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Fredericton Playhouse Gift Guide

The holidays are right around the corner and the Fredericton Playhouse has something for everyone on your list.

Give your loved ones the gift of live performance this year. Our 2019 Gift Guide has options for comedy fans, the classical music enthusiasts, theatre lovers, families, dance buffs and folk, pop and classic rock aficionados.

The Theatre Lover

woman holding a man who is sleeping in the play Between Breaths

Between Breaths – April 15, 2020

Known in Newfoundland as the Whale Man, Dr. Jon Lien risked his life in the water freeing more than 500 whales from fishing gear. Despite this risky work, his biggest fight came at the hands of a lengthy illness. Between Breaths jumps backwards, from the final moments of Dr. Lien’s life—in a wheelchair and dealing with brain damage—to his very first whale intervention.

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God is a Scottish Drag Queen 2: The Second Coming – March 31, 2020

God, dressed in a floral power suit, returns on March 31 in a hilarious sequel 2,000 years in the making! Mike Delamont has had a meteoric rise to fame since beginning his stand-up career in 2011. He’s performed in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, been nominated for three Canadian Comedy Awards, appeared on CBC’s The Debaters and Just for Laughs.

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Classical Music Aficionados

Ladom Ensemble – Feb. 6, 2020

Join us Feb. 6 for the eclectic cultural richness of Ladom Ensemble. They share a passion for creating a sound that draws from their unique musical experiences, a sound that incorporates inspirations from Argentinian jazz, classical tango, Serbian folk dance, Persian classical dulcimer, and others.

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The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra – April 2, 2020

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra takes the Fredericton Playhouse stage on April 2. Made up of more than 100 musicians, the group has toured to Ireland, Canada, China, Australia and New Zealand. You don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime experience!

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The World Traveler

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole in a red dress with her head resting on her hands.

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole – Feb. 5, 2020

A riveting performer, Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole has been on stage since she could walk. A charismatic dancer and singer, with an impressive vocal range from tenor chant to Hawaiian falsetto singing, she uses plenty of humor, wry commentary and stories to give context to her songs.

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Gravity & Other Myths – Feb. 14, 2020

Internationally renowned circus company, Gravity & Other Myths pushes the boundaries of contemporary circus. In their latest award-winning piece, Backbone, they test the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual and collective. This is circus that goes straight for the jugular and leaves no viewer unmoved.

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Beyond Bollywood – May 12, 2020

Take a magical journey across India with Beyond Bollywood. In this fusion of music and dance, mesmerizing singers and dancers will lead you across the country—from the expressive ‘Bharatanatyam’ of the south to the vibrant and energetic ‘bhangra’ of the north.

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Dance & Circus Buffs

Anne of Green Gables and Matthew dancing on stage in Anne of Green Gables the Ballet

Anne of Green Gables — The Ballet™ – April 7, 2020

Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen, Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ is a playful, colourful and evocative production. Based on the beloved Canadian novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the ballet follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to live on a farm in the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island.

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Red Sky Performance – March 19, 2020

Red Sky Performance is a leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and worldwide. The Dora Award-winning company’s newest work, Trace, is a highly kinetic contemporary dance work inspired by Anishinaabe sky and star stories offering a glimpse into our origin and our future evolution.

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Classic Rock Enthusiasts

The Dreamboats – Feb. 1, 2020

Great balls of fire! The Dreamboats are bringing back good ol’ fashioned Rock n’ Roll with a sound that is equal parts Chuck Berry & The Wonders. This quartet of handsome young Mississauga boys delivers a high energy, nostalgic show that has audiences dancing and singing the night away.

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Carl Dixon singing into a microphone and playing guitar on stage.

Carl Dixon – March 20, 2020

Carl Dixon’s powerful vocals, artistry and stage presence have put him at the forefront of the Canadian rock industry for three decades. One of Canada’s most respected musicians, he’s renowned as both a solo artist and band member of groups such as Coney Hatch, The Guess Who and April Wine.

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More Information

For more information and a full list of available shows, visit www.theplayhouse.ca, stop by our box office at 686 Queen St. or give us a call at 458-8344.