Never Snowed In On Saturday Nights

Snowed in Comedy Tour

| Homburg Theatre

The Snowed In Comedy Tour has turned in to a Canadian success story, celebrating its
eleventh year. In a market still dominated by American acts with American TV credits a
small Canadian comedy tour has managed to succeed.

 

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Like the Tragically Hip they have done it by touring and making more and more people laugh year after year.  The tour has now performed in Australia, The US, France, and Switzerland. The 2018 tour received numerous Standing Ovations and was the most successful to date. It has now grown to become the biggest comedy tour in Canada. Playing in 65 cities this year coast to coast.

Four international comedians come together to create one amazing show with each bringing a unique and hilarious take providing something for everyone. Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn returns as well as the Great Canadian Laugh Off winner, Paul Myrehaug. 5 time Canadian Comedian of the year nominee Pete Zedlacher is back.

We are proud to announce that Debra DiGiovanni, 3 time female comedian of the year and from Video on Trial, will be joining us. Don’t miss out on the comedy show called “Better than the Just for Laughs Tour” and “Delivers a Flurry of Laughs”.

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Up the Pole Down the Pole

Chute Libre is a highly physical performance integrating circus arts, contemporary dance, and the art of parkour. A creation with five artists that plays with risk, trust and gravity, trying to reset the verticality of the body.  This is a show that challenges perspectives, a playground for five acrobats navigating one same space. Imagine contemporary dance, parkour, partnering acrobatics, Chinese pole, aerial hoop, and live music in a 60-minute show.

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Five individuals explore their environment, creating their own path interlaced with the others. They develop their unique physical language and challenge the trust relations that emerge between them. Breath, wind, and suspension animate these bodies in movement as well as the raw energy and play that drive them to overcome their limits.=

Artistic direction and choreography: Simon Durocher-Gosselin and Elise Legrand
Artists on stage: Joachim Yensen-Martin, Gabriel Catudal, Marc Benazet, Simon Durocher-Gosselin and Elise Legrand.


How does Pay What You Will work?
You still need a ticket for the show – you can book your seats by visiting our box office, by phone 1.800.565.0278 or online.

You decide the price of your tickets! When you attend the performance, we’ll provide you with an envelope, and will ask you to pay whatever amount you wish (based on your own individual experience) following the show, using cash, credit card or cheque.

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Queen for a Day

Wednesday, April 3rd, 7:30 pm at the Harbourfront Theatre
Regular seating: $44.75 (tax & fees included)
Under 19 yrs: $22.75 (tax & fees included)

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CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE PERFORMS:
QUEEN – A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Note for Note. Cut for Cut.

Queen’s ‘A Night at the Opera’ was a game changer for rock ’n’ roll. If you grew up in the 70s, this album was everywhere. All of a sudden, long haired rockers were singing along to operatic songs with soaring arrangements. A far cry from Foghat.

Queen became one of the world’s greatest bands by working hard. They toured endlessly and in the studio – they strived for perfection. And that’s our challenge. How do you learn perfection? Answer: By working hard.

Nick Walsh rallied to sing this album. Originally a rock singer, Nick found his theatre vibe singing the David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust album. Now he’s immersed in the brilliance and effortlessness of Freddie Mercury’s voice. Alongside the vocals comes the challenge of Brian May’s overdubbed guitar sound. We’ve got a small army of guitarists to cover the flash and fun.

Classic Albums Live loves a good challenge. Queen provides just that. We’re all familiar with “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “You’re My Best Friend” but it’s the deep tracks like “Prophet Song” and “Love of My Life” that reveal a profound depth of songwriting. We’re ready.

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Celebrating a Pioneer

The Charlottetown Festival Celebrates the Life of Founding Member Fen Watkin

Member of the Order of Canada, Watkin had a profound influence on Canadian musical theatre

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The Confederation Centre of the Arts community is mourning the passing ofJoseph Fenwick “Fen” Watkin, O.C. 

Watkin was a founding member of the team that brought Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ to life in 1965 and was a driving force within The Charlottetown Festival for more than 40 years. Watkin passed away Thursday in Toronto. He was 96 years young.

“Fen will always be remembered for his kindness and humour,” offers Adam Brazier, artistic director of Confederation Centre. “His love of music and storytelling kept him engaged in the theatre throughout his celebrated life. He was a blessing to everyone who had the pleasure of working with him.”

Joseph Fenwick “Fen” Watkin was a virtuoso pianist and a highly accomplished arranger, conductor, and musical director involved in more than 200 original Canadian productions. He served for 12 years as associate music director of The Charlottetown Festival and 28 years as music director, spanning more than four decades from 1965 to the late 2000s.

The Toronto Symphony, CBC variety shows, and countless community theatre projects also benefitted from Watkin’s talents. As a mentor and coach he inspired generations of amateur and professional performers. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 2005 for his considerable contribution to musical theatre.

