Valentine’s Day gift guide

January is almost over, and that means Valentine's Day is only two weeks away! If you're struggling to come up with exciting and innovative gift ideas for that special someone, we've got you covered. A night out at the Playhouse makes for the perfect romantic evening! Take a look at our performance suggestions below: Victoria …

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Victoria promises to dazzle audiences and heal the soul

On Wednesday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m., Dulcinea Langfelder & Co. will perform the play Victoria at the Fredericton Playhouse. Victoria is a production that addresses old age, vulnerability, loss and death without being morbid, frightening or depressing. The story follows Victoria, a woman with dementia who has lost her memory, and in turn has …

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If you think attending live performances is reserved for the privileged, think again

While the performing arts have evolved significantly over the years, many people still have preconceptions about the accessibility of attending performances, especially when it comes to the issue of affordability. This month, I’ll address some common myths about the cost of attending performances and other activities at the Fredericton Playhouse. We sometimes encounter criticism from …

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Fredericton City Council-in-committee approves expanded Queen Street site for new regional performing arts centre

On Monday evening, Fredericton City Council-in-committee approved an expanded version of the existing Playhouse’s Queen Street site as the location for a new regional performing arts centre. In December, Greg MacFarlane, Vice President of the Playhouse board, presented an option to construct a new centre, built in phases on the existing Playhouse site and extending …

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Rising folk-pop musician Basia Bulat combines classic songwriting with a radiant, contemporary sound

Coming to the Playhouse on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. during Fredericton Frostival, Basia Bulat will wow audiences with her electrifying voice and memorable lyrics. A rising star on Canada’s folk-pop music scene, Bulat has been nominated for multiple Juno Awards, and has had two albums shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize. She …

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Girls Nite Out will have audiences laughing in the aisle with hysterical stand-up and improv

On Friday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. during Fredericton Frostival, the Playhouse Spotlight Series presents an evening of stand-up comedy and improv called Girls Nite Out. Led by beloved Canadian comic Elvira Kurt, Girls Nite Out has been wowing audiences for 10 years. This all-female variety show features comedians with Second City roots, who will …

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Toronto Dance Theatre returns with five masterworks from Artistic Director Christopher House

Contemporary dance company Toronto Dance Theatre returns to the Playhouse on Thursday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. during Fredericton Frostival to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special program called House Mix. Back by popular demand after a stunning performance in 2014, Toronto Dance Theatre’s latest show features a mixed program with five masterworks from …

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