The 2017 Charlottetown Festival June 14, 2017 - September 23, 2017 Tickets starting at $29A Celebration of Rock, Laughter, and Canada's 150th Anniversary
The 2017 Charlottetown Festival features the East Coast premiere of Million Dollar Quartet; world premiere of A Misfortune; and return of the Bittergirl: The Musical and Glenda's Kitchen; and a new Young Company production that will tour the country.
DescriptionMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET | JUNE 14-SEPTEMBER 23 | HOMBURG THEATRE
Johnny Cash. Elvis Presley. Jerry Lee Lewis. Carl Perkins. They came together to make music and ended up making history. Set in a Memphis studio, this story-and-song musical brings to light an extraordinary tale of broken promises, secrets, and a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of four friends that is both poignant and heartwarming. Featured are such hallmark hits as Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Fever, Great Balls Of Fire, Walk The Line, Folsom Prison Blues, and many more.
Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™ | JUNE 26–SEPTEMBER 23 | HOMBURG THEATRE
Canada’s favourite musical returns for season #53! Mr. Adam Brazier takes to the director’s chair leading a company of 23 amazing triple threats from across the nation.
BITTERGIRL: THE MUSICAL | JULY 5–AUGUST 26 | THE MACK
They’re back at The Mack – a 60’s doo-wop hits soundtrack, three women, and one “Everyman.” Who knew getting over getting dumped could be so much fun! This Canadian-made comedy virtually sold out its entire run when first premiering at the Festival in 2015. It returns with new songs and scenes, and the same great soundtrack of doo-wop favourites, including I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, I Will Survive, and Too Many Fish In The Sea.A MISFORTUNE | SEPTEMBER 7–22 | THE MACK
A world premiere of a new Canadian musical! Adapted from a short story by Anton Chekhov, this romantic, bittersweet musical is about small moments and momentous decisions. The story follows a young lawyer and a married woman in pre-revolutionary Russia on a walk through the woods; their friendship has reached an impasse. Soon they gather with three friends for a night in the country, discussing the inanity of their lives over an evening drink-and with each drink, more sordid secrets are revealed.
GLENDA'S KITCHEN | JULY 13–SEPTEMBER 1 | STUDIO 1
Glenda Landry returns with new songs and stories, and her talented musical kitchen party team as they cook up the best kind of seafood chowder, a bowl with a story behind it. DREAM CATCHER - CONFEDERATION CENTRE YOUNG COMPANY | JUNE 21 – AUGUST 19 | OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATRE
Special for Canada’s 150th anniversary our Confederation Centre Young Company weaves the dreams and visions of young people from across the country into a moving, original new musical. The Charlottetown Festival
- "a Festival of Music and Laughter" - was created in the spirit of the 1864 meetings of the Fathers whose deliberations were highlighted by numerous gala balls, social events and one of the few circuses to visit the Island in that era.
The Charlottetown Festival is a celebration of performing arts, held annually in the heart of Prince Edward Island's capital city. Actors, dancers and musicians come from across Canada to show off their talents in musical theatre productions from about June to October. There are four stages operated by Confederation Centre of the Arts: the newly renovated showpiece Homburg Theatre with 1100 seats and state-of-the-art production facilities - and the home of Anne of Green Gables - The Musical™ since it opened in 1965; The Mack, a 200-seat theatre known for its intimate atmosphere and festive productions; the 100-seat Studio Theatre where newer, or smaller productions are mounted; and the outdoor amphitheatre where each year Confederation Centre's Young Company presents a rousing, free performance celebrating Canadian culture. Canada's top singers and dancers are attracted to PEI each season to take part in the theatre festival that celebrates the country's stories and culture with live music, lively dancing and inspiring performances.