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Taste the sweet and sour side of stardom in ‘We Are the Champions’

Clockwise from the bottom is Cathy Jones, Susan Kent, Mike Allison, Trent McClellan, Mayce Galoni, and Jordan Foisy in a sketch for "This Hour Has 22 Minutes."
Clockwise from the bottom is Cathy Jones, Susan Kent, Mike Allison, Trent McClellan, Mayce Galoni, and Jordan Foisy in a sketch for "This Hour has 22 Minutes."
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

"Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy?"

We’ll soon find out as the lens of an entertainment news show dishes out all the juicy gossip and scandals behind the (fictional) creation of P.E.I.’s biggest celebrities.

Expect to be in stitches with Feast Dinner Theatre’s latest Summerside musical comedy called “We Are the Champions”.

Playwright Mike Allison, known as the head writer of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, does no side-stepping when he brings the drama.

“It’s set in the current day but with flashbacks to 2017 and 2018’s award shows, so we get to watch the rise (and fall) of local celebrities in their hilarious battles to break through the P.E.I. entertainment scene,” said Allison, who is also juggling the role as the assistant director.

“We Are the Champions” parodies the sort of musical biopics that have been so popular recently on the big screen and explores what it means to be famous in the province.

“Guests will meet people like the 'established musician' who plays covers at the legion, the local 'television star' who has appeared in nothing but commercials, the curmudgeon who only approves of traditional P.E.I. high culture and the up-and-coming ingenue who wants to make it big,” said Allison.

Islanders and visitors alike will be able to recognize the situations and characters, which are played by a cast of six. The cast will play multiple character roles while transitioning from songs, instrumentals and storytelling, to serving the seated guests a four-course dinner.

Seated dinner guests have a choice between two main entrées, preceded by freshly baked bread, salad and  steamed local P.E.I. mussels, concluded with dessert.

“Entertainment value is extremely high because you’re not only getting an incredible meal, but a show of music and storytelling," said Alicia Arsenault, who is directing the Charlottetown Feast production called "Crazy Rich Islanders".

"It’s an opportunity to be social at the same time, so you get to experience a lot of things in the span of a few hours,”

The summer Feast will host two different productions, allowing for guests to visit both the Summerside and Charlottetown location for a completely different, but equally fun and memorable, experience.

Shows at Brothers 2 Restaurant in Summerside begins June 28. To book tickets, call 902-436-7674.

The Rodd Charlottetown hotel, located at 75 Kent Street, kicks off its production June 21.

Shows are on select dates. For more details, visit feastdinnertheatres.com.

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