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The 2018 Charlottetown Festival
June 7, 2018 - September 22, 2018
A Celebration of Rock, Blues and Local Treasures!
The 2017 Charlottetown Festival will include the 54th season of the international sensation Anne of Green Gables-The Musical™; the phenomenal rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar; two new Festival-spawned musicals, On the Road with Dutch Mason and Stories from the Red Dirt Road.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
June 7 – September 22, 2018 (Plays selected dates) | Homburg Theatre | 1:30pm & 8:00pm
A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless rock opera set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. The iconic 1970’s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.”
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – THE MUSICAL
June 18 – September 22, 2018 (Plays selected dates) | Homburg Theatre | 1:30pm & 7:30pm
“Anne of Green Gables never change”. Now in its historic 54th season, this re-visioning by director Adam Brazier is a Canadian classic in every sense of the word. Based on L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel, the musical adaptation of the story of an imaginative red-haired orphan searching for belonging is guaranteed to tug at heartstrings and tickle funny bones. Having played to over two million people, this musical is a “must see” for island visitors.
ON THE ROAD WITH DUTCH MASON
June 30 – September 22, 2018 (Plays selected dates) | The Mack | 8:00pm
When Dutch Mason’s regular harmonica player is sidelined with illness, David Bedford, a Political Science professor and amateur harp player, is recruited to join Dutch and his band on a historic road trip that will shock Bedford out of his self-prescribed life of buttoned-down conformity. From the cramped quarters of Dutch’s rooming house in Truro, Nova Scotia, to the spacious back seat of his ’95 Cadillac Eldorado, where he holds court, Dave soon learns that it is in the smoky spotlight that Dutch Mason’s true genius is revealed. The authenticity of his music is a product of Dutch’s own life experience. Like the man himself, DUTCH MASON takes risks, tells stories, infrequently breaks the law and is constantly driven forward by the best blues music in the country. WARNING: Mature language, immature jokes, regretful behaviour and great, great music.
STORIES FROM THE DIRT ROAD
August 2 – September 22, 2018 (Plays selected dates) | The Mack | 7:30pm
Funny, inspiring, heartfelt and theatrical. Four Island stories woven together through song, and the red dirt road itself that join our lives together.
For more information about the Charlottetown Festival please visit: www.confederationcentre.com.