Anne of Green Gables

Musical

Writers: Donald Harron Norman Campbell Mavor Moore Elaine Campbell

Overview

Show Information

Based on the Play/Book/Film
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1965
Genres
Comedy, Romance
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
prince edward island, 1900-1910
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Heavy
Licensor
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Elementary School, Ensemble Cast, High School, Large Cast, Middle School, Regional Theatre, Religious Groups
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes early teen, late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult, child characters

Synopsis

Based on L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel of the same title, Harron and Campbell’s Anne of Green Gables is a musical that captures the spirit and spunk of our feisty red-haired heroine. Orphan Anne Shirley arrives in Avonlea by mistake, but she ultimately charms the entire town into falling in love with her precocious and imaginative mind, her passion and her heart. Harron and Campbell’s musical originated at the Charlottetown Festival on Prince Edward Island, where it holds the record for world’s longest running annual production at 50+ successive seasons. Featuring beautiful ballads like “I Can’t Find the Words,” charming love songs like “Wondrin’” and energetic dance numbers, Anne of Green Gables is a musical that will delight the whole family.

Lead Characters