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So Here’s the Thing

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $50.50 (tax & fees included)

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DEREK EDWARDS – “So Here’s The Thing…”

“So Here’s the Thing …”  – A  breath of fresh air, finely honed and relentlessly funny! Take a break from the world and settle in for a seamless glide over life’s troubled waters. Like the canoeist seated deftly atop his life jacket, with whiskey and pot cookies sealed in airtight containers, Derek Edwards has left little to chance in this polished comedic adventure.

They say, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” And like in a Hollywood movie when the fleeing hero has to jump off a cliff into a waterfall, and the bad guys say, “Nobody could have survived THAT,” then they cut back to a single hand reaching out of the rushing water, finding purchase on a floating log. Derek is like that sodden log: an island of stability amidst the frenzy. An oft saturated and not entirely stable respite from life’s turmoil.

From Vegas to St. John’s, this Just For Laughs veteran is universally considered to be among the comic elite. Certainly his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he’s a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic – Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy. As Rick Mercer says, “Everyone knows Derek is the funniest man in Canada.”

Clearly the critics agree: “5 STARS – the funniest man on earth” – Winnipeg Free Press; “4 STARS – the crowd howled” – Victoria Times Colonist; “still the funniest man in Canada” – Toronto Sun; “Edwards reigns as the King of Canadian comedy” – Charlottetown Guardian; “Derek Edwards is hysterical” – Calgary Sun; “Edwards takes stand-up to next stage” – Georgia Straight; “the epitome of timing & storytelling” – Halifax Chronicle Herald; “the comedian’s comedian” – London Free Press.

“So Here’s the Thing …” – Derek Edwards’ new 90-minute stand-up comedy show, …a richly textured and enthralling ‘cut above,’ delivered with pace and authority by the consummate Canadian Comedian.

NOTE: May contain adult language & subject matter.

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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Stomp On Down

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*SOLD OUT – Please contact Box Office (902-888-2500) to add your name to the wait list. Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 12 PM – 5 PM.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 7:00 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
ALL SEATS: $35.50 (fees included)

TRIBUTE TO STOMPIN’ TOM CONNORS – CHAD MATTHEWS
With special guest Kim Albert

Back by popular demand after a sold out performance in June 2019, this tribute to Canadian icon, the late Stompin’ Tom Connors, is second to none, paying homage to one of Canada’s most beloved folk heroes.

Headlining the show will be Island singer/actor Chad Matthews, who portrays Stompin’ Tom at a dinner theatre in Skinners Pond PEI at the Stompin’ Tom Centre and who has performed in Toronto with renowned tenor John McDermott and most recently contributed his acting skills to the feature film Still the Water shot on location on PEI and directed by Summerside’s own Susan Rodgers (to be released in 2020).

Joining Chad for this special night of Stompin’ Tom songs, stories and laughs, is his band comprised of well-known Island musicians including fiddle sensation/singer/songwriter/step dancer Keelin Wedge, along with guitar extraordinaire Daniel Drouin fresh off his Music PEI award win and recently chosen for the 2018 Canadian Songwriter’s Challenge. On drums will be seasoned singer Rodney Arsenault, whose 35+ years in the business have seen him on stage with the legendary Eddie Eastman, with Catherine MacLellan in her show “If It’s Alright With You” honouring her late father Gene MacLellan, and many others. Last but certainly not least, on bass guitar, another veteran of the local music scene, singer Wade Carragher.

Chad’s special guest, Kim Albert grew up on country music, making her first stage appearance at 5 years old, and she hasn’t slowed down since. An ECMA nominee, PEIMA nominee and CCMA showcase artist, Kim’s music has taken her across Canada and around the world, including showcases in the US, Dubai and the Virgin Islands. Here at home, she performs regularly with her band Kim Albert and Faces, and donates her time and talent to many telethons and charities, including Easter Seals, Christmas Daddies, Anderson House, Heart and Stroke Foundation, to name just a few, and local benefit concerts.

So much Prince Edward Island talent on the same stage for this memorable one night only event! Don’t miss out – get your tickets before they’re gone!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 7:00 PM
ALL SEATS: $35.50 (fees included)

TRIBUTE TO STOMPIN’ TOM CONNORS – CHAD MATTHEWS
With special guest Kim Albert

Back by popular demand after a sold out performance in June 2019, this tribute to Canadian icon, the late Stompin’ Tom Connors, is second to none, paying homage to one of Canada’s most beloved folk heroes.

Headlining the show will be Island singer/actor Chad Matthews, who portrays Stompin’ Tom at a dinner theatre in Skinners Pond PEI at the Stompin’ Tom Centre and who has performed in Toronto with renowned tenor John McDermott and most recently contributed his acting skills to the feature film Still the Water shot on location on PEI and directed by Summerside’s own Susan Rodgers (to be released in 2020).

Joining Chad for this special night of Stompin’ Tom songs, stories and laughs, is his band comprised of well-known Island musicians including fiddle sensation/singer/songwriter/step dancer Keelin Wedge, along with guitar extraordinaire Daniel Drouin fresh off his Music PEI award win and recently chosen for the 2018 Canadian Songwriter’s Challenge. On drums will be seasoned singer Rodney Arsenault, whose 35+ years in the business have seen him on stage with the legendary Eddie Eastman, with Catherine MacLellan in her show “If It’s Alright With You” honouring her late father Gene MacLellan, and many others. Last but certainly not least, on bass guitar, another veteran of the local music scene, singer Wade Carragher.

