Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Theatre Guelph

https://guelpharts.ca/radio-theatre-a-puppeteer-tries-to-re-invent-himself
Thank you Guelph Arts Council for the platform to share the stories of Pandora's Sox and the adventures of Jay Wilson.

Here is to a prosperous 2017.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Elocutioner. A one man show featuring Jay Wilson.

Some short video samples of me at the Guelph Guild of Storytellers.
While not The Elocutioner  these videos show my 'mighty' side.









Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"Puppets and Songs" A variety show for children


"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!





Lionel. He loves hugs


Monday, May 2, 2016

The smallest theatre company in Ontario

"A Ticket To Morrow"

This is a routine written by Prometheus. He has a strange sense of humour.

Similar to "Who's On First", "A Ticket to Morrow" is pure silliness, but VERY hard to perform as it really makes no sense at all and I'm stuck with having to play both parts!


Enjoy!



Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Song list - The Variety Shows

For those of you curious about what songs are performed in The Variety Shows here you go...

Variety Show # 1
Pandora’s Sox Theme Song - Jay Wilson 2010
The Puppet Song - Jay Wilson 2012
Ain’t She Sweet - Milton Ager & Jack Yellen 1927
Hey Good Lookin’ -  Cole Porter 1942. (Hank Williams 1951)
Yes Sir That’s My Baby – Walter Donaldson & Gus Khan 1925
Lovesick Blues – “I’ve Got The Lovesick Blues” – Cliff Friend & Irving Mills 1922 (Hank Williams 1948)




Has Anybody Seen My Girl or Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue – Percy Weinrich & Jack Mahoney 1914 or Ray Henderson, Sam M. Lewis & Joseph Widow Young 1925



Variety Show # 2
Vaudeville Song – Jay Wilson 2014
There’s a Kinda Hush - Les Reed & Geoff Stevens 1966 (Popularized by Hermin’s Hermits)
Whispering – John Schoenberger & Richard Coburn 1920
Yes Sir That’s My baby – Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn 1925



A Nightengale Sang in Berkeley Square – Eric Maschwitz & Manning Sherwin 1939
Sweet Georgia Brown – Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard & Kenneth Casey 1925



Variety Show # 3
Button Up Your Overcoat – Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva & Lew Brown 1928 (Ruth Etting)
Toot Toot Tootsie - Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman & Dan Russo (From the movie The Jazz Singer 1927 Al Jolson)
Anytime – Herbert Happy Lawson 1921
When The Red Red Robin – Harry M. Woods 1926
I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover – Mort Dixon & Harry M. Woods 1927



Variety Show # 4
Red Roses For a Blue Lady – Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett 1948
Grandad’s Flannelette Nightshirt – George Formby 1940
Why Don’t Women Like Me? – George Formby 1933
Oh You Beautiful Doll – Seymore Brown, Nat D. Ayer & Irving Berlin 1911






Variety Show # 5
Mr. Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker 1968 - Tribute to Bill Robinson
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller 1929
All of Me - Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons (Ruth Etting) 1931
What A Wonderful World - Bob Thiele and George David Weiss (Louis Armstrong)1967