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Rotary Radio Bingo

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown's Rotary Radio Bingo is played Tuesdays at 7 pm on 95.1 FM CFCY. Fo [ ... ]

Premiere Toastmasters Club

Premier Toastmasters meet every Wednesday to June, from 6–8 pm in Rm 149 Royalty Centre, 40 Enman  [ ... ]

Best Original Play award to Rory Starkman

Best Original Play award to Rory Starkman

PARC (Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre) has announced that Rory Starkman is the winner of its first annual award for Best Original Play by a PEI playwright at the Island Fringe Festival.

Rory’s first play, Just The Way It Is, a semi-autobiographical show about one person’s journey to discovering themselves outside of the gender binary, had its world premiere at the 2017 festival.

Rory is a
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Floor 27 reading

Floor 27 reading
New musical comedy workshop open to the public

At 2 pm on October 7, the team behind a new Canadian musical, Floor 27, will do their first public reading at The Guild and they want public feedback. Partnered with The Guild and Young at Heart Theatre, Catherine O’Brien has brought together a group of performers to bring Floor 27 to life.

When Catherine O’Brien, director, came across the script
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New ACT play

New ACT play
The Shop Around the Corner at The Guild in November

ACT (a community theatre) will present The Shop Around the Corner November 16 to 18 at The Guild in Charlottetown. Adapted from the classic Jimmy Stewart movie of the same name, this show brings all the charm and charisma of the golden age of cinema to the stage.

Matuschek & Co. is the shop in question, and is the saving grace for a small
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Watermark donates to AFC

Watermark Theatre has raised $1,617 through audience collections and company contributions for the Actors Fund Of Canada (AFC). Audience members of Barefoot in the Park on Aug 23 and Mrs. Warren’s Profession on August 24  donated to the organization. Cast, crew, administrators, and board directors at the theatre also contributed. The AFC is an expression of the community’s goodwill, helping
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Ready for next year

Ready for next year
Charlottetown Festival announces the line up for the 2018 season

Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced the lineup for next summer’s Charlottetown Festival. The 2018 Festival will run June 7 to September 22 and include the 54th season of Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™, the rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar and two new musicals, Dutch Mason and Stories from the Red Dirt Road.

Jesus
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Full circles

Full circles
Profile: Aaron Hastelow

by Jane Ledwell

“Where did the summer go to?” sings the cast of Anne of Green Gables on Confederation Centre mainstage. But Aaron Hastelow, the first Islander to win the role of Gilbert Blythe and performing the role for a second season, there’s no time to be wistful. With his first album released and a once-in-a-lifetime performance as a musical Hamlet, there’s little
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The​ ​Guild​ ​Music​ ​Theatre​ ​School

The​ ​Guild​ ​Music​ ​Theatre​ ​School

The​ ​Guild​ has ​announced​ ​The​ ​Guild​ ​Music​ ​Theatre School,​ ​beginning​ ​September​ ​18.​ ​Led​ ​by​ ​Lori​ ​Linkletter, Artistic​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​children’s​ ​theatre​ ​and​ ​community programming​ ​at​ The​ ​Guild,​ ​Theatre​ ​School​ ​at​ ​The​ ​Guild​ ​will focus​ ​on​ ​training​ ​young​ ​performers​ ​in​ ​music,​ ​theatre, dance​ ​and​ ​more.

​“The​
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A Misfortune

A Misfortune
Kevin Michael Shea explains the story of the musical

Childhood friends at an impasse and secrets revealed over a dinner party make up some of the themes in A Misfortune, opening September 7 at The Mack as the final production of The 2017 Charlottetown Festival.

To give a better understanding of the depth of this complex story, script and additional lyrics creator, Kevin Michael Shea, provides a
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Kronborg at Homburg

Kronborg at Homburg

After a sold-out performance at Indian River in July, Confederation Centre has announce an encore concert performance of Kronborg 1582 coming home to the Centre in Charlottetown for one night only. The rock opera starring PEI’s Aaron Hastelow as Hamlet will be presented on September 5 in the Homburg Theatre.

Kronborg features a Festival ensemble and orchestra of more than 30 performers. The
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dance umbrella offers new course in Afro-Jazz

dance umbrella offers new course in Afro-Jazz

Dawn Ward joins the instructional staff with dance umbrella this fall.

Confederation Centre’s arts education programs begin a new season of dance umbrella this month, and for the first time a course in Afro-Jazz is on offer.

The public is invited to join School of Performing Arts graduate Dawn Ward for African-inspired, Caribbean-flavoured Jazz dance. Ward is a native of the Bahamas, and graduated
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Rolston String Quartet

February 21
The Mack The Rolston String Quartet is bringing a storm of classical music to The Mack t [ ... ]

Bluegrass at the Carriage House

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

The Shack Wacky Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines  February 2
PEI Brewing Co Join comedian Patrick Ledwell  [ ... ]

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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  [ ... ]