Tag Archives: Harbourfront Theatre Summerside PEI

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

Bill McFadden Sails Out of the Harbour

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PEI and our arts community have lost a dear friend this week. Our hearts go out to Bill McFadden’s family and friends. Bill has left a tremendous legacy here on PEI and especially in the arts.

Our staff has been sharing fond memories of Bill since we heard the sad news. We have many happy stories of him at Harbourfront and about seeing him around the Island community, and in all the stories, it’s clear that he has left an indelible mark on a lot of lives and created so many magical moments that we won’t forget.

On behalf of the whole Harbourfront family, we send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

William Raymond “Bill” McFadden, Charlottetown, PEI moved on from this life to the next on May 6, 2020. Bill was born on December 13, 1947 in Heidelberg Germany, an American who came to call PEI home more than a half century ago. Bill will be lovingly remembered by family including his children: Corin McFadden (Charlottetown) and grandchildren Sebastian and Eden and Corin’s mother Susan Partridge; Eli Smyth (Charlottetown), Will McFadden (Carly Martin, Charlottetown) and grandchildren Ruby, Margo and Izzy and their mother Laurel Smyth; Elizabeth McFadden (Matt Stickland, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia) and grandson Oliver, (Elizabeth’s mother Teresa Zaat Mahoney-deceased); Bryde MacLean (Halifax, Nova Scotia), and Bryde’s mother Sharlene MacLean; Ferne McFadden (Lorne Jr. Blesse, High Level, Alberta) and granddaughter Charlotte; Sarah McFadden (Montreal, Quebec), Marilyn Rose McFadden (Peter Bridgwater, Grand Cache, Alberta), Shannon McFadden (Birmingham, England), and their mother, Shirley Cole; Step daughter Tara MacLean (Charlottetown) and family with whom he has remained close over the years; as well as sisters Midge (Jim) Kelly and Barbara (Richard) Dodge and their families, all living in the US, along with cousins, and their families spread across the US. Bill was predeceased by his son Jesse McFadden (Vancouver, BC), as well as his parents Colonel Jack McFadden and Dorothy (Roberts) McFadden, both from the US. Bill will also be fondly remembered by new and old friends close by and far afield. Bill is well known in the Island Theatre community, and across the Canadian Professional Theatre circuit, having performed over many years from Victoria Playhouse on PEI, to Neptune Theatre in Halifax, to Theatres in Port Hope, Ontario to Richmond and Prince George BC. He is also remembered for roles in TV series, movies, films and local and national commercials. Along with his love of acting, Bill played an active role in the Church, notably as a Licensed Lay Reader with the Anglican Parish of New London for nearly two decades. He has continued in less formal roles which included, most recently, regularly leading Evening Prayer at St Peters Church in Charlottetown. On Bill’s request, arrangements will be made with and held at St Peter’s Church Anglican Church, Charlottetown, PEI, with internment at St Stephen’s Anglican Church Cemetery in Irishtown, PEI. In leu of flowers, Bill has requested donations be quietly and privately made to a charity of choice.

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

Give the Gift of the Harbourfront Theatre

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Did you know you can buy and send Harbourfront gift certificates online?

Gift certificates (AKA gift vouchers) can be purchased for any amount, and they never expire.

They’re a great way to show someone you’re thinking of them and to support local while you’re at it!

Learn More & Buy Now: https://www.harbourfronttheatre.com/gift-certificates/

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

We’ve Got This!

We’ve got this, PEI! The Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside.

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Because we stayed apart today, we’re one day closer to being together again, and we are filled with hope and gratitude!

Let’s keep caring for ALL our neighbours by continuing to follow the directives of our amazing public health office.

Be safe. Be kind. Be compassionate. Be wise.

Thank-you PEI!

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

Green Gables the Ballet is Rescheduled

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FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2021 – 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre

Adult: $39.50 (tax & fees included)
Senior/Student: $33.00 (tax & fees included)
Children(12 and under): $25.00 (tax & fees included)

Please Note: Previous show date was Thursday, April 9th, 7:30 pm. Ticket-holders have been contacted via email 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.

About the Production

This monumental creation allows Ballet Jörgen to present a uniquely Canadian story to communities across the country. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ will be the first time the story has been authorised for creation as a full-length ballet.

This creation is made possible through the assistance of the heirs of Lucy Maud Montgomery. A full-sized symphonic ballet score will be created as an extended orchestration of the Anne of Green Gables – The Musical® made possible through a partnership with Avonlea Productions Ltd. and Erinsharn Productions Ltd.

Choreographer: Bengt Jörgen
Orchestrator: Alexander Levkovich
Set & Costume Design: Sue LePage

Synopsis

Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L. M. Montgomery). Written for all ages, it has been considered a children’s novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island.

The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town. Anne Shirley, a young orphan from the fictional community of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia (based upon the real community of New London, Prince Edward Island), is sent to live with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, siblings in their fifties and sixties, after a childhood spent in strangers’ homes and orphanages. Marilla and Matthew had originally decided to adopt a boy from the orphanage to help Matthew run their farm at Green Gables, which is set in the fictional town of Avonlea. Through a misunderstanding, the orphanage sends Anne instead.

Anne is highly imaginative, eager to please and, at times, quite a dramatic individual. However, she is defensive about her appearance, despising her red hair and pale, thin frame. She is often quite talkative, especially when it comes to describing her fantasies and dreams. At first, stern and sharp Marilla says Anne must return to the orphanage, but after much observation and considering, along with Matthew’s strong liking to Anne, she decides to let her stay.

