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Bend in the Road is a musical based on Anne of Green Gables that was first performed in 2012 at the Pasadena Playhouse in California.

SummaryEdit

Bend in the Road: The Anne of Green Gables Musical is a fun and heartwarming family comedy musical based on the beloved classic novel, Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery. Bend in the Road tells the story of young Anne Shirley, an orphan, who is mistakenly adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert to help them on their Avonlea farm. Anne’s intelligent, joyous and imaginative ways change the lives of all those around her in this small town, including Matthew, Marilla and nosy town gossip Mrs. Rachel Lynde. Anne finds fast friendships at school and a rivalry with classmate Gilbert Blythe turns complicated as they grow up. (from the official website)

HistoryEdit

The premiere production was at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse, California. Bend in the Road ran from September 15 to October 14, 2012, and was produced by 134 West.

Bend in the Road was selected for the New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2013 Next Link Project. It played five performances from July 18 to July 28, 2013, at the Pearl Theatre in New York.

SongsEdit

  1. "A Home for Me"
  2. "Anne with an E"
  3. "Rachel's Surprise"
  4. "The Lord's Prayer"
  5. "Walk Like Sisters (Kindred Spirits)"
  6. "Math and Mayhem"
  7. "That Girl"
  8. "The Feud"
  9. "Trouble is Trouble"
  10. "What Do You Call a Boy?"
  11. "That Girl" (reprise)
  12. "Haunted Wood"
  13. "One Drop"
  14. "Bend in the Road"

Note: "Anne with an E", "Rachel's Surprise" and "Trouble is Trouble" were not included on the demo album.

CastEdit

Main article: Bend in the Road/Cast

CrewEdit

2012

Assistant Costume Designer: Maggie Green
Casting Director: Peter Matyas
Choreographer: Kevin Lee
Costume Designer: Liz Dickson
Director: Benita Scheckel
Lighting Designer: Darrell J. Clark
Musical Director: Michael Upward
Publicist: Ken Werther Publicity
Producer: Susan Lambert
Sound Designer: Julie Ferrin
Stage Manager: Kelsey O'Keefe

2013

Assistant Stage Manager: Tim Love
Associate Director: Nick Potenzieri
Associate Musical Director: Max Mamon
Casting Director: Michael Cassara CSA
Costume Designer: David Kaley
Director: Benjamin Endsley Klein
General Management Consultant: Eve Rybnick
General Manager: Jeffrey Feola
Lighting Designer: Joel E. Silver
Musical Director: Andrew Gerle
Musical Staging: Nick Potenzieri
Press Representative: Jim Randolph
Producers: Susan Lambert, Sarahbeth Grossman
Producers Assistant: Serita Robinson
Production Manager: Travis Bell
Set Designer: Lauren Helpern
Sound Designers: A & L Sound Partners
Video/Projection Designer: Andrew Lazarow

Behind the scenesEdit

GalleryEdit

Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 1 image of Bend in the Road (view category).

External linksEdit

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)
Study notes
Borrowed stories · Cultural references and allusions · Family trees
Foreshadowing · Further reading · Glossary · Timelines
See also
"Is This My Anne?"

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