MONTREAL FRINGE IS HERE!

5 06 2014

It’s my favourite time of year again, FRINGE TIME! Montreal is already starting to get a bit crazy with Fringe kicking off this week and all the main shows starting next week! Be sure to check out my sketch show with Flackjack Cadillac called BANANARAMALLAMADINGDONG with my super talented pals Al Lafrance (who also has his own kick-ass solo show that you should see called The Quitter) and Jo Willers! Watch a trailer HERE!

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You can also, once again catch me hosting my favourite after-party in the world, The 13th Hour at Cabaret Du Mile End every damn night of the fringe from 1am! Come and drink, unwind, laugh and get ready to DANCE YOU ASS OFF!

13th hour hostsHere are the 2014 hosts! Improv/comedy genius Vance Gillis, the delightfully gorgeous Holly Gauthier-Frankel!





Working 9to5…sort of

23 05 2014

Wanna hear me chat to Keith and Walter from Montreal’s #3 Podcast, 9to5’s Go Plug Yourself? Then check it out HERE! I sat down and talked candidly about Trampoline, Zack Adams, Transformers, Australian actors and bunch of other stuff…it was great fun.shanegpys





A few new Trampoline Reviews

14 05 2014

There’s been some lovely reviews popping up around Montreal (and one from our recent Perth season) that I thought I’d share.  We still have three shows left May 14, 16 and 17 at Mainline Theatre, tickets available ONLINE or at the door!

“Adamczak’s trademark lighthearted humour will appreciate an interesting change of pace as this dark comedy reveals moments of real heartbreak… But that’s not to say your face won’t hurt from laughing as you leave the theatre. Layered and touching, Trampoline is a gorgeous piece of theatre you won’t soon forget.” -Bloody Underrated

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“This is a well written and cleverly acted play that will delight and amuse but also make you questions your notions of normal” – The Australian Times

“Adamczak again displays his natural ability to completely immerse himself in his characters and draw the audience into his world. Along with the equally excellent performances by Stevie and Vance  the play is both touching and hilarious.” – Culture Plus

Bloody Underrated – Review, May 2014

The Australian Times – Review, May 2014

Culture Plus, Montreal – Review, May 2014

Montreal Rampage – Review, May 2014

Daybreak, CBC Montreal – Interview, Audio (Scroll down to “Fringe Favourite back with feature play” story)

 

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Photos from the debut Montreal production by by Louis Longpré





TRAMPOLINE tickets on sale now!

24 04 2014

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The ZACK ADAMS Project goes into “indefinite hibernation”

21 04 2014

Last night I performed the final night of of the “Zack Adams Trilogy” at Mainline and apparently everyone decided “Love Songs For Future Girl” was the show that they wanted to see, so last night was packed to the rafters (literally) in the Minimain at MainLine Theatre. A sincere thank you to all who came out, I have performed that show (at last count) around 150 times and last night was easily one of the funnest and most generous crowds I have ever had. 

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So after almost ten years, 6 live shows, two EPs and two live albums, countless stand-up shows and hundreds of performances at Festivals all around the world, Zack Adams” is now officially on “indefinite hibernation”. The Zack Adams Projects have been a huge part of my life and played a big role in getting my career to where it is now, but I feel like I’ve told all the stories I want to with Zack, for now at least, and I really want to focus on other projects that are still really exciting and challenging me, Trampoline, for example.

It was great to go out on a high last night, “Love Songs” is a show that has always meant a whole lot to me and I was glad so many people got joy and laughter out of it over the years.

Thanks Zack, I’ll be sure to “hit the cable with the hammer” at ever opportunity.

P.S. If you’re really after a Zack Adams fix, you can download a bunch of live, rare and studio tracks HERE!

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Canadian Cast of TRAMPOLINE announced!

11 04 2014

I’m super excited to finally announce the two wonderful performers who will be joining me onstage for the Canadian debut season of Trampoline. I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with both these guys before (You may recognize one from ROCKY HORROR and the other from CAPTAIN SPACESHIP) and am super excited to be working with them both again on my new play!

STEVIE PEMBERTON – Kelly/Dr. Vangillies

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Montreal-based actress Stevie Pemberton is thrilled to be part of the Montreal edition of Trampoline. Graduate of the Dome Theatre Program, credits include: Janet (The Rocky Horror Show), Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Nadine (The Wild Party), Eve (Waiting for the Parade), Miss Prism (The Importance of Being Earnest), Madame Ranyevskaya (The Cherry Orchard).

 

VANCE GILLIS – Pizza Guy, Cowboy,Cousin Frank, Others

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Vance Gillis is a Nova Scotia-born actor, improvisor and writer. He teaches and performs at Montreal Improv Theartre as a member of troupes Megafauna, Dream Hunks and Monsters. He is also a member of the cast of Wild Heart Acres, a monthly mini-series. He has previously performed in Shane Adamczak’s serialized sci-fi comedy Captain Spaceship and does sketch comedy with 52 Pickup, who performed in Best Of The Fest at the 2013 Montreal Sketchfest. He is lead writer for 2014 Sketchfest troupe Ghost Town and will be directing an improvised mini-series this summer called 1979 about the fall of disco.

 





ZACK IS BACK…in Montreal!

8 04 2014

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New review for TRAMPOLINE

8 04 2014

Check out this sweet review for our Subiaco season of Trampoline on Perthculture.com.

“Shane Adamczak is a comic writing genius in my book. His short play Trampoline is one of the most endearingly whimsical love stories to grace the small stage I’ve ever seen. It packs such a ‘feel good’ punch that once its finished you’ll want to go straight back into the theatre and watch it all over again.” -PerthCulture.com

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TRAMPOLINE BOUNCES BACK!

24 03 2014

Straight off the back of the Vicious Circles Australian Tour and a sold-out Blue Room Theatre season in October, TRAMPOLINE returns for FOUR SHOWS ONLY at The Subiaco Arts Centre for their Independent Theatre Season.

We Are also proud to announce that the amazing Damon Lockwood will be joining myself and Amanda in the cast!

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW !

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THE END IS NIGH

14 03 2014

VICIOUS received a High Commendation at the Weekly Adelaide Fringe awards for Best Theatre, which was pretty awesome.

We also got another mention in The Sunday Mail’s Fringe round up The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

“The Good this year involved some great and challenging theatre that really raised the bar for people who like more than just comedy out of the Fringe.Leading the way was Weeping Spoon’s take on lies and fall of the Sex Pistols called Vicious Circles at the Wine Underground. It was in-your-face, confronting, brilliant drama that took you back to a  time when Anarchy ruled the UK.” -Matt Byrne, The Sunday Mail

ONLY ONE NIGHT left to catch the show! TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!

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