The 2016 Charlottetown Festival June 1, 2016 - October 1, 2016 Tickets starting at $25The 2016 playbill includes one of the most successful musicals of all time, Mamma Mia!; the Dora-Award winning smash hit, Spoon River from Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company; the 52nd successive season of Anne of Green Gables-The Musical™; and the acclaimed English-language musical from Copa De Oro and the Segal Centre, Belles Soeurs-The Musical.




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MAMMA MIA!
June 1, 2016 - September 3, 2016
1:30 pm/ 8 pm, Homburg Theatre
Sponsored by Tim Hortons
Over 60 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, story, and undeniably catchy music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good musical. This sunny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise where on the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to find her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of everlasting ABBA hits such as ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Mamma Mia!’, and ‘Take a Chance on Me’ propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship into a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget.

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.

SPOON RIVER
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. 
Click here to watch video from Soulpepper 

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.