A quick overview of what’s coming to The Playhouse stage in September 2017.
September 12, 7:30 | Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival presents:
Martha Wainwright (with guests Brent Mason & Jessica Rhaye)
With her undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a beguiling performer and a refreshing musical force. Born in New York City to folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, Martha’s incredible range and talent has stunned sold out audiences on several continents. Her latest, the extraordinary 2016 album Goodnight City, returns to the rawness of her first releases, while showcasing her musical maturity and knack for songwriting. ***Tickets available through Harvest Jazz & Blues.***
September 15, 7:30 | Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival presents
Bruce Cockburn (with guest Tara Lightfoot) ***SOLD OUT***
One of Canada’s finest artists makes his long awaited Harvest debut! Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality and musical diversity. His remarkable journey has seen him embrace folk, jazz, rock and worldbeat styles, while his guitar playing, both acoustic and electric, has placed him in the company of the world’s top instrumentalists.
September 16, 7:30 | Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival presents:
Alex Cuba (with guest Reeny Smith)
Alex Cuba launched his music career as a child, performing in his father’s band Lost Puentes in Havana and winning a national songwriting competition at age eighteen. His groove-laden, multi-cultural sound is characterized by smoky vocals, harmonies and adept guitar work with magnetic hooks; tunes that marry the rolling sway of Afro-Latin rhythms and the bittersweet melodies of his native home with jazz for a new Latin soul sound. His latest album, Healer, includes bilingual duets with Ron Sexsmith, David Myles and Alejandra Ribera, while Cuba has also collaborated with Nelly Furtado, Feist and Jose Gonzalez. ***Tickets available through Harvest Jazz & Blues.***
September 23, 8:00 | Comedy 150 Inc. presents:
Canada It’s Compliated
Canada, It’s Complicated is a brand new comedy featuring sketches and satirical songs that examine the joys, foibles, tragedies and triumphs of Canada as it is today and into the future. Featuring a cast of 7 multi-talented, up-and-coming comedic performers, Canada, It’s Complicated is being written in collaboration with a diverse group of multiple-award-winning leading Canadian comedians, musicians and playwrights including Mary Walsh, Derek Seguin, Quantum Tangle, Marie Clements, Thomas King, Mieko Ouchi and Mike Allison. Performers: Chad Anderson; Evelyn Chew; Thomas Duret; Dakota Hebert; Peter MacDonald; Jamie Pitt; Nathan D. Simmons. Recommended for Ages 14+
September 27, 7:00 | Experience More! presents:
Contemporary Indigenous Dance Primer
An introduction for non-indigenous people understanding indigenous culture and indigenous people through contemporary dance.
A participating adult must accompany children under 12. No experience needed. (In association with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre – Re-Qickening, September 28 at the Fredericton Playhouse)
September 28, 7:30 | Canada 150 Series presents:
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre – Re-Quickening
Through bold imagery, sound and embodied Indigenous narratives, Re-Quickening is a reaffirmation of life and the sovereignty of female voice and body. It touches on themes of dislocation from land, the history of violence against Indigenous women, residential schools and more. Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, recognized for its seamless fusing of Indigenous and contemporary dance into a compelling signature choreographic vision.
Please be advised this performance contains mature themes or subject matter and partial nudity.
September 29, 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
The Wiggles Big Show!
Get ready to Wiggle, CANADA! The world’s favourite children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles, is coming to perform for you as part of their BIG SHOW World tour! This brand new show will see Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony perform all over Canada, from the East Coast to the West Coast. Come along and “Do the Propeller” or “Dial E for Emma,” and if Lachy falls asleep, call out “Wake up Lachy!” The Wiggles BIG SHOW will feature some of their most loved songs such as Hot Potato and Rock A Bye Your Bear. The fab four of fun will of course be joined by their Wiggly friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus, along with the Wiggly red coat dancers.
For compete details and ticket information for all performances, visit www.theplayhouse.ca