Langford’s Four Seasons Musical Theatre secures Green Gables

The story, set on Prince Edward Island, will hit Vancouver Island in May, performed by Four Seasons Musical Theatre in Langford.

Anne of Green Gables is coming to a bigger Island.

The story set on Prince Edward Island will hit Vancouver Island in May, performed by Four Seasons Musical Theatre in Langford.

The production group had been considering the musical theatre rendition of Anne of Green Gables for about two years in response to audience polls. They waited to commemorate its 50th anniversary.

“We couldn’t apply for the rights to the show until one year before we wanted to perform the show,” said Terry Rowsell, Four Seasons president. “We are delighted to bring this to the West Shore.”

It took two weeks before the group was informed they had secured the rights to the show from Samuel French Inc. in New York.

Anne of Green Gables is kind of like a Canadian Cinderella story,” Rowsell said. “In a European story the poor girl becomes a princess, but this is a Canadian tale.”

The group plans to host the performance in May 2014.

The descendants of Lucy Maud Montgomery, who wrote the original Anne of Green Gables book in 1908, are still involved in the franchise and selection of productions of the musical.

“A member of her family called us and said some of the family members would like to come to Langford and see the show,” Rowsell said, explaining the family hopes to tour Canada during the 50th anniversary sitting among audiences from coast to coast.

Four Seasons hosts auditions for the show Jan. 10 and 11. There are 15 principal roles, six supporting roles and several more positions in the chorus. There are parts for children and adults.

For more information go to www.fourseasonsmusicaltheatre.com

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