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Creative arts and dance classes

Soul Play Studios is a new studio offering a wide range of classes for kids and adults in the Callbe [ ... ]

Grief Support Drop-in Group

A Grief Support Drop-in Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 7–8 pm at Provincial Pal [ ... ]

Connecting with Kids

Anne & Gilbert finds a young audience

When the creators of Anne & Gilbert prepared for the first staging of the now internationally acclaimed play, they believed they had a show that would be popular with adults. What those behind Anne & Gilbert did not anticipate was how popular Anne & Gilbert would be with young children.

A case in point is Alexandra MacQueen of Charlottetown,
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Fleet of Foot

Fleet of Foot
Profile: Cameron Francis

by Jane Ledwell

He may be billed as “the fastest feet on PEI,” but just-turned-16 step-dancer Cameron Francis is happy to be eligible for a beginner’s permit to drive. The busy performer wants to give his parents a break from driving from their Lady Fane farm to dance lessons, year-round ceilidhs, and summer performances at the College of Piping in Summerside.

Cameron
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Maud of Cavendish at Green Gables

The Montgomery Theatre presents the new play Maud of Cavendish, the first ever professional production at Green Gables House in Prince Edward Island National Park. Written by Canadian novelist Anne Kathleen McLaughlin, this one hour environmental play leads viewers through the house and grounds that inspired the novel Anne of Green Gables, following Lucy Maud Montgomery as played by Julia
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Michael Hughes in Anne & Gilbert Cast

Michael Hughes in Anne & Gilbert Cast

When Anne & Gilbert began its run this season a new actor, and recording artist, assumed the role of Gilbert Blythe. Michael Hughes is portraying the role for the first time opposite Rebecca Parent’s Anne Shirley, who is the Island actress returning for her third season.

In addition to being an actor, Michael Hughes launched his recording career in December of 2008, with the release of his
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Mother and Daughter

Mother and Daughter
Charlotte Moore and her daughter Emily continue the tradition

As a child of Avonlea, not only does Emily Masurkevitch get to work in Canada’s longest running musical, Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™, she gets to work in it with her mother, Charlotte Moore. Charlotte is in her sixth season with the Festival playing Mrs. Rachel Lynde. Emily has become the third Moore to work with The
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Sandy Winsby Back as Matthew

Sandy Winsby Back as Matthew

Returning for his fourth year with the Charlottetown Festival in Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™, Sandy Winsby is reprising his role as that loveable bumbler, Matthew Cuthbert. A Vancouver native, Winsby did not originally intend to be a man of the stage, much less an opera singer. He was at university when a fraternity friend asked if he would help with a charity, singing and performing in a
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A New Highland Storm

A New Highland Storm
New production of annual Summerside favourite

Highland Storm: The Gael, an all-new, spectacle of Celtic music, song and dance runs three nights a week, throughout July and August, at The College of Piping in Summerside. Unlike shows in the past, Highland Storm: The Gael is comprised of several high-energy production pieces woven together through Celtic music and dance.

The show will feature
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Anne Back from Toronto

Anne Back from Toronto

Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ played in Toronto before returning for the 45th annual Charlottetown Festival. Principal cast members arrived in town and began rehearsals in June.

“Rehearsing and performing Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ in Toronto has made this the best Anne™ we have ever staged in my 14 years with the Confederation Centre of the Arts,” says Wade Lynch, a cast member and
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Disco Never Dies

Disco Never Dies
Disco Cirque opens on Confederation Centre Mainstage

Singers and actors Tiffany Deriveau and Keith White have both performed disco music before, they have both worked with the artistic director of The Charlottetown Festival, Anne Allan, but neither one had ever been to PEI before now. Deriveau and White are performing in Disco Cirque on the Confederation Centre Mainstage.

“I wanted the chance to
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Don Harron at Studio 2

Don Harron at Studio 2

As the last living member of the creative team behind Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ and approaching his eighty-fifth birthday, you might think Don Harron is ready to retire Charlie’s old sweater and cap. You probably don’t know Don Harron.

Returning this summer to the Confederation Centre and The Charlottetown Festival, Harron and his alter-ego Charlie Farquharson are ready to show off the
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Some Upcoming Events

Kelley’s Christmas

Kelley Mooney and friends in holiday season concert series November 21, 25 & December 13
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Together Again

Kenny and Dolly Tribute Concert at the Confederation Centre November 29
Homburg Theatre  On No [ ... ]

Come Home to Us

Christmas programming at the Celtic Performing Arts Centre Select dates
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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  [ ... ]

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