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Freeing the Words Support Group

Freeing the Words Support Group offers a confidential place for women, men, and couples who are [ ... ]

Auction 45 card parties

The Star of the Sea Seniors' Club hosts weekly Auction 45 card parties on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. It in [ ... ]

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
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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
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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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Revised Program

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Rain from Cirque Éloize

Rain from Cirque Éloize

Cirque Éloize has been traveling the globe for more than a decade, performing a magical brand of circus artistry that draws on the big-top tradition—and yet is entirely original. This award-winning Canadian troupe has performed for more than three million spectators in more than 200 cities and 20 countries.

Cirque Éloize presents Rain on the Homburg Theatre stage. This unique ensemble trades the
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The Path of True Love

The Path of True Love
Vagabond Productions presents free show at UPEI

Vagabond Productions is back in action, and it is offering a Valentine’s Day gift to its audience: a free show. Yes, you read it correctly—admission will not be charged for Vagabond’s production of The Path of True Love.

Greg Doran, coordinator of Theatre Studies and director of the show, said, “I decided to forego charging admission this year
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Some Upcoming Events

Bluegrass at the Carriage House

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

Jack Frost Winterfest at Eastlink Centre

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

Raised on TV #3

February 15 & 16
The Guild Now in its third season, Raised on Television (RoTV3) is taking a loo [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]