The Island Summer Review is having a spirited run in its seventh summer at Harmony House Theatre. So this season, the performers and the theatre have decided to use some new technology to offer some old-style thanks.
On August 15, with the support of the one of the show’s major sponsors at honibe®, fans of The Island Summer Review can catch this year’s edition via Facebook Live.
When audience members talk to Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines about The Island Summer Review, they often say they’ve come back year-over-year to see the new show.
“We thought, what if someone’s not able to make it back to the Island this summer?” says show co-performer Patrick Ledwell. “Maybe we can offer a way to catch the show before it’s over, live from Hunter River.”
Starting at 7:55 pm on August 15, the theatre will use Facebook Live to share a streamed version of the show with subscribed viewers. To see the show broadcast, all audience members need to do in advance is click to “like” broadcast sponsor honibe®’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/honibe
Those who have joined the honibe® page in advance will receive lead-up notifications to tune in, and also when the video begins broadcasting. honibe® is a world-recognized PEI company that delivers honey in innovative products that contribute to health and wellness.
“We had over 900 people tune in for the initial broadcast last year, and were heartened by that response,” comments Ledwell. “One couple had come every summer, but with the husband recovering from surgery, this was the only way they could see the show together. That story alone made it all worthwhile.”
“We appreciate how honibe® is helping us say thanks to our audiences, in a creative new way,” remarks theatre co-owner Melanie Taylor. “Our partners have been so important in offering our summer season.”
To see the broadcast, join honibe® on Facebook, and watch for updates leading up to the August 15 Facebook Live broadcast.
The Island Summer Review continues live and all-new each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday night at 8 pm until August 30. For ticket details, visit Harmony House Theatre online at harmonyhousetheatre.com or call the TicketPro box office at 1-888-311-9090.