"Toronto actor Brad Hampton has developed an excellent cabaret show with pianist Patti Loach...  Hampton is charismatic, he and Loach have excellent chemistry, the songs are just the right mix of funny, touching and irreverent, and the show's timing is impeccable, thanks to director Rae Ellen Bodie's careful guidance."

John Terauds, Musical Toronto.



September 19th, 2015, at Soulpepper's Saturday Night Cabaret series

at the Young Centre in Toronto's Distillery District


Tuesday November 11th, 2014 - Remembrance Day

The Picture of Happiness: a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto


and the Canadian Red Cross 

June Sunday November 9th, 2014: guest appearance at the Remembrance Day services

at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto.  

Sunday June 29, 2014, Toronto: The Jazz Bistro

Stops 1, 2 and 3 on the Prairie Encore Tour - June 21, 22 2014 - Winnipeg, Manitoba

with hosts Fred Penner, Monica Huisman, Geraldine De Braune and Shirley Elias 



The host for these shows was artist/social innovator - and Brad and Rae's dear friend - Mariette Sluyter.


"Pianist Patti Loach's home kitchen is a metaphor for her life: open, inviting, eclectic, and dominated by a Steinway semi-concert grand piano. She and musical theatre actor-singer Brad Hampton have toured their excellent show The Picture of Happiness, and are now back at home - offering two performances in her actual Beach-neighbourhood home.

This is a guaranteed treat." John Terauds, Musical Toronto, October 14, 2013


Marcia Whitehead opened the Toronto performances of

The Picture Of Happiness on Saturday October 19th (sold out) and Sunday October 20th!!! Read on...



June 27/28/29 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba, hosted by Fred Penner


  • "My motivation for hosting the show at my house was simply to bring this impressive, intimate production to a Winnipeg audience. I saw it three times in Toronto. I really love the show." Fred Penner, Winnipeg Free Press, June 26, 2013
  • “If you’re in a theatre space you’re sort of one step removed,” explained Fred Penner of the experience of watching the show in a home setting. “When you’re in a space like a kitchen… you are literally two steps away from the artist so you’re engaged on a different level than you would be in a more traditional theatrical setting.” Fred Penner, Metro Winnipeg, June 26, 2013

June 6/7/8 2013 at FaBLOOMosity (The Mercer Building) Edmonton, Alberta, hosted by Trevor Schmidt

June 1st 2013 at "Jazz in the Kitchen", The Beach, Toronto - sold out

October 19th-20th, 2012 at Gallery Fontana Swing - sold out. 

November 14, 2011: Excerpts from The Picture of Happiness at Birdland, New York.




August 18, 19, 20, 2011: The Picture of Happiness at Rebecca Northan's "Le Salon Secret", Toronto. Sold out.

July 30, 2011: The Picture of Happiness, The Beach, Toronto.