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Celebrate Community at the Island Super Duper Fantabulous Holiday Smorgasbord of Joy

December 4, 2017

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) - What do 25 step dancers, two stilt walkers, and an improv troupe have in common? They are all performing in this year's Confederation Centre of the Arts Holiday Variety Show, happening December 15 and 16 in the Homburg Theatre.

The Holiday Variety Show presents the very best in Island artists and community players. Artistic Director, Adam Brazier (Evangeline) alongside Patty Sullivan (Kids CBC), will host a variety show where audiences can expect a smorgasbord of entertainment ranging from an all-female barbershop quartet to step dancers, and we can't forget the return of beloved Islander Tara MacLean.

"This show is meant to celebrate our community," says Adam Brazier, artistic director for the Centre. "By doing so, we're creating a unified spirit of joy this holiday season."

The show opens with Brazier directing a make-believe musical number, as he comes up with a new concept for a holiday variety show that features talent from the Island community. The audience then becomes a "fly on the wall" as Brazier adjudicates the auditions, which are hilarious and maybe a little bizzare. In the final act the actual Holiday Variety Show is performed.

With a cast of over 90 people, ranging in ages from 6 to 75, this year's Holiday Variety Show will leave you full of joy, gratitude, and jubilation for the holiday season.
Special performances also by: The Popalopolots, Ava and Lily Rashed, Roberts Academy of Dance, The Mi'kmaq Confederacy, Maria Campbell, Justin Simard, and many more.

For tickets please visit: www.confederationcentre.com.

Special thanks are extended to Sobeys, the title sponsor for LIVE @ the Centre! Media sponsors are The Guardian, Ocean 100, and Hot 105.5.

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Photo Cutline: Tara MacLean is coming home for the holidays to join the cast of the Confederation Centre of the Arts Holiday Variety Show, December 14 - 16 in the Homburg Theatre.

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