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Environmental Protection Act

Amendments to the Environmental Protection Act have been introduced in the PEI legislature to provid [ ... ]

Auction 45 card parties

The Star of the Sea Seniors' Club hosts weekly Auction 45 card parties on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. It in [ ... ]

Feast Dinner Theatre 40th season

Feast Dinner Theatre 40th season

Atlantic Canada’s longest running Feast Dinner Theatre is heating things up and reinventing the game to mark its milestone year. It kicks off the season with their new musical comedy Up in Smoke.

The show, which taps into the current political climate, begins with three sisters inheriting their great grandfather’s farm, including his hefty mortgage. The cash-strapped Simpson sisters decide the
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Dancing Lessons

Dancing Lessons
37th season opens with romantic comedy

Victoria Playhouse has announced its 2018 Festival Season programming.

The season kicks off with the Canadian premiere of the acclaimed romantic comedy Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain. Dancing Lessons tells the story of a young professor on the Autism spectrum who hires an injured Broadway dancer to teach him how to dance. The production stars PEI’s own
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Seat Sponsorship Campaign

Seat Sponsorship Campaign

Friends of Harbourfront Theatre have embarked on a Seat Sponsorship Campaign. There are currently 226 seats in the Summerside theatre that are available for sponsorship, with two donation levels available. The seat sponsor’s name or dedication is inscribed on a brass nameplate attached to the back of a theatre seat. Donors can commemorate themselves, a friend or family member, organizations, a
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Season launch

Season launch
Theatre, musicals, big name musicians and locals

Harbourfront Theatre announced its 22nd summer lineup recently. The summer element of Harbourfront’s year-round schedule will run mid-July to end of September and will include a variety of concerts and theatrical productions.

“We’re really looking forward to this coming season,” says Executive Director Kieran Keller. “We’ve hand-picked a fantastic
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37th season at Victoria Playhouse

37th season at Victoria Playhouse

Victoria Playhouse has announced its 2018 Festival Season programming.

The season kicks off with the Canadian premiere of the acclaimed romantic comedy Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain. Dancing Lessons tells the story of a young professor on the Autism spectrum who hires an injured Broadway dancer to teach him how to dance. The production stars PEI’s own Melissa Kramer opposite Toronto-based
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Robert Tsonos returns to the stage

Robert Tsonos returns to the stage

Watermark Theatre has announced that Artistic Director Robert Tsonos will play the lead part of Tony Wendice in Dial “M” For Murder by Frederick Knott in the company’s 2018 summer season.

Originally hired as an actor by Watermark in 2014, Robert has not appeared on stage with the company since taking over the role as Artistic Director almost three years ago. Audiences will
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Homing instinct

Homing instinct
Profile: Emily Smith

by Jane Ledwell

The population of Victoria-by-the-Sea, PEI, increased from 104 to 107 in 2011 when Emily Smith, her husband and young son moved back to the community where she had grown up and where her parents, Pat Stunden Smith and Erskine Smith, founded the Victoria Playhouse.

After graduating from university, Emily moved as far away as possible from the hours (and income)
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Rebecca returns

Rebecca returns
Rebecca Parent joins Josh Wiles in Anne & Gilbert

The 2018 production of Anne & Gilbert – the Musical begins in May and features Rebecca Parent and Josh Wiles in the starring roles.

For Wiles, this is his first time as Gilbert in the PEI musical. It’s different for Parent, returning to a role that she helped defined in three previous PEI productions as Anne Shirley.

Parent says the
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River Clyde Pageant gears up for 2018

River Clyde Pageant gears up for 2018

The River Clyde Pageant is returning to New Glasgow this summer, and artistic directors Megan Stewart and Ker Wells are sharing a reimagined performance and a series of workshops for the public.

In 2018, The River Clyde Pageant will be presented as a single-site performance in the fields of the Little Victory Microfarms, using the natural amphitheatre of the farm and the River Clyde as playing
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Dance partners

Dance partners
Holland College signs agreement with Boston Conservatory

Holland College has signed an agreement with Boston Conservatory at Berklee that provides up to 44 credits to graduates from Holland College’s two-year Dance Performance program when they enroll in the Conservatory’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Contemporary Dance Performance program, reducing the amount of time it will take students to complete
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Some Upcoming Events

The Shack Wacky Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines  February 2
PEI Brewing Co Join comedian Patrick Ledwell  [ ... ]

Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

Awards Gala, concerts, shows, parties and more January 23–27
Charlottetown Credit Union Music PEI [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, $7, or visit Eventbrite.ca for advance [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]