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Confederation Centre of the Arts: June 2013 Archives

The World Premier of Evangeline

Posted by Bill van Asperen

EvangelineIM.jpgThe World Premier of the new musical Evangeline will take centre stage this summer at the Charlottetown Festival. The new musical traces the journey of two star-crossed lovers torn apart during the deportation of thousands of Acadians out of Atlantic Canada in 1755. This is no small-scale production, with 30 equity actors, a 1200-seat theatre, and a live orchestra. For Writer, director Ted Dykstra it's a dream come true. CBC's Lindsay Carroll sat down with several members of the show's cast and crew.

Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier as Evangeline and Gabriel (Louise Vessey photo).

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