Paul Anthony’s Talent Time returns to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, June 1 for the Third Annual Psychedelic Summer Trip, presented by Pocket Live. Join us as we head out on a journey through the cosmos for the last show of the season – and the last ever to be broadcast on Shaw TV. This is, traditionally, the weirdest show of the year.
Tickets $12 in advance HERE | $14 at the door
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00 pm
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. Sorry, Groupons and passes not accepted for this event.
✔ PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS!
Many people believe the Rio has ghosts. Some people have experienced this first hand. While in a delicate, heightened state we will watch some real-life ghost hunters explore the theatre with thier ghost busting gadgets and perhaps mingle with the afterlife?
✔COMEDIAN COLIN COWAN!
You may recognize Colin as our sometimes band leader, captain of the China Cloud or as a mainstay of The Hero Show. This werid and wonderful fella with perform an opera inspired piece, perfect for our psychodelic show. Hold on to your minds, it’s Colin Cowan!
✔ COMEDIAN CARLA MAH!
Carla performs regularly as a cast member of Instant Theatre, as one half of improv/sketch comedy duo Carmelahhh, and as a member of all-female improv troupe Nasty Women. She will be performing a really funny and strange piece that I like allot.
✔ YOUNG SINGER: LAUREN WEBB!
She has the voice of an angel and is going to sing a song that will make your heart melt (even if you are 100% sober)
✔ OLDER ADULT CREATIVE DANCE: DEZZA DANCE!
“Their dance is immediate, improvisational, and passionate. Rather than dancing to music, they become it as they channel the eclectic soundtracks provided by lead artist Desirée Dunbar – from Neil Young to classical orchestral symphonies.”- Claire Robson, Arts & Heatlth.
✔ A GIANT PLAY PARACHUT!
The kind you played underneath in elementary school. We will try and get as many of you involved as possible. FUN!
✔ PRE SHOW ENTERTAINMENT:
People are invited to “drop-in” at 7 when the doors open. There will be live mystical music and a guilded meditaion leading up to the 8pm show. Come early and arrive with us.
★ Co host Ryan Beil!
★ House band Aaron Charles Read!
★ Chill out tent!
★ Good vibes!
★ Much more TBA!
“There’s no funner night out than the monthly Talent Time.” – – The Georgia Straight
“Talent Time is the most innovative, raucous, totally silly and inspired show I have seen in years. Watching it is like freebasing sheer fun!”
– – Matthew Hays, Globe & Mail/CBC Arts Online
“A cult phenomenon that’s been flying under the radar…since 2008. A true comedy original. Talent Time defies genre. You have to experience it to truly appreciate it.” – Guy MacPherson, The Georgia Straight