(l-r): Mike Ross, Alicia Toner, Kirk White (drums), Brielle Ansems and Greg Gale in 2021.

Inside American Pie

Returning to Harmony House after sell-out success last summer

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Harmony House is bringing the magic of Inside American Pie for its second straight summer. A concert-documentary built around the iconic Don MacLean song “American Pie,” this unique concert hybrid digs deep into the meaning of the #1 hit. Mike Ross and a team of top notch Island musicians inhabit the world that MacLean paints with his masterpiece single from 1971. We all know that it begins with the infamous plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, but where does it go from there?

Who is the jester that MacLean sings about? Where do the Beatles fit in? Who is the “girl who sang the blues?” Ross and his team attempt to answer these questions and more, performing unique and electrifying interpretations of songs and artists that are uncovered along the way. 

“I had no idea there was so much in that song,” comments Brielle Ansems, one of the performers in the show. “You think it’s about the plane crash but there’s so much more. The whole song is a time capsule of the 1960’s. The good, the bad and the incredible music that came out of one of the most tumultuous times in recent history.”

Inside American Pie is a great example of Harmony House’s unique concert experience that combines story & song, information and interpretation. Songs the audience thought they knew are heard as though for the first time—at times reflective, at times roof-shaking, and always from the heart.

The show opens June 24 and runs on Fridays and Saturdays until September 3.

For ticket details, visit Harmony House online at harmonyhousepei.com or call Ticketpro at 1-888-311-9090.