It has been an exciting few years for the members of From Stage to Stage.
In 2013, Dave Paddon, Dave Penney, Harry Ingram, and Hubert Furey came together to take a chance – hoping that people would be interested in seeing a full theatre show of recitations. Their expectations were exceeded when the show became a sold out success. Since then it has become an annual event, spawning a very successful CD in 2014. That same year they added an annual Holiday show which led to a Christmas album in 2016.
Individual accolades have followed as well. Several of their pieces have become popular on local radio with tracks like Dave Penny’s “Johnny Chrome” and Harry Ingram’s “The New School Marm” in regular rotation on local radio. Hubert Furey has published a collection of his stories entitled “As the Old Folks Would Say” (Flanker Press) while Dave Paddon has just recently released his own collection in print entitled “Half the Lies You Tell Aren’t True”.
And now, Dave, Dave, Harry, and Hubert are back at the Hall to celebrate 6 years of foolishness with From Stage to Stage 6.
The recitation has long been a staple form of amusement in Newfoundland and Labrador culture. Whether to deliver a story in a memorable fashion, delight listeners at a kitchen party, pass the time in a fishing stage, or to “say your piece” at a community concert, we have always been very adept at using the spoken word as entertainment. From Stage to Stage have been working to keep the form alive by putting their observations and experiences into recitation form. Whether being sentimental for days gone by, making light of everyday occurrences, paying tribute to those who have gone before, or by simply making us laugh ourselves silly, these fellows are enjoying keeping the tradition going.
Once again From Stage to Stage are taking the recitation out of the fishing stage and bringing it to the stage of the LSPU Hall, shining a spotlight on one of our most treasured traditions.
This show is assigned seating, so getting tickets early is a must for anyone who wants to be a part of this unique vent.
From Stage to Stage 6 happens at 8pm, May 10 at the LSPU hall, 3 Victoria Street, St. John’s.
Tickets $20, plus surcharges, and are available now at the LSPU Hall box office, 753-4531, or book online at www.rca.nf.ca
For more info, interview requests or audio materials for broadcast, call Roger Lockyer at Foleymore Entertainment at (709) 746-6825, or email email@example.com
The From Stage to Stage album is available for streaming at https://soundcloud.com/from-stage-to-stage/sets/from-stage-to-stage-newfoundland-and-labrador-recitations