Jake’s Gift commemorates Second World War with poignancy and surprising humour

On Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m., the Fredericton Playhouse Spotlight Series will present award-winning Canadian play Jake’s Gift. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017, Jake’s Gift has been performed in over 200 communities across Canada and overseas, including a much-lauded performance at the Playhouse in 2009. This powerful one-person performance by playwright Julia Mackey …

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Nominations sought for The Playhouse Honours 2017

The Fredericton Playhouse is asking the public for nominations for The Playhouse Honours 2017. Since 2008, the Fredericton Playhouse board of directors has awarded The Playhouse Honours annually. The recognition honours individuals’ involvement in the performing arts in Fredericton, fostering a deeper appreciation of the value that people can make to community life through their work in music, …

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Preparing for Performances Takes More Effort Than You May Realize…

When you attend a performance at the Playhouse, the show you’re seeing on stage is a final product. What you may not realize is that our technical and front of house staff begins to prepare for a performance weeks before it reaches the stage. Last season, the Playhouse hosted 120 events. I thought it might …

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“Ambassador of the blues” Guy Davis to perform in Playhouse’s Kidstage Series

Coming to the Fredericton Playhouse on Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. as part of the Kidstage Series, Guy Davis’ Routes of the Blues is a compelling show for children and adults alike. Known as an “ambassador of the blues,” and for hit shows at the Playhouse and the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, Davis …

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Stephen Fearing captivates audiences with his arresting voice and brilliant guitar playing

On Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m., Juno-winning folk musician Stephen Fearing will perform at the Fredericton Playhouse. One of Canada’s foremost singer-songwriters, Fearing is known for mixing powerful lyrics, creative arrangements and brilliant guitar playing. A founding member of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Fearing has built a loyal international following over the past …

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Immortal Chi spectacularly combines martial arts and jaw-dropping acrobatics

Coming to the Fredericton Playhouse on Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m., Immortal Chi: A Warrior’s Quest for Balance brings the ancient traditions and rich theatrical history of China to life with a rousing 21st century twist. From the producer of the worldwide hit Shaolin Warriors, Immortal Chi is a spectacular new fusion of Chinese …

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The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry comes to life with virtuoso musicianship and rock star vocals

On Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m., see a classic rock opera from a brand new perspective when the HillBenders present The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry at the Fredericton Playhouse. Forty-five years after its original release, the Who’s Tommy has been reimagined as a full-length bluegrass tribute. Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and …

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