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Review: Meanwhile in Ward 16

Brilliant Mistakes

“I was a fine idea at the time,” Elvis Costello once sang. “Now I’m a brilliant mistake.” That lyric’s been on your susceptible scribbler...

Review: Crimes of the Heart

According to the principle of Chekhov’s gun, any firearm that appears in the first act of a play must be shot by the third, the point being to exclu...

Review: Boeing Boeing

Ready for Take-Off

In comedy, they say timing is everything, and the fleet-footed comedic farce Boeing Boeing at the Watermark Theatre revolves around a very specific ti...

Review: Highland Storm

College of Piping July 8 – August 15 Performed by House Band: Peter Gallant, Christine Gallant, Max Gallant, and Gilbert Arsenault. Pipe Band: ...

Review: Heaven to Me

Songs & Stories of Prince Edward Island

If you’re looking for one more reason to love summer in Prince Edward Island, I have one for you. The P.E.I. Brewing Company is playing host to t...

Review: Searching for Abegweit

The Island Songs and Stories of Lennie Gallant

Harbourfront Theatre July 9, 10, 23 & 24; August 13, 14, 27 & 28 Performed by Lennie Gallant (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, bodhran), Jer...

Review: The Island Summer Review

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused. Who originally said that I cannot tell you, but I can tell you ...

Review: Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical

Remounting a production at the Charlottetown Festival after an absence of 45 years, particularly one that had been as popular during its initial two-y...

Review: Where You Are

Victoria Playhouse June 25-July 28 Performed by Francine Deschepper (Glenda), Debra Lynne McCabe (Suzanne), Helen Killorn (Beth), and Benton Hartl...

Review: Ross Family Ceilidh

A rousing, toe-tapping good time

The finest in Scottish and Acadian inspired Island roots music was brought to life in a lively, energetic performance by the Ross Family at The Guild ...

Review: Culture Shock

3x2 = Funny

Lorne Elliott usually works alone. He’s not antisocial – the witty, wild-haired comedian/actor/writer/musician has dabbled in many collaborations ...

Review: Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™

Sweet 19

For your anglophile analyst, the Charlottetown Festival’s endless run of Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™ feels a bit like the British sci-fi...

Review: Tellers and Tunes

An evening of Island music and storytelling

On Monday, June 24, a near-capacity crowd gathered at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown for an exciting, hilarious evening of rich Island storytelling...

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...

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...

Review: PEI Symphony Orchestra

Climb every mountain

The PEI Symphony Orchestra brought its 51st season to conclusion spectacularly on April 14, presenting “The World of Mahler 3” under the direction...

Review: 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...

Review: PEI Symphony Orchestra

Perhaps I should preface this review, perhaps I should preface every review, with a disclaimer: I am no music expert. I’m not what PEISO violinist M...

Anne of Green Gables: The Book

I didn’t know until I read Lucy Maud Montgomery’s biography last year that Anne of Green Gables was her first published book. I also didn’t know...

Review: An Improvised Christmas Carol

Yule Be Amazed

Charles Dickens’ classic 1843 novella A Christmas Carol has been reprinted, adapted, imitated and lampooned endlessly, so coming up with a new spin ...

Review: Four One-Act Comedies Did by Rob MacDonald

We Was Robbed 

Ye olde reviewer last visited The Guild to watch a musical based on an Anne of Green Gables novel, so it neatly bookends the month to be back there a ...

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