October 22, 2019 Media Release

Canada’s Ballet Jorgen brings Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet to Mountain States for mini U.S. Tour

“The audiences throughout Canada and the USA are in for a real treat.”
– 
Heirs of LM Montgomery

After successfully launching the World Premiere Tour of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ with sold out performances in Halifax, NS and Markham, ON the Company has now embarked on its first multicity United States tour in a decade. Performances just wrapped up in Orem and Logan, Utah, where they were met with tremendous audience responses.

“Let me begin by thanking you for this herculean endeavor… The dancing/performers were superb! The costumes were superb! The set designs and execution were superb…Thank you so much for your deep effort to bring this everlasting story to life in the framework of ballet.” – Orem, Utah Performance Attendee

The US tour continues this week with performances in Fort Collins, Colorado and Rexburg, Idaho. CBJ has previously performed in 18 US States in the Company’s 32-year history, but these performances mark the first time CBJ has performed in Utah, Colorado and Idaho.

Although there are numerous shows, movies and musicals made after L.M. Montgomery’s book, this will be the first time Anne of Green Gables has been adapted into a full-length ballet and CBJ is the only company to be authorized and intrusted to do this.

“As a company dedicated to telling Canadian stories we are immensely proud to bring this most Canadian of all stories to life as a full-length ballet. We are particularly pleased to share young Anne Shirley from Canada beyond our borders and into communities across the United States.” – Bengt Jörgen, C.M., Artistic Director & CEO  

CBJ will be returning to the US in the spring of 2020 with performances currently scheduled in communities across Kansas. 

“Tonight’s performance was nothing short of spectacular; absolutely loved it!”

– Halifax, NS Performance Attendee

Remaining U.S. Tour dates:

Fort Collins, Colorado

Wednesday, October 16, at 7:30pm

Lincoln Center Performance Hall

Rexburg, Idaho

Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm

Hart Auditorium

Full Tour Dates

This creation is made possible with the assistance of the heirs of L.M. Montgomery and in partnership with the heirs of Norman Campbell and Don Harron.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – THE BALLET and other indicia of ANNE are trademarks and Canadian official marks of the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority Inc., Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, used under licence by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen.

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ is based on Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™. Music composed by Norman Campbell.

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ is made possible by Margaret Fountain, C.M. and David Fountain C.M.

Additional major support provided by The Sobey Foundation and the Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, CC ONB.

Additional funding for the ballet is provided by The J.P. Bickell Foundation.

Creative media support by George Brown College Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology.

Heirs of L.M. Montgomery is a trademark of Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc.

Outreach and digital support for this ballet provided by the Charles H. Ivey Foundation.

Ongoing support is provided by the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Toronto Arts Council.

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen would also like to acknowledge the sustained support of National Presenting Partner, Bank of Montreal and Education partner George Brown College.

Anne of Green Gables – the Ballet™ and other indicia of Anne are trademarks of the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority Inc., used under license by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen