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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.
Rainbow Valley
Musical information
Music

Dean Burry

Lyrics

Hank Stinson

Book

Hank Stinson

Based on

Rainbow Valley

"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 is a 1999 musical stage production based on Rainbow Valley by L. M. Montgomery. It was first produced by The Castle Co. and has two acts.

Synopsis

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.[1]

Characters

Songs

The first song is called "Something's in Our Attic".

Gallery

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).

Notes and references

External links

Adaptations
Films & miniseries
Anne of Green Gables (1919) | Anne of Green Gables (1934) | Anne of Windy Poplars (1940)
Anne of Green Gables (1956) | Anne of Green Gables (1957) | Anne of Green Gables (1958)
Anne of Green Gables (1985) | Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) | Road to Avonlea: The Movie (1990)
Happy Christmas, Miss King (1998) | Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000)
Anne: Journey to Green Gables (2005) | Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008)
Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables (2010) | L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables (2016)
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars (2017)
L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew (2017) | Anne of Green Gables (upcoming musical)
Radio dramas
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)
Television series
Anne of Green Gables (1952) | Anne of Green Gables (1972) | Anne of Avonlea (1975) | Anne of Green Gables (1979)
Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) | Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000–2001) | Anne (2007)
Before Green Gables (2009) | Anne (2017)
Stage productions
Anne of Green Gables – The Musical (1965) | Rainbow Valley (1999) | Anne & Gilbert (2005)
Anne of Green Gables (2006) | The Nine Lives of L.M. Montgomery (2008) | Bend in the Road (2012)
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 dramas
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 productions
"Inspiration Found" (2008 short film) | Green Gables Fables (2014–2016 web series) | "Anne & Gilbert" (2014 episode)
"Anne of Green Gables" (2014 episode) | Anne of Green Gables (2014 short film)
Project Green Gables (2015–2017 web series) | Anne of Green Gables (2015 short film)

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