Category Archives: Performance Art

Bubbles and Bells

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October 4, 2017 10:00 – 11:00 in the morning.
Only at The Guild.
An interactive show for babies and toddlers. Pay what you can.
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The trio of award winning fiddler Kendra MacGillivray with long-time CBC Compass personalities Bruce Rainnie and Kevin “Boomer” Gallant have been a favourite of Harbourfront Theatre audiences for more than a decade. Rainnie chose the tongue-in-cheek title for the final show, and all three have fond words about the impending performance.

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Bruce: “It only seems fitting that we have one final farewell show at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside. We’ve had such wonderful moments in that theatre over the years. One more show will be the perfect way to say, ‘Thank you, and hope to see you again.’ ”

Boomer: “It’ll be awesome to take the stage one more time with Kendra and Bruce. I anticipate lots of costumes, lots of laughs, lots of spontaneity and lots of great music. Can’t wait!”

Kendra: “The annual shows at the Harbourfront have always been my favorites. To have the chance to do one more is very special for all of us. We plan to make it very memorable.”\

End of an Error is at the Harbourfront Theatre September 30 and October 1 at 7:30 PM.

Top Hats and Tales

The Four Tellers are back with their new show, Top Hats and Tales. All new stories and even bigger laughs! David Weale, Alan Buchanan, Dennis King and Gary Evans gather around the kitchen table on the Harbourfront Theatre stage for two evenings of off the cuff storytelling, covering four distinct areas of the Island and talking politics, religion, liquor and language.

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Throw in a few local impressions and some live tunes and you’re in for a rollicking Saturday night PEI kitchen party!

The Four Tellers are at the Harbourfront Theatre on July 22 air 7:30 PM.

Me and My Music Showcased

Danspirations is proud to present, “Me and the Music”, our annual showcase. We warmly welcome all family, friends and neighbours to attend this local community production.

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Join us in supporting our talented and enthusiastic dancers ages 3 to 17 years. They will showcase an incredible variety in dance including Tap, Modern, Jazz, Broadway, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet and Pointe. An absolute pleasure to watch!

Danspirations is at the Harbourfront Theatre Saturday Tune 3rd at 3 PM and 7 PM.

Let’s Dance, eh?!

dance umbrella’s 28th season will draw to a dramatic finale on Saturday, May 6 with the annual end-of-year showcases performed at Confederation Centre of the Arts at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

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Being the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, the challenge put out to the dance instructors this year was to have every piece reflect something Canadian, be it a Canadian composer, musician, our elemental existence, or who we are as a people.

“The annual performance is always the highlight of the year for students and teachers alike,” remarks Peggy Reddin, director of Arts Education at the Centre. “This year’s instructors cover five decades in age some were raised on the Island, others from across our nation, and some from other countries, so our experiences of ‘what is Canada’ are fairly broad.”

Reddin continues, “You will see everything from a Tragically Hip tribute, to ‘Waltz of the Snowflakes’ to ‘John. A.’s Dream,’ and lots in between. So as to not to take ourselves too seriously, the show is entitled “Let’s Dance, eh?!”

The matinee performance will showcase the junior and elementary classes, as well as selected works choreographed by the students. The evening show will feature the intermediate and senior students, including the musical theatre students displaying their talents.

“Let’s Dance, eh?!” is one of the final presentations of the 2016-17 Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre season. Media sponsors are The Guardian, Hot 105.5 and Ocean 100. dance umbrella is long-standing pillar of arts education at Confederation Centre, having merged with the Centre’s programming in 2006.

Tickets are $11 for the matinee, $13 for the evening or a package price of $18 for both performances. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 1-800-565-0278, or online at confederation.com.