TELL TALE HARBOUR
A World Premiere Musical Comedy
Running Time | 2 hrs 6 min | 20 Min Intermission
Deep in the heart of Atlantic Canada sits a small harbour losing hope. The once bountiful fishing village is struggling to survive, and half the population is relocating to the mainland for better opportunities. The community is looking for a miracle when an opportunity arises to bring a state-of-the-art frozen french fry facility to town. There’s just one major obstacle; to secure the factory, the harbour must have a full-time resident doctor. Realizing this might be their last chance to save their beloved community, the townspeople come together to charm an interim doctor into moving there permanently.
Based on the screenplay The Grand Seduction by Ken Scott, this new musical comedy celebrates the people, the trials, and the triumphs of living in a small community in Atlantic Canada. Co-written by, and starring music icon Alan Doyle, the story of Tell Tale Harbour is as relatable as it is ridiculous, as hilarious as it is heartfelt, and full of East Coast pride.
SENSITIVITY WARNING – Fog and Haze effects are used in this production.
Here is what audiences are saying about Tell Tale Harbour!
Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™
Running Time | 2 hrs 36 min | 20 Min Intermission
She is back! After a two-year hiatus, P.E.I.’s most iconic redhead returns to The Charlottetown Festival.
This family musical tells the poignant and funny story of a freckle-faced, red-haired orphan named Anne Shirley who arrives at the Bright River Railway Station full of hope for a new life. Her destination is the home of brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When she arrives at Green Gables, Anne is devastated when she discovers that the elderly couple is expecting a boy from the orphanage, and then ecstatic when they decide to keep her. With her fiery temper, love of melodrama and romance, and penchant for misadventure, she brings laughter, love, and more than a little consternation to the Cuthbert’s quiet lives. In return, Anne finds the happiness and the home she has longed for all her life.
With a company of 28 amazing Canadian talents and a 14-member live orchestra, this Canadian classic has delighted millions of people at Confederation Centre. Anne of Green Gables – the Musical™ is a humorous, touching, and truly athletic musical that will inspire your imagination, tickle your funny bone, and mesmerize you with its graceful and exhilarating singing and dancing.
“Overflowing with talent…wildfire that can’t be missed.” – The Guardian
“Vibrant, exciting, heartwarming…inspired direction by Brazier. Anne is still P.E.I.’s most welcome summer visitor.” – The Buzz
“The new elements also do something that is essential to the original novel, they create a sense of the scale of time that has elapsed, so when hearts swell or break or stop, you understand the weight of it.” – The Guardian
Sensitivity Warning: Strobe lighting & light haze effects are used in this production
Sobey Family Theatre
Any guests with special needs should discuss their needs with a box office representative when booking their tickets.
Guests in wheelchairs or who have difficulty climbing stairs may use the elevator located beside the main box office entrance on the corner of Queen and Grafton streets. This elevator will bring you to the lower foyer for access to the box office, the entrance to Sobey Family Theatre, Studio1 and Studio 2. This elevator can also bring you to the Grafton Street Plaza to gain access to the upper theatre foyer, CCOA Art Gallery or Confederation Centre Library.
The building is also accessible through the Richmond Street entrance, where a lift brings you to the foyer level for access to the administration offices, box office, the entrance to the Mainstage Theatre, Studio1 and Studio 2.
Hearing Devices: Sobey Family Theatre is equipped with an infra-red listening system. Receivers may be obtained from the Front of House staff on a first-come-first-served basis.
Booster Seats: Booster seats are available in the Sobey Family Theatre from our Front of House Staff before the performance. These are provided on a first-come-first-served basis.
For most of our performances, refreshments and snacks are available before the performance and during intermission. Alcoholic beverages are also served at some of our performances. All snacks and refreshments purchased on-site at concessions are permitted into the theatre. Please note that many of our concession products may contain peanuts or peanut oil.