“I’m Not What I Seem: Songs and Stories of Rita MacNeil” on Tour in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

I’m Not What I Seem

Songs and Stories of Rita MacNeil

Created by Charlie Rhindress

After a very successful run in 2019 Live Bait is bringing back its Rita MacNeil Tribute, I’m Not What I Seem. This intimate evening of stories and songs was created by Charlie Rhindress, author of the best-selling Rita MacNeil biography, also called I’m Not What I Seem. The show will play in Amherst, Halifax, Sackville, St. Andrews, Saint John and Fredericton. 

A four piece, all female group, led by New Brunswick’s Queen of the Blues, Theresa Malenfant, will perform many of MacNeil’s best-known songs as well as some of her hidden gems. Malenfant will be joined by the extraordinarily talented Jennie Del Motte, Mirren Lithwick, and Heather MacIntyre. Rhindress will host the evening, reading from his book and talking about his experience working with MacNeil on his play about her life, Flying On Her Own

Audience Response to the Show

“Great music. The stage was full of talent.” – D.M.

“Excellent show! Entertaining and informative without trying to ‘be’ Rita. Loved it.” – M.H.

“Loved this show and everyone in it. It was fantastic! Hats off to all the singers and the storyteller! Rita would be proud!” – J.V.

“You outdid yourself.  The show was amazing. One of the best shows I have ever seen.  You have incredible talent and your cast is amazing. Bravo!” – V.B.

“We went to the Friday night show in Amherst. Great entertainment!  I loved your story telling and the wonderful voices. So much we didn’t know about Rita…she gained a whole new respect.” – G.Z.


I’m Not What I Seem: Songs and Stories of Rita MacNeil


General Seating at all locations

FREDERICTON – Charlotte Street Arts Centre

Tuesday, August 30


Onlineclick here

In Person: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to Friday

Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte St, Fredericton


Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

(506) 536-2248 

(To purchase with credit card)

SAINT JOHN – BMO Studio Theatre, 112 Princess St.

Wednesday, August 31


Onlineclick here

Phone: (506) 652-7582

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