I’m not new to producing shows, but this was my first time producing a multi-date, multi-city production. I’m actually in shock at how smooth everything went! 3 shows in 3 cities in as many days, and not only did I survive, I came out unscathed!
Show 1: Hamilton, Ontario.
Putting this one together took the most effort in finding support. Getting a response from venues proved quite a chore, but I believe I struck gold in The Pearl Company! Not only were they incredibly accommodating, the owners and staff were absolutely lovely and helpful. The event sold out over a week before show day and the crowd was amazing! Hamilton, you are clearly hungry for this type of great entertainment and I promise you I will continue to deliver!
Show 2: London, Ontario.
This date saw the 3rd annual London Britches Falling Down at Call The Office. Each year I have seen the show grow larger. I saw a lot of people from previous years and I cannot thank you enough for your continued support.
Show 3: Stratford, Ontario
Molly Blooms never fails to host an incredible show! My love for you continues to grow! There sincerely are no words to adequately portray quite how incredible the staff and patrons are on a consistent basis. I won’t even attempt to find the words because none would do justice.
In all, this little series was a smashing success! I’ve been home for less than 6 hours and all I can think about is “When is the next one?”
The answer to that my fabulous followers is: Very soon. In fact, it is already in the works!
I never had to worry during this tour because everyone involved was ridiculously competent and helpful! I was able to just do what I had to do and trust without a doubt (and rightfully so) that the people I delegated jobs to were exceeding expectation!
My heart felt thanks goes out to my extraordinary cast and crew:
Burnin’ Ethyl who rocked the house at The Pearl Company in Hamilton
The Hi Tones who have been part of my annual London show since the very start and will continue to be my musical guests for my London Britches shows.
Ben Payne who I think may in fact be a musical deity..
My fabulous emcees: Madam Poynter and Jim Kelly, you amaze me with your awesomeness!
My stage kittens: Taylor Tatas, and Hello Caitie who filled in very last minute to save the London show from having britches left all over the place, and Amanda Teases.
My amazing performers:
Lucky Fremont, Red Herring, Bianca Boom Boom, The Mansfield Brothers, Bella Barecatt, Kinky Bizkit, Miss Helvetica Bold, and Tahitia Bellefille. I couldn’t have picked a more amazing group of people to travel with! I miss you all!! Come back!!
The great venues: Barb, Gary, and staff at The Pearl Company. Tony and staff at Call The Office (especially the very lovely door man Sean, and the ever accomodating sound man Shiraz) Rob, Candice, and the always impeccable staff at Molly Blooms, you are unlike any others in customer service, anywhere..ever.
Oshawa Ogre and Pheonix Designs for the posters, and Wilfred thank you for the postcards and tickets!
The sponsors for your very generous donations: Sinvention, Total Recall Retreat, Jessica Lutz Photography, The Comic Book Lounge and Gallery, Jonesin for Cake, Salon D’ior, Grooves Records, City Lights Bookshop, Downtown London, Uber Cool Stuff, Hoopstix, DJ Wiggs.
Tim S (@Oathbreaker) Lady Hope and Curvy Girl for working my door, and work it you sure did! xxx
Chris Hudzieczko and Paul Wickerson for your postering skills!
My most important thanks of all goes to Edward Jackman and Andrea Camara. Without the two of you, none of this would have been possible! You worked incredibly hard and it is very largely because of you that we saw such a great success. You two are my heroes!
It’s time for a glass of my favorite red, pjs, and book in bed. If I make it through a single chapter I’ll be impressed with my stamina!
More love than words in a blog can express to you all! xxx