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Going Strong Shanneyganock

SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
ALL SEATS: $32.00 tax & fees included

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Well-known for their authentic brand of true Newfoundland folk, Shanneyganock has delighted audiences from coast to coast to coast.

From performing at the North Pole for Canadian military to performing on Broadway for the opening party of COME FROM AWAY (whose score was incidentally inspired by Shanneyganock), the Newfoundland band has made festivals, theatres and clubs across North America their stomping ground for the last 25 years.

Featuring button accordion, guitar, hearty baritone vocals, and a rhythm section, the band has continued to grow its legion of fans by relentless touring, anthemic songs, and a highly energetic live show.

To celebrate this milestone, you’re invited to join them as they open the Shanneyganock songbook, and experience a rollicking wave of Newfoundland history through some of its greatest storied ambassadors, who are still in fine voice after a quarter of a century.

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse
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Guilty or Innocent?

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SATURDAY, MAY 4TH, 7:30 PM at Eptek Art & Culture Centre
Tickets: $22:00 (fees included)

12 Angry Women
by Reginald Rose & Sherman L. Sergel
An adaptation of 12 Angry Men (TV drama, movie, stage play)

Synopsis: A dozen women are locked in the pressure-cooker of a stifling-hot jury room to come to a conclusion on whether a young man is guilty of murder — literally a life-or-death decision that hinges on a switch-blade.

The Experience:  It’s theatre in-the-round, so that the audience feels an intimacy, a very part of the jury-room.

Production: by ACT (a community theatre)

Director: Terry Pratt |  Producer: Richard Haines

Information:

Email: 12angrywomenact@gmail.com
Website: www.actpei.ca
Facebook – ACT (a community theatre)
Phone: 902-628-6778

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Keying Into Kobo Town

FRIDAY, MAY 3RD, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: Pay-What-You-Will

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Kobo Town:
Special Event – Pay What You Will
Presented by Confederation Centre of the Arts & Harbourfront Theatre

You may book a ticket for this performance, at no charge. When you attend the performance, we’ll provide you with an envelope, and will ask you to pay whatever amount you wish (based on your own individual experience) following the show, using cash, credit card or cheque. Ultimately, YOU decide the price of your tickets!

Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town’s music has been variously described as “an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone heavy brass” (Guardian) and a “unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.” (Exclaim!)

From their home in Toronto, the JUNO Award winning group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia. At once brooding and joyous, intensely poetic and highly danceable, Gonsalves’ songs betray deep roots in Caribbean folk music, while the band delivers them with an indomitable energy that has earned them a considerable following far beyond the niche of world music enthusiasts and calypso fans.

On his new release, Where the Galleon Sank (2017), Gonsalves continues to explore 500 years of history through his post-colonial, Trinidadian lens, armed with his trademark wit and gift for melody. Maverick producer Ivan Duran is once again manning the console, creating a warm, percolating, richly layered sound. As on Kobo Town’s two previous outings, “Galleon” is filled with buoyant music that stimulates both body and mind; propulsive, infectious grooves are juxtaposed with incisive lyrics that expose human folly and our tendency to repeat our mistakes.

Part poet, part correspondent, Gonsalves delivers compelling dispatches from events both real and imaginary.

Lineup:
Drew Gonsalves: lead vocal, guitar, cuatro
Robert Milicevic: drum kit
Don Stewart: bass
Terence Woode: trombone
Jan Morgan: trumpet
Francesco Emmanuel: guitar

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Hear All About It

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TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019 at the Harbourfront Theatre
Doors Open:  5:30 PM
Doors Close: 6:15 PM (All attendees must be seated by this time.)
*Live Broadcast will start 6:30 PM.

Please contact Box Office (open Monday-Friday, 12 PM – 5 PM) to add your name to our wait list.
(Local: 902-888-2500 | Long Distance Toll-Free: 800-708-6505)

PEI Votes 2019: CBC Leaders Debate

PEI’s political party leaders debate the issues important to Islanders. CBC News: Compass host Louise Martin moderates for broadcast on TV, online and mobile.

Please contact CBC PEI to share the questions and topics you hope to see in the debate in advance of April 16th.

