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Gallery @ The Guild seeks submissions

The Gallery @ The Guild Programming Committee is seeking submissions for 2019 from, but not limited  [ ... ]

2019 Island Fringe Festival

Now taking applications The 2019 Island Fringe Festival takes place August 1–4. As always, t [ ... ]

Theatre Festival Returns

ACT revives PEI Community Theatre Festival

The PEI Community Theatre Festival is back. It lapsed with the demise of Theatre PEI but now ACT (a community theatre) has spear-headed its revival.

It is a series of several evenings in late March when short plays get presented in several locations by about a dozen of the Island’s amateur theatre groups. The conclusion is a gala awards evening. In
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ACT Revives Theatre Festival

The PEI Community Theatre Festival is back. It lapsed with the demise of Theatre PEI but now ACT (a community theatre) has spear-headed its revival.

It is a series of several evenings in late March when short plays get presented in several locations by about a dozen of the Island’s amateur theatre groups. The conclusion is a gala awards evening. In celebration of UNESCO’s World Theatre Day, it is
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Christmas Rocks!

Christmas Rocks!
Wade Lynch and Don Fraser write a new version

Wade Lynch grew up around musical theatre. “I got bit by the bug very early on,” Lynch said. “I recall being cast as Joseph in the Christmas pageant in Grade 1. You’d be hard pressed to get me offstage since.” Lynch, who serves as The Charlottetown Festival’s associate artistic director, is co-writing Christmas Rocks! with the Festival’s musical
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Maud Whitmore Scholarships

The Charlottetown Festival has announced the recipients of the 2009 Maud Whitmore Scholarships:

Lilly Guay (Young Company), The Alan Lund Award;
Brendan Cassin (Orchestra), The Fen Watkin Award;
John Edwards (Acting Company), The Elizabeth Mawson Award;
Ian Costello (Young Company), The Roddy Diamond Award;
Allison Kelly (Front of House);
Ryan Wilson (Acting Company);
Nadine Haddad (Young Company);
Sarah Scheunhage (Acting Company).

Celtic Blaze

Celtic Blaze
King’s Playhouse

World Champion step-dancer and fiddler Stephanie Cadman is bringing her music and dance show Celtic Blaze to the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown.

Created by Ottawa Valley native Cadman and Mike Ross, Celtic Blaze explores Canadian music and dance heritage with a modern creative contemporary edge. The performance blends Cadman’s 10 years of performance experience, featuring her step
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Centre for Performing ARTS Partners with REACH

Centre for Performing ARTS Partners with REACH

The Centre for Performing ARTS umbrella organization which includes the Schools of Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts, The Screening Room, and The Cavern, is now located at 239 Valleyfield Road, Montague. The Centre has partnered with the newly formed REACH (Regions East Arts Culture Heritage) project.

For now the facility will serve as the permanent home to the Centre for Performing ARTS as
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Money to Expand

Money to Expand
Georgetown theatre receives large grant

Stage performers and audience members alike will enjoy an improved theatrical experience at the historic King’s Playhouse theatre, thanks to investments of more than $635,000 by the Government of Canada, the Province of Prince Edward Island, and the Town of Georgetown.

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Honourable Neil LeClair,
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Mr. Go-getter

Mr. Go-getter
Profile: Melvin Ford

by Jane Ledwell

No reclining armchair or closed-in desk in Melvin Ford’s office—no time to sit. The manager of the King’s Playhouse is busy and plans to be even busier building up the repertoire and reputation of what he calls “the busiest theatre on PEI.” He says, “It feels like [summer] doesn’t end. We have 14 shows before Christmas. We’ve had 64 different live productions
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Riverdance Farewell

Riverdance Farewell
Final tour presents 18 shows in Charlottetown

Riverdance at The Charlottetown Festival is October 2. Riverdance appears on the Homburg Theatre stage at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

“Since 1996, the success of Riverdance in North America has gone beyond our wildest dreams,” said producer Moya Doherty. “The fact that the show continues to draw and excite audiences 13 years after its debut
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Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show
ACT “does the Time Warp again” at the Carrefour Theatre

This Halloween ACT (A Community Theatre) will present Richard O’Brien’s Cult Classic, The Rocky Horror Show. Directed by Richard Haines and produced by Marla Hunter and Adam Gauthier, The Rocky Horror Show will be presented at the Carrefour Theatre.

Join Brad and Janet, a young couple in love, who fall into the fiendish web of Frank-n-Furter,
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Eptek Lunchtime Films

Thursdays
Eptek Centre  The Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Films are screened each Thurs [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, $10, or visit Eventbrite.ca for advanc [ ... ]

Carl Phillis show

Until December 16
Timothy's Carl Phillis will hold an art exhibition at Timothy’s World Coffee in  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

9th UPEI Chancellor

Honourable Catherine Callbeck installed The Honourable Catherine Callbeck has been installed as the [ ... ]

18th Music PEI Week and Awards

Credit Unions of PEI returns as sponsor for events in January Music PEI has announced the return of [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: J. J. Steinfeld

Curated by Deirdre Kessler There Are Questions I Would Like to Ask How can you imagine gunfire and [ ... ]