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Razzmatazz and Ray's Reptiles at Fifth Annual KIDSFEST!

This year’s edition of KIDSFEST will be held on Saturday, July 19. Most of this year’s event will be held at Cranewood, 113 Main St. Weather permitting it will be outdoors, if not it will move indoors.

“We’re very excited to be offering this program again this year”, said Festival Artistic Producer Ron Kelly Spurles. “Most of the programming is free to families, and we’ve got some really great entertainment lined up.”

The Festival is once again teaming up with Will O’ The Wisp Productions, who will present their play “Alice in Wonderland” at 2 p.m.and 7 p.m. at the Sackville Music Hall. This is a paid event, and tickets can be purchased at Tidewater Books. At 4 p.m. Razzmatazz for Kids will present a free concert at Cranewood. Razzmatazz are an exciting musical group, who previously wowed fans at other performances in Sackville and around the Maritimes. From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. there will also be a free barbeque at Cranewood, and at 5:30 p.m. Ray’s Reptiles will be presenting one of their interactive and entertaining shows featuring some great live animals. In addition to the performances, Owens Art Gallery will also be presenting an art activity for families at Cranewood from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more details on KIDSFEST email

Will O’ The Wisp Production: Alice in Wonderland

Will O’ The Wisp Productions gears up for an original adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.

This year’s production, presented in association with Festival by the Marsh, will take place in the Sackville Music Hall, 4A Bridge Street, July 17 - 20 with evening shows and weekend matinees.

For additional information visit the Will O' The Wisp website at .

One of Southeast New Brunswick’s largest and best loved summer festivals.

Schedule 2014

July 4 - July 31 - The Marsh Music Fest in collaboration with Tantramar Blues Society.

July 17 - 20 Will O’ the Wisp Productions presents “Alice in Wonderland”.

July 19 - KidsFest with plays, concerts and other activities for children and families.

July 23 - 27 The Performers’ Company presents “West Moon Street” by Rob Urbinati

Also check back or contact us for details on our staged reading of Shakespeare’s "Antony and Cleopatra"

Anyone interested in auditioning for "Antony and Cleopatra" can phone 536-3576 or email

Press Release

Festival by the Marsh Auditioning for Staged Reading of Shakespeare

Festival by the Marsh is once again venturing back into producing one of Shakespeare’s works during the summer, this year in the form of a staged reading of the play, “Antony and Cleopatra”. The staged reading will be presented on July 11 and 12 outdoors, and ten actors will receive $75 honorariums for their participation in it.

“A staged reading is a really fun way to do a play”, said Artistic Producer Ron Kelly Spurles. “The actors hold scripts in their hands, but they're very familiar with the play and can puts lots of energy and emotion into it, and make it very clear and entertaining for an audience.”

The Festival is very excited to have former Hubcity Theatre Artistic Director Robin Oxley directing the play. Robin has an extensive background in theatre and in directing Shakespeare, including the very successful 2013 version of “Romeo and Juliet” at Tantramar Regional High School. The Festival is planning to return to producing full-scale versions of Shakespeare’s plays in 2015.

Anyone interested in auditioning for "Antony and Cleopatra" can phone 536-3576 or email

The Festival will also be hiring a production stage manager for the show, and an honorarium will be paid for this position. More information can be obtained by calling 536-3576 or emailing

Festival by the Marsh
is an integrated arts festival featuring high quality theatre and music performances, fine arts displays and demonstrations, other forms of artistic expression, and educational programmes for young people.