Category Archives: Holiday Season

Christmas in Twangtown

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CHRISTMAS In Nashville is a live tribute to the wonderful World of Country music that began in Nashville, Tennessee over 100 years ago.

With radio broadcasts over WSM in Nashville this showbusiness phenomenon has entertained Millions of Country music fans on that most famous of stages, the Ryman Auditorium.

Christmas In Nashville will recreate for you some of Country music’s finest moments starting way back at it’s earliest beginnings in Nashville, Tennessee.

On Saturday, December 14th, come with us as we take you back in time and a visit with, Minnie Pearl, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Kitty Wells, Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Comedienne, Bobby-Jo and more.

The fun starts at 7:30 PM. Y’ALL COME DOWN NOW, Y’HEAR?

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Life of Elf

December 13, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Guild

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR.is a must see holiday musical.

Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace his or her ”inner elf”

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PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Holly Jolly Fraser Holiday

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH, 7:30 PM  at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $27.50 tax & fees included

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Join us Friday, December 20 for a Holly Jolly Christmas with Don Fraser & friends, featuring all the best of popular Christmas and holiday music.

Get ready to hear those jingle bells a-rockin’ with PEI favourites Kendall Docherty, Catherine O’Brien, Caroline Bernard, and the Reindeer Express, consisting of Devin Hornby (bass), Trevor Grant (drums), Don Fraser (keyboards), and Perry Williams (guitar). The night will also feature well-known Island entertainer, Marlane O’Brien, who’ll share Island Christmas stories to take you back to holidays gone by.

This December, gather around the fireplace at Harbourfront for an evening of music & stories that will fill your heart with festive cheer.

Plus, to make the night even sweeter, Christmas goodies will be available with our compliments during intermission. Come celebrate the holidays with us – we can’t wait to see you soon!

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Give the Gift of Theatre

Victoria Playhouse Christmas

For every theatre and live music lover on your Christmas list!

The Victoria Playhouse Flex Pass – four tickets to any of our Festival Season plays or concerts. Any day, any time, any combo! Fill someone’s stocking with joy this year and save almost 20% off the regular admission price.
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Or call our box office at 1-800-925-2025

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Watch the Parking Meters

Traffic and Parking Advisory: Weekend of Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 at Confederation Centre of the Arts

Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre concerts; Christmas Market; Christmas Parade, and Wintertide Holiday Festival Tree Lighting all impacted

 

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This weekend—from Friday November 29 to Sunday December 1—will be a busy one in and around Confederation Centre of the Arts. As a result, patrons are advised that driving and parking around the Centre block will be limited.

The Christmas Market  runs Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. As a number of road closures are required, motorists are advised that fromFriday, Nov. 29 at 3 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 1, the following streets will be closed to all traffic, with no parking permitted:

  • Queen Street, between Grafton and Sydney;
  • Richmond Street and Victoria Row, between Pownal and Great George.

Additionally, the Wintertide Holiday Festival Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place Friday at 6:30 p.m. This will require Grafton Street, from Queen to Great George, to be closed from 4 to 7:30 p.m. (or until the conclusion of the event).

People with mobility concerns will still be able to access the Queen Street elevator into the lobby level of Confederation Centre. Those patrons being dropped off will need to do so at the corner of Queen and Grafton.

Saturday November 30

On Nov. 30 the City of Charlottetown’s Christmas Parade takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. and will further limit parking and traffic flow. Streets between Great George and West Street will be closed from 4 to 7 p.m. (or until the conclusion of the event). For more information, visit: charlottetown.ca and click ‘Events and Initiatives’.

Also on Nov. 30, Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre will present The East Pointers at 7:30 p.m. This show is sold out and the Homburg Theatre will be full (1,100 people). Concertgoers and patrons headed to Mavor’s or The Showcase should leave extra time, parking a few blocks away or in one of the nearby parkades.

Sunday December 1

This same advice is extended to: patrons attending Handel’s Messiah on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Homburg Theatre; as well as those students attending dance umbrella classes this weekend; and those participating in Saturday Art Classes.

For any questions, contact Joy Gallant, director of guest services, at 902.629.6118, or jgallant@confederationcentre.com.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Messiah Comes Alive

Confederation Singers, Orchestra, and Guest Soloists Perform Handel’s Messiah

Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre presents seasonal classic December 1 in the Homburg

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On Sunday December 1 at 2:30 p.m., Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre celebrates one of the most enduring pieces of music in the Western choral cannon. The Confederation Singers, guest orchestra, and four featured soloists are set to perform Handel’s Messiah, the Baroque-era masterpiece that celebrates the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Messiah, an oratorio, is the most famous creation of German composer George Frederic Handel, and its performance still awes listeners more than 250 years after the composer’s death. Ludwig van Beethoven, citing Messiah, said Handel was the “greatest composer that ever lived.”

The concert is an annual tradition at Confederation Centre of the Arts, led by Choral Music Director Donald Fraser. Joining the centre’s adult choir, the Confederation Singers, this year are four guest vocalists, well known in the Canadian choral community. The Choral Music Programme is sponsored by Maritime Electric.

The soloists include: mezzo-soprano Hannah O’Donnell; soprano Christina Haldane, a professor with Dalhousie University’s School of Performing Arts andnewcomer to the annual Island event; baritone Parker Clements; and tenor Michael van der Gaag. See addendum for additional details on each soloist.

The Confederation Singers include more than 60 members from across the community. The singers present a varied program of music throughout the year, performing seasonal concerts on local stages and at a variety of events. Other concerts include Choral Music on a Holy Day (April 10) and the popular holiday tradition Sing Along Messiah, Dec. 28 , at the Kirk of St. James, where the audience is invited to participate.

The show will be presented in the Homburg Theatre of Confederation Centre. Tickets 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).

Please note, that through Sunday evening on December 1, the Victorian Christmas Market is presented by Discover Charlottetown. Patrons are advised that. until 11 p.m. on December 1, the following streets will be closed to all traffic, with no parking permitted: Queen Street, between Grafton and Sydney; and Richmond Street, between Pownal and Great George.

Concertgoers should leave extra time, parking a few blocks away or nearby in one of Charlottetown’s parkades.People with mobility concerns will still be able to access the Queen Street elevator into the lobby level of Confederation Centre. Those patrons being dropped off will need to do so at the corner of Queen and Grafton.

Special thanks are extended to the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse