Category Archives: Music

The Songs That Make It happen

Victoria Playhouse presentsThe Songs of Anne & Gilbert – The Musical The Songs of Anne & Gilbert will play at Victoria Playhouse on September 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th. This beloved musical, which has been presented by The Guild in Charlottetown since 2013, had its world premiere on our stage in 2005.
The concert production is conceived and created by acclaimed Music Director Lisa MacDougall, whose storied national career includes twelve years as Rita MacNeil’s music director, band leader, and pianist.There will be four performances of The Songs of Anne & Gilbert at Victoria Playhouse: September 12th and 19th at 7:30pm and September 13th and 20th at 2:00pm. 
Click Here to Purchase Tickets! Or call our Box Office at 1-800-925-2025. We are observing COVID-19 safety protocols. Physical distancing will be in place in the theatre and we strongly recommended you wear your mask until seated. Thank you for helping us open the theatre safely! Want to make it dinner & a show? Our friends at The Landmark Oyster House will be open for four weekends starting on the 11th of September.Call 902-658-2286 to book your table!

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

Song Rise at the Guild

 

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Join us for a live-stream of Songrise with Tara MacLean and Friends. Hosted by Patrick Ledwell and featuring acts such as Kierrah Celeste, Dennis Ellsworth, and Andrew Waite. 
Song Rise is a circle of local songwriters, presented by The Guild. Like other song circles, there will be stories and tunes, but this will also be an interactive experience with an on live audience through live stream accessible all over the world. Four amazing songwriters each night will entertain a socially distanced live audience. It will be an intimate, passionate and powerful experience for those in attendance and those watching from home. Each group has been carefully curated for optimal chemistry.

All productions are being presented by The Guild with the permission of the Public Health Office of Prince Edward Island, and operates under its rules and guidelines. Within these guidelines, theatre seating has been limited to a maximum of 50 people. Chairs will be grouped with a maximum of 6 chairs per group, and each group is 6ft. from one another. It is possible that depending on the size of your party, you may be seated with other audience members within those 6 chairs. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please speak with our box office agents by calling 902-620-3333, or emailing boxoffice@theguildpei.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

Songs of Protest

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Next Watermark Music Series Concert Announced

The Watermark Music Series next live streamed concert of the summer will be held this Sunday August 23rd at 7:30PM, on our Facebook page.

Songs of Protest from the repertoires of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Marvin Gaye; Bruce Cockburn; Bob Marley and many more. Performed by Catherine MacLellan, Scott Parsons, Rob Oakie, Nick Gauthier, and Dave Wigmore.

Songs of protest have always been a part of mankind’s development. Used for speaking out against oppression, unjust laws, and inequality, they give a voice to those who are socially, economically and politically challenged. Songs about social justice are particularly important today as we battle to eliminate racism and fight for equality in our society.

The show features one of PEI (and Canada’s) greatest voice and songwriter in the folk world, Catherine MacLellan. She will be supported by Scott Parsons, an icon in PEI’s music history and a founder of the Black Cultural Society of PEI. The special guest for the evening will be Rob Oakie with Nick Gauthier and Dave Wigmore. You’ll hear some classics and some songs you may not recognize from the repertoires of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Marvin Gaye, Bruce Cockburn, Bob Marley and many more.

These free concerts, curated as always by Rob Oakie, can be viewed in the comfort of your homes by going to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Watermark-Theatre-93969977499

For more information, or to set up interviews with Rob Oakie, or any of the artists, please contact Andrea Surich at 902‐963‐3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com

Watermark Theatre is a proud member of the PTN (Professional Theatre Network of PEI).

Watermark Theatre
57 Church Hill Ave
North Rustico, PE
C0A 1X0
(902) 963‐3963
http://www.watermarktheatre.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

The Hall is Alive

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We welcomed three of the Island’s most talented singer-songwriters to the Victoria Playhouse for the last two days. They were making a video on our stage. It was wonderful to hear live music in our beautiful hall again and we look forward to more events happening soon. Thanks Catherine MacLellan, Tim Chaisson and Rachel Beck for choosing to come to Victoria.

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

Songs on the Rise

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Song Rise is a circle of local songwriters, presented by The Guild.

Like other song circles, there will be stories and tunes, but this will also be an interactive experience with an on live audience through live stream accessible all over the world. Four amazing songwriters each night will entertain a socially distanced live audience. It will be an intimate, passionate and powerful experience for those in attendance and those watching from home. Each group has been carefully curated for optimal chemistry.

August 26th will feature Kierrah Celeste, a name you should get to know!

