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A Pat on the Back

Time to recognize some amazing people at Confederation Centre!

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Each year the Centre passes out awards to staff.

This year Lynn McCaughey was awarded the Chairman’s Spirit Award and Charlottetown Festival cast member Jamie Murray received the Peter Mews Memorial Award.

The Centre introduced the H. Wayne Hambly Volunteer Award last year and the 2019 recipients were the Showcase Gift Shop volunteers.

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Hamlet Hits the Road

Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical to Embark on World Tour

Rights for The Charlottetown Festival-made musical acquired for stages across Canada, Australia, U.K. and more;

Final four more performances remain at Confederation Centre

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Confederation Centre of the Arts is excited to learn that David Carver Music has acquired the world-wide touring rights to the acclaimed Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical. The masterful stage musical balances high energy vocal and dance performances and rousing power ballads with songs reaching into the darker emotions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

This Saturday July 20, Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical wraps up a successful three week run in Charlottetown, P.E.I. “We are not surprised David Carver Music has picked up this show to go on tour,” says Confederation Centre CEO, Steve Bellamy. “The music is powerful and audiences have absolutely loved it during its run at The Charlottetown Festival. Confederation Centre of the Arts is thrilled that more people will be able to experience this exciting show in Canada and around the world!”

With a bright future ahead, Confederation Centre invites the public to come and celebrate this home-grown musical one last time before it prepares for audiences across the globe. The production, sponsored by SYSCO Food Services, is on stage now in the Homburg Theatre, with select dates and tickets still available. See full calendar and ticket info here. The title sponsor of The Charlottetown Festival is CIBC.

Audiences and critics alike have lauded the epic production, with extensive media attention drawn nationally from The Globe and Mail, National Post, Broadway World, the flagship CBC Radio program q, and the Canadian Press.

For over 30 years, David Carver Music (DCM) has been producing major concert tours with some of the biggest names in music, including Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Brooks and Dunn, Bob Seger, and many more.

DCM’s 2020 tour is planned to visit theatres in Canada, Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. Complete tour dates and production information for this version of the production—dubbed Hamlet: The Rock Musical–will be announced in the months ahead from DCM.

Created by Cliff Jones, Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical first debuted at The Charlottetown Festival in 1974. The rock musical went on to take the nation by storm in the 1970’s and later became the first Canadian musical to play on Broadway, and later Los Angeles. In 2019, Kronborg returned, reimagined and re-orchestrated by Director Mary Francis Moore and Musical Director Craig Fair.

Confederation Centre wishes to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support.

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Taking Up the Reins at the Centre

Confederation Centre is excited to welcome Kelly Dawson as our new Chief Operations Officer.

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With over 20 years of experience, Kelly has spent most of her career in senior management roles serving organizations in various industries including Municipalities, Utilities, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and, most recently, Higher Education.

Give her a big welcome if you see her around our building!

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Behind the Scenes

Harbourfront Theatre Tours – By Donation

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11 AM – June through August

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This summer on Tuesday & Thursday mornings, we invite you to go behind the scenes with us on a theatre tour.

“We’re excited to welcome the public to explore the theatre with us again this summer,” says Kieran Keller, Harbourfront Theatre’s executive director. “For those who want to learn more about how a theatre works, going behind the scenes can be a really fun experience.”

After 22 years of presenting and producing many different performances, the theatre has a lot of stories to share. The guided theatre tours allow anyone to come in and hear the stories, learn about the technical side of the performing arts, and learn some of the history of Harbourfront Theatre and theatre in general.

Tours run every Tuesday & Thursday at 11 AM during the months of June, July, & August. Tours begin at the theatre’s Box Office and can run 30-45 minutes.

Larger groups are encouraged to call ahead to register by calling the administration office (902-432-3046). Accessible tours are available, and tours can be modified to accommodate all ages. Admission is by donation. For more information, contact Box Office at 902-888-2500.

Before or after your tour, we encourage you to visit our neighbours at Eptek Art & Culture Centre.

Eptek Art & Culture Centre:
Located next door to the theatre. Drop in Tuesdays to Fridays (9:00-4:00) or Sundays (12:00 to 4:00) . Eptek offers regional and Prince Edward Island exhibits year round. Showcases include themes ranging from history to art with exhibits changing regularly. Admission is by donation.

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Trading Card Time!

CCAG: It’s Time Again For The 13th annual Artist Trading Cards Event!

Art Gallery makes call for Artist Trading Cards registrations

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The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is looking for artists of all ages and disciplines, professional and non-professional, to register for its 13th annual Artist Trading Cards event. Artist trading cards (ATC’s) are miniature works of art that can be created with any material imaginable. Cards can be made from paper, wool, wood, clay, and more. 

This year’s registration deadline is Wednesday, July 3. A week after registration, participants will be contacted to confirm the number of cards they are required to create for the event. If 50 people sign up for the program, participants will be requested to create 50 cards. Cards can be produced in editions (a limited number of the same card), series (a set of cards with a unifying theme), or as singular originals.

The main requirement is the size: cards MUST be the same size as modern baseball cards or 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (6 cm x 9 cm), small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets. ATCs must be self-produced. The artist’s name and contact information, as well as the card title and the edition or series number is to be written on the back. 

The 13th annual trading event will be held on Thursday, August 8 at 7 p.m. at the CCAG. Along with the card trading, there will be music and a cash bar. Details on the evening’s program will be announced at a later date.

For more information or to register, please contact Monique Lafontaine by email atmoniquel@confederationcentre.com

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Get Your Flex Pass! Fast!

The Victoria Playhouse Flex Pass – get it before it’s gone!
One pass, four tickets, any combination of performances. Save 20%off the regular ticket price. Only available until June 24th.
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Get your Flex Pass and be entered to win a PEI summer theatre package including tickets to The Charlottetown Festival and Watermark Theatre! 
(Don’t worry! If you’ve already purchased your 2019 pass, your name will go into the draw.) 

Call our box office at 1-800-925-2025.

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Photo Club Show Opens

June 12, 2019
PEI Photo Club Annual Print Show Opens June 12
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The PEI Photo Club will be hosting their 37th annual print exhibition at the Gallery @ The Guild from June 12 to 23. The public is invited to attend the grand opening on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 pm.

There’s something new about the exhibition this year. The images won’t be grouped according to categories such as landscapes, people, and nature as they have had been in years past. Rather, exhibition spaces will be dedicated to the
photographers who will be showcasing their work. The theme of the 2019 show is “Through My Mind’s Eye,” and club members have been encouraged to submit small collections of related images.

“The annual photo show is evolving,” says club president, Paul Vreeland. “Last year’s show was a first in that it wasn’t a competition with judges and prizes. We wanted it to reflect who we are as a community of photographers. This year, we
hope that each member’s collection will say something about the photographer and give more credit to him or her, rather than to a singular, prize-winning photo.
The show also encourages us to think in terms of working on creative projects.”

Everyone is invited to see the show during gallery hours which are Monday to Saturday from 12 to 5 and one hour before show times. The PEI Photo Club is grateful to all of the volunteers who make the show possible.

For more information, please check www.peiphotoclub.com
or www.theguildpei.com.

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