Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Wheelock Family Theatre: Anne Shirley
"Anne of Green Gables" was first performed at Wheelock Family Theatre in 1989; the production having been seen on Prince Edward Island by Grace Napier and Bill Monnen and suggested as a "good fit" for WFT. Devon Sorvari was Anne Shirley. Ms. Sorvari has gone on to pursue a career in acting, having performed on stage, in film, and for television. The Sorvari family was involved with WFT for years. Besides Devon's work as a performer, Ann Sorvari developed many of the WFT Study Guides.
To check in on Devon, visit her website here: Devon Sorvari
Danielle Perry played Anne Shirley in the 1999 production at Wheelock.
This year's production of "Anne of Green Gables" features Jennifer Beth Glick as Anne Shirley. Jennifer is excited, having wanted to play the role since the last time it was produced at WFT in 1999.
Patrons of WFT musicals may remember Jennifer in "The Secret Garden" as the kind maid of Misselthwaite Manor, Martha, and in "Seussical" as the bird of slight feathers, Gertrude McFuzz. Jennifer has a number of songs on YouTube and you can hear them here: Jennifer Singing