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Call for artist submissions

Salt Spring National Art Prize invites Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada to submit [ ... ]

Romance Writing Workshop

On February 9 PEI Writers’ Guild will host a workshop entitled Heat Rising: Writing the Romantic R [ ... ]

21st century Anne

Producing a 54-year-old play for a modern audience

Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ is the longest running annual musical theatre production in the world. Each year a dedicated creative team works to keep it fresh and relevant.

As associate producer for the Confederation Centre and The Charlottetown Festival, Sarah Denman-Wood says that she believes part of this renewal process includes bringing
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Oh, Charlie!

Oh, Charlie!
Scott Chandler at Florence Simmons

Islander Scott Chandler will bring the story of Hollywood icon Charlie Chaplin to the stage this summer in Oh, Charlie!

During the performance, Chandler will take the audience through Charlie’s life of constant contrast—rags to riches, Vaudeville to Hollywood, crazy to brilliant, loved to hated. Although best known for his silent comedy films, Chaplin was a
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Musical theatre blues

Musical theatre blues
On the Road with Dutch Mason starring John Connolly

The “Prime Minister of the Blues” lived a life of late nights and smoky clubs, pursuing the blues. The Confederation Centre of the Arts’ On the Road with Dutch Mason tells the story of this artist through the eyes of his band’s fill-in musician, David Bedford.

“For all of the blues musicians in the Maritimes, the highlight of their musical career
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Major Manor Mayhem

Major Manor Mayhem
English Acadian dinner theatre in Abram Village

What happens when a semi-retired psychiatrist temporarily moves into a seniors’ care facility to anonymously evaluate the mental status of its residents and when a resident mistakenly assumes the new guy is a vicious, psychotic killer? You get some Major Manor Mayhem.

At least that’s when happens when this situation is the storyline of the brand-new
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Great Scot!

Great Scot!
Cast announced for show in new Celtic Performing Arts Centre

The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts along with the Confederation Bridge present the cast for Great Scot. The show will be presented in the College’s new theatre.

Pipers are: Calum Brydon, Danielle Chiarotto, Kylie MacHattie and James MacHattie. Drummers are: Chris Coleman, Austin Trenholm, Dalton McCully and John Donald
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Dial M for Marchildon

Dial M for Marchildon

Composer Leo Marchildon is back at Watermark Theatre composing music for their upcoming production of Dial M For Murder. Leo composed music for Blithe Spirit and The Glass Menagerie two years ago for the theatre.

Says Leo. “Unlike my earlier scores for the theatre, I’ve decided with Dial M to focus on moods and textures rather than developing character themes, as the play revolves around plot
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This summer at St Peters Courthouse Theatre

This summer at St Peters Courthouse Theatre

The St. Peters Courthouse Theatre in beautiful St. Peters Bay welcomes new Artistic Director Stephanie Sampson. She is no stranger as she has been with the Theatre for almost 10 years doing everything from customer service to technical engineer. She has worked for Jonah Anderson on The Dot and Ada Series of Plays, Murder Inn, Prayers and Prohibition, Christmas Mayhem and Christmas In Killarney.
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Clyde River Pageant

Clyde River Pageant
Catch a River By the Tale in New Glasgow

The 2018 River Clyde Pageant comes to life on the banks of the River Clyde this month with a new format and story. 

Catch a River by the Tale is the third edition of this annual production, directed by Ker Wells and Megan Stewart, in collaboration with local community members and artists from across Canada and the United States. The performance dates
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Summer stage at Watermark Theatre

Theatre, concerts and play readings

Watermark Theatre in North Rustico presents theatre, concerts and play readings through the summer.

On stage are Dial M For Murder and A Moon For The Misbegotten. Written in 1952, Dial M For Murder tells the frightening story of a husband planning the murder of his adulterous wife. He arranges the perfect crime by blackmailing a scoundrel he used to know into
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Atlantic Blue returns

Atlantic Blue returns
Tara MacLean back at The Guild

Tara MacLean, a 20-year veteran of the stage (30 years if you count the talent shows at Old Home Week with Loman MacAulay), takes you on an adventure into the heart of our most legendary East Coast songwriters.

Tara says that she is excited to return for her second season at The Guild in Charlottetown. With Todd MacLean and Cynthia MacLeod returning, Tara also
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Some Upcoming Events

The Drawer Boy

Until January 20
City Cinema PG
Dir: Arturo Pérez Torres/Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Canada, 99 min. Stuar [ ... ]

Jack Frost Winterfest at Eastlink Centre

February 15–18
Charlottetown Emmy-Award winning entertainers, Imagination Movers, will bring their [ ... ]

Bluegrass at the Carriage House

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

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  [ ... ]