Lennie Gallant’s last performance in Searching For Abegweit Maritime Tour - Spatz Theatre, Halifax 7:30 pm

Friday November 3 @ Spatz Theatre, Halifax

 

Don’t miss Lennie Gallant’s last performance in his hit musical multimedia show, Searching For Abegweit, Friday, Nov. 3rd  7:30 pm at the Spatz Theatre in Halifax!

Multi-award winning songwriter and 2017 East Coast Music Awards Entertainer of the Year, Lennie Gallant has been touring his hit musical multimedia show Searching For Abegweit: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant to sold out theatres throughout the Maritimes and the very last show is presently slated for November 3rd in the beautiful Spatz Theatre in Halifax. It is going to be a bittersweet production as it will be the end of the line for the tour, and as things now stand, probably the very end of an incredible run of 140 shows for this production. A special guest will be showing up for the last show, which is definitely going to lift it to the next level. You won’t want to miss this! 

Tickets for Halifax show are $40.00 (plus tax and applicable service charge) and will be available at the Ticket Halifax Box Office (2309 Maynard Street), by phone at (902) 422-6278 ext. 500 and online at tickethalifax.com.

Critically acclaimed production, Searching For Abegweit stars Gallant presenting his folk-rock-roots music, along with captivating tales in a multimedia format that utilizes stunning 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 over four seasons in Prince Edward Island. The show employs a 20 x 12 ft 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, Lawrence 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. Although the theme is primarily set on PEI, the show is very universal in subject matter and audiences from all over the world have been giving it rave reviews. Check out the link below of a photo collage and comments from people who attended, some coming back numerous times!

https://www.facebook.com/lenniegallant/videos/10155366978502771/

Review from Colm Magner:   http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/colm-magnersearching-for-abegweit-just-what-people-love-to-see-102046/

For more information on Lennie Gallant, visit: lenniegallant.com.