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Paying Homage to the Silence

Into the Silent Land

UPEI Wind Symphony

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The UPEI Wind Symphony will present its final recital of the Fall semester on November 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Homburg Theatre. Under the direction of Dr. Karem J. Simon the Wind Symphony will present “Into the Silent Land” as the centrepiece of its programming. This profoundly emotional work reflects on the December 14, 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, where twenty children and six educators were killed by a gunman. Written by American Steve Danyew, who attended this school for grades 3 -5, “Into the Silent Land” is both a funeral march and lament. It communicates through music the grief felt by the families of lost ones. Danyew incorporates an excerpt from Christina Rossetti’s poem “Remember”, which will be narrated by Shannon Mullally, a twelve-year old Grade 6 student from Shannon Park Elementary School in Dartmouth.

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

Crashing Into C-Town

Crash Test Dummies

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Formed in Winnipeg in 1988, Crash Test Dummies (CTD) roared onto the Canadian music landscape with the 1991 release of their debut album The Ghosts That Haunt Me. The rock group scored an international coup with their oddball hit ‘Mmm’ as well as top-charting singles ‘Swimming In Your Ocean’ and ‘Afternoons & Coffeespoons’

Subsequent successful albums cemented CTD’s reputation as a force to be reckoned with. In 1995 alone, the band secured three Grammy Award nominations.

 

After touring the world for 2010’s Ooh La La, CTD agreed they were done. Said lead singer Dan Roberts, “Everyone was ready to move on in their lives. I didn’t feel I had anything else to say—people had stopped listening to albums. Instead, everything was streaming. People only wanted to listen to one song, and then move on to the next band. I lost interest.”

Recently, however, the frontman has penned some of his most provocative lyrics. “I sat down one night after having written nothing in literally years, and out came a verse—I was rusty! But I stuck with it, until I managed to make it to say what I wanted to say.”

This led to more of the same, and soon Roberts was ready to put words to music. “Things grew organically from there. And here we are again!”

In 2018, the original lineup reunited to honour the 25th anniversary of God Shuffled His Feet. Now, together again for their 2019 tour, the Canadian group will be playing hits from that album, newer material, and fan favourites like ‘Superman’s Song’ and ‘The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead.’

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

Green River On the Bay

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Classic Albums Live Performs Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River

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Classic Albums Live is famous for its hyper-detailed recitals of essential rock albums. A perennial Centre must-see, Classic Albums Live presents skilled musicians recreating the greatest albums of the ’60s and ’70s live on stage – note for note, cut for cut. The concerts are delivered as a pop symphony. Don’t look for costumes and look-alike theatrics at these ‘rock recitals’, just pure musicianship and the songs that shaped a generation.

Green River is the third studio album by American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The second of three albums released by the hit-makers in 1969 produced fan-favourite and chart-dominating hits such as ‘Bad Moon Rising,’ ‘Green River,’ ‘Lodi,’ and ‘Commotion.’ Producer and primary songwriter John Fogerty’s own favourite CCR album, Green River was described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the most vivid American rock since Music from Big Pink.” In 2003, the magazine listed the album at number 95 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

“It’s all about the music and duplicating it. This was serious and studious attention to detail.” -The Buzz

Learn more about Classic Albums Live at: classicalbumslive.com

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

Star Crossed in Dance

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks: Juliet & Romeo

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In this original dance piece inspired by the classic tale of the star-crossed lovers,
Kimberley Cooper has created a new world for these themes of love and violence to
wrestle and play.
In this original dance piece inspired by the classic tale of the star-crossed lovers,
Kimberley Cooper has created a new world for these themes of love and violence to
wrestle and play.

 

Adapted by Cory Bowles with original live music by Nick Fraser, this work breathes new life into one of Shakespeare’s best-known and loved works.

Says Kimberley Cooper, DJD artistic director, “It is still recognizable, but not in the traditional way. I find this story to be so seductive, and because it is so well-known, that gave us permission to dive into and invent different ideas.  My hope is that the audience will find delight in the twists and turns we took in the re-imagining of this passionate and tragic tale.”

ABOUT DJD

DJD is one of the only companies worldwide with jazz dance and music as its raison d’être. Performing both in its hometown of Calgary and on tour across Canada and beyond, DJD has produced more than 60 original works since its inception in 1984, many with live music. The company’s high-energy, unique style has caused people to describe their work as “music for the eyes.”

Please join us after the show in Studio 1 for an opportunity to hear and ask questions of DJD’s artistic director, Kimberly Cooper.

Learn more about Decidely Jazz Danceworks at: decidedlyjazz.com

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

Bhoy Ahoy

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Just For Laughs is thrilled to announce that, fresh from his sold out tour in Australia and
New Zealand, Scottish comic superstar Danny Bhoy is bringing his new show ‘Age of
Fools’ to Canada! Don’t miss your chance to see this critically-acclaimed comic, with his
unique brand of observational storytelling, as he explores life in a new era.

 

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In a relatively short period of time, Danny has established himself as one of the biggest-selling comedians in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as his home country of Scotland. In November 2014, he did his first tour of the U.S. for his critically acclaimed show ‘Dear Epson’, and in 2016, continued building on his success with his tour ‘Please Untick This Box’ with sold out shows in Australia and New Zealand and his sold out Canadian tour ‘Commonwealth Comedian’.

The Gemini-nominated performer has made annual appearances at all the major festivals around the world including regular appearances at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. In early 2012, he recorded his first worldwide DVD in his home town of Edinburgh, ‘Live At The Festival Theatr’e. He has also been featured on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ and has recorded a one-hour Comedy Central special entitled Subject To Change.

He creates a remarkable intimacy with his audience. A must-see.” – The Age, Australia

Brilliantly original and intoxicating comedy.” – The Guardian, UK

This is a show you could see time and time again. Exceptional.” – The Sunday Mail, Australia

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

Under My Spell

Hypnotist Jason Cyrus LIVE

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Jason is single-handedly changing the face of stage hypnosis entertainment and fans come from everywhere to be put under his spell. With his unmatched stage presence and magnetic personality, Jason works his crowds with a practiced flair. He is comfortable with all types of audiences. Jason’s entertainment style is comedic, enthusiastic, energetic and sincere, never dull, dry or clinical. Jason and his love of entertainment, appreciation and respect for his audience and participants are apparent to all.

As Jason develops a strong connection with his volunteers, they surrender to the power of suggestion to become talented musicians, hilarious ballet dancers and rock and roll legends giving the audience a show to be remembered!

You too could become a star! Guests are engaged and encouraged to participate in a wide variety of demonstrations designed to leave spectators amazed and thoroughly entertained.

The fun, the thrills, the uncontrollable laughter, it’s the most hilarious journey into the mind you will ever take! Witness the power of hypnosis! A guaranteed unforgettable experience!

 

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

Gliding Over Troubled Waters

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Derek Edwards – “ 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.

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