Saturday December 7th, 2013
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Stephen Harper: The Musical
(or; How To Survive and Thrive In The Dying Days of the Empire Of Oil)
The Acclaimed New One-Man Show
Written And Performed By
at Mackenzie Hall
3277 Sandwich Street West, Windsor
Saturday, December 7th
doors open 7:30, show begins 8:00pm
Sunday, December 8th
doors open 1:30, show begins at 2pm
Tickets $ 15.00 in advance at Mackenzie Hall Box office (519) 255-7600
or at the door for $18.00

Music, theatre, puppetry and politics combine in a new play examining our current Canadian political climate and in particular our Prime Minister Stephen Harper, (who actually doesn’t like to see that word “climate”, it makes him think of those annoying environmental ‘terrorists’ ). James uses humour, political commentary, pathos, 18 original songs, spoken word, hundreds of projected images, audience participation, a ‘creepy’ puppet, and an activist’s passion to show where we are and where we can go as a nation. Many Canadians feel their voices aren’t heard under the “Harper Government” and James Gordon’s clever, fun musical helps answer the serious questions about what Canadians can do to help make a change.
Audiences will be familiar with James Gordon for his work as a singer-songwriter, with 40 albums to his credit over a thirty-year international career. His current CD “Coyote’s Calling” reached #2 in February on the Canadian national roots radio airplay charts, and the album includes some of the songs from “Stephen Harper: The Musical”. His classic “Frobisher Bay” has been recorded and performed by hundreds of acts world-wide and was an audition piece for “Canadian Idol.” His song “Mining For Gold” was featured on the Cowboy Junkies’ landmark album “The Trinity Sessions” and was heard in John Sayles’ film “Silver City.”
His plays “Hardscrabble Road”, (about homeless and globalization issues), “Nastee´ Business”, (about the bottled water scam), and “Tryst And Snout”, (a hillbilly adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream) established him as a skilled playwright with an eye for using musical theatre as a vehicle for pointed social commentary. A resident songwriter for 12 years with two CBC radio shows, “Basic Black” and Ontario Morning helped to craft his comedy skills, and twenty years with the Canadian Folk Trio Tamarack gave him a nation-wide outlet for his music about Canada’s Heritage and Identity. Gordon has been very involved with community activist issues in Guelph, and in fact ran in the last provincial election as a candidate for MPP. (hint, – not for the Conservative Party.)


Mackenzie Hall
3277 Sandwich Street West
Windsor, Ontario

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