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Concession Street
Hamilton, ON
Canada

905.902.LOVE

The Zoetic is more than a theatre, it's a creative way of life on Hamilton Mountain. Theatre, interactive movies, dance, live music, magic, and more. The Zoetic Theatre & Creative Arts Company, 526 Concession Street, Hamilton ON  L8V 1A6

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See what's up and coming at The Zoetic.

Filtering by: Live

Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Imagine Peace: Live Concert

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For the first time in four years, Christopher Clause and Gracenotes will host a celebration of John Lennon's music, IMAGINE PEACE, on Saturday DECEMBER 8 at the Zoetic in Hamilton, Ontario. The show will feature the best of local talent performing John's music (both solo work and with his band, the Beatles) as well as original music inspired by John. The monies raised from the show will go to GRACENOTES HAMILTON, specifically to raise money for good friend and local musician Steve Parton and his family.

There will be merchandise (music, shirts, etc) on sale from the musicians performing at the show that would make fabulous Christmas gifts for those on your list.
The lineup is as follows and is subject to change without notice:
The Barr Band
Jennifer Beehler
Bob Bryden
Chrys and Momo
Christopher Clause
Spider Costello
Matthew de Zoete
Miles Evans (Miles from Nowhere)
Andy Griffiths
Chris Jamieson
Kim and Frank Koren
Melissa Marchese
Michael Scott
Peter Taplay

LIVE CONCERT
Saturday December 8th at 8pm (doors at 7pm)
Tickets $20 +HST

This is a community event

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Freedom Arts Project presents "PEACE"

Introducing an Original Christmas Ballet that celebrates PEACE. In support of the Freedom Arts Project - a Hamilton-based initiative that provides dance and drama programs in Equal Opportunity schools - this performance features talented ballet dancers from across the city, who have come together for a beautiful and emotional evening of dance and artistry.

Featuring the choreography of Christena Hampson and Victoria Gennaccaro, this show promises to be a Christmas treasure with an important theme for all ages.

Plus, take part in the silent auction. All proceeds from this event support the Freedom Arts Project.

You and your family are invited to join us Friday, December 7th at 7pm ONE NIGHT ONLY!

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Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

iNhayle Dance Company Presents... "SEViN"

C O M M U N I T Y E V E N T

iNhayle Dance Company Presents... "SEViN"

Artistically Directed and Choreographed by Hayley Paone, Founder and Owner of this Free Floating Dance Company. SEViN is "A brilliant combination of contemporary, hip hop and urban movement that is enhanced with the most riveting music, emotional expression and unique storyline. SEViN is sure to leave you feeling intrigued, curious and invested.” 

Featuring Choreographic works by: Christopher Duarte (ADP MENTOR), Kristin McLaughlan Gomez (ADP MENTOR & YC DIRECTOR), Georgi DiRocco (YC CHOREOGRAPHY WINNER) & MDC FACULTY - Amanda Donato, Brandon Bizzy Owusu, Amanda-May Wilson & Dominic Cooper-Clarke 

Performed by an amazing cast of iNhayle ADP students and special guest performances by the very talented Millennium Dance Complex Toronto's Pre-Professional Commercial dance training program Company & Crew.

Sunday, November 25, 2018
Two performances 1pm and 4pm
Save with advanced tickets! $26 in advance, $30 at the door.

For more info follow the organizer’s instagram:

@inhayledancecompany • email: inhayledancecompany@gmail.com

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Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Hamilton Film Festival: Gala Event

The Zoetic is a proud venue partner with the Hamilton Film Festival, now in its 13th year and oozing with Hamilton and international talent. Be sure to join us.

The opening night gala features short films, a fashion show, and a rock concert with Nathan Fleet and the HPO String Quartet.

$15 adv. $20 door (plus H.S.T.)

Doors 6:30pm

Fashion Show - 7:30pm

Films - 8:30pm

Concert - 9pm

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Aug
2
to Aug 4

Zamprogna Arts Presents CHICAGO (Live)

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Presented by Zamprogna Arts (zamarts.ca) and performed by students of the Summer Theatre Programme

Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve...

