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Alzheimer caregiver support

Alzheimer caregiver support groups are held in 3 locations across PEI. All are welcome to attend. T [ ... ]

Ostomy Peer Support Group

Charlottetown Ostomy Peer Support Group Charlottetown Ostomy Peer Support Group meets last Tues [ ... ]

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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50 years a union

50 years a union
IATSE Local 906 celebrates the anniversary this month

When the first Canadian tour of the musical Anne of Green Gables was to take place in 1967, Confederation Centre stagehands, including department heads, who had been mounting the show since 1964 in Charlottetetown, had to travel incognito as “advisors.” 

They had union status as members of the Sydney, Nova Scotia Local, but they lacked (by
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Mary and Judas

Mary and Judas
More casting announced for Jesus Christ Superstar

Casting has been announced for Jesus Christ Superstar at The Charlottetown Festival. The Adam Brazier-directed production will present his take on Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s legendary rock opera.

The 2018 cast is anchored by Festival newcomer Lee Siegel as Judas, with PEI’s Aaron Hastelow as Jesus Christ. Joining them as Mary Magdalene is
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Dial M for Megan

Dial M for Megan
Megan Watson to direct Dial M for Murder in North Rustico

Watermark Theatre has announce that Megan Watson has been hired to direct Dial “M” For Murder by Frederick Knott in the company’s 2018 summer season.

Originally from Ottawa, Ms. Watson is currently the Artistic Associate with The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario. She holds an MFA in directing from the University of Alberta and a BFA in
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Cruise winner

Cruise winner

Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced that long-time Centre supporter Lori Ronahan has won The Viking Cruise for the Arts Lottery. Ronahan and a guest will head off on an eight-day Danube or Rhine river cruise provided by Viking River Cruises Canada sometime this year. Ronahan’s name was drawn on December 21, 2017 at a sold-out Matt Andersen performance where she was in the audience. The
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Brielle wins lead

Brielle wins lead

Brielle Ansems cast in role for A Mood for the Misbegotten

Watermark Theatre has announced that Brielle Ansems has won the lead role of Josie Hogan in A Moon for the Misbegotten after a national audition search.

Raised in Montague, and currently living in Charlottetown, Brielle is a student at the Holland College School of Performing Arts Theatre Program. Her theatre experience includes The
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Love and marriage

Love and marriage
Harbourfront Players present Maggie’s Getting Married

The Harbourfront Players are onstage in Summerside this March with Maggie’s Getting Married. Written by Canadian playwright, Norm Foster, and directed by Marlane O’Brien, Maggie’s Getting Married is a comedy about love, family, and marriage.

Maggie’s Getting Married tells the story of the Duncan family getting ready for their daughter Maggie’s
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Come Home to Us

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

Free Solo

November 16–20
City Cinema PG, language may offend, scary scenes
Dir: Jimmy Chin/Elizabeth Chai Vas [ ... ]

The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]