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P.E.I.’s long-running ‘Anne of Green Gables — The Musical’ no longer an annual event

Actor Katie Kerr (Anne) runs through the opening scene of Anne of Green Gables The Musical at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, P.E.I., Monday, June 30, 2014. The Musical" will not be staged next year during the Charlottetown Festival but the long-running production will return in 2024 for the 150th birthday of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the famous book upon which the musical is based.

CHARLOTTETOWN – The world’s longest operating annual musical theatre manufacturing, “Anne of Inexperienced Gables – The Musical,” won’t be staged subsequent yr in the course of the Charlottetown Competition.

The Confederation Centre of the Arts introduced right this moment that any longer the manufacturing will likely be staged each two years.

The musical will subsequent return in 2024 for the a hundred and fiftieth birthday of Lucy Maud Montgomery, writer of the well-known ebook upon which the present is predicated.

As properly, a brand new settlement with the play’s rights holders will permit it to be carried out in different markets when it isn’t being offered on the Charlottetown Competition.

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The musical was staged yearly from 1965 to 2019, incomes it recognition from Guinness World Information.

The COVID-19 pandemic pressured a two-year pause, however the musical returned this yr.

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“The story of Anne is an integral a part of Prince Edward Island tradition, and we need to guarantee the general public that it’ll return to the stage for years to return,” Confederation Centre CEO Centre CEO Steve Bellamy mentioned in a information launch.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Nov. 24, 2022.

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