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Raising Curtain Call

Gala will celebrate success of performing arts company, showcase past and present and talents and fundraise for a permanent theatre building.

Curtain Call Performing Arts Company promises an “unforgettable night of entertainment” in celebration of musical theatre and to showcase its past and present talents. The evening also serves as a fundraiser for the not-for-profit company, which aspires to lease its own theatre building as well as continue to bring its productions and programming to audiences and students in the Hamilton Mountain and Binbrook areas.

Friends since kindergarten, co-founders and artistic directors Danielle Viola and Kat Baranowski have grown Curtain Call PAC, building an ambitious production and programming schedule and enduring through the make-or-break years of the pandemic. Over those years they have produced an impressive list of youth and adult musical theatre productions, including 13 The Musical, Seussical JR, Alice in Wonderland JR, Jungle Book KIDS, Cabaret, Next to Normal, Into the Woods, The Little Mermaid JR, Dinosaurs Before Dark, Frozen JR, The Addams Family, Heathers the Musical, High School Musical, 101 Dalmatians and Godspell.

This Thursday evening promises live performances and “delightful surprises.” Event tickets will not only provide purchasers with entry to the gala’s featured show but will serve as an entry in a raffle where the winner will take home a pair of tickets to CCPAC’s upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar (for which auditions were recently held), as well as a package of complimentary treats and free parking. There will also be draws for an additional three special prizes including a one-year enrolment in a CCPAC class; a CCPAC season ticket package; and a CCPAC summer camp registration.

Curtain Call is a small-yet-mighty theatre company that credits an extended community of volunteers including Viola and Baranowski’s family members and the parents of its students for being able to achieve its vision. It holds as a central commitment the intention to accept all performers and nurture their talent, creativity, and confidence while fostering a lifelong appreciation for the performing arts.

Aiming to create an inclusive and positive environment in which to learn and create, Curtain Call provides opportunities for performers of all ages to develop transferable skills related to communication, self confidence, teamwork, and relationship-building along with singing, dancing, acting, costuming, make-up, props and set design. Classes are held at the Binbrook Agricultural Society Hall for age groups, starting at five years old. There is a summer camp (ages 4+) as well as theatre intensives and a masterclass series for youth and adults.

After the show, attendees are welcome to stay for more refreshments, a cast and crew meet-and-greet, and some other “special surprises.”

If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to support the cause, CCPAC is holding its 50/50 raffle in person and virtually. Contact the company directly for more details.

Curtain Call Performing Arts Company beckons: “This is your opportunity to be part of something truly special. Dust off your finest attire, warm up your vocal cords, and prepare for a night of pure theatrical magic at Curtain Call: The Gala!”


June 27
7 to 9 p.m. (+ intermission)
Gasworks Theatre
141 Park St. N., Hamilton
Tickets: $65
Buy online here
Box office: (905) 541-6803 or the CCPAC website
Email: contact@curtaincallpac.ca