The story of Anne of Green Gables becomes a ballet and after its September premiere in Halifax, NS, it will travel to Markham.

Ballet Jörgen is staging a colourful ballet adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel. The story follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to live on a farm in the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island.

Since its publication in 1908, the story of Anne of Green Gables has been told in films, made-for-television movies, musicals, plays, and animated and live-action television series.

“Anne of Green Gables is beloved the world over, and it is an honour to be entrusted with this quintessentially Canadian story,” said Bengt Jörgen, artistic director, CEO and choreographer.

Over the last 28 years, the Toronto-based ballet company has produced a total of 216 original creations by 80 choreographers, including eight full-length ballets and five works created especially for children.

Performances, evening and matinee, run Oct. 5-6 at the Flato Markham Theatre.

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