The largest musical theatre festival in Atlantic Canada since 1965. Committed to creating new Canadian works and promoting the country’s vibrant musical theatre scene.
Sobey Family Theatre Shows
The Play That Goes Wrong
A Hilarious Whodunit
By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields
Directed by Herbie Barnes
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had a stage baby?
You’d get this award-winning smash hit comedy that has taken over Broadway
and London’s West End. A play within a play, this classic murder mystery
is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania that delivers fun for all ages.
A New Musical
Music by Johnny Reid, Matt Murray, Bob Foster
Book and lyrics by Johnny Reid, Matt Murray
Direction and dramaturgy by Mary Francis Moore
Music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Bob Foster
When tragedy strikes, a Scottish single mother must rely on her strength, sense of humour, and loyal friends to pull her through. Featuring a score by Johnny Reid, this exciting new musical is a celebration of family, community, and the joy that can be found, even in the darkest of times
MAGGIE (Relaxed Performance)
As part of our efforts to be more accessible, the Centre is offering this Relaxed Performance – designed to make theatre spaces more welcoming for audience members who may experience anxiety, are sensory-sensitive, or are not comfortable with the conventions of a theatre setting.
The Mack Shows
THE SONGS OF JOHNNY & JUNE
A Kitbag Theatre Production
Created by Jacob Hemphill
Directed by Rebecca Parent
Musical direction and arrangements by Melissa MacKenzie
Celebrate the lives and songs of Johnny Cash and June Carter, country music’s most iconic couple,
in this energetic cabaret show. From their first meeting to their final days, follow the legendary pair’s storied relationship through the renowned songs that you know and love, as well as stories you may have never heard.
I’M EVERY WOMAN
A Radical Revue
Directed and choreographed by Robin Calvert.
Music direction and arrangements by Bob Foster.
Travel through several decades of iconic music that changed the world.
Watch five powerhouse vocalists perform empowering songs from legendary women, like Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Chaka Khan, Taylor Swift, and more.
OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATRE SHOWS
Mi’kmaq Stories of Rabbit and His Friends
Created and performed by The Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors
June 27 – July 8 (Previews June 27; Opens June 28)
Celebrating over a decade as Atlantic Canada’s only Indigenous Theatre Company, the Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors share the history of the Mi’kmaq people through stories, songs, and beautiful traditional dance. This fun and interactive show is full of teachings for all ages.
Adapted by Adam Brazier
Directed by Adam Brazier and Dawn Ward
Choreographed by Dawn Ward
July 11 – August 26 (Previews July 11, Opens July 12)
This high-energy family show is back by popular demand! Featuring a new selection of stories from beloved books, Munschables brings the exciting and silly world of children’s author Robert Munsch to life through an interactive and musical performance. Starring an all-Islander cast, this lively noon hour show is for all ages.
2023 Festival Calendar