Here Comes the Snow Show

February 18, 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 PM at The Guild.
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The music theatre classes at the Guild are excited to present a family fun filled show highlighting the talents of our K-12 classes on islander day at 2pm.
Join us for our winter fun themed show at 2pm at the Guild. Admission by donation.
All proceeds go to the theatre schools production of Beauty and the Beast.
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Early Bird Gets the Worm

‘A Season of Homecoming’: Islander Day Sale Announced for The Charlottetown Festival

Last major ticket sale of 2019 on offer for any show, any date of summer festival

With recent glacial temperatures driving many to dream of Island summer, Confederation Centre is rolling out a sale to give Islanders their first chance to plan some exciting summer activities. With ‘the Islander Day Sale’, the Centre is offering a can’t-miss deal: 30% off tickets for any show, any date of The 2019 Charlottetown Festival.

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This promo runs from Saturday, February 16 through Monday, February 18, and applies to all Festival performances at both the Mack and the Homburg Theatre. Patrons can access the sale by contacting the box office online, via phone at 902.566.1267, or in person, using promo code ‘ISLANDER.’ This is the last Festival-wide ticket promo for 2019.

Sponsored by CIBC, The Charlottetown Festival is the largest theatre festival in Atlantic Canada, and is staging a playbill of five shows celebrating homecoming. Come join us for a spell–have we got a story for you!

Included are all performances of Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™, sponsored by CAA. The enduring story of an orphan girl who came from away and changed the Island forever has touched the lives of millions at the Centre. Running runs June 29 to September 28, the heartfelt and hilarious musical will be carried by newcomer Emma Rudy as “Anne with an E”.

Charlottetown favourite son Aaron Hastelow will star in the powerhouse rock show Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical,sponsored by SYSCO Food Services. Playing June 28 to July 20, this summer’s electrifying production follows the crown prince Hamlet (Hastelow) on a quest for vengeance upon his uncle (festival favourite, Cameron MacDuffee) for taking his father’s life.

Over at the Mack, July 20 through September 28, Spinning Yarns: Tales and Tunes from a Homesick Newfoundlander will shine a light on ‘the Rock’ in the early ‘80s: a world of boisterous adventures and dubious childcare! Presented by Key Murray Law, this hilarious evening stars Newfoundlander, Stephen  Guy-McGrath (Evangeline, Million Dollar Quartet) with Brendan Wall (Spoon River, Jesus Christ Superstar).

The Festival also welcomes Tara MacLean’s Maritime love-letter, Atlantic Blue this summer. Sponsored by Honibe, this celebration of East Coast songwriters will play from August 2 to September 28. MacLean explores the place and people behind classic songs like ‘Sonny’s Dream’, ‘Put Your Hand in the Hand’, ‘Fare Thee Well Love’, and more. Backed by the addition of more than a dozen members of the Festival company and orchestra, this new production will make every Atlantic Canadian proud.

Back by popular demand, is Mamma Mia! A mother, a daughter, three possible dads; and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Sponsored by Tim Hortons, this blockbuster musical will shake the house with all the ABBA jams from August 9 to September 28.

Sponsor a Seat

SPONSOR A SEAT

Theatre Seat Sponsorship Campaign:

Make a Difference. Leave a Lasting Legacy.

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Harbourfront Theatre has woven a rich history of arts and entertainment into the community and has much to be proud of over the last two decades. Looking ahead there are so many experiences yet to be had, so much untapped talent just around the corner, and so many artists, emerging and renowned across this country and beyond yet to invite to the stage. But we cannot and do not continue in our mission of expanding the cultural opportunities available to residents and visitors of our community without your support.

Therefore, friends of Harbourfront Theatre have embarked on a Seat Sponsorship Campaign to help ensure a strong future for our theatre. Seat Sponsorships play an important role in the continued preservation of Harbourfront Theatre where every dollar makes a difference.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

$1500 Level:

  • Nameplate on seat with inscription of your choice
  • Recognition in website and house programmes as applicable
  • Pre-sale ticket opportunities whenever possible
  • Theatre credit for $500, redeemable for tickets.

$1000 Level:

  • Nameplate on seat with inscription of your choice
  • Pre-sale ticket opportunities whenever possible

For more information about sponsoring a seat, contact Kieran Keller (kieran@harbourfronttheatre.com) or Mary Dennis (mary@harbourfronttheatre.com) by email or by phone at 902-888-2787.