Chad’s special guest, Kim Albert grew up on country music, making her first stage appearance at 5 years old, and she hasn’t slowed down since. An ECMA nominee, PEIMA nominee and CCMA showcase artist, Kim’s music has taken her across Canada and around the world, including showcases in the US, Dubai and the Virgin Islands. Here at home, she performs regularly with her band Kim Albert and Faces, and donates her time and talent to many telethons and charities, including Easter Seals, Christmas Daddies, Anderson House, Heart and Stroke Foundation, to name just a few, and local benefit concerts.

So much Prince Edward Island talent on the same stage for this memorable one night only event! Don’t miss out – get your tickets before they’re gone!

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

Hello Hotel California

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
Premium Seats (Rows A-G): $50.00 tax & fees included
Regular Seats: $45.00 tax & fees included

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*Only single seats remain. Contact Box Office to add your name to the wait list if you require two or more seats together: 902-888-2500 (Open Monday-Friday: 12pm-5pm | Show Days: 12pm-show time)

VaughnCo Entertainment
presents
Hotel California

When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. Hotel California toured relentlessly from the 80’s straight through to today, setting the standard for world-class tribute productions as they went, and sharing stages with the likes of The Doobie Bros., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and many more. From Japan to Dubai, Toronto to Texas, Hotel California has boldly taken the tribute band where none had gone before them and changed an industry’s collective mind about how good a “tribute” band could really be.

The experience of a Hotel California show isn’t just about the band – it’s about celebrating the music and the memories, and the band gets the audiences involved and on their feet!

Close your eyes and you’re right back there…You’ll hear all the hits remarkably replicated in this spectacular show!

*Only single seats remain. Contact Box Office to add your name to the wait list if you require two or more seats together: 902-888-2500 (Open Monday-Friday: 12pm-5pm | Show Days: 12pm-show time)

VaughnCo Entertainment
presents
Hotel California

When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. Hotel California toured relentlessly from the 80’s straight through to today, setting the standard for world-class tribute productions as they went, and sharing stages with the likes of The Doobie Bros., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and many more. From Japan to Dubai, Toronto to Texas, Hotel California has boldly taken the tribute band where none had gone before them and changed an industry’s collective mind about how good a “tribute” band could really be.

The experience of a Hotel California show isn’t just about the band – it’s about celebrating the music and the memories, and the band gets the audiences involved and on their feet!

Close your eyes and you’re right back there…You’ll hear all the hits remarkably replicated in this spectacular show!

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

Beck Pops Back

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $32.00 (tax & fees included)

Rachel Beck and The Atlantic String Machine

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Glowing with catchy pop hooks, Rachel Beck’s distinctive piano melodies and emotive vocals are captivating audiences across Canada. The PEI songbird’s first single, Reckless Heart, hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 in March 2018 after earning the most online votes for six weeks straight. The Atlantic String Machine is a multi award-winning classical crossover string quintet based on Prince Edward Island. As a collective, they have performed with Canadian treasures Sarah Slean, Lennie Gallant, and The Once, to name a few.

Rachel Beck featuring The Atlantic String Machine is an exciting new collaboration which invites audiences to experience Beck’s original compositions against a lush soundscape of piano, strings, and percussion. Exposed. Confessional. Connective. Beck’s warm stage presence and superb vocals envelope listeners as they collectively journey across a wide emotional range – from regret and grief to wonder and joy.

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

The Comeback King is Back

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 7:30 PM at the HARBOURFRONT THEATRE
VIP (Rows A-E): $50.00 tax & fees included
Regular (Rows F-T): $40.00 tax & fees included

Thane Dunn’s
ELVIS – The Comeback King

Saturday, September 28, join World Champion Elvis tribute artist Thane Dunn and his Cadillac Kings as they recreate Elvis Presley’s now historic 1968 Comeback Special: Elvis, That’s the Way It Is.

In 1968, after years of making movies and being out of the public eye, Elvis set out to show the world that he was still at the top of his game. Clad in black leather, he performed all of his original songs in a raw, over-the-top performance which is now part of rock and roll history.

In tribute to this legendary performance, Thane Dunn & the Cadillac Kings made sure to cover all the bases. Dunn has mastered the raspy quality of Presley’s 1968 voice, and all of his stage attire is made from the exact patterns used by Presley. His black leather suit is a carbon copy of the original.

Get ready to hear Thane Dunn as Elvis, the Comeback King, singing everything from “Hound Dog” to “Mystery Train/Tiger Man” to “Blue Suede Shoes” and the monumental powerhouse song “If I Can Dream.”

You’ll find Dunn has the uncanny ability to transport his audience back in time. His portrayal of Elvis is eerily authentic, and his tribute work has received endorsements from several people who worked and performed with the real Elvis.

“Thane Dunn is the closest thing I’ve ever seen to Elvis and if you never saw Elvis you need to see Thane Dunn,” Bill Baize (member of the Stamps Quartet who performed with Elvis from 1971 – 1976).

For fans of Elvis, this is a fun, must-see show for the entire 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

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

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