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Spotlight Series

The Fredericton Playhouse Spotlight Series invites some of the most exciting artists touring today to the Playhouse stage, offering East Coast favourites, internationally acclaimed ensembles, up-and-coming musicians, innovative dance and circus shows, hilarious comedy performances, inspiring theatre pieces and much more.

The 2024-25 season features 30 professional performances in music, dance, circus, and comedy from across Canada and around the world. Plus, with 7 Pay What You Will performances, everyone can find a way to enjoy the Spotlight Series!

**NEW: Supported and Young Audience discounts are offered on tickets to all Spotlight Series shows. Click here for full ticket price details. 

Plus, become a Playhouse Member and be the first to get the best seats with access to a discount on Spotlight Series performances, special members' pre-sale for ALL events and MORE! 

Learn more about ticket pricing details.

Featured Events:

Mon 7 Oct 2024
@ 7:30 PM
PAY WHAT YOU WILL - TICKETS REQUIRED
Plus taxes
7 contemporary dancers in a line, darkly lit against a black background
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Momentum of Isolation

Tickets are available now only to Playhouse Members - click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Radical System Art presents this impactful dance-theatre piece fusing contemporary and urban dance, martial arts, and theatre. Momentum of Isolation explores the timely themes of digital existences, shifting values, and social...

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7 contemporary dancers in a line, darkly lit against a black background

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Fri 18 Oct 2024
@ 7:30 PM
$19- 38
Plus taxes
10 members of the band Lemon Bucket Orkestra facing the camera, holding their instruments
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members - click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Frenetic and exhilarating, Lemon Bucket Orkestra is a multi-award-winning ensemble known for their “guerilla-folk party-punk” style. The thirteen-piece band is comprised of world class musicians wielding an eclectic collection of instruments...

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10 members of the band Lemon Bucket Orkestra facing the camera, holding their instruments

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Thu 24 Oct 2024
@ 7:30 PM
$15- 30
Plus taxes
The title "The China Syndrome" written in a stark yellow font against a black background
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

The China Syndrome (1979)

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. A film screening of the 1979 classic disaster-thriller The China Syndrome (starring Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, and Michael Douglas) accompanied by members of Symphony New Brunswick and Resonance New Music performing an...

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The title "The China Syndrome" written in a stark yellow font against a black background

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Fri 25 Oct 2024
@ 7:30 PM
$29- 58
Plus taxes
The 4 members of Trans-Canada Highwaymen looking at the camera, standing in front of a colourful carnival ticket booth
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Trans-Canada Highwaymen

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. This all-Canadian supergroup features longtime legends of the radio waves: Moe Berg (The Pursuit of Happiness), Chris Murphy (Sloan), Craig Northey (Odds) and Steven Page (ex-Barenaked Ladies). Each band member takes turns...

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The 4 members of Trans-Canada Highwaymen looking at the camera, standing in front of a colourful carnival ticket booth

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Fri 1 Nov 2024
@ 7:30 PM
Pay What You Will - Tickets Required
Plus taxes
Élage Diouf in a black shirt and golden yellow hat against a yellow background
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Élage Diouf

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. JUNO award winning percussionist and composer Élage Diouf sits at the crossroads of pop, world, blues, folk, and asiko (West African rhythms). His trademark sound is upbeat and festive, perfectly complimenting his...

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Élage Diouf in a black shirt and golden yellow hat against a yellow background

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Fri 15 Nov 2024
@ 7:30 PM
$27- 54
Plus taxes
Asad Mecci and Colin Mochrie in black suit jackets standing against a black background with stage spotlights
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Hyprov

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Canada’s master improviser Colin Mochrie and hypnotist extraordinaire Asad Mecci return to the Playhouse with their spontaneous and imaginative show, Hyprov! Audience members volunteer to be hypnotized by Mecci, then remain on...

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Asad Mecci and Colin Mochrie in black suit jackets standing against a black background with stage spotlights

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Mon 2 Dec 2024
@ 7:30 PM
$25- 50
Plus taxes
3 members of The Celtic Tenors in black suits against a white background
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

The Celtic Tenors- A Celtic Christmas

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. The Celtic Tenors are a million-record-selling global phenomenon. Now, these virtuoso tenors return to Fredericton with a blockbuster holiday show, celebrating the spectacular sounds of Christmas. From classic carols like O Holy...

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3 members of The Celtic Tenors in black suits against a white background

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Sun 15 Dec 2024
@ 7:30 PM
$18- 36
Plus taxes
Tyler Shaw in a black suit tossing a Santa hat in the air, standing against a white background
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

A Tyler Shaw Christmas

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Known for his trademark heartfelt lyrics and holiday pop tunes, Tyler Shaw puts on a charming concert that sweeps audiences off their feet. Starting his musical career in BC, Shaw’s music has...

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Tyler Shaw in a black suit tossing a Santa hat in the air, standing against a white background

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Fri 24 Jan 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$17- 34
Plus taxes
Dominique Fils-Aimé in front of a teal blue background with her hair in braids thrown out to the side of the photo
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Dominique Fils-Aimé

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Get ready for a tapestry of jazz, soul, and blues woven by one of the most original and dynamic singers in Canadian music today! Montreal-based Dominique Fils-Aimé won the JUNO Award for...