Download an info packet about the Harbourfront Theatre Sponsorship Campaign here.

Rolston Quartet Makes PEI Debut

From Carnegie Hall to Confederation Centre

World-renowned Rolston String Quartet is coming to Charlottetown, February 21

The Rolston String Quartet is bringing a storm of classical music to the Mack next Thursday, February 21 for Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre. After playing sold-out shows across the world, this Canadian group is ready to make their Island debut. A storm of virtuosic perfection awaits!

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The Rolston String Quartet was formed more than five years ago and is made up former students of The Glenn Gould School in Toronto. The quartet was recently featured on CBC’s list of the hottest classical acts under 30 and have received the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America, just to name a few accomplishments.

“All of this has been exhilarating–it’s been a dream come true,” says Jonathan Lo, cellist with the Quartet. “It’s something we couldn’t have imagined when we first got together and we’re blessed to continue performing together.”

Just this past December, the Rolston String Quartet played a sold-out show at Carnegie Hall in New York City and are performing at London’s Wigmore Hall later this year. The group have toured extensively through Europe, Canada, the U.S. and Israel, performing at such venues as the Smithsonian, Kennedy Centre, and Austria’s Esterhazy Palace.  The Quartet also began recording their first album last month before beginning a North America-wide tour, including their first ever performance on Prince Edward Island.

“It should be an interesting mix of music, including a program bookended by classics,” adds Lo, when asked about their upcoming live show. “Plus, we’ll be performing Murray Schafer’s ‘Waves’, which is perfect for the Maritimes. It’s very evocative of the sights and sounds of the area.”

The Rolston String Quartet performs at the Mack on February 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $26, plus fees and taxes, and are available at the door, at Confederation Centre’s box office, online at confederationcentre.com, or via phone at 902-566-1267 (toll free at 1-800-565-0278.)

Special thanks are extended to The Accelerando Classical Music Performance Fund, the production sponsor for this performance, and Sobeys, the title sponsor for LIVE @ the Centre! Media sponsors are The Guardian, Ocean 100, and Hot 105.5. The Centre wishes to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support.

Raised On TV (The New Season)

February 15, 2019 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm at The Guild
Raised on TV takes some of our favourite television shows, adds a little twist, and presents them live on stage. And this year, RoTV is all-Canadian content, because it’s easy for us to forget just how much fantastic television has come, and continues to come, from Canada.
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Now in its third season, the directors were once again given certain rules to follow such as set pieces, scene length, and most importantly strict faithfulness to the dialogue. Beyond that they have complete freedom to interpret their material in any way that inspires them, creating not only unexpected, laugh-out-loud moments, but a unique night of entertainment with a completely Canadian twist. Adam Gauthier, Richard Haines, Dana Doucette, and Gordon Cobb have each taken on the task of casting and directing two Canadian shows each and will be working with Mariève MacGregor to ready them for the stage.

Raised on TV: WE ARE CANADIAN promises to have a something for everyone, with just the right amount of light-hearted fun that’s needed as dead of winter sets in. So sit back, put down the remote, kick up your feet, and get ready for Raised on Television: WE ARE CANADIAN!

Raised on TV: WE ARE CANADIAN is performed February 15 and 16 at The Guild. Doors open at 7:30 with the show starting at 8:00. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through The Guild box office (online or at the door). For more information, contact Grace Kimpinski at rotvpei@gmail.com

Another Day Another Painting

My ‘Daily Painting’ Journey by Kim Jabbour at the Guild through February 17th.
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Join Kim Jabour in celebrating her ‘Daily Painting’ journey.
She began this project on January 1, 2018 and finished December 31, 2018. The 365 paintings in the exhibition will feature many styles and mediums. Kim is very excited to share her experience/journey with her family, friends and community.

2 New Shows at the Victoria Playhouse

We are excited to announce

our 2019 Festival Season!

 

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If laughter is the best medicine, you’re going to want a double dose of these two hilarious and heart-warming Canadian comedies.
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Where You Are, Kristen Da Silva’s brand new play, is a touching comedy that celebrates finding love… and recognizing it when you do!

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From Canadian comedy queen Allana Harkin,Real Estate is an engaging and funny look at the process of picking up the pieces and moving on.