Thursday Aug. 2nd 7pm

Friday Aug. 3rd 7pm

Saturday Aug. 4th 2pm & 7pm

Doors Open 1 hour before show time

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Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Derek Seguin 43.0

Warning: May Contain Nuts

Derek Seguin 43.0 delves deep into the challenges of being a single dad in your forties,
with a girlfriend that has no kids, living in an ever-changing and all too supercilious
world. His Québecois flare and original point of view will make you think, make you re-
evaluate, and above all; will have you howling with laughter. See one of Canada’s
fastest rising, most “in demand” comic voices, and winner of the 2015 Sirius XM’s Top
Comic competition; Derek Seguin.
*Warning may contain nuts.
** Please be advised that this performance contains frequent use of strong language
and is intended for mature audiences.

Presented by: Hubcap Productions

90 mins/ Doors open at 6:30pm

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May
27
1:00 PM13:00

ZED Talk: Love Hate Theory

It's our first ZED Talk, a Zoetic original event focussed on creative growth and development... and of course fun! This talk is aimed at burgeoning amateurs and growth-driven professional musicians alike. It's an educational workshop, Zoetic-style.

LOVE HATE THEORY
Three Steps to understanding, and using, music theory by professional musician and instructor Nathan Fleet. Consider it Nathan's bag of tricks to help you write and understand music better and faster.

“Tools, not rules” is Nathan’s motto when it comes to learning about music theory. Music theory can be easy to learn and VERY creative, if you have the right teacher and tools. 

Nathan has helped over 1,000,000 musicians worldwide with his easy to understand music lessons. Everything Nathan teaches, he will be able to show, by example, on stage using a piano, guitar and voice. 

The video screen will be on so everyone in the audience will get that up-close view. 

As an added bonus, everyone attending will get a free chord / scale chart. “The Chart” has been viewed over 1,000,000 times on YouTube and hundreds have been sold around the world. 

You are encouraged to ask questions (there are no bad questions when you are learning) and please bring your instrument with you as it is often easier to relate these lessons when your instrument is right there. (We ask that you save your noodling for the breaks)

It's years of study packed into a 3-Hour session! 

Sunday, May 27th
1-4pm
Tons of value for $35 per person (plus HST)

IN DETAIL:

Hour 1
THE BASICS
You DON'T have to learn to read music to understand theory
Every note in music (there are only 12)
What is the major scale and why is it so important
Chord / scale relationships

Learn and understand Modes
Understanding “Jazz” chords (chords that have 7s, 9s, 11s and 13s in the name) 

Hour 2
THE CREATIVE
Song writing with major and minor keys and chords
How to change key
How to harmonize any melody, in many different ways

BREAK

Hour 3
THE EXAMPLE
Nathan will perform some original songs but will explain what theory is happening, but more importantly how YOU can do this with your own songs. 

How to take a simple 3-Chord song and enhance it

 

 

 

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May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Eric Johnston - No Bull

On Saturday May 12th Hamilton’s own Eric Johnston will be filming his debut comedy special LIVE at the Zoetic Theatre! 2 shows 4 cameras and tons of laughs! 

Eric Johnston is a Canadian Stand-Up Comedian, Actor and M.C.  A professionally trained entertainer, he was educated at both Humber College Theatre Arts and the prestigious Vancouver Film School. An agile, high energy and diverse performer, Eric stars in the International Children’s show Splatalot, which is seen on major networks in over 170 Countries around the world (including Netflix) by day, and performs nightly on some of the top comedy stages and Comedy Festivals in North America. The son of Canadian wrestling sensation Bullwhip Johnson, Eric has been performing on stage and screen since he was 6 years old, first as a dancer, and then expanding his repertoire to include all forms of performance…except wrestling. Most recently he was invited to The World Famous Comedy Store in L.A. for the second year in a row where he performed alongside world-renowned comedians including fellow Canucks Russell Peters, Tom Green and Jeremy Hotz. Eric continues to hone his craft as both working actor and comedian. Every day is different for Eric but one thing is for sure, Eric shows no signs of slowing down. 

For videos, tour dates, media and more please check out Eric’s website:  www.ericjohnstonwho.com

Twitter / Instagram: @ericjohnstonwho

7PM and 10PM Showtimes

Doors Open 1 hr before showtime  / 90 min show

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

POESY: Live in Concert

The Zoetic is proud to present POESY: Live in Concert. A winning artist from CTV's The Launch, POESY has been top 40 for eight weeks with "Soldier of Love" (which is also the promo song for TV's This Is Us). Not only is she an incredible musical talent, but she's also a hard-working inspiration, and we're honoured to bring POESY to Hamilton's Funky Vintage Theatre.

