Category Archives: On Stage

A Farm Gone Haywire

#Throwbackthursday to when “A SIMPLE SPACE by Gravity & Other Myths” graced our Harbourfront Theatre stage. If contemporary circus fun is your thing, check out Cirque Alfonse: Animal, A Farm Story coming to our theatre one month from today. ANIMAL, A Farm Story is the farm gone haywire – told through the magic of circus, song, dance and theatre! Get your tickets at or call the box office, 902-888-2500 #CirqueAlfonse#animal

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Don’t Miss Out

Buy Your Tickets Now! With a reduced capacity of only 40 seats per performance, tickets are going fast, so please book your tickets as soon as possible. Cottagers and Indians is Sold Out on these dates: September 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 18th at 7:30PM.

Performance Dates are September 8th to 25th.

Tickets: call our box office at 902-963-3963.

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She Has the Tools

She Has The Tools Production is doing a staged reading of Lobster In My Pocket at the stunning Victoria Playhouse August 19th at 2:00pm.🦞🦞🦞I was planning on producing this delightful play written and adapted by the ever so talented & kind Deirdre Kessler this summer on the Charlottetown waterfront. As life goes, things did not turn out the way I had planned. I am a determined gal & still want folks to hear what we have been working on. Great chance to for us all to prepare for next summer 😍😍😍This is free performance with a donation box, all proceeds going to the IRSSS ( Indian Residential School Survivors Society)Please DM me or email:shehasthetoolsproductions@gmail.comso. I can reserve a place for you. Seating is limited as we adhere to all Covid protocols. PEI Culture Action PlanPrince Edward Island TourismVictoria Playhouse With great thanks,~Jeana.

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Rising Up

This is a FREE event to attend, but we highly suggest you book your tickets by clicking the “Buy Tickets” button above, to guarantee a seat upon arrival. However, there will be a section reserved for daily walk-ins on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The 2021 Festival includes the Confederation Centre Young Company, in partnership with TD Ready Commitment.

The Young Company will perform the new production THE RISING!—a high-energy journey exploring protest music and moments in time where society stood up for civil and judicial rights. A universal language, music transcends geographic and cultural barriers and has played an essential role in protests for generations. Weaving songs from such artists as Tracey Chapman, Lady Gaga, Macklemore, CCR, and Bob MarleyThe Rising! is an inspiring, high-energy journey about striving for a better and more equitable humanity.

This production will be presented in the outdoor amphitheatre, from July 9-August 21.

Please note: the entire performance, including the seating area, is outdoors. Therefore, if poor weather occurs the event will be canceled.

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Full Cast Announced

Full Cast Announced For ‘DEAR RITA’ at The Charlottetown Festival

 World premiere will feature an ensemble of actor-musicians channeling Rita MacNeil’s songs and spirit

Tickets are “flying on their own” for this summer’s world premiere of Dear Rita,opening June 29 at The Charlottetown Festival. Sponsored by Key Murray Law, Dear Rita is a musical toast to ‘Cape Breton’s First Lady of Song’, celebrating the life, tenacity, and musical legacy of the late great, Rita MacNeil.

Confederation Centre of the Arts is pleased to announce the show’s cast of performers, including: Michelle Bouey (Lovers’ Lament), Sheldon Elter (Métis Mutt; Evangeline), Kristi Hansen (Citadel Theatre), Melissa MacKenzie (Good Girl), and Festival favourite, Brendan Wall.

Additional musical accompaniment is from guitar legend Chris Corrigan (P.E.I.), who in fact recorded and toured as Rita’s lead guitarist for many years; and drummer Trevor Grant.

“We picked songs from Rita’s catalogue, from her popular hits to ones that made her bandmates weep, and created narratives around these to offer new perspectives,” shares Kyte, the playwright. “I keep getting asked, ‘Who plays Rita?’ The answer is that it’s not one person. Everyone is Rita — everyone on the stage, and everyone whose heart she touched with her music. In Dear Rita, we invite Rita’s spirit into the room so her songs can live on through our own experiences.”

MacKenzie and Bouey share the distinction of both being Islanders making their Mainstage debuts in Dear Rita and are also both alums of the Confederation Centre Young Company. For Bouey’s part, she can’t wait to connect with audiences through Rita’s music. “I grew up listening to Rita MacNeil and watching her Christmas TV specials,” she shares. “To think that a small group of us get to honour her legacy on East Coast soil is so special”

An Edmonton native, Hansen is also marking her Festival debut, following turns with the NAC, Citadel Theatre, and Vertigo Theatre. Elter, Hansen’s husband is a versatile actor,  writer, and musician, known nationally for his one man show, Métis Mutt, which he performed at the Festival in 2018. His TV credits include CAUTION: May Contain   Nuts, Hank Williams’ First Nation, Delmer & Marta, and Hell on Wheels

Dear Rita is presented from June 29 to August 6. Festival tickets can be purchased online, via phone at 1 (800) 565.0278, or in person at the Centre’s box office. Shows will be presented with no intermission and concessions are to be ordered online in advance. 

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. The title sponsor of The Charlottetown Festival is CIBC.

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