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A ghostly visitor with a secret; a son devastated by loss; a deadly sword duel – and the most famous question in all of drama (“To be or not to be…”) These are just some of the reasons why Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy turned musical will hold you spellbound. Add in a thrilling rock opera score, a cast of 28 stellar Canadian actors, and a full orchestra, and you have all the makings of an intoxicating musical experience.

Based on the Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet, this powerhouse musical rocked the rafters in 2017 selling out a concert presentation at the Historic St. Mary’s Church in Indian River, P.E.I. and later packing the Homburg Theatre. The fully realized 2019 production is an electrifying experience following Hamlet’s quest for vengeance upon his uncle Claudius. Set in Kronborg Castle in Denmark, Kronborg–The Hamlet Rock Musical revolves around the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle by the ghost of his father, King Hamlet. Claudius had murdered his own brother and seized the throne, also marrying his deceased brother’s widow.

This original Canadian rock opera has become a cult favourite for Islanders who recall the 1974 Confederation Centre production, written by Cliff Jones, starring Brent Carver and Beverly D’Angelo. This remains the only production in the history of the Festival to be produced on Broadway.

Sensitivity Warning: Haze effects are used in this production
Recommended for ages 12 and up


ARTISTIC TEAM

Director, Mary Francis Moore; Music Director, Craig Fair; Choreographer, Robin Calvert; Associate Music Director, David Terriault; Costume Designer, Jeff Chief; Scenic Designer, Brian Smith; Lighting Designer, Kim Purtell; Sound Designer, Peter McBoyle; Production Stage Manager, Matt MacInnis.

Originally produced for the stage at The Charlottetown Festival by Confederation Centre of the Arts. BOOK, MUSIC, AND LYRICS BY Cliff Jones. ADDITIONAL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY Craig Fair.

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Wednesday to Saturday 11a.m .-  5 p.m  |  Sunday 1p.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Monday and Tuesday Closed


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Showcase Gift Shop

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The Story of Confederation 

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HOLIDAY HOURS

CCOA Building: Building closed to public December 24 to January 1
Open for Mavor’s December 31 from 5:00 – 10:00 pm  |  Open for Premier’s Levee January 1 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Box Office: December 24: Open 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  |  Closed December 25 to January 1 inclusive
(Starting January 2 hours change to being open 12:00 – 5:00 pm)

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Art Gallery: Closed December 24 to January 1

Showcase: Open December 24 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  |  Closed December 25 to January 1

Confederation Centre Chamber: Closed December 24 to January 1 (only open on Saturdays until June)

Library (public hours): Dec. 23: 12:30 – 5:00 pm  |  Dec. 24:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm  |  Dec. 25 and Dec. 26: Closed  |  Dec. 27: 9:30 am – 8:30 pm  |  Dec. 28 and Dec. 29: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
(Security and operations on site during these hours but rest of building closed to public)

Administrative Offices: Closed December 24 to January 1

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Hours of Operation


Art Gallery

Wednesday to Saturday 11a.m .-  5 p.m  |  Sunday 1p.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Monday and Tuesday Closed


Box Office

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Sundays & Evening Performances: The Box Office opens 2.5 hours prior to each performance. Please call 1.800.565.0278 or 902.566.1267 for information.

Mavor’s Restaurant

Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.  |  Friday – Saturday  11 a.m. – 11 p.m.  |  Sunday Closed
Please call 902.628.6107 for information.

Showcase Gift Shop

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. |   Sunday Closed
Please call 902.628.6149 for information.

The Story of Confederation 

Open only on Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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