Between her mononymous name and her distinctive, powerful voice, there’s something truly mysterious about POESY.

After writing her first song at age 9, POESY has been making a name for herself on Canada's music scene, sharing the stage with acts such as Hollerado, Sloan, FeFe Dobson and Mother Mother. Her songwriting is inspired by literature, 1970s rock, thrift stores, and bus rides, while her sound and style is inspired by the likes of Freddie Mercury for his charisma, Stevie Nicks for her enchantment, Dolores O’Riordan for her power, and Kurt Cobain for his honest raw lyrics.

Get ready for a powerful night of music.

Friday, May 11 at 8pm
VIP Seating available for this event

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS: We're excited to create an opportunity for burgeoning new musicians with an open call for an Opening Act. Send us your audition video by April 27 and POESY will help us choose her opening performer! 

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May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Laugh Night with D.J. Demers

It's Laugh Night @ The Zoetic where we bring you the best stand up comedy from across North America! On May 5th we will be featuring DJ Demers - LIVE!

D.J. Demers is an award-winning stand-up comedian. He appeared on season 11 of America's Got Talent. He has performed stand-up on Conan twice and was the winner of the 2014 Homegrown Comics Competition at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. D.J. is nominated for a Juno award for his comedy album "Indistinct Chatter".

We hope you will join us for a night of laughs and fun!

In the meantime, check out his appearance on America's Got Talent!

Saturday May 5th at 8PM. Doors Open at 7PM

VIP Select seating available at this event that will include upfront seating, a non-alcoholic drink and a regular popcorn. Upgrade available for alcoholic drink.

 

 

 

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Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Hooking Up With The Second City

ActionCOACH Presents Hooking Up With The Second City

Have a good laugh this Valentines!

The world-renowned comedy troupe, The Second City, takes to the stage at The Zoetic with their hilarious sketch and improv show Hooking Up with The Second City. This show makes fun of missed connections, girls’ night out adventures and all the crazy things we do for love! 

You know The Second City from their 55-­year history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Colin Mochrie, and Hamilton's own Martin Short.

Saturday, February 10, 2018
8pm

Special Thanks to our Event Partner ActionCOACH for supporting great ideas in Hamilton!

VIP Seats available for this performance.

This performance contains mature content. The Producers recommend ages 14+.

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Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

Laugh Night with Frank Spadone

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Are you feeling the winter blues? Do you need a good laugh?

It's the return of our very popular Comedy Night at The Zoetic where we bring you the best in standup comedy from across North America! This time we're proud to have the hilarious Frank Spadone return to our stage.

Frank’s personable accounts of family life have quickly made him a top headliner at comedy clubs across Canada along with being featured in festivals in Australia, South Africa and regular face at the prestigious “Just For Laughs Comedy Festival” in Montreal, Canada. As a Just For Laughs alumni, Frank hosted the 2010 cross Canada JFL Tour, and was then featured as the opening act in Jeremy Hotz’s 2013 National Tour “The Magical Misery Tour”. Along with club performances Frank’s solo show has also taken him to soft seat theaters in Canada and the U.S. hitting major cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Hamilton, Vancouver, Detroit and Chicago. Frank’s movie credits include “Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle’s”, “Take The Lead” and “The Man” as well as guest starring on Mr. D on CBC. 

Join us for a night of laughs! 

Saturday, January 20th at 8pm
Doors open at 7pm

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

Crystal Journey New Year's Eve

On the eve of a Full Moon, David Hickey's Crystal Journey will welcome in the New Year with a special focus on raising your positivity as you enter a new chapter in your life. Known for a powerful, hypnotic sound that blends international instruments such as Paiste Planet Gongs, Quartz Crystal Bowls and Persian Santour - Crystal Journey is a one-of-a-kind experience in the Meditative/Sound World.

The first set will focus on the parallel energies of the "Summer of Love" 1967 and 2017 by touching on the music, peace, social and environmental issues of the day. The second set will be a chance for all of us to set new goals, uncover new energies and to connect with a whole new way of being. In 1968 the energy was dramatically altered just as it will be in 2018. The idea that we cannot continue in the old way and expect things to be different or better... It's time for a whole new makeover.

Are you ready to take the Journey?

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2017
Doors at 8pm, first set at 8:30pm

VIP Packages available for this show (limited quantity)
Children under 12 are free
Save with 2 people!