As a child of imagination, Anne takes much joy in life and adapts quickly, thriving in the close-knit farming village. Her imagination and talkativeness soon brighten up Green Gables.

Credits

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Anne of Green Gables- The Ballet™

Based on the book by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Score arranged from Anne of Green Gables – The Musical®, composed by
Norman Campbell.

Orchestration by Alexander Levkovich

Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ and other indicia
of Anne are trademarks of the Anne of Green Gables Licensing 
Authority Inc.
used under licence by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen.

Original choreography by Bengt Jörgen

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

Alan Doyle Postponed Until October

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Event Postponed to October 8, 2020

SHOW DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, 8:00 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $62.00 (tax & fees included)

Previous show date was Tuesday, April 7th, 8:00 pm. Ticket-holders have been 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.

Please Note: This event is almost sold out, and only single seats are currently available. Please contact our Box Office (open Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm) if you would like to add your name to the wait list if you are looking for two or more seats together.

ALAN DOYLE
Rough Side Out Tour
with special guest Kelly Prescott

Alan Doyle brings his Rough Side Out Tour to Harbourfront Theatre with special guest Kelly Prescott. One night only!

One dollar from every ticket sold for this show will go to support the A Dollar A Day Foundation! Every online ticket purchased comes with one physical copy of Alan Doyle’s forthcoming EP (available February 14, 2020). Approximately 7 days after purchase, you will receive an additional email with instructions on how to redeem your album. Canadian residents only. One CD per ticket. Not valid for Fan to Fan re-sale.

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

Twin Flames Being Rescheduled

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*Please Note: We are currently working to reschedule this event. We ask for your patience as we explore our options together with the artists. See our “Ongoing Response” page for the latest announcements and details about what happens when we cancel OR postpone an event that you have tickets to (click here)

FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Tickets: Pay-What-You-Will

Twin Flames

Building bridges across cultures, continents, and styles, Twin Flames brings together a richness of personal history and musical experience. Multi-Award-Winning Artists; 2x CFMA’s Aboriginal Songwriters of the year and 3x Native American Music Award winners their songs tell stories of courage and survival. Honoring their ancestor’s history and representing all three of their Indigenous Backgrounds, they sing songs in English, Inuttitut, and French. Pushing the boundaries of “Contemporary Folk”, their songs incorporate both Western and traditional instruments. Prepare to dive into the hearts and minds of this beloved powerhouse couple Chelsey and Jaaji, you are guaranteed to be transported on a journey like no other.

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

Harbourfront Cancels Ria Mae

 

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SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH – CANCELLED

Ria Mae:
The Stars Tour

Halifax-born, Toronto-based songwriter Ria Mae hits the road with her Stars Tour in support of her highly anticipated Stars EP and new single, “Too Close”, featuring Dan Talevski.

The EP Stars serves as a follow-up to the JUNO Award nominated pop album, My Love. The EP’s first single “Bend,” released summer 2017, became an instant hit skyrocketing to the top of the CBC Radio 2 charts for four weeks.  Shortly thereafter it catapulted up the Canadian radio charts reaching Top 5 at Hot AC, Top 10 at AC, and Top 15 CHR radio.  Together with its Platinum-certified debut “Bend” and follow-up “Red Light,” My Love garnered over 12 million combined worldwide streams. The EP was produced by Adam King at Canterbury Studios in Toronto, mixed by Grammy® Award-winning Engineer Joe Visciano, and mastered by Stuart Hawkes. It features several notable collaborators including: Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara), Joel Stouffer, Serena Ryder, and Dylan Guthro (Port Cities).

Ria’s self-titled major label debut, released in 2016, features the Platinum-selling “Clothes Off” and the anthemic “Ooh Love” (certified Gold). The critically acclaimed album garnered multiple award nominations including ‘Single of the Year’ at the 2016 JUNO Awards and ‘Best New Canadian Artist’ at the iHeart Radio MMVAs.

Ria has toured Europe with Tegan & Sara, North America with Dido, and Canada with Scott Helman.  She has performed with Elle King, Xavier Rudd, Shawn Hook, Family of the Year, Francesco Yates, Coleman Hell and more. To date, Ria’s music has been streamed over 60 million times worldwide.

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

 

Twin Flames Building Bridges

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FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Tickets: Pay-What-You-Will

Building bridges across cultures, continents, and styles, Twin Flames brings together a richness of personal history and musical experience. Multi-Award-Winning Artists; 2x CFMA’s Aboriginal Songwriters of the year and 3x Native American Music Award winners their songs tell stories of courage and survival. Honoring their ancestor’s history and representing all three of their Indigenous Backgrounds, they sing songs in English, Inuttitut, and French. Pushing the boundaries of “Contemporary Folk”, their songs incorporate both Western and traditional instruments. Prepare to dive into the hearts and minds of this beloved powerhouse couple Chelsey and Jaaji, you are guaranteed to be transported on a journey like no other.

How Pay-What-You-Will Works:

You may book a ticket for this performance at no charge. When you attend the performance, we’ll provide you with an envelope, and will ask you to pay whatever amount you decide following the show using cash or credit card. Your support of shows like this help us to provide more pay-what-you-will opportunities.

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