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Stride to Turn the Tide

Stride to Turn the Tide is a grassroots initiative of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. Wal [ ... ]

Exhibit space available

The Holman's Ice Cream Parlour is pleased to exhibit artwork at their historical location at 286 Fit [ ... ]

Down by the river

Down by the river

Artists from various disciplines across Prince Edward Island have been awarded government grants to pursue their craft. A total of $100,000 was awarded to 32 projects by established and emerging artists in film and media arts, music, theatre, crafts, visual arts, interdisciplinary arts, writing and publishing.

With the assistance of Michelle MacCallum, Arts Community Liaison Officer with the PEI
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Victoria Playhouse: Meet the cast

Victoria Playhouse: Meet the cast
Martha Irving returns to perform in two productions

The Victoria Playhouse has announced that Martha Irving is returning to perform in two productions this summer, The Birds and The Bees by Mark Crawford and On A First Name Basis by Norm Foster.

A popular actor and director hailing from York Point, Martha has performed across Canada and received numerous awards for her outstanding work in theatre.
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Oh! Canada

Oh! Canada
Island Dance Academy student performance

The Island Dance Academy, under the direction of Martha Nicholson, will present its annual performance on May 7. “Oh! Canada!” will showcase students, ages 3 and up, transforming all things Canadian, into dance. Performances in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz and Broadway will be presented by the students. Performances will be at 2:30 pm and 7 pm at the Homburg Theatre, Confederation Centre.

 

 

Money for musicals

The Charlottetown Festival has announced new project funding for original Canadian musicals.

“We are seeking to fund new musicals in various stages of development from across the country,” explains Artistic Director Adam Brazier. “The commissions will range from early-stage to mid-stage funding for new or developing musicals.”

A total of $50,000 will be given to Canadian creators. Funding is
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Clyde River Pageant

Clyde River Pageant
Workshops open for participants in summer event

The River Clyde Pageant returns to the riverbanks of New Glasgow with performances on July 29 to 30 and August 4 to 6. The Pageant, called Wake the River Clyde, will feature new stories, and new and returning characters including blue herons on stilts, trolls, mermaids, and talking fish.

There are many opportunities for the public to get involved in
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Back as Gilbert

Back as Gilbert
Aaron Hastelow returns to  Anne of Green Gables

It’s school again for Aaron Hastelow. The Islander will return to The Charlottetown Festival this summer for his second stint as Avonlea sweetheart, Gilbert Blythe. 

Last year Hastelow became the first native Islander to play the romantic lead since Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ began in 1965. This summer he’ll do so opposite a new Anne
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Watermark 10th

Watermark 10th
Casting announced for 2017 season

Watermark has announced casting for the upcoming 2017 summer season, the 10th in the company’s history. A few familiar faces and a couple of actors new to the Island will perform in the company's productions of Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon and Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw as well as taking part in the 2017 Play Reading Series. Joining
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Two women

Two women

Leah Pritchard plays female leads in two productions

Leah Pritchard returns to the Watermark Theatre this summer playing the lead role in both main stage productions. “I’m really looking forward to the challenge of playing two women who are such polar opposites,” says Leah. “I think it’ll be a summer season filled with fun and romance, as well as a healthy dose of girl power!” Entering her fourth
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Actors revealed

Actors revealed
Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley roles are cast

The Confederation Centre of the Arts has revealed three of the leads for this summer’s musical, Million Dollar Quartet. The Charlottetown Festival is introducing Centre newcomers, Greg Gale as Johnny Cash and Matthew Lawrence as Elvis Presley.

Million Dollar Quartet is a rock’n’roll hits musical inspired by the true story of the famed 1956 recording
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Kinsella returns

Kinsella returns
Watermark Theatre invites Alan Kinsella to direct

Watermark Theatre in North Rustico has announced that director Alan Kinsella will return to the theatre to direct Mrs. Warren’s Profession after his successful staging of Blithe Spirit last year. The theatre added extra performances to accommodate the high demand that this rollicking comedy warranted. The production was a major reason Watermark had
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Some Upcoming Events

10th Village Feast in Souris

July 16
Souris  Lead by Chef Michael Smith and Friends on July 16, the Village Feast will take  [ ... ]

Leah Garnett: When One Space Meets Anoth...

Until June 4
Confed Centre Art Gallery Leah Garnett’s installation work, When One Space Meets Anot [ ... ]

Tommy’s Honour

May 19–27
City Cinema PG, language warning. Dir: Jason Connery, UK, 117 min. Peter Mullan, Ja [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

At the microphone

Profile: Kinley Dowling by Jane Ledwell Interviewing Kinley Dowling, you meet many musical persona [ ... ]

Ebb & Flow: Connecting Canadians Along t...

Canada 150 residency and concert series at The Dunk When The Dunk’s owner Hal Mills passed away s [ ... ]

Bells restored

The Bells of St. Dunstan’s Basilica to ring again on Canada Day Until this winter, the 18 bells o [ ... ]