Rankin Productions Presents The Arrogant Worms At Duncan McArthur Auditorium, Sat., Feb. 5, 2011

The Arrogant Worms, Canada’s best-loved musical comedy group, is kicking off their 20th Anniversary tour in the place it all began – Kingston, Ontario! Tickets are on sale now for their Sat., Feb. 5th show at Duncan McArthur Auditorium (Queen’s west campus).

The Arrogant Worms
Sat. Feb. 5, 2011 – 8:00 pm
Duncan McArthur Auditorium, 511 Union St., Kingston ON
Tickets: $30 (including HST and all fees) adults
$25 (including HST and all fees) students
Available at:
Grand Theatre Box Office (613 530-2050)
Brian’s Record Option (613 542-2452)
Tricolour Store (Queen’s)
online now at http://www.kingstongrand.ca/events/detail/424

Three quarters of a quarter of a century ago, something magnificent happened in Kingston, Ontario. Sensing a desperate public need for musical comedy, The Arrogant Worms was formed. The Arrogant Worms began as a comedy troupe performing songs and sketches on the Queen’s University radio station in 1991. As the live show developed, the songs delighted the audience. The sketches – not so much.

It began as a hobby, making fun of a big dumb world. Luckily, the world is still dumb and The Arrogant Worms (Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson and Trevor Strong) still have plenty to sing about. The shows are fast, furious and family friendly. The wit is quick, the satire is biting and the musicianship is second to none. Their appeal has earned them fans from kids to parents to grandparents to Princess Leia.

The Arrogant Worms have sold more than 150,000 copies of their 12 albums and played on three continents to crowds as large as 100,000. They were recognized in 2003 as the Touring Act of the Year by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association. The Worms have entertained at corporate functions, sung anthems at sporting events and emceed at major festivals. Their songs are in school lesson plans, in textbooks and even played on the Space Shuttle. On earth or in space, everyone digs these Worms.

The Arrogant Worms have chosen to kick off their 20th Anniversary Tour in the very place where it all started – Kingston, Ontario at Duncan McArthur Auditorium on the west campus of their alma mater, Queen’s University. They will perform 20 of the hits that span their exciting 20 year career, songs that have made The Arrogant Worms one of Canada’s best-loved musical comedy groups.

Bottle Tree Productions Presents Sleeping Beauty

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
November 22, 2010
Kingston, Ontario

Bottle Tree Productions presents ‘Sleeping Beauty’ from Wednesday, December 15th to Saturday, December 18th at 7 pm. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm.

A beautiful princess, an evil fairy and an enchanted castle = a Christmas treat for the whole family!

Bottle Tree Productions presents the musical fairy tale ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at The Wellington Street Theatre.

Tickets are only ten dollars with HST included and are available at Bottle Tree Productions.

Written by Charles Robertson with music and lyrics by Michael K. Myers, the play is “funny and heartwarming” according to director Anne Marie Mortensen.

This version of the popular fairy tale tells how The King and Queen entrust Jack, the Royal Messenger, with some very important invitations for the christening of the royal princess, but Jack has made a big mistake. He has forgotten to invite the evil fairy Carabasse.

Carabasse casts a spell on the princess which causes her to fall asleep for a hundred years. The palace and everyone in it is put into an enchanted sleep as well. Carabasse covers the palace with a menacing wall of thorns and only the bravery of a King’s son can rescue the princess and everyone inside. Jack, the Princess, the fairies and a host of others tell this entertaining story in one act. Perfect for everyone who loves a happily ever after story. For more information see more about Sleeping Beauty.

The magic, music and fun stars Dana Lynn Farrell as Sleeping Beauty; Davin Allan as the King; Khira Weiting as the Queen; Cameron Watson as Jack; Allyson Foster as the evil fairy Carabasse; Alex Whitehead as the handsome prince; Michela Kaduck as the foolish fairy, Fauna; and Kira Meyers-Guiden as the good fairy, Flora.

All tickets $10 HST included. Purchase Tickets here.