Review: Into the Den

Personal Trainor

Accomplished PEI stage and screen veteran Dennis Trainor is a longtime ensemble contributor who is seldom billed as a solo star. A far fuller picture ...

Review: Popalopalots

Improv comedy at its finest

If you’re in the mood for highly energetic, side-splitting improv comedy, you won’t find a better performance in town than the Popalopalots. The p...

Riding the Rails

Confederation Players celebrate 100 years of CN Rail

Confederation Players are marking two milestones this summer: the 100th anniversary of their program sponsor, CN Rail, and the 30th anniversary of the...

Look Who’s Home

The Island Summer Review with Patrick and Mark

The Island Summer Review  is returning to the theatre at Harmony House in Hunter River, with its new edition. The show has become an annual traditi...

Kronborg cast

Opening June 21 in the Homburg Theatre at Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical returns to The Charlotte...

Highland Storm

Celtic variety show in Summerside all summer

Highland Storm, presented by The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada along with Confederation Bridge, plays in July and August in S...

Hamlet Rock Musical

Shakespeare-inspired Kronborg opens June 21

“To be or not to be” is the most famous question in all of drama. And it is around this central question that the history of Kronborg—The Hamlet...

Live and well

Summer full of entertainment in Georgetown

Kings Playhouse summer season begins with a dance-a-thon event called We Like to Move It. In partnership with Participaction and Go! East PEI, Kings P...

Watermark Theatre casting update

Hannah Wayne-Phillips joins the company

There is a slight change to the casting for Watermark’s 2019 summer season. Kathyrn McCormack, previously announced as a member of the 2019 summer s...

A chat with Charlotte

Charlotte Gowdy to direct Crimes of the Heart

Charlotte Gowdy will direct Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley in Watermark Theatre’s 2019 summer season. Q: What excites you about the play Crimes...

38th season at Victoria Playhouse

Opening with Where You Are on June 25

The Victoria Playhouse opens its 38th season of live professional theatre on June 25 with the comedy Where You Are by Canadian playwright Kristen Da S...

Monique Lafontaine

Jill-of-all-trades

“One of my favourite days at the Confederation Centre is when the (performing) company comes over,” says Monique Lafontaine fondly, anticipating a...

Review: 12 Angry Women

Fiercer by the Dozen

Reginald Rose’s 12 Angry Men started life as a 1954 TV special. It’s been reworked in a host of stage and screen incarnations since then, but TV...

Key roles cast

Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™

Artistic Director Adam Brazier has announced select casting for the 55th consecutive season of Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™. Connor Lucas wi...

Mamma Mia!

Cast members announced for 2019 production at Charlottetown Festival

The Charlottetown Festival returns to an idyllic Greek island for Mamma Mia! this summer, and rehearsals are underway for the first leg of the show’...

Parent and Ritchie

As Anne and Gilbert at The Guild this season

Rebecca Parent and Hugh Ritchie star in the 2019 production of Anne & Gilbert-The Musical, beginning April 30 at The Guild in Charlottetown. For ...

This summer at The Guild

Highlights include the mainstay production of Anne & Gilbert: The Musical; Meanwhile In Ward 16, a new sketch comedy show by Islander Rob MacDonal...

Actors announced for Where You Are

Summer production at Victoria Playhouse

Victoria Playhouse has announced the cast of Kristen Da Silva’s Where You Are. Islanders Helen Killorn and Benton Hartley return to the Playhouse st...

Feast Dinner Theatre

Two different Feasts

Crazy Rich Islanders Rodd Charlottetown Hotel A couple of passionate Islanders are ready to pitch their weird and wacky business ideas to a panel of...

Celebrating the life

The Charlottetown Festival remembers Fen Watkin

The Confederation Centre of the Arts community is mourning the passing of Joseph Fenwick “Fen” Watkin, O.C. Watkin was a founding member of the te...

Where You Are

Introducing Canadian playwright Kristen Da Silva at Victoria Playhouse

Victoria Playhouse will produce Kristen Da Silva’s new play Where You Are as part of its 2019 Festival Season. Canada’s most produced playwright, ...

Relaxed performances at the Centre

With the support of the Autism Society of PEI, the Confederation Centre is working with its Charlottetown Festival production team to make two perform...

Kronborg—the Hamlet Rock Musical

Opening June 21

“To be or not to be” is the most famous question in all of drama. And it is this question that Kronborg—the Hamlet Rock Musical, like the Shakes...

Sadie off the Rails

Cast introduced

Young at Heart Theatre has announced the casting for Sadie Off the Rails, written by Diane Barnes and Wade Lynch, with musical arrangements by Don Fra...

Cast in place

Watermark Theatre

Watermark Theatre’s 2019 Acting Company will include two local PEI actors, two actors from Halifax, and two from Toronto. Cornwall born and Emyvale ...

7 Stories

Magnificent Seven

Your old-timey observer’s been at this reviewing racket long enough that I inevitably cover certain plays more than once – and Morris Panych’s s...

Salt-Water Moon

Helen Killorn and Justin Shaw in David French play this summer

This summer The Guild in Charlottetown presents one of Canada’s most celebrated pieces of theatre, Salt-Water Moon by David French. It’s a splend...

Changes at Victoria Playhouse

New Executive Director and General Manager

The Board of Directors of the Victoria Playhouse has announced that Emily Smith has been hired as the Executive Director and Susan Williams Bulman wil...

Indian River Festival: 2019 season

Concert program announced for historic St. Mary’s Church 

The Indian River Festival, now in it’s 24th year, presents folk, jazz, blues, roots, classical, choral, traditional and contemporary music presented...

Victoria Playhouse

38th season announced

The Victoria Playhouse will open its 38th season on June 28 with the new Canadian comedy Where You Are. The latest play by Kristen Da Silva is a heart...

This Year’s Anne

Emma Rudy will be the 19th Anne Shirley at the Centre

Artistic Director of Confederation Centre of the Arts Adam Brazier has announced that Emma Rudy will become the 19th actor to play Anne Shirley in Ann...

Grace Kimpinski

The Producer

Grace Kimpinski has produced or co-produced a theatre show every few months for almost five years—but this year, she’s preparing for ten shows in ...

PEI director

Charlotte Gowdy to direct Crimes of the Heart at Watermark

Watermark Theatre has announced that Charlotte Gowdy will direct Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley in their 2019 summer season. Born and raised on t...

PEI Arts Grants

Successful applicants for 2019

PEI Arts Grants for 2019 were recently announced. They are: Megan Stewart—To create the 2019 River Clyde Pageant with co-director Ker Wells; Arie...

Shining the light

Spotlight Theatre in Summerside

In early November a water pipe burst behind the costume room of Spotlight School of Arts Inc. in Summerside. Most of the costumes used by the school w...

What we need

The Four Tellers

Stellar performers David Weale, Alan Buchanan, Gary Evans and Dennis King would agree that nobody can really pinpoint what exactly accounted for the h...

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