ANNAPOLIS ROYAL - Lennie Gallant stops at King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal on Friday, Oct. 27 as part of the Maritime tour of his hit musical production Searching For Abegweit: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant.
The critically acclaimed production starts at 7:30 p.m. at King’s Theatre as Gallant presents his folk-rock-roots music, along with captivating tales in a multimedia format that utilizes visual works from celebrated Prince Edward Island artist and sibling, Karen Gallant.
This dynamic, energetic production is music and storytelling at its best and has been a critically acclaimed hit with over 130 shows over four seasons in Prince Edward Island. The show employs a 20 x 12-foot screen on which images are constantly in motion behind some of the East Coast’s most talented bilingual musicians.
In addition to Gallant, the show features violin virtuoso Sean Kemp; the wonderful Acadian singer/instrumentalist Patricia Richard; his dynamic nephews, Jonathan Gallant on vocals/percussion and Jeremy Gallant on vocals/piano, along with appearances from Mi’kmaw singer, Hubert Francis.
When the Mi’kmaw originally named the Island, Abegweit - which loosely translated means 'cradled on the waves' - there was a legend that came with it. They say the Great Spirit Glooscap took all the most beautiful colors of the world, mixed them together, and then used them to paint the Island into existence.
In Searching for Abegweit, this legend is brought to life as Karen Gallant has taken all the most beautiful colors of Prince Edward Island and incorporated them into her paintings, which are showcased with Gallant's songs and stories to add a spectacular new dimension to his works.
The show touches on legends, landscape, history, current events, tall tales, poignant stories, and hilarious comedic scenes of the Island in a unique and vibrant way.
Lennie Gallant, a native of Rustico, Prince Edward Island, is a renowned Canadian singer-songwriter, international touring artist, and Order of Canada recipient. He’s recorded 11 albums (nine mostly in English and two in French), which have won him a host of awards and nominations.
More than 30 artists have recorded his songs, including Measha Bruggergosman, Ode de L’Acadie, The Rankins, and Jimmy Buffet. And his songs have appeared in feature films, television series, and numerous theatrical productions.
For tickets and show details, visit: kingstheatre.ca or call 902-532-7704.