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Mayor's Newcomer Welcome Reception

The Mayor’s Newcomer Welcome Reception will provide an opportunity to visit Charlottetown City Hal [ ... ]


What can you do when someone close to you drinks too much? Al-Anon Family groups provide hope and he [ ... ]

Hairspray Star Firm

Hairspray Star Firm
Stephanie Pitsiladis confirmed in lead role for September show

When the 2010 Charlottetown Festival announced its playbill back in December, Montreal’s Stephanie Pitsiladis belted out the tunes from Hairspray—The Broadway Musical. Anne Allan, artistic director of the Festival, has confirmed that Stephanie will play the lead role of Baltimore songstress Tracy Turnblad when Hairspray opens its run

Fame—The Musical

Fame—The Musical
Bluefield High School students present 1980s hit

Students at Bluefield High School will present Fame—The Musical written by David De Silva, author of the original Fame movie of the 1980s. Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984), Fame—The Musical is the story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of

Montgomery Theatre Moves to North Rustico

Arnold Smith, President of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Theatre, announced recently that The Montgomery Theatre has purchased Stella Maris Hall, the former Boys and Girls Club in North Rustico, as it’s permanent home.

Led by Chair, Maxine Delaney, the Board Building Committee will oversee the transformation of the building, formerly rented as the rehearsal hall, and props and wardrobe

All Heart

All Heart
Profile: Catherine O’Brien

by Jane Ledwell

It seems the things I fear the most, I have to do,” says Catherine O’Brien, gamely. A nationally successful musical theatre performer, she is “absolutely apoplectic at auditions”—a fact that has not prevented her gaining roles in prestigious festivals across Canada, including the Charlottetown Festival, which brought her to PEI. Catherine arrived here in

Dance Cuba

Dance Cuba
Havana-based dance troupe brings show to Confed Centre

Cuba’s most popular dance company, Havana-based Dance Cuba brings its elaborate show Fuerza y Compás to the Homburg Theatre. Fuerza y Compás features 17 female dancers and six musicians on stage under the creative direction of dancer-choreographer Lizt Alfonso.

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba fuses the rapidly clacking heels of the flamenco with the

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Pygmalion will share theatre with Johnny Belinda

The classic comedy about Eliza Doolittle, a flower seller who is turned into a princess by the devilishly attractive Professor Henry Higgins, will entertain audiences at the Montgomery Theatre. George Bernard Shaw’s comedy was the basis for the musical My Fair Lady. Set in London at about the time of the Anne of Green Gables’ publication, Pygmalion

Corbian Visual Arts presents Darwin

Performers, directors and choreographers, Ian Carney and Corbin Popp created Corbian Visual Arts to entertain and educate. They bring their production, Darwin to Live @ the Centre.

Electroluminescent crayon-like creatures light up the stage with the tale of how Darwin the dinosaur finds the true meaning of love. It is best described as an opera and ballet in which the audience takes a fantastical

My Fair Lady Ball

My Fair Lady Ball
Montgomery Theatre fundraiser planned for April

The theme of the evening, “My Fair Lady,” introduces one of the two plays the company will present this summer. The Montgomery Theatre, is staging George Bernard Shaw’s original play, Pygmalion. That script was the inspiration for the 1964 Academy Award winning musical, My Fair Lady.

“Maud Montgomery’s writing defined intelligent romance in the 20th

Off Centre comedy

Off Centre comedy
Andrew Grose, Patrick Ledwell, Francois Weber

The Off Centre Comedy Festival returns to the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown for three nights. Patrick Ledwell and Francois Weber headline two nights of stand-up at The Mack, and Charlottetown’s own nationally renowned Andrew Grose performs on the Homburg Theatre stage.

Ledwell and Webber are veterans of the Maritime comedy circuit

Play On Words

The Play on Words Festival is a two-day festival celebrating “the story” and includes interactive workshops, young storyteller’s presentations and a montage of evening performances.

For 2010, two themes are being presented: “Fantasy” and “Island Perspectives.” The stories under these themes will be delivered via multiple presentation styles and disciplines including music, theatre, comedy and the

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Some Upcoming Events

The Song and the Sorrow

Mille Clarke’s film of Catherine MacLellan and her father Gene at Charlottetown Film Festival Oct [ ... ]

The Bruce Guthro Songwriters Circle

November 3
Delta Prince Edward The Bruce Guthro Songwriters Circle, presenting Maritime legends and  [ ... ]

Comic Book Art

Exhibit features work by Island comic book creators Until October 5
Eptek Centre There is a thrivin [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]