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Anne of Green Gables (Harron) - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Anne of Green Gables (Harron)

Norman Campbell, Donald Harron, L.M. Montgomery

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

12m, 17f

ISBN: 9780573680021

Adapted by Donald Harron
Music by Norman Campbell
From the Novel by L.M. Montgomery
Lyrics by Donald Harron and Norman Campbell
Additional Lyrics by Mavor Moore and Elaine Campbell

Musical based on the beloved novel, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Period, Romantic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1900-1910

Settings Of Play -

The story is set in Avonlea, a tiny village in Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest province, at the turn of the Century.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Exterior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Outdoor, Large Stage

Awarded the Guinness World Records title for Longest Running Annual Musical Theatre Production
The classic tale of an orphan girl, Anne, who rises from destitution to happiness in the farm country entirely by virtue of her pluck and personality. Anne's adventures at Green Gables, the farm owned by her new caretakers, are both comical and heartwarming. Originating in Canada, the play left capacity audiences there to journey to London, where it opened to acclaim. The original Anne of Green Gables novel is the first in a prized series by writer L.M. Montgomery.


REVIEWS

"The book Anne of Green Gables has been made into a neatly packaged family show, sentimental, tuneful and blending gentle bucolic humor with old world pathos...A pleasant atmosphere is created from the start; the songs are in neat harmony." - The Stage, London


RELATED ARTICLES ON BREAKING CHARACTER

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: A Rare Gem
by John McTavish
January 28, 2015

A Love Letter to Gilbert Blythe
by Sarah Mirowski
May 8, 2012


Anne of Green Gables was first presented at the City Center 55 Street Theatre in December 1971. It was directed and choreographed by Alan Lund. The play was originally commissioned and presented by the Charlottetown Festival in Canada.



Characters

CASTING

12m, 17f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Features Children, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Roles for Children, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

ANNE SHIRLEY – Imaginative young red‐headed orphan taken in by Marilla and Matthew
MARILLA CUTHBERT – Matthew’s spinster sister. 
MATTHEW CUTHBERT – Marilla’s bachelor brother who becomes fast friends with Anne 
DIANA BARRY –  a classmate who becomes Anne's loyal best friend
GILBERT BLYTHE – a classmate who becomes Anne's beau
JOSIE PYE – a classmate who starts as Anne's worst enemy
MRS. BARRY – Diana's strict mother
RACHEL LYNDE – Marilla’s nosey neighbour
MRS. PYE – Josie's mother
MISS STACY – energetic new teacher
LUCILLA – from the store at Carmody
FEMALE ENSEMBLE – to play various ladies of town and Anne’s classmates
MALE ENSEMBLE – to play various men of town and Anne’s classmates
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

30 Piano/Conductor Scores

Flute/Piccolo
Oboes I & II
Clarinet I
Clarinet II
Trumpet I
Trumpet II
Horn I
Horn II
Trombone I
Trombone II
Percussion (Timpani, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Drums)
Harp
Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Bass

PLEASE NOTE: Bassoon I and Bassoon II are only available by request.

Samphony Available! Rehearsal Tool and Performance Tracks (Additional Fees Apply)
Song Samples

Great Workers for the Cause/Where is Matthew Going (Overture)

Gee I'm Glad I'm No-One Else But Me

We Clearly Requested A Boy

The Facts

Oh Mrs. Lynde! (Apology)

Humble Pie

Back to School

Wondrin

Did You Hear

Ice Cream

Summer

Kindred Spirits

Open The Window

The Words

I'll Show Him

If It Hadn't Been For Me

General Store

Anne of Green Gables

Wondrin (Reprise)

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Reviews
Lena Pumber 6/22/2015 1:09 PM
So exciting to have the possibility of staging this wonderful musical at our school.  I saw this production in Charlottetown, PEI during their summer productions and it continues to be one of my favourites.
Jack Neveaux 10/3/2014 9:06 AM
This script attempts to convey the well-loved and well-known characters and story of the original book, but it seems hurried and shallow.  It is still however, a show that children who know the original will enjoy seeing live on stage.
Best for a middle school performance group and audience.
Kevin Stackhouse 5/1/2013 1:54 AM
There is another famous red-headed orphan in the realm of musical theatre, and her name is Anne Shirley. That's Anne with an "E," mind you.  Set in the turn-of-the-century, maritime world of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, Anne of Green Gables: The Musical, is a charming look at the nostalgic world and colorful characters of Lucy Maud Montgomery. Join Anne as she warms her way into the hearts and home of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, wins the heart of Gilbert Blithe and becomes bosom friends with Diana Barry. Perfect for elementary schools, junior high schools, community theaters and children’s theaters, Donald Harron and Norman Campbell take this story’s powerful messages of friendship, loyalty and imagination and set it to music an audience will carry in their hearts when they leave. Follow in the ways of Marilla Cuthbert, and give Anne of Green Gables: The Musical, a home in your local theatre scene. You’re bound to find some kindred spirits to pack the house.

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