Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Audition notice. Mary's Wedding by Stephen Massicotte


Mary's Wedding
Stephen Massicotte

Seeking 2 experienced performers
1Male, 1Female
Age range 17-27

Honorarium. Non-professional.
Accommodation possible.

Call: 519 820-3269

Audition dates: Jan 6,7,13, 2018

Performance dates: July 7-21, 2018

Friday, December 8, 2017

Puppets and Poetry at a Party. Perfect

The tradition of storytelling is alive and well.

From time to time Pandora's Sox is asked to provide entertainment with a twist.

So lately we've been putting together custom-made variety shows for special occasions.

With years of material to draw from, no 2 shows are the same.

This week is fun. A professional development workshop, an adult birthday party and some Christmas Variety Shows!

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas 2017

December! and we're off to Cambridge, Hamilton and Waterloo with The Christmas Variety Show!

Christmas songs, Christmas jokes AND
Isn't That The Dickens! A re-telling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Performed as a 1930's radio play with sound effects and voices, A Christmas Carol becomes a spooky, 8 minute poem, a theatre of the mind" radio play. A delightful new take on an old tradition.

PLUS a rendition of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas that will knock your socks off!

I love performing when daylight is so short. Cuddle up with some great holiday entertainment!
519 820-3269

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Yes, the puppets and I get asked from time to time to conduct storytelling/puppetry/drama workshops.

For example The Niagara Catholic District School Board's Library Technicians are in for  a real treat.

December 7 they will experience a very special version of the Variety Show - themed especially for Library Technicians!

We can expect some terrific word-play, elocutions, stories, sound effects, and theatre.

But then MORE! A workshop - everything starts with the breath - every impulse, story, action, it is all tied to the breath. Connect with the breath and voila! Pandora will share some puppet secrets, her gift of hope, and a drama exercise or two to help us all with our stories.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

The Elocutioner. A one man show featuring Jay Wilson.

Some short video samples of The Elocutioner

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Touring senior's residences.

570 performances, reaching approximately 40,255 adults and counting...

Coming up The Christmas Variety Show is making stops in Cambridge and Hamilton.

And then we return to Variety Show performances with a stop in Stratford to begin 2018

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Booking is easy. Call 519 820-3269

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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