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The Stage is Set

The Stage Is Set For ‘Comfort & Joy’ This Holiday Season

– Confederation Centre Dec. 20 concert features Tara MacLean, Catherine MacLellan, Kinley Dowling, 

Vince the Messenger, Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors, Adam Brazier, and many more!

Islanders and patrons everywhere are invited to enjoy the holiday event of the season this December. Confederation Centre of the Arts is proud to present Comfort & Joyan old-fashioned holiday variety show featuring some of Atlantic Canada’s finest entertainers.

All three headliners will perform, a stirring performance from the Mi’kmaq Heritage ActorsGia Kierrah, and many more.

The performance will also be available to view from the comfort and joy of your couch or bedroom, as it will be live-streamed. For just $20, patrons can sip hot chocolate at home and take in a feel-good family concert featuring more than 20 artists, live from the Centre. 

Due to distancing and seating limitations, there are less than 300 tickets available for Comfort & Joy,and organizers expect the in-person seats to sell out quickly To book now, for live-stream or in-personconcert, visit confederationcentre.com, contact 902.566.1267, or visit the box office in person.

“Needless to say this has been a hard year for everyone, and we’re all due for some great live music and holiday cheer!” says Steve Bellamy, CEO of Confederation Centre. “It is so exciting to be hosting concerts and events again, and whether you wish to enjoy this concert at home or in the big room in person, we hope you’ll join us for a wonderful night of songs, spirit, and community.”

Additional features of this glittery variety show include a ballet performance of The Nutcracker; an all-star live band led by Music Director Natalie Williams Calhoun with Morgan Saulnier and Alan Dowling; and a live on-stage reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas, featuring a VERY special Island guest.


Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart

Postcards From the Island

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CCOA Unveils ‘Postcards from the Island’ Series 

-New series from ‘CIBC Confed Centre Presents’ features the Black Cultural Society of PEI, Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors, Tim Chaisson, Ashley Condon, & more!


Confederation Centre of the Arts is looking beyond its walls for its next act. Under the banner of CIBC Confed Centre Presents, the Centre will soon deliver Postcards from the Island, a weekly online series featuring a rich depth of creative pioneers and local artists in unique locations.

This new 12-part digital series from Director Adam Brazier will launch on Facebook and YouTube Premiere on Thursday, August 6 at 8 p.m. Each 8-10-minute episode will profile a unique Island talent performing and sharing conversation with Brazier, all set within a range of culturally significant venues.

“This series is a love letter to the rest of the country saying: we wish you were here, but since you can’t be, here’s a taste of the Island,” glows Brazier. “We have an opportunity to present something different right now, to get out beyond our centre and share some creative dialogue and moving performances with our patrons at home—wherever that may be.”

Upcoming episodes include Ashley Condon sharing songs and conversation with Brazier from her Montague-based Copper Bottom Brewing on August 13 and the 2020 Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors performing on location in Skmaqn-Port La-Joye-Fort Amherst National Historic site the following week.

The August 27 episode will include a conversation with Tamara Steele, president of the Black Cultural Society of P.E.I and performers DJ Jane Blaze, Selecta Chevron, Reequal Smith, and Joe Dames. The four will deliver a two-on-two DJ battle and breakdance piece from Historic Rochford Square, a central site within The Bog, where Charlottetown’s Black community lived for many years.

The premiere episode will launch on August 6 and cast the spotlight on the Centre’s own mainstage, the Homburg Theatre, featuring a joyful traditional set from Island mainstays Tim Chaisson and the Chaisson Family. Immediately following the online broadcast, this episode will also include a fan Q+A on Facebook Live with Tim Chaisson and Brazier.

The creative team behind the project includes an all-Island crew, led by Brazier and Director of Photography, Jason Rogerson.  Postcards from the Island will air every Thursday through to October 29, with each of the 12 episodes also archived on the Centre’s YouTube.

Future episodes airing this fall will include artists: Patricia Bourque, Lennie Gallant, Gordie MacKeeman, Scott Parsons, Gadelle, Atlantic String Machine, and Tara MacLean. Featured venues and attractions will include Dalvay by the Sea, The Dunes Studio Gallery & Café, Watermark Theatre, and more.

Special thanks are extended to program sponsor, CIBC. The Centre is thankful to the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their ongoing support.

PEI Professional Theatre Network


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

Legends in the Making

July 24, 2019 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm at The Guild
Next Generation Legends: A Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors Production


Let us take you through a journey to show you the wonderful and amazing history of the Mi’kmaq here on PEI! It is a fun walk through our history by learning the stories of our people. We have a story about an eagle that causes the wind, a boy who grows up with bears, a little girl who learns to believe in herself, and many new legends and songs for 2019 season!! We do this every year because we are proud of our culture and our history, and by sharing it, we preserve it for the next generation.

Featuring Richard Pellissier-Lush, Sean Lush, Keegan Bernard, Caleb Acorn, Jessica Francis, Riley Bernard, Julie Pellissier-Lush.

PEI Professional Theatre Network


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