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Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Second City: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Sweater

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or at least…. that’s how the song goes. We invite you to laugh along at The Second City Holiday Show as we make fun of all the washed up, broken down traditions that tend to plague the holiday season. The renowned comedy crew serves up a delightful mix of satirical sketches and songs to keep you in a jolly mood from now until the snow melts. 

Get ready for big laughs as the best young comedic actors in the country take the stage, creating hilarious new characters, surprising audiences with their improvisational skill.

***JUST ADDED: Ugliest Sweater Contest - wear your most hideous Christmas sweater and compete for the grand prize - a total Re-Gift!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th at 8PM ONLY

 
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Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

Live Concert Celebration: Liteyears, Mike Maas, Wild Night

We're celebrating 90 years of entertainment in Hamilton with a rocking hometown concert by Liteyears, Mike Maas & The Late Night Lineup, and Wild Night. With open arms, this city has long embraced music and art of all styles, genres and mediums from artists of all walks of life and given them a voice. Since 1927, The Zoetic Theatre venue has given those voices the opportunity to be heard.

Come celebrate a favourite hometown venue and an amazing line-up of local artists on November 25th and help us prove why Hamilton is the best city in the world!

LITEYEARS:
Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, LITEYEARS is a pop band on the rise that’s been quickly making a name for themselves on Canada’s national stage. Drawing from a diverse sonic palette ranging from cinematic orchestral arrangements reminiscent of a Hans Zimmer film score to the electronic sensibilities of modern pop music, LITEYEARS has created an honest representation of themselves and their musical tastes: high energy, anthemic alternative-pop with depth.

MIKE MAAS & THE LATE NIGHT LINEUP:
Led by Hamilton native and veteran singer-songwriter Mike Maas , Mike Maas & The Late Night Lineup is a confident pop rock blend of earthy acoustic and echoing ambient soundscapes. With Maas’ powerful and emotive voice at the forefront, the band’s infectious and masterfully-written ballads draw influence from the likes of Coldplay, U2 and The Beatles.

WILD NIGHT:
Wild Night hail from the smoke stacks of Hamilton, Ontario. They play rock and roll like their lives depend on it because, while they were growing up, they did. Carrying the echoes of their parents’ records, Wild Night are out to revive the heart and spirit of everything good that is gone.


Since 1927, The Zoetic Theatre has been a landmark on Hamilton Mountain offering everything from vaudeville to cinema to live performance. Alongside the theatre’s 90th anniversary, The Zoetic itself heads into its fifth year as an arts and entertainment organization. Join us for this live concert celebration!

NOVEMBER 25 at 8PM, Doors at 7:30pm

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Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Laugh Night with Graham Chittenden

It's Laugh Night @ The Zoetic featuring Graham Chittenden! 

Graham is a familiar face at the Just for Laughs festival, as well as on Just for Laughs tours, coast to coast in Canada and as far away as Bermuda. He has also shared the stage on theatre tours with Howie Mandel, John Pinette, Brent Butt, Bob Saget and more.

Graham has his own award-nominated special on The Comedy Network, has hosted talk shows on MTV and The Comedy Network, and written for shows such as CBC’s Mr. D and Still Standing. You may also recognize his voice from CBC Radio’s acclaimed comedy show The Debaters. Graham recently filmed his own one hour comedy special with Just For Laughs which will be airing on CraveTV in 2018.

Fresh and clean... but still relentlessly funny, Graham Chittenden is one of Canada’s most exciting comedic performers. 

An animal lover, Graham donates his time to the SPCA, and can’t bring any more dogs home because he’s reached the city maximum!

You'll love the comedy of Graham Chittenden - join us SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 at 8pm ONLY!

VIP Seating is available for this event.

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Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Hamilton Film Festival: Scream For Me Sarajevo/PRISMIND

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FILM + CONCERT

This night is all about the power and celebration of music, specifically Heavy Metal, as we journey back to 1994 when a live concert, by Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden's frontman), changed the lives of the town's people who struggled to simply feel human again during the seigein Sarajevo. This film deals with the impact of the seige, and a concert that almost didn't happen.

After the film we will celebrate with a local band performing their brand of Heavy Metal, with perhaps a few inspiring tunes related to the film! 

