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Evergreen Gables

Anne of Green Gables-The Musical™

Review by Sean McQuaid

If you'll forgive your reviewer for slipping into self-indulgent first-person, I must say I'm glad I got to see Anne of Green Gables this year. The freckled spectre of Anne Shirley seems omnipresent for those of us who grow up on Prince Edward Island, and doing theatre reviews for much of the past decade has made me a steady customer of her
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The Leight Fantastic


Final Thoughts

Review by Sean McQuaid

It's been a somewhat slow summer for local indie theatre. A reinvigorated Charlottetown Festival is in full swing, but the city's more low-rent venues have been relatively idle this year-with one shining exception: the show is Final Thoughts, its venue is the Arts Guild, and its audiences are lucky. It's one of the finest shows this town has seen in a very
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Love, Sweet Love


The Truth about Love and/or Marriage

Review by Sarah Crane

The other day I saw a newspaper ad that said in large, bold letters, "People are living a lot longer," and underneath in smaller letters: "Let's discuss pre-nuptial agreements." It was an ad for a law firm-those cynics. And so with that attitude in mind, it's a relief that we have Nils Ling to give us The Truth about Love/and or Marriage.
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Murder by Design


Dressed To Kill

Review by Erin Fagan

I missed the '70s by seven days. You do the math. By definition, then, I am a child of the eighties. My memories of this era are blurry at best, dominated by the kinds of things that children tend to dwell on: the cartoons, the toys, the video games, the big hair, the clothes and, of course, the music. This summer, The Feast's dinner theatre production, Dressed
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Song and Story


HERE on the Island

Review by Sean McQuaid

Prince Edward Island doesn't have that many enduring theatrical shows. There's the Charlottetown Festival's Anne of Green Gables, of course-and for the better part of a decade, there was her twisted doppelganger, Annekenstein, courtesy of the late, lamented Off Stage Theatre; but apart from Lucy Maud Montgomery derivatives, few Island theatre entities can
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Spirit Food

Words and Music

Review by Ivy Wigmore

When you think of amusements for a sunny summer afternoon, thoughts tend to gravitate towards pleasant ephemera: strolling the boardwalk, lolling in the sun, or reclining in one's nearest approximation of a shady bower, juicy novel and frosty gin and tonic at the ready. Should the natural world begin to pall-perhaps on the approximately three (3) days of the
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Soul Music

Fire

Review by Sean McQuaid

As the old rhetorical riddle asks, what does it profit a man to gain the world but lose his soul? The musical Fire more or less asks the same question...and while the answers aren't pretty, it makes for a powerfully memorable evening of theatre.

Written by Paul Ledoux & David Young and directed by Richard Rose with musical direction by Donald Fraser, Fire is set in
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Of Mice and Murder


The Mousetrap

Review 
by Sean McQuaid

Ever experience déja vu? Your dreaded chronicler has had his share of it over the years, and it's a feeling that flares anew upon viewing ACT's recent production of The Mousetrap, staged at the Carrefour Theatre in late May and early June. It's a lovingly lavish adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie play, but there's something oddly familiar about the
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