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Toronto's Elgin Theatre Presents ANNE OF GREEN GABLES 5/7-24

Aubrey Dan is pleased to present live onstage, the Canadian classic Anne of Green Gables - The Musical ™ , a co-production between Dancap Productions Inc. and The Charlottetown Festival, P.E.I. Based on L.M. Montgomery’s popular novel, Canada’s longest-running musical and a most beloved export; Anne ™ brings Montgomery’s pages to life onstage. It tells the story of freckle-faced Anne Shirley with her fiery temper, passion for melodrama and penchant for misadventures as she brings laughter, love and more than a little consternation to the village of Avonlea. Anne ™ runs from May 7 to 24, 2009 at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street (at Queen). Tickets are available now by phone at 416-644-3665 or online at dancaptickets.com and start as low as $25. Opening night is Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 7:30pm.

Anne ™ is a part of Canada’s DNA,” says Aubrey Dan, President of Dancap Productions, “and the entirecfamily deserves to see this great musical. All of us at Dancap are very excited to bring this P.E.I. treasure to Toronto for all those who have not had the chance to experience this Canadian classic.”

Anne ™ has graced our stage for 44 consecutive years. More than 2.3 million people have seen our production in Charlottetown. It is almost 18 years since we last staged Anne ™ in Toronto, and we could not be happier that Dancap Productions is bringing Canada’s favourite redhead to Toronto,” says David MacKenzie, CEO of the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Anne ™ stars Amy Wallis as Anne Shirley, Janet MacEwen as Marilla Cuthbert, Sandy Winsby as Matthew Cuthbert and Sean Hauk as Gilbert Blythe. The company comprises: Robert Allan, Krista Blackwood, Robin Calvert, Alanna Chisholm, Dean Constable, April Cook, John Edwards, Gerrad Everard, Craig Fair, Ashley Fenster, Terry Hatty, Alana Hibbert, Zak Kearns, Kieran Keller, Glenda Landry, Wade Lynch, Andrew McAllister, Charlotte Moore, Julain Molnar, Laura Nason, Catherine O'Brien, Shawna Van Omme, and Ryan Wilson.

Anne of Green Gables - The Musical™ is directed by Anne Allan with musical direction by Donald
Fraser and was written and composed by Don Harron and Norman Campbell respectively, with lyrics by Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore.

The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesdays at 2:00pm and 7:30pm; Thursdays at 11:00 am (May 14) or 2:00pm (May 21) and 7:30pm; Fridays at 7:30pm; Saturdays at 2:00pm and 7:30pm; and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are available now by phone at 416-644-3665 or online at dancaptickets.com and start as low as $25. Opening night is Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 7:30pm.

Launched in 2007 by Aubrey Dan, Dancap Productions Inc. (dancaptickets.com), is a commercial theatre company dedicated to producing the best of Broadway-style theatre created in collaboration with acclaimed artists and award-winning creative teams based in Toronto, Canada. Upcoming Broadway shows for 2009 with producing and investment credits include: The Addams Family, Vanities: The Musical, Memphis and West Side Story. Past Broadway and international credits include: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, The Farnsworth Invention, Wicked, Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, [Title of Show], The Wedding Singer, The Pirate Queen, as well as the Tony Award® winners In The Heights and Jersey Boys on Broadway, Las Vegas, London, UK, the First National Tour and Toronto.


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