Fresh and impressive feeling from Ontario Premiere of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™


Fresh and impressive feeling from Ontario Premiere of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™


Oct. 11, 2019

Global Korean Post


The well-known novel ‘Anne of Green Gables’ by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery has revived.


The Ontario premiere of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ was on stage at the Flato Theatre in Markham from October 4 to 6, with four performances.

The ballet based on Anne of Green Gables was a great success.  It was a wonderful and exciting performance enough to convey the story of Anne of Green Gables’ vividly to the audience.

The world premiere of Anne of Green Gables was officially unveiled on September 28 to 29 in Halifax, NS.  The North American tour will include over 47 performances across nine Canadian provinces and four US states.  The performances are scheduled on May 20 in Ottawa and May 30 in London, Ontario.

Bengt Jörgen is an artistic Director and CEO of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen (CBJ) and music composed by Norman Campbell.

CBJ Principal Dancer Hannah Mae Cruddas took a role as Anne Shirley in the company’s world premiere of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™.  Hannah Mae received her formative dance training from the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts and the Leica Hardy School of Dance in her home province of Nova Scotia before joining Canada’s National Ballet School in 2009.

주인공 앤(오른쪽) 셜리 역의 Hannah ame Cruddas 와 입양한 엄마 (왼쪽) 마릴리아 커스버트를 맡은 Clea Iveson (Global Korean Post Photo)

Hannah told the Global Korean Post, “This so so beautiful and so wonderful… I feel everyone here is Ann fan.” “We able to share this loving character that is known to all across Canada for her imagination and her tenacity and her strength and her beauty really.  Hopefully, lots of people become Ann fans now.”

Seventeen Canadian actors have performed the lead role of Anne Shirley since 1965.

First staged at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown in 1965 as part of the inaugural Charlottetown Festival, Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™ now holds a Guinness World Record as the longest running annual musical.

By the way, another event of ‘the best magic show’ will be followed at the Flato Theatre.

From November 1 to 3, Korean seven magicians visited the Theatre in Markham as part of Canadian premiere of the SNAP.

The SNAP is a Broadway magic and illusion performance perfect for the whole family.  In 2016, at U.K. Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it won the Best Production Award by Asian Arts Awards and was selected Best Magic Show at 2016EFF by Broadway World.


By Global Korean Post

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