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Job Opportunity at Victoria Playhouse Start date: late May/early June 40 hours/wk: variable hours must be available weekends and evenings This is a full-time seasonal position that offers the right individual an opportunity to work in a creative environment as part of a dynamic team. You will be working with the head scenic carpenter/stage technician.… RobAdmin 04/05/17 0
PLAY READING - March 12   ACT and Hank Stinson are hosting a reading of Hank’s new musical play Rainbow Valley at the Stinsons’ home - 14 Confederation Street (across from Ardgowan, the Parks Canada HQ) on Sunday evening, March 12th.   Hank Stinson is the well-known actor who for years and years played several… RobAdmin 03/04/17 0
“The Producers” The Producers: Presentations and A Panel Discussion for People Interested in Spear-heading Community Theatre Shows   When you watch a play, what you are seeing is a very small fraction of what is involved in mounting a show. There are people who manage and organize a team that involves directors,… RobAdmin 02/12/17 0
Community Theatre Festival - need some help ACT needs you!  To volunteer at the Community Theatre Festival The Community Theatre Festival is March 11, 2017 at the Carrefour Theatre, from 1pm to 6pm-ish. The snow date is March 12, 2017 at the same location. We are looking for volunteers to sit at a table and • give… RobAdmin 02/12/17 0
PEI Community Theatre Festival 2017   PEI will mark the 56th celebration of World Theatre Day on the afternoon of Saturday, March 11th, at the Carrefour in Charlottetown.  It’s the annual Community Theatre Festival.   Six short plays (30 minutes or less) will run every three-quarters of an hour or so throughout the afternoon.  It’s… RobAdmin 02/11/17 0
Wanted: directors with plays   The Directors of Theatre for ACT are looking for directors who might want to stage an ACT theatre piece.   ACT likes staging three or four productions a year, and loves to have a good variety of different kinds of theatre.  We’re now looking for shows for autumn 2017… RobAdmin 01/23/17 0
The Dining Room In February 2017, ACT (a community theatre) will offer a unique theatre experience. Directed by Terry Pratt, The Dining Room will take audience members on a journey through various decades of the 20th century and give them glimpses of upper-middle-class, North American WASP family life, as depicted in short scenes… RobAdmin 01/19/17 0
HALLOWE’EN SPECIAL   Little Shop of Horrors is the perfect musical comedy for Hallowe’en-time — a total eclipse of the sun; the mysterious Audrey II, the plant with attitude and appetite; a Faustian deal with the devil; the plant’s diet of blood; a sadistic leather-jacketed dentist who dies of laughing gas.  … RobAdmin 10/26/16 0
LITTLE SHOP of HORRORS - 4 days till Opening Night   This is it.  We’re moving into the theatre … the set gets assembled; the lights get focused; the sound gets checked; the props get placed … dress rehearsal Wednesday … then Thursday, 27 October: opening night!   ACT is mounting an amazing production — a witty sci-fi spoof as… RobAdmin 10/23/16 0
LITTLE SHOP of HORRORS - 5 days till Opening Night   I’ve just come home from watching a rehearsal of Little Shop of Horrors — the first time with costumes.  What a delight!   I can’t get over how professionally polished the show is.   Most of our publicity has featured Audrey II as the star of the show, and… RobAdmin 10/22/16 0
TICKETS for LITTLE SHOP of HORRORS There’s a choice now for getting Little Shop of Horrors tickets   The newly opened Florence Simmons Box Office is now offering ticket purchases either in person or by phone.  This is in addition to online purchase at http://www.ticketpro.ca.   The Box Office is located just inside the main entrance… RobAdmin 10/15/16 0
HALLOWE’EN TREAT   It’s the perfect Hallowe’en show: Little Shop of Horrors.  More than just costumes, it has a scary plant that grows from an almost cuddly seedling into a malevolent monster that measures two metres tall and eats people.  The show is a great sci-fi spoof, full of comedy and good… RobAdmin 10/09/16 0
The Making of a Man-Eater   That’s right: the star of the show is Audrey II — the plant with Attitude ... and Appetite!  There’ll be thirty on-stage performers plus a pit band, but the real eye-catcher will be a plant, one which grows through the show from a wilted seedling to a lively two-metre-tall… RobAdmin 09/22/16 0
