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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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Audition Your Chair

The newly completed phase one renovation of The Montgomery Theatre will mean no more hard benches this summer. But before they buy the perfect seats in phase two, the theatre will test drive the audience’s preferences this summer. The Montgomery Theatre invites you to receive a free ticket for a show this summer by lending them the chair from your house. Let them use your chair for the summer (you
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A Familiar Anne

A Familiar Anne
Jennifer Toulmin returns in the role of Anne Shirley

One of the most popular Anne Shirley’s returns to the Homburg Theatre stage this month when Jennifer Toulmin again takes the lead role in Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™. More than 220,000 people watched her play Canada’s most famous red-head during her four previous years with The Charlottetown Festival.

That’s almost 10% of the entire
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2010 Young Company

2010 Young Company
An all-lslander cast for Abegweit: The Soul of the Island

The Confederation Centre Young Company this year is really about evolving for at least one cast member. The 2010 production of Abegweit: The Soul of the Island is a reworking of the production that was performed at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. That, in turn was a reworking of the production that debuted at The Charlottetown
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Young Company 2010

Young Company 2010
All-Island cast debuts with Abegweit: The Soul of the Island

Confederation Centre Young Company debuts their 2010 production in the outdoor amphitheatre on Canada Day. Abegweit: The Soul of the Island, is a reworking of the production that was performed at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver to packed houses at Atlantic Canada House and to 25,000 people at BC Place in Vancouver.

For the
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The Last Resort

The Last Resort
Norm Foster play brings rural Saskatchewan to PEI

A Canadian murder mystery that is part slapstick and part slick and sly musical comedy takes over The Mack in Charlottetown this summer. The mystery unravels in The Charlottetown Festival production of The Last Resort.

“The Last Resort is set in a remote inn in Northern Saskatchewan where everyone has a secret and murder is the order of the day,”
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Old Favourites Return

Old Favourites Return
Chuck & Albert, Bruce & Kendra (and Boomer)

The Harbourfront Theatre has announced the return of some favourite musical performers to their mainstage this summer. Kendra MacGillivray and Bruce Rainnie and special guest “Boomer” Gallant.

2006 Canadian Comedy Award & 2007 East Coast Music Award nominees, Chuck & Albert are well known as remarkable showmen, delivering absolute
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Anne & Gilbert Cast

Anne & Gilbert Cast

The cast of Anne & Gilbert is preparing for its first preview performance at the Harbourfront Theatre, June 15, in Summerside. This year, the musical features two new faces in the leading roles: Amy Reitsma is Anne Shirley and Jory Rossiter will co-star as Gilbert Blythe. They headline a cast that sees many Island performers returning to the production or making their first appearance in the
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A Favourite Anne

A Favourite Anne
Jennifer Toulmin returns to stage in lead role for 2010

Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ is back at The Charlottetown Festival for 2010, and this year a favourite Anne is back, as Jennifer Toulmin returns to the role. Toulmin played Anne Shirley for four years, from 2002 through 2005. “I am over-the-moon to be returning,” says Toulmin. She most recently wore the red braids for three runs of Anne™
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