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Camp Dynamo

Camp Dynamo, presented by the PEI Business Women’s Association, takes place September 28–30 at D [ ... ]

Open Studio Days

Artisan PEI proudly hosts a Fall PE Island–wide tour of Open Studio Days with live demonstrations, [ ... ]

The Short & Long of It: A Summer Improv-aganza

Fireside Chatter

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Performed by
Sarah Brown, Jill Chandler, Patti Larsen, Kirstin Lund, Doris MacPhee, Nancy McLure, Caron Prins and Monica Rafuse (full disclosure: this reviewer’s sister — hey, it’s a small island); plus the godmother of PEI improv, Laurie Murphy, was a spur-of-the-moment special guest on June 8, a nifty surprise treat. 

The Story
What story? It’s
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Jesus Christ Superstar

Faithful and Fresh

Review by Sean McQuaid

In the beginning, lyricist Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber created the 1970 rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar. Strong album sales said: "Let there be a 1971 Broadway musical version." It was fruitful and multiplied, producing many revivals and adaptations both staged and filmed; and in its 47th year, director Adam Brazier remounted
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Dream Chaser

Dream Chaser
Hypnotizing

Review by Chris McGarry

Looking for something to do this summer?
Get hypnotized.

Performed by
Matt MacPhee

Written and directed by
Matt MacPhee

Supported by
Curtis MacNevin (tech)

The Show
Charlottetown–based hypnotist Matt MacPhee had a small though enthusiastic audience intrigued and dying of laughter with his zany, fun–filled act. The family–friendly display of professional hypnotism
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Skin Flick

Movie Night 

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Fun fact: Comic book publishers of yesteryear discouraged their scripters from using the word "flick." See, the comics' typical hand-lettered allcaps font, coupled with cheap printing methods and pulp paper, posed a risk of the "L" and "I" blurring together such that "FLICK" might become a less family-friendly word. 

Recalling that, the title of
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Popalopalots 26-hour Improv Marathon

Open all night 

Reviewby Sean McQuaid

Your semiconscious scribbler slept sparingly this past Easter weekend, thanks in part to the Popalopalots improv comedy troupe. In 2016, the group improvised for 26 hours straight as a fundraiser for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and they did it again on March 30-31 this year to raise more money for the QEH.

Most of the original marathon’s survivors were
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PEI Symphony Orchestra

Super serenades

Review by Ivy Wigmore 

On April 15th, the PEI Symphony Orchestra presented “Tenor, Horn and Strings” as the final performance of its 50th season. As we settled in, PEISO musical director Mark Shapiro asked for a show of hands to see how many of the audience had ever been serenaded or, conversely, had serenaded someone else. Not many, was the answer. That was about to change
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PEI Symphony Orchestra

Dynamic direction

Review by Ivy Wigmore

On March 4, the PEI Symphony Orchestra presented “Dvořák 8 and More” under the direction of guest conductor Dinuk Wijeratne.

I love watching how conductors interact with the orchestra and Wijeratne is particularly fun. Described by the NY Times as “exuberantly creative,” the multi-talented composer / performer / conductor was physically almost balletic in
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The Sunset Limited

McFadden2 

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Two McFaddens enter, one leaves. Not as grimly gladiatorial as it sounds, but still an accurate summary of the spectacle on offer at The Guild this January, where accomplished father-son acting duo William and Corin McFadden starred in AMS Entertainment’s production of The Sunset Limited, directed by Mahdi Selseleh. 

Written by acclaimed long-time
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Some Upcoming Events

Musical theatre blues

On the Road with Dutch Mason starring John Connolly Select dates to September 22
The Mack The “Pr [ ... ]

DMayne Event returns

With guests Jerry–Faye, Jamie Comeau and the Crooked Teeth, and Math Class October 12 at Spo [ ... ]

North Shore Community Centre event serie...

September 25
North Shore Community Centre The Rural Municipality of North Shore will present the Lat [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]