LITTLE SHOP of HORRORS - TICKETS ON SALE!   Tickets for ACT’s production of Little Shop of Horrors are on sale as of Friday 9 September.  They’re at http://www.ticketpro.ca … look for the show in the Atlantic region, at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall in Charlottetown.   It’s general seating; all seats in this beautiful new theatre are… RobAdmin 09/05/16 0
Little Shop of Horrors - Rehearsals under way Stopped into the Beach House Wednesday evening to catch some of the vocal rehearsal. Wow! Already Owen and Marti, the principals and the chorus, are getting a wonderful sound together. I couldn’t get the driving beat and catchy lyrics of “Skid Row” out of my head next morning! Director Peter… RobAdmin 08/26/16 0
Beach House Rejuvenation The Beach House is getting a new look this week (August 15-20), as a gang of volunteers make minor repairs and paint the exterior—dark brown with grey trim. RobAdmin 08/17/16 0
DON’T FEED THE PLANT! ACT (a community theatre) is busy getting things ready for the upcoming production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Audrey II, the plant with attitude and appetite will be invading Holland College’s new Florence Simmons Performance Hall just in time for Halloween!  After days of auditions and an intensive round-table discussion,… RobAdmin 08/03/16 0
Wanted: advertising salesperson Are you a salesperson? We have a really good product to market ... It’s advertising in the theatre programme for Little Shop of Horrors ... and possibly a few special sponsorships. What we’re after is a member of the production team who can recruit about $1000 worth of advertisers or… RobAdmin 07/29/16 0
LITTLE SHOP of HORRORS Fantastic auditions last weekend—very strong people, for all parts ... a lot of talent and great enthusiasm. We have a session this Saturday (18th), mainly for a dance exercise for some auditioners. A few more people will audition on June 28th, and then the casting will get confirmed. We’ll be… RobAdmin 06/18/16 0
Little Shop of Horrors - Auditions Join Audrey II, the magnificently horrible plant which grows into a two-metre man-eater! 9 major roles and 15 other parts in a really fun comic musical. 10-minute audition: read a bit from the script + sing a prepared song (without accompaniment). Appointments have been going fast ... but there are… RobAdmin 06/02/16 0
Tech Director wanted River Clyde Pageant TD Job Description The River Clyde Pageant will be a moving, processional event, starting at the Little Victory Microfarm, on the East/South bank of the river in New Glasgow, and then moving, with the audience accompanying the performers on foot, through various scenes along the riverbank toward… RobAdmin 05/31/16 0
“FEED ME!” - LSoH AUDITIONS   The real star of the show is already cast ... but only partly.  It’s Audrey II, the plant with attitude and appetite—who grows from wilted seedling to voracious two-metre monster on a diet of oh-so-rare flesh washed down with full-bodied red.  The set of plant-puppets is reposing in the… RobAdmin 05/16/16 0
Little Shop of Horrors - Preview Evening LITTLE SHOP of HORRORS to be staged by ACT - Oct 27-30, 2016 Preview/Info Evening Good fun ... Important Info Thursday 12 May - 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Florence Simmons Hall Holland College - Weymouth St. Select readings, music, video scenes + information about mid-June auditions Info: 902-628-6778 RobAdmin 05/12/16 0
ASM Opportunity enthusiASM   Little Shop of Horrors is looking for someone who is enthusiastic about working at or learning about stage management.  There’s an opening for a second Assistant Stage Manager to work with SM Sharon MacDonald and ASM Alex Cairns.  Having a team of three means that the work won’t… RobAdmin 05/02/16 0
Need a bit of help A bit of help needed ... For Little Shop of Horrors, we are going to be moving some set pieces from Colonel Gray to the Beach House.  It’s perhaps an hour or so of work—loading & unloading. It’s this Wednesday morning, May 4th, from 10:30 am. Give me a shout… RobAdmin 05/02/16 0
