A pair of comedy shows, a musical, a diverse mix of folk music and Symphony New Brunswick’s season kickoff are among the many events happening at the Fredericton Playhouse in October.
Shows are rolling once again at the Fredericton Playhouse. Here is a rundown of what’s to come during the month of October. Tickets for all performances are available for purchase online or in-person at the box office.
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Twin Flames | October 13, 7:30 p.m.
Twin Flames is a multi-award-winning Canadian husband and wife singing duo. Honouring their ancestors, they sing songs in English, Inuttitut and French. Pushing the boundaries of contemporary folk, with songs that incorporate both Western and traditional instruments, the pair expertly wraps Indigenous/Inuit stories in traditional and non-traditional styles. In partnership with: Music Runs Through It
Word Feast: Sean McCann & Andrea Aragon | October 16, 7:30 p.m.
Founder of iconic Canadian band Great Big Sea, Séan McCann is no stranger to Maritime audiences. A multiple East Coast Music Award winner and recent recipient of the Order of Canada for his advocacy work in recovery and mental health, McCann is returning to the Fredericton Playhouse to celebrate the release of his best-selling memoir One Good Reason (Nimbus). He will be joined onstage by his wife and co-author Andrea Aragon to share stories and songs from the book and his extensive repertoire of East Coast inspired classics.
Lunch At Allen’s | October 21, 7:30 p.m.
Lunch At Allen’s is a musical powerhouse comprising four remarkable Canadian talents: Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas. As individuals, they have written for or sung on over 25,000,000 CDs, penning hits for Josh Groban, Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, America, Santana, Cher and Rod Stewart, as well as Murray’s Farmer’s Song, Marc’s Marina Del Rey and Ian’s Painted Ladies, just to name a few. These three artists have come together adding the incredible voice of Cindy Church (Quartette, Great Western Orchestra) to form Lunch At Allen’s.
God is a Scottish Drag Queen 2 | October 22, 7:30 p.m.
Mike Delamont’s character of God, dressed in a floral power suit, returns in a hilarious sequel, God is a Scottish Drag Queen: The Second Coming. In this all new sequel, God comes down to expound on the platypus, Joseph’s Dream Coat, trendy veggies, burning bushes, vaccinations, turkeys, televangelists, the Amish, and so much more!
O(u)verture (Symphony New Brunswick) | October 23, 7:30 p.m.
An exciting season launches with outstanding new music director Melanie Léonard who will conduct this performance featuring Maxim Bernard on piano.
Best of the Fest | October 27, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring; Pete Zedlacher, Mike Delamont, & Leonard Chan. The Comedy Fest has been bringing laughter to the stages of Halifax for over 25 years, and now they’re bringing some of Canada’s best comedic talent to your hometown. Please be advised this performance contains occasional use of strong language. Recommended for ages 16+
Frankenstein (1931) A special film screening with live original score | October 28, 7:30 p.m.
This spooky season, enjoy a screening of the famous 1931 classic film Frankenstein, presented with a brand-new score performed with a live orchestra. NB composer Andrew Reed Miller has created this original music to be performed by core members of Symphony NB. The movie, produced by Universal Pictures, stars Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein, an obsessed scientist who digs up corpses with his assistant in order to assemble a living being from body parts. The resulting creature, played by Boris Karloff, has become an iconic horror character.
Menopause the Musical | October 29, 7:30 p.m.
The smash hit, Menopause The Musical, returns to Fredericton. Set in a department store, four women with nothing in common, come to realize they have more to share, than ever imagined. The Canadian All -Star Cast makes fun of hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, wrinkles, not enough sex, too much sex, chocolate binges and a whole lot more!
Classic Albums Live Performs: Tom Petty: Damn the Torpedoes | October 30, 7:30 p.m.
A perennial Playhouse favourite, Classic Albums Live presents skilled musicians who recreate the greatest albums of the ‘60s and ‘70s live on stage — note for note, cut for cut. Don’t look for costumes and lookalike theatrics at these rock recitals, just pure musicianship and songs that shaped a generation.