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Dominique Fils-Aimé in front of a teal blue background with her hair in braids thrown out to the side of the photo

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Fri 31 Jan 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$18- 36
Plus taxes
Snotty Nose Rez Kids sitting in patio chairs in front of an RV and a wide open blue sky
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Snotty Nose Rez Kids tore onto the music scene in 2016 with unmistakable talent and an unforgettable name. Hailing from the Haisla Nation, Snotty Nose Rez Kids are trailblazers in the world...

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Snotty Nose Rez Kids sitting in patio chairs in front of an RV and a wide open blue sky

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Sat 1 Feb 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$18- 36
Plus taxes
A close up, darkly lit image of a burlesque singer at an old fashioned microphone
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play is an international award-winning one-woman biographical musical that combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international...

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A close up, darkly lit image of a burlesque singer at an old fashioned microphone

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Thu 6 Feb 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$25- 50
Plus taxes
A group of 5 musicians on stage under purple and red stage lights
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Classic Albums Live performs Eagles- Their Greatest Hits

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. If you’re a fan of the Eagles, you won’t want to miss this walk down memory lane by revisiting the first compilation album by this incredible band. A perennial Playhouse favourite, Classic...

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A group of 5 musicians on stage under purple and red stage lights

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Sun 9 Feb 2025
@ 7:30 PM
Pay What You Will- Tickets Required
Plus taxes
5 members of New North Collective sitting in front of a piano on stage against a blue background
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

New North Collective- Circumpolar Soundscape

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. The New North Collective is an ensemble of Northern Canadian performing artists from Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavik/Nunavut featuring singer-songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, spoken word, and throat singing. Together, they explore their ideas of...

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5 members of New North Collective sitting in front of a piano on stage against a blue background

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Thu 13 Feb 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$17- 34
Plus taxes
Stephen Fearing in a black jacket and red checked shirt sitting on a stool, holding his guitar out to the side
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

An Evening with Stephen Fearing

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Experience the musical journey of Stephen Fearing, the Canadian folk nomad who has spent a lifetime on the road perfecting his internationally celebrated music. From his formative years in Dublin to life...

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Stephen Fearing in a black jacket and red checked shirt sitting on a stool, holding his guitar out to the side

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Sat 15 Feb 2025
@ 7:30 PM
Pay What You Will- Tickets Required
Plus taxes
Close up of Ingrid Hansen looking sideways at the camera with cotton fluff coming out her mouth to look like smoke
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Epidermis Circus

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. SNAFU Society of Unexpected Spectacles A spicy puppet cabaret, hosted by a sassy grandma who keeps trying to steal the show. This beautifully twisted variety show is performed by Ingrid Hansen, who...

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Close up of Ingrid Hansen looking sideways at the camera with cotton fluff coming out her mouth to look like smoke

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Sun 16 Feb 2025
@ 7:30 PM
Pay What You Will- Tickets Required
Plus taxes
Three artists silhouetted on stage against orange window lights
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

La Otra Orilla- Rite

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. One enters into Flamenco as one enters into religion. Rite is the powerful and explosive new flamenco show from Quebec-based multidisciplinary group, La Otra Orilla. Combining dance, voice, guitar, and percussion, these...

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Three artists silhouetted on stage against orange window lights

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Fri 28 Feb 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$19- 38
Plus taxes
Three actors dressed as researchers in white parkas against a black background
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Dimanche

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. By Focus and Chaliwaté. Represented by Aurora Nova. Sometime in the near future... Humanity has failed to adapt to the new ecological reality. It is officially the end of the world as...

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Three actors dressed as researchers in white parkas against a black background

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Wed 5 Mar 2025
@ 7:30 PM
Pay What You Will- Tickets Required
Plus taxes
Maryna Krut sitting and leaning against the bandura with a tan background and plant next to her
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Maryna Krut

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Maryna Krut (pronounced “kroot”) is a Ukrainian singer and virtuoso of the bandura, a stringed instrument unique to Ukraine that looks and sounds like a hybrid of lute and harp. At 28...

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Maryna Krut sitting and leaning against the bandura with a tan background and plant next to her

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Sat 8 Mar 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$17- 34
Plus taxes
Close up of Cliff Cardinal with a ruffled Shakespear-style collar, surrounded by a group of people's hands
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

As You Like It, or The Land Acknowledgement

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. A Crow's Theatre Production. By Cliff Cardinal. With this subversive updating of the Bard’s classic, cultural provocateur Cliff Cardinal aims to surprise and provoke. The title of William Shakespeare’s As You Like...

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Close up of Cliff Cardinal with a ruffled Shakespear-style collar, surrounded by a group of people's hands

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Sun 9 Mar 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$20- 40
Plus taxes
A bright yellow background with the words Choir! Choir! Choir! An epic Queen sing along. We will Choir you: We teach! You Sing!
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Choir! Choir! Choir!

