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Serena Ryder Christmas

| Homburg Theatre

Multiple Juno Award-winner Serena Ryder returns to the Homburg Theatre to deliver a rollicking set of Serena favourites mixed with holiday classics.
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For Serena, music is medicine. It’s the thing that soothes any ailment, and it’s the reason to keep going, even when times get tough. Serena has always been compelled to write songs, both because she loves creating music and because it heals her, inside and out.

The musician has won six Juno Awards and has had her songs placed in over 50 TV shows and commercials, including Grey’s Anatomy, VEEP, and Suits. Her single “Stompa” is 4x platinum in Canada and she’s sold over one million singles from her previous releases. “Stompa” also hit No. 1 at AAA radio in the U.S. for eight weeks (the most weeks at No. 1 since Adele) and landed in the Top 10 at Alternative radio, Hot AC, and AC.

Serena has shared the stage with OneRepublic, Kanye West, Sara Bareilles, HAIM, Pitbull, and Melissa Ethridge, and proved herself as a strong live performer with an avid fanbase. It’s clear that listeners feel the same sort of healing in the music as Serena does when she writes it. Music is the cure for anyone open to hearing it.
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Scrooge Goes Improv

An Improvised Christmas Carol
December 6, 2018 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm at The Guild
ACT’s latest production sees The Island Improv Company present Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, with a comedic twist: the audience is Dickens’ co-writer.
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Ebeneezer Scrooge (Noah Nazim) is still a miser who becomes a better person after meeting three ghosts, but key details are changed based on audience suggestions.

It’s a fun, hilarious, and sincere blast of Christmas cheer that is different every night.

Starring Noah Nazim, Johnny Novak, Nadine Salami, Nason Scribner, Darlene Lund, Stacy Dunn, Sophie MacInnis, Sophia Ball and John Mazerolle.

Give a Little

GivingTuesday is the global day of giving. Across Prince Edward Island, from coast to coast to coast in Canada, and around the world, GivingTuesday unites people and communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. Join the movement dedicated to giving back!
After the sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday is a time to celebrate and encourage activities that support charities and non profits.
This year, Confederation Centre of the Arts is directing #GivingTuesdayCA gifts to our Foundation, and all donations will be MATCHED by Canadian Heritage!

We’re asking YOU to decide which area to support at Confederation Centre! What is most important to you?
* Youth Education * Art Gallery * Performing Arts * Heritage * General Operations *
Choose your favourite cause at Confederation Centre and your gift will be MATCHED up to dollar for dollar by Canadian Heritage! 
Foundation Funds each have a donor-designated area of support. You can opt to give to the development of new theatrical works, acquisition of new works for the art gallery’s permanent collection, classical music performance and education, scholarships for youth, the annual Symons Medal and Lecture, or select a General Operations Fund and we will ensure your gift is directed to the area of greatest need.

Light Up the Dark

Confederation Centre carries a long and proud tradition of producing a holiday musical, pantomime, or Christmas show each year. This holiday season, organizers are dreaming up something a little different, presenting Light Up the Dark! An Arts Education Celebration.

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Staged as part of Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre, this spirited celebration of theatre, dance, choral and Celtic music, and visual art is one night only – December 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Homburg Theatre. The theme Light Up the Dark! is in reference to the festivity of the Winter Solstice, marking our communal triumph of reaching the end of the calendar year and the return of the sun as days begin to get longer again.

Sponsored by Long & McQuade, this unforgettable concert will feature a variety of talent. This includes members of dance umbrella ranging from 10 to 70 years of age, such as the ‘Dance for Health’ class dancing to Sarah Bareilles’ ‘Wintersong’, youth dancers performing excerpts from The Nutcracker, and a selection from the School of Performing Arts (SoPA) Musical Theatre program.

“I’m excited about the theme of this performance; there is a universality to celebrating the solstice – cultures around the world acknowledge the changing of the season, regardless of religious tradition. And for those of us living in the northern hemisphere, getting past the dark days of November is certainly something to celebrate!” says Peggy Reddin, director of arts education with the Centre. “There is also a second meaning, which is that arts education does indeed light up people’s lives. It is a vehicle for self-expression, and a place to find joy.”

Light Up the Dark! will feature more than 75 performers, including the Celtic Music Ensemble from Holland College’s SoPA program and students from the SoPA/Confederation Centre dance and theatre programs. In addition, the Centre is delighted to collaborate with local troupe, the Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors who will perform a winter legend based on traditional Mi’kmaq legends. Lastly, the SoPA a cappella show choir, ‘the SoPA-tones’ will perform ‘You Will Be Found’ and ‘Song for a Winter’s Night’.

The celebration will also feature the work of 15 students from Confederation Centre’s visual arts stream, whose work will be exhibited in Memorial Hall prior to show-time. These students are participating in a partnership project with the PEI Association of Newcomers to Canada, led by Kate Sharpley, visual arts educator with the Art Gallery.

More programming details and a creative team announcement will be made in late-November. For more, visitconfederationcentre.com. Tickets can be purchased at the Centre box office, or online. Special thanks are extended to the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Province of Prince Edward Island, and the City of Charlottetown, as well to media sponsors Ocean 100, Hot 105.5, and The Guardian.

Holiday Magic at the Victoria Playhouse

Victoria Playhouse
Laura Smith brings her unique and powerful talent to the Victoria Playhouse stage for a special holiday concert. Laura will be accompanied by the award-winning musician Kim Dunn.
Gather with friends and neighbours to ease into the holiday season with beautiful music and complimentary seasonal treats in the beautiful Victoria Playhouse!
Sunday, November 25th at 2:00 pm
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For Tickets Click Here!
Or call our Box Office at 1-800-925-2025. 
Victoria Playhouse gratefully acknowledges the support of the following:
Canadian Heritage Patrimoine canadien

Shine a Light

A Bright Night with Becca and Rebecca
  • Holiday songs and stories featuring Becca Griffin and Rebecca Parent
  • December 14 and 15, 7 PM at the Watermark Theatre
  • Tickets $20 all in at the door
  • Free cookies and cider
Becca Griffin and Rebecca Parent present LIGHT: A Solstice Celebration at the Watermark Theatre on December 14 and 15. LIGHT will be a magical evening of wintertime songs and stories sharing a multi-denominational theme.
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“Light is the thread we find woven through all the different celebrations of this season,” says Parent. The theme also ties into a holiday tradition in the Watermark’s community: North Rustico’s home lighting displays. “We can’t think of a better way for your family to cap off the evening than taking in the splendour of the lights.”
The two were last seen making Island audiences laugh and smile as L.M.’s quintessential kindred spirits in Anne & Gilbert. “The summer season was so easy-going, fun, and full of chemistry”, says Griffin. “It only seems natural for us to continue collaborating through the winter because, let’s face it… we’re hilarious together.” Joining them for LIGHT is fellow A&G cast-mate  and musical director, Aaron Crane.
Neither Griffin nor Parent is new to the Watermark Theatre. Parent was a company member for 6 seasons, while Griffin performed children’s theatre there over two summers with her company, Cat’s Pajamas Theatre Company.
Tickets are $20, all fees included, and sold at the door. There will be free cookies and cider, as well as a cash bar. Watermark Theatre is located at 57 Churchill Ave in North Rustico, PE.
Becca Griffin and Rebecca Parent are Island-based theatre arts professionals. In LIGHT, they combine their talents as well as their personal artistic intentions: bringing together families and involving communities through the performing arts.