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Raised on TV #3

Raised on TV #3

Now in its third season, Raised on Television (RoTV3) is taking a look at Canadian television with its latest production coming up in February.

“The audience seems to really enjoy Raised on Television—there’s something about seeing familiar shows brought to life on stage,” Grace Kimpinski, producer, said when asked about bringing the show back for another season, “and there’s so much to work with

Shining the light

Shining the light
Spotlight Theatre in Summerside

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

In early November a water pipe burst behind the costume room of Spotlight School of Arts Inc. in Summerside. Most of the costumes used by the school were saved thanks to the quick thinking of Executive Director Reasha Walsh and staff. However, the school’s big production of The Nutcracker had to be cancelled.

“We were heartbroken. Not for

What we need

The Four Tellers

The Guest Book
by Gordon Cobb

Stellar performers David Weale, Alan Buchanan, Gary Evans and Dennis King would agree that nobody can really pinpoint what exactly accounted for the huge pleasure The Four Tellers sparked in Islanders and tourists alike.

For me, after reflecting on this question for some time, the answer has become quite clear. This success has absolutely nothing do

Matt Marr workshop

Matt Marr, a Los Angeles based dancer, teacher, actor and performer, will headline the 8th annual Holiday Dance Workshop, presented in Charlottetown on January 2.

Originally from New Brunswick, Matt has appeared on GLEE, The Voice, Todrick Hall’s Todrick MTV show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Russell Peters Christmas Special, with Ellen Degerenes’ in her 2014 Oscar Trailer, and in the feature film Dancin’

DuffleBag Theatre

DuffleBag Theatre
Family show comes to Georgetown and Summerside

Family-friendly theatrical company, DuffleBag Theatre, comes to the Island for two shows this December 30 performing at Harbourfront Theatre and King’s Playhouse. 

Since 1992, the self-proclaimed “nearly world-famous” theatre troupe has traveled the globe with their original adaptations of fairy tales and classic stories. Their trademark wit,

Feast Dinner Theatre: Boot camp

Feast Dinner Theatre: Boot camp
Actors prepare for Twas the Night: Christmas in Kandahar

The latest Feast Dinner Theatre musical comedy is Twas the Night: Christmas in Kandahar. It extends the warmth of home to the heart of troops stationed overseas.

The production not only celebrates the milestone of 40 successful seasons for Feast Dinner Theatres but, coincides with the 100th anniversary of the First World War. “This is a

Rainbow Valley

Un-Annie Valley

Review by Sean McQuaid 

When is an Anne of Green Gables story not an Anne story? When it’s writer/director Hank Stinson’s entirely Anne-free stage musical adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1919 novel Rainbow Valley

Granted, the novel itself isn’t steeped in Anne content. The fifth of LMM’s books featuring Anne Blythe (née Shirley), Rainbow Valley offers a

Opportunity for women actors

ACT to produce 12 Angry Women in spring of 2019

Next spring ACT will be staging 12 Angry Women, which will feature thirteen female roles. The play is an adaptation by Reginald Rose and Sherman Sergel of Rose’s 12 Angry Men, which was a hugely popular film and stage production. It is gripping jury-room drama—set in a grubby and steamy courthouse in New York in the 1950s—about the ordinary

Select casting announced

Select casting announced
Mamma Mia! and Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical

Artistic Director Adam Brazier, on behalf of Confederation Centre of the Arts, has announced select casting for The 2019 Charlottetown Festival. Sponsored by CIBC, the Festival includes six productions and runs June 28 to September 28.

Rebecca Poff and Katie Kerr will star as mother and daughter Donna and Sophie in Mamma Mia!, a co-production with

2019 Island Fringe Festival

Now taking applications

The 2019 Island Fringe Festival takes place August 1–4. As always, the Island Fringe is 100% site-specific, matching the unconventional shows that Fringe Festivals are famous for with equally unconventional venues. 

Applications are now open and it's free to apply. Visit to fill out the Google form. Deadline is January 15, 2019 (6 pm

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January 25–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity, mature subject matter
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón, [ ... ]

PEI Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor Dina Gilbert will lead  February 24
Zion Church  The PEI Symphony Or [ ... ]

Bluegrass at the Carriage House

February 3
Beaconsfield Carriage House Janet McGarry and Wildwood, a favourite PEI band, will be fea [ ... ]

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Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]