Live Theatre @ Artword Artbar - Hamilton, Ontario
Cu'Fu? (Who did it?)
Theatre production written and performed by Charly Chiarelli, directed and dramaturged by Ronald Weihs.
Cu’Fu?, the show that made him famous, is Charly’s hilarious and touching tribute to his crazy Sicilian family in the North End of Hamilton. His father’s bewilderment at the automatic record changer, his mother’s uncanny ability to read faces, and the unexpected reaction of both when they discover Charly is smoking “Mario Lanza”, create a portrait that is both affectionate and achingly funny.

Charly's Piano
Charly Chiarelli’s heartwarming Christmas show about how he organized a fundraiser to buy a piano for the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in 1972. An Artword Theatre Production, directed by Ronald Weihs. Charly’s Piano is the true story about how Charly went to work as a psychiatric assistant at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto. The year was 1972, Toronto was full of music and hippies, and the Clarke was exploring new techniques in mental health. Charly, harmonica and all, fit right in. Pretty soon, he’s organizing a fundraiser to buy a piano for the patients to play. At first, no one signs up, but when the “Cat Lady” says she’ll sing a song, the idea takes off. Patients, doctors, nurses perform in a sell-out concert. But the story isn’t over. Charly and a patient known as “The Duchess” travel by public transit to a mansion on the outskirts of Toronto and buy the piano. And at Christmas, the piano is in the lounge, where Charly leads patients and staff (and audience) in Christmas songs and carols.
The Decision
Written by David Laing Dawson
Produced by Marlaise Dawson
Directed by Ronald Weihs 
Design, lighting, stage management by Judith Sandiford

David Dawson's powerful drama is set in Holland on May 16, 1940 after the Nazis have occupied The Netherlands.  Two young Dutch army officers meet to decide whether to report to Nazi headquarters as ordered, or to resist.  It is a life-and-death decision, but how do you know which is which?  David Dawson based his play on real people in his wife's family, who faced that  decision on that date.
La Nuit de Glace Cabaret
A mesmerising performance by the Hamilton Aerial Group
February 10, 2018 at
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Spanjazz @ The Pearl Company
The unique sound of a 6 piece world-beat  Jazz ensemble.  Featuring Gary Santucci - guitar, Jordan Abraham - keyboard, Aidan Sibley - trombone, Jeff Plumbley - trumpet, Vince Waters - drums and James Gannett - bass.
The Acoustics
Live @ Grant Avenue Studio, February 15, 2018
" Victoria's Sorrow"
Original music composed by The Acoustics.
Accordion:  Alfonso Spoto
Violin:  Bonnie Bell
Acoustic Guitar:  Vincent Spoto
"Hypnotic Darkness"
Original music composed by The Acoustics.
Accordion:  Alfonso Spoto
Violin:  Bonnie Bell
Acoustic Guitar:  Vincent Spoto

Lance Darren Cole
Bookbinding Workshops, Poet & Singer
@ The Cotton Factory

Television Promotions

Doug Smith - Trauma Code

The Amazing Kreskin

Nepal Tribute - Recorded "live" @ the Registry.

Stan Rogers Benefit - Recorded "live" @ the Registry.

Additional Credits

Production Management
Responsible for the complete production management, leadership and oversight of a a wide variety of TV productions that included local, regional and national programs.
CTV National News, Canada AM, CTV Question Period, Grand Old Country, Stars On Ice, Red Fisher Show, The Amazing Kreskin, CTV- W5. 
Billy Graham Crusades & TV specials. 
Specials: "Stubby Pringle's Christmas - Hallmark of fame. 
Miss USA & Miss Univese - Beauty Pageant  Live.
CBS Santa Claus Parade - Toronto