CIBC Confed Centre presents Feelin’ Mighty Proud!, a one-hour broadcast special celebrating the legacy of Anne Shirley. This Island-wide celebration weaves highlights from the iconic 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 the lore of Anne Shirley.
“Feelin’ Mighty Proud! is an homage to L.M. Montgomery, the original Anne of Green Gables novel, our famed Anne musical, and Prince Edward Island as a whole,” shares Adam Brazier, artistic director with the Centre. “This project will make every Canadian proud and is a heartfelt reminder of the incredible impact our heroine has made world-wide, one who has brought so many people together for generations.”
Directed by Brazier with Jason Rogerson, this new production is rich with special appearances, including video interviews or commentary from such luminaries as Amybeth 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 following famed musical songs; and many more.
- ‘If it Hadn’t Been for Me’ by Vishten
- ‘The Words’ by Lennie Gallant
- ‘Gee I’m Glad I’m No One Else But Me’ from Meaghan Blanchard on location in iconic Anne house in Cavendish
- ‘Kindred Spirits’ from Ava and Lilly Rashed
Feelin’ Mighty Proud was made possible due to the generous support of Canadian Heritage, the Province of Prince Edward Island, Title Sponsor CIBC, and Production Sponsor CAA.
Watch the official broadcast special below!
*Original air date Sunday October 11 at 9 p.m. on Eastlink Community TV (Channel 10), Confed Facebook/YouTube.