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Ostomy Peer Support Group

Charlottetown Ostomy Peer Support Group Charlottetown Ostomy Peer Support Group meets last Tues [ ... ]

PEI Genealogical Society meeting

The next meeting of the PEI Genealogical Society will be held November 17, 2–4 pm, at Beaconsfield [ ... ]

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

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™

Amy Reitsma to Star in Anne & Gilbert

Amy Reitsma to Star in Anne & Gilbert

Harbourfront Theatre

Amy Reitsma will play the role of Anne Shirley in the PEI production of the hit musical Anne & Gilbert. The announcement was made by the Harbourfront Theatre, in Summerside, where the musical begins its sixth year of production in June.

Raised in Seabright, Nova Scotia, Reitsma says as a child she was obsessed about the Anne of Green Gables books. “I didn’t appreciate them

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

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Some Upcoming Events

Free Solo

November 16–20
City Cinema PG, language may offend, scary scenes
Dir: Jimmy Chin/Elizabeth Chai Vas [ ... ]

What They Had

November 26–December 2
City Cinema PG, coarse language
Dir: Elizabeth Chomko, US, 101 min. Hilary S [ ... ]

One-act comedies

Rob MacDonald presents four of his plays in November The Guild Island audiences are familiar with  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]