Anne of Green Gables The Musical 101 Things You Didn’t Know

Anne of Green Gables - The Musical 101 Things You Didn"t Know

Anne of Green Gables - The Musical 101 Things You Didn"t Know $19.95

Along with Norman & Elaine Campbell author Ron Harron created Anne of Green Gables The Musical and has been involved with it for 52 years.  The 101 things format would make it a great coffee table book if the it wasn’t such a darn page turner.  It’s has some touchching tales, of the people who pass the torch contrasted with back, memorable pictures and lots of backstage antics.

The musical is Canada’s longest running and has been seen by over 3 million people.

Quote “My greatest achievement is this musical that has given jobs to ten thousand professional actors.

Best known to Canadians as his alter ego “Charlie Farquharson” with which he stared on 18 years of the Amercian TV show Hew Haw, written 12 novels and guest stared on such programs  as The Red Green Show an Royal Candian Air Farce.

Don has appeared done 6 shows on Broadway, 4 in London’s West End, 4 years of Shakespeare in 3 countries and 56 years of stand-up comedy.

One of the greatest friends of Prince Edward Island, nobody knows the musical like Don Harron or gives the straight goods with modesty and humour.

We are in your debt Mr. Harron.

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Anne of Green Gables Musical Coming to Toronto

The Anne of Green Gables Musical is Coming to Toronto

Canada’s longest running musical, seen by over three million worldwide is coming to Toronto.   The original production from The Confederation Centre of The Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island is coming to Toronto thanks to DanCap Productions.

The musical will run May 7th, to May 31st, 2009.

Seating Charts are available here

  • Saturday Evening – $155 -$260
  • Sunday and Saturday Matinee $135-$230
  • Thursday and Friday Evening $115-$220
  • Wednesday Evening – $105-$205
  • Wednesday Matinee $100- $190

Directions

By TTC: Subway to Queen Station. Exit to street. The theatre is on the east side of Yonge Street at Queen St.

By Car: QEW or 401 to Yonge St. Proceed north or south on Yonge to Queen.

“Anne of Green Gables – The Musical, is a must see. This spunky, entertaining and delightful production has proven why it is Canada’s longest running musical.”
– Lisa Vlooswyk, The Calgary Herald

Elgin Theatre 189 Yonge Street

ACT 1
Anne of Green Gables – Full Company
Great Workers for the Cause – Rachel Lynde and the Ladies
Where is Matthew Going? – The Townspeople
Gee I’m Glad I’m No One Else But Me – Anne
We Clearly Requested a Boy – Marilla, Anne and Matthew
The Facts – Anne, Mrs. Spencer, Mrs. Blewett and Marilla
Where’d Marilla Come From? – The Townspeople
Humble Pie – Matthew and Anne
The Apology – Anne
Back to School Ballet – The Pupils
Avonlea We Love Thee – Mr. Phillips and the Pupils
Wondrin’ – Gilbert
Did You Hear? – Josie and the Townspeople
Ice Cream – Diana and Company
The Picnic – The Company

ACT 2
Where Did the Summer Go To? – Gilbert and the Pupils
Kindred Spirits – Anne and Diana
Open the Window – Miss Stacy and the Pupils
The Words – Matthew
Open the Window (reprise) – Miss Stacy and the Pupils
Nature Hunt Ballet – The Pupils
I’ll Show Him – Anne and Gilbert
General Store – Lucilla, Matthew and the Townspeople
Pageant Song – The Pupils
If It Hadn’t Been for Me – The Company
There is a Golden Summer – Gilbert and the Pupils
Anne of Green Gables – Matthew
The Words (reprise) – Marilla
Wondrin’ (reprise) – Anne and Gilbert

Confed Center Pictures

Don Harron, Writer and Co-Lyricist
Writer Don Harron hatched the idea of creating a musical of Anne of Green Gables while reading the book to his daughter. In penning the musical-first for television, then for the stage-he “ tried to be as faithful as possible to L. M. Montgomery’s story.”

Norman Campbell, Composer and Co-Lyricist
The lilting melodies of Anne of Green Gables were composed by Norman Campbell. He worked closely with Mr. Harron to create the musical, but distance was an obstacle. Recalls Mr. Campbell: “We were in different cities, so we mostly composed over the phone”.

Elaine Campbell, Co-Lyricist
Songwriter Elaine Campbell was in hospital, about to give birth, when she penned the words to “Gee, I’m Glad”. At the time, she says: “I never imagined that one day I would see the show performed in New York, London, or Osaka.”

Mavor Moore, Artistic Director and Co-Lyricist
It was artistic director Mavor Moore who brought Anne of Green Gables, the Musical to Charlottetown. He commissioned the stage version, negotiated the rights and headed the production team. On top of that, he wrote the lyrics to three songs.

Alan Lund, Stage Director and Choreographer
The dance and staging that bring Anne of Green Gables, the Musical to life were created by Alan Lund. Although Mr. Lund was a seasoned choreographer, he had never directed a play before. Nevertheless, the original 1965 Anne staging is still in use today.

Source – Confederation Centre of the Arts