Music Department presents Anne of Green Gables – The Musical
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (March 7, 2022) – Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s music department presents Anne of Green Gables – the Musical, April 7-9.
This adaptation of L. M. Montgomery’s timeless classic takes the audience on a journey from Anne’s first introduction to Green Gables and the Cuthberts all the way through her first year in Avonlea. Surrounded by a cast of nosy neighbors, precocious school children, and two teachers, who couldn’t be more different, the story balances between being heart-warming, hilarious, and bittersweet all at once.
The show is being directed by Prof. Elizabeth Barrett, Zachary Sherman, and assistant director, Laura Beth Hurst.
“At its heart, this is a story of belonging, family, and wholesomeness. It points us back to the people we love and reminds us to cherish them. It is also a reminder that when someone new comes into our lives, something wonderful may be about to happen,” said Sherman. “Our production seeks to honor the interpretations of these characters that have come before, while still providing something new.”
The cast for the performance includes:
Anne — Bailey Niedermier; Marilla — Min Leinbach; Mrs. Lynde — Kenzie Potter; Mrs. Spencer — Taryn King; Mrs. Barry — Emma Harvey; Mrs. Pye — Shay Gautier; Mrs. MacPherson — Hannah Wagner; Mrs. Blewett — Sadie McFarland; Mrs. Sloane — Laura Heussler.
Miss Stacy — Madison Court; Gilbert — Randy Johr; Matthew — Daniel Carpenter; Minister — Bailey Bonin; Mr. Phillips — Logan Davis; Earl the Mailman — Nick Kelley; Stationmaster — Dr. Bob Tocheff; Cecil the Framer — Joseph Hurst; Diana — Charlotte Houser.
Josie — Lucy Beaulieu; Tillie — Leandra Viscioni; Gertie — Mallory Thomas; Ruby — Maggie Little; Prissy — Kait Todd; Moody — Ryan Vetters; Gerry — Xander Adams; Charlie — Alex Pittman; and Lucilla — Lydia Wicks.
Performances begin at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 7; Friday, April 8; and Saturday, April 9, in Thorne Performance Hall inside the R.R. Hodges Chapel on the campus of MVNU. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for MVNU students, anyone under 18, or those with military ID. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at theatre.mvnu.edu or at the box office beginning one hour prior to show time. Seating opens approximately 30 minutes prior to show time. This production is suitable for all audiences.
For more information, visit theatre.mvnu.edu, email email@example.com, or call the MVNU Theatre coordinator at 740-397-9000 ext. 4235. Follow MVNU Theatre on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the latest program news and events.
MVNU’s Theatre program, under the direction of Sherman, is part of a newly developed Club Sports and Arts program, that provides students the opportunity to be competitive and creative while focusing on their academics. To learn more about how students can participate in theatre, disc golf, esports, and swimming, visit mvnu.edu/sportsand arts.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education both in-seat and online to more than 2,100 students from 42 states and nine foreign countries.
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