Return of the Mittentime Revue

After a four year hiatus to spend time touring, releasing records, winning awards, making movies, writing books, and undertaking a host of new projects, The Mittentime Revue crew is reuniting to bring P.E.I. the kind of artistic Christmas pageantry that only it can present.

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Performing for one night only on December 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Homburg Theatre, the Revue features a who’s who of the East Coast Music scene. Jenn Grant, Rose Cousins, Catherine MacLellan, Tanya Davis, Dan Ledwell, Patrick Ledwell, and Kinley Dowling join forces for a rousing festivity of words and music, laughs and antics, dashing theatrics, and holiday cheer.

Born out of friendship and a shared love of performing, The Mittentime Revue kicked off in 2007 to a sold-out crowd and instant critical and audience acclaim. A five year run solidified its reputation as a season highlight before the team took a break to follow other creative pursuits. Well, pursuit will bring them together for Christmas, eager to dust off the decorations and present the newest version of their hit show.

Said Ann Thurlow in her Guardian review for the last edition of the production, “The Mittentime Revue is exactly like the very best Christmas at home. Except it’s on a stage and there are no dishes. I love this show and I wouldn’t miss it.” Her review continues, “…wrapping a blanket around us that could warm the chill of a thousand winter months.”

Join these celebrated Islanders or a gleeful reunion in P.E.I.’s premiere performance hall. Expect creative renditions of your favourite carols, original poems and stories written just for this occasion, and, of course, the best holiday medley yet. Come ready for serenades and escapades, for the humour this dynamic group so easily expresses – charming, candid, infectious.

The Mittentime Revue is presented as part of Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre. This one-night only performance is sponsored by Hansen Electric. Tickets for this and other seasonal concerts are available at the box office at (902) 566-1267, toll free at 1-800-565-0278, or online at confederationcentre.com. Appreciation is extended media sponsors The Guardian, Hot 105.5, and Ocean 100.

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Christmas in Oz

Let the students of the Atlantic Academy of Performing Arts entertain you as they sing, dance and celebrate the Christmas season in the Land of Oz!

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A snow blizzard carries Dorothy and Toto to the Magical Elfinsland where Glinda is the Good Witch of the North Pole. Dorothy must get home to open her Christmas presents in the morning, so she sets off to meet the Wizard who lives in the Great Palace of Toys.

Who will help Dorothy get back to Kansas in time for Christmas?

Christmas in Oz is at the Harbourfront Theatre on Saturday, December 3, at 4 PM.

Calling All Actors

Confederation Centre has announced that three plum roles are up for grabs at The 2017 Charlottetown Festival.

Incoming director of Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ Adam Brazier is auditioning for the title role of Anne Shirley and her Avonlea guardians, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. For the past two summers, the parts have been held respectively by Islanders Jessica Gallant and Hank Stinson, and Festival veteran, Charlotte Moore.

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Gallant says it’s been a thrill to represent the Island as ‘Anne with an e,’ “Playing Anne has literally been a dream come true, she remarks. “My childhood revolved around the idea of joining the exclusive club of red heads I’m ready to pass the braids on to the next young dreamer, and to take everything I’ve learned from my experiences at the Festival into the next phase of my career.”

“My journey as a performer has been nurtured at Confederation Centre for the past 13 years,” she continues. “The Centre has taught me how to be an artist; it is a true Island treasure that should never be taken for granted.”

Adam Brazier, the Centre’s artistic director, has completed casting for the musical’s other lead roles and the Anne™ ensemble, some of whom will perform in Million Dollar Quartet. The full company and the 18th actress to don the red braids at the Festival will be revealed in winter 2017.

“On behalf of everyone at Confederation Centre, I want to thank Jessica for her dedication to this iconic role and production,” offers Brazier. “Jess has a deep love for Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ and a long-standing relationship with our Festival and community, and those passions shine brightly in her performances.”

He adds, “I am thrilled that Jessica is home right now preparing to star as Maid Marian in our ridiculous Christmas show Robyn Hood. I look forward to seeing more of her many talents on our stages in the years to come.”

Playful Gifts and a Fundraising Concert

Christmas in Victoria with The Eastern Belles on Sunday, December 11 @ 3pm. Don’t miss out! Only a few seats left. Join us for an afternoon of wonderful song and good cheer guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit.

This concert is a major fundraiser for the Playhouse and the proceeds will go toward the costs of producing the Victoria Playhouse Festival 2017.

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Thanks to the following for their support: The Eastern Belles, Cavendish Farms, The Buzz, House-Front Production Services, Ron Walsh Design, Scapes, Victoria’s Glass Studio, Phil MacLellan, James Clement & Jonathan Smith

Save Big – Buy a 2017 Flex Pass at the 2016 Price!

The 2017 Flex Pass is on sale until December 31 at the 2016 price of $100. This price includes tax and service fees! Beginning January 1, 2017 the Pass will cost $110.

The Flex Pass is valid for four admissions to any performance of the plays and concerts in the 2017 season. Purchase your Pass now and choose your dates when the season is announced. Take three friends to one show or see four different shows yourself.

You save 20% off the regular Adult ticket price!