A favourite show returns
‘Searching for Abegweit: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant’ moves to the P.E.I. Brewing Company
Renowned Canadian singersongwriter Lennie Gallant will be re-mounting his acclaimed musical theatre show, “Searching for Abegweit: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant”, for audiences in P.E.I. this summer.
A runaway hit boasting 57 sold out shows as part of last summer’s Charlottetown Festival, this year’s production is presented by P.E.I. Brewing Company and will be staged at the P.E.I. Brewing Company Culinary Event Space in Charlottetown every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during July and August 2015. Tickets are on sale now at www.peibrewingcompany.com and by phone at 902629-2739.
Woven around the music of the award-winning Island songwriter, this P.E.I. love-letter stars Lennie Gallant himself, and presents his folk, roots and pop music, alongside comedic stories, Island legends, and poignant tales in a multimedia format that utilizes film, and visual works from well-known painter Karen Gallant.
“This dynamic, energetic show is storytelling at its best and includes Acadian and Celtic numbers that will have you dancing in your seat in celebration of Canada’s cradle on the waves. The colourful spectacle will offer Lennie Gallant favourites such as ‘Peter’s Dream’ ‘Tales of the Phantom Ship’ and ‘Island Clay’ along with new Island-themed songs, says a release.
“I am so looking forward to putting on Searching For Abegweit again this summer,” said Gallant. “The response we had last season was beyond my hopes; we had many requests to run it again, both from folks who missed it, and from those who want to come back. I am very impressed with how the P.E.I. Brewing Company space can be transformed into an elegant theatre setting and I know we are going to have a lot of fun with the show. The band is pumped and getting ready, and we have the wonderful Patricia Richard (Come All Ye, Ode à L’ Acadie) on board with us this year so we are planning to take this show to the next level!”
The recent recipient of the Canadian Folk Music Award for Artist of the Year and a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to Canadian culture, Gallant’s body of work includes 10 albums (eight in English and two in French), for which he has garnered a host of awards and nominations from the Junos, ECMAs and Prix Eloizes. An international touring artist who has represented Canada on songwriter events in Nashville, London and Texas, entertained troops in Kandahar, performed at Canada Day events in Washington and London, and on the world stage at the XXI Winter Olympics, Gallant and his show Searching For Abegweit are not to be missed.
For more on Gallant, visit www.lenniegallant.com.