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The Picture of Happiness tells the true story of the discovery of an old photograph that singer-storyteller Brad Hampton finds in his grandmother's basement when he is just twenty-three years old. Hidden away for decades, the photo, taken just before WWII, is of two soldiers sitting together on a picnic blanket. Smiling, with their arms around each other, the two young men are the picture of happiness. Over the course of a funny, moving and intimate hour, Brad makes the connection between his life today and the life his grandfather lived in 1943.
Directed by Rae Ellen Bodie, Brad and pianist Patti Loach lovingly and hilariously depict a colourful cast of characters through storytelling and songs from the worlds of contemporary cabaret and musical theatre.
"It's what you'd want in a cabaret: it's personal, it has both humour and heart, and both Brad and Patti are compelling performers." - Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal
"This is a guaranteed treat." - John Terauds, Musical Toronto
"The Picture of Happiness feels like spending an hour... with a very talented friend who revels in the act of storytelling and also just happens to sing like a dream." - Drew Rowsome, FAB Magazine
Tickets from $20 (prices include all fees and taxes)