Tag Archives: Harbourfront Theatre

Top Hats and Tales

The Four Tellers are back with their new show, Top Hats and Tales. All new stories and even bigger laughs! David Weale, Alan Buchanan, Dennis King and Gary Evans gather around the kitchen table on the Harbourfront Theatre stage for two evenings of off the cuff storytelling, covering four distinct areas of the Island and talking politics, religion, liquor and language.

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Throw in a few local impressions and some live tunes and you’re in for a rollicking Saturday night PEI kitchen party!

The Four Tellers are at the Harbourfront Theatre on July 22 air 7:30 PM.

Searching for Abegweit

Hailed as a runaway theatrical hit with a solid track record of 120 full house performances, SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant is a musical love letter to Prince Edward Island that stars the artist himself and presents his 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, fiddler Sean Kemp, and popular Acadian singer and multi-instrumentalist Patricia Richard.

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Much of the Island themed music in the show was gathered from the span of Lennie Gallant’s extensive career, along with a number of compositions written specifically for the show. The accompanying album, Searching for Abegweit, contains all of the musical numbers from the live production, and has recently been nominated for a 2017 East Coast Music Award for Folk Recording of the Year.

A native of the Acadian village of Rustico, PEI, Gallant has recorded eleven albums [9 in English and 2 in French] which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, the East Coast Music Awards, and Les Prix Eloizes. He was honoured with a 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award for his recording Live Acoustic at The Carleton, and has most recently been nominated for the 2017 ECMA’s Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year.

He was awarded the Order Of Canada for his contribution to Canadian culture, and has shared the stage with symphony orchestras and artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Patti Griffin, Chris Isaak, and Lucinda Williams.

Searching for Abegweit is at the Harbourfront Theatre.

Performance Schedule (all showtimes 7:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, July 11
Wednesday, July 12
Tuesday, July 25
Wednesday, July 26
Tuesday, August 8
Wednesday, August 9
Tuesday, August 22
Wednesday, August 23

Spring Fever On Tap

Spring Fever 2017 is showcasing the talents of the Somerset Dance Studio under the direction of Marlys Maclaren featuring dancers ages 2 and up featuring Creative Movement, Reels, Jigs, Strathspeys and special guest appearances by Marlys and Her Irish Group and Sony award winner, singer-songwriter Tara MacLean featuring a preview of her summer show at the Guild, Atlantic Blue .

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Come join us for an afternoon of toe tapping music of song and dance ! Spring Fever is at the Harbourfront Theatre on Sunday, June 25th at 2 PM.

When You Wish Upon a Star

Spotlight School of Arts invites you to join them for an amazing evening of nostalgia and entertainment! Join them this June for a showcase of local talent of all ages.  When You Wish Upon A Star is a revue of acting vignettes, incredible musical performances, and dance numbers all celebrating childhood classics like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King and more!

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Spotlight School of Arts has been a staple of the Summerside community for the last several years, providing classes in acting, musical theatre, dance and improv for performers of all ages and skill sets. This show is an incredible culmination of their hard-work and talents, and they wouldn’t want you to miss it!

When You Wish Upon a Star is at the Harbourfront Theatre on Saturday June 24th at 6:30 PM.

Me and My Music Showcased

Danspirations is proud to present, “Me and the Music”, our annual showcase. We warmly welcome all family, friends and neighbours to attend this local community production.

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Join us in supporting our talented and enthusiastic dancers ages 3 to 17 years. They will showcase an incredible variety in dance including Tap, Modern, Jazz, Broadway, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet and Pointe. An absolute pleasure to watch!

Danspirations is at the Harbourfront Theatre Saturday Tune 3rd at 3 PM and 7 PM.

Light My Fire

Paula Roberts made her debut as a dancer at Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside to sold out crowds over ten years ago. Many years later and many experiences in Dublin, London, Toronto, New York, Las Vegas and Halifax, her journey takes her back to Harbourfront for two upcoming shows. Her show Celtic Fire features solo performances by Roberts along with the phenomenal fiddling sensation Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher. Bringing the show together with his lighthearted humour is host, Prince Edward Island’s own Chris Pride, who has been waking up Islanders for the better part of the last decade including the last two years on CFCY in Charlottetown and the co-host of the ECMA award nominated podcast East of the Dial.

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Roberts’ dancing style has evolved into an eclectic, expressive, flamenco laced Irish footwork stage performance. Her choreography has always been one of ebb and flow, fast footwork transitioned with elegant, flamenco and upper body movements. Her flamenco style is probably best described as gypsy rather than traditional.

For more than two decades, fiddler Richard Wood has impressed audiences all around the globe. Highlights include TV, guest appearances with Shania Twain on David Letterman, Good Morning America, Carnegie Hall, The Chieftains and performing for the Queen. He has five previous CD recordings and has won three East Coast Music Awards. MacLean’s Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Canadians to watch in the 21st Century.

Richard will be accompanied by well-known Island artist Gordon Belsher, who is Wood’s mainstay guitar player and Celtic singer. He began his musical career in the late 1960’s in Edmonton, Alberta with a rock and roll band that toured extensively. A move to P.E I. led to a change in musical direction for Belsher when he formed the Celtic group, Jar O’Comfort. Together, he and Wood have toured the world.

Roberts’ manager, Heather Mountain says “It will be an intimate and interactive show as this is the first time Paula will be performing as a solo dancer.”

Celtic Fire is at the Harbourfront Theatre June 16th and 23rd at 7;30 PM.