ANNE OF GREEN GABLES:
A NEW FOLK ROCK MUSICAL
BOOK & LYRICS BY MATTE O'BRIEN
MUSIC BY MATT VINSON
FINGER LAKES MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
"MODERN and BOLD...BRILLIANT...ECLECTIC!
Anne of Green Gables: A New Folk Rock Musical is a truly CAPTIVATING, ASTOUNDING, and UNIQUE musical that offers history in the making...a BREATHTAKING and brand-new musical brought to life in a way that will appeal to modern audiences, but still stays true to those familiar characters. DO NOT MISS your chance to experience INVIGORATING musical numbers, a BRILLIANT book, and some of the best choreography I have seen in a long time. Tickets are going fast so DON'T MISS your chance to see the story of Anne Shirley come to life in this HEARTWARMING and unique approach to the classic tale of Anne in Green Gables."
- Broadway World
"...REIMAGINED through a FRESH, MOVING, and contemporary-feeling narrative while still preserving those best-loved elements, it's LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE... Or -- in the case of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival -- it's LIGHTNING ONSTAGE as "Anne of Green Gables: A New Folk Rock Musical" comes to life in a VIBRANT, SPARKLING, and STARTINGLY JOYOUS production directed by Jenn Thompson...It has all the makings of a successful Broadway musical -- memorable tunes, empathetic characters, emotionally resonant scenes, and a happy ending. It's A SHOW THAT DESERVES GLOWING REVIEWS, SOLD-OUT PERFORMANCE, AND A BRIGHTER, BIGGER FUTURE!"
"LUMINOUS and POWERFUL...UTTERLY CHARMING...Director Jenn Thompson, scenic designer Wilson Chin and especially costume designer Tracy Christensen show us how to find time and place. The action takes place on a bare, raised stage, slightly tilted. Benches and wooden chairs can be converted into any needed props. Members of the large cast remain seated at the edge when not performing, reminding us that this is artifice."
- Syracuse New Times
"HILARIOUS and HEARTFELT...a folk-rock soundtrack with pastoral texture and muscle...between its lively performances and its contemporary touches, Vinson and O'Brien's "Anne of Green Gables" is nothing if not MEMORABLE and SIGNIFICANT...a thoroughly MODERN Anne."