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Only Two More Abegweit Nights

SHOW DATES:
JULY 9, 10, 23 & 24 – 7:30 PM
AUGUST 13, 14, 27, & 28 – 7:30 PM

ALL SEATS: $42.00 tax & fees included

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SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant returns to Harbourfront Theatre for 8 performances this summer 2019.

Hailed as a runaway theatrical hit with a solid track record of over 120 full house performances, SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT is a musical love letter to Prince Edward Island that stars the artist himself and presents his original folk, roots and rock music, alongside comedic stories, Island legends, and poignant tales in a multimedia format that utilizes film, and hundreds of paintings from well-known PEI visual artist and sibling, Karen Gallant. Sharing the stage with Gallant are nephews Jonathan Gallant on vocals and percussion and Jeremy Gallant on piano, along with fiddler Sean Kemp, and popular Acadian singer and multi-instrumentalist Patricia Richard.

SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant features original music from the span of Lennie Gallant’s extensive career, along with a number of new compositions written specifically for the show.

Gallant last performed his hit production at Harbourfront Theatre in the summer of 2017, before taking it on the road and touring it throughout the Maritime provinces in the fall 2017.

ABOUT LENNIE GALLANT:

Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant has released twelve albums (10 in English and 2 in French) of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Eloizes, as well as 18 East Coast Music Awards, including 2017 ECMA Entertainer of the Year.

His double CD of the 22 songs from his multimedia hit production, Searching for Abegweit, won him an ECMA. He was named Canadian Folk Artist of The Year and his song “Peter’s Dream” was voted one of the Top Ten East Coast Songs of All time.

A recipient of the Order of Canada, Lennie is an international touring artist, who has performed all over the continent, in Europe, for the troops in Afghanistan, and at the Winter Olympics. One of his albums, When We Get There, even went up to the International Space Station with Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette (now the Governor General) for the crew to enjoy and orbited the planet 248 times.

Fresh on the heels of his 2017 ECMA wins, Gallant buried himself in the studio to record his new album Time Travel. The new songs have been garnering significant airplay and stellar reviews. The album was recently named one of the Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year (alongside albums by Richard Thompson, John Prine and Joan Baez) by a panel of Canadian music industry professionals. Lennie is nominated for two 2019 ECMA’s including entertainer of the year.

Lennie Gallant has been involved in numerous charity events, and he has received the PEI Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award for his work and support of many worthwhile causes.

Artist Website: https://lenniegallant.com/
Artist Facebook: @lenniegallant

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
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Getting the Gold On

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $32.00 (tax & fees included)

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Leisa Way and her phenomenally talented Wayward Wind Band have brought Canada many great shows, and this latest concert raises the roof with the hottest country songs from the last few decades.  Sing-a-long to Johnny Cash, Shania Twain, Vince Gill, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, Zac Brown Band, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Roy Acuff, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Gretchen Wilson, Tammy Wynette, Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings,  Kris Kristofferson, Ricky Skaggs, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Darius Rucker, and more!

Opry Gold is a toe-tappin’, roof-raisin’ salute to the greatest music in the history of Country Music!

A one of a kind entertainment experience for audiences of all ages. Fun for the whole family!

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

Concert of Hope at the Harbourfront

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 7:00 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre

“Concert of Hope was born out of a desire in the heart of the Summerside United Pentecostal Church to give back to our community in a unique way.  The concert has been prayerfully planned to bring an evening of spiritual ministry while at the same time assist in precipitating a fundraising campaign for Prince County Hospital.  This year, we would like to dedicate the funds raised at the concert towards the goal of purchasing new heart monitoring systems.  It is our prayer that our contribution and the presence of Jesus will inspire and bring hope to many hearts and make us ‘better together!’” 
– The Summerside United Pentecostal Church

About Larry Carter

Larry Carter started playing guitar at age 6. Growing up in a musical family and singing in a trio with his sister and mother on a local radio broadcast and in churches through his childhood fueled his love for music and the guitar.

In early 1989 Larry joined the McGruders and spent 4 years on the road with them touring and recording “Come Fly with the McGruders.”

Leaving the McGruders in October of 1992, Larry embarked on a solo ministry and has now over 20 years of ministry across the US and Canada.  He has also played guitar on hundreds of CD releases.  Larry is the songwriter of several songs including “Sunday School Girl,” “When I Found Jesus I Lost the Blues,” and has songs recorded by Ivan Parker, Tim Spell, Karen Harding and Greg McCool.

Larry has been married to Debra Carter since 1982 and has 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters and a grandson.

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

All in the Family

JULY 26 & 27 – 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $45.00 (tax & fees included)

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Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy:
An Acoustic Night with Their Children

For the first time ever, Natalie and Donnell take the stage for a concert with their children! Although the kids have appeared many times during a Natalie and Donnell performance, this marks the first night they will be fully integrated into the show.

