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Anne of Green Gables: Part I

From 4 critic and 33 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Clever

About the show

This new adaptation transforms the cherished novel "Anne of Green Gables" into a one-woman, movement-fueled theatrical experience for all ages, featuring dynamic choreography. More…

"Anne of Green Gables: Part I" shares the journey of Anne Shirley—an imaginative, red-headed, hot-tempered, 11 year-old orphan—and what happens when she is accidentally brought to the home of quiet siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert on Prince Edward Island.



95
BroadwayWorld

“’Anne of Green Gables: Part 1’ is dazzling audiences of all ages with its enthralling cast and beautiful message: that life, when experienced to the fullest, is truly worth living...It is nothing short of mesmerizing, a production that casts a spell upon its audience...Not only is the plot riveting to the young, the old and all those in between, the cast brings such vibrancy, versatility and warmth to the stage...’Anne of Green Gables: Part 1’ really could do no wrong.” Full Review

90
TheaterScene.net

"Directed with touching simplicity by Henry and choreographed with a lyrical flow by Lorna Ventura, this 'Anne' tells the well-known story utilizing a combination of voiceover readings, projections, dance, mime and fine acting. Henry has turned Anne into a dance play with an original take on this oft-told tale of a spunky, intelligent and witty young lady guarded by a mute Greek chorus of four who reflect and illuminate her inner thoughts and feelings." Full Review

90
Front Row Center

“Ewoldt as Anne, is as Ingenious and chirpy as Peter Pan...but employing the devoted passionate ambition of Harry Potter. She is easily believable and eager for adventure as she struggles to find home...The innocence of this story is a breath of fresh air offering a respite from the dark clouds that daily darken our landscape...The dancers bring a magic quality to the telling of an easy story in a simple time.” Full Review

70
Off Off Online

“An enchanting new version...Ewoldt, engagingly portrays all the play’s characters...The choreography feels unnecessary when attempting to help Ewoldt act out the action, mimed conversations...feel extraneous...The production’s projections often similarly over-explain the action...By telling a story that focuses so heavily on the wonder of imagination, ‘Anne of Green Gables: Part I’ should have trusted more in its audiences’ ability to exercise its own.” Full Review


90
Ambitious, Delightful, Clever, Joyous, Visually striking

See it if You're up for a perfectly perfect evening of theatrical storytelling, well told, choreographed and danced by a fine ensemble of young women.

Don't see it if Your mind is closed to joy, humor or is bereft of imagination, to the point you can no longer fly—in mind or dream.

Also A lovely evening of tightly interwoven theatre and dance, in service o... Read more Read less

88
Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You would like to see a Broadway actress perform a children's book with great backup dancers

Don't see it if You're looking for deep meaning

87
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You like the character anne, or if you are familiar with ali ewoldt (she was great)

Don't see it if You dont like one woman shows or if u want a big production

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if you enjoy well-acted one person shows, with a movement version of a Greek chorus. Also, if you are a fan of Anne of Green Gables.

Don't see it if you are not prepared/willing to be charmed by this deceivingly basic production. Or do not like dance with your theatre. Or hate Anne.

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if What an amazing play that takes you to another level,you even forget all characters are played by 1 actor (plus 4 dancers).Great adaptation

Don't see it if You are not a fan of low budget shows, few props, minimal set and have higher expectation of elaborate setting. Ah and the stairs to heaven

85
Charming, Great acting, Entertaining, Cute, Intimate

See it if you are a fan of Ali Ewoldt, the Anne of Green Gables story or interpretive dance.

Don't see it if you need a "production" with lots of bells and whistles, or dislike one-person shows.

Also This production of Anne of Green Gables, Part 1 is a charming, intimat... Read more Read less

84
Great acting, Enchanting, Ambitious, Entertaining, Indulgent

See it if if you have kids, if you love the book, if you want a light-hearted play that is also very creative and innovative

Don't see it if if you prefer traditional plot structures, if you think you'll get confused by a one-woman show, if you don't like choreographed plays

81
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You love a dance interpretation of a classic story. You enjoy great acting!

