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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Three Oaks Show

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Harbourfront - last week of May

Three Oaks Senior High School is proud to present this year’s musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with performances by two separate casts May 27-29, 2010. The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky, yet charming, cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. The characters involved come to learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a “loser”.  This hilarious tale spells nothing but fun for the audience- and maybe even a chance to “interact”! Join us for an evening at the Harbourfront Theatre May 27-29, 2010, curtain at 7:30 p.m., and enjoy the chance to just “bee” yourself. With two casts performing, the experience will never be the same way twice! Tickets are on sale through the box office beginning April 21 or on line: See you at “The Bee”!

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Young People’s Theatre Camp

Summer Theatre Camp for Kids at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House

Beaconsfield Historic House and former Island thespian, Emily Hanlin Piper, are presenting a Prince Edward Island History Theatre Camp for children ages 8-12 at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown, Monday through Friday, July 19 – 23 from 1pm until 5pm.  The students will perform an original comedy, Princess Louise Comes to Call based upon the real-life visit to Beaconsfield of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Louise.  Sharing directorial duties is Cheryl Scofield, MA Theatre.  The cost is $150 for each student with sibling discounts available.

This camp will focus on period manners, comedic timing, diction and more through theatre games as well as play rehearsal.  All of the young thespians’ hard work will culminate in a final performance at 7pm on Friday, July 23rd at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House.

Emily Hanlin Piper, BA Theatre from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, is a former Island theatre and music instructor now residing in Massachusetts.  She was the 2004 winner of Theatre PEI’s Best Production Award.  Since leaving PEI, Emily has lived in Chicago where she performed professionally and taught a number of theatre, music and art classes.  She now lives on a 250 year-old farm in Westford, Massachusetts where she owns her own arts-based business, Rumphius Creativity Unhinged.  She teaches
theatre, puppetry, art and eco-friendly classes as well as performs as Mrs. Junkbox in schools across the state.  She is very excited to be back on PEI this summer and to work with Island kids once again!

Cheryl Scofield  has been teaching theatre in Virginia and Illinois for several years.  She has an MA from Northwestern University in Theatre History, Criticism and Literature and worked as a dramaturg with some Off-Loop theatres while living in Chicago.  Also in Chicago, Cheryl taught theatre in inner-city schools in a program designed to keep kids out of gangs through involvement in theatre.  She is currently director and theatre teacher at Liberty High School located in Virginia.

For more information and to register, go to  Registration forms are available under “How to Register”.  Please use the Summer Camp form.  Or contact Emily Hanlin Piper at 978.995.7002 or  Sibling discounts and payment plans are available.  Limit: 20 students.

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What’s in a name?  Quite a lot for the former Indian River Festival Chorus.

IRFC singers enjoyed their role as ‘back-up vocals’ for featured artists at the Festival in each of its nine years.  But this year the Festival chose not to use the Chorus, which strengthened director Carl Mathis’s growing feeling that the group is ready to claim its own identity, repertoire, and audience.

Mathis says that “within minutes” of his e-mailing his decision to break with the Festival, “the responses came back from singers, saying, ‘So where are we going to sing then?’ It was very positive.  I was delighted, overwhelmed, and humbled.  Their answers are what made this future we are launching.”

Much remains unchanged besides the director, a former voice professor at UPEI: the mandate to sing classical music, rehearsals and concerts in the summer, and a core membership of experienced choristers from other choirs, who would otherwise have to forego their singing fix at this time of year.

All of these elements were reflected in a recent “Name-the-choir” ballot circulated by an interim Executive among current members.  The short list included “The Island Summer Chorus,” and “The Master Singers.”  But the clear winner reflects the choir’s classical roots, its unbroken, though altered, existence, and the sheer love of bel canto or ‘beautiful singing’: Vive Viva Voce – the living voice!

“The IRFC,” says Mathis, “sang music from the 14th century to ‘the ink is still wet.’  So will Viva Voce – including classical pieces twisted into something funny.  Composers have written humorous pieces for centuries, so we won’t be stuffy.”

Already there are more performance invitations for this new/old choir than ever before.  During August 1-5 Viva Voce will appear in the organ recital series at St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral, Charlottetown, and Saint Simon and Saint Jude Roman Catholic Church, Tignish; in a Sunday service at Trinity United Church, Summerside; and in an independent concert at Bonshaw Hall.

Viva Voce currently has 22 members.  New singers of all voices, experienced in learning classical music, are welcome.  Rehearsals are Mondays 7-9 pm at Bonshaw Hall, beginning May 31; regular attendance and dues ($40/year) are required.  Anyone interested should call Carl Mathis at 892-1780.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Passing on a message from a Summerside company which is looking for actors for a promotional video

Shooting a short promotional video for one of our clients to be distributed on the internet, and on DVD format. We are in need of a few actors, and possibly one actress. One man in his late 50’s or early to mid 60’s and one man in his late 30’s/early 40’s. We can give out more details if people were interested. Should be minimal script for a 1-day shoot, and we are willing to pay full rates.
Call or e-mail Josh Smith at Higher Design Multimedia Promotions—Tel: (902) 888-4545 | Fax:(902) 888-4546 | Toll Free: (800) 401-2995 ... Email: josh.smith @ ... Website:

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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Liverpool International Theatre Festival Program Now Available

The LITF 2010 festival program guide is now available on our website.  Please see:

Beth George
Marketing Director, LITF 2010
(902) 356-2670

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