With the record-breaking run of Anne of Green Gables — The Musical over after 55 years, the Confederation Centre of the Arts has prepared a new celebration of L.M. Montgomery’s iconic female heroine.
This year’s Charlottetown Festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but viewers across Canada will have a chance in September to experience Anne of Green Gables in Feelin’ Mighty Proud, a one-hour broadcast special. The show will include excerpts from the musical on the Confederation Centre stage, travels around P.E.I. to Montgomery historical sites, and new performances of songs from the musical by Island artists.
“As much as this musical is about the Island, it’s not of the Island. It’s a 1964 American Broadway musical,” artistic director Adam Brazier told Mainstreet host Matt Rainnie.
“There’s no fiddle in Anne of Green Gables, there’s no step dancing in Anne of Green Gables. It’s intrinsically written in the American form. This gave us an opportunity to actually hear an Island twist on some of those things.”