Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet®
Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 7 p.m.
This production is not presented by the Collins Center, University of Maine or the University of Maine System
Collins Center for the Arts
Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® is a playful, colorful and evocative production that will transport audiences to early 20th century Atlantic Canada. Based on the beloved Canadian novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to live on a farm in the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. The ballet is being performed by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, a classical ballet company that aims to make ballet accessible and relevant to 21st-century audiences.
Tickets are $25-$45; k-12 tickets are $15, including fees. A group discount is available for parties of 8 or more.
At the Collins Center for the Arts, we just love a ballet and can’t wait to see this one! See the trailer here:
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Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L. M. Montgomery). Written for all ages, it has been considered a children’s novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.
Anne is highly imaginative, eager to please and, at times, quite a dramatic individual. However, she is defensive about her appearance, despising her red hair and pale, thin frame. She is often quite talkative, especially when it comes to describing her fantasies and dreams. At first, stern and sharp Marilla says Anne must return to the orphanage, but after much observation and considering, along with Matthew’s strong liking to Anne, she decides to let her stay.
As a child of imagination, Anne takes much joy in life and adapts quickly, thriving in the close-knit farming village. Her imagination and talkativeness soon brighten up Green Gables.
The ballet is made possible through the assistance of the heirs of Lucy Maud Montgomery.