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Writing Symposium

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Cast announced for Dutch Mason blues musical

The cast of On the Road with Dutch Mason includes (L-R) front row: John Connolly, Hailey Gillis, Edward Murphy, and Brendan Wall. Back row: Cameron MacDuffee and Greg Gale.The world premiere of On the Road with Dutch Mason will open at The 2018 Charlottetown Festival at Confederation Centre on June 30, with Islander John Connolly in the role of Dutch Mason, Canada’s “Prime Minister of the Blues.”

After a slew of auditions this winter, Artistic Director Adam Brazier said it was a no-brainer to choose Connolly to play Dutch Mason.

“We needed to find an actor with remarkable musical skills with and an authentic voice and appreciation for the blues,” explains Brazier. “Dutch Mason was charming, funny, captivating and could raise the roof off any building he performed in. What luck for us to find such a perfectly unique and experienced artist right here on the Island with John Connolly who brings a wealth of performance experience and a vast musicality to the complex title role.”

“A lot of people don’t know who Dutch Mason is, so this is a great opportunity to share his story and his phenomenal music,” says Connolly.

Connolly will be accompanied by Festival newcomer Hailey Gillis, and Edward Murphy, Brendan Wall, Cameron MacDuffee, and Greg Gale.

Inspired by the non-fiction book On the Road with Dutch Mason by David Bedford and Harvey Sawler, the musical will take audiences on a fictional tour through Atlantic Canada with “The Prime Minister of the Blues.”

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Blaze

January 29–February 3
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, substance abuse
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Rolston String Quartet

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