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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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Success stories

Success stories
Cast alumni go on to greater things in the enterainment biz

It can be a nerve-racking experience to take centre stage, recite lines, sing and strum the right notes, and interact in character with a live audience while serving them dinner, but this is how a script from a page is brought to life on the Feast Dinner Theatre stage. Many former cast members say that this experience was a stepping stone
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Summer starts now

Summer starts now

Kings Playhouse in Georgetown will present a variety of programming for the summer season. It all begins in June.

Paint Party with Amy takes place June 8 at 6:30 pm. Register online. Local artist Amy MacConnell teaches you how to create our own work of art. Canvas and supplies are included.

The MattMan presents: DreamChaser June 22 at 7:30 pm. Matt MacPhee, The Mattman, is bringing his
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Island Fringe 2018

Island Fringe 2018 invites you to the 7th Island Fringe Festival featuring a 10-show line-up—local and Canadian talent and 3 international shows.

Venture out and about downtown Charlottetown August 2–5 to join in the fun.

Shows are admission by donation with purchase of a Fringe button. Schedules will be released late June. Stay tuned on FB and Instagram @islandfringe.

Watermark Play Reading Series

Watermark Play Reading Series

Three local PEI playwrights will have their plays read at Watermark Theatre this August as part of the theatre's Play Reading Series. The three plays are Through Eden by Stuart Smith, Past Artistry by J.J. Steinfeld, and Jennifer Platts-Fanning's play Held to the Fire

Actors from the Watermark acting company, with scripts in hand, will read the plays to an audience.
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Atlantic Drama Festival

Watermark Theatre will host the National Theatre School of Canada's Atlantic Drama Festival May 18–20.

Formerly known as the Sears Atlantic Drama Festival, the event brings together high school students from throughout the region to view, discuss and enjoy each other’s creative efforts, under the guidance of experienced adjudicators. The Festival facilitates and inspires a love of theatre, team
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Final casting announced at Watermark

Final casting announced at Watermark

Watermark’s 2018 acting company is a mix of professional actors from PEI, actors with family and professional history on the Island, and actors from across the country. Joining already announced acting company members Brielle Ansems and Robert Tsonos will be husband and wife acting team Geoffrey Pounsett and Madeleine Donohue, Paul Cowling, Richard
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Charlottetown Festival shows in the mall

Charlottetown Festival shows in the mall
Ghost Light and Métis Mutt in Confederation Court Mall

Casting has been announced for Ghost Light and Métis Mutt at The Charlottetown Festival. These one-person shows will be presented in a new space on the 2nd floor of the Confederation Court Mall in Charlottetown.

Ghost Light opens first on June 28 and plays Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings at 7:30 pm until July 20. Written and
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