And not forget.

Kierrah Celeste is an artist and singer songwriter from upstate NY.

As a child, Kierrah was surrounded by a musical family who embraced her talents and helped her hone her craft and artistic abilities.

Competing in multiple talent shows – local, national, and for television, Celeste won the majority. Her most notable competition being the NAACP ACT-SO competition where she represented the state of New York in the national finals.

Since stepping onto PEI, Kierrah has made a quite the impact with her ethereal performance style. Influenced by the sounds of R&B and artists like Beyoncé, Brandy, Lauryn Hill, and Tamia, Kierrah Celeste plans to deliver a captivating experience that will leave you wanting more.

Along with Tara MacLean, Dennis Ellsworth, Andrew Waite and hosted by Patrick Ledwell!

August 26th @ 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

Watermark Reschedules Concert

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The Watermark Music Series 2nd concert of the summer will be held on August 4that 7:30PM. Inspired by The Monterey Pop Festival, the concert will feature the music of The Mamas & the Papas, the Byrds, Simon and Garfunkel, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and many more. The concerts will be live streamed to our audience members while Irish Mythen, Brielle Ansems and Natalie Williams Calhoun perform these classic songs on the Watermark stage in North Rustico.

These free concerts, curated as always by Rob Oakie, can be viewed in the comfort of your homes by going to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Watermark-Theatre-93969977499

The Monterey Pop Festival was an iconic 3 day festival held in June 1967 in California. The lineup was a who’s who of pop, rock, and folk stars including The Mamas & the Papas, the Byrds, Simon and Garfunkel, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and so many more. Irish Mythen, Brielle Ansems and special guest Natalie Williams Calhoun will present their own interpretations of some of the music that helped shape the generation.

Irish Mythen was born in Ireland and now resides in Charlottetown. “This Island creates music and musicians, art and artists. I found a shift to take things more seriously when I moved here.” And she did just that. Her latest release, Little Bones, gained her recognition around the globe, including a 2020 JUNO nomination for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, seven Music PEI 2020 nominations and two wins — Touring Artist of the Year and Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year, and a Canadian Folk Music Nomination for Solo Artist of the Year. Her previous self-titled album garnered awards and nominations from Music PEI, East Coast Music Association, Folk Alliance International and SOCAN. Write-ups in Australian Guitar Magazine, Rolling Stone and a plethora of other print and online media worldwide, have helped plant Irish firmly on the map of “Must-See Artists”.

Brielle Ansems, born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in Montague, PEI, has grown up with music on her lips and a creativity fostered by Prince Edward Island’s artistic community. A recent graduate of Holland College School of Performing Arts Theatre Performance program, her lyric-focused music fuses folk sensibilities with pop and R&B influences to create an emotionally charged, poetic experience for her audiences.

Natalie Williams Calhoun is an accomplished concert cellist, an educator and 1/5 of the well know string ensemble Atlantic String Machine. She has toured across Canada and internationally. Since moving to PEI, she has supported countless artists on stage and in the studio both as a solo artist and with ASM. She has recorded on dozens of albums and worked with a wide range of artists including Rachel Beck, Dylan Menzie, KINLEY, Irish Mythen and many more.

For more information, or to set up interviews with Rob Oakie, or any of the artists, please contact Andrea Surich at 902‐963‐3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com

Watermark Theatre is a proud member of the PTN (Professional Theatre Network of PEI).

Watermark Theatre
57 Church Hill Ave
North Rustico, PE
C0A 1X0
(902) 963‐3963
http://www.watermarktheatre.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

Watermark Announces 2nd Music Series Concert

The Watermark Music Series 2nd concert of the summer will be held on August 4th at 7:30PM. Inspired by The Monterey Pop Festival, the concert will feature the music of The Mamas & the Papas, the Byrds, Simon and Garfunkel, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and many more. The concerts will be live streamed to our audience members while Irish Mythen, Brielle Ansems and Natalie Williams Calhoun perform these classic songs on the Watermark stage in North Rustico.

These free concerts, curated as always by Rob Oakie, can be viewed in the comfort of your homes by going to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Watermark-Theatre-93969977499

The Monterey Pop Festival was an iconic 3 day festival held in June 1967 in California. The lineup was a who’s who of pop, rock, and folk stars including The Mamas & the Papas, the Byrds, Simon and Garfunkel, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and so many more. Irish Mythen, Brielle Ansems and special guest Natalie Williams Calhoun will present their own interpretations of some of the music that helped shape the generation.

