Category Archives: Music

The Comeback King is Back

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 7:30 PM at the HARBOURFRONT THEATRE
VIP (Rows A-E): $50.00 tax & fees included
Regular (Rows F-T): $40.00 tax & fees included

Thane Dunn’s
ELVIS – The Comeback King

Saturday, September 28, join World Champion Elvis tribute artist Thane Dunn and his Cadillac Kings as they recreate Elvis Presley’s now historic 1968 Comeback Special: Elvis, That’s the Way It Is.

In 1968, after years of making movies and being out of the public eye, Elvis set out to show the world that he was still at the top of his game. Clad in black leather, he performed all of his original songs in a raw, over-the-top performance which is now part of rock and roll history.

In tribute to this legendary performance, Thane Dunn & the Cadillac Kings made sure to cover all the bases. Dunn has mastered the raspy quality of Presley’s 1968 voice, and all of his stage attire is made from the exact patterns used by Presley. His black leather suit is a carbon copy of the original.

Get ready to hear Thane Dunn as Elvis, the Comeback King, singing everything from “Hound Dog” to “Mystery Train/Tiger Man” to “Blue Suede Shoes” and the monumental powerhouse song “If I Can Dream.”

You’ll find Dunn has the uncanny ability to transport his audience back in time. His portrayal of Elvis is eerily authentic, and his tribute work has received endorsements from several people who worked and performed with the real Elvis.

“Thane Dunn is the closest thing I’ve ever seen to Elvis and if you never saw Elvis you need to see Thane Dunn,” Bill Baize (member of the Stamps Quartet who performed with Elvis from 1971 – 1976).

For fans of Elvis, this is a fun, must-see show for the entire family.

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
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Sing a Song of Jubilee

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At the Guild in downtown Charlottetown through October 12th.

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

Moxam Making Music

Don’t miss Tim Moxam at Victoria Playhouse!

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Recognized as “One to Watch” by CBC Music, Toronto’s Tim Moxam is a full-time carpenter and musician. His quietly dazzling folk-pop arrangements reflect the tireless patience, precision, and quality he brings to his work, while his charming stage presence and innate ability to connect with his audience make his live shows an unforgettable experience.
Tim takes the stage in Victoria on Monday, August 26th at 7:30pm

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

Only Two More Abegweit Nights

SHOW DATES:
JULY 9, 10, 23 & 24 – 7:30 PM
AUGUST 13, 14, 27, & 28 – 7:30 PM

ALL SEATS: $42.00 tax & fees included

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SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant returns to Harbourfront Theatre for 8 performances this summer 2019.

Hailed as a runaway theatrical hit with a solid track record of over 120 full house performances, SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT is a musical love letter to Prince Edward Island that stars the artist himself and presents his original folk, roots and rock music, alongside comedic stories, Island legends, and poignant tales in a multimedia format that utilizes film, and hundreds of paintings from well-known PEI visual artist and sibling, Karen Gallant. Sharing the stage with Gallant are nephews Jonathan Gallant on vocals and percussion and Jeremy Gallant on piano, along with fiddler Sean Kemp, and popular Acadian singer and multi-instrumentalist Patricia Richard.

SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant features original music from the span of Lennie Gallant’s extensive career, along with a number of new compositions written specifically for the show.

Gallant last performed his hit production at Harbourfront Theatre in the summer of 2017, before taking it on the road and touring it throughout the Maritime provinces in the fall 2017.

ABOUT LENNIE GALLANT:

Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant has released twelve albums (10 in English and 2 in French) of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Eloizes, as well as 18 East Coast Music Awards, including 2017 ECMA Entertainer of the Year.

His double CD of the 22 songs from his multimedia hit production, Searching for Abegweit, won him an ECMA. He was named Canadian Folk Artist of The Year and his song “Peter’s Dream” was voted one of the Top Ten East Coast Songs of All time.

A recipient of the Order of Canada, Lennie is an international touring artist, who has performed all over the continent, in Europe, for the troops in Afghanistan, and at the Winter Olympics. One of his albums, When We Get There, even went up to the International Space Station with Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette (now the Governor General) for the crew to enjoy and orbited the planet 248 times.

Fresh on the heels of his 2017 ECMA wins, Gallant buried himself in the studio to record his new album Time Travel. The new songs have been garnering significant airplay and stellar reviews. The album was recently named one of the Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year (alongside albums by Richard Thompson, John Prine and Joan Baez) by a panel of Canadian music industry professionals. Lennie is nominated for two 2019 ECMA’s including entertainer of the year.

Lennie Gallant has been involved in numerous charity events, and he has received the PEI Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award for his work and support of many worthwhile causes.

Artist Website: https://lenniegallant.com/
Artist Facebook: @lenniegallant

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

Ross & Miller Mix It Up

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Don Ross is one of Canada’s most accomplished musicians. The first Canadian and the only two-time winner of the US National Fingerpick Guitar Championship, Don’s musical style borrows from blues, jazz, folk and classical music. He has toured regularly since 1989, across Canada, the US, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, China, Australia, Russia, and India. Don has played with symphony orchestras in Canada and Germany; composes for television, radio and film; and does production and recording engineering for a variety of other musicians. For this show at the Victoria Playhouse, Don teams up with Island-born singer-songwriter, Brooke Miller who got her start playing in the burgeoning Charlottetown indie music scene at the age of twelve and whose unique folk-rock sound has since been heard in venues across Canada, the US, Europe, and Japan.\

Ross and Miller are at the Victoria Playhouse on August 19.

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

Reigniting the Igniting

August 18th, 7:30PM at the Watermark Theatre

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Songs of Social Justice and Protest will be a selection of songs about yesterday and today’s social issues, and a protest anthem or two, featuring a broad range of artists from Woody Guthrie to Crosby, Stills and Nash. The songs will be interpreted by Tara MacLean, Nick Gauthier & Tian Wigmore and Rob Oakie.

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

Getting the Gold On

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $32.00 (tax & fees included)

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Leisa Way and her phenomenally talented Wayward Wind Band have brought Canada many great shows, and this latest concert raises the roof with the hottest country songs from the last few decades.  Sing-a-long to Johnny Cash, Shania Twain, Vince Gill, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, Zac Brown Band, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Roy Acuff, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Gretchen Wilson, Tammy Wynette, Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings,  Kris Kristofferson, Ricky Skaggs, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Darius Rucker, and more!

Opry Gold is a toe-tappin’, roof-raisin’ salute to the greatest music in the history of Country Music!

A one of a kind entertainment experience for audiences of all ages. Fun for the whole family!

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