PREVIEW EVENING: Little Shop of Horrors Thursday 12 May, 7:00 - 9:00 pm - in the Florence Simmons Hall at Holland College (Weymouth St. in Charlottetown) ... Select readings, music, scenes, plus information about mid-June auditions for ACT’s staging of this famous dark-comic musical in late October.  Information: 902-628-6778; robthomson @ pei.sympatico.ca (Note change from previously… RobAdmin 04/16/16 0
Little Shop of Horrors - a Recruitment Pitch   Guess what arrived in Charlottetown on Tuesday morning (April 12th) ... Audrey II, a 2-metre-tall puppet of the man-eating plant which is the star of Little Shop of Horrors, is now reposing in the Beach House, dreaming of performing in five shows at Holland College’s new theatre at the… RobAdmin 04/14/16 0
MOVING AUDREY   Audrey is a set of four puppets, and she’s the star of Little Shop of Horrors which ACT will stage at Hallowe’en time.  Audrey II is actually a man-eating plant who grows during the show, from a seedling to a lively creature who actually devours the leading actors.  Yes, it’s a… RobAdmin 02/18/16 0
2016 Community Theatre Festival Line-up   A smorgasbord of theatre!  It’s the 2016 Community Theatre Festival—Saturday afternoon, March 5th, at the Carrefour in Charlottetown.  It’s PEI’s way of celebrating World Theatre Day.   Starting at 1:00 o’clock, short plays (10 to 30 minutes) will run, on average, every three-quarters of an hour: a variety of… RobAdmin 02/07/16 0
Talent & Enthusiasm wanted for ACT productions!   What the audience sees on the stage constitutes maybe 10% of a show; 90% of the time and effort are invested in planning, arranging, and rehearsing to get it ready.  And while the actors put a lot into it, it’s largely the production team which makes a theatre piece… RobAdmin 01/18/16 0
Kings Playhouse Season There’s something for everyone this season at the King’s Playhouse ... Starting with our “Haunting of the King’s Playhouse” on Friday, October 30th. Ghost hunters are invited to join Soul Patrol, Charlottetown’s paranormal investigators as they present their findings from their last investigation at the Playhouse.  Presentation begins at: 8pm… RobAdmin 10/29/15 0
Plays Wanted!   Prince Edward Island’s annual celebration of World Theatre Day is the PEI Community Theatre Festival, which will again be held in March, probably on Saturday the 12th.   It will be at the Carrefour in Charlottetown, filling the Saturday afternoon with a play running approximately every ¾ of an… RobAdmin 10/13/15 0
PEI Playwrights’ Readings A Playwrights’ Cabaret is being hosted by the P.E.I. wing of PARC (Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre) on Thursday October 8th 7 pm at Charlottetown’s excellent new restaurant Local 343 located at 98 Water Street. The space is open at 6:30 pm with complimentary finger foods and cash bar. Come listen… RobAdmin 09/22/15 0
ACT Play Readings May 12 ACT (a community theatre) will hold a reading of short plays by Tennessee Williams on May 12, 7pm at The Haviland Club, 2 Haviland Street in Charlottetown. The scripts, including, Lord Byron’s Love Letter, The Pretty Trap, and The One Exception, feature roles for women and particularly women “of a… RobAdmin 05/06/15 0
Horse Whinny and Crazy Chicken Cluck   Get ready for Our Town.  Only a few rehearsals left ... then it’s on stage—opening night at The Carrefour is Thursday, April 9th.   Today (Sunday, 29 March) we were all in costume, and did it ever look good.  Pam, Hélène, Vanessa, Karen and Alison have made us look… RobAdmin 03/29/15 0
Community Theatre Festival 2015 - Photos To see a few photos of each of the five plays, click on “Gallery” in the upper-right area of this page ... scroll down to Productions - Community Theatre Festival 2015. Wow, what an afternoon it was at the Carrefour on Saturday, March 7th.  Five original plays, two dozen participants,… RobAdmin 03/14/15 0
Happy Birthday, ACT! ... coming home to Our Town   Our Town is back in our Charlottetown, playing for two weekends at the Carrefour.  ACT (a community theatre) is presenting evening performances Thursday to Saturday, April 9, 10 and 11, a Sunday afternoon matinee on the 12th, and two more shows on Friday the 17th and Saturday April 18th. … RobAdmin 03/11/15 0
Community Theatre Festival - Program Here’s what’s lined up for Saturday afternoon, March 7th ... ACT (a community theatre)  -  The Belarusian Orange Grove   This is a comedy which explores the nature of competition: how far are everyday people willing to go to win the prize of their dreams ... and why?  Simple on… RobAdmin 02/18/15 0
