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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 www.harbourfronttheatre.com or call the box office, 902-888-2500 #CirqueAlfonse#animal

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Back in the Saddle

We announced two new events at the Harbourfront Theatre and it is getting us all so excited to welcome you back into the theatre!Are you getting tickets for Chad Matthews or Tim & The Glory Boys??Check out all the shows we’ve announced so far on our website at: https://www.harbourfronttheatre.com/shows/#OurTheatreYourTheatre#HarbourfrontTheatre#Summerside#PEI#TheArts#25Years#NotForProfit

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What’s Your Story?

Often referred to as “the Island’s biggest little theatre,” we are so proud of our intimate atmosphere while still seating over 500 guests. Our friendly and dedicated team works hard to make everyone feel at home in Our Theatre, Your Theatre! We want to hear what you love about Harbourfront Theatre – submit your story on our website at www.harbourfronttheatre.com/yourtheatre#YourTheatreYourStory#HarbourfrontTheatre#OurTheatreYourTheatre#Summerside#PrinceCounty#PEI#TheArts#25Years#NotForProfit#HarbourfrontIsHere

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First Lady of Song

Remembering a Maritime legend today – Cape Breton’s First Lady of Song, Rita MacNeil. We welcomed Rita to our Harbourfront Theatre stage several times and we will forever be inspired by her music which focused on family, community and living your dreams. She still reminds us that hard work and humility are important virtues, and that real success is staying true to yourself. Watch her live performance of “It’s A Working Man, I Am” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YUw_5IYcD4#RitaMacNeil#HarbourfrontTheatre#OurTheatreYourTheatre#Summerside#WestPrince#PEI#TheArts#25Years#NotForProfit#HarbourfrontIsHere

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Throwback Thursday

#ThrowBackThursday to this 2012 production of Nunsense at Harbourfront Theatre

Did you know that the original Off-Broadway production opened on December 12, 1985, running for 3,672 performances and becoming the second-longest-running Off-Broadway show in history?

It ran on our stage over the summers of 2012 and 2013. Islanders and visitors loved it! Did you get to see the 5 habits of hilarity?!

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Between Breaths On Tap Next Month

Event Rescheduled to March 27th, 2021

SATURDAY, MARCH 27TH,2021 – 7:30 PM
Regular Seats: $32.00 tax & fees included
Student Seats: $22.00 tax & fees included

Previous show date was Sunday, April 19th, 2020, 7:30 pm. Ticket-holders are being contacted via email (or will be contacted by phone if no email is associated with their account) to inform them of the date change. Tickets for the original date will be honoured in every way for the new date. For more information about what happens when an event is postponed, click here.


Join us for this profoundly moving play that celebrates the wonders of the human spirit and the incredible impact one person can have. The story of Dr. Jon Lien (beloved and forever remembered in Newfoundland as the Whale Man) will touch your heart. With a focus on release and salvation, Between Breaths is an impeccably written piece of theatre, performed beautifully and backed by stirring live musical arrangements.

Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland’s
BETWEEN BREATHS
Written by Robert Chafe
Directed by Jillian Keiley
Music composed and arranged by The Once

Well known in Newfoundland as the Whale Man, Dr. Jon Lien during the course of his work pioneered techniques for rescuing whales entrapped in fishing nets. Often risking his very life in the water with the formidable and frightened animals, Dr. Lien would seek to earn their trust as much as the fishermen’s. He looked for the best way to free whales while doing as little damage to the fishing gear as possible.

His efforts saved the lives of over 500 animals, and earned him the hard-won respect of the island’s fishermen. Despite his risky work, Lien’s biggest fight came at the hands of a lengthy illness, the suspected long-term result of a random highway accident. He passed away in 2010, but not before his body was slowly conquered over 8 years by a progressing immobility and dementia.

Between Breaths jumps time backwards, from the final moments of Lien’s life – in a wheelchair and dealing with brain damage – to his very first whale intervention. As his life becomes further and further confined, his mind stretches itself in memories of release and salvation.

