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Ostomy Peer Support Group

Charlottetown Ostomy Peer Support Group Charlottetown Ostomy Peer Support Group meets last Tues [ ... ]

Rotary Radio Bingo

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

College of Piping Highland Dance program hires Daniel Carr as instructor

College of Piping Highland Dance program hires Daniel Carr as instructor

The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada will continue its Highland Dance program this fall and has been successful in attracting Daniel Carr a well-known World Champion instructor in the art of the dance. Daniel has had a successful run at live award winning performances and has now turned his full attention to teaching students at any level.

Daniel was taught by Sheila Milne
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Piano man

Piano man
Jefferson McDonald as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet

To play the character of Jerry Lee Lewis you obviously need killer piano-playing chops. Jefferson McDonald who performs as Lewis in The Charlottetown Festival’s Million Dollar Quartet, playing the Homburg Theatre until September 23, has this foundation and more thanks to his years of training in classical piano.

McDonald says his
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Victoria Playhouse September stage

New shows from The Four Tellers and Chris Gibbs 

The Four Tellers: Tribute To Erskine

The Four Tellers: Tribute To Erskine will run September 8 and 9 at 7:30 pm and September 10 at 2 pm.

Erskine Smith was the founding Artistic director of the Victoria Playhouse and a much-loved Island storyteller. Even though Erskine never heard of the group The Four Tellers, The Four Tellers have all heard
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Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ Commemorates 2500th show

The Confederation Centre of the Arts will be commemorating the 2500th showing of Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ at its August 23 matinee performance with door prizes, treats, and cast appearances.

Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ is officially recognized as the longest running annual musical theatre production in the world. The production had its official opening night on July 27, 1965
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Watermark extends 10th anniversary season

Watermark extends 10th anniversary season

Watermark Theatre’s 2017 10th Anniversary summer season will be extended by one week to September 2. The theatre has seen an increase in season ticket passes by 28% so far this summer and individual tickets are already outpacing last summer’s showing of Blithe Spirit and The Glass Menagerie, which saw a 30% increase in individual tickets over the previous season.

This summer’s productions of
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Island Fringe Festival: Take the plunge

Island Fringe Festival: Take the plunge
Eight productions in downtown Charlottetown

Picture this: you’re taking a romantic stroll through Rochford Square after supper. The sunlight is hitting the trees perfectly and you think “Nothing could make this evening better.”

Suddenly, you hear a roar and notice a wrestling ring at the other end of the park. You approach with curiosity and discover PEI’s own Justin Shaw performing in his premier
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ACT auditions

ACT (a community theatre) is auditioning for their next production, The Shop Around the Corner. It is adapted from the Jimmy Stewart movie of the same name and serves as the inspiration for You’ve Got Mail.

Set in Hungary in the midst of the Great Depression, the shop workers at Matuschek and Company are a haven of humour against a backdrop of encroaching hardships. It is directed by
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A Misfortune

A Misfortune
Casting announced for musical opening in September

The Charlottetown Festival is preparing for the next round of productions, including the world premiere of A Misfortune. The Canadian musical plays September 7 to 22 at the Centre’s cabaret theatre, The Mack and complete casting has now been announced.

A Misfortune follows Ivan, a young lawyer (Connor Lucas) and Sofya, a married woman (Kelsey
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10th summer

10th summer
Harmony House in Hunter River celebrates milestone

The performance venue in Hunter River known as Harmony House Theatre is celebrating its 10th summer in operation. Owners, Kris and Melanie Taylor purchased the former United Church in July, 2007 and began extensive renovations to the 1846 church to arrive at the 140-seat theatre it is today.

The venue opened its doors on July 4, 2008 with a family
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The sound of Anne

The sound of Anne
New sound design and the return of the harp

When asked to instill a new life into the score of Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™, Charlottetown Festival Music Director Bob Foster went right to the harp, bringing in Janice Lindskoog. “In many ways, the harp is the musical heart of the sound and is a beautifully written part,” he says. There are now 14 musicians in the pit. 

Lindskoog says “I
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Blaze

January 29–February 3
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, substance abuse
Dir: Ethan Hawke, US, 129 m [ ... ]

Rumors

Harbourfront Players March 1–2 & 8–10 
Harbourfront Theatre The Harbourfront Players p [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily Mitchell Wiebe: VampSites Until March 3 The Gallery opened a new solo exhibition by Mi [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

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  [ ... ]