Going Once Going Twice…

The Watermark Theatre is holding an online auction to help raise funds for our 10th Anniversary 2017 summer season. We’re auctioning off exciting items both local to PEI and further afield. Travel, sports, theatre, and restaurant options are all available at incredible prices.

Sam Marshall of Hudson & Marshall (not seen) prepares to drop his gavel signaling bidding is over and another house is sold at an auction of foreclosed homes in Denver

April 3rd to 6th – Viewing Only (no log-in necessary)
April 7th to 24th – Bidding

Go to: watermarktheatre2017.eflea.ca

– One Week Cottage Stay On PEI’s North Shore
– One Week Grand Bend Ontario Vacation
– Deep Sea Fishing
– Sailboat Cruise from Souris to Bay Fortune
– Dinner for six at the home of Watermark Founding Artistic Director,
Duncan McIntosh
– Theatre tickets to the Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Charlottetown Festival, Victoria Playhouse, Guild Theatre, and Blyth Festival
– Toronto Theatre Tickets to Tarragon Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille
– Tickets to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Island Storm
– A night’s stay and dinner at The Inn at St. Peters
– Golfing at Anderson Creek, Glasgow Hills, and Rustico Resort
– Dinner at The Pearl, PEI Preserve Company…
……And Much Much More!

Funds are supporting our 10th Anniversary Season:

Great classical theatre! Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon & Mrs Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw
The Play Reading Series is coming back to introduce classic Canadian plays to our audience
Classic Music Reignited music series celebrating Canadian icons for Canada’s 150th
Watermark Gallery with a retrospective of our 10 Seasons as well as a celebration of the history of the building in North Rustico
The Theatre Production Mentorship Project, training young theatre artists to become the leaders of tomorrow
The Acting Conservatory, a two week acting intensive for young students
Chinese sur-titles on selected performances

Posting on all community events boards and broadcasting on all community service announcements would be much appreciated.

Watermark is a proud member of the PTN – Professional Theatre Network of PEI.

For more information please contact Andrea Surich at 902-963-3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com.

Mass for Peace: The Armed Man

The Choral Music Programme with Confederation Centre of the Arts presents Choral Music For A Holy Day, this year featuring the Karl Jenkins epic Mass for Peace : The Armed Man. The concert will be held at historic Trinity United Church, in Charlottetown on Good Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m. Maritime Electric Company is the generous sponsor for the Choral Music Programme.

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The Confederation Singers under the direction of Donald Fraser will be joined by guest soloists Suzanne Campbell, Shannon Scales, Masoud Fahandezhsaadi; members of the Atlantic String Machine; a percussion ensemble lead by Dave Shephard; and Sarah Chace, flute, Laura MacLeod, trumpet, and Frances McBurnie, organ.

A Mass for Peace : The Armed Man was commissioned by the Royal Armouries to mark the transition from one millennium to another. It reflects on the passing of “the most war-torn and destructive century in human history” and looks forward in hope to a more peaceful future. The Armed Man is dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo conflict, whose tragedy was unfolding as the piece was being composed. It was first performed in 2000 by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, conducted by the composer himself.

The text incorporates words from various religious and historical sources, including the Islamic call to prayer, the Bible, and the Mahabharata. Writers whose words appear in the work include Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Sankichi Toge, who survived the Hiroshima bombing but died some years later of leukemia.

Admission is $20 and tickets are available at the Centre Box Office, (902) 566-1267, online at confederationcentre.com or at the door of Trinity United on the day of the concert. Choral Music for a Holy Day is presented by Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre.

The concert will be held at historic Trinity United Church on Good Friday April 14 at 7 PM.

Having the Last Laff

Don’t miss The Last “Laff” show. Newfoundland’s longest touring entertainers plunge into some new and classic material. You’ll be treated to new ballads and be delighted to hear some old classics including: Sarah, Saltwater Joys, Da Barbacue.

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Buddy delivers a side-splitting dissertation on the life of BAACH and he and Chaulkie give mainlanders some crucial advice when encouraging a story from a Newfoundlander. Ray has a few new titillating tunes on the Carbonear computer as well as a dandy recitation. And Chaulkie might sing the blues as well as a new song about beautiful Corner Brook.

Come witness the spectacle which is Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers. These three musical and comedic craftsmen are assisted as always by their venerable bassist, Byron Pardy.

From Sketch comedy to poignant ballads dressed in sweet harmony, their ranting and raving has something for everyone. You will certainly connect or reconnect to The Rock.

The last Laff is at The Harbourfront Theatre Saturday, April 8th, at 8 PM.

Live Classic Albums Live

The Eagles have been hailed by many as the greatest American band, and their songs endure and will continue to endure for generations to follow.

Hotel California is one of the greatest albums ever made. There’s a reason why ‘New Kid in Town’ won a Grammy. The deep cuts – the ones that don’t get radio play – those are the ones that are like finding gold on a beach. ‘Wasted Time’ is the ultimate heartache song. ‘Pretty Maids All in A Row’ is Joe Walsh’s tour de force and ‘The Last Resort’ should be taught in schools.

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We all have our personal image of what the Hotel California looks like. We can see ourselves in the lobby, we know what the staff looks like. We feel the vibe. That’s the secret ingredient in making a Classic Album – being able to insert yourself into the album.

Classic Albums Live is simple in its quest: note for note – cut for cut. When you have amazing songs, a perfect album and a deep love of music – there’s nothing else needed. ‘Hotel California’ features CAL at its best. We plan to continue to pay this great work of art the ultimate respect.

Classic Albums Live is at The Harbourfront on Wednesday, April 5th, at 7:30 PM.

Alls I’m Saying

Alls I’m Saying is brazenly tentative! Like a sniper with the hiccups, Derek Edwards takes aim at life’s galling moments, exhales slowly and jerks back the trigger. A riotous evening of homegrown comedy — like taking a ride in an open golf cart with a good friend and a 6 pack.

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From Vegas to St. John’s, this Just For Laughs veteran is universally considered to be among the comic elite. Certainly his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he’s a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic – Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy. As Rick Mercer says, “Everyone knows Derek is the funniest man in Canada.”

Clearly the critics agree: “5 STARS – the funniest man on earth” – Winnipeg Free Press; “4 STARS – the crowd howled” – Victoria Times Colonist; “still the funniest man in Canada” – Toronto Sun; “Edwards reigns as the King of Canadian comedy” – Charlottetown Guardian; “Derek Edwards is hysterical” – Calgary Sun; “Edwards takes stand-up to next stage” – Georgia Straight; “the epitome of timing & storytelling” – Halifax Chronicle Herald; “the comedian’s comedian” – London Free Press.

Alls I’m Saying – Derek Edwards’ new 90-minute stand-up comedy show, …a richly textured and enthralling ‘cut above,’ delivered with pace and authority by the consummate Canadian Comedian.

Derek Edwards is at The Harbourfront on Sunday, April 2, at 7:30 PM.

Colonel Gray Studio 10 Opening Reception

Colonel Gray High Studio 10 invites everyone to visit and enjoy a varied display of artwork, including paintings, drawings, printmaking and photographs. These original student artworks, produced by CGHS’s grade 10 art classes and IB Visual Art classes, will be on display from March 29 until April 9th.

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A special invitation is extended for parents of Grade 9 students who are thinking about selecting Art as an elective as they register for high school next year. Come out and see some of the impressive work these students have created.

The Opening Reception at The Guild is March 29, 7-9pm.