Scream For Me Sarajevo is a documentary film about Sarajevo during the 1992-95 siege; specifically a film about the music scene in the besieged Bosnian capital with special focus on a concert held in the city's BKC music hall by Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) on December 14, 1994. It is a film about people who risked their lives to perform for the people who risked their lives in order to live them. Watch the trailer here

PRISMIND is a Canadian metal band based out of Hamilton, Ontario. Formed in2013, the group is known for its intricate guitar solos, amazing rhythm section and soaring vocals. Their sound is reminiscent of traditional British heavy metal with a strong modern American metal influence.Prismind has just released their debut album, "Disciples By Design". The group’s popularity is steadily growing amongst metal fans across the globe.

Get HFF tickets on Bruha >>

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Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Hamilton Film Festival: Gala Concert

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The 12th Annual Hamilton Film Festival kicks off with a rock concert by festival director Nathan Fleet to support his upcoming CD release "LOVE HATE CITY". With music as the festival's theme, this will be the first of 3 planned concerts during the festival. 

At this Gala, you will enjoy some short films before concert and definitely hang out after for some networking and celebration of the 12th annual event! All Ages - Fully Licenced 

"This festival is a tremendous amount of work and it is sometimes hard to enjoy. This year, I want to have fun with it, rock n roll style!"  - Nathan

This event kicks off the 9-day event that will screen 150 films across the city in various theatres, a few concerts, industry panels and guests,  business development and a film awards ceremony. 

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Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Medium Sherry Gallant

The death of a loved one is one of life’s most difficult experiences. The struggle with many intense and frightening emotions, including depression, anger, and guilt.  Feeling isolated and alone in your grief, but having someone to lean on can help you through the grieving process.

In this live event, Sherry will validate messages from loved ones who have crossed over to members of the audience and educate them that our loved ones are always with us.   

She creates a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere in order to ensure a peaceful and spiritual experience. She continues to encourage her sceptics to not let discomfort prevent them from receiving validation and loving messages from their loved ones who have crossed over.

Sherry brings comfort, hope and closure to people who are grieving the loss of their loved ones.  She continues to help countless people. Having suffered a tremendous amount of grief herself, Sherry understands the emptiness inside.  Her inspiration and motivational communications with the spirt world has truly been unbelievable.

For more information & tickets, click here. To contact the event producer, go to www.sherrygallant.com:

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Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

Laugh Night @ The Zoetic featuring K. Trevor Wilson

We're super pumped to announce a hilarious Laugh Night @ The Zoetic featuring comedian K. Trevor Wilson from Crave TV/Comedy Network's hugely popular "Letterkenny", heading into its 3rd season on Crave. He was also a finalist on Comedy Centrals Roast Battle hosted by Jeff Ross. He headlines our Laugh Night on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8pm.

ABOUT K. Trevor Wilson:

K. Trevor Wilson, the Man Mountain of Comedy has spent over 20 years in entertainment industry. A star from Crave TV’s award-winning television show “Letterkenny”, he’s also appeared on What Would Sal Do, Showcase’s Billable Hours, NBC’s Darcy’s Wildlife and A&E’s Breakout Kings.

Debuting at age 14 on the TV show Goosebumps, he is best known for his work as Squirrelly Dan on Crave TV’s Letterkenny.

As a stand up comedian he’s performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Roast Battles and multiple times at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as well as the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and JFL 42.

Join us
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT 8PM ONLY
Don't miss out on our limited VIP package that includes up-close seating and aftershow Meet & Greet!

Check out his recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. 

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Aug
3
to Aug 5

Zamprogna Arts Presents RENT (LIVE)

Presented by Zamprogna Arts (zamarts.ca) and performed by students of the Summer Theatre Programme, RENT School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.  

An inspiring musical about friends and artists struggling with addiction, poverty, AIDS and – most of all – love. (MTIshows.com)

Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7pm
Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 2pm & 7pm

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Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

The Door You Came In

Created and performed by
David Macfarlane and Douglas Cameron

The Door You Came In isn’t quite a play and it isn’t quite a concert.  It’s a musical story – sometimes funny, sometimes tragic – that tells the tales of family, and memory, and war.

A writer visits his dying mother.   He brings a book that he’d written twenty-five years ago to read to her.  It’s about her family.   But it’s also about the terrible battle – Beaumont Hamel – that sits at the heart of both Newfoundland’s and her family’s history.   So begins The Door You Came In -- a two-man performance based on David Macfarlane’s acclaimed memoir, The Danger Tree. 

