Meet the Leads – Anne of Green Gables

This year’s musical is none other than the timeless classic, Anne of Green Gables. The musical has been around since 1965 and is based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It tells the story of a spunky, redheaded orphan who is sent to P.E.I to live with a pair of elderly siblings. The couple had “clearly requested a boy” and the misunderstanding is the trigger for quite the story. Catholic Central High School has always produced a high caliber of shows and this year will be no different. A cast and crew of 100 of CCH’s finest have come together to enact this captivating play.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the front office. The production runs from March 6th, to March 15th, in the Eggplant Theater.

Now it’s time for small Q&A with the some of the leading roles of the show!

Anne Shirley (played by Aleigha Goldade)  

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your character?

A: “My character is a spunky little redhead. She’s got a big spirit and a big heart! She starts off having quite a tough life but I think that’s what drives her to work so hard.”

Q: What is your favorite thing about the play this year?

A: “I love the family atmosphere and just the experience it gives you for the future. The drama, the singing and the acting is really what makes it all so great!”

Q: Why should people come out to see the play?

A: “There’s a great story to it and, of course, it’s Canadian! It’s also very humorous and I think people are going to love it!”

Q: How did you get involved in the fine arts?

A: “I’ve always been involved in the fine arts and I’m really passionate about it, so participating in the musical was a no-brainer.”

Gilbert Blythe (played by Thomas Schmelzer)

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your character?

A: “Gilbert Blythe is a farm boy who has a huge crush on Anne. The whole long of the story he is just trying to win her over and basically make her fall in love with him.”

Q: What is your favorite thing about the play this year?

A: “Just everyone else! We all goof off and always have a lot of fun. It’s also very exciting to get to perform in front of everyone.”

Q: How did you get involved in the fine arts?

A:  “It’s kind of a funny story. In grade 6 I was chosen at random to play Jesus in the school play and I just thought it was really cool. I’ve stuck with the plays ever since.”

Q: Why should people come out to see the play?

A: I think it’s a great way to support the CCH community and it’s going to be a great show!

Diana Barry (played by RaeAnne Boon) 

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your character?

A: “Diana Barry is Anne’s best friend and “kindred spirit”. They have quite the adventures together, and Diana gets drunk… not on purpose of course because they are good, sensible girls!”

Q: What is your favorite thing about the play this year?

A: “My favorite thing about the play is definitely hanging out with my friends.”

Q: How did you get involved in the fine arts?

A: “I’ve always wanted to be an actress since I was really little and growing up I was always involved with the fine arts. I was in my first play in grade 7 at St. Francis and I’ve been in the school musicals ever since. Right now I have an agent in Calgary and I’m working on T.V shows and a few commercials and stuff like that.

Q: Why should people come out to see the play?

A: “It’s going to be one of a kind production and I think people are really going to enjoy it!”

Marilla Cuthbert (played by Kiara Mitchell)

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your character?

A: “Marilla Cuthbert starts off not being particularly fond of Anne but she eventually warms up to her and think it’s really sweet how we can see their relationship develop.”

Q: What is your favorite thing about the play this year?

A: “I’m really appreciative of all the opportunities we have here at CCH and all the effort and commitment the teachers put in really makes this possible!”

Q: How did you get involved in the fine arts?

A: “My mom definitely influenced my passion for the fine arts, but I’ve always been involved in the plays and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Q: Why should people come out to see the play?

A: “We’ve all just put in so much effort and I think it would be a shame to not come see it. We’re all really excited to share this with the community.”

There you have it! Come and see the last week of the show’s run, beginning this Wednesday and then closing on Saturday night.

– Chloe

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Chloe Devoy is a Grade Ten student at CCH. She enjoys skating, running, and reading. Her favourite thing about CCH is Flex time.

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One response to “Meet the Leads – Anne of Green Gables

  1. L. Mitchell

    Chloe you forgot to mention that YOU are in the musical as Prissy Andrews – another reason to come see the show!

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