Don't see it if You want fancy staging and sets.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You love the book or the Netflix series and enjoy one woman playing all of the parts. It reminds of me acting out a bedtime story.

Don't see it if You want a full rounded cast of actors.

79
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a fresh take on a children’s classic. Ali Ewoldt who played Christine is wonderful playing various characters.

Don't see it if If you’re expecting a traditional play with lots of actors.

75
Enchanting, Interesting, Engaging

See it if You like the story of Anne from Green Gables (Anne with an e), if you enjoy interpretative choreography and lively characters.

Don't see it if If you do not like one actor acting many different parts, if you prefer traditonal choreography and do note joysimple staging.

75
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Minimalist, Clever

See it if You love the Anne of Green Gables book, enjoy seeing one person play all the characters, enjoy dance

Don't see it if You prefer to see different actors playing the different characters, are looking for an extravagant production, don’t like dancing

Also Anne of Green Gables is a minimalist production, with one actor, Ali E... Read more Read less

72
Entertaining, Dizzying, Quirky, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you are familiar with the story so that you can keep up with the action. Pleasant production overall with dance, projections and good lead.

Don't see it if one person playing all the roles in a story you are not familiar with would confuse you. A snappy show with many merits if you know the plot

70
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky, Unexpected

See it if for the charming story & unique presentation that uses dancers to evoke the moods suggested by the plot.

Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional children's theatrical. This is sophisticated & perhaps peculiar. Also it is a 4 staircase climb to the space

70
Enchanting, Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you're an Anne fan who wants to see a lovely new interpretation that's not totally polished or thought through. Ali Ewoldt is enchanting

Don't see it if You're not a fan of a lovely simple little story.

Also This is an essentially analogue story, and things sometimes get a bit ... Read more Read less

70
Great acting, Quirky, Absorbing

See it if a simple set, some dancers and one actor performing many parts of a classic children's story intrigue you.

Don't see it if you don't like a solo performer playing many parts, even if charming and very competent. Backlit photos ruin the set.

Also This is one of my favorite children's novels and I have seen it in eve... Read more Read less

62
Unique

See it if You love Anne of Green Gables

Don't see it if You don't like modern/interpretive dance

90
During previews
Clever, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if You like the story and want to see a talented actors portray all the roles with a dancing Greek chorus behind her. Highly engaging performa

Don't see it if Small scale theater doesn’t interest you.

84
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Charming, Performance piece

See it if You love the story or are open-minded about a monologue with dance.

Don't see it if You find children’s stories twee and won’t have patience with the telling of one.

Also The beloved story is enchantingly told by one actor playing all the pa... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Ali ewoldt's performance is astonishing!, Great acting, True to the book, Impressive, but somewhat contrived, choreography, Great music.

See it if you like 'Anne of Green Gables', the novel- appreciate stellar performances like the one here by Ali Ewoldt (sorry she didn't get to sing).

Don't see it if You expect a large, Broadway type musical, are bored with overlong dance sequences, or didn't like the original novel.

77
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You want to see a broadway actress doing multiple voices and tell a story. If you liked Anne of green gables as a story.

Don't see it if You do not like interpretation of dance or prefer classic stories.

76
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You are familiar with Anne of Green Gables and enjoy seeing one-person shows with one person acting multiple parts.

Don't see it if You want to see a show with a large cast and do not like interpretive dance.

Also I wasn't quite sure what to think at first - the dancers stuck me as f... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Disappointing, Romantic

See it if you want to see a beautiful and charming telling of the early part of AOGG. Enjoy Miss Ewoldt and one person shows with dancing.

Don't see it if you mind one actress playing all roles which disallows interaction. Want a more traditional telling of AOGG

75
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an innovative take on a beloved children’s story with one talented actor playing all the characters.

Don't see it if You don’t like seeing what is essentially a one woman show, or need a lot of props and elaborate sets.

74
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You love Anne of Green Gables and minimalist shows. Lead actress was good at distinguishing characters and dancers added a nice touch.

Don't see it if You like big productions and will get confused by/don't enjoy seeing one person play all the characters.

Also This is a small, somewhat hidden theatre. The actress did a great job ... Read more Read less


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