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Stirring the Pot

Contempoary roots band Jabbour blends Cajun music with classic roots, Celtic, and old-time styles. The swinging rhythm and bilingual lyrics performed by these talented high-energy musicians will have your toes tapping at the Victoria Playhouse Monday August 8.

Jabbour

“This unique combo of Quebecois chansonnier Guillaume Jabbour, Durham County Poets bassist Carl Rufh, east coast collaborator Bill Collier and Bill Gossage has grown more cohesive with time. Now they’ve settled into a more mature sound that blends Cajun music with the classic roots stylings of acts like The Band and Neil Young – with nods to Celtic and old-time music.”

— Roots Music Canada

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Open Casket Opening

The highly anticipated world premiere of Open Casket, Open Mic is finally here! A limited number of tickets are still available for opening night on Friday, July 15. Open Casket, Open Mic also plays:Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30 Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 Sunday, July 24 at 2:00
Kristen Da Silva’s funny and heartfelt Beyond the Sea is also on. Sean McQuaid, theatre review for The Buzz says:  “Da Silva’s script, Charlotte Gowdy’s direction and the Nutter-Trithardt duo’s golden comedic chemistry probably gave me more and better laughs than any show I’ve seen in years.”Beyond the Sea plays:Saturday, July 16 at 7:30Sunday, July 17 at 2:00pmThursday, July 21 at 7:30 Friday, July 22 at 7:30
In concert this week: hailing from New Brunswick, Drowsy Maggie celebrates the traditional tunes of Atlantic Canada with fiddle, bodhran, and guitar. They’re sure to get your toes tapping! Drowsy Maggie plays on Monday, July 18 at 7:30pm

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It’s a Winner

Folks, we have a winner on our hands! Kristen Da Silva’s Beyond the Sea is up and running and The Buzz’s theatre reviewer Sean McQuaid says:

“Da Silva’s script, Charlotte Gowdy’s direction and the Nutter-Trithardt duo’s golden comedic chemistry probably gave me more and better laughs than any show I’ve seen in years”.

Read the full review here: https://buzzpei.com/ship-wracked/

You can catch Beyond the Sea this week at the Victoria Playhouse at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Call 1-800-925-2025 to book your tickets!

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Glad You Asked

Glad you asked! This year, Victoria Playhouse is proud to presents its 40th season, but we would not be here without our wonderful patrons and donors. Looking for a way to show your support in 2022?
Make a donation! Victoria Playhouse is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization and your donation is 100% tax deductible. We gratefully accept donations large and small. Every gift is important and every Private Sponsor matters to us!

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On the Other Side of the Lid

A world premiere by the playwright who brought us Dear Rita and Tompkinsville!

What happens when a funeral home tries to make some extra cash by hosting an Open Mic in its spare room? Absolute mayhem!   

Great Aunt Doonie’s life is being celebrated tonight and her family is furious that the power ballads are drowning out her eulogy. Our Open Mic Host is also the funeral director; dealing with wacky musical folks and mourners’ meltdowns is quickly driving him batty. Things ramp up even further when an amateur medium finally graduates to professional, as spirits from the “other side” suddenly appear amidst the pandemonium. They’re here to get this party started… amongst other unfinished business. 

Open Casket Open Mic is a wild, musical adventure at the place where the living and the dead meet — a funeral home. 

It is at the Victoria Playhouse this summer.

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On the End of the Pier

On a pier in a small town a pair of strangers begin a conversation that will change the destiny of two lost souls forever. 

Theo is waiting for a date who is well past overdue and Gwen is manning the ticket booth for the Ghost Tour that promises a vision of the mournful Woman in White. Theo and Gwen explore love, loss, and the importance of looking forward. With humour and heart, they show us that no one is perfect … and in the end, that may be our greatest strength. Beyond the Sea is a story about the importance of human connection told with wit and empathy through two unforgettable characters.

Beyond the Sea debuted to sold out audiences at The Lighthouse Theatre Festival in 2021 and Gary Smith of The Hamilton Spectator called it “pure wonderful theatre”! It is at the Victoria Playhouse this summer.

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