Anne of Green Gables, Never Change

It was an honor to direct the Steinbach Arts Council’s production of “Anne of Green Gables” this spring. Originally scheduled to perform 4 shows, positive response was so great that additional shows were offered. Within minutes every ticket was sold, making this one of SAC’s most successful shows to date!

The cast that I was able to work with was a dream, with every character brought to life both on stage and off. What developed was a polished team of performers. creating a show that the Steinbach Carillon News described as “A Smashing Success”, and a family of cast members that will remember this experience for a lifetime.

Directing this production was not only a highlight of the year for me, but possibly a highlight of my career thus far.  Working with such committed, talented, and supportive people is a privilege.

Here’s to Anne and the impact she’s had on all of us!

Kyle (hair and make-up), Kira (Anne) and myself, working out some final wig details.
Kyle (hair and make-up), Kira (Anne) and myself, working out some final wig details.
“You Hateful Boy!”
“School Again!”
“Get Him, Tommy!”
We'll be happy eating Humble Pie
“We’ll be happy eating Humble Pie”
Did you Hear?
“Did you Hear?”  Lucilla (Yvonne Hiebert), Mrs. McPherson (Corinne Thiessen), Mindy Goetz, and Mrs. Barry (Bev Plett)
Mrs. Blewett's laundry line...(Kendra Friesen (Mrs. Blewett), Kira Fondse (Anne), and Emmy Friesen (Mrs. Spencer)
Mrs. Blewett’s laundry line…Kendra Friesen (Mrs. Blewett), Kira Fondse (Anne), and Emmy Friesen (Mrs. Spencer)
Mrs. Pye (Jackie Harms), Mrs. Barry (Bev Plett) and Mrs. McPherson (Corinne Thiessen).  Act I finale
Mrs. Pye (Jackie Harms), Mrs. Barry (Bev Plett) and Mrs. McPherson (Corinne Thiessen). Act I finale
“Ice Cream is wonderful and mysterious”. (Kira Fondse as Anne, with Kendra Friesen, Madeline Hiebert, Yvonne Hiebert, Mersadie Thiessen, Loren Koeler in background)
Ice Cream!  (Act 1 Finale)
Ice Cream! Kira Fondse with Alix Verrier as Diana Barry   (Act 1 Finale)
Feeling Might Proud!  (Act 2)
Feeling Might Proud! (Act 2)

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