The Maud Whitmore Benefit Concert has been postponed to Sunday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
The annual concert will go ahead on the new date in the Homburg Theatre. The cast and crew from “Anne of Green Gables–The Musical”, “Kronborg–The Hamlet Rock Musical”, “Mamma Mia!”, “Atlantic Blue” and “Spinning Yarns” will volunteer their talents to present a fun-filled evening that includes a wide range of musical, dance, and comedic performances.
Confederation Centre of the Arts and The Charlottetown Festival Company say the delay is due to circumstanced outside their control.
Tickets for the 43rd Annual Maud Whitmore Benefit Concert are available at the Confederation Centre box office at 1-800-565-0278 or at charlottetownfestival.com.
“This year’s show promises to be very exciting as a large number of The Charlottetown Festival have been working on original numbers. The public will be delighted to see and hear the Island members of The Charlottetown Festival perform in a mini ceilidh, as well as other Festival favourites such as Brittany Banks, Cameron MacDuffee, and Rebecca Poff,” says Monique Lafontaine, one of the organizers.
This year, the hosts of the Maud will be Aaron Hastelow, Katie Kerr and Matt MacInnis, the production stage manager for the festival. Other performers include Tara MacLean, Matthew Reid, Michael Torontow, Fraser McCallum, Gray Monczka, Kimberly-Ann Truong, and many more.
Proceeds from the event go towards the Maud Whitmore Scholarship Fund, which assists selected performers, designers, musicians, crew, and staff members to achieve professional goals.
The concert is named after the late Maud Whitmore, a veteran Canadian actor, who endeared herself to audiences from 1965-1977 at the festival in “Anne of Green Gables–The Musical”. Her years of commanding performances inspired many to enter into careers in the musical theatre industry.