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Celtic blood

Highland Storm 2017: The Journey

Review by Jan Cox

Highland Storm 2017: The Journey opened recently in Summerside at The College of Piping. Directed by Ryan MacNeil and choreographed by Marielle Lesperance and Samantha MacKay, Highland Storm delivers on its promise to bring an exciting showcase of the College's disciplines and an entertaining package for all ages.

The cast of pipers, drummers,
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Deep blue

Atlantic Blue: a celebration of east coast songwriters with Tara MacLean

Review by Evan James Ceretti

Performed by
Tara MacLean (vocals, acoustic guitar), Todd MacLean (vocals, keyboard, acoustic guitar), Cynthia MacLeod (vocals, fiddle, banjo), Caroline Bernard (vocals, accordion, bodhran, djembe, piano), Mark Geddes (vocals, stand-up bass), Aaron Crane (understudy for all musicians).

Written and
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In love?

Anne & Gilbert—The Musical

Review by Ivy Wigmore

Performed by
Jayne Peters (Anne Shirley); Jonathan Gysbers (Gilbert Blythe); Jenny Wiesz (Diana Barry); Catherine O’Brien (Marilla Cuthbert); Marlene Handrahan (Rachel Lynde); Rachel Delduca (Josie Pye*); Aaron Crane (Moody MacPherson); Eva Petris (Philippa Gordon*); Matt Raffy (Roy Gardner); Mark Fraser (Mr. Sloane*); Fiona Clancey (Annetta
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Face lift

Dot and Ada’s Bucket List

Review by Christopher McGarry

Performed by
Sheryll O’Hanley, Claudette Anderson, Ian Byrne, Avalon Dennis

Directed and written by
Jonah Anderson 

Supported by
Tanner MacKinnon (sound tech), Maureen O’Reilly (lighting tech), Amber MacCormack (set paintings)

The Story
Dot and Ada’s Bucket List is a goofy, riotously funny comedy about two aging lifelong friends who
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Whirlwind

Bittergirl: The Musical

Review by Jane Ledwell

Performed by
Nicola Dawn Brook, Jay Davis, Sarite Harris, Marisa McIntyre with the band, Robin Anne Ettles, Charlotte Friesen, Astrid Foster, Devon Roulston

Directed by
Adam Brazier

Musical Director
Lisa MacDougall

Written by
Annabel Fitzsimmons, Alison Lawrence, and Mary Francis Moore

Supported by
Choreographer Christine
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Anne's new look

Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™

Review by Doug Gallant

There are those for whom summer in Prince Edward Edward does not officially begin until they hear the opening phrases of music from Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™.

That may seem odd to some people.

But for those who have developed a deep and abiding love for the orphan girl with freckles and hair as red as carrots who finds love, hope and
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A real gem

If It’s Alright With You — The Life and Music of My Father, Gene MacLellan

Review by Ann Thurlow

Performed by
Catherine MacLellan, Chris Gauthier, John Connolly, Remi Arsenault, Dale Desroches

Directed by
John Connolly and Chris Gauthier

Written by
Catherine MacLellan and Bob Mercereau

The show
If It’s Alright with You is Catherine MacLellan’s tribute to the music of her father,
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Jam sandwich

Jam sandwich
Million Dollar Quartet

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Her musical's lyrics urge Anne of Green Gables to "never change," and the show's Charlottetown Festival home often seems somewhat simpatico with that advice. Anne's antics return every year, and most Festival seasons also feature at least one jukebox musical. That includes this year's main stage companion to Anne, Million Dollar Quartet

Written
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