Making its world premiere at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Connecticut, Anne of Green Gables: A New Musical has announced its complete cast for the upcoming run. Performances will begin July 15 and run through September 4. The show will officially open July 27.
Starring in the production will be Juliette Redden as Anne Shirley, Michelle Veintimilla (The Visit) as Diana Barry, Sharon Catherine Brown (Caroline, Or Change) as Marilla Cuthbert, Aurelia Williams (Once On This Island) as Rachel Lynde, Pierre Marais as Gilbert Blythe, and D.C. Anderson as Matthew Cuthbert.
Rounding out the production in the ensemble will be Emily Agy, Jarred Bedgood, Tristen Buettel, Giovanni Da Silva, Amanda Ferguson, Patrick Oliver Jones, Nick Martinez, Morgan McGhee (Ain’t Too Proud), Jenna Lea Rosen, and Avery Sobczak. Elaine Cotter and Sam Pickart serve as swings.
Freshly arrived on Prince Edward Island and adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, Anne Shirley is ready to make a place for herself in the world in this folk-rock musical adaptation of the classic story by L. M. Montgomery. It features a book and lyrics by Matte O'Brien, and music by Matt Vinson.
Jenn Thompson will direct the production, which will feature choreography by Jennifer Jancuska (Hamilton), music supervision by Amanda Morton (KPOP), music direction by Matthew Smedal, scenic design by Wilson Chin (Pass Over), costume design by Tracy Christensen, lighting design by Philip S. Rosenberg (Mrs. Doubtfire), sound design by Jay Hilton, and hair and wig Design by J. Jared Janas (How I Learned to Drive). Orchestrations will be by Justin Goldner, and Bradley G. Spachman will serve as production stage manager.
Casting for this production is by Binder Casting's Chad Eric Murnane and Amber Snead, with additional casting by Carrie Gradner. Anne of Green Gables is produced by special arrangement with Justin Nichols, Eric Cornell, and Jack Sennott.
For tickets and more information, visit Goodspeed.org.