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Island Rock Camp

Holland College offering five camps this summer Island Rock Camps is launching two new week-long ca [ ... ]

Watermark Acting Conservatory

The Acting Conservatory at Watermark theatre runs July 23 to August 3 and offers young actors from a [ ... ]

Cake News

Here's to 40!

Review by Sean McQuaid  

Performed & Written by
Sherri-Lee Pike (Stephanie) 

Directed by
Alison Hart (also script editor)

Supported by
Brandon Roy (voice-overs/music director/voice coach), Adam MacGregor (lead guitarist) 

The Story
Repeatedly heartbroken romantic Stephanie reflects on life in general and her love life in particular as she prepares to celebrate
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Islander through and through

Anne & Gilbert—The Musical

Review by Cassandra Bernard

Performed by
Rebecca Parent (Anne Shirley), Josh Wiles (Gilbert Blythe), Rebecca Griffin (Diana Barry), Cathy Grant (Marilla Cuthbert), Margot Sampson (Rachel Lynde), Melissa MacKenzie (Josie Pye/Sophmore), Aaron Crane (Moody MacPherson), Morgan Wagner (Philippa Gordon), Brandon Howard Roy (Royal Gardner), Mark Fraser (Mr.
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Fireside Chatter

The Short & Long of It: A Summer Improv-aganza 

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Performed by
Sarah Brown, Jill Chandler, Patti Larsen, Kirstin Lund, Doris MacPhee, Nancy McLure, Caron Prins and Monica Rafuse (full disclosure: this reviewer’s sister — hey, it’s a small island); plus the godmother of PEI improv, Laurie Murphy, was a spur-of-the-moment special guest on June 8, a nifty surprise
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Faithful and Fresh

Jesus Christ Superstar

Review by Sean McQuaid

In the beginning, lyricist Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber created the 1970 rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar. Strong album sales said: "Let there be a 1971 Broadway musical version." It was fruitful and multiplied, producing many revivals and adaptations both staged and filmed; and in its 47th year, director Adam Brazier
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Hypnotizing

Hypnotizing
Dream Chaser

Review by Chris McGarry

Looking for something to do this summer?
Get hypnotized.

Performed by
Matt MacPhee

Written and directed by
Matt MacPhee

Supported by
Curtis MacNevin (tech)

The Show
Charlottetown–based hypnotist Matt MacPhee had a small though enthusiastic audience intrigued and dying of laughter with his zany, fun–filled act. The family–friendly display of professional
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Movie Night

Skin Flick

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Fun fact: Comic book publishers of yesteryear discouraged their scripters from using the word "flick." See, the comics' typical hand-lettered allcaps font, coupled with cheap printing methods and pulp paper, posed a risk of the "L" and "I" blurring together such that "FLICK" might become a less family-friendly word. 

Recalling that, the title of Norm
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Open all night

Popalopalots 26-hour Improv Marathon

Reviewby Sean McQuaid

Your semiconscious scribbler slept sparingly this past Easter weekend, thanks in part to the Popalopalots improv comedy troupe. In 2016, the group improvised for 26 hours straight as a fundraiser for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and they did it again on March 30-31 this year to raise more money for the QEH.

Most of the original marathon’s
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Super serenades

PEI Symphony Orchestra

Review by Ivy Wigmore 

On April 15th, the PEI Symphony Orchestra presented “Tenor, Horn and Strings” as the final performance of its 50th season. As we settled in, PEISO musical director Mark Shapiro asked for a show of hands to see how many of the audience had ever been serenaded or, conversely, had serenaded someone else. Not many, was the answer. That was about to
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Some Upcoming Events

Album release: Lawrence Maxwell

Not Your Outlaw June 29
Fishbone's Oyster Bar Charlottetown, PEI’s Lawrence Maxwell officially en [ ... ]

Re-married

Maggie’s Getting Married returns to Harbourfront in July July 13 & 14
Harbourfront Theatre Th [ ... ]

Book launch: Katherine Dewar

Called to Serve: Georgina Pope, Canadian Military Nursing Heroine June 24
Eptek Centre  The ne [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Fine design

Profile: Elena Herweyer by Jane Ledwell Design, like culture, surrounds us in the tiniest and most [ ... ]

VOLUME 18

Marketing and Communication firm Four female communication and marketing professionals launched VOL [ ... ]

Atlantic Drama Festival

Watermark Theatre will host the National Theatre School of Canada's Atlantic Drama Festival May 18 [ ... ]