Getting Wonked

FRIDAY, JULY 20th, 2018, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
Adult: $20.75 (tax & fees included)
Children under 12: $16.15 (tax & fees included)

 

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The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s
mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald
Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene
Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a
scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he
stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars.
Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well
as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but
the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the
company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr.
Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.

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Down the Aisle

Friday, July 13th, 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 14th, 7:30 pm
All Seats: $18.50 (tax & fees included)

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The Harbourfront Players are back by popular demand! Maggie’s Getting Married, a comedy by Norm Foster, delighted crowds this March with its hilarious story and brilliant cast of local talent, and so we’re bringing it back for a limited time.

The Duncan family asks you to save the date because their daughter Maggie is getting married!

Or is she? It’s normal for people to have cold feet just before a wedding, but at the post-rehearsal reception, one person – who shouldn’t – recalls the groom as having warm feet. It’s a delightful comedy about love, family, and marriage from Canada’s most-produced playwright Norm Foster (Bedtime Stories, Looking, Love List, Mending Fences, etc.).

Here’s to 40

May 26, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“Here’s to 40” a one-woman show presented at The Guild in Charlottetown, PE. Two Nights
only on May 26th and June 6th, 2018 at 7:30 pm.
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The Atlantic Academy of Performing Arts presents “Here’s to 40”. This is a one woman show
written and performed by Sherri-Lee PIke, Directed by Alison Hart with Musical Direction by
Brandon Roy. “Here’s to 40” is the story of Stephanie as she journeys through her 39th year
reflecting on love and life lessons through humor, story, and song.

Atlantic Drama Festival On Tap

Next weekend, Watermark Theatre will host the National Theatre School of Canada’s Atlantic Drama Festival at their theatre in North Rustico.

Formerly known as the Sears Atlantic Drama Festival, the event which runs from May 18th to 20th, brings together high school students from throughout the region to view, discuss and enjoy each other’s creative efforts, under the guidance of experienced adjudicators. The Festival facilitates and inspires a love of theatre, team work, problem solving, originality and entrepreneurship. “I am excited for students, teachers and community members across several provinces as we enter this new period in our history. Now, under the banner of the National Theatre School Drama Festival we look forward to our first season of compelling and unique theatre for and by theatre students,” said Wayne Fairhead, Executive Director of the organization.

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“I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the volunteers, teachers, coaches, theatre professionals, adjudicators, parents and friends of the festival who give their time, expertise and encouragement to make this festival possible. At NTS, we believe that theatre allows people to imagine, think and feel collectively. The Drama Festival is a fine example of the power of theatre to encourage empathy, creativity, debate and community building,” said Gideon Arthurs, CEO of the National Theatre School of Canada.

The Atlantic Drama Festival is part of a trio of Drama Festivals, the other two are in Ontario and B.C. all now under the umbrella of the National Theatre School. The Ontario Drama Festival, founded in 1946, is Canada’s oldest theatre festival. It helped launch the careers of numerous actors, directors and production professionals, including actors Margot Kidder, Rachel McAdams, Yanna McIntosh and R.H. Thomson, as well as movie director David Cronenberg. In 2018, the National Theatre School of Canada added new artistic resources for participants and is working to eventually expand the festivals to include more young artists, as well as provide financial and administrative support.

About the National Theatre School of Canada: Founded in 1960, in Montreal, the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) offers incomparable training for theatre artists of all kinds, actors, directors, designers, writers, production specialists, to create work that matters. A co-lingual school, NTS includes both an English section and a French section. The School has graduated some 2000 artists who have made incalculable contributions to our collective identity. Some of this country’s most important theatre, performance, film, and television artists are among their ranks, and the School’s influence is felt from coast to coast to coast and across the globe.

Watermark is thrilled to host this remarkable event and look forward to inspiring the next generation of theatre artists. “We continue to focus a lot of our energies on training, mentoring, and inspiring young theatre artists”, says Watermark Artistic Director Robert Tsonos. “This Festival, along with our professional mentorship program and our teenage acting conservatory really sets our theatre up as a training ground for the future of theatre in this province and across the country”.

For more information, or to set up an interview with any of the participants please contact Andrea Surich at 902-963-3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com

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

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

Never Give a Sword to a Man Who Can’t Dance

Dancing Lessons

by Mark St. Germain

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Make plans to see the Canadian premiere of Mark St. Germain’s hit comedy Dancing Lessons at Victoria Playhouse this summer! 
Starring Melissa Kramer and Jeff Schissler, Dancing Lessons is a touching and entertaining romantic comedy that shoots straight for the heart.
Preview performances June 22nd and 23rd
Opening Night June 24th
On stage until July 29th

Dancing Up a Storm

He can’t tell a lie.

She can’t face the truth.

Dancing Lessons is a  humorous, touching story about finding love in unexpected places. Senga, a professional dancer with a potentially career-ending injury, is thrown for a loop when Ever, a geoscientist with Asperger’s syndrome, offers her an absurd sum of money to teach him how to dance. This is a funny, compelling and wonderfully complicated story about understanding ourselves and others.

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Dancing Lessons is so warm and fuzzy, so funny and authentic, that time seems to fly.” – Richmond Times Dispatch

“Tender, clear-eyed, and gently humorous, Mark St. Germain’s Dancing Lessons takes the usual romantic comedy formula—throw two misfits together who initially react like oil and water—and weaves this straw into fine gold bullion.” – Ithaca Times

“Laughs abound in this new play and so do those plucked heartstrings”. – The Berkshire Edge

Dancing Lessons opens at the Victoria Playhouse on June 22nd.