We need to say a big BIG thank-you to the wonderful band I Monster for allowing us to use their beautiful song Daydream in Blue in the show! Check them out at http://www.dharmarecords.co.uk/IMonster.html, and hear the tune in Stories of Love & Hate in August. Remember, first performance is August 17!
So here, ladies and gentlemen, is our venue and schedule for this summer’s Edmonton Fringe Festival! Tickets go on sale at the Fringe box office beginning August 7, so start your Fringe planning and make sure you see Stories of Love & Hate!
Venue #4, Academy at King Edward, 8525 – 101 Street, Edmonton
August 17 10:30 pm – 11:40 pm
August 18 3:30 pm – 4:40 pm
August 20 2:30 pm – 3:40 pm
August 23 5:30 pm – 6:40 pm
August 25 12:00 pm – 1:10 pm
August 26 8:00 pm – 9:10 pm
So the Toga & Burlesque fundraiser raised the roof last night. Thanks again to all our donors – Sobeys, the Black Sheep Pub, Sharon Skwarchuk, Kimberly Budd, Jessie McKitrick, and the Colonescu family, our own beautiful Nicole, Gino Akbari and photographer Steve Barr – for their donations allowing us to thank our partygoers. And thank you to our audience for coming to support the show and having such a great time! Thanks also to the Irish Sports & Social Society for hosting us (and provided beer!), and the wonderful Lucky L’amour and Delilah Manhandler of Capital City Burlesque for their performances. Thanks especially to our own sound designer Darrell Portz, who won the 50/50 draw (no joke!), and then donated his winnings back to the show. We adore Darrell.
So feast your eyes on the photos and remember, this is but a preview for the SHOW. Details of the venue and times for Stories of Love & Hate at the Edmonton Fringe will be coming very shortly.
The luscious Lucky L’amour of Capital City Burlesque performing at the Toga & Burlesque Party. Photo snapped by Jessie McKitrick.
Our Valentine and tech extraordinaire Doug Verdin and one of partygoers, getting into the spirit of the occasion.
The barest of essentials to get ready.
Our Cupid, Justin Deveau – in MC mode – before the show.
More of Nicole. Because.
The lovely Nicole Grainger practising before the performance.
So, fans of stories of love and hate, it’s only a week until the fabulous party to end them all, and here are some details of what you can expect.
With every ticket will come a chance for amazing Door Prizes — gift cards for free groceries and a fantastic Edmonton pub, lovely bath and beauty products — “smelly stuff” as our Cupid would say! — and a few fascinating handmade fascinators are all up for grabs.
For the Silent Auction we have pole dance lessons from Venus herself, the beautiful Nicole Grainger, plus a dance lesson from our ultra-cool colleague Gino Akbari, and a professional photo shoot. Each will be available to the highest bidder.
And don’t forget the best 50 / 50 draw, ever. What makes it so great? Buy enough tickets, and you get a HUG.
And then, of course, there’s our LIVE SHOW. Members of the magnificent Capital City Burlesque Troupe, songs by our own Nicole and Maria, and enticing previews of both Stories. Tickets available at the door, $10. Ten bucks! And Doug can vouch for HOW GOOD the Guinness is. So join the party at the Irish Club, June 15. Doors will open at 7 pm, show begins at 8!