September 24, 2022
By Rachel Scofield
This weekend, Rise Up Arts Alliance will present Anne of Green Gables on the stage at Davis Auditorium in Lancaster.
Adapted from L.M. Montgomery’s 1908 novel, the musical tells of siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, who want to adopt a strong boy to work on their Prince Edward Island farm. However, the orphanage instead sends them 11-year-old Anne. The story follows Anne as she tries to find a place with the Cuthberts and the kids at her new school.
Mark Twain once praised Anne as “the most loved child in fiction” since Alice.
The young actors say, “if you loved the books, you’ll love this show – the music is fun!”
The show opens Friday, September 23 at 7 pm, and there will be two performances on Saturday September 24 – at 2 pm and at 7pm. The Sunday matinee begins at 4 pm.
Tickets may be reserved online. For adults and students 12 and older, the price per ticket is $12.00. Tickets for children four to 11 years old are $6.00, seniors pay $8.00, and children three and younger are free.
Davis Auditorium is located at 2151 West Fair Avenue in Lancaster.
Per the website, at Rise Up Arts Alliance, “we focus on creating a nurturing environment to feed the artist in all of us. Especially in the realm of children, we are focused on a positive educational process that can help them become better readers, learners and contributors to society. Rise Up Arts brings together the arts community in Fairfield County and beyond.”
On October 6, children i
n grades kindergarten through sixth are welcome to audition for Rise Up’s next performance, A Christmas Carol. Performances will be held the weekend of December 9-11.