NightLife: An Evening of Music at The Wellington Street Theatre

Collective Productions and The Wellington Street Theatre Present:

NightLife: An evening of music featuring Pop/Rock from Collective Productions’ Chelsea Swain, Jake Deodato, and Meredith Slack; R&B from recording artist Ryan Lewis; Folk from Chris Morris; and Jazz from Glenna Green.

Tickets: $10
This is an all ages event.

In the First set:

Glenna Green is a self described second generation music brat. Glenna blends the classical and jazz influences of her early years with her own unique artistic expression derived from her love of folk music. Her honesty will make you cry one minute and laugh the next as you are allowed a glimpse into who Glenna Green is.

Her latest CD is a collection of covers including Rodgers and Hart, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Gershwin. Fast forward in time to Carole King, the Kinks, Burt Bacharach, Bonnie Raitt and Tom Waits and you’ve got a yummy mix of ear candy. Her music is a treat for anyone who has ever loved and lost, who remembers what it was like to be a child without a voice or who just wants to go back in time and enjoy the sway of an old standard. Ironic, sad, fun and purely entertaining, it leaves the listener wanting more. Glenna’s vocal styling has been compared to Nora Jones and Blossom Dearie.

Chris Morris is a bit of a local celebrity, possibly being one of the few individuals to put Kingston on the indie band tour circuit by with Rock Crew Productions before moving on to a successful career in real estate sales. Chris is a major player in the Kingston Folk Club and has provided organization prowess behind music festivals with the goal of racing funds for the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s M.I.L.L).

The members of Collective Productions: Jake Deodato, Chelsea Swain, and Meredith Slack, currently playing to sold out audiences at Time to Laugh Comedy Club with their “Broadway After Dark” series, switch gears, offering an eclectic selection of pop and rock numbers with their own twist.

Expect dynamic performances!

Headlining: Ryan Lewis

Ryan’s raw soulful vocals and catchy hooks make him a standout on stage. Lewis, also known as Islandboy, has been in the music industry for over 10 years, performing in different parts of the Caribbean, the U.K and Canada.

The highlight of his career was being a member of the award winning Caribbean top 40 group, The Toni Norville Project, who shared the stage with internationally acclaimed artists such as: Rhianna, Jah Rule, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Lady Saw, Spragga Benz, Fat Joe, Ashanti, Buju Banton, Berese Hamond and so many more.

In 2008 Ryan decided to pursue a solo career. He released an inspirational album entitled The Fight For Love and he wrote, performed and produced all of the tracks on the album. The first single entitled Shortie has since been in rotation on Much Vibe and many other Urban music stations.

Shortie by Ryan Lewis

He is currently in the completion stage of creating his newest album project and booking a promotional tour for the new year.

The Wellington Theatre Hosts Weekend Theatre Festival

The Wellington Street Theatre

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
June 3, 2010
Kingston, Ontario

The Wellington Street Theatre hosts a weekend theatre festival on Friday, June 11th, Saturday, June 12th and Sunday, June 13th, 2010.

Collective Productions, Two Women Productions, Theatre 5 and Bottle Tree Productions have combined to form a weekend theatrical festival from June 11th to the 13th at The Wellington Street Theatre in downtown Kingston.

The weekend starts off on Friday, June 11th at 8 pm, with a night of music featuring pop rock numbers from Chelsea Swain, Jake Deodato, and Meredith Slack. R & B singer Ryan Lewis, Folk singer Chris Morris and Jazz singer Glenna Green make this a fun musical night for everyone – Tickets only $10

Two Women Productions, celebrates Pride Month June 12th at 8 pm, with story-tellers Jennifer Cayley and Jan Andrews from Ottawa. Book of Spells is the story of their journey of self-discovery, about finding their love for each other. Tickets $20/adults, $18/seniors, $15/students

Theatre 5 presents a one-act play; The Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw, a humorous look at William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth 1st, and the mysterious dark lady of the sonnets. Show time Sunday, June 13th at 2 pm. Tickets $10

Bottle Tree Productions stars Hannah Smith in two productions including Ghost of the Tree on Sunday, June 13th at 4 pm: an emotional one-act play about seven generations of mothers and their daughters and about the dangerous secrets that destroy the family tree. Tickets $10

Hannah Smith then stars in Patsy Cline – Her Last Concert along with Justin Robertson and Anton Kaduck on Sunday, June 13th at 8 pm. Tickets $20/adults and $15/seniors & students

The Wellington Street Theatre Gallery presents mixed media works by Celia Piper, photos by Denise Love and images by Eva Kidd for sale.

A Festival Pass is available for $30, which entitles the bearer to see any of the shows. Total value of the pass $60 for students, $63 for seniors and $70 for adults. Passes available online at www.wellingtonst.net


Charles Robertson

At The Wellington Street Theatre
Night Life with R&B recording artist Ryan Lewis, and many others – June 11th, 8 pm
Anna Kidd – One Woman show, 1 pm
Book of Spells A Love Story – about two older women, June 12th
Dark Lady of the Sonnets – A one act play by Theatre 5, June 13th, 2 pm
Ghost of the Tree – June 13th, 4 pm
Patsy Cline – Her Last Concert – June 13th, 8 pm
Sir John A. MacDonald – July
Sleeping Beauty – July
Til The Boys Come Home – November
Season Tickets

www.wellingtonst.net
www.bottletreeinc.com