Why Support the Victoria Playhouse?
The Victoria Playhouse, housed in the historic Victoria Community Hall, has produced 36 professional Festival Seasons, and is firmly established as a treasured Island tradition. As a not for profit organization we rely upon the support of individuals, businesses and public funders to help us present the annual Playhouse Festival. Your donation will help ensure the historic theatre in the tiny community of Victoria by the Sea continues to thrive. Thank you.
Ways you can give to the Victoria Playhouse
- Click on the Donate Now button on this page.
- By credit card by calling 902-658-2370
- Mail a cheque made out to ‘Victoria Playhouse Inc.’ to Victoria Playhouse, PO Box 83, Victoria, PE, C0A 2G0
All donations are 100% tax deductible and an official receipt will be issued.
For more information you are invited to email the Victoria Playhouse or call General Managers, Emily Smith or Pat Stunden Smith, at 902-658-2370. The Victoria Playhouse also provides opportunities for sponsorship and planned gifting.
Thank You to our Private, Business and Public supporters. We couldn’t do it without you!
September 12 – 16 → Fascinating Ladies
A Young at Heart Theatre Production
Written and directed by Catherine O’Brien
Starring Allison Kelly, Kelley Mooney and Catherine O’Brien
Fascinating Ladies is a tribute to the great girl groups of the last century, performed by three talented Island gals! This delightful musical revue takes the audience on a journey from the 1920s to the 1970s, featuring memorable songs from such legendary female ensembles as The Boswell Sisters, The Andrews Sisters, The Exciters, and The Chordettes, interwoven with stories of life on PEI from each era. Including songs like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Tell Him, Sentimental Journey, Java Jive, In His Kiss: The Shoop Shoop Song, and more, this show will transport you in a fascinating way!
Fascinating Ladies was originally conceived by Julain Molnar & Catherine O’Brien.
Musical Arrangements are by Sean Ferris with additional arrangements by Max Keenlyside.
September 7 – 9 → The Four Tellers
After three years of playing to packed houses in theatres across the Island The Four Tellers return to Victoria with their latest storytelling show called
The Last Laugh.
As in previous years the show is comprised, for the most part, of four friends and master-storytellers, Denny King, Gary Evans, Alan Buchanan and David Weale, sitting around a table swapping stories of the Island that invariably have the audience roaring with laughter, or sometimes, brushing aside a tear.
Also, woven into the storytelling are the sparkling musical arrangements of Rachael Beck and Bennett Buell.
The unique charm of the Tellers is the spontaneous, unscripted quality of the show which allows the audience to feel they are right there, in the kitchen, as the stories roll out, one drawing the next, like tissues out of a box.
As one reviewer, Gordon Cobb, wrote: “Between the hoots and the hollers and the almost tears, there is the feeling in the theatre of being fully human. And fully alive. Catch it while you can.”
Catch the Tellers at the Victoria Playhouse.
A wonderfully titled comedy about parents who know too much or know too little about their kids and the journey of discovery, or: how to pull your head out of the sand and stop being an ostrich.
But wait, the show tells us that is a myth. Just as it’s a myth to call this play by Matt Murray just a comedy. This is a comedy with heart.
The zany insightful show is at the Victoria Theatre through September 2nd.
Guitar, saxophone, huge songwriting and a voice that won him a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Singer, Ian Sherwood Brings The Light to every stage he stands on. A born storyteller and a constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy. Whether it’s a theatre show or large festival stage, his persona is irresistible and completely destroys fourth walls.
When not touring the UK, US or all across Canada Sherwood produces for other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He most recently won a 2017 Robert Merritt for Outstanding Original Score for the play “Tompkinsville”. He was named Best Male Artist of the Year by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year. Bob Mersereau of CBC Radio, Fredericton described him as “… a natural performer who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs.”
Ian Sherwood is at the Victoria Theatre Monday night at 7:30 on August 27th