Written by Robert Chafe
Directed by Jillian Keiley
Original Music Composed & Arranged by
The Once (Phil Churchill, Andrew Dale & Geraldine Hollett)
Additional Arrangements by Duane Andrews
Musical Direction Kellie Walsh

Cast:

Jon – Steve O’connell
Judy – Berni Stapleton
Wayne – Darryl Hopkins

Musicians:
Brianna Gosse, Steve Maloney & Kevin Woolridge

Dramaturgy………………………………………Iris Turcott
Additional Dramaturgy ……………………..Sarah Garton Stanley
Assistant Director………………………………Sharon King-Campbell
Costume Design…………………………………Shawn Kerwin
Sound Design & Technical Director……..Brian Kenny
Production Manager & Stage Manager…Mara Bredovskis
Managing Producer……………………………Patrick Foran
Production Assistant………………………….Nefren Feizo-Gas

Please be advised this performance contains occasional use of strong language.

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Downchild Blues Rescheduled

“The Legendary Downchild Blues Band – The Longest 50th Anniversary Tour Ever!” at Harbourfront Theatre has been rescheduled to Thursday, November 11, 2021. 

All tickets previously purchased will be honoured in every way for the new date. 

Visit our website for more information: www.harbourfronttheatre.com. You can also contact our Box Office via email with any inquiries: boxoffice@harbourfronttheatre.com.

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Taking a Breath


Harbourfront Theatre
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 6:30 PM EDT – 7:45 PM EDT Tickets http://www.harbourfronttheatre.com/artistic-fraud-between-breaths

Join us for this profoundly moving play that celebrates the wonders of the human spirit and the incredible impact one person can have. The story of Dr. Jon Lien (beloved and forever remembered in Newfoundland as the Whale Man) will touch your heart. With a focus on release and salvation, Between Breaths is an impeccably written piece of theatre, performed beautifully and backed by stirring live musical arrangements.

Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland’s

Written by Robert Chafe
Directed by Jillian Keiley
Music composed and arranged by The OnceWell known in Newfoundland as the Whale Man, Dr. Jon Lien during the course of his work pioneered techniques for rescuing whales entrapped in fishing nets. Often risking his very life in the water with the formidable and frightened animals, Dr. Lien would seek to earn their trust as much as the fishermen’s. He looked for the best way to free whales while doing as little damage to the fishing gear as possible.His efforts saved the lives of over 500 animals, and earned him the hard-won respect of the island’s fishermen. Despite his risky work, Lien’s biggest fight came at the hands of a lengthy illness, the suspected long-term result of a random highway accident. He passed away in 2010, but not before his body was slowly conquered over 8 years by a progressing immobility and dementia.Between Breaths jumps time backwards, from the final moments of Lien’s life – in a wheelchair and dealing with brain damage – to his very first whale intervention. As his life becomes further and further confined, his mind stretches itself in memories of release and salvation.

Written by Robert Chafe
Directed by Jillian Keiley
Original Music Composed & Arranged by
The Once (Phil Churchill, Andrew Dale & Geraldine Hollett)
Additional Arrangements by Duane Andrews
Musical Direction Kellie WalshCast:
Jon – Steve O’connell
Judy – Berni Stapleton
Wayne – Darryl HopkinsMusicians:
Brianna Gosse, Steve Maloney & Kevin Woolridge

Dramaturgy………………………………………Iris Turcott
Additional Dramaturgy ……………………..Sarah Garton Stanley
Assistant Director………………………………Sharon King-Campbell
Costume Design…………………………………Shawn Kerwin
Sound Design & Technical Director……..Brian Kenny
Production Manager & Stage Manager…Mara Bredovskis
Managing Producer……………………………Patrick Foran
Production Assistant………………………….Nefren Feizo-Gas

Please be advised this performance contains occasional use of strong language.

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Exploring Summerside

Explore Summerside

Missing the craft fair scene this fall? Plan on visiting us in Summerside on October 25th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm for our first ever Summerside Craft Trail!The Summerside Craft Trail will be a COVID friendly public event utilizing the spaces we already have in the city behind the Evermoore Brewery and Loyalist Country Inn & Conference Centre. We will use the existing two trails of the Confederation Trail and the city trail that run parallel to each other. By using the Loyalist and Evermoore parking lots we can transform these trails to create a ONE-Way, socially distanced walking craft fair with vendors lining the trail. *Please note masks are strongly recommended while attending this event. *All donations at the door will go to the Three Oaks High School.

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, Confederation Centre for the Arts, Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Tiny Island Series

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We’ve been really enjoying the Music PEI‘s Tiny Island Concert Series, and know so many of you have too! If you haven’t checked the series out, please do and donate to help support Island artists!

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse