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Gary’s Christmas

6th season for sequenced lights and music show Be a part of the 6th season of Gary's Christmas sequ [ ... ]

Royal Winnipeg Ballet auditions

Until January 25, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) School Professional Division will hold auditions a [ ... ]

Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart

Review by Darcy Cudmore

It was opening night at The Guild on Tuesday for the Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart show. Fans of Rogers’ music will not leave disappointed after seeing the cast perform over 25 of his most well-known folk songs, telling Stan’s stories as if they were their own.

Geordie Brown is the director, designer and definitive leader of the production. He is also a huge part of the
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Spoon River

Review by Jerry Laird

Once again the Charlottetown Festival has put together a fantastic line up. The 2016 season promises to be fun and entertaining.

One show that will surely have people talking for years to come is Spoon River. The play is based on Edgar Lee Masters 1916 book of poems Spoon River Anthology. In his book, fictional dead citizens give their own epitaphs through Masters’
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Earning the Ideal

Anne & Gilbert—The Musical

Review by Jane Ledwell

The advertising tagline of Anne & Gilbert is “Anne of Green Gables in love,” but the great fun of this musical is that it takes a mighty lot of effort to convince Anne of this possibility. In a play that celebrates the strength and sufficiency of women’s friendships, the female characters have some work to do to persuade themselves to
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If These Shores Could Talk

Review by JoDee Samuelson

In one of Georgetown’s many cemeteries is a tall gray headstone with the following inscription: MEYRICK LALLY. DIED DECEMBER 15, 1847, AGED 5 YEARS 5 MONTHS. A CHILD OF SINGULAR AMIABILITY AND INTELLIGENCE.

The citizens of Georgetown have always had a healthy respect for intelligence and good humor. In 1887 they built a beautiful theatre and named it the King’s Playhouse.
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Story Night

The Four Tellers

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Growing up "down east" on PEI, live theatre wasn't exactly ubiquitous. Apart from school plays and the occasional cultural expedition to darkest Charlottetown, most of my early theatrical memories were made at the historic Kings Playhouse where shows like Dracula warped my impressionable young mind and helped instill a lasting enthusiasm for
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An absolute triumph

Searching for Abegweit

Review by Jan Cox 

If you don't do anything else this summer, see Searching for Abegweit — the Island Songs and Stories of Lennie Gallant, presented at the PEI Brewing Company, Kensington Road.

The venue is superb. And although billed as a musical, this is more than that. This is one man's love for Prince Edward Island. This is a production that satisfies all your
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'Stein Capsule

Annekenstein & Friends

Review by Sean McQuaid 

The quasi–legendary Annekenstein sketch comedy run (1991-1997) wasn't my first live theatrical experience; but it was my first theatre experience as a fan, a show that brought me back again and again, so it looms inevitably large in my memory and my affections.  

David Moses, Rob MacDonald, Laurie Murphy, Nancy McLure and Ed Rashed were
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Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™

Review by Jane Ledwell

“What was I thinking?” The panicked thought raced through my brainpan minutes before the familiar overture of opening night at Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™. I had leapt at the opportunity to introduce the show to our six-year-old son, Sam. He’d never seen it, despite his older sister’s lifetime devotion to the show from the rapt age of three. As he whirled and
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Some Upcoming Events

Light Up the Dark

Confederation Centre holiday show December 14
Homburg Theatre Confederation Centre carries a long t [ ... ]

Free Solo

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

Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

ACT presents Hank Stinson’s adaptation at The Guild November 16 & 17
The Guild As PEI’s pro [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]