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Working on the Clampdown

Confederation Centre of the Arts will be closed to the public as of Tuesday December 8. This follows the Chief Public Health Office’s (CPHO) instigation of a two-week ‘circuit breaker’ approach to protocols, extending until December 21.

This closure includes the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, the Confederation Centre Public Library, The Story of Confederation, and other arts education offerings. The remaining 2020 dance umbrella classes are cancelled, and the program will resume in the new year.

The Centre’s two scheduled holiday concerts, Comfort & Joy (Dec. 20) and The East Pointers (part of Capital New Year, Dec. 30-31) are tentative at this time, pending updates from CPHO. Depending on the unfolding public health situation, one or both of these concerts may proceed and patrons are asked to hold on to their tickets and watch confederationcentre.com<http://www.confederationcentre.com&gt; and Centre social media for updates in the next week.

Patrons with ticketing questions can contact the Centre’s box office via email, boxoffice@confederationcentre.com<mailto:boxoffice@confederationcentre.com>. All Confederation Centre staff are still available via email and phone and are either working from home or safely on-site.

Patrons are also reminded that year-end giving is still available at this time, with options to give online at confederationcentre.com/donate<http://www.confederationcentre.com/donate&gt; or via mail: 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, PE, C1A1J1. End-of-year donations must be received by December 31, 2020 in order to receive a taxation receipt.


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Expand Your Horizons

The Guild’s Musical Theatre Classes are EXPANDING! Since The Guild has started Musical Theatre Programming for children, it has blossomed into a very successful Musical Theatre School! So, why not take it a bit further? The Guild will now be offering classes in Broadway Tap Dance for youth, Junior and Intermediate Hip Hop, Teen and Adult Tap as well as Step for all ages!Our Music Theatre School director is Lori Linkletter. Lori Linkletter owns and operates Linkletter Music Studio in Charlottetown, teaching voice, piano, theory, history, harmony and Music Theatre. Ms. Linkletter has studied at Sheridan College Music theatre program, The Glenn Gould School of music, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto obtaining her Performance and Teaching Certificates in 1997. Ms. Linkletter’s principal voice teacher was Paul Massel, and her piano teachers were Jenny Regher and Charlene Biggs. Lori studied choral conducting techniques with Dr. Tuttle at the Royal Conservatory of Music and sang with the Eastminister United Church Choir under the direction of Alan Coffin. Lori taught at the studio of Paul Massel at the royal conservatory of Music, Toronto where she taught private students, beginning male singing techniques and conducted the 150 member beginner’s chorus before returning to PEI in 1997.Instructing our specialized dance classes is Kennedy Leard? Kennedy is a recent graduate from Randolph College for the Performing Arts in Toronto, and has also earned a diploma in Theatre Performance at Holland College School of Performing Arts on Prince Edward Island. Kennedy has been in Anne and Gilbert as “Gertie Pye” for five consecutive years and has full training as a choreographer and a dance captain in many musical productions such as Bring it On the Musical, and Happy Days the Musical and is thrilled to be back on the island to teach! “I’m so excited to have Kennedy return to the Guild MTS as a Graduate from the Randolph school of performing arts in Toronto.” Lori Linkletter

We’re so excited to get these new classes underway, but spaces are very limited! Register on our website theguildpei.com or call (902)620-3333 today to snag your spot!

Media Contact Alanna Jankov – CEO The Guild 9026203475.


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Coming Right Up

Charlottetown Musical Concerts and The Guild co-present the holiday musical theatre celebration, Cocktails & Candy Canes at The Guild (111 Queen Street Street) on Monday,
December 21 and Tuesday, December 22.

Show times are 6:00pm and 8:30pm (2 performances per evening: 90-minute duration) and advanced tickets [highly recommended] are $25.00 (reserved seating).

New to the scene, Charlottetown Musical Concerts adds to the region’s vibrant performing arts landscape. Professional musical theatre talents kick it up in a festive evening of holiday song! From
sacred to scintillating, jazz to gospel – and all musical styles in between, Cocktails & Candy Canes is an entertaining evening not to be missed!

One part simplicity, one part stylishly chic. Shaken – not stirred!

Cocktails & Candy Canes features professional musical theatre artists Jessica Burrett, Caroline Burton, Réjean Cournoyer, Jessica Gallant, Jacob Hemphill, Colin Kelly, Melissa MacKenzie, Brandon Roy, Luc Trottier, Emma Wright-Rudy, and Christopher Wilson.

Purchase your tickets by visiting theguildpei.com or by calling (902)620-3333!

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A Christmas to Remember

A Christmas to Remember returns to the City of Charlottetown’s Wintertide Holiday Festival featuring a lineup of some of PEI’s finest entertainers such a Joey Kitson, Catherine O’Brien, Caroline Bernard, Don Fraser, and The Reindeer Express band! Livestreaming from the Confed Centre Mainstage on Saturday November 28 at 7:30 pm as a part of the City’s Wintertide Holiday Festival.


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

Rocking the Rafters

The East Pointers Ready to Rock the Rafters December 30 and 31

JUNO Award-Winners return to Confederation Centre; 300 tickets available each night

Islanders searching for the must-see concert of the season should circle December 30 and 31 as Confederation Centre of the Arts is sending 2020 out with a bang. Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre presents two nights with the internationally acclaimed pop-folk trio, The East Pointers

The JUNO-Award winning trio sold out the 1,100-seat Mainstage one year ago, and now return ready to rock the hall in a time when everyone needs a good night out. Special thanks are extended to performance sponsor, KKP.

Just 300 tickets are available per night, due to social distancing guidelines. 

“The East Pointers are one of the most requested acts we hear about, and it’s always a full, fun house when they come to the Centre,” says Darcy Campbell, director of winter programming. “We’re thrilled to host them for two nights, and sign off on 2020 in style!”

With Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic grooves, trance-like breakdowns, and three-part harmonies, Tim Chaisson, Koady Chaisson, and Jake Charron capture the furious energy of their live shows and push the boundaries of folk while lighting a new path for a new generation of music lovers. The music trailblazers have performed more than 500 live shows world-wide in the past five years, but nothing beats a hometown crowd during the holidays. 

Tickets are limited, so patrons should act fast. Appreciation is extended to the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Province of Prince Edward Island, and the City of Charlottetown.


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

Amazing Tales of the Atlantic

Amazing Tales of the Atlantic is a live radio play anthology series celebrating the unique residents of the Atlantic.On December 23rd, we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring you the Amazing Tales of the Atlantic Christmas Special presented by the Guild!Each holiday tale will be brought to life in the style of old time radio by our incredible cast of Island actors and comedians along with LIVE sound effects! And for some extra cheer we are bringing along a special guest or two!Our holiday tales are…The DDT Detectives – “Muscle Santa” – Crusher Kevin Cormier and Dashing David Doiron go undercover to investigate a series of thefts from a toy drive. Thefts that are allegedly being perpetrated by a holiday hating monster known as the Grabbus.The B’ylight Zone – “There Will Be Eggnog” – Alone on christmas eve, a crotchety old oil conglomerate president is visited by three chilling shades. Each shows him visions of what has been, what is, and what is yet to be. Will he change his ways and enrich the lives of those around him?Anne of the Green Planet – “Are You There Santa? It’s Me, GilBot” – It’s Christmas time on Avonlea Space Station and GilBot Blythe, a totally normal human teen boy, is shocked to learn that he is the only one who still believes in Santa. After an entity claiming to be Santa appears, will GilBot still want to believe?Entry is $20 at the door, seats can be reserved in advance by contacting The Guild, 111 Queen Street, Charlottetown or by calling (902) 620-3333!


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