The songs and the music of The Door You Came In are Douglas Cameron’s department.  A seasoned, Juno-nominated singer and performer, Cameron plays banjola, mandolin, ukulele, and accordion.  His engaging, foot-tapping performance combines popular tunes of the day (“Pack Up Your Troubles,” and “If You Were the Only Girl in the World”) with original compositions.  Macfarlane’s narrative weaves seamlessly throughout the music.  

Visit the producer's facebook page 

ONE SHOW ONLY
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017
1pm

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Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

It Was 50 Years Ago Today

A live music celebration of the 50 year anniversary of The Beatles' breakthrough album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

"Hamilton's Beatles' Guy" musician and looping master Christopher Clause gets us involved in a trip down memory lane from Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds to the epic A Day in the Life and everything in between, set alongside a visual journey back in time.  This is an amazing one-man recreation of the historic album, with a few special surprises "from his friends". 

This all-ages show is designed to get you singing along and reliving that nostalgic feeling that goes with this incredible piece of Beatles' history.

LIVE CONCERT
FRIDAY, JUNE 2nd at 8pm (doors at 7pm)
Adults $20 +HST
Children under twelve & Seniors $18 +HST

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Mar
4
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Night @ The Zoetic: Daryn Jones & Dave Merheje

We're super excited about this one! It's a double-whammy Comedy Night @ The Zoetic featuring Daryn Jones & Dave Merheje. These two guys have been all over TV and around the world with their hilarity.

LIVE Saturday, March 4
8pm
Tickets starting at $25 plus HST

Want to know more about these comics...

Daryn Jones became a staple of Canadian television in 2006 when he was named Star and Creative Producer of MTV Canada's flagship series MTV Live, interviewing mega stars like Tom Cruise, Jake Gyllenhaal, Weird Al Yankovic, Adele, and Quentin Tarantino. He began his standup career in Victoria, BC at age 17, went on to create and co-host the award-winning comedy series Buzz for the Comedy Network where Daryn’s wry humour and guerilla-style attack comedy garnered him a Gemini Award for Best Writing of a Comedy Series in 2001. He was a regular on the Mercer Report, hosted the live national search for Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz on CBC Television, made regular appearances on Hockey Night in Canada, Breakfast Television, The Food Network and The Cooking Channel. He currently lives in Los Angeles and appears regularly at The Comedy Store and The Ice House.  

Dave Merheje is considered to be one of the most original standup acts on the comedy scene today. His multiple award-winning act has gained a loyal following across in North America with his “no fear” approach on stage and a comedy style best described as aggressive in-your-face funny. He is a regular contributor on MTV Canada, won the Just For Laugh's 2011 Homegrown Comic Competition and NOW Magazine's 2011 Best of Toronto Award for Best Male Stand-up. In 2012 he was a part of the NBC Standup for Diversity tour, and a Canadian Comedy Award-nominee for Best Stand-up. In 2013 he was nominated for another Canadian Comedy Award, this time for best taped live performance. Dave has made multiple appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, JFL42 in Toronto, and the Halifax Comedy Festival. Dave tours clubs and theatres regularly, and most recently shot his own comedy special which will be released in 2017. 

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Feb
4
8:00 PM20:00

Hooking Up with The Second City

Have a good laugh this Valentines!

The world-renowned comedy troupe, The Second City, takes to the stage at The Zoetic with their hilarious sketch and improv show Hooking Up with The Second City. This show makes fun of missed connections, girls’ night out adventures and all the crazy things we do for love! 

You know The Second City from their 55-­year history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Colin Mochrie, and Hamilton's own Martin Short.

Saturday, February 4 at 8pm

Special Thanks to our Event Partner Westpro Media for supporting great ideas in Hamilton.

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

Vintage Midnight - New Year's Eve

Happy New Year Hamilton! Join us for a New Year’s Eve full of music, magic, comedy, cocktails, canapés, and nostalgia. This is our biggest and classiest event ever! And it’s all Hamilton.

Party like it’s 1927! We’re celebrating the 90 years this theatre has been a landmark of entertainment in Hamilton. And we’re ringing in the New Year with Hamilton’s top talent.

We’ve got Juno Nominee Jim Witter, Juno Winner Tomi Swick, mega-talented Liteyears, and the oh so sensational Bonnie Hamilton.

Don’t worry, no prohibition here. We’ll be serving up some delicious drinks and delightful nibblies from the chefs at Pokeh Bar!

