In 2017, Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of confederation, a pivotal milestone for our country, which allows us to connect with our past, celebrate who we are today, honour our exceptional achievements and build a legacy for tomorrow. To recognize this occasion, the Fredericton Playhouse is presenting a special Canada 150 Performance Series!
Thanks to the support of our funding partners, all tickets in this series will be $18.67 to mark the year of confederation. Read on to learn more about each of the four shows included in the series. Tickets are on sale now for all performances.
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre: Re-Quickening. Thursday, September 28. Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, recognized for for its seamless fusing of Indigenous and contemporary dance. In Re-Quickening, the company reaffirms life and the importance of the female voice and body. It touches on themes of dislocation from land, the history of violence against Indigenous women, residential schools and more.
The Tale of a Town – Canada: FIXT POINT. Thursday, October 5. FIXT POINT returns with The Tale of a Town, following up on their 2014 visit to Fredericton. During their previous visit, the theatre and media company gathered stories to create The Tale of a Town – Fredericton, presented in a special performance installation. This time, we’ll be treated to a live stage show, featuring a local choir and stories from main streets and down towns across Canada.
Fredericton Symphony Orchestra: WWI in Film and Music: Battle of the Somme; Original Documentary with New Music by Laura Rossi. Monday, November 6. The Fredericton Symphony Orchestra will give a special performance of a musical score by Laura Rossi, presented in conjunction with the 1916 documentary film The Battle of the Somme. This score will give greater meaning and depth to the wartime footage featured in the film, which remains one of the most successful documentaries ever made, and has influenced the past 100 years of documentary filmmaking.
Breabach and Old Man Luedecke: Special Double Bill Concert. Thursday, November 9. Five piece Scottish band Breabach joins forces with Chester, N.S.’s Old Man Ludecke for a double bill performance. Breabach delivers a thrilling brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scene. Their energetic performance embodies the Scottish sound that greatly influences music from Canada’s East Coat. Old Man Luedecke has a cunning lyrical flair, tenderly pushing the boundaries of storytelling with a unique mix of folk, bluegrass and pop hooks. This Juno-winning performer creates songs that are playful, coy and soul-warming.