Category Archives: On Stage

Back to the Woods

Meet the brilliant COMPANY for The Guild’s upcoming Into The Woods (In Concert) on Friday, March 31 at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 1 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 2:00pm.

The Guild thanks our Title Sponsor, The Gray Group, and our Presenting Sponsor, BMO Financial.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, Into The Woods is a musical in which classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale characters such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and the Beanstalk), and the fabled Witch are brought together to meet a childless Baker and his Wife.

An extraordinary journey of humanism and emotion, Into The Woods is a musical in which obstacles are met, challenges overcome, and dreams are really magic!

Into The Woods (In Concert) features a cast of fourteen professional musical theatre talents:

Rebekah Brown (Lucinda), Caroline Burton (Rapunzel), Jessica Gallant (Cinderella), Rebecca Guilderson (Witch), Jacob Hemphill (Milky White, Steward), Glenda Landry (Jack’s Mother, Stepmother, Granny), Melissa MacKenzie (Baker’s Wife), Kristena McCormack (Little Red Riding Hood), Rebecca Parent (Florinda), Hugh Ritchie (Rapunzel’s Prince), Brandon Roy (Cinderella’s Prince | Wolf), Dylan Sharp (Jack and the Beanstalk), Christopher Wilson (Narrator, Mysterious Man), Braeden Woods (Baker), and is

accompanied by Morgan Saulnier (piano).

Tickets: $30.00 General Admission, $25.00 Students, Seniors, Arts Workers

(additional taxes and service fees apply)

Advance purchase:…/Guild_IntoTheWoods

Further information: 902-620-3333

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Birds of a Feather

The Second Annual Watermark Children’s Theatre Festival
Two productions will be featured in the Second Annual Watermark Children’s Theatre Festival this Spring. Birds of a Feather by Robert Watson, produced by Neptune TourCo of Halifax, from March 31st to April 2nd, and What If by Katey Hoffman, produced by Geordie Theatre of Montreal from April 14th to 16th. Both plays are for ages 5+ with tickets costing $8 for students and $12 for adults. All shows are at 1:00PM.
Birds of A Feather is a play about two youngsters who meet in Hawaii and discover they share a love for the wildlife around them. Through dance and make believe Violet and Sarah learn that birds come in all sorts of varieties; just like families. As they observe the lives of two playful albatross, the youngsters learn about compromise, believing in yourself, and that family is made up of the people you love. Directed by Rebecca Wolfe, starring Ella MacDonald and Moneesha Bakshi, designed by Lucas Arab, Kaelen MacDonald, and Ryan Rafuse.
What If tells the story of Nicky, who wakes up every day with knots in her stomach and worries in her brain. While most kids can’t wait for recess so they can hit the playground, anxious Nicky would rather spend her time safely hidden away in the school’s sick room with her Big Book of Birds. In the sick room, Nicky can enjoy her routine in peace and quiet – but when Milo, a rambunctious boy with diabetes, comes barreling into her life, Nicky’s peace and quiet turns to chaos! At first, these polar opposites’ worlds collide, but as time goes on, cautious Nicky and adventurous Milo both come to discover they may have more to learn from each other than they think. Directed by Amanda Kellock and starring Symantha Stewart and Jackson Thouret.
Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 902-963-3963.
For more information please contact Lara Dias at 902-963-3963 or
Watermark Theatre
57 Church Hill Ave                
North Rustico, PE                
C0A 1X0           
(902) 963-3963

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Stagecraft and Show Business

Victoria Playhouse is pleased to offer theatre classes for school-aged young people. With experienced instructor and practitioner, Becca Griffin, kids will enjoy learning about foundational practices, storytelling, movement, puppetry, improv, and more!

Classes will be offered in two age categories- Juniors: ages 5 to 11; and Seniors: ages 12 to 17. All are welcome and no previous experience is required!

Thursday afternoons from October 13th to December 15th (10 classes)

Juniors Class 3:30 to 4:30

Senior Class 4:30 to 6:00

Fees: $150 for the session. Family discount: $125 for second child enrolled; $100 for third child enrolled.

If you would like to enroll your child or children or if you have any questions, please email or call 902-658-2370.

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Beneath Springhill Beyond Fionna

Due to Hurricane Fiona, Watermark Theatre was forced to postpone their production of Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story, originally scheduled from September 28th to October 8th. The new dates for the production will be November 30th to December 10th, 2022. At the time, the theatre was without power and Islanders were dealing with the aftermath of the storm, warranting the decision to postpone.

