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The 2020 Charlottetown Festival Playbill

Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™  – Homburg Theatre, June 3 to September 26

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The Festival’s crown jewel will return for its 56th consecutive season next summer, a testament to enduring story of an orphan girl who came from away and changed the Island forever. The classic is a humorous, touching, and truly athletic musical that will inspire your imagination, tickle your funny bone, and mesmerize you with both graceful and exhilarating singing and dancing

The Drowsy Chaperone Homburg Theatre, June 30 to September 26

You’ve never seen a show like this! A loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. This clever parody will sweep audiences away with show-stopping song and dance numbers. The cast is complete with a tap-dancing groom, bumbling best man, wise-cracking butler, desperate producer, misguided Don Juan, two goofy gangsters in disguise, and a tipsy chaperone!

Dear Rita The Mack, June 25 through September 25

Making its world premiere in 2020 is an inspiring new production celebrating the life and songs of one of the Maritimes’ most fierce and iconic singer-songwriters, Rita MacNeil. This musical love letter features traditional and new, reimagined arrangements of Rita’s songs weaving her lyrics into new perspectives and inviting her spirit and stories into the cabaret theatre.

Bed & Breakfast – The Mack, July 11 through September 26

When Brett inherits the family home, he and Drew move out of fast-paced Toronto to set up a B&B in a picturesque tourist town. But will these big city boys face friction in their new community?  With dozens of hilarious characters, all portrayed by two actors, Bed and Breakfast is a heartwarming comedy about being out in small town Canada, family skeletons in the closet, and finding a place to call home.\

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

Opera Wax Cylinders and First Nation

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $39.50 (tax & fees included)

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Jeremy Dutcher is a classically trained operatic tenor and composer who takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates, blending distinct musical aesthetics that shape-shift between classical, traditional, and pop to form something entirely new.

Dutcher’s debut release, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, involves the rearrangement of early 1900s wax cylinder field recordings from his community. “Many of the songs were lost because our musical tradition was suppressed by the Canadian government. I’m doing this work as there’s only about a hundred Wolastoqey speakers left. It’s crucial that we’re using our language because, if you lose the language, you’re losing an entire distinct way of experiencing the world.”

Jeremy Dutcher was awarded the Polaris Music Prize in 2018 for Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.

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

Calling All Craftspeople

Call for Proposals

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Calling all Craftspeople!
The Art Gallery and the PEI Crafts Council are collaborating on a fine craft exhibition, Creative Obsession, slated for summer 2020 in the Gallery. Interested artisans should submit their proposal on work they want considered for the exhibition to tsteele@confederationcentre.com or by mail to Confederation Centre Art Gallery, 145 Richmond St, Charlottetown, P.E., C1A 1J1.
Deadline for submisssions is Friday, November 29.

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

Who’s Your Daddy?

November 19, 2019 at 7:30pm

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The Guild is pleased to announce a special concert “The Guild Presents: Christmas Daddies!” on Tuesday November 19th starting at 7:30pm.

The evening boasts an amazing lineup of talented PEI artists, set to deliver their musical performances on stage at The Guild. The audience will be treated to musical selections from critically acclaimed PEI folk artist Catherine MacLellan, award winning singer/songwriter Tara MacLean along with Dylan Menzie with his sprawling vocal range and compelling approach to composition. Maritime Comedian Jimmy the Janitor, host of the PEI portion of the Christmas Daddies Telethon, will be MC for an evening that will also include performances by folk singer/songwriter Ashley Condon, well known singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jon Matthews, Americana style singer/songwriter Brian J. Dunn along with phenomenal step dancers Luka Hall and Abi McCarthy.

Admission to “The Guild Presents: Christmas Daddies!” is by donation at the door. These funds will help less fortunate Island children have a better Christmas. The Guild is located at 111 Queen Street in Charlottetown.

For more than 55 years, CTV’s CHRISTMAS DADDIES TELETHON has raised funds for Island and Maritime children facing economic hardship during the holiday season. To date, the organization has raised more than $32 million, with funds channeled toward gifts, clothing, and food for less-fortunate families and their children.

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

A Fascinating Ladies Christmas

Christmas in Victoria with The Fascinating Ladies

TWO SHOWS ONLY!
Nov. 30 @ 7:30 pm and Dec. 1 @ 2pm
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Celebrate the upcoming holiday season with two special shows at the Victoria Playhouse. Gather with friends and neighbors to enjoy great music and complimentary seasonal treats.

The Fascinating Ladies, starring Catherine O’Brien, Allison Kelly and Kelley Mooney, are back exploring holiday classics in the style of your favourite female artists from the last century! They’ll share their best-loved Christmas hits made popular by such greats as the Andrews Sisters, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, The Judds, Sarah McLachlan and more!

A Fascinating Ladies Christmas is a confection of favourites like White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Silent Night, and Christmas Waltz, with beautiful three-part harmonies – all wrapped up in The Fascinating Ladies style, with wit, warmth and good cheer!

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

Paying Homage to the Silence

Into the Silent Land

UPEI Wind Symphony

| Homburg Theatre

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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