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Warming up the winter at Kings Playhouse in Georgetown

Luke McMaster, left, and Ian Sherwood will take the stage Feb. 2 as part of the Spark! Hot Shows on Cold Nights series at Kings Playhouse in Georgetown.
Luke McMaster, left, and Ian Sherwood will take the stage Feb. 2 as part of the Spark! Hot Shows on Cold Nights series at Kings Playhouse in Georgetown. - Contributed

Luke McMaster, Ian Sherwood perform Feb. 2 as Spark! Hot Shows on Cold Nights kicks off

GEORGETOWN, P.E.I. - The Kings Playhouse has found a cure for the winter blues.

Spark! Hot Shows on Cold Nights is a special winter series that will warm the hearts of those in the audience and keep their toes tapping throughout the winter months.

The theatre in Georgetown will kick off its Spark! winter series with Luke McMaster and Ian Sherwood and guests, who will bring their unique talents to the stage on Feb 2, 7:30 p.m.

In his latest solo project, “Icons of Soul”, McMaster has taken the Motown and soul influence that has always imbued his music to a new level. The album uniquely marries contemporary songwriting with legendary hit songwriters. Enjoy brand new music, co-written with iconic Motown songwriters Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals (“Groovin’”, “Good Lovin’”), Lamont Dozier (“Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Baby, I Need Your Lovin’”) and more. There will also be fresh covers of some of these writer’s greatest hits along with favourites from McMaster’s 20-plus year catalogue, including his smash hit “Good Morning Beautiful” (No. 3 U.S. Billboard AC).

Sherwood, an East Coast favourite, will perform a set from his latest creation, “Bring the Light”. With his guitar, saxophone, songwriting and a voice that won him a Canadian Folk Music Award for contemporary singer, Sherwood is also a born story teller and a constant creator. His music dances the line between folk and pop, and his live performances thrive on intimacy.

Another way to warm up is to get on the dance floor. Looking ahead, on Feb. 23, the theatre is hosting a dance in its Dedication Hall, featuring Phase II.” Rockin’ For the Kings Playhouse” is a fundraiser for the theatre. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 and raffle. Advance tickets are required and are $20. All the proceeds go towards programming so the theatre can continue to provide excellent shows and events into the future.

Coming up in March, the theatre will welcome Nostos Dance Collective with “Sonderlings.” A special workshop guided by the members of the group will be held at 3 p.m. on March 30 for intermediate and advanced dancers. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and will open with a special presentation from Dance Umbrella and the students from the Holland College School for the Performing Arts.

Stay tuned for other announcements for more events that will ignite spirits this winter, including dance parties, a trivia night and more music.

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