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Home On the Range

SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH, 7:30 PM

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All Seats: $66.00 tax & fees included

THE STAMPEDERS ~ IN CONCERT
Presented by Shantero Productions

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‘They’re on their way, to the city lights’ … and, THE predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the 1970s – The Stampeders – are bringing along all their classic hits: Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady, Devil You, Monday Morning Choo Choo, Minstrel Gypsy, Hit the Road Jack and, of course, the quintessential Canadian – and Hall of Fame – song, Sweet City Woman! A veritable soundtrack to a whole generation that will ‘carry you home’ … maybe not to Birmingham … but back to a time of tie-dyed t-shirts and elevator shoes, 15¢ coffee and homemade apple pie, dating and dreaming … By the time The Stampeders get to the first chorus of the first song, everyone will be singing along.

No seventies group represented Canada’s musical identity to the world like The Stampeders. A quick look at Canada’s music scene from 1971 until 1976 confirms The Stampeders were truly the country’s international musical ambassadors, touring more extensively in Canada and overseas than any other Canadian group during that time. In 1977 the trio: Rich Dodson (lead guitar), Kim Berly (drums) and Ronnie King (bass) parted company but reunited, fittingly at the Calgary Stampede, 15 years later in 1992. Since then they’ve been recognized by SOCAN for their Lifetime Achievement, been inducted into the SOCAN Songwriters Hall of Fame on five occasions and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for their 1971 seminal hit Sweet City Woman.

The enduring musical legacy of The Stampeders… ‘better catch a noon train, better get there for a rock ‘n’ rolling good time!’

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
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A Comedy With Love

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Sunday Matinee, April 7th, 2:00 pm at the Harbourfront Theatre

Adult: $37.00 (tax & fees included)
Senior/Student: $30.00 (tax & fees included)
Children(12 and under): $25.00 (tax & fees included)

Did you know? If you have a ticket for Canada’s Ballet Jörgen: Coppélia, you can get 25% off tickets for Ballet Jörgen’s Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™. (Offer available April 7/19 – April 30/19.)

Coppélia is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets and is the best known and most performed comedic ballet. It is a daring, bold and funny story that takes us into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned toy maker who wishes he could bring a perfect doll to life. CBJ’s contemporary retelling of the story will delight audience of all ages.

Dr. Coppélius creates Coppélia, a stunning, life-sized dancing doll. The story’s beauty and hilarity develop quickly as Nathanael, one of the local villagers, falls madly in love with the doll. His sweetheart Klara enacts revenge, and confusion and love are explored through her pretending to be Coppélia to punish Nathanael.

Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen and set to the original score by Leo Delibes, CBJ’s production of Coppélia originally premiered in 2001 and is an international co-production between Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and The Hong Kong Ballet.

Coppélia’s choreography will take advantage of the exceptional technical standards of the company’s current dancers. The production reflects our classical identity, and storytelling approach with humor, intimacy and dramatic intensity.

Coppélia is one of the company’s most popular family ballets.

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Queen for a Day

Wednesday, April 3rd, 7:30 pm at the Harbourfront Theatre
Regular seating: $44.75 (tax & fees included)
Under 19 yrs: $22.75 (tax & fees included)

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CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE PERFORMS:
QUEEN – A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Note for Note. Cut for Cut.

Queen’s ‘A Night at the Opera’ was a game changer for rock ’n’ roll. If you grew up in the 70s, this album was everywhere. All of a sudden, long haired rockers were singing along to operatic songs with soaring arrangements. A far cry from Foghat.

Queen became one of the world’s greatest bands by working hard. They toured endlessly and in the studio – they strived for perfection. And that’s our challenge. How do you learn perfection? Answer: By working hard.

Nick Walsh rallied to sing this album. Originally a rock singer, Nick found his theatre vibe singing the David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust album. Now he’s immersed in the brilliance and effortlessness of Freddie Mercury’s voice. Alongside the vocals comes the challenge of Brian May’s overdubbed guitar sound. We’ve got a small army of guitarists to cover the flash and fun.

Classic Albums Live loves a good challenge. Queen provides just that. We’re all familiar with “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “You’re My Best Friend” but it’s the deep tracks like “Prophet Song” and “Love of My Life” that reveal a profound depth of songwriting. We’re ready.

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse