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World Class Swan Lake at The Harbourfront

Bengt Jörgen, one of Canada’s most distinguished classical ballet choreographers is delighted to bring the production across Canada so that everyone has the opportunity to see, experience and be touched by this most extraordinary of all ballets.

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Swan Lake is one of the world’s most beloved ballets, famed for its intricate dancing, fairy tale fantasy, and sweeping Tchaikovsky score. Now, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen performs this timeless tale in all its heroic classical beauty. With dazzling choreography and lively, imaginative storytelling, Swan Lake is a delightful experience that will captivate young and old alike.

Swan Lake is at The Harbourfront March 31 at 7:30 PM.

 

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Hot Pickin’ Bluegrass

Join us for an evening of entertainment featuring Zink and Company from Massachusetts, Ryan Dillman & Shadow River from Nova Scotia, and PEI’s own Joe Casey and Westwind.

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Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Marilyn Singer.

The 18th Annual Bluegrass Old Country Jamboree is at the Harbourfront Theatre on Saturday, march 25, at 7 PM.

I Am Here I Am Wild

A physically and emotionally charged work, Sable Island embodies the relentless sway of the fierce ocean encircling the famous isle and the mystery, isolation and untamed spirit of the wild horses that live there.

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Masterfully performed by a quintet of dancers, this powerful work features and an original musical score by Montréal composer Bertrand Chénier, who transforms the theatre into a windswept island, ocean floor and rocky shoreline, with a poetic palette of piano, bass, and mandolin.

Sable Island is at The Harbourfront Theatre March 11th at 7:30 PM.

“A WONDERFULLY PHYSICAL AND MOVING PERFORMANCE.” Halifax Dance Seen

“WHAT A TOUR DE FORCE! I WAS MOVED BEYOND WORDS. FIERCE. VISCERAL. WOW.” Mary Lou Martin, Chester Playhouse

Songwriter’s Tour Stops at the Harbourfront Theatre

ANDREW WAITE is the front man and songwriter for the gutsy roots-rock band Andrew Waite & the Firm from Charlottetown, PEI. Andrew’s songwriting is honest, rugged and evocative and when paired with the band is a collective of heavy hitters with rich harmonies and soundscapes. Their debut EP, Burning Through the Night, was released in September 2015; and as a regional finalist in the 2015 CBC Searchlight competition, garnered the attention of CBC’s Grant Lawrence, who selected them as one of his stand-outs. Their title track, Burning Through the Night (feat. Irish Mythen), was released in November of 2015 to much success including an eight week stint on the East Coast Countdown. Andrew Waite & the Firm have quickly developed and maintained a loyal and consistent following and have since shared the stage with Peter Katz, Irish Mythen, Slowcoaster, The Sadies, The Novaks, Coyote, and Liam Corcoran.

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IAN SHERWOOD: “Everywhere To Go” is Ian Sherwood’s latest studio creation. Considered to be his best to date, it is chalk-full of instantly appealing hooks and singable choruses while sitting comfortably in Sherwood’s signature style of imaginative, narrative writing. Sherwood is a guitar-playing, sax-blowing, crowd-pleasing looping singer/songwriter. A born story teller and a constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy. Whether it’s a theatre show or large festival stage, his persona is irresistible and completely destroys fourth walls. He has penned tunes for many other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He was named Contemporary Singer of the Year by the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Male Artist of the Year by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year.

JON PIKE: Originally from Steady Brook, Newfoundland, Toronto-based songwriter Jon Pike is proud to call the East Coast of Canada home. Pike was raised in a musical home and began composing his own music in high school. Relocating to St. John’s to pursue music in 2010, Pike’s first major songwriting success was as front man for the pop rock band RocketRocketShip. Pike wrote two songs on their album “Shake It Off”, including the lead single “Here’s To Us” which was featured on radio nationwide. Pike currently writes for and fronts the alternative pop duo Everglow, their single “Feel Your Heart” having peaked at #93 on Canadian National Radio, and the video for the song having won the 2016 East Coast Music Award for “Fans Choice Music Video of the Year”. Pike has had the opportunity to write with some of North America’s top talent, including Brian Lee (“Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony) and SEVN (“Pop Style” – Drake, “Work” – Rihanna) in Canada as well as in Los Angeles.

