Anne & Gilbert
About the Show
Anne of Green Gables in love...This internationally acclaimed hit musical follows the tumultuous romance between Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe. East Coast Music Award winning songs, a powerful story, and a rich complement of eccentric characters make this an unforgettable theatre experience.
Based on L. M. Montgomery's novels Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island.
Anne & Gilbert is licensed with approval of the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority Inc., Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc. and Ruth Macdonald and David Macdonald, trustee.
Please visit the official website at www.anneandgilbert.com
Anne and Gilbert premiered at the Victoria Playhouse (Victoria, PEI) in 2005 and has been remounted in Summerside at the Jubilee Theatre every summer since. It has enjoyed over 250 performances in PEI playing to nearly 100,000 people and garnering terrific reviews.
In 2007, Thousand Islands Playhouse (Kingston, Canada) mounted a new production that proved to be its most successful show ever. It was remounted for the 2008 season and toured throughout Ontario that fall.
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"Utterly Charming......The whole show is an invitation to sit back and sink into a small island village in the early 20th century...Both script and score form a love song to a way of life that has a gentleness -- despite moments of biting wit and broad comedy -- true to L.M. Montgomery and Prince Edward Island...Expect to see the delightful Anne and Gilbert taking its place alongside Anne of Green Gable" for many years to come at the Charlottetown Festival." - Variety Magazine (New York, USA)
"Anne & Gilbert is A Marvel" - The Toronto Star (Toronto, Canada)
"Theatrical Treat of the Summer" - Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Canada)
"It's such a hit in Canada it inspired its own YouTube tribute, backed by the cast album." -Newsweek (National, USA)
"This is a show with charm in abundance...The music has real melodic grace and invention, often veering off into unexpected harmonies and rhythms that lift it above conventional musical-theatre fare." -The Toronto Star (Toronto, Canada)
"Anne & Gilbert is hands down the best adaptation of L.M. Montgomery's books on stage on P.E.I. ...[it is] the Anne you MUST see." - The Guardian (Charlottetown, PEI, Canada)
"#1 Reason to Travel in August: A New Anne of Green Gables Musical in P.E.I....Anne and Gilbert - it crackles with dramatic energy and comedy and the score promises to move you musically and lyrically." - The Toronto Star (Toronto, Canada)
"...Will surely become a classic." - PEI Buzz (Charlottetown, PEI, Canada)
"Heartwarming, Tear-inducing" - Chronicle Herald (Halifax, NS, Canada)