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Royal Winnipeg Ballet auditions

Until January 25, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) School Professional Division will hold auditions a [ ... ]

Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild

The Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild meets on the third Wednesday of the month at The Jack Blanchard Fami [ ... ]

Best of The Island Fringe Festival

Dynamic Duos 

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Most years at the Island Fringe, I can narrow my favourite show down to one or two contenders by the end of the festival. This year, three shows were pretty much neck-and-neck in my affections come the end: Cardboard Countess, Half a Star and Wild Card.

All three plays have something in common beyond quality entertainment: they’re either two-handers
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Realizations

This is Her Life 

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Like some of the other shows at this year’s Island Fringe Festival, Realizations is dark, brave and quasi-autobiographical. Staged by Small Town Queer Menace Productions, this play explores issues regarding rape culture and forging one’s own sexual identity, as written by Kandace Hagen and directed by Rory Starkman. Based in part on incidents
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The Island Fringe Festival

Fringe Fried  

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Your crumbling correspondent somehow made it through the Island Fringe Festival’s newly supersized slate of ten shows in one humid, tiring-yet-fun August weekend. Limits imposed by my old nemeses time and space mean a few shows (Cardboard Countess, Half a Star, Realizations and Wild Card) are featured in expanded reviews while the rest of the
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Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™

Welcome Visitor

Review by Doug Gallant 

Anne of Green Gables returned to the stage of the Charlottetown Festival to find she is still P.E.I.’s most welcome summer visitor.

More than 50 years after the curtain first rose on an orphaned girl with red hair and freckles waiting at the train station to begin a new life with a new family in Avonlea the desire to be part of her journey has never
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Great Scot!

Full of pride

Review by Norah Pendergast 

Written, directed, choreographed by 
Sheila O’Brien

Performed by
Brad Simkulet, Miloš Simkulet, and Eric Pidgeon.

Live band
Director Peter Gallant, Christine Gallant, Max Gallant and fiddler, Gilbert Arsenault. Faculty and students of the College of Piping, Head Piper, James MacHattie, Dance Instructors, Samantha MacKay and Daniel Carr

The Story
Led
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My Stompin’ Grounds—A Stompin' Tom Story

Ketchup loves potatoes

Review by Jan Cox

Performers
Chad Matthews (Tom Connors), Alyssa Harper (Sam Doyle), Paul Shea (Bernadine Doyle), Helen LeClair (Eileen Doyle), Brayden McGuigan (Hubey Keefe)

Directed by
Cheryl Doucette

Written by
Erin Dunn Keefe

The show
The show begins with the final song from Stompin’ Tom at a Prince Edward Island concert. We move to a house party in Skinner’s Pond that was
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Music from the Hills of Home — Janet McGarry and Wildwood

Heartfelt music

Review by Jan Cox

Performed by
Janet McGarry and Wildwood

Supported by
Serge Bernard, (banjo, guitar, mandola, vocals), Dylan Ferguson, (guitar, vocals), Denise McLeod, (fiddle, viola, vocals), Gail Mullen, (upright bass, vocals)

The Show
Multi bluegrass award winner Janet McGarry and her band Wildwood took to the stage for the opening night of “Janet McGarry, Music from the Hills of
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Dial “M” for Murder

Intriguing

Review by Jane Ledwell

Regular readers of my reviews over the years here will know that my partner is, uh, a reluctant theatre-goer, so it is a testament to the consistent quality of the Watermark Theatre’s productions that he suggests we go there at least once a summer. This year his pick was Dial “M” for Murder. Reader, he was not disappointed.

Frederick Knott’s 1952 play (the basis
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What They Had

November 26–December 2
City Cinema PG, coarse language
Dir: Elizabeth Chomko, US, 101 min. Hilary S [ ... ]

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Thursdays
Eptek Centre  The Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Films are screened each Thurs [ ... ]

UPEI Wind Symphony

November 15
Homburg Theatre The UPEI Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Karem J Simon, will p [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]