Music & Lyrics by BENNY ANDERSSON & BJÖRN ULVAEUS/ And some songs with Stig Anderson/ Book by Catherine Johnson
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES-THE MUSICAL™
June 29 - August 27, 2016
1:30 pm/ 7:30 pm, Homburg Theatre
Presented in rep with Mamma Mia! is the crown jewel of Charlottetown, Anne of Green Gables-The Musical™. The Guinness-Record setting musical welcomes festival favourite Wade Lynch back to the director's chair alongside the Island's own Jessica Gallant and Hank Stinson as Anne and Matthew, and Dora winner Charlotte Moore as Marilla. The musical has played more than 3,100 times in Charlottetown for 2.5 million people.
Book by Don Harron. Music by Norman Campbell. Lyrics by Don Harron & Norman Campbell. Additional lyrics by Mavor Moore & Elaine Campbell.
July 6 - August 20, 2016
2 pm/ 7:30 pm, The Mack
Making its premiere outside Toronto is the 2015 Dora winner for Outstanding New Musical and eight-time nominee, Spoon River. Based on the seminal Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, poems of the dead are brought to life in an uplifting hootenanny, composed and adapted by Charlottetown’s own Mike Ross (Fire!, The Jive Kings) with Director Albert Schultz. In an immersive portrait of early 20th-century rural life, Spoon River's residents raise their voices in song, telling of loves, losses, and hard-earned truths. This mystical, dream-like musical will be produced in association with Soulpepper Theatre and together the two companies will reimagine the production with an 11-member ensemble for the intimate cabaret space of The Mack.
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A Soulpepper Theatre Company production: Spoon River.
Adapted by Mike Ross & Albert Schultz/Composed by Mike Ross/ Directed by Albert Schultz/ Based on Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
BELLES SOEURS - THE MUSICAL
September 13 - October 1, 2016
2 pm/ 7:30 pm, Homburg Theatre
When a Montreal housewife wins one million customer loyalty stamps from a department store, her life is turned upside-down in the heartwarming English-language comedy, Belles Soeurs-The Musical, playing the Homburg from September 13 to October 1, 2016. Michel Tremblay's landmark piece of theatre has been performed around the world in over 25 languages. Adapted and directed by René Richard Cyr in collaboration with Juno-winning rockstar Daniel Bélanger, and the award winning duo Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, Tremblay's tale of working-class struggle takes on a whole new dimension in this outrageously fun and touching musical performed by a stellar all-female cast. This heart-warming production from Copa De Oro and The Segal Centre is currently nominated for six Montreal Theatre Awards, including Outstanding Direction, Outstanding New Text, and Outstanding Set and Costume Design.
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Based on the play Les Belles Soeurs by Michel Tremblay/ Book, Lyrics & Direction by Rene Richard Cyr/ Music by Daniel Belanger/A Copa de Oro Productions Ltd. and Segal Centre for the Performing Arts production/A Confederation Centre of the Arts Presentation.