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The Fourposter

The Fourposter
Romantic comedy on stage in Cavendish

The Montgomery Theatre in Cavendish will present The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog, a two-person play that explores the ups and downs of a life-long love. The original Broadway production featured Canadian actor Hume Cronin and his wife Jessica Tandy. It inspired both a musical version (I Do! I Do! 1966) and a 1952 Hollywood movie (The Four Poster, with Rex
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The Nine Lives of LMM

The Nine Lives of LMM
Cast members in place

The Nine Lives of L.M. Montgomery, the musical celebrating the life and characters of the legendary author, will open for a second season. Making its Charlottetown début at the Carrefour Theatre, the reinvented show is described by producers as “more colourful and concise, and crackling with a new energy.”

Composer Leo Marchildon says a major reason for this increased
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2009 Young Company

2009 Young Company

The Charlottetown Festival launched the newest Confederation Centre Young Company production, Abegweit: The Soul of the Island. It is the latest production in the We Are Canadian series, and this year, it is all about PEI.

Fourteen Islanders take part in the production.

Created by artistic director Anne Allan and associate artistic director Wade Lynch, the production features a variety of
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Highland Storm Returns

Highland Storm Returns

by Peggy Miles

Highland Storm will return to the College of Piping in Summerside showcasing a larger, louder, and livelier production. The show will weave together music and dance and will be performed in the College’s amphitheatre all summer long.

The production will include close to 30 performers made up of drummers, pipers and dancers. The house band features the well known local talent of Roy
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The Apprentice

The Apprentice
Profile: Brittany Banks

by Jane Ledwell

If you’d asked me a year ago, I definitely didn’t see myself at UPEI,” says Brittany Banks, a dancer and singer already well-known to Island musical theatre audiences even though she has just completed her first year of studying music at the university. “I saw myself AWAY,” she admits.

“UPEI was the choice I made after I really, really considered my
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A Heart for History

A Heart for History
Profile: Diane Barnes

by Jane Ledwell

Walk into School Street House, the guest home that writer and historical sleuth Diane Barnes runs with her husband Tom, and be transported back in time by furniture, organs, radios, and decor that could have furnished the home of a beloved great aunt. Diane hopes for guests who “have a heart for the place,” and a “heart for history.” She says, “It feels like
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The Play’s the Thing


The Play’s the Thing

Profile: Lisa Carmody

by Jane Ledwell

Lisa Carmody says that as a kid, when she planned out plays with her friends, “I would get so excited that I would have an asthma attack and end up in hospital. Really! I would have to call them up and say, “[Wheeze] Uh, guys, sorry—I don’t think [wheeze] I can make it.”

“I still get that excited,” she giggles, “but I take my inhaler.”

In her second summer
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The Advocate

The Advocate
Profile: Greg Doran

by Jane Ledwell

When I ask Greg Doran for an interview for The Buzz, it triggers an identity crisis. He writes to me, “In way of clarification: which me is being profiled? Theatre me?” (He’s a multi-talented theatre professional.) “Prof me? Theatre prof me?” (He is the face of the “one-person, public-faced” Theatre Studies program at UPEI.) “Chair of the Arts Council me?”
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Door Opener


Door Opener

Profile: Virginia Winter

by Jane Ledwell

Virginia Winter, doyenne of the Centre for Performing ARTS in Montague, has such passion for her work, the whole building fills with her expansive, warm, welcoming enthusiasm. Open the door and stories start; plans unfold.

“The first ninety days in this building,” Virginia says, “I would wind up getting annoyed—the door would open, and someone would pop
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Enemies


Enemies

Secrets from the second season

Submitted by Stone Arsenault

After months of failed attempts, I was finally granted an exclusive interview with Jason Rogerson, reclusive co-producer of last summer's hit theatre show Enemies. The occasion? To discuss the much anticipated second season of the improv soap opera, airing Mondays at the Arts Guild. Blindfolded, I was chauffeured to a secret location for
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Rolston String Quartet

February 21
The Mack The Rolston String Quartet is bringing a storm of classical music to The Mack t [ ... ]

Fräulein Klarinette

Piano and clarinet recital at UPEI’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall January 26
UPEI UPEI Clarinet Profess [ ... ]

Sequential thinking

Serial arrangements at Confederation Centre Art Gallery Until March 19 The tradition of artists wo [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]