Play on!  The 2015 Community Theatre Festival   A smorgasbord of theatre!  It’s the 2015 PEI Community Theatre Festival—Saturday afternoon, March 7th, at the Carrefour in Charlottetown.  It’s PEI’s way of celebrating World Theatre Day.   Starting at 1:00 o’clock, short plays will run every three-quarters of an hour or so: a variety of one-acts or excerpts… RobAdmin 02/08/15 0
Plays in search of performance   Fresh from ACT’s highly successful ‘Plays in a Day’ experience (November 8th), at least two of the participating playwrights have given an enthusiastic indication that they want to enter plays in the 2015 Community Theatre Festival.   And now they’re looking for help to make it happen.  In a… RobAdmin 11/14/14 0
AUDITION CALL - for Citizens of Our Town   Most people who know anything about theatre know about Our Town.  It’s the Thornton Wilder classic which gets performed at least once a day somewhere in the world.  It will be performed in our Charlotte’s town on a half-a-dozen days next April.  That’s when ACT (a community theatre) will… RobAdmin 10/28/14 0
Hail Amateur Thespians!   Prince Edward Island’s annual celebration of World Theatre Day is the PEI Community Theatre Festival, and in 2015 it will again be held in March—Saturday, March 7th.   Once more it will be at the Carrefour in Charlottetown, filling the Saturday afternoon with a play running approximately every ¾… RobAdmin 10/03/14 0
OUR TOWN 2015 Play-reading & Auditions   Our Town is coming back to our town, and auditions are happening on November 15 and 16.   This production of the Thornton Wilder classic will celebrate the 20th anniversary of ACT (a community theatre), which began with the staging of Our Town in 1995.  Since then, ACT has… RobAdmin 10/02/14 0
World Theatre Day and the PEI Community Theatre Festival 2014 World Theatre Day and the PEI Community Theatre Festival 2014   The Community Theatre Festival is back, and it’s full of comedy fun this year.  On the afternoon of Saturday, March 29th, the stage of the Carrefour will offer a half-a-dozen short plays which appeal to virtually all kinds of… RobAdmin 03/10/14 0
CALLING AMATEUR THESPIAN GROUPS   Prince Edward Island’s annual celebration of World Theatre Day is the PEI Community Theatre Festival, and in 2014 it will again be held at the end of March—Saturday, the 29th.   Once more it will be at the Carrefour in Charlottetown, filling the Saturday afternoon with a play running… RobAdmin 10/06/13 0
2013 Community Theatre Festival   The theatre of the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean was a very lively place on Saturday afternoon, April 6th, 2013.  Several hundred people—some for the whole afternoon, others who dropped in for an hour of two—enjoyed a smorgasbord of six short plays in celebration of World Theatre Day.  The variety was… RobAdmin 04/07/13 0
World Theatre Day and the PEI Community Theatre Festival   The Community Theatre Festival is back, and variety is the spice of its life.  On the afternoon of Saturday, April 6th, the stage of the Carrefour will offer a smorgasbord of half-a-dozen short plays which appeal to virtually all kinds of audience.   The Festival will be PEI’s way… RobAdmin 03/14/13 0
2013 PEI Community Theatre Festival PLAYS WANTED   PEl’s Community Theatre Festival is putting the call out for plays for April 6th, 2013.  Because of UNESCO World Theatre Day landing on the Easter weekend, the Festival is moving to the following Saturday, April 6th.   The invitation is for short plays and/or excerpts with a… RobAdmin 12/04/12 0
Cuso theatre postings Cuso International (the renamed CUSO) has posted three overseas job openings which may be of interest to theatre folks. They are short-term—for 2 or 3 months ... working with a small municipality in El Salvador.  It sounds like a challenging and exciting project.  The positions: • Stage Manager • Vocal… RobAdmin 12/19/11 0
AMAHL and the NIGHT VISITORS   Have you noticed that as soon as Hallowe’en is finished, the stores are full of Christmas?  We’re getting a bit of a head-start ourselves—to give you advance notice of a very special musical presentation that is coming for Christmastime.   It’s Gian-Carlo Menotti’s famous short opera “Amahl and the… RobAdmin 11/17/11 0
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