Getting Wonked

FRIDAY, JULY 20th, 2018, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
Adult: $20.75 (tax & fees included)
Children under 12: $16.15 (tax & fees included)

 

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The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s
mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald
Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene
Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a
scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he
stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars.
Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well
as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but
the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the
company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr.
Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.

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Local Photographer Exhibits at Watermark Theatre’s Gallery

The distinguished Canadian photographer from New Glasgow PEI, Lionel F. Stevenson, will have his works on display at Watermark Theatre’s gallery this summer.  Mr. Stevenson studied photography in Toronto and was awarded Canadian Photographer of the Year in 1967. In 1977 he founded a commercial photography and design studio, Camera Art in Charlottetown which he operated until his death in 2017.

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Lionel embarked on a great number of photographic projects, including “Elders of Island” which is a collection of 30 portraits of Island elders purchased by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, a series of architectural books with Scott Smith and “Document of Our Times” a 1978 exhibition at The Confederation Centre that recorded Island life.

In 2012-13 Lionel had a retrospective, “50 Years of Photographs” at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, which revealed to the viewer the range and dedication of his talent. To quote Pan Wendt, curator of Lionel’s retrospective, “If the photograph has always been a matter of evidence, Lionel Stevenson’s photographs are evidence not only of moments in the past but the lasting strength of the attentive hand and eye.”

The Watermark Gallery is a fine art gallery exhibiting original art created by local artists, it opens to the public on June 26th and is open daily except Sundays until August 31st. Call the theatre for operating hours at 902-963-3963.

For more information please contact Andrea Surich at 902-963-3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com

Save On the Flex Pass

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The Flex Pass is only available until June 21st, at $110.00 (tax and fees included), for FOUR admissions. Don’t miss your chance to save on great theatre, music, and storytelling this summer!

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Union Duke Drops In

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre.

All Seats: $29.50 (tax & fees included)

Union Duke is a Toronto folk quintet with an explosive live show. Blending folk with country, bluegrass and Indie rock, the group belts out soaring harmonies with three, four and even five voices. Always hardworking, the band travels back and forth across Canada playing to fans young and old. Their enthusiasm is infectious; they leave every audience smiling.

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Union Duke has played countless theatres and festivals including Mariposa, Lunenburg Folk Harbour, Summerfolk, Kingsville Folk festival and Kootenay Country Music Festival to name a few.  The band has received extensive airplay on Sirius XM, CBC radio and campus radio stations across Canada and the United States. For Union Duke videos and tunes check out www.unionduke.com

New Music for a Murder

Watermark Theatre is thrilled to have local PEI composer Leo Marchildon back at the theatre this summer composing music for their upcoming production of “Dial M For Murder” by Frederick Knott. Leo composed music for “Blithe Spirit” and “The Glass Menagerie” two years ago for the theatre to great acclaim.
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“I’m thrilled to be working once again with Watermark”, says Leo, “unlike my earlier scores for the theatre, I’ve decided with “Dial M” to focus on moods and textures rather than developing character themes, as the play revolves around plot development as opposed to character evolution. My score is reminiscent of the Hitchcockian thrillers of the ’50’s, yet laced with a contemporary sensibility through additional sound design. The slightly skewed harmonies in this score suggest that nothing is quite what it seems, and I hope this pervasive use of dissonance will help to enhance the sense of mystery and tension for the audience.”

Originally hailing from Toronto, Leo earned degrees in piano, organ, violin and composition before attending the University of Southern California graduate program in film scoring. He has since written for television, film, and stage as well as working as music editor for such TV shows as Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda and The Adventures of Sinbad. His score for the musical drama The Nine Lives of L.M. Montgomery precipitated his move to PEI in 2007. In 2017 he was commissioned by the PEI Symphony to compose “Song of a Tree” as part of the Cantata for Canada 150. He currently serves as organist/music director for St. Dunstan’s Basilica, is music supervisor for the Diocese of Charlottetown, and is the Atlantic representative for the National Council of Liturgical Music. He also conducts the PEI Pops!

Written in 1952, Dial M For Murder tells the frightening story of a husband planning the murder of his adulterous wife. He arranges the perfect crime by blackmailing a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her at a time when he has the perfect alibi. Of course, things do not turn out as planned. The play that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s film classic weaves an ever-tightening web of danger and deception. Full of twists, turns, and suspense, this gripping thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.

“Dial M For Murder” runs from June 26th to September 1st at the Watermark Theatre in North Rustico.

To book tickets go to watermarktheatre.com or call 902-963-3963

Watermark Theatre is a proud member of the PTN (Professional Theatre Network of PEI)

For more information please contact Andrea Surich at 902-963-3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com