Tag: theatre

Review: Punch Up

Underground Comedy

PEI’s fringe theatre imports often consist primarily of whatever lands in the Island Fringe Festival each summer; but new local company Desert Islan...

Review: The Shame of the Meek

The Shame of the Meek is a deceptively simple show, yet also oddly complex. It’s simple structurally and conceptually – it’s a show about unwed ...

To the Power of Five

Play about PEI’s 1993 Women in Politics now online

The stage performance, To the Power of Five: 1993 PEI Women in Politics, can now be viewed online. The play, through story and song, depicts the one a...

Marti Hopson

Finding a home

Marti Hopson of Wheatley River counts her role as president of the board for ACT (a community theatre), in its 25th anniversary year, as one of her fi...

Ready to celebrate

ACT (a community theatre) will be 25 years old in 2020

The party hasn’t started yet but members of PEI theatre group, ACT (a community theatre), are already looking to 2020—the 25th anniversary. ACT...

Doubt: A Parable

Sandstone Productions presents play at Watermark in November

Decades of predatory behavior. Traumatized victims. Re-location of suspected abusers to avoid scandal. A society willing to turn a blind eye out of fe...

Fall to spring

Harbourfront Theatre line-up announced for October through April

Harbourfront Theatre has published its fall 2019 to spring 2020 line-up this month with shows announced from October through April. “We have a lot ...

Ready for 2020

Confed Centre announces Charlottetown Festival season

Artistic Director Adam Brazier has revealed the playbill for The 2020 Charlottetown Festival at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown. “For ma...

Punch Up

Fringe-winning comedy at Watermark and The Guild

The Funniest Man Alive tries to help the Most Pathetic Guy Ever make the Saddest Girl in the World laugh. That sounds like the beginning of a great jo...

Feast Dinner Theatre: Baby It’s Cold Outside

New production written by Feast veteran Aaron Ellis

Feast Dinner Theatre’s latest Christmas production, Baby It’s Cold Outside, written by Feast veteran Aaron Ellis, is about a journalist trying to ...

Realizations

Remount of 2018 Fringe Festival production

The Guild in Charlottetown presents a remount of Realizations, a sold-out production from the 2018 Island Fringe Festival. Written by Kandace Hagen ...

Kronborg to tour

David Carver Music acquires touring rights

Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced that David Carver Music has acquired the world-wide touring rights to the acclaimed Kronborg—The Haml...

Spinning Yarns

Q & A with show creator Stephen Guy-McGrath

This summer the Charlottetown Festival presents Spinning Yarns at the Mack. Set in Newfoundland in the early 1980s, this play brings to life a world o...

The experience

Talking with members of the Young Company

The TD Young Company is back for another year at the Charlottetown Festival and its production of Aqsarniit with some new and former company members. ...

Anncademy Awards

Audience reactions to Feast Dinner Theatre in Summerside

There’s an ear-splitting cackle that sends tables erupting in laughter as the character Imogen, a grumpy old woman, hunches over the microphone as t...

Mamma Mia! run

Popular musical returns for August and September at Charlottetown Festival

As the ABBA lyric reads, “Here we go again!” Confederation Centre of the Arts is set to raise the curtain for one of the most popular musicals in ...

St Peters Courthouse Theatre

Theatre, music, storytelling, poetry and escapes

St Peters Courthouse Theatre is located in an historic building overlooking St Peter’s Bay. Once again this year the theatre is offering a variety o...

Local talent at Watermark Theatre

Jenna Marie and Jacob Hemphill act their parts

The people of Prince Edward Island never fail to be proud when their young folk step up to demonstrate their talent. This year Watermark Theatre has c...

In the Wake of the Tale

River Clyde Pageant in New Glasgow

In the Wake of the Tale is the fourth edition of The River Clyde Pageant, the annual outdoor spectacle on land and water in New Glasgow. The River Cly...

All the world’s a Fringe

August 1–5, 2019

This year’s Island Fringe Festival (IFF) features 10 acts of theatre, music, comedy, dance and more. IFF chooses acts from a lottery to be performed...

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: 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...

Summer fun at Kings Playhouse

Music, theatre, storytelling and more

Georgetown fills with the spirit of live music, theatre and storytelling this summer at Kings Playhouse. Sundays begin with a High Tea at the Playho...

Anne debut

Emma Rudy stars as Anne Shirley number 19

The Charlottetown Festival has been presenting Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™  for 55 consecutive summers and this season the 19th Anne Shirle...

We Are The Champions

Feast Dinner Theatre

Summerside Feast Dinner Theatre cast is ready to whip out one-liners, sing, play, and serve, the musical comedy We Are the Champions. J. Adam Basset...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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, ...

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