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. We Will CHOIR! You!: An EPIC QUEEN Sing-Along! Choir! Choir! Choir! is the fully interactive, participatory show that turns audience into performer. So get ready to laugh, dance and SING! your hearts...

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A bright yellow background with the words Choir! Choir! Choir! An epic Queen sing along. We will Choir you: We teach! You Sing!

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Thu 13 Mar 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$24- 48
Plus taxes
Steve Patterson jumping in the air, arms outstretched at different angles, and legs bent. He's wearing a full suit and is in front of a flat white background
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Steve Patterson is: Patterdad

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Many Canadians recognize the name Steve Patterson. He’s been a crowd favorite since his first Just for Laughs Gala appearance back in 2004, and as host of the long-running hit show The...

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Steve Patterson jumping in the air, arms outstretched at different angles, and legs bent. He's wearing a full suit and is in front of a flat white background

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Fri 14 Mar 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$17- 34
Plus taxes
Chris Funk is centered on a dark background with the image of a violin in one hand and playing cards floating in the air under his other hand.
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Chris Funk: The Wonderist

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. His parents wanted him to be a musician, he wanted to be a magician. Chris Funk’s show is an engaging multimedia experience that has audiences talking and scratching their heads for years...

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Chris Funk is centered on a dark background with the image of a violin in one hand and playing cards floating in the air under his other hand.

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Thu 20 Mar 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$18- 36
Plus taxes
A close up of the two Barr Brothers standing in front of a window looking to the side off-camera
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

The Barr Brothers

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Get ready for an evening of thoughtful lyrics and irresistible melodies with The Barr Brothers! Hailing from the streets of Montreal, this dynamic ensemble weaves a tapestry of sound that perfectly blends...

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A close up of the two Barr Brothers standing in front of a window looking to the side off-camera

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Wed 26 Mar 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$44- 89
Plus taxes
Alan Cumming making a scrunched face as Ari Shapiro kisses his cheek
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Alan Cumming & Ari Shapiro

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret Alan Cumming (Cabaret, The Good Wife) and Ari Shapiro (NPR’s All Things Considered, Pink Martini) both transport audiences to other worlds through their stories. Now, they’re...

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Alan Cumming making a scrunched face as Ari Shapiro kisses his cheek

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Thu 10 Apr 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$23- 46
Plus taxes
The Peking Acrobats holding large green fans out to the side as all 10 balance on a single bike
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

The Peking Acrobats

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. For the last thirty-two years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such...

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The Peking Acrobats holding large green fans out to the side as all 10 balance on a single bike

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Sat 12 Apr 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$18- 36
Plus taxes
One man standing next to another holding a screen in front of the other's face. On the screen the image looks like the back of the man's head.
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

The Umbilical Brothers: The Distraction

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Do you love staring at screens? Are you staring at a screen right now? You should get out more. Specifically to a show that has an enormous screen smack-bang in the middle...

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One man standing next to another holding a screen in front of the other's face. On the screen the image looks like the back of the man's head.

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Fri 2 May 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$27- 54
Plus taxes
Matt Dusk in a red velvet jacket singing into an old fashioned microphone with the text "Matt Dusk sings Tony Bennett"
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Matt Dusk Sings Tony Bennett

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Matt Dusk is one of Canada’s most beloved male vocalists, forging a career in music that has resulted in fourteen critically acclaimed studio albums and sold over one million albums worldwide. In...

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Matt Dusk in a red velvet jacket singing into an old fashioned microphone with the text "Matt Dusk sings Tony Bennett"

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Thu 8 May 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$23- 46
Plus taxes
Two ballet dancers in front of a purple background, one in a pink tutu, being held forward by the other one in a suit.
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Sleeping Beauty

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Canada's Ballet Jörgen Embark on a magical journey with Ballet Jörgen as they present their enchanting rendition of Sleeping Beauty , blending dazzling choreography with Tchaikovsky's timeless score. Get swept away by...

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Two ballet dancers in front of a purple background, one in a pink tutu, being held forward by the other one in a suit.

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Fri 23 May 2025
@ 7:30 PM
Pay What You Will - Tickets Required
Plus taxes
A close up of Tomas Kubinek making a silly face, his arm outstretched to the side holding on to his own toes
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Tomáš Kubínek - Miracle Man

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. Billed as a Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible, Tomáš Kubínek (Toh-mawsh Koo-bee-neck) is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they'll remember...

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A close up of Tomas Kubinek making a silly face, his arm outstretched to the side holding on to his own toes

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

Wed 4 Jun 2025
@ 7:30 PM
$24- 48
Plus taxes
Martin Levac sitting at a bright white drum kit against a dark background
Fredericton Playhouse Presents

Martin Levac: A Tribute to Phil Collins & Genesis

Tickets are now available only to Playhouse Members- click here to purchase a 2024-25 Playhouse Membership . Tickets will be available to the public July 3 at 10am. From the intimate to the universal, Martin Levac takes us through the soundtrack of Phil Collins’ life. From the beginnings of Genesis to the mega-hits of his solo career, Levac and his...

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Martin Levac sitting at a bright white drum kit against a dark background

Fredericton Playhouse
686 rue Queen St
Fredericton NB
Canada

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