Anne of Green Gables — MusicalIt has been the centerpiece of the Charlottetown Festival for over 50 years.
The Confederation Center of the Arts made the announcement Thursday morning in a news release.
Set in the young heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved novel, the production base holds the world record for longest musical run in a season.
It was performed at festivals every summer from 1965 to 2019, but the strings were cut by the COVID-19 pandemic. After a two-year hiatus, I will return to the Confederation Center in 2022.
if there is no production Ann Performed every other year at the Charlottetown Arts Center, rights are made available to other productions under the terms of the renegotiated rights agreement.
The musical’s Charlottetown Festival staging “will be available to schools and non-professional community groups for the first time at Maritimes through Concord Theaters,” the news release said.
“This new deal will bring musicals to other markets, even if they are not performed at festivals, and develop beautifully imagined touring sets. [Charlottetown Festival artistic director] Led by Adam Brazier. ”
Kelly Harron, daughter of musical co-creator Don Harron, is thrilled that the new company will open up an opportunity to stage the show.
“The pandemic has given us the opportunity to imagine how we can share the magic of Anne and Avonlea,” Harron said.
“Making musicals more accessible will help inspire a new generation of theater performers and patrons.”
The show will next take place on the main stage in Charlottetown in 2024, which coincides with Montgomery’s birth in 1874, 150 years ago.