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Miller and Ross On Tap

Just booked my first live gig since last summer! Here on Prince Edward Island, they’ve been incredibly effective at keeping Covid at bay (less than 200 total cases and ZERO, count ’em, ZERO Covid deaths). So they can actually book indoor shows here with limited capacity. Amazing. Brooke Miller and I are thrilled that we’ll be playing the Victoria Playhouse in Victoria-by-the-Sea, PEI, Canada on Monday, July 26, 2021! Hope you can make it if you’ll be on the Island this summer. More details as they arise.

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Victoria Announces 2021 Season

We’re back for 2021! And while some things may be a little different than you’re used to at Victoria Playhouse, we’re determined to offer the magical experience of live theatre that you’ve come to expect from us.Two irresistible, funny, entertaining shows playing all summer long!
Off The Grid by John Spurway Our season begins with Off The Grid, the first Atlantic Canadian production of Fredericton playwright John Spurway.  Marty is an architect anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid”. Her husband Leonard is a loans officer who has reluctantly agreed to spend a week without his creature comforts. While Leonard adjusts to life without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet, Marty gets some guidance from Lowell, their reclusive next-door neighbour, who has been living in the middle of nowhere for two years. But Leonard is wary of this recluse. It seems like Lowell might be hiding something… but he’s not the only one keeping secrets! Off The Grid will be directed by Mark Fraser and features Melissa Kramer, who starred in the Playhouse production of Dancing Lessons in 2018; Lee J. Campbell, who patrons may recognize from our 2017 production of On A First Name Basis; and Jim Fowler, a Nova Scotia resident and veteran of stage and screen.
The Good Time Radio Variety Show We are thrilled to present Farmgate Theatre’s original production The Good Time Radio Variety Show!The Playhouse will be transformed into the sound stage of Island Radio Station CRPO for the weekly broadcast of The Good Time Radio Variety Show. A modern take on the classic radio variety show complete with music, mystery, comedy, adventure, and thrilling sound effects all performed live in front of a studio audience. It’s always a good time for a good time! The all-star cast includes nationally recognized performers who all make PEI their home. Actors Julain Molnar and Cameron MacDuffee are regulars at the Charlottetown Festival and musicians Karen Graves and Adam Hill are members of the award-winning Atlantic String Machine. Director Charlotte Gowdy’s credits include the Stratford Festival, PEI’s Watermark Theatre and two previous shows for the Victoria Playhouse.

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Get In On the Act

Casting for John Spurway’s Off The Grid, which will run this summer at Victoria Playhouse. Martha and Len are living “off the grid” for a week in a remote rental home while they celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. Len is reluctant from the outset, instead preferring creature comforts like TV and the internet. With a sharp wit and a flare for the over-dramatic, Len’s distaste for roughing it turns into a genuine concern for their safety when they encounter their sketchy neighbor Lowell, who by Len’s reckoning, appears to be plotting to kill them.We are seeking to cast one actor of approximately 35 to 40 years of age. Good sense of comedic timing. Sardonic. Playful in an ironic sense. Any ethnicity. Male identifying. Please prepare a 2 minute contemporary comedic monologue and submit, along with headshot and resume, to emily@victoriaplayhouse.com.

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Seasons Greetings From Victoria

Is there a theatre fan or a live music lover on your Christmas list?Put a Victoria Playhouse Gift Certificate in their stocking! Our Gift Certificates are available in any denomination, will never expire, and we can provide you with a printable certificate with a custom message for the lucky recipient. Please call our Box Office 1-800-925-2025 before noon on December 23rd to purchase.
Thank you to all those who were able to donate to Victoria Playhouse in 2020! Your generosity and your kind messages of support have been a real bright spot in a challenging year. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of Victoria Playhouse, thank you from the bottoms of our hearts!If you wish to donate, there is still time to make a contribution and receive a 2020 tax deductible receipt. Donations can be made online through CanadaHelps. Click to Visit CanadaHelps Online Or call us at 1-800-925-2025. From everyone at Victoria Playhouse, Happy Holidays and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!
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In the Air

Join us for some (safe) holiday cheer! Two shows here at the Victoria Playhouse – Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 pm. Call us at 1-800-925-2025 to book your tickets.

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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.

In the Air

Christmas in the Air concert at three P.E.I. theatres from Nov. 26-Dec. 20.The concerts will take place at The Guild in Charlottetown, The Kings Playhouse in Three Rivers and Victoria Playhouse in Victoria-By-The-Sea.It will use the same personnel that created the Songs of Anne & Gilbert: The Musical and be in the same style.It will feature 11 Island singers-songwriters and musicians, performing new arrangements of Christmas songs by Lennie Gallant, Rita MacNeil, Nancy White, David Myles, Suzie Wilde and Heather Rankin.

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

Sprucing Up the Past

Amy recently spent some time touching up the faded lettering on this plaque that honours veterans of the First World War from the community of Victoria. A second plaque at the Victoria Playhouse honours Second World War and Korean Conflict veterans. Many of the family names on these plaques can still be found in the community today!

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