It’s True, Rumours Rolling in to PEI

VaughnCo Entertainment is proud to present “Rumours” The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show based in Los Angeles, California.  The group recreates the legendary band in its youthful heyday from 1975-1979.

OPT_Rumours-Homepage-Show-Image-Summerside

After finding huge success in Los Angeles, selling out their regular Roxy Theater performances month after month, the band moved from the world famous Sunset Strip to casinos, theaters, and clubs all over America.

The band is comprised of vocalist/artist/actor Jesika Miller, vocalist/film maker/photographer Rebecca Fishman, drummer/actor Ned Brower (Rooney, Mike Viola, Dawson’s Creek), guitarist/producer/engineer Taylor Locke (Rooney, Taylor Locke and the Roughs), and bassist/producer/engineer Nic Johns (Ben Lee, Margaret Cho, Room 8)

Rumours has meticulously put together a show that spares no detail.  From period accurate equipment and costumes to spot on characterizations and musical performances, “Rumours” takes you back to a time when music was still an unbridled cultural experience and bands weren’t afraid to put on a show.

Relive the rock and roll magic with the “Rumours” The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show at the Harbourfront Theatre on October 10th at 7:30 PM

Advertisements

Holiday Spectacular Wants You!

The Holiday Spectacular Wants Island Community and Family Groups to Audition

 image002

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The Holiday Spectacular is a powerhouse FESTIVE event where our community is the star. We’re inviting all island and family groups of performers to audition and be a part of our Island’s holiday variety show. From dancing and singing to comedy and musical groups, we’re looking for it all. The sky is the limit. 

So ring in the joy of the season by showcasing your family’s hidden talents with us.

Holiday Spectacular is happening December 14 -16 @2 p.m. / 7 p.m.

Artistic Director Adam Brazier will be holding auditions on Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th. To book an audition time please contact Cindy Riley at criley@confederationcentre.com.

Gold Winner ‘Green Rights’ at the Guild

Green-Rights-The-Human-Right-to-a-Healthy-World-Dir.-by-Chris-Beckett-Documentary-Feature-300x225
“Green Rights” a documentary by Silver Donald Cameron
October 2, 2017 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
With the support of Atlantic Credit Unions, celebrated author/filmmaker Silver Donald
Cameron’s feature-length documentary film Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy
World will be screened at The Guild on October 2nd, as part of an 8 stop maritime tour.
Green Rights explores the human right to clean air, pure water, and healthy food, a right
which is legally recognized in more than 180 nations – but not in Canada. The film tells
stories of ordinary people and dedicated lawyers from every continent except Antarctica
who are suing multinational corporations and unresponsive governments on behalf of
future generations and Mother Nature herself. They’re winning big victories in the
courts of Argentina, The Philippines, Ecuador, The Netherlands and other countries.
Admission by donation, The film will start at 7 PM on the 2nd.

End of an Error

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.

optBruce-Kendra-Boomer-600x600

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.

All Aboard for Fredericton

History will come alive when The Confederation Players visit Fredericton, New Brunswick on Sept. 24th – 25th. This troupe of costumed, young, bilingual Canadians, trained as the Fathers and Ladies of Confederation, will be making stops in the city to provide people with a glimpse into the cultural and historical context of the Charlottetown Conference.

image004

Through their portrayal of key figures such as Sir John A. Macdonald, George Coles, and Sir George-Étienne Cartier, The Players for Confederation Centre of the Arts are heading to Fredericton to walk and perform throughout the city streets.

”We are proud to be a sponsor of the Confederation Players, especially this year as we celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary. At CN, we are not only proud of our history as a nation building and economic actor, but we are also proud of Canadian history,” said Sean Finn, CN Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services, and Chief Legal Officer. “As part of this year’s celebration, we are excited to bring the Confederation Players to different events in different cities.”

 First stop in Fredericton is the Canadian Chamber of Commerce conference where CN will be presenting the Confederation Players as their gift to the members. The Players will be opening the conference with the singing of O Canada and having a role throughout the conference in emceeing, historic interpretations, and reception hosts.

Also, while in the New Brunswick capital, the Players will be emceeing Tree Planting on September 25 at the Old Government House, located at 51 Woodstock Road at 10:00 am. This tree planting is a part of CN EcoConnexion program From the Ground Up in partnership with Tree Canada. Make sure to lookout for the Confederation Players during the two days while they walk around town.

Special thanks are extended to the Government of Canada for their support of Confederation Centre. Appreciation is extended to media sponsors Ocean 100, Hot 105.5, CTV, and The Guardian.

A Celebration of Rock, Blues, and Gables

The Charlottetown Festival 2018: A Celebration of Rock, Blues and Local Treasures

                                                      image006-1

The 2018 playbill features rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar; a world premiere of Dutch Mason and Stories from the Red Dirt Road.

Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced a sensational lineup for next summer’s Charlottetown Festival. The 2018 Festival will run June 7 to September 22 and include the 54th season of the international sensation Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™; the phenomenal rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar; two new Festival-spawned musicals, Dutch Mason and Stories from the Red Dirt Road.

Jesus Christ Superstar is a global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years. It’s a timeless rock opera set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.  Artistic Director, Adam Brazier is thrilled to be at the helm as director to put his creative stamp on the iconic piece.

“The themes of this timeless classic remain universal, their resonance today is palpable, as western civilization wrestles with existential questions about where power is held, where it should be held, and how fame affects the balance,” said Brazier.

Presented in tandem with Jesus Christ Superstar is the Island Festival’s crown jewel, Anne of Green GablesThe Musical™. With a company of 23 amazing triple threats from across the nation, this iconic musical has delighted more than 2.5 million people over 2,500 times at the Centre, and remains the quintessential Canadian musical.

At The Mack, Dutch Mason, inspired by the non-fictional book “On the Road with Dutch Mason” by David Bedford and Harvey Sawler, will take audiences on a fictional tour through Atlantic Canada with The Prime Minister of the Blues. When Dutch Mason’s regular harmonica player is sidelined, a political science professor and amateur harp player is recruited to join Dutch and his band on a historic road trip that will shock the professor out of his buttoned-down conformity.

Also at The Mack is Stories from the Red Dirt Road, adapted by our beloved festival regular, Marlane O’Brien, from the book “And My Name Is…Stories from The Quilt” by Margie Carmichael.  This is a funny, inspiring, heartfelt piece of four Island stories woven together through song and the red dirt road itself that joins our lives together.

 Additional announcements will be made at a later date, including a new Young Company production, so stay tuned.

The Centre wishes to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support. Media sponsors are The Guardian, Hot 105.5, Ocean 100, and CTV. 

 The Pick 3 Pass is back! Pick three Charlottetown Festival shows and pay only $129. The Pick 3 Pass and Festival tickets go on sale to members of CCOA September 20 & 21 and E-news subscribers September 21. Public tickets go on sale September 22.

Jesus Christ Superstar: June 7 – September 22 (1:30/8 p.m.) – Homburg Theatre.
Anne of Green GablesThe Musical: June 18 – September 22 (1:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.) – Homburg Theatre.
Dutch Mason: June 30 – Sept 22 (8 p.m.) – The Mack.
Stories From the Red Dirt Road: August 2 – September 21 (7:30 p.m.) – The Mack.