A Little Something Silly: KW’s two-day improv extravaganza

Hey KW, it’s been a hot minute since we’ve seen a weekend of live improv in town — and the Podcavern is ready to change that with A Little Something Silly!

Join us April 7-8 at the Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre for two nights of mischief, mayhem and make-em-ups with some of most talented performers from the region (and beyond!). Each night will feature four fabulous acts guaranteed* to make you giggle with glee. Watch this space over the next couple of weeks as our exciting lineup is announced!

Tickets are available on Eventbrite for $15/night, or $18 at the door (if we don’t sell out in advance!). Get ‘em while they’re hot — we can’t wait to see you there!

*not a legally binding guarantee

NUMUS presents: Incantations

Violist Marlena Pellegrino curates and performs a dynamic program of solo and duo works including an original world premiere for viola and spoken word. She is joined by percussionist Yang Chen and actor and poet Kelsey Rideout. 

NUMUS: Hub New Music

The ensemble of “contemporary chamber trailblazers” (Boston Globe), Hub New Music makes its Canadian debut. Hub will give Canadian premieres of new works by Daniel Thomas Davis, Jessica Meyer, Angélica Negrón, James Diaz, and Michael Ippolito. Ippolito’s Capriccio rounds out the program and is a three-movement work inspired by the paintings of Hans Hofmann.

Presented by NUMUS as part of their 2022–23 season. Tickets are pay-what-you-can.

NUMUS: Orchid Trio

Established in 1997, the JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble is acclaimed as “one of the most adventurous groups uniting Eastern and Western musical traditions” (Georgia Straight). The trio is made up of internationally renowned musicians Lan Tung (Taiwan/Canada) on the erhu/Chinese violin & vocals, Dailin Hsieh (Taiwan/Canada) on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard (Canada) on percussion, including the marimba. The ensemble regularly commissions and premieres new compositions. It has embraced a variety of styles in its repertoire, ranging from Taiwanese and Chinese music, World Music, New Music to Creative Improvisation.

This concert is presented by NUMUS as part of their 2022–23 season. Tickets are pay-what-you-can.

They’re Going Places comedy tour

Three of Canada’s funniest comedians are on a coast-to-coast tour of Canada and will be performing ONE NIGHT at Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre! Come see Moe Ismail, Jesse Singh, and Abbas Wahab live on our stage.

Doors at 8:00pm, show starts at 8:30.

Flush Ink presents UnHinged: a Festival of Disturbing Theatre

In August, six playwrights were sent to disturbing locations where they were left to write a play. They arrived at their destinations with no idea where they were going or what they were going to write, allowing the environment to influence their stories…and it did. Welcome to the Write or Flight RESPONSE.

We’ve been doing this since 2011, and have been amazed with the concepts and quality of writing that has emerged from this. Many plays have gone on to be performed at other festivals and venues. We have sent playwrights to haunted hotel rooms, a barn filled with not quite feral cats (the playwright did not mention she was allergic), mausoleums, empty stores, et al.

Three of the plays written during Write or Flight will be presented on the main stage of for Flush Ink Productions’ UnHinged Festival of Disturbing Theatre, with two more presented during the Saturday Matinee. The plays include:

  • ROPE by Jenn Weatherall
  • CORPORATE FINCH by Taylor Marie Graham
  • HEAVEN’S KNIFE by Joshua Bosworth (never yet performed, written at the height of COVID)
  • SCARLET RAIN by Paddy Gillard-Bentley
  • STILL by Diana Lobb

One ticket covers all three main stage plays. Note: Thursday’s performance will only include two plays, which will be reflected in the ticket price. The Saturday afternoon show, other plays from Write or Flight + Heaven’s Knife, is non-ticketed, play what you can at the door.

Full festival schedule

Thursday, December 88pm: Corporate Finch; 9pm: Rope; 9:30pm: Scarlet Rain
Friday, December 98pm: Rope; 8:30pm: Heaven’s Knife; 9pm: Corporate Finch
Saturday, December 10 (matinée, PWYC at the door)2pm: Scarlet Rain; 2:30pm: Heaven’s Knife; 3pm: Still
Saturday, December 10 (evening)8pm: Corporate Finch; 9pm: Rope; 9:30pm: Heaven’s Knife

A Family Christmas Concert featuring Jamie Warren & Katy Topham

Join Jamie Warren & Katy Topham for some family harmonies on their originals and your favourite Christmas tunes! 

Jeremy Williams will join on guitar, there will be free hot chocolate and a cash bar available. We will also be doing some charitable giving so stay tuned on what to bring for that!

Doors are at 7:30, the show runs 8-10pm. Tickets are $25 at EventBrite or at the door.