Gather the family after Thanksgiving dinner this month for a heartwarming celebration of Anne Shirley. Featuring highlights from Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™, cameos from Canadian icons, and re-imaginings of your favourite songs from the musical, “Feelin’ Mighty Proud” is set to make its world premiere October 11.
This Island-made celebration weaves highlights from the Charlottetown Festival musical with a summertime journey across the Island, stopping at key destinations that focus on the works of L.M. Montgomery and the lore of Anne Shirley.
“’Feelin’ Mighty Proud’ is a must-see TV event this Thanksgiving that will make every Canadian proud,” says Artistic Director Adam Brazier. “It is a charming reminder of the incredible impact our heroine has made world-wide—one who has brought so many people together for generations.”
Directed by Brazier and Jason Rogerson, the one-hour special is rich with cameo appearances, including Amybeth McNulty (“Anne with an E”), R.H. Thompson, Megan Follows, Gracie Finley, and Emma Rudy.
More than a dozen Charlottetown Festival company members also appear, including Islanders Marlane O’Brien, Glenda Landry, Catherine O’Brien, Hank Stinson, Aaron Hastelow, and Michelle Bouey, as well as the Festival Orchestra.
New performances include original interpretations of the treasured songs of the famed musical, such as “Open the Window” from I and the Village, “The Words” by Lennie Gallant, and “Gee I’m Glad I’m No One Else But Me” from Meaghan Blanchard.
“Feelin’ Mighty Proud” will be broadcast October 11 on Eastlink and live on the Centre’s Facebook and YouTube feeds at 9 pm.