Anne of Green Gables — The Musical, the centrepiece of the Charlottetown Festival for greater than 50 years, will probably be produced solely each different 12 months any more, with no manufacturing subsequent 12 months.
Confederation Centre of the Arts made the announcement in a information launch Thursday morning.
The manufacturing base on the younger heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved novels is the world report holder for the longest-running musical operating seasonally.
It was staged each summer season at the pageant from 1965 to 2019, however the string was damaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. After a two-year hiatus, it returned to the Confederation Centre in 2022.
When there’s no manufacturing of Anne at the Charlottetown arts centre in alternate years, the rights will probably be out there for different productions underneath the phrases of a renegotiated rights settlement.
The Charlottetown Festival staging of the musical “will probably be made out there to colleges and non-professional group teams for the primary time in the Maritimes, by Concord Theatricals,” the information launch mentioned.
“This new settlement may also carry the musical to different markets when not introduced at the pageant, with superbly imagined touring units developed underneath [Charlottetown Festival artistic director] Adam Brazier’s steering.”
Kelly Harron, the daughter of the musical’s co-creator, Don Harron, is worked up about opening up alternatives for brand spanking new corporations to current the present.
“The pandemic gave us the prospect to think about how we will share the magic of Anne and Avonlea,” mentioned Harron.
“Making the musical extra accessible will assist encourage a brand new era of theatre performers and patrons,”
The present will subsequent be staged at the Charlottetown mainstage in 2024, which coincides with Montgomery’s start 150 years earlier, in 1874.