Fredericton Playhouse Announces Spotlight Series Lineup

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28 performances planned as the Fredericton Playhouse resumes regular programming with the announcement of its 2021-2022 Spotlight Series. 

Chantal Kreviazuk: Christmas is a Way of Life, My Dear arrives at the Fredericton Playhouse Dec. 16. Tickets on sale now for Spotlight Members. Public sales open October 1. Photo: Chantalkreviazuk.com

(Fredericton) After missing a full season due to public health measures brought on by the global pandemic, the Fredericton Playhouse’s Spotlight Series returns with a full lineup for its 2021-22 season. The organization’s flagship program will feature 28 performances in theatre, circus, comedy, dance, and music from across Canada and around the world.

“We are thrilled to be back to providing a full Spotlight Series this year,” exclaims Tim Yerxa, Executive Director. “And we couldn’t be more excited to welcome audiences back for what promises to be an exceptional season of live performance.” 

The season features several shows rescheduled from the 2019-20 season including fan-favourite Classic Albums Live, award-winning Indigenous dance company Red Sky Performance, and Canadian comedian Mike Delamont with God is a Scottish Drag Queen 2: The Second Coming.

Rounding out the Spotlight Series this season is a diverse collection of Canadian and international touring artists. Dance-lovers can look forward to four offerings spanning contemporary dance, urban-inspired, and classical ballet; meanwhile fans of both local and international music have over a dozen concerts on offer.

After the last year and a half, Fredericton audiences can certainly use some comedy as well. The series features five knee-slapping comedy shows sure to tickle the funny bone, including the well-known CBC comedy showdown, The Debaters Live.

The Spotlight Series wouldn’t be complete without a selection of holiday performances, and music fans won’t be disappointed by New Brunswick darlings Tomato/Tomato, and Canadian powerhouse Chantal Kreviazuk. 

After what seems like an eternity, staff and performers at the Playhouse are ready to welcome a full audience. “We’ve lined up a number of remarkable performances this year and can’t wait to see audiences back in person,” says Yerxa. “There’s something for everyone in this series, no matter your taste or budget.”

In addition to a full Spotlight Series, the Fredericton Playhouse has four scheduled performances as part of the Kidstage Series, as well as a number of shows offering “Pay What You Will” ticket pricing.

Details for all Spotlight and Kidstage Series shows are available now at theplayhouse.ca; tickets are available now to Spotlight Members, and to the public on October 1.

2021-2022 Series-At-A-Glance:

Twin Flames – Oct. 13
God is a Scottish Drag Queen 2: The Second Coming – Oct. 22
Frankenstein with live orchestration – Oct. 28
Classic Albums Live performs Tom Petty: Damn the Torpedoes – Oct. 30
Person of Interest: Melody Johnson – Nov. 18
Christine Tassan et les Imposteures – Nov. 30 
Chantal Kreviazuk: Christmas is a Way of Life, My Dear – Dec. 16
Tomato/Tomato: A Down Home Christmas – Dec. 19
Pearle Harbour: Agit-Pop! – Jan. 14
RUBBERBAND – Jan. 21
Piaf! The Show – Jan. 22
Naghash Ensemble: Sounds of Armenia – Feb. 4
Lúnasa – Feb. 11
Wesli – Feb. 18
Myles Goodwyn: Just Between You and Me – Feb. 19
Ballet Kelowna: Mambo & Other Works – Feb. 24
Red Sky Performance: Trace – March 4
Hawksley Workman & Sarah Slean – March 11
KNOT: Nikki & JD – March 16
Raine Hamilton String Trio – March 29
Bromance – March 31
Ben Caplan – April 1
Classic Albums Live performs Led Zeppelin II – April 7 
MIDDLE RAGED – April 24
Beverly Glenn-Copeland – May 12
Brent Mason’s Bob Dylan Birthday Bash – May 24
Anne of Green Gables- The Ballet™ – May 31

Special Presentations

Fredericton Symphony Orchestra – Dec. 12
Fred Penner – March 18

Kidstage Series

DuffleBag Theatre: Robin Hood – Dec. 27
L’Aubergine’s Ripopée – Feb. 27
Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch – May 1

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