THE classic tale Anne of Green Gables is being brought to the stage by the Bunbury Musical Comedy Group and the Stagelight Youth Theatre.
The story follows Anne Shirley, the orphan sent to work on the Cuthbert's farm at Avonlea.
With a mixed cast of adults and teenagers this delightful story based on the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery is a family favourite.
Anne is played by Bunbury teen, Lauren Wroth, who played the title role in the musical Annie in 2011 and also appeared in Aspects of Love.
“Anne is a really interesting character, I love her interactions with some of the other characters in the show and I can see a lot of parallels between her and myself,” Ms Wroth said.
“Other than the red hair, we both have a flair for the dramatic and both use our imaginations to make things more interesting.”
For Ms Wroth the opportunity to tell a classic story which is so well known was a chance too good to give up but does make her feel a little nervous.
“I know heaps of people have told me they love Anne of Green Gables, it is a classic and it’s a character everyone loves,” she said.
“We’ve all put a lot of effort in, myself and all the other actors and we want the audience to enjoy the show just as much as we enjoyed preparing and rehearsing.”
Ms Wroth also said each cast member bring something special to the stage and their performances reflect their dedication to the show.
“Everyone is terrific, it’s been a blast to work on.”
The production is directed by Maureen Eaton who has staged shows for the Bunbury Musical Comedy Group including the musicals My Fair Lady, Annie and The Sound of Music.
Anne of Green Gables comes to life on the New Lyric Theatre stage on Friday, May 6 and runs for six performances.
Performances are on May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 8pm with two matinees on May 8 and 15 starting at 2pm.
Tickets cost $26 for adults, $23 on concession and students and under 16s are $20 with a special mother’s day price of $20, bookings are available through BREC ticketing bunburyentertainment.com.
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