“Our theatre, like many theatres across the country, has learned to pivot”, says Artistic Director Robert Tsonos, “whether adapting through years of Covid lockdowns and restrictions, or a powerful hurricane, we have learned to become a resilient bunch of artists. This inspirational play about surviving a disaster seems even more important to present to our audience today than it did a few weeks ago. I’m thrilled that we were able to find new dates that worked for all involved and urge people to come and see this magnificent play.”   

For those who had tickets booked for a previous date, Watermark will be contacting you in the next day or two about rebooking for another date. If you are unavailable at that time you may save the credit for a later production, get a refund, or the theatre will forward the cost of your ticket as a donation to the Red Cross’s Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal. If you have any questions please contact Watermark by email at or call 902-963-3963.

An inspirational play about surviving a disaster, Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story by Beau Dixon tells the incredible story of “the singing miner,” an African-Canadian who survived nine days underground during the historic Springhill mining disaster of 1958. This multi-award-winning one-man show performed by Beau Dixon recalls the events during the disaster, the effect it had on Ruddick’s family, and the racial tensions in the town of Springhill. The play is a celebration of hope, courage and community. Directed and developed by Linda Kash. Music by Susan Newman and Lyrics by Rob Fortin.
“A celebration of the human spirit…” – Calgary Sun

** This production is proudly supported by the PEI Events Innovation Fund and the Destination Management Fund

Tickets on sale at or by calling the box office at 902-963-3963

Watermark Theatre’s Mandate
Located in North Rustico, PEI, on land that is the traditional unceded territory of the Mi’Kmaq, the Watermark Theatre is a professional theatre company that produces time-honoured plays, as well as contemporary plays that resonate with our times.
As a company we are led by the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility and commit to incorporating these core values in everything we do.
We prioritize environmental stewardship and sustainability.
The Watermark Theatre is dedicated to the development of the next generation of theatre artists and arts administrators through mentorship and professional training.
In all of our programming we strive for artistic excellence while endeavouring to inform, affect, and engage our audience and our community.

For more information please contact Lara Dias at 902-963-3963 or

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World Premier Ending Soon

We are down to our final four performances of The Workd Premiere Production of “the two Horse Wpmen” Starring Robin Craig and Judy Marshak. Directed by Kate Lynch.

The Guild’s World Premiere production of this new comedy by award-winning Canadian actor/playwright Robin Craig. Two veteran theatre actors come to grips with the state of their careers as they not only share a dressing room, but also the most challenging role of their lives. Laugh out loud with these two great dames of Canadian theatre, as they put one hoof in front of the other, and gallop toward friendship and vindication.

For tickets call 9026203333 or visit our website at

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The Two Horse Women is Here

Thank you to the amazing Doug Gallant for the review of this great piece of theatre at The Guild.

“Unless you’ve worked in the theatre at some point in your life chances are you don’t know what really happens backstage in the dressing room.

The dressing room is a world unto itself.

On the surface it’s a sanctuary of sorts where actors, frequently elbow to elbow, apply their make-up, get into costume and often review their scripts before going out there to make the magic happen.

But it’s much more than that.

In Robin Craig’s absolutely delightful new comedy The Two Horsewomen, which had its world premiere at The Guild Friday night, you find out how much more.

Craig’s brilliantly crafted and insightful script, inspired in part by her own 50 +year career in theatre and television, reveals the secondary role of the dressing room as a place for actors to vent.

With co-star Judy Marshak, whose decades long friendship with Craig has seen them share the stage more than once, Craig reflects on the ups and downs of the actors life.

They talk about the roles they got that helped define their careers, the roles they didn’t get but should have and the roles they want.

But they also reflect on a situation many women in theatre and film find themselves in when they reach a certain age, the good roles become increasingly harder to find and competition for those roles is stiff.

They often find themselves cast in roles they believe are beneath them but the harsh economic reality of the theatre dictates they can’t really say no.

In The Two Horsewomen the accomplished actors played by Craig and Marshak find themselves cast as either end of a dancing horse.

It’s a crushing blow to an actor’s ego but work is work and money is money.

It’s humiliating for an actor and almost drives Marshak’s character to pack it in but they ultimately stick it out make the best of it.

The script is hilarious and Craig and Marshak will have you chucking, snorting and guffawing for the duration.

Loved Lori Hickling’s set and costume design and Kate Lynch’s direction.

And I must add a nod to Nathaniel Ing and Jennifer Arsenault who turned the set changes into their own little bit of clever business.

The Two Horsewomen is a first class effort showcasing two women at the top of their craft.

If you get the chance to see it you really should.”

Doug Gallant

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