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...]

The Ginger Spring

Hello Shawntourage! I know it's been a long time... but a lot of things have been brewing since taking Edinburgh by storm last August. Of course there was a huge adjustment period after the Festival and I binge watched a lot of Netflix, but soon it was time to get back to work. The winter was all about planning and working towards undertaking the next phase and I'm excited to share some news... The Ginger Spring! In This Update: Hitchins Signs First Television Deal. Sing-a-long-a … [Read more...]

We’re Nuts About Being Ginger – Chat Magazine

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Team Ginger does it again! … [Read more...]

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