The Flame

THE FLAME!
4th Annual Holiday/Christmas Season Edition
and Live TV taping

TICKETS: $20 at the door.
Doors open at 5pm-ish so first come, first served.
*Seating is limited so get there early!*

FEATURING: The best of the best!
Tetsuro Shigematsu, Beverley Elliott, Charlie Demers, BC Lee, Kevin Kerr, Matt Payne, Jenn Griffin, Morgan Brayton, Joey Lesperance and special music guests: Brass Monkey Bluegrass!

Hosted by the delightful Deb Williams,

The Flame: Holiday Season Edition
Wednesday November 5th
7pm @ Cottage Bistro
4470 Main Street, Vancouver

Join us for this Holiday Season classic of True Storytelling featuring some of Vancouver’s finest raconteurs. An unforgettable evening of poignant, thoughtful and side-splitting hilarious true tales of this joyous and complicated time of year.

Presented in collaboration with METRO VANCOUVER this live event will be filmed and aired on Shaw Television in December. Be a part of our audience and experience THE FLAME as it was meant to be seen: Live and in person!

Happy Holidays and we look forward to seeing you!

Joel Wirkkunen & Deb Williams
~Producers of The Flame~

…what was I thinking

vancouver-fringe-festivalIt is so close. Friday will be here in 2 days. Yowsa. Went to the opening gala last night. The Fringe has turned into such a wonderfully, sophisticated, creative event. I am so proud to be a part of it. Doing a story and song tonight at the FLAME. Test run of new material. Exciting and makes me want to lie down at the same time. Hope people have made plans, bought tickets and are planning to come. I am proud of this show too.

Love my director and best friend Kerry Sandormisky, and Bill Costin on piano is cracking us up everyday.
fun fun fun. Making art while laughing is a truly lovely way to life your life.

First day of rehearsal….yippee

We did it. We all got together in the same room and I read words on a paper. Words that I have written. Somehow, some way, all these words are going to make a show. A play. The words brought laugher, tears, songs, the whole shebang! It appears it’s going to work.
I am really excited and humbled. Please remind me of these feelings come September.

There are still a few words needing to be written… but hey….we don’t open for a month. Yikes. It is indeed exactly one month until we open. AHHHH keep breathing.

Here is my great team….most of them. First day of rehearsal

Saturna Island

Just got back from a glorious gig on Saturna Island. Singing in the sunshine with my pals Linda Kidder, Rae Armour, and the fabulous Daryl Jahnke, our group AUGUST. (www.augustmusic.net)
So much fun. The gulf islands are magical and can truly force one to tap into that place they call ‘chilling out.’
So much beauty. So little stress.

Off to Storybrook tomorrow to film ‘Once Upon a Time’ and then into the rehearsal hall on Wednesday for day one of rehearsing….didn’t see that coming. Big energy in the heart right now. Lots to do, lots to learn, lots to be grateful for.