Markham

Flato Markham Theatre Welcomes Premiere of Anne of Green Gables

Thursday, October 3, 2019

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MARKHAM, ON – October 3, 2019 – Bengt Jörgen, Artistic Director & CEO of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen (CBJ), officially unveiled the world premiere of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ this past weekend in Halifax. The North American tour will include over 47 performances across nine Canadian provinces and four US states. The Ontario premiere will be held at the Flato Markham Theatre from October 4 to 6, with limited tickets remaining to the four performances.

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ is a playful, colourful and evocative production that will transport audiences to early 20th century Atlantic Canada. Based on the beloved Canadian novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to live on a farm in the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island.

“On behalf of the City of Markham, we are proud to welcome Canada’s Ballet Jörgen to the Flato Markham Theatre for the Ontario premiere of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™, as they bring one of Canada’s most renowned and beloved tales to life,” says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “This exceptional production reinforces the Flato Markham Theatre’s position as a preeminent cultural destination for high-profile international and local performances.”

Alexander Levkovich is the orchestrator for Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™. An internationally accomplished Canadian composer, Alexander has created over 60 adaptations of existing works and 50 original pieces throughout Ukraine, Israel, Italy, the United States, and Canada.

CBJ Principal Dancer Hannah Mae Cruddas is dancing a dream role as Anne Shirley in the company’s world premiere of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™. Hannah Mae received her formative dance training from the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts and the Leica Hardy School of Dance in her home province of Nova Scotia before joining Canada’s National Ballet School in 2009.

“Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is grateful to our presenting partners across Canada and the United States for their enthusiastic support of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™. This will be the largest tour in the Company’s history and will ensure Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved story continues to inspire new and old audiences alike,” says Mr. Jörgen.
Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ is on stage at the Flato Markham Theatre from Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 905.305.7469 or at flatomarkhamtheatre.ca.



For more information about the Flato Markham Theatre:

Kayla van Zon
Marketing Lead
905.407.6439
kvanzon@interkom.ca

Linda Stott
Marketing & Box Office Coordinator
905.415.7546
lstott@markham.ca

For all other media inquiries/interview requests for the City of Markham:

Maxine Roy, Advisor, Communications and Media Relations at mroy@markham.ca or 647.200.8718.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.

About Flato Markham Theatre: Flato Markham Theatre is a jewel in the crown of the Markham community, located only 30 minutes from the downtown core. The intimate, 527-seat, state-of-the-art performance facility provides patrons with unforgettable access to a host of internationally acclaimed artists and productions through its annual Diamond Season presented by Weins Canada. Illuminating the central theme that the live arts in Markham matters, the season features the best of classical, jazz, world music, dance, comedy, pop artists, and family entertainment. Flexible ticket package options and complimentary parking are available.




MARKHAM, ON – October 3, 2019 – Bengt Jörgen, Artistic Director & CEO of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen (CBJ), officially unveiled the world premiere of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ this past weekend in Halifax. The North American tour will include over 47 performances across nine Canadian provinces and four US states. The Ontario premiere will be held at the Flato Markham Theatre from October 4 to 6, with limited tickets remaining to the four performances.

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ is a playful, colourful and evocative production that will transport audiences to early 20th century Atlantic Canada. Based on the beloved Canadian novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to live on a farm in the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island.

“On behalf of the City of Markham, we are proud to welcome Canada’s Ballet Jörgen to the Flato Markham Theatre for the Ontario premiere of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™, as they bring one of Canada’s most renowned and beloved tales to life,” says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “This exceptional production reinforces the Flato Markham Theatre’s position as a preeminent cultural destination for high-profile international and local performances.”

Alexander Levkovich is the orchestrator for Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™. An internationally accomplished Canadian composer, Alexander has created over 60 adaptations of existing works and 50 original pieces throughout Ukraine, Israel, Italy, the United States, and Canada.

CBJ Principal Dancer Hannah Mae Cruddas is dancing a dream role as Anne Shirley in the company’s world premiere of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™. Hannah Mae received her formative dance training from the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts and the Leica Hardy School of Dance in her home province of Nova Scotia before joining Canada’s National Ballet School in 2009.

“Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is grateful to our presenting partners across Canada and the United States for their enthusiastic support of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™. This will be the largest tour in the Company’s history and will ensure Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved story continues to inspire new and old audiences alike,” says Mr. Jörgen.
Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ is on stage at the Flato Markham Theatre from Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 905.305.7469 or at flatomarkhamtheatre.ca.



For more information about the Flato Markham Theatre:

Kayla van Zon
Marketing Lead
905.407.6439
kvanzon@interkom.ca

Linda Stott
Marketing & Box Office Coordinator
905.415.7546
lstott@markham.ca

For all other media inquiries/interview requests for the City of Markham:

Maxine Roy, Advisor, Communications and Media Relations at mroy@markham.ca or 647.200.8718.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.

About Flato Markham Theatre: Flato Markham Theatre is a jewel in the crown of the Markham community, located only 30 minutes from the downtown core. The intimate, 527-seat, state-of-the-art performance facility provides patrons with unforgettable access to a host of internationally acclaimed artists and productions through its annual Diamond Season presented by Weins Canada. Illuminating the central theme that the live arts in Markham matters, the season features the best of classical, jazz, world music, dance, comedy, pop artists, and family entertainment. Flexible ticket package options and complimentary parking are available.