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Fredericton Playhouse season highlights

by on February 7, 2014

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We’re more than halfway through our 2013-14 season, but the Fredericton Playhouse still has lots of exciting shows coming up over the next few months. Here are the remaining Spotlight Series events we’re looking forward to sharing with you!


The Playhouse is presenting a wide range of different dance performances this season. Up next is Maria Osende Flamenco: Sublime on Sunday, February 16. This show fuses hot, passionate flamenco with opera and blues, taking audiences on a journey that ebbs between beauty and passion. The Playhouse is also offering an Experience More! Absolute Beginner Spanish Dance Class to introduce participants to the art of flamenco dancing.

On Friday, February 28, contemporary company Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal will perform three exhilarating works by cutting-edge choreographers, including Harry by Barak Marshall, Night Box by Wen Wei Wang and Zero in On by Cayetano Soto. Interested in experiencing contemporary dance firsthand? Join the dance company for an Experience More! Masterclass: Beginner Contemporary.

Peggy Baker Dance Projects will present two pieces: Inside the Art on Thursday, March 13 will journey into the heart of the ideas that underlie Peggy Baker’s works as a choreographer and interpreter, while Disappearance of Right & Left on Monday, March 16is a seamless marriage of movement and text, drawing from Baker’s family history and life experience. The Playhouse is offering three Experience More! activities along with these shows – an artist talk with Peggy Baker; Modern Moves Made Easy, a chance for participants to deepen their understanding of modern dance; and MOVE, an installation piece open to dancers and non-dancers alike.


Music lovers also have lots of shows to choose from at the Playhouse. On Wednesday, February 19, Ron Di Lauro will present Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis. Appearing in the Playhouse’s intimate studio space, Di Lauro is one of the most sought-after musicians in Canada. During his performance, he’ll play tribute to the 1959 album Kind of Blue, the best selling jazz album in the world.

Moving on to the 1960s, Jim Witter’s Feelin’ Groovy on Sunday, March 30, will transport audiences to a time when peace and love were eternal – set to the songs of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Award-winning musician and songwriter Witter will take you on a trip down memory lane you aren’t soon to forget.

Total string sensation Bowfire hits the Playhouse stage on Wednesday, April 2. This is an exceptionally high quality music experience as well as a fast-paced theatrical show, featuring the finest lineup of fiddle and violin virtuosos ever assembled on stage.

Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience will pull audience members to their feet and get them into the groove on Thursday, April 10. Simien is one of the most gifted vocalists, engaging performers and innovative recording artists in American roots music. The whole family is invited to learn more about this genre during Zydeco Music for Families, as part of our Experience More! program.

Whether you’re a fan of folk, roots, blues or jazz music, Treasa Levasseur and the Daily Special has something for you. Levasseur will blend old school R&B grooves with her own soulful style on Saturday, April 26.


When it comes to theatre this season, the Playhouse has some unexpected and unique offerings. The Intergalactic Nemesis, coming up Tuesday, February 25, is a performance like you’ve never seen. This show brings a graphic novel to life while actors voice characters on stage, creating an incredible sci-fi story that can be enjoyed by everyone from comic book readers to fans of old school radio shows, and everyone in between.

On Thursday, April 24, theatre and dance company Sossy Mechanics will present Trick Boxing, a fast-paced physical comedy about an apple seller who’s bamboozled into becoming a boxer, and ends up swinging his way to the championship with the help of a wily dance-hall girl. This show is full of rapid-fire dialogue, high-energy dance numbers, ridiculous puppetry and boxing! Plus, you can learn the basics of swing dancing with an Experience More! Swing Dance Class.

The smash hit musical Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show – experience it for yourself on Sunday, May 25. Featuring the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship guarantees everyone will have the time of their lives.


You’ll want to bring the whole family to the Playhouse to experience the season’s remaining Kidstage shows, starting with storyteller Donna Washington on Sunday, March 16. This award-winning recording artist and author inspires and excites with her dynamic storytelling performances, using vocal pyrotechnics, extreme facial expressions, participation and physicality to bring stories to life. Washington will also participate in an Experience More! activity called I Remember When…, a storytelling performance for seniors.

Bouge de là: The Studio will provide young audiences with access to poetry, humour and beauty. On Sunday, April 6, the four dancers in the company will explore colour, line and movement through the use of fabric, frames, paintings and props, transporting children into an enchanting world that stimulates their senses and curiosity. After the show, families are invited to an Experience More! Onstage Workshop, a physical response to the performance.

With so many amazing performances coming up this season at the Fredericton Playhouse, we’re confident there’s something for everyone!

Find more info about our Experience More! events here. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by calling 1-866-884-5800, or online at


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