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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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Sharron’s Big Broadway Show

Sharron’s Big Broadway Show

Sharron’s Big Broadway Show is coming to the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown.

If there is one thing Sharron Matthews has learned during her career in musicals (Showboat, Les Miserables and Beauty and the Beast) and movies (Mean Girls, Hairspray and Cinderella Man) is that the best tales happen backstage.

This girl from steel town Ontario, who from the age of 9 dreamed of being on Broadway, takes you
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Summit Award

Summit Award

Dr. Gregory Mitton and Natalie Mitton have long supported the arts community on PEI, and now they have established an award to acknowledge individuals they see excelling at their craft. It is called the Summit Award. They presented the first two Summit Awards to two very deserving members of this year’s Confederation Centre Young Company recently.

Aaron Hastelow and Mikey Santiago were caught
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Greenmount Boy

Greenmount Boy
David Weale to perform his show at the Trailside Café

David Weale, Island historian, author and storyteller, will perform his show, Greenmount Boy, at the Trailside Café in Mount Stewart. Weale hasn’t performed for six years but says that, “the prospect of doing a show at the Trailside was very appealing. The space there is so relaxed and intimate that it approximates the main story-telling venue
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New Location for Centre for Performing ARTS

The Centre for Performing ARTS in Montague recently completed negotiations to purchase a new facility located at 239 Valleyfield Road (formerly Holland College). A new theatre will feature both performing and cinematic arts. A community radio station is part of future plans for the Centre. It will also be home to the new Regions East Arts Culture Heritage facility (REACH).

An art gallery at the
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Anne & Gilbert’s 5th

July 30 was the fifth anniversary for Anne & Gilbert, the musical having begun its first season on July 30, 2005 at the Victoria Playhouse. The big news of this anniversary is the pending publication of Anne & Gilbert by the preeminent play publisher, New York’s Samuel French Inc.

In September, Samuel French will contact every professional, community, and high school theatre programs in
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