The Fredericton Playhouse plays a major role in this winter’s FROSTival celebrations.
With another FROSTival just around the corner, the Fredericton Playhouse will again play host to several events as part of the city’s annual winter celebration.
Between January 21 and February 12, the popular downtown stage will present a wide array of performances that include Alberta-based country music artist Brett Kissel, Quebec City’s contemporary circus troupe Machine de Cirque, the return of Fredericton’s own operatic sensation Measha Brueggergosman who will bring her Songs of Freedom tour to the Playhouse stage on February 7 and The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will again visit the city with two evening screenings featuring the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films.
One of the most unique upcoming performances of the season would have to be that of Montreal-based figure skating/modern dance hybrid performers, Le Patin Libre. Formed in 2005 by former competitive figure skaters, the company bring “urban street dance and high-level artistic expression onto the ice, with a mix of movement, wit, speed and grace”. This performance will take place at Willie O’Ree Place on February 12. Members of the company will hold a public demonstration in Officer’s Square the day before and encourage everyone to bring their skates and join in the fun.
Full calendar of FROSTival events at The Fredericton Playhouse:
NB Country Showcase
Kick off FROSTival on January 21 with the NB Country Showcase, featuring talented musicians from New Brunswick and the Maritimes at large! View Event
Banff Mountain Film Festival
Don’t miss the return of this popular film festival on January 27 and 28, featuring the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films. View Event
Chinese New Year Gala
On January 29 the Chinese Cultural Association of New Brunswick presents a gala Chinese New Year performance, featuring a colourful and lively showcase of Chinese folk dancing and music performed by local talent. View Event
Brett Kissel ***SOLD OUT***
Alberta-based singer-songwriter Brett Kissel has broken onto the country scene in a major way over the last few years. He performs a sold-out show on February 2.
Fredericton’s own classically trained opera singer Measha Brueggergosman returns on February 7 with her Songs of Freedom tour, her way of connecting with her faith, her past, and honouring her family. View Event
Machine de Cirque
On February 9, see Machine de Cirque, a young, contemporary circus company whose show is both poetic and humorous, featuring theatrics, acrobatics, juggling and more. View Event
Public Skate with Le Patin Libre
Join us in Officers’ Square on February 11 at 1 p.m. The members of Le Patin Libre will hold a public demonstration and engage other skaters to participate in their own ice dance creation. View Event
Le Patin Libre
Formed by former high-level figure skaters, Le Patin Libre describes their performances as “contemporary dance on ice.” This group brings their combination of urban street dance and artistic expression to the ice at Willie O’Ree Place on February 12. View Event