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Alzheimer caregiver support

Alzheimer caregiver support groups are held in 3 locations across PEI. All are welcome to attend. T [ ... ]

Takin Care of Business

Music PEI re-brands New Business Growth Program  In 2016 Music PEI launched the New Business G [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Acadian showman
Profile: Christian Gallant

by Jane Ledwell

Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at this year’s closing show of the Acadian Festival, creating a lot of work for the show’s artistic director, Christian Gallant, charged with keeping tabs on them all. As a contract event organizer, stage manager, proposal writer, communications and marketing expert, and social media voice, you could say
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Mary’s Wedding

Mary’s Wedding
Sandstone Theatre Company at Watermark Theatre

In 1918, the Great War drew to an end after taking the lives of nearly 61,000 Canadians while wounding an additional 172,000. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One (WWI), and with support from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Sandstone Theatre Company presents Mary’s Wedding at the Watermark Theatre in Rustico.

Written
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Charlottetown Festival 2019

Charlottetown Festival 2019
Lifting the curtain

Mama Mia!, Kronborg, Atlantic Blue, Anne and more

Confederation Centre has announced the playbill for The Charlottetown Festival.

Sponsored by CIBC, the Festival will commence June 28 with the much anticipated return of Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical. This original Canadian work has become a favourite for Islanders who recall the 1975 production starring Brent Carver and
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Stage couple

Stage couple

Married actors Madeleine Donohue and Geoffrey Pounsett came from Toronto with their two small children to North Rustico, PEI to spend the summer performing at the Watermark Theatre. Madeleine is starring in Dial M For Murder as Margot Wendice, while Geoffrey tackles the roles of James Tyrone in A Moon for the Misbegotten and Max Halliday in Dial M For Murder.

“In the play I have an affair with my
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The House of Martin Guerre concert presentation

The House of Martin Guerre concert presentation

The Confederation Centre of the Arts is bringing The House of Martin Guerre to The Charlottetown Festival this September for it’s Atlantic Canadian debut. 

This intimate concert presentation, starring Adam Brazier and Josee Boudreau, is based on a true story from 16th century France and explores what limits an individual confronts to follow their heart.

The original book was written by Leslie
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ACT to present Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

ACT (a community theatre) has announced a family musical, Rainbow Valley, based on the novel by L. M. Montgomery and adapted for stage by Hank Stinson, will be presented in November. The Guild in Charlottetown will be the venue for eight performances November 8, 9, 10 and November 15, 16, 17.

Hank Stinson, who will also direct the production, has adapted the novel for stage with care and
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Kings Playhouse this fall

There is still a lot happening at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown this fall.

Art With Amy—the paint party is back on September 1 starting at 6 pm. Amy MacConnell will guide you step by step towards your own masterpiece. The Canteen will be open for drinks and snacks for this fun evening for all ages. No experience is necessary. This event is a fundraiser for the Kings Playhouse.

The Four
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Part of the show

Audience participation at the Feast Dinner Theatre

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

Maintaining composure can be difficult for a performer at the best of times. Being on stage is tough. It requires incredible concentration to deliver a good performance and something as small as the ding of a cell phone can disrupt an artist’s focus. We’ve all peered around to see who’s ringing so we can give
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Island ancestors

Island ancestors
The family of actor Paul Cowling settled in PEI from Scotland

Actor Paul Cowling is performing this summer at Watermark Theatre in North Rustico. This is his first time on the Island, but he has roots that go a ways back. 

“My mother’s family came to the Hunter River area from Scotland sometime in the mid-1800s, around 1839,” Cowling says. “My great-great grandfather, Farquhar Beaton, and his
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Thirty years of dance umbrella

dance umbrella, an arts education training programme under Confederation Centre of the Arts, is celebrating 30 years. 

Founders Peggy Reddin and Julia Sauvé established dance umbrella in 1988. The dance umbrella programme highlights dance as an enriching art form that helps build self-confidence, create healthy bodies and minds, and develop creativity.

After years of renting space from
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Come Home to Us

Christmas programming at the Celtic Performing Arts Centre Select dates
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Kelley’s Christmas

Kelley Mooney and friends in holiday season concert series November 21, 25 & December 13
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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  [ ... ]