Confederation Centre of the Arts celebrates World Theatre DayMarch 26, 2012
Prince Edward Islanders Lead the Country for Theatre Attendance
(Charlottetown PE, March 26, 2012) - March 27, 2012 is World Theatre Day's 50th Celebration, and the Confederation Centre of the Arts is joining theatre communities around the globe in celebrating an art that promotes and preserves cultural identity and diversity.
Jessie Inman, CEO of the Confederation Centre of the Arts, said, "We at the Centre feel that we have a lot to celebrate on World Theatre Day. In a year that saw the realization of our cooperative dream through the creation of the School of Performing Arts with Holland College and in one that looks forward to the development of up to four original Canadian theatre pieces through workshop initiatives with the 2012 Charlottetown Festival company, Canada's civilization and culture are being well-serviced by the Confederation Centre."
A new report from Hill Strategies Research, ‘'Provincial Profiles of Arts, Culture and Heritage Activities in 2010', which analyzes provincial data regarding arts, culture and heritage activities in 2010, theatre is very important to Islanders with 54.3% of Prince Edward Islanders attending theatrical performances vs. 44.3% of all Canadians.
Each of the five theatre spaces in the Confederation Centre of the Arts complex are busy with preparations for another blockbuster season. This year the Centre's stages will feature the beloved Anne of Green Gables - The MusicalTM, the Centre's premier of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, the Confederation Centre Young Company brings back Les Feux Follets, audience favourite Come All Ye returns to The Mack and the highly-anticipated debut of The Kitchen Witches will round out the 2012 Charlottetown Festival.
World Theatre Day is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. It was established through a 1962 UNESCO initiative and operates through the International Theatre Institute (ITI). Millions of participants and spectators will observe World Theatre Day in a variety of venues and performances all over the globe. The Confederation Centre of the Arts will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary in 2014, the year that marks the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of the Fathers of Confederation at the Charlottetown Conference.
It is the contributions of our community partners that make it possible to bring our stages to life. The Charlottetown Festival's major sponsor is APM. Media sponsors are The Guardian, CTV, HOT 105.5 and Ocean 100.
For tickets to The Charlottetown Festival visit the box office, call toll-free 1-800-565-0278 or purchase online at www.charlottetownfestival.com. The Festival runs selected dates, June 20 - September 29, 2012.
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