From Smoky Wails to a Princely Baritone

THURSDAY, MARCH 15th, 7:30 PM
Regular Tickets: $32 (tax & fees included)

This March, Indian River Festival brings Digging Roots & William Prince presented with Confederation Bridge to Harbourfront Theatre.

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In Digging Roots, the husband and wife team of Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish trade lead vocals and fluidly compliment each other’s strengths while going from whispery intimacies to smokey wails. Firmly inhabiting roots and blues, their music is an eclectic tapestry of light and dark sound with sweet harmonies and melodic accompaniments of ukulele, banjo, mellotron and of course Raven’s bombastic resonator guitar.

William Prince is a JUNO AWARD winning storytelling singer/ songwriter from Peguis First Nation who sidesteps cliches to provoke thought and facilitate discovery. His baritone vocals pay tribute to his late father, and his genuine delivery acknowledges the hundreds of hours he’s spent on stage.

This concert is being presented to you by the Indian River Festival in partnership with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEILennox Island and Harbourfront Theatre.

The Indian River Festival appreciates the support for this concert from the Government of Canada, through the Department of Heritage and Canada 150, the Province of Prince Edward Island, the City of Summerside, RADARTS, the Atlantic Presenters Association and the Confederation Bridge.

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See Maggie Get Married

March 2, 3, 9, & 10th at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinee on March 11th at 2:00 PM.
All Seats $18.50 Tax & Fees Included

The Harbourfront Players are back at the Harbourfront Theatre! You loved Bedtime Stories and Lights, Camera, Island!, and now the Players return with Maggie’s Getting Married by Norm Foster.

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The Duncan family asks you to save the date because their daughter Maggie is getting married!

Or is she? It’s normal for people to have cold feet just before a wedding, but at the post-rehearsal reception, one person – who shouldn’t – recalls the groom as having warm feet. It’s a delightful comedy about love, family, and marriage from Canada’s most-produced playwright Norm Foster (Bedtime Stories, Looking, Love List, Mending Fences, etc.).

Get Your Foot in the Door

Wednesday, February 28th, 6:30pm

SPECIAL “PAY WHAT IT’S WORTH” PROMOTION!

ORDER YOUR TICKETS NOW AT NO CHARGE (MAX 6 PER ONLINE ORDER)

ONCE YOU’VE EXPERIENCED NORMAN FOOTE’S CATCHY PERFORMANCE, YOU DECIDE WHAT, IF ANYTHING, TO PAY ON YOUR WAY OUT AFTER THE SHOW!

Internationally recognized children’s entertainer Norman Foote will take the Habourfront stage Wednesday, February 28th. Children and parents alike will be delighted by Foote’s music, humour and showmanship.

“Norman Foote is a rare gem in the children’s entertainment field. We are pleased to welcome him to our stage and Island families to our theatre to partake in this over-the-top fun show.” –Kieran Keller, Harbourfront’s Executive Director

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Norman Foote’s passion for music and comedy takes him throughout the world performing in concert halls and festivals in North America, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Middle East, concerts oversees and countless other performances. His concert is a highly engaging experience featuring “Foote” classics and songs from his JUNO Award-Winning album “Love My New Shirt” and of course appearances from his many live action props/puppets. Foote’s music has received Parent Choice & Nappa Gold Awards in the US and in Canada he has been given SOCAN’s Best Children’s Songwriter as well as West Coast Music Awards. He has gathered millions of fans (big and small) throughout the world and created a special niche for himself in the entertainment world.

 Norman Foote comes to Harbourfront as part of the Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) and RADARTS’ Canada 150 Performance Series supported by the Government of Canada.

All in the Family

Every few years, the Confederation Centre gets together with friends and colleagues from other theatres to discuss trends, challenges, and successes in our industry. We finish at the end of the summit inspired and energized.

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Thanks to Fredericton Playhouse, Théâtre Capitol Theatre, Imperial Theatre, Harbourfront Theatre, The Kings Playhouse, Atlantic Presenters Association for their ideas and enthusiasm! #theatrelife

Gunning and Keelaghan Light Up Summerside

Friday, January 12, 7:30 PM
All seats: $30.00 tax & fees included

Singer-songwriters Dave Gunning and James Keelaghan will take to the Harbourfront stage for an intimate night of award-winning music Friday, January 12th. These two top Canadian artists will showcase their artistic craftsmanship and quality musicianship individually and collaboratively.

“Harbourfront is proud to welcome two of Canada’s top singer-songwriters to the Island for an enriching musical experience this January.”–Kieran Keller, Harbourfront’s Executive Director

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After two decades in the industry, Dave Gunning is still providing audiences with fresh and energetic folk music that covers a wide range of styles, tones, and subject-matter. An eight-time ECMA winner and a two-time Canadian Folk Music Award recipient, Gunning has been heralded as one of the top Canadian musicians in his field.

 “Truly, what makes Gunning so remarkable as an entertainer is his rare gift to be able to befriend the audience as a whole from the stage throughout the course of the concert.” – The Guardian

Likewise, James Keelaghan delights and inspires audiences with his original music that pushes boundaries and never allows stagnancy. As Keelaghan says, “I want my audiences to know that I am open enough to try new things and push their bounds.” His songs are all part of a musical journey he’s been on with his fans for the past 25 years.

Gunning and Keelaghan come to the Harbourfront as part of the Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) and RADARTS’ Canada 150 Performance Series, supported by the Government of Canada. Tickets are available at the Harbourfront box office and online at harbourfronttheatre.com.

Home for the Holidays

Returning to the Harbourfront Theatre on Friday, December 15, 7:30 pm, is Home for the Holidays featuring all the best of popular Christmas and Holiday music performed by some of PEI’s finest singers :   Kendall Docherty, Catherine O’Brien and Caroline Bernard backed up by a great band, The Reindeer Express, with Deryl Gallant, bass, Alan White, drums, Don Fraser, keyboards, and Perry Williams, guitar.  The icing on this special Christmas cake will be the reading of well known Island entertainer, Marlane O’Brien featuring Island Christmas stories.

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This show, Home for the Holidays featuring classic and contemporary Christmas music and Island stories will be as warm and cozy as a good glass of egg-nog in front of a crackling fireplace on Christmas Eve.  Prepare to have your spirits lifted just as high as that bright shining star so many years ago. This year’s edition has many new songs, as well as old favourites.