Jamming for a cause

Jamming for a cause
Hosts Seamus O’Regan and Allan Hawco welcome the crowd

We went on the road for this inaugural Sea and be Scene feature, taking in an East Coast Extravaganza at the Virgin Mobile Mod club in Toronto. Great Friends, fantastic fans and a super band gathered for a very special concert in support of The Company Theatre. Founded by actors Allan Hawco and Philip Riccio back in 2005, The Company Theatre’s award-winning productions have been appreciated by both audiences and critics alike. The annual fundraiser has been growing each year and this was their biggest – thanks to the headliner. “That’s Alan Doyle right,” Hawco explains. “Alan kept adding amazing musicians to the list and being super enthusiastic and helpful and supportive. Everyone’s support… it’s amazing.”

Backstage at The Company Theatre

Assembled in the performers lounge before the show. (L-R): Company Theatre Board members Barb Lockhart, Catherine Davey and Seamus O’Regan, musician Murray Foster, Philip Riccio, Allan Hawco, Republic of Doyle co-creator, co-executive producer Perry Chafe, Alan Doyle, musicians Greg Hawco, Barry Canning and Patrick Boyle.

Alan Doyle

Alan Doyle rocking the room.

Damhnait Doyle and Stuart Cameron, along with Blake Manning and Peter Fusco (not seen) make up The Heartbroken.

Damhnait Doyle and Stuart Cameron, along with Blake Manning and Peter Fusco (not seen) make up The Heartbroken.

 
Jam session at East Coast Extravaganza

(L-R) Patrick Boyle, Barry Canning, (back on) Stuart Cameron, Greg Hawco, Alan Doyle, Blake Manning (drums), Kendel Carson, Murray foster and Keith Power (keys).

Ed Robertson

Bare Naked Ladies band member Ed Robertson.

G. Behind the scenes and in the green room with the gang as Allan Hawco tweets a picture of brother Greg (hashtag #NFLDjam). Also pictured (l-r) Damhnait Doyle, the top of Seamus O’Regan’s head and Alan Doyle giving a big ol’ hug to Stuart Cameron.

Behind the scenes and in the green room with the gang as Allan Hawco tweets a picture of brother Greg (hashtag #NFLDjam). Also pictured (l-r) Damhnait Doyle, the top of Seamus O’Regan’s head and Alan Doyle giving a big ol’ hug to Stuart Cameron.

Watch SABStv special “The Company Theatre Concert” at seaandbescene.com. All photographs by Rick O’Brien for The Company Theatre (rickobrienphotographer.com, www.companytheatre.ca)

Stephanie Beaumont
About Stephanie Beaumont

Stephanie Beaumont is the president, CEO & creative director of Sea and be Scene, an entertainment-based magazine-style website designed to celebrate the four Atlantic provinces. She’s also the executive producer & host of SEA AND BE SCENE TV broadcasting on Bell Aliant FibreOP’s Community ONE. Visit seaandbescene.com and follow her on Twitter @seaandbescene

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