A Rock Opera for the Ages

A struggle between people in power and exploring the choices that define a person’s character and their future..Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera that you’ll never forget.

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(Brendan Wall + Aaron Hastelow, Jesus Christ Superstar, Charlottetown Festival 2018)

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Don’t Miss the Myth

A wonderfully titled comedy about parents who know too much or know too little about their kids and the journey of discovery, or: how to pull your head out of the sand and stop being an ostrich.

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But wait, the show tells us that is a myth. Just as it’s a myth to call this play by Matt Murray just a comedy. This is a comedy with heart.

The zany insightful show is at the Victoria Theatre through September 2nd.

Catch Atlantic Blue Before She’s Gone

Atlantic Blue is the story of the great iconic songwriters from the region. Tara MacLean, a PEI born veteran of the stage, takes the audience on a journey into the past, telling the story of how music arrived and thrived on the east coast of Canada.

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Using film to tell the life stories of these brilliant writers, and then song to illustrate their work, Tara transports the audience to a place of deeper understanding and connection with Atlantic Canada and our most treasured music. The show is funny, heart wrenching and beautiful, with a new, up and coming guest artist each night
to take us into the future, to where our music is heading.

This show is a timeless thread that weaves through the ages. It will captivate and inspire. The show will be running Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday nights at The Guild in Charlottetown, PEI July 10th to September 8th 2018.

Baker Brings the Gospel Hits

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $45.00 (tax & fees included)

Canadian Music Legend Carroll Baker made history when she became the first Canadian to do a TV Special from Nashville and the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. She is about to make music history again.

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She will, for the FIRST TIME, do a Gospel Music and Hits tour singing many of her hit songs and the Gospel songs that her fans love to hear.

Carroll Baker has won more awards and received more accolades than she could ever imagine, but this concert tour is different, it’s not about the awards, it’s about the music she loves and she will sing it straight from her heart.

However, it is the awards and the support of her dedicated fans that has allowed her to do the tour and she is very aware of that. Carroll Baker has won multiple Country Female Vocalist of the year awards, both at the Canadian Country Music Awards and the Juno Awards. She has been named Entertainer of the year in Canada and International Female Entertainer of the year in the United States. She has won best Selling Album of the year for both Country and Gospel Music and holds the record of having the most consecutive number one records in Canadian Country music. That record has not been broken to this day.

She is a member of The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and a proud member of the Order of Canada.

She has toured parts of the United States and has wowed fans from her hometown in Nova Scotia to such famous venues as the London Palladium and Wembley Stadium in London, England. Now she is about to wow fans all across Canada with her new tour, Carroll Baker’s Gospel and Hits Tour.

When asked why she was doing this, she simply stated “I love country music and gospel music. I have wanted to do this for a long time and more important than anything, my fans have been asking for it. I can’t think of a better way to express my heart, my soul and who I really am than by singing these amazing songs. I hope everyone will enjoy the show as much as I know I am going to enjoy doing it.”

Strumming Singing and a Saxophone

Guitar, saxophone, huge songwriting and a voice that won him a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Singer, Ian Sherwood Brings The Light to every stage he stands on. A born storyteller and a constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy. Whether it’s a theatre show or large festival stage, his persona is irresistible and completely destroys fourth walls.

When not touring the UK, US or all across Canada Sherwood produces for other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He most recently won a 2017 Robert Merritt for Outstanding Original Score for the play “Tompkinsville”. He was named Best Male Artist of the Year by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year. Bob Mersereau of CBC Radio, Fredericton described him as “… a natural performer who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs.”

Ian Sherwood is at the Victoria Theatre Monday night at 7:30 on August 27th

Red Dirt Tales Told

“The stories told here are all very different on the surface but there is a common thread running through them and that thread is one of perseverance and determination.”
-The Buzz

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Stories from the Red Dirt Road is a beautiful tapestry of women’s stories. See it at the Mack this summer. — with Katie Kerr.

Our Theatre Your Theatre

Harbourfront Theatre Tours

Tuesday’s (11 AM) & Thursday’s (2 PM) in the month of August

This August on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, we invite you to go behind the scenes with us on a theatre tour.

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“We’re excited to welcome the public to explore the theatre with us this month,” says Kieran Keller, Harbourfront Theatre’s executive director. “For those who want to learn more about how a theatre works, going behind the scenes can be a really fun experience.”

After 22 years of presenting and producing many different performances, the theatre has a lot of stories to share. The guided theatre tours allow anyone to come in and hear the stories, learn about the technical side of the performing arts, and learn some of the history of Harbourfront Theatre and theatre in general.

Tours run every Tuesday at 11 AM and Thursday at 2 PM during the month of August. Larger groups are encouraged to call ahead to register by calling the administration office (902-432-3046). Accessible tours are available, and tours can be modified to accommodate all ages. Admission is by donation. For more information, contact Box Office at 902-888-2500.