Join us for a special night where vintage meet vanguard, and the memories last a lifetime.

Doors at 7:30pm, first performance at 8:30pm. Dress in the classiest attire of your favourite era!

Early Bird Pricing in effect until Dec 25: $55 per person plus HST.
$65 per person plus HST after Dec 25. 
Includes Champagne at midnight and Canapés.

Cash bar.

--- Show Schedule---
7:30 Live piano in the lobby with Cole Holland
8:30 Tomi Swick
9:30 Bonnie Hamilton
10:15 Liteyears
11:00 Midnight countdown with Jim Witter
Timing may vary

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Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

Eat, Buy, Repeat: The Second City’s Guide to the Holidays

A boisterous comedy that will have you laughing all the way through the festive season!

The Second City returns to The Zoetic with an all-new show! Eat, Buy, Repeat: The Second City’s Guide to the Holidays is chock full of original songs, hilarious new sketches, plus some Second City favourites from holidays past.

A great family activity where you don’t actually have to talk to your family. An office outing that’s smart, funny, and over in two hours. What more could you ask from the comedians of The Second City? Alcoholic hot chocolate? We have that.

Eat, Buy, Repeat: The Second City’s Guide to the Holidays
Saturday, December 10 at 8pm ONE NIGHT ONLY

Event Partners: M-Cable Inc. and Freedom Studios
Special thanks to our Event Partners for supporting great ideas in Hamilton!

VIP Seating is available for this event and includes upfront seating, a bar drink and regular popcorn.

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Nov
19
8:00 PM20:00

Debra DiGiovanni - Comedy Night at The Zoetic

It's Comedy Night at The Zoetic featuring Debra DiGiovanni LIVE.

More than likely you've seen her on one of her many television gigs - comedy specials on CTV/Comedy Network, the Match Game revival, Last Comic Standing, or winning her Gemini for best-televised comedy performance. 

Comedian Debra DiGiovanni has been awarded the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Comic for the third time in 5 years. She’s been called the “Best Comedian to see after a Messy Break Up” and for three years running, she was named her hometown Toronto’s favourite comedian. Debra’s comedy has a sharp edge while maintaining a playful, happy air. Couple that with a hilarious act that is so personal everyone can relate - and you see why Debra is so popular. We're honoured to have her perform at The Zoetic.

In the meantime, check out her hilarious Twitter feed and incredible following - 58,000 people can't be wrong!

Saturday, November 19 at 8pm
VIP Select Seating available at this event, includes a non-alcohol drink, regular popcorn, autographed photo by Debra DiGiovanni

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Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Monsters of Schlock

Sponsored by: Haunted Hamilton, Rue Morgue Magazine, Crash Landing Music and Ghoulish Gary Pullin

Hallowe'en continues with a rare Hamilton appearance of Canada's most prolific Guinness World Record breaking duo, the Monsters of Schlock!

This internationally acclaimed freakshow comprised of the Great Orbax and his brother Sweet Pepper Klopek combines dangerous daredevil stunts with hilarious comedy to bring you the only show of its kind in the world... a two man demolition derby!

The 23 time Guinness World Record breakers have been featured in Ripley's: Believe It or Not! and have appeared numerous times on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet. Their show is the true definition of slapstick mixing cheeky off the cuff comedy with dangerous stunts. This year alone has seen the Monsters perform in Germany, America, Britain and across Canada!

High in energy and audience participation, there will be prizes and giveaways from the shows sponsors as well!

Advance tickets available online at The Zoetic or at Crash Landing Music.

Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8pm (doors at 7pm)

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Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

The Ultrasonic Flow - New Moon/Halloween Concert

The Zoetic Presents...
A New Moon/Halloween Concert like no other. 

Crystal Journey's David Hickey is a regular at The Zoetic, with his unique and worldly sounds. Tonight, he returns to welcome in the New Moon on the eve of Halloween with Digeridoo master Darryl Switzer. The two will perform two mindful sets whose fusion of sounds are designed to bring a calming flow of vibrations to your soul. 

Instruments Include Persian Santoor ~ Didgeridoo ~ Quartz Crystal Bowls ~ Paiste Gongs ~ Flute & Vibraphone. 

David Hickey says, "Expect infused and improvised Jams of Sonic Vibrations."

Costume dress up. Best dressed wins a Special Prize. 
Children under 12 are free.

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