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Smile Cookie™

Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie™ campaign returns from September 17–23, supporting local ch [ ... ]

Royal Winnipeg Ballet auditions

From October 10–January 25, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) School Professional Division will hold [ ... ]

The Island Fringe Festival

Fringe Fried  

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Your crumbling correspondent somehow made it through the Island Fringe Festival’s newly supersized slate of ten shows in one humid, tiring-yet-fun August weekend. Limits imposed by my old nemeses time and space mean a few shows (Cardboard Countess, Half a Star, Realizations and Wild Card) are featured in expanded reviews while the rest of the
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Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™

Welcome Visitor

Review by Doug Gallant 

Anne of Green Gables returned to the stage of the Charlottetown Festival to find she is still P.E.I.’s most welcome summer visitor.

More than 50 years after the curtain first rose on an orphaned girl with red hair and freckles waiting at the train station to begin a new life with a new family in Avonlea the desire to be part of her journey has never
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Great Scot!

Full of pride

Review by Norah Pendergast 

Written, directed, choreographed by 
Sheila O’Brien

Performed by
Brad Simkulet, Miloš Simkulet, and Eric Pidgeon.

Live band
Director Peter Gallant, Christine Gallant, Max Gallant and fiddler, Gilbert Arsenault. Faculty and students of the College of Piping, Head Piper, James MacHattie, Dance Instructors, Samantha MacKay and Daniel Carr

The Story
Led
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My Stompin’ Grounds—A Stompin' Tom Story

Ketchup loves potatoes

Review by Jan Cox

Performers
Chad Matthews (Tom Connors), Alyssa Harper (Sam Doyle), Paul Shea (Bernadine Doyle), Helen LeClair (Eileen Doyle), Brayden McGuigan (Hubey Keefe)

Directed by
Cheryl Doucette

Written by
Erin Dunn Keefe

The show
The show begins with the final song from Stompin’ Tom at a Prince Edward Island concert. We move to a house party in Skinner’s Pond that was
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Music from the Hills of Home — Janet McGarry and Wildwood

Heartfelt music

Review by Jan Cox

Performed by
Janet McGarry and Wildwood

Supported by
Serge Bernard, (banjo, guitar, mandola, vocals), Dylan Ferguson, (guitar, vocals), Denise McLeod, (fiddle, viola, vocals), Gail Mullen, (upright bass, vocals)

The Show
Multi bluegrass award winner Janet McGarry and her band Wildwood took to the stage for the opening night of “Janet McGarry, Music from the Hills of
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Dial “M” for Murder

Intriguing

Review by Jane Ledwell

Regular readers of my reviews over the years here will know that my partner is, uh, a reluctant theatre-goer, so it is a testament to the consistent quality of the Watermark Theatre’s productions that he suggests we go there at least once a summer. This year his pick was Dial “M” for Murder. Reader, he was not disappointed.

Frederick Knott’s 1952 play (the basis
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Dot and Ada Plan a Wedding!

A zany pair

Review by Chris McGarry

If you’re in the mood for a goofy, laugh-a-minute comedy, check this out.

Performed by
Sheryll O’Hanley (Dot), Claudette Anderson (Ada), Ian Byrne (Frank), Bethany Parkhouse (Molly), and Paul Hopkins (Josh)

Written and direction by
Jonah Anderson

Lighting by
Maureen O’Reilly 

The Show
They’re back! The hilarious duo Dot and Ada — who had audiences rolling in
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A Moon for the Misbegotten

Bittersweet beauty

Review by Sean McQuaid 

The gaps in your scattershot scribbler’s education are both a blessing and a curse. It’s a curse in the sense that there are plenty of literary classics I just haven’t gotten around to yet — too busy watching Doctor Who or hunting Black Lightning back issues or some such thing (and no regrets on either count) — but a blessing in the sense that even
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Some Upcoming Events

The Charlottetown Film Festival

October 12–14
City Cinema The Charlottetown Film Society, dedicated to supporting film culture on  [ ... ]

Dancing with the Stars

Hospice PEI’s event celebrates 7th year October 20
Murphy Community Centre October 20, 2018  [ ... ]

Jim Cuddy Trio

September 30
Harbourfront Theatre The Jim Cuddy Trio comes to Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside on  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]