] recounts … [Read more...]

Summer Dates: Halifax, Pan Am Games, TIFF, Hamilton…

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Hey Friends, If allergies are any indication, summer is here! Team Ginger is busy putting together a bunch of projects, including a run of Ginger Nation in Halifax and an inclusive cabaret for the LGBT identified participants of the Pan Am Games. More dates are coming in, but check out the various opportunities to catch Shawn when he's not cowering in the shade... JUNE 18 - HOSTING TIFF Members' Trivia: Pride Edition Buddies In Bad Times Toronto, ON event listing JUNE 20 - GINGER … [Read more...]

No Hibernnation This Winter. Backstage Missive.

Top L, Jingle Cats Tribute with Matt Hines; Top R, View from my hotel in Winnipeg; Bottom L, Note from my neighbour after Ginger Nation in YYZ; Bottom R, Kingston Grand Theatre.

What a winter this has been with back to back gigs running the gamut from hosting, to guest appearances, to a really successful run of Ginger Nation at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. I'm finally able to sit down and relax (drink some bourbon). Here are the highlights: It was all about the singalong. The Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music & Grease brought me to Belleville, Winnipeg, Kingston and to TIFF Bell Lightbox (where we celebrated our fourth year in a row of the Sound Of Music – I'm … [Read more...]

Guest Act Announced: Diana Love! @dianalovesit

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I'm so excited to announce that Diana Love will join me on stage at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre this January. I love... Diana Love! We met backstage in Hamilton at a night hosted and produced by Paul Hutcheson.  I was floored by Diana's lewdness peppered with wholesome reminiscences of PEI: I instantly knew we shared the same spirit animal. Since then, we've performed at several events together and I'm always grateful when our paths cross. Here's more info about Diana: Hailing from … [Read more...]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES JAN 22-24

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PDF GINGER COMEDIAN PREMIERES HIT ONE-MAN SHOW IN TORONTO: FORTHCOMING COMEDY SPECIAL AND BOOK. TORONTO, ON (November 12, 2014) “All Hail! The Red, Orange, and Pale!” From the UK to Victoria BC, audiences have lined up to join Shawn Hitchins and his Ginger Nation. Having debuted at Edinburgh to standing-room-only houses and unprecedented media coverage, the redheaded comedian returns this January to Buddies in Bad Times with his candid story of would-be … [Read more...]

Singin’ In The Dark @ TIFF (Oct 4)

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This Saturday night (October 4th) I will host a 12 hour marathon singalong at the TIFF Bell Lightbox - as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.  Singin' In the Dark is a high-octane endurance test as I lead audiences from dusk to dawn through a clip reel of soundtrack classics. This is not a curation of 'best of the musicals' but a line-up of fan favourites that includes: Beaches, Footloose, Wayne's World, Team America, Casablanca, Flashdance, American Psycho, The Big Chill and Dirty Dancing (to … [Read more...]

UNO Fest 2014

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Team Ginger was flown out to Victoria, BC for two shows as part of the 2014 UNO Fest. What an awesome experience that started with this spread in the Times Colonist (front page, above the fold... yes please)! UNO Fest is a unique festival that celebrates solo performers of all types: from actors to magicians to comedians to folk singers. Often solo performers get buried in a festival lineup, but UNO Fest is brave and spotlights a spectrum of solo acts for its patrons. This was what I'd … [Read more...]

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