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Confederation Centre Announces Stacked Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre Season

Tickets on sale for 2017-18 concerts, including: Tafelmusik, Susan Aglukark, Classified, Toronto Dance Theatre, Joel Plaskett, and many more!

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – Confederation Centre has pulled back the curtain on a dazzling lineup for the upcoming season of Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre. Centre officials are proud to present their most dynamic season of LIVE to date, including contemporary dance, chamber music, Indigenous performance, choral concerts, rock’n’roll, family fun, and live theatre.

The advance ticket sale for Members of the Centre’s Founders’ Circle is available as of noon on Monday August 14. E-news subscribers will be able to purchase tickets as of Tuesday August 15 at 9 a.m., while tickets for the general public will be available as of 9 a.m. on Wednesday August 16.

The ’17-18 season kicks off on October 16 with major pop-rock icons, The Barenaked Ladies and their Canada 1-FIVE-0 TOUR, presented by the National Arts Centre. October 24 marks the return of Canadian troubadour Joel Plaskett, joining his father Bill Plaskett for a collaborative show in the Homburg Theatre to celebrate their duo album, Solidarity.

November is jam-packed month with 11 shows on deck. These include Liam Corcoran’s album release for Nevahland; the Island premiere of A Passage to Bollywood, a rollicking family musical experience; the return of Classic Albums LIVE with the prog-rock classic 2112 by Rush; and a one night only musical comedy performance of the international hit, Menopause the Musical.

The holiday season is equally busy in December with Tomato/Tomato’s A Maritime Christmas channeling old school holiday concerts with special guests Heather Rankin and Dave Gunning. From December 14-16, Adam Brazier’s Holiday Spectacular variety show brings big laughs, guest stars, stunning dance and musical numbers, and sketches to the mainstage.

Sprinkled throughout December, the Choral Music Programme – under the direction of Donald Fraser – presents three beloved annual concerts, with Handel’s Messiah, Sing Noël, and Sing Along Messiah.

The 2018 portion of the LIVE calendar is equally exciting, and more stacked than ever with the theatre renovations now complete and no more closures planned. January offers critically acclaimed Indigenous artist Susan Aglukark as well as the return of Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT). TDT has produced an exceptional body of original Canadian choreography and had a major impact on the development of national dance audiences.

Other highlights in 2017 include Island artists The East Pointers, Dennis Ellsworth and Kinley Dowling, and The Atlantic String Machine. The Songwriters Series also returns with three heavy hitting raconteurs from Canada’s East Coast: Old Man Luedecke, Hillsburn, and Fortunate Ones, each performing for one night only in the intimate listening space of The Mack. Fellow Maritimer, Classified makes a rare Charlottetown appearance on April 14, with a special acoustic performance with guest artists entitled Classified and Friends.

The Centre’s own dance umbrella program culminates their 2017-18 instructional season with four public performances — musical theatre romps The Nifty Fifties and All the World’s A Stage in March and April at The Mack, and the matinee and evening Annual Showcases, May 5 on the mainstage.

For ticket information and the entire Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre season calendar please visit confederationcentre.com/live or contact the Confederation Centre box office at (902) 566.1267 or toll free, at 1-800-565-0278. Special thanks are extended to the Government of Canada for their support of Confederation Centre; as well to Sobeys, the returning title sponsor for LIVE @ The Centre. Media sponsors are The Guardian, Hot 105.5, and Ocean 100.


Photo Cutline: Three of the more than 50 performances planned for the 2017-18 season of Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre, (L-R): Joel and Bill Plaskett; Susan Aglukark; and Tafelmusik (submitted photos).

Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre 2017-18 calendar
See full schedule and times online

*: denotes rental and touring shows outside of official LIVE program

03 – CBC’s The Debaters – Homburg*
04 – Rumours – The Fleetwood Mac Tribute – Homburg*
05 – A Tribute to Elvis – Homburg*
15 – PEI Symphony Orchestra (PEISO) – Zion Presbyterian Church*
16 — Barenaked Ladies – Homburg (sponsored by KKP)
24 – Bill & Joel Plaskett – Homburg (sponsored by FlyPEI)
28 – Lunch at Allen’s – Homburg*
02 – Lisa LeBlanc – Mack
10 – Liam Corcoran – Album Release – Mack
11 – Choral Music — In Remembrance -Trinity United Church
15 – A Passage to Bollywood – Homburg
16 – Classic Albums Live – RUSH – Homburg (sponsored by KKP)
19 – PEISO – Homburg*
23 – Tafelmusik – Homburg
24 – The Jerry Cans – Mack
25 – Menopause the Musical – Homburg
30 – Mud Bay Jugglers – Homburg
30 – Dominic Langlois with Andrew Creeggan – Art Gallery
01 – Tomato/Tomato: A Maritime Christmas – Homburg
03 – Handel’s Messiah – Homburg
08 – Dylan Menzie – Mack*
12 – Barra MacNeils – Homburg*
14-16 – The Confederation Centre Holiday Spectacular – Homburg (tickets on sale soon)
17 – Choral Music — Sing Noël – Homburg
21 – Matt Andersen – Homburg
28 – Choral Music — Sing Along Messiah – Kirk of St. James
20 – Toronto Dance Theatre – Homburg (sponsored by KKP)
27 – Susan Aglukark – Homburg
02 – Basia Bulat – Homburg
03 – Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling – Mack
10 – The East Pointers – Homburg (sponsored by FlyPEI)
14 – Valentine’s Cabaret – The Mack
21 – H’Sao – Mack
24 – Atlantic String Machine – Homburg (thrust stage)
03 – Old Man Luedecke — Songwriters Series – Mack (sponsored by Purity Dairy)
04 – PEISO – Zion*
10 – dance umbrella: The Nifty Fifties – Mack
14 – Billy McGuigan – Rock Show – Homburg
20 – Soup’Art – Studio 1
21 – PSS PSS…by Compagnia Baccalà – Homburg
22 – Ivan Coyote – Mack
30 – Choral Music on a Holy Day – Trinity United
06 – Hillsburn — Songwriters Series – Mack (sponsored by Purity Dairy)
07 – Shopkins Live! – Homburg (sponsored by That Fun Place)
08 – Choral Music — Voices of Spring – Trinity United
14 – dance umbrella – All the World’s A Stage — Mack
14 – Classic Albums Live – Supertramp – Homburg
15 – PEISO – Zion*
27 – Classified & Friends – Homburg (sponsored by KKP)
27 & 28 – Fortunate Ones — Songwriters Series – Mack (sponsored by Purity Dairy)
03 – Cadence – Mack
05 – dance umbrella Year End Performance – Homburg
08 – Alain Barbeau & Geneviève RB – Art Gallery

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