Discover the Percussion Instruments of TorQ

  TorQ Percussion Ensemble is coming to town next week and will be bringing almost 75 percussion instruments that they’ll be striking, tapping, hitting and shaking as part of the Playhouse’s Spotlight Classical Series, and 2010-11 School Programming line-up.  Emerging percussionists will be able to take advantage of TorQ’s 90-minute onstage percussion workshop as part …

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TorQ Brings Percussion to a New Level

The Fredericton Playhouse will be filled with percussive melodies when TorQ performs on Tuesday, November 2 at 8pm. Awarded a MARTY for the Best Emerging Performing Arts Group in 2009 by the Mississauga Arts Council, TorQ (pronounced “tork”) was formed in 2004 by four young, enthusiastic Toronto-area percussionists looking to add new energy to percussion …

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Good Lovelies Open Onstage Series TONIGHT at The Playhouse

The Fredericton Playhouse is pleased to be presenting the first of our Onstage Series performances tonight as the Good Lovelies electrify in an intimate concert setting. Tonight and Wednesday night at 8pm, audiences will be treated to a beautifully warm and personal concert by this Juno Award-winning trio. Using the theatre as a backdrop, this …

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Learn the Art of Percussion with TorQ

  The Fredericton Playhouse is pleased to offer a series of innovative workshops and enrichment activities that take place in conjunction with our Spotlight Series performances. As part of our Create, Learn & Play Series, aspiring percussionists and music-lovers alike will have the chance to learn from the creative energy of Toronto-based percussion quartet TorQ. …

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Christmas @theplayhouse Acting Audition Call

Fredericton’s favourite Christmas show is holding acting auditions on Saturday October 23 in the Green Room of the Black Box Theatre (James Dunn Hall, St. Thomas University). Auditions will take place from 2pm to 5pm, on a first-come first-served basis by sign-up sheet.  No advanced preparation is necessary, as sides will be provided to the …

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Calling All Michael Jackson Fans!

The Fredericton Playhouse Spotlight Series is pleased to present THE concert event for Michael Jackson fans. Join us Saturday October 16 at 8pm for another jaw-dropping performance by Classic Albums Live as they recreate the King of Pop’s most iconic album, Thriller. Released in 1982, Thriller explores themes of funk, soul, pop, R&B and rock, …

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THE WAIT IS OVER! Monty Python’s SPAMALOT opens Thursday!

The Tony Award-winning Monty Python's Spamalot will visit the fair city of Fredericton for two performances on October 14 and 15 at 8pm at The Fredericton Playhouse. Lovingly "ripped-off" from the internationally famous comedy team's most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Spamalot is the winner of three 2005 Tony …

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Bruce Cockburn Forced to Cancel Upcoming Tour Due to Pneumonia

The Fredericton Playhouse regrets to announce that Bruce Cockburn’s upcoming performance on October 17 has been cancelled.  On the advice of his physicians, Cockburn has been forced to cancel his upcoming tour of the Maritimes and a date in Quebec City. Cockburn was recently diagnosed with pneumonia after being admitted to a hospital in eastern …

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Discover the World of Norman McLaren through Dance!

On Tuesday October 12 at 8pm, The Fredericton Playhouse will be transformed by the imaginary world of film when NORMAN takes us on a journey of initiation into filmmaker Norman McLaren's playful animated landscapes, in the company of dancer and choreographer Peter Trosztmer. Brought to fruition by 4D Art Lemieux/Pilon, NORMAN has been touted as …

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Fredericton Playhouse Reports Record Year: Facility Use, Numbers of Performance and Attendance Reach All-Time High

In its annual report to Fredericton City Council, the Fredericton Playhouse reported one of its best years since the facility came under its current management 10 years ago. Tim Yerxa, Executive Director of the city’s major performing arts venue, outlined the 2009-10 season results to councilors last night, reporting that 110 different productions were offered; …

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