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Join the Cast of Volunteers at the Centre

Our volunteers play a vital role in providing our visitors with warm and friendly hospitality at its best during their visit to Confederation Centre of the Arts. The goal of the volunteers is to enhance the experience of our visitors.

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What volunteers do:

· Greeting guests arriving through the doors of the Cofederation Centre
· Providing island hospitality at its best by giving accurate and helpful information
· Promoting all services and facilities of the Confederation Centre
· Assists other departments with office tasks as required
· During The Young Company performance – distribute programs, pins and Canadian flags
· Provide the role of greeter prior to start of performances
· Helps with dress up booth in lobby pre-show

Requirements: Must be friendly, outgoing, customer focused individual with a positive attitude who wants to be part of the Guest Services team of Volunteers.

Hours: Volunteers are needed Monday-Saturday. Hours are flexible. Various shifts available.

Examples:

11am -1:30 (during Young Company Performance and Confederations Players Vignette at Province House
6:30 pm – 7:30 Pm Main entrance at Confederation Centre prior to performances to welcome guests and or facilitate the dress up area in lobby pre show.

Cruise ship days (shifts are flexible).

Application Process: Anyone interested in being part of our cast of volunteers please contact Joy Gallant, Manager of Guest Services at jgallant@confederatoncentre.com or call 628-6118. Deadline May 16, 2017.

Volunteer hours are eligible for Canada Bursary program for grade 11 and 12 students.

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Summer School

It’s School Again! for Aaron Hastelow. The Islander will return to The Charlottetown Festival this summer for his second stint as Avonlea sweetheart, Gilbert Blythe.

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Last year Hastelow made history, becoming the first native Islander to play the romantic lead since Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ came to life in 1965. This summer he’ll do so opposite a new Anne in AJ Bridel, a new director in Adam Brazier, and as part of a completely redesigned show.

The new look and feel for Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ is being led by Brazier, artistic director at The Charlottetown Festival, alongside Musical Director Bob Foster, and Set and Costume Designer Cory Sincennes (Evangeline, Mamma Mia)

“I couldn’t be more excited,” remarked Hastelow. “When I heard that Cory was redesigning the sets and costumes I was over the moon. He’s one of Canada’s finest and I cannot wait to see him put his mark on the show.”

“AJ Bridel is going to be phenomenal as Anne,” he continues. “She’s a good friend and I can’t wait to get into rehearsals and start teasing her.”

Hastelow has spent several summers at the Centre, including roles in Mamma Mia!, Ring of Fire, and with the Young Company. He is currently performing in another staging of Mamma Mia! at Theatre Aquarius.

Known as a gifted singer of many styles of music, Hastelow is also set to release his debut album this summer, created at the Sound Mill Recording Studio. The self-titled EP will be available at The Showcase Gift Shop at the Centre and even includes an acoustic arrangement of Gilbert’s signature tune from Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™, ‘Wond’rin’,

For his part Hastelow is thrilled for everything that awaits in the golden summer ahead. “There’s nowhere better to be in summertime than P.E.I. — it’s home. It just means the world to me, and I can’t wait.”

Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ opens on Canada Day, July 1, sponsored by ReMax Charlottetown. Appreciation is extended to the title sponsor for The 2017 Charlottetown Festival, CIBC. Media sponsors are Ocean 100, Hot 105.5, CTV, and The Guardian.

Festival Funds New Canadian Musicals

The Charlottetown Festival and Confederation Centre of the Arts share a rich history as champions for Canadian playwrights and composers. To that end, The Charlottetown Festival is pleased to announce new project funding for original Canadian musicals.

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“We are seeking to fund new musicals in various stages of development from across the country,” explains Artistic Director Adam Brazier. “The commissions will range from early-stage to mid-stage funding for new or developing musicals.”

A total of $50,000 will be given to Canadian creators this year. Funding is available up to $6,000 for early-stage research and incubation and up to $15,000 for mid-stage or continued development. This new funding for musical development aligns with the announcement of the inaugural Charlottetown Festival Theatre Conference, celebrating new works, taking place September 5 – 9 at the Centre.

“With the recent breakthrough of successes like Evangeline, Ride the Cyclone, and Come From Away we are seeing Canadian stories produced and celebrated on stages across North America,” Brazier continues. “What better time than now, during the 150th anniversary of Confederation, to support inspired storytelling and exciting new ideas in theatre.”

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants should review the submission requirements online. Submissions can be sent electronically to submit2017@confederationcentre.com or by mail to the Centre c/o Artistic Director, Adam Brazier. Deadline for consideration is 5 p.m. AT on Monday, May 15, 2017.

Appreciation is extended to the title sponsor for The 2017 Charlottetown Festival, CIBC. Media sponsors are Ocean 100, Hot 105.5, CTV, and The Guardian.

For more information and to review all requirements, visit: confederationcentre.com/centre150 and select ‘The Charlottetown Festival Commission.’