THREE CHEERS FOR A SUMMER OF THEATRE LIBERATED FROM ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: THE MUSICAL (AND BIG SHAKESPEARE TOO)!

The Charlottetown Festival, the long-running musical-theatre festival has announced a 2021 season after spending last summer dormant due to the pandemic.

Here are a couple of great pieces of theatre news out of Prince Edward Island.

The first is that the Charlottetown Festival, the long-running musical-theatre festival presented by the Confederation Centre of the Arts, has announced a 2021 season after spending last summer dormant due to the pandemic.

Artistic director Adam Brazier is planning three shows that will take place indoors, with 300 masked audience members at a time spread out around the centre’s 1,100-seat mainstage auditorium.

The second is that Anne of Green Gables: The Musical is not one of the shows planned.

Yes, the Charlottetown Festival has finally been freed from clutches of the red-headed orphan girl and the old-fashioned tuner she inhabits for the first time (well, second, if you count last year) since 1965.

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