Author: Valerie Macdonald

CLT presents “Anne of Green Gables” for Christmas at the Sid

  Photo credits:  Karen McKinnon Photography Charlotte Greaves as Anne, Esther Donovan as Marilla, Tony Arnold as Matthew, Sarah Collins as Diana in CLT’s production of “Anne of Green Gables” at the Sid Williams Theatre Dec. 23rd to 31st, 2017 by Lynn Hodge Courtenay Little Theatre is presenting the Canadian classic musical, ‘Anne of Green Gables’, based on the beloved novel by Lucy Maude Montgomery, as its family Christmas production at the Sid Williams Theatre from December 23rd to 31st. This is CLT’s third Canadian production in 2017, celebrating Canada’s 150 year anniversary, along with its award-winning production of ‘The Drawer Boy’ and this fall’s mystery, ‘Evelyn Strange’. CLT’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ is the same musical that has been on the Charlottetown , Prince Edward Island stage for the last 53 years. Written by Don Harron and Norm Campbell, it is full of wonderful lyrical songs and entertaining choreography. This is the perfect show for families to enjoy together. Anne (spelled with an ‘e’!) Shirley is an unforgettably loveable character who is sure to win your heart (again). She arrives as a surprise into the lives of a sister and brother, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, who were expecting a boy from the orphanage. Anne becomes bosom friends with Diana Barry, survives challenging days at her new school, and catches the eye of Gilbert Blythe. CLT has an amazing...

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CLT “The Drawer Boy” Wins Top Award

  Members of Courtenay Little Theatre’s “The Drawer Boy” Cast and Crew receive Best Production Award from adjudicator Katrina Dunn (l) and Theatre BC representative Richard Kerton (r, front) in Vernon BC The provincial theatre festival, Mainstage 2017, wrapped up in Vernon on July 8th with Canadian playwright, Michael Healey’s play, “The Drawer Boy” performed by Courtenay Little Theatre of the North Island Zone, taking home Best Production, Best Set Design by Jay Crowder, Best Performance by a Youth or Novice to Brad Arlitt, Best Actor (Male) to Wes Buckle, and Best Director to Catherine Hannon. Courtenay Little Theatre (CLT)qualified in May to represent the North Island Zone after winning Best Production, Director, Lead Actor, and Set Design at the NIZ Festival, a weeklong festival hosted by CLT at the Sid Williams Theatre. Adjudicator Katrina Dunn says, “Theatre BC is a venerable and incredibly important cultural entity that our province is very lucky to have. My experience as adjudicator of MainStage 2017 was truly wonderful. I got to see some of my favourite Canadian plays come alive again, infused with the vitality of theatres from across the province, and we all got to further our craft and inspire ourselves to become better artists.” As part of the Mainstage graphic design competition, CLT picked up two more wins for Best Graphic Design for a Season Brochure (Jean Higginson) and Best...

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