Dean Constable, general manager of theatre at the Centre, fondly remembers Watkin, with whom he collaborated during the musical director’s final season leading Anne™. “Working alongside Fen you immediately realized that he was at the heart of those who had built The Charlottetown Festival,” Constable recalls. “He had a wonderful, gentle demeanour, and a terrific sense of humour, but rest assured if you were doing something wrong musically, he would see it corrected. The Canadian musical theatre community has lost an instrumental member and friend and we are grateful for his many contributions.”

Watkin first served as associate musical director at The Charlottetown Festival from 1965-77 alongside John Fenwick during a thriving era for musical theatre in Canada. Working with then artistic director Alan Lund, both Fenwick and Watkin conducted the orchestra for Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™and dozens of other productions, such as By George!, Kronborg 1582, Johnny Belinda, Singin’ & Dancin’ TONIGHT, and many more. Watkin became musical director in 1978 and continued to lead in this way until the mid-2000’s, including national and international tours of Anne™.

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Sing Along With the Show

Celebrate World Theatre Day with a Sing-along Choir at Confederation Centre

Adam Brazier and Jenn Cullen to lead group singalong of Kronborg musical tune, Wednesday, March 27

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In celebration of World Theatre Day, Artistic Director Adam Brazier is inviting anyone and everyone onto the Homburg Theatre stage for a pop-up choir event, this Wednesday, March 27. The group will learn a song from this summer’s much anticipated production, Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical.

This special event for World Theatre Day will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Homburg Theatre. World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 and is celebrated each year by the theatre community across the globe to share the joy of theatre and its impact in the arts community with others.

Performing Arts instructor, Jennifer Cullen, participants will be handed lyrics and sheet music for ‘Something’s Rockin’ in Denmark’, a spirited anthem from Kronborg, written and composed by Cliff Jones. Equal parts singing and community-engagement, the night will unfold in a fun and easy-going setting, in the spirit of other drop-in groups like Treble with Choir and Choir! Choir! Choir!

Arriving in the theatre lobby, guests will be escorted backstage to the renowned Homburg Theatre stage where singers will be divided into sections based on range. After learning the arrangements, the groups will reunite to sing through this energetic number on the professional stage, looking out at the sea of 1,100 red seats, just like The Charlottetown Festival company! Everyone will have a blast and go home with a catchy ‘ear-worm’ they can sing from the musical.

No previous choir or singing experience is necessary but interested parties should RSVP. Sheet music is available ahead of time, upon registration. Singers and others can register or send any send questions to Ellen Theuerkauf,development and events coordinator, at etheuerkauf@confederationcentre.com or (902) 629-1159.

Set in Kronborg Castle in Denmark, Kronborg–The Hamlet Rock Musical revolves around the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle by the ghost of his father, King Hamlet. P.E.I. favourite son Aaron Hastelow will star in the powerhouse rock show, sponsored by SYSCO Food Services. Playing June 28 to July 20, 2019, this summer’s electrifying production features a thrilling rock opera score, a cast of 28 stellar Canadian actors, and a full orchestra.

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Celebrate the Day

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Drop by any time between 12 & 5 PM, and you’ll get to enjoy cake and refreshments AND get 40% off tickets in-person at our Harbourfront Theatre Box Office for select summer/fall presentations going on sale that day, including SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant.

(Please note: Special deals offered for World Theatre Day will only be available from 12-5 PM in-person at Box Office on March 27th. Box Office phone sales will not be available that day, and World Theatre Day deals cannot be accessed online or through TicketPro Toll-Free.) 

Also as part of the day’s celebrations, guests will have the opportunity to take a theatre tour to learn more about Harbourfront’s history and the history of theatre in general. Tours will be offered at 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, & 4:30 PM.

We hope to see you there! To learn what shows will be eligible for the 40% World Theatre Day in-person Box Office discount, be sure to subscribe to our e-news. We’ll send an email to all our subscribers that morning with the show announcements.

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Howard’s ‘Healing’ at The Guild

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‘The Texture of Healing’ by Emily Howard at The Guild.
We all have energy that we radiate as we walk through life. Places that we consider sacred tend to have a beautiful energetic glow to them. The salted air at the beach, a walk through the woods on a fall day. These places have a way of healing people of everyday worry and anxiety. You simply trade your frazzled state for that of these calm places.
I have found that people can generate this type of healing, calm energy within themselves and in doing that, heal the people around them just by simply being there. What does this healing look like in the air swirling around people? Places?

The Texture of Healing is a story told through paintings. It’s also an offering of an energy exchange when we all need it the most, mid winter. Come and experience the calm.

All paintings can be purchased through donating to Lennon House.

Through March 31st.

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