The multi-talented MacMaster-Leahy’s return to Harbourfront Theatre after two sold-out performances in the summer of 2018.

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

All In to Abegweit

 

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SHOW DATES at the Harbourfront Theatre

JULY 9, 10, 23 & 24 – 7:30 PM

AUGUST 13, 14, 27, & 28 – 7:30 PM

 

SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant returns to Harbourfront Theatre for 8 performances this summer 2019.

Hailed as a runaway theatrical hit with a solid track record of over 120 full house performances, SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT is a musical love letter to Prince Edward Island that stars the artist himself and presents his original folk, roots and rock music, alongside comedic stories, Island legends, and poignant tales in a multimedia format that utilizes film, and hundreds of paintings from well-known PEI visual artist and sibling, Karen Gallant. Sharing the stage with Gallant are nephews Jonathan Gallant on vocals and percussion and Jeremy on piano, along with fiddler Sean Kemp, and popular Acadian singer and multi-instrumentalist Patricia Richard.

SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant features original music from the span of Lennie Gallant’s extensive career, along with a number of new compositions written specifically for the show.

Gallant last performed his hit production at Harbourfront Theatre in the summer of 2017, before taking it on the road and touring it throughout the Maritime provinces in the fall 2017.

ABOUT LENNIE GALLANT:

Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant has released twelve albums (10 in English and 2 in French) of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Eloizes, as well as 18 East Coast Music Awards, including 2017 ECMA Entertainer of the Year.

His double CD of the 22 songs from his multimedia hit production, Searching for Abegweit, won him an ECMA. He was named Canadian Folk Artist of The Year and his song “Peter’s Dream” was voted one of the Top Ten East Coast Songs of All time.

A recipient of the Order of Canada, Lennie is an international touring artist, who has performed all over the continent, in Europe, for the troops in Afghanistan, and at the Winter Olympics. One of his albums, When We Get There, even went up to the International Space Station with Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette (now the Governor General) for the crew to enjoy and orbited the planet 248 times.

Fresh on the heels of his 2017 ECMA wins, Gallant buried himself in the studio to record his new album Time Travel. The new songs have been garnering significant airplay and stellar reviews. The album was recently named one of the Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year (alongside albums by Richard Thompson, John Prine and Joan Baez) by a panel of Canadian music industry professionals. Lennie is nominated for two 2019 ECMA’s including entertainer of the year.

Lennie Gallant has been involved in numerous charity events, and he has received the PEI Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award for his work and support of many worthwhile causes.

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

Behind the Scenes

Harbourfront Theatre Tours – By Donation

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11 AM – June through August

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This summer on Tuesday & Thursday mornings, we invite you to go behind the scenes with us on a theatre tour.

“We’re excited to welcome the public to explore the theatre with us again this summer,” says Kieran Keller, Harbourfront Theatre’s executive director. “For those who want to learn more about how a theatre works, going behind the scenes can be a really fun experience.”

After 22 years of presenting and producing many different performances, the theatre has a lot of stories to share. The guided theatre tours allow anyone to come in and hear the stories, learn about the technical side of the performing arts, and learn some of the history of Harbourfront Theatre and theatre in general.

Tours run every Tuesday & Thursday at 11 AM during the months of June, July, & August. Tours begin at the theatre’s Box Office and can run 30-45 minutes.

Larger groups are encouraged to call ahead to register by calling the administration office (902-432-3046). Accessible tours are available, and tours can be modified to accommodate all ages. Admission is by donation. For more information, contact Box Office at 902-888-2500.

Before or after your tour, we encourage you to visit our neighbours at Eptek Art & Culture Centre.

Eptek Art & Culture Centre:
Located next door to the theatre. Drop in Tuesdays to Fridays (9:00-4:00) or Sundays (12:00 to 4:00) . Eptek offers regional and Prince Edward Island exhibits year round. Showcases include themes ranging from history to art with exhibits changing regularly. Admission is by donation.

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

Shaking It Up

 

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Contact our Box Office at 902-888-2500 to add your name to the waiting list for this performance June 20th at the Harbourfront Theatre.

Halfway Home Tour:
Matt Andersen & The Mellotones
with special guest Bobby Bazini

Matt Andersen’s Halfway Home by Morning will make you dance uncontrollably, weep unashamedly, and fill up any dark spots in your soul with a blast of sonic light. Nearly two decades into his career, still armed with his signature room-shaking, heart-quaking voice, Matt Andersen can’t fail. Halfway Home by Morning is the sound of an artist doing what he was born to do—laying his soul bare using the music that can’t help but run through him. And doing it with more jubilation than he ever has before.

About Matt Andersen

A powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt Andersen has built a formidable following world-wide. New Brunswick native Andersen nabbed the 2013 and 2016 European Blues Award for Best Solo/Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and was the first ever Canadian to take home top honours in the solo/duo category at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

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