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Call for artist submissions

Salt Spring National Art Prize invites Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada to submit [ ... ]

Charlottetown Fest cast housing

Every summer the off-Island cast, orchestra, and crew of the Charlottetown Festival flood into town  [ ... ]

At the Fringe

At the Fringe

The Island Fringe Festival takes place at various Charlottetown locations from August 2 to 5, 2018. Here is a sneak preview of a what you can expect.

The Satan Show

Ever wonder about Satan’s take on the Eve and the apple story? Or what Hell is really like? Susan, played by Laura Chapin, has. During The Satan Show, she conjurors The Prince of Darkness, played by Nicholas Whalen, to hear what
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Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke
Productions in Summerside and Charlottetown for Feast 40th

The musical comedy called Up in Smoke marks the Feast Dinner Theatre season’s 40th celebrations.

Assistant director Brandon Roy, a graduate of Sheridan College’s bachelor of music theatre performance program, says the biggest set of talented directors to date have come together to create the performance. “It’s been really exciting.
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If It’s Alright With You

If It’s Alright With You
The Life and Music Of My Father, Gene MacLellan

Catherine MacLellan will be bringing her show If It’s Alright With You—The Life and Music Of My Father, Gene MacLellan back to the PEI Brewing Company Culinary Event Space every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during July, August and September.

In 1970 PEI songwriter Gene MacLellan rocketed to fame when his song Snowbird became a worldwide
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Plays and concerts

Dancing Lessons plus Monday Night Concert Series

Victoria Playhouse has Mark St. Germaine’s quirky romantic comedy Dancing Lessons on stage Tuesday through Sunday until July 29.

Dancing Lessons stars Melissa Kramer alongside Jeff Schissler and tells the story of Ever, a professor of geophysics on the Autism spectrum, and his neighbour, injured Broadway dancer Senga Quinn. Ever first meets Senga
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Living history

Confederation Players are back for another season

The Confederation Players program is back for another season at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, following a 2017 season during which the troupe traveled to Fredericton, Montreal, and Ottawa in celebration of Canada 150.

Each year, the Confederation Players program brings together young historians and burgeoning performers
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Ghosts and more

Ghosts and more
Spirited performances promised this summer

The Kings Playhouse has been on the same grounds for more than 130 years and over that time it has become enriched in the local history. With that history comes rumours of ghostly appearances and tales of patrons who never leave.

This past month the Kings Playhouse hosted two different ghost hunting film crews who spent a number of nights trying to
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Dancing Lessons

Dancing Lessons
Starring Melissa Kramer and Jeff Schissler

The Victoria Playhouse will launch its 37th season with the Canadian premiere of the romantic comedy Dancing Lessons.

Written by American playwright Mark St. Germain, Dancing Lessons had its inaugural run in 2014 at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Dancing Lessons tells the story of Ever, a young geophysics professor on the Autism
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Anne opens June 23

Anne opens June 23
54th season at the Confederation Centre of the Arts

The Charlottetown Festival opens its 2018 season with  a production of the the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar. This timeless story with a modern twist explores the last week of Jesus’ life through the troubled eyes of Judas Iscariot.

Sharing the mainstage is Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™, now in its
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Aqsarniit

Aqsarniit
Young Company tells Canada’s story

Confederation Centre Young Company production Aqsarniit will open July 1 in the Centre’s outdoor amphitheatre in Charlottetown. Aqsarniit (“awe-saw-nee”) is the Inuktitut word used to describe the Northern Lights.

The production continues the dialogue from The Voices of Canada (2016) and The Dream Catchers (2017).

The
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Pi la mère marmotte

Pi la mère marmotte
Acadian dinner theatre in Abram Village

This summer’s V’nez veiller Acadian dinner-theatre will overflow with misunderstandings, scoldings, dead-end and budding romances, along with lots of laughs, music and a four-course meal.

Local playwright-director Raymond J. Arsenault is serving up his usual in-your-face brand of comedy in the year’s French-language play, Pi la mère marmotte (And the mother
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Rumors

Harbourfront Players March 1–2 & 8–10 
Harbourfront Theatre The Harbourfront Players p [ ... ]

Bluegrass at the Carriage House

February 3
Beaconsfield Carriage House Janet McGarry and Wildwood, a favourite PEI band, will be fea [ ... ]

Blaze

January 29–February 3
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, substance abuse
Dir: Ethan Hawke, US, 129 m [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]