I am currently developing a new show for adults - "The Variety Show-Christmas Edition" -
OK, it needs a better title. "Isn't That The Dickens?"
I am considering that title because this show features a new, original elocution (poem) based on A Christmas Carol by...yes...you guessed it, Charles Dickens 1843.
This show premieres (google that premier vs premiere) at the Guelph Public Library, Main Branch at 100 Norfolk St. Wed Dec 7, 2016 at 7:00pm.
The Guelph Library performance will be me doing just the speaking bits, as I'll be joined by live musical accompaniment. Details coming soon.
Another version is being created to tour seniors residences with our first stop being Cedarcroft Place in Stratford ON Dec 10. And then Chartwell Terrace On The Square Dec 18, 2017!
In preparation for the August 2017 tour of Ottawa area senior's residences, I asked the Activity Directors to give me some feedback concerning how their residents reacted to The Variety Show Two-Puppets Up Edition.
Here are some responses:
Hello, I have had nothing but positive feedback from all of the residents who attended your show. They absolutely loved it. We would love to have you come back again!! Take care, Jessica Dube Recreation Manager The Ravines Seniors Suites Alavida Hi Jay,
I have had lots of very positive feed back from the residents of Stonehaven about your amazing program. It was a big hit and something unique to our home. I have been asked to definitely invite you backwhen you are planning your next tour of the Ottawa area.
Many thanks and I trust you will fit us in to your schedule when you plan your schedule for 2017.
Lifestyle Program Manager
Thanks Jay, Our seniors thoroughly enjoyed Jay's lively performance of Pandora's Sox We look forward to Jay's return with the adorable puppetsnext year Helen Adams Activities Manager Riverpark Place Retirement Residence We loved the show and we would like to book for next year please!! Tamara El-Farr Director of Recreation Revera – Prince of Wales 22 Barnstone Drive. Nepean, ON, K2G 2P9 ..and we'd love to welcome you back again next year if you are in the area... We haven't had a puppet show in years (or maybe ever!), so it was an entertaining, refreshing change to our recreation calendar. Many thanks for contacting us, and we'll look forward to hearing from you again next year.
"Puppets and Songs" is an all ages variety show. Since it's inception this show has undergone a number of transformations. Now with more characters! Lionel a very friendly lion. Valerie, a simple marionette who doesn't say a word, but loves to assist with puppet warm up exercises. Boo, named by audience members, this ghost is sure to please. Pandora and Prometheus, fun characters from Greek mythology, who tell silly jokes and deliver clever routines. And finally Petunia, a skunk with an interesting history and a very special tail. This is part puppet show, part puppet workshop, with a few original songs and some poetry thrown in for good measure. "Puppets and Songs" is the perfect show for festivals and fairs because it is a variety show. You can come in late and you won't have missed the story. This show has been pleasing audiences all over Ontario. Don't delay. Book today!