Music, Comedy, Theatre!

By Contributor
March 21st, 2014

As part of the 2013/2014 Performance Series, the Rossland Council of Arts and Culture would like to present Lorne Elliott. We are pleased to have this current tour stop in Rossland this April!  His ever changing one-man concert performance of humorous stories, funny songs and 26 years of professional stage experience has garnered a loyal audience. He has surprising ways of looking at the world around him, creating lasting images in the mind’s eye with his clever use of the language and his unique stage presentation.  His musical talents are also displayed through a variety of instruments which he plays in often surprising fashions: from J.S. Bach on the electric guitar to Jimmy Hendrix on the ukulele.

Canadian born Lorne Elliott has performed from Newfoundland to New York City, from Los Angeles to Australia and points in between. Lorne started performing in 1974 as a folk musician in East Coast Canada. At the same time he kept writing fiction as well as songs, monologues and one-liners. The outcome of such training is a very special show of comedy and music, totally original, entertaining, foolish and uplifting.

As well as being a humorist, storyteller and musician, Lorne is also a playwright. He has received numerous awards throughout the years for his plays including “Best New Play Award at the Quebec Drama Festival” in 1983 and his first novel titled “Beach Reading” has been selected as a finalist for the Hugh MacLennan fiction prize in the Quebec Writers Federation 2013 Awards.

Lorne is well-known to the audience for starring in his own CBC Radio Comedy Series “Madlyoff in All Directions” which went on for 11 Seasons. His latest project for CBC is called “Chasing the Big Silly” and is currently on tour with “The Collected Mistakes” throughout stages in North American theatres.

“Elliot’s act was nothing short of brilliant, and I wanted to see more”

: Kevin Zimmerman – New York City GOOD TIMES

“A genuine and talented nut-case…quick-witted and relevant”: Tom Reagan – Halifax DAILY NEWS

Don’t miss this unforgettable event coming to Rossland, April 10th at the Miners’ Union Hall. Tickets are sold in Rossland at Out of the Cellar and in Trail at the Charles Bailey Theatre, $20 or at the door $25.

For more background, info, live clips and reviews see www.lorne-elliott.com

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