130 Queen St
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4B3
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.
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.
There is no intermission for this show!
Preview: June 14 – 15 @ 8 pm
Opening: June 16 @ 8 pm
Closing: Sept 23 @ 1:30 pm
Regular playing dates between June 17 – Sept 23
8 pm: June 17, 24, 28, 29, July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, September 1, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22
1:30 pm: June 24, July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 2, 16, 23
(usual run dates Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (matinee))
Production Sponsor: Tim Hortons