- "I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk-cabbage."
- This article is about the 1999 musical. You may be looking for the seventh book in the Anne of Green Gables series or the in-universe location.
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- "Somewhere in the attic,
Just beyond the kitchen stair,
We know, we know, we know, we know
The ghost is waiting there."
- —Jerry, Faith, Una and Carl
Rainbow Valley centres around the lives of four boisterous children, their single father, his reluctant sweetheart, and a destitute home-girl, Mary Vance. The children lack the one thing that would make their house a home. The minister lacks the one thing that would make him truly happy. And Mary Vance? She finds the one thing she has been waiting for all her life. And in doing so she brings all the other things together. This is vintage Lucy Maud Montgomery; a perfect story for a family musical, performed by a wonderful Island cast of children and adults, in the perfect Island setting of Orwell Corner Historic Village.
- Jerry Meredith
- Faith Meredith
- Una Meredith
- Carl Meredith
- Mary Vance
- John Meredith
- four more adults (three women and one man)
The first song is called "Something's in Our Attic".
Behind the scenes
- This is the third musical based on a book by L. M. Montgomery that Hank Stinson has adapted. The other two were The Blue Castle and Emily of New Moon, and they both received enthusiastic receptions by audiences.
- This is the only known adaptation of Rainbow Valley, stage or otherwise.
- Hank Stinson, the author of the musical, is well known for his portrayal of various characters in Anne of Green Gables – The Musical (1965-present), most notably Matthew Cuthbert in the 1990s. He returns to play the part in 2015, the musical's 51st season. Stinson also portrayed the role as Minister (2005 and 2006).