Full Length Musical
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
Appropriate for all audiences
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.
"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
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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.