JORDAN MUSYCSYN: Jordan is a hard working singer/songwriter and a masterful storyteller writing songs about life and love with pathos and humour in a Folk-Country style. He sustains a busy touring schedule throughout Canada in support of his Music Nova Scotia award-nominated debut album The Pitch. Drawing on his own life experiences he writes relatable songs of love, loss and the human condition. A dynamic performer, Jordan moves the audience from laughter to tears and back again.

MIKE BIGGAR: New Brunswick’s Mike Biggar is a soulful roots and country artist known for his soaring vocals and warm, disarming onstage humour. After receiving the 2011 Music NB Award and the 2012 East Coast Music Award for ‘Spiritual Recording of the Year’ for his much-loved Christmas album ‘The Season’, Biggar was signed to roots record label Busted Flat Records for distribution of his release ‘Feels Like Now’. His sophomore album was awarded the 2014 Music NB Award for ‘Country Album of the Year’ and was nominated for the 2015 ECMA in the same category. Biggar has also received Music NB nominations for SOCAN Song of the Year and Video of the Year, and finalist status in the International Songwriting Competition. He has been a featured performer on major festival stages across Eastern Canada including the iconic Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the Cavendish Beach Country Music Festival, and the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival.

The ECMA Songwriter’s Tour is at the Harbourfront Theatre on Saturday, February 18, at 7:30 PM.

Ice, Snow & 30 Below

uno Award winner and multiple CCMA winner Brett Kissel brings his unmistakable sound to Harbourfront Theatre this winter on his “Ice, Snow & 30 Below” Tour!

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From his breakout smash “Started With a Song”, to his chart topping #1 single “Airwaves”, you’ll hear all the hits – get ready for a party!

Brett’s special guest is Summerside’s own Trinity Bradshaw!

Brett Kissel is at the Harbourfront Theatre  on Friday, February 3, at 7:30 PM.

Abbamania Sound and Showboat

The world famous Abbamania returns with Night Fever: The Bee Gees.

Hear the hits performed exactly as the original records, note for note, chord for chord, in the only production in the world that has the amazing look, vocals and sound as the real artists.

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Special guests, The David Bowie and Paul McCartney Show.

Go back in time when ABBA, The Bee Gees, David Bowie and Paul McCartney & Wings ruled the pop charts.

Don’t miss this great show, featuring a cast of 14 studio musicians and singers.

Boston Herald “Best stage production ever.”

Globe & Mail “Incredible sound and show.”

Abbamania is at the Harbourfront Theatre on Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30 PM.

20 Years at the Harbourfront

Harbourfront Theatre opened its doors in 1996, the result of more than a decade of tireless effort on the part of a group of Summerside citizens with a vision to create a state of the art, multi purpose performing arts facility in Prince County. The theatre, along with the Eptek Art & Culture Centre and the Summerside Visitor Information Centre, is housed in The Wyatt Centre, aptly named after one of the facility’s major contributors, Dr. Wanda Wyatt.

 

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Harbourfront Theatre is owned by Regional Cultural Events Centre Inc., a registered non-profit organization managed by a board of directors, general manager, and director of operations, and boasts a friendly, knowledgeable, professional staff and a dedicated core of over 90 volunteers.

Its mission is “to provide a continuous live entertainment service to the Prince Edward Island community and its visitors, featuring both local and touring productions, while being a significant driving force within the community to encourage and nurture the development and appreciation of the performing arts.”

The facility is ideally suited to a myriad of uses, including plays, concerts, opera, ballet, comedy & magic shows, conferences, seminars, receptions, business mixers, trade shows and public forums. Beautifully appointed and state of the art equipped, the Harbourfront Theatre represents the best of both worlds – large enough to host renowned touring acts, yet small enough so that every one of its 527 seats captures a uniquely intimate performer/audience experience.