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Experience More! at the Fredericton Playhouse this season

by on August 25, 2016


The Fredericton Playhouse is thrilled to once again present an exciting Spotlight Series lineup in 2016-2017, consisting of 31 world-class performances in music, dance and theatre, covering a wide range of different genres. In addition to these shows, the Playhouse also offers the Experience More! program, a series of innovative workshops and activities designed to enrich your experience. This year, we are delighted to offer 16 Experience More! events over the course of the season.

There will be a number of opportunities to get up close and personal with Spotlight Series performers. Join us for A Conversation with Joe Laughlin, following Joe Ink’s performance; A Conversation with Gavin Crawford after “FRIEND” “LIKE” #ME; A Conversation with Emily Molnar to follow Ballet BC’s performance; and A Conversation with Julia Mackey after Jake’s Gift.

For more interactive opportunities with artists, you’ll want to check out a Digital Graffiti Wall, allowing participants to write a message, draw a picture or leave a symbol using infrared technology – this wall will then be incorporated into Out Innerspace’s dance performance. You can also join us during Frostival for a Public Skate with Le Patin Libre, a group of high-level figure skaters who perform contemporary dance on ice.

Continuing with the skating theme, members of Fredericton’s roller derby team will provide a Pre-Show Derby Demo for audience members prior to Roller Derby Saved My Soul.

Dancers of various skill levels are invited to participate in several workshops. Everyone is invited to a Move It! Dance Workshop, offered in association with Joe Ink’s performance; a Bollywood Dance Workshop associated with Roots: A Journey Through India; and Cape Breton Step Dancing for Beginners, led by members of Còig. For more experienced dancers, there’s a Ballet Masterclass, led by a professional company member with Ballet BC.

Foodies and wine lovers can look forward to a few events this season, including a Traditional Newfoundland Dinner, taking place prior to The Once’s performance. We will also offer a Wines of Spain Tasting before Las Migas’ show, and a Wine Tasting and Artist Talk with Rémi Bolduc before Swingin’ with Oscar.

Finally, the musically inclined won’t want to miss a Hank Williams Open Mic, offered in association with Hank Williams Live 1952, as well as a Songwriters Workshop with Stephen Fearing.

Many Experience More! activities are offered free of charge, while others have a nominal registration fee. Please note that some programs may require pre-registration, and venues vary.

For more information on the Experience More! program, and for a complete listing of activities and events, please visit

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