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Learn to Skate

Program registration now open The City of Charlottetown and go!PEI, through the Canadian Tire Jumps [ ... ]

this town is small Residencies

Ashley Anne Clark and Jared Perry are the two jury-selected artists for the inaugural year of the Pa [ ... ]

Dancing Lessons

Essence of romance

Review by Ivy Wigmore

(Spoiler Alert)

It would be fair to say they got off on the wrong foot. Senga Quinn, played by Melissa Kramer, is in hiding from the aunt who raised her and also from a former fiance. Senga is a small-town girl who came to New York City to pursue a promising career in dance. As the play opens, we find her slumped on her couch, surrounded by the booze, pills
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The Four Tellers: The Last Laugh

Island laughs

Review by Christopher McGarry

Performed, written & directed by 
David Weale, Gary Evans, Alan Buchanan and Dennis King

Supported by
Rachel Beck and Bennett Buell (music)

The Show
Over the past four years, these well-known Islanders have made a considerable name for themselves on the local entertainment scene telling hilarious and sometimes sad stories about the rich heritage of
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Here's to 40!

Cake News

Review by Sean McQuaid  

Performed & Written by
Sherri-Lee Pike (Stephanie) 

Directed by
Alison Hart (also script editor)

Supported by
Brandon Roy (voice-overs/music director/voice coach), Adam MacGregor (lead guitarist) 

The Story
Repeatedly heartbroken romantic Stephanie reflects on life in general and her love life in particular as she prepares to celebrate her
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Anne & Gilbert—The Musical

Islander through and through

Review by Cassandra Bernard

Performed by
Rebecca Parent (Anne Shirley), Josh Wiles (Gilbert Blythe), Rebecca Griffin (Diana Barry), Cathy Grant (Marilla Cuthbert), Margot Sampson (Rachel Lynde), Melissa MacKenzie (Josie Pye/Sophmore), Aaron Crane (Moody MacPherson), Morgan Wagner (Philippa Gordon), Brandon Howard Roy (Royal Gardner), Mark Fraser (Mr.
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The Short & Long of It: A Summer Improv-aganza

Fireside Chatter

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Performed by
Sarah Brown, Jill Chandler, Patti Larsen, Kirstin Lund, Doris MacPhee, Nancy McLure, Caron Prins and Monica Rafuse (full disclosure: this reviewer’s sister — hey, it’s a small island); plus the godmother of PEI improv, Laurie Murphy, was a spur-of-the-moment special guest on June 8, a nifty surprise treat. 

The Story
What story? It’s
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Jesus Christ Superstar

Faithful and Fresh

Review by Sean McQuaid

In the beginning, lyricist Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber created the 1970 rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar. Strong album sales said: "Let there be a 1971 Broadway musical version." It was fruitful and multiplied, producing many revivals and adaptations both staged and filmed; and in its 47th year, director Adam Brazier remounted
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Dream Chaser

Dream Chaser
Hypnotizing

Review by Chris McGarry

Looking for something to do this summer?
Get hypnotized.

Performed by
Matt MacPhee

Written and directed by
Matt MacPhee

Supported by
Curtis MacNevin (tech)

The Show
Charlottetown–based hypnotist Matt MacPhee had a small though enthusiastic audience intrigued and dying of laughter with his zany, fun–filled act. The family–friendly display of professional hypnotism
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Music lover

Music lover
Profile: Debbie Atkinson

by Jane Ledwell

Debbie Atkinson volunteered for the first East Coast Music Awards that came to Charlottetown, in 1996, out of love of music and challenges. Debbie says: “I caught on with traditional music, and I didn’t know I would. I didn’t think I would love fiddles.” Debbie has now been part of bringing live traditional music and storytelling to every corner of Prince
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Some Upcoming Events

9th Grand Ruisseau Song Festival

September 28–30
Mont-Carmel Parish Hall The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial [ ... ]

The Thank You Canada Tour

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and more in Summerside November 15
Credit Union Place Canada [ ... ]

On the Bright Side

Barra MacNeils come to Harbourfront with new album October 5
Harbourfront Theatre  The Barra M [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]