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Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™ is a musical that was first performed in 1965. It has two acts, and has been continuously running every year since its beginning. The book is by Don Harron, the music is by Norman Campbell and the lyrics by Don Harron, Norman Campbell, Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore.

In March 2014, the production was officially recognized as the longest running annual musical theatre production in the world by Guinness World Records.

SongsEdit

Act 1

  1. "Anne of Green Gables" (Full company)
  2. "Great Workers for the Cause" (Rachel Lynde and the Ladies)
  3. "Where is Matthew Going?" (The Townspeople)
  4. "Gee I'm Glad I'm No One Else but Me" (Anne)
  5. "We Clearly Requested a Boy" (Marilla, Anne and Matthew)
  6. "The Facts" (Anne, Mrs. Spencer, Mrs. Blewett and Marilla)
  7. "Where'd Marilla Come From?" (The Townspeople)
  8. "Humble Pie" (Matthew and Anne)
  9. "The Apology" (Anne)
  10. "Back to School Ballet" (The Pupils)
  11. "Avonlea We Love Thee" (Mr. Phillips and the Pupils)
  12. "Wond'rin'" (Gilbert)
  13. "Did You Hear?" (Josie and the Townspeople)
  14. "Ice Cream" (Diana and Company)
  15. "The Picnic" (The Company)

Act 2

  1. "Where Did the Summer Go To?" (Gilbert and the Pupils)
  2. "Kindred Spirits" (Anne and Diana)
  3. "Open the Window" (Miss Stacy and the Pupils)
  4. "The Words" (Matthew)
  5. "Open the Window" (reprise) (Miss Stacy and the Pupils)
  6. "Nature Hunt Ballet" (The Pupils)
  7. "I'll Show Him" (Anne and Gilbert)
  8. "General Store" (Lucilla, Matthew and the Townspeople)
  9. "Pageant Song" (The Pupils)
  10. "If It Hadn't Been for Me" (The Company)
  11. "There is a Golden Summer" (Gilbert and the Pupils)
  12. "Anne of Green Gables" (Matthew)
  13. "The Words" (reprise) (Marilla)
  14. "Wondrin'" (reprise) (Anne and Gilbert)

CastEdit

Main article: Anne of Green Gables – The Musical/Cast

Behind the scenesEdit

Casting

Trivia

  • This musical was preceded by two TV musicals, broadcast in 1956 and 1958 on CBC. The 1956 film starred Toby Tarnow as Anne Shirley, however, Tarnow was later replaced by Kathy Willard in the 1958 reprise.
  • Norman Campbell came up with the idea to adapt Anne of Green Gables, a book he was reading to his kids, into a television musical when he was given 90 minutes to fill on CBC.
  • Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II heard one of the songs during the opening ceremony of new Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in 1964. When Mavor Moore, the director general of the centre, explained that it was from Anne of Green Gables, she replied she'd like to hear the rest of it. As a result, the musical was created.
  • In 1967, the musical toured across the country as part of the Confederation centennial celebrations.
  • In 1970, the musical travelled to Japan to represent Canada at the Osaka World's Fair.
  • In the 1980s, Norman Campbell and Don Harron planned to make a movie of Anne, with Campbell being the director. They wanted to film it in Prince Edward Island with an all-Canadian cast, however, people criticized their decision claiming films are international and cross borders. The preparations stopped when Kevin Sullivan's TV miniseries came out in 1985.
  • The 53rd season of the musical marked a significant achievement, the 2500th performance of the show, which took place on August 23, 2017.[1]

GalleryEdit

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External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

Adaptations
Films
Anne of Green Gables (1919) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables (1934) (gallery) · Anne of Windy Poplars (1940) (gallery)
Road to Avonlea: The Movie (1990) · Anne: Journey to Green Gables (2005) (gallery)
Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables (2010) · Anne of Green Gables (upcoming)
Radio
Anne of Green Gables (March 1938) · Anne of Green Gables (October 1938) · Anne of Green Gables (1941)
Anne of Green Gables (1944) · Anne of Green Gables (1954) · Anne of Green Gables (1966)
Anne of Green Gables (1971) · Anne of Green Gables (1977) · Anne of Green Gables (1979)
Anne of Avonlea (1979) · Anne of the Island (1979) · Anne's House of Dreams (1979) · Rainbow Valley (1979)
Rilla of Ingleside (1991) · Anne of Green Gables (1997) (gallery)
TV series
Anne of Green Gables (1952) · Anne of Green Gables (1972) (gallery) · Anne of Avonlea (1975) (episodes · gallery)
Anne of Green Gables (1979) (episodes) · Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) (episodes · gallery)
Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000–2001) (episodes · gallery) · Anne (2007) (gallery)
Before Green Gables (2009) (episodes) · Anne (2017) (episodes · gallery)
TV films & miniseries
Anne of Green Gables (1956) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables (1957) · Anne of Green Gables (1958) (gallery)
Anne of Green Gables (1985) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) (gallery)
Happy Christmas, Miss King (1998) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000) (gallery · soundtrack)
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008) (gallery) · L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables (2016) (gallery)
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars (2017) (gallery)
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew (2017) (gallery)
Stage
Anne of Green Gables – The Musical (1965) (cast · gallery · lyrics) · Rainbow Valley (1999) · Anne & Gilbert (2005) (cast)
Anne of Green Gables (2006) · The Nine Lives of L.M. Montgomery (2008) (cast · gallery · soundtrack)
Bend in the Road (2012) (cast · lyrics) · Rilla of Green Gables (2015)
Books
Anne of Green Gables (1997 manga) · Anne of Avonlea (1998 manga) · Anne of the Island (1998 manga)
Rainbow Valley (2003 manga) · Ana of California (2015 novel)
Audio
Anne of Green Gables (2007) · Anne of Green Gables (2008) · Anne of Avonlea (2008)
Anne of the Island (2009) · Anne of Windy Poplars (2009) · Anne's House of Dreams (2010)
Web
"Inspiration Found" (2008) · Green Gables Fables (2014–2016) (episodes · gallery) · "Anne & Gilbert" (2014) (gallery · transcript)
"Anne of Green Gables" (2014) (gallery · transcript) · Anne of Green Gables (2014)
Project Green Gables (2015–2017) (episodes · gallery) · Anne of Green Gables (2015)
Notes
Borrowed stories · Cultural references and allusions · Family trees
Foreshadowing · Further reading · Glossary · Timelines
See also
"Is This My Anne?"

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