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Premiere Toastmasters Club

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Creative arts and dance classes

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The Love Story Returns

The Love Story Returns
Amy Reitsma and Jory Rossiter play title roles

by Amanda Blakeney

Anne & Gilbert, will run this year from June 15th through until September 26th at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside, and audiences will be able to experience the talents of new leads—Amy Reitsma and Jory Rossiter.

The story focuses on the sometimes-complicated relationship between Anne Shirley and childhood sweetheart
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The Choreographer

The Choreographer
Brittany Banks takes on new job for the 2010 Anne & Gilbert production

Choreographer for Anne & Gilbert is a title that the 20-year-old Islander finds hard to believe. “I was only 15 years old when I was cast as Prillie Rogerson in the first production of Anne & Gilbert back in 2005,” says Banks. “I never imagined that six seasons later I would be the choreographer, but I couldn’t be
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The Big Red Radio Show at The Guild

The Big Red Radio Show at The Guild

The Big Red Radio Show will return to The Guild in Charlottetown as part of the Gotta Go Festival. The Big Red Radio Show presents the larger-than-life personality and career of Loman McAulay, well known radio show host with local radio station, CFCY, for 44 years. Loman helped launch the careers of many entertainers including Don Messer and the Islanders, Anne Murray, Marg Osborne, Gene
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My Pregnant Brother

My Pregnant Brother
Johanna Nutter brings her award-winning play to PEI

by Ann Thurlow

I reach Johanna Nutter by phone at a hardware store in Montreal. I tell her I’ll call her back. But she says she might not have time to talk later and she can talk and buy a garbage can at the same time.

Busy, funny—Johanna Nutter is a playwright and an actress and, recently, the award winning author of My Pregnant Brother, which
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Leading ladies

Leading ladies
Rebecca Parent and Tanja Jacobs star at Montgomery Theatre

Rebecca Parent, last seen as Anne in Anne & Gilbert, will come home this summer to star in Pygmalion as Eliza Doolittle, the flower girl turned Duchess. Rebecca will also play Stella in the new production of Johnny Belinda at the North Rustico Theatre.

Tanja Jacobs who starred as Mother Courage in the acclaimed National Arts Centre
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Fiddlin’ With The Truth

Fiddlin’ With The Truth
Nils Ling and Cynthia MacLeod work together in New Glasgow

Two Prince Edward Island entertainers join together this summer in a show that features fiddling and comedic stories in a riverside setting.

Fiddlin’ With The Truth brings together Cynthia MacLeod, twice named PEI’s Entertainer of the Year, and Canadian humorist and storyteller Nils Ling for Tuesday night performances in the River Theatre
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Feast Dinner Theatre

Feast Dinner Theatre
Eh? at Brothers Two and the Rodd Charlottetown

This season’s Feast performance, Eh?, brings you into the world of Tate Hackman, a famous American talk show host who comes to PEI (who knew when the show was conceived that a famous American talk show host would really come to PEI?) to film a special salute to Canada. However, when his intentions to ridicule Canadian culture rather than salute it
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Deakin Returns to Role

Deakin Returns to Role
Ian Deakin plays the Inspector in The Last Resort at The Mack

The Mack is home to The Charlottetown Festival’s The Last Resort this summer, and one of the eight cast members brings a unique pedigree to his role: he originated it more than 15 years ago.

“I was the first Inspector Closely,” says actor Ian Deakin of his part in the debut production at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Ontario many
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Caledonia: A Canadian Celtic Musical

Kent Stetson and Alisdair MacLean at work on new dramatic musical

Island Playwright and novelist Kent Stetson and New Brunswick composer Alasdair MacLean await final word from funding bodies regarding their proposed 2010 summer residency at the Charlottetown Summer Festival, where they hope to complete work on their PEI historical romance music drama Caledonia: A Canadian Celtic Musical.

Caledonia
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Buddy by the Numbers

Buddy by the Numbers

The Buddy Holly Story is now onstage at The Charlottetown Festival. The original show debuted in October 1989 in London’s West End. In the past 21 years there have been numerous productions around the world. Some interesting facts about the show include: The show’s Buddy Holly’s have sung 17 songs, more than 231,421 times; 160,000 guitar strings have been replaced (81 miles) and over 175,875
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Trailside Café 2018

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Trailside Café  Tomato/Tomato | September 21 Hang onto your hats because th [ ... ]

Culture days

Free activities on September 29 at the Confederation Centre Culture Days is a three-day nation-wide [ ... ]

Jim Cuddy Trio

September 30
Harbourfront Theatre The Jim Cuddy Trio comes to Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside on  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]