(l–r): Catherine O’Brien, Emma Rudy, Marlane O’Brien and Hank Stinson Photo: Jason Rogerson

Feelin’ Mighty Proud

One-hour broadcast special to celebrate Anne Shirley

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Confederation Centre of the Arts has released a one-hour broadcast special entitled Feelin’ Mighty Proud! This Island-wide celebration weaves highlights from Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™ with a summertime journey across the Island, stopping at key destinations that focus on the works of L.M. Montgomery and lore of Anne Shirley.

Directed by Adam Brazier with Jason Rogerson, this new production is rich with special appearances, including video interviews or commentary from Amy-Beth McNulty (Anne with an E), RH Thompson, Gracie Finley, Glenda Landry, and current Anne with The Charlottetown Festival, Emma Rudy.

Rudy is joined by Hank Stinson and Marlane O’Brien as the Cuthberts, and Catherine O’Brien as Rachel Lynde. More than a dozen Charlottetown Festival company members appear through video to perform the title theme to the musical, including Islanders Aaron Hastelow, Michelle Bouey, and Josee Boudreau, as well as the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra.

New performances for the special include original interpretations of the songs of the famed musical, such as “If it Hadn’t Been for Me” by Vishtèn; “The Words” by Lennie Gallant; “Gee I’m Glad I’m No One Else But Me” from Meaghan Blanchard on location at the Anne house in Cavendish, “Kindred Spirits” from Ava and Lilly Rashed, and “Open the Window” from world-music group I and the Village.

Feelin’ Mighty Proud! was broadcast late in August. Patrons can check the Centre’s social media pages and confederationcentre.com.

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