The 2022 Charlottetown Festival at Confederation Centre of the Arts includes productions across the Centre’s three venues—Tell Tale Harbour, Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™, Betty’s Song, and Hey Viola!
“This Festival will be a celebration of our region, and the people who help to define what it means to be from Atlantic Canada,” explains Adam Brazier, artistic director of performing arts at the Centre. “There is a common thread of East Coast resilience and community woven throughout every show this summer.”
Tell Tale Harbour will kick off The Charlottetown Festival with preview performances starting June 14. The musical tells the story of a struggling Atlantic fishing village looking for a miracle. An opportunity arises to bring a state-of-the-art frozen french fry facility to town, but there’s just one major obstacle; to secure the factory, the harbour must have a full-time resident doctor. Realizing this might be their last chance to save their beloved community, the townspeople come together to charm an interim doctor into moving there permanently. Co-written by and starring Alan Doyle, this new musical is hilarious, heartfelt, and full of East Coast pride.
After a two-year hiatus, Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™ also returns to the mainstage with preview performances starting June 18. This family musical tells the poignant and funny story of a freckle-faced, red-haired orphan named Anne Shirley. Featuring a new cast, this Canadian classic is a humorous, touching, and truly athletic musical that will inspire the imagination, tickle the funny bone, and mesmerize the audience with its graceful and exhilarating singing and dancing.
Tickets for all performances are on sale now and can be purchased online at confederationcentre.com, via phone at 1-800-565-0278, or in person at the Centre’s box office.