Irish Mythen was born in Ireland and now resides in Charlottetown. “This Island creates music and musicians, art and artists. I found a shift to take things more seriously when I moved here.” And she did just that. Her latest release, Little Bones, gained her recognition around the globe, including a 2020 JUNO nomination for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, seven Music PEI 2020 nominations and two wins — Touring Artist of the Year and Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year, and a Canadian Folk Music Nomination for Solo Artist of the Year. Her previous self-titled album garnered awards and nominations from Music PEI, East Coast Music Association, Folk Alliance International and SOCAN. Write-ups in Australian Guitar Magazine, Rolling Stone and a plethora of other print and online media worldwide, have helped plant Irish firmly on the map of “Must-See Artists”.

Brielle Ansems, born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in Montague, PEI, has grown up with music on her lips and a creativity fostered by Prince Edward Island’s artistic community. A recent graduate of Holland College School of Performing Arts Theatre Performance program, her lyric-focused music fuses folk sensibilities with pop and R&B influences to create an emotionally charged, poetic experience for her audiences.

Natalie Williams Calhoun is an accomplished concert cellist, an educator and 1/5 of the well know string ensemble Atlantic String Machine. She has toured across Canada and internationally. Since moving to PEI, she has supported countless artists on stage and in the studio both as a solo artist and with ASM. She has recorded on dozens of albums and worked with a wide range of artists including Rachel Beck, Dylan Menzie, KINLEY, Irish Mythen and many more.

For more information, or to set up interviews with Rob Oakie, or any of the artists, please contact Andrea Surich at 902‐963‐3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com

Watermark Theatre is a proud member of the PTN (Professional Theatre Network of PEI).

Watermark Theatre
57 Church Hill Ave
North Rustico, PE
C0A 1X0
(902) 963‐3963
http://www.watermarktheatre.com

Get a Seat in the Sun

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Our FREE outdoor concert series continues next week with Vince The Messenger (Jul 29) and Anna Blanco (Aug 1) 🎶🌞

Tickets for these SET IN THE SUN performances have just been released! Reserve your seats now: https://confederationcentre.com/set-in-the-sun/

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Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

The Music Series Returns

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Watermark Theatre is delighted to announce that the Watermark Music Series will go forward this summer, online. The concerts will be live streamed to our audience members while local musicians perform on the Watermark stage in North Rustico.

These free concerts, curated as always by Rob Oakie, can be viewed in the comfort of your homes by going to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Watermark-Theatre-93969977499

The first concert will be July 26th at 7:30PM and will feature R&B classic songs from Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave, Michael Jackson and more…
Starring local PEI artists Logan Richard, Joce Reyome, and Tiffany Liu.

Spellbinding R&B grooves, pop hooks galore, a smooth voice that wraps you in, and tasteful blues-tinged guitar licks that make you realize why many are calling Logan Richard one of the best up-and-coming young guitarists in the country: This is what you get upon catching one of Logan Richard’s live shows, or upon a spin of his new self-titled 2020 EP. Honing his front man skills from a young age, belting blues music on stages for outdoor summer café diners on the streets of Charlottetown, PEI, Richard asserted himself on the Maritime blues music scene early on in his life. Continuing his steep career trajectory ascent since then, Richard released his successful debut EP called “The Split” in 2017, which escalated him to a headline slot at the TD Jazz/Blues Festival, and was nominated for Blues Recording of the Year at the 2019 ECMA’s.

Travelling from Boston, Joce Reyome has made this Island their home for the last four years. You can often find them singing originals at local bars, restaurants, and opening for your favourite musicians like Andrew Waite, Irish Mythen, and more. They’re now working on their first EP and are excited to share with this vibrant community.

Tiffany Liu was born in Tianjin city and grew up in Tangshan city China. She came to Canada in March 2016 and moved to PEI in September 2017. Tiffany has been playing the Pipa for 20 years, and her undergraduate major was Chinese Traditional musical instrument performance. She recently graduated from UPEI’s Master of education program.

For more information, or to set up an interviews with Rob Oakie, or any of the artists, please contact Andrea Surich at 902‐963‐3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com

Watermark Theatre is a proud member of the PTN (Professional Theatre Network of PEI).

Watermark Theatre
57 Church Hill Ave
North Rustico, PE
C0A 1X0
(902) 963‐3963
http://www.watermarktheatre.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

Set in the Sun

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Scott Parsons is a multi-disciplined musician, gifted songwriter, powerful vocalist, and musical storyteller of Black Island history. A true testament to the maritime spirit, Parsons has enriched communities around the world with his performances. 
We’re pleased to welcome him as the first act of our new Set in the Sun series!

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