A new year, a new chair

Fresh on the heels of a new year we are also welcoming a new President to The Fredericton Playhouse Inc. Board of Directors. Patrick Flanagan is a Fredericton entrepreneur whose involvement in the arts and social development fields extends from the Fredericton Music Festival in the 1950s, through the popular 1960s band Naked Lunch, and …

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Ten questions for Harry Manx (by N. Romero)

#1  How did the World Affairs band come together? The World Affairs Band was put together in 2012 for a performance at the Maison Symphonic during the Montreal Jazz Festival. The festival had presented my solo show a number of times and they were looking to have me with a band. I suggested a mix of …

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Manx marries the music of East and West

A versatile multi-instrumentalist who marries Indian classical music to southern blues, Harry Manx has been called an “essential link” between the music of East and West. Coming to The Playhouse Tuesday, February 19, Harry Manx’s World Affairs featuring Yeshe and Kiran Ahluwalia brings together musicians of different cultural backgrounds in a setting that allows for …

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Three movies, one man, and a galaxy far, far away.

In One Man Star Wars Trilogy, writer-performer Charles Ross takes the audience on a riotous, live action interpretation of the original Star Wars films. Ross plays all the characters, recreates the effects, sings from John Williams’s famous score, flies the ships and fights both sides of the light saber battles, complete with captivating facts and …

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Experience the power of the human voice with Ladysmith Black Mambazo

For over forty years, the voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo have married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. The result is a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience representing every corner of the religious, cultural, and …

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Turn up the heat with A Night in Havana!

Bright colours, festive sounds and a hot tropical night in the dead of winter – who could ask for more? Experience the magic and music of an evening of Cuban culture and be transported to a sizzling and sultry musical night in Havana at the annual BellAliant Onstage Gala on Friday, February 22 at 8pm. …

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Experience More! An open rehearsal with Lesandra Dodson

On Tuesday, January 22, take a peek into the evocative and creative new works of Lesandra Dodson when The Fredericton Playhouse Experience More! program presents an open rehearsal to the public between 3 and 5pm for a rare and interesting behind-the-scenes look into professional dance. This rehearsal wraps up preparation for the premiere of Dodson's …

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