Anne and Maud is a combination of Maud's journal entries and Anne of Green Gables. Experience Anne Shirley's story in a new way, as you listen to her creator Maud tell parts of her own story. A poignant and touching play that celebrates Maud's most famous novel.
Sunday August 7th - 2:00pm*
*plus post show chat with the show creator and cast!
Friday August 12th - 7:30pm
Saturday August 20th - 7:30pm
Sunday August 28th - 2:00pm
Performances take place at St. Paul's Anglican Church, in Norval, Ontario. 14 Adamson Street South. Wheelchair accessible. All tickets $25.
These productions are made possible by the generousity of our Sponsors:
John and Susan Goddard, Laurie Hart
Brian Boyd, Harriet Chung, Mary Offor, Kim Boydell
Meet The Cast of Anne and Maud
Avra Fainer Avra is thrilled to welcome you to Avonlea, and to this celebration of Lucy Maud Montgomery and Anne Shirley! Selected performance credits include: The Wedding Singer (Holly), Aida (Amneris), Into the Woods (Little Red Riding Hood), The Diary of Anne Frank (Miep), Urinetown (Hope), The Laramie Project (Leigh, Romaine, Aaron and others), and Oklahoma! (Ado Annie). Big thanks to Marion and The Spirit of Maud for the opportunity to bring this beautiful show to the stage, to Steve for everything; and to YOU, for coming out and supporting local talent.
Brianna Taylor Brianna is thrilled to be taking part in this tribute to one of her favourite characters and dream roles. She is currently a student at Randolph College for the Performing Arts in Toronto. Some of her favourite past performances include Jason in Falsettos, Enid in Legally Blonde, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, and most recently Anne herself in Anne of Green Gables. Brianna would like to thank her parents for their unconditional love, support, and rides.
Gabrielle Bauman Gabrielle Bauman is excited to be joining the Spirit of Maud productions this summer! A Toronto-based Canadian/American actor and theatre-maker, she recently completed her M.F.A. in Acting in Virginia Beach. Some of her favourite recent roles include Catherine Sloper in “The Heiress”, Elaine in “Arsenic and Old Lace,” and Bertha in “Brontё.” In addition to her time on stage, Gabrielle enjoys her work as a stage manager and director, and offers private acting coaching. She has a particular passion for new work, female led projects, and the intersection of faith and art. Outside of the theatre, Gabrielle loves introverted afternoons curled up with a hot cup and an embroidery project.
Heidi Ross Heidi is simply delighted to be joining the cast of Anne and Maud. Playing Marilla Cuthbert is a thrill as both the novels and movies were a staple of her childhood. Hailing originally from the East Coast, Heidi feels a close connection to the stories of Lucy Maud Montgomery. Heidi’s recent performances include ensemble roles in Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mamma Mia!, and Madame de La Grande Bouche in Beauty and the Beast. She was also the musical director for Aladdin Jr. that sadly got shut down during the pandemic. Heidi was very active in drama and musical productions during high school and university and was thrilled to make a return to theatre a few years ago. She is excited to bring the endearing, secretly soft-hearted Marilla Cuthbert to life on the stage.
Paul Barker Paul has been involved in community theatre in the GTA for over 42 years. Favourite roles include The Tinman (Wizard of Oz), Barnett Lloyd (Crimes of the Heart), Caiaphas (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Cogsworth (Beauty and the Beast). Although Paul enjoys musical theatre, he’s been actively involved in dramas and comedy too. He can make you cry, he can make you laugh. If you want to laugh, just watch his choreography…… Paul has emceed events at the Rose Theatre in Brampton. He is also a Bass/Baritone soloist in his church choir. Paul is very happy to see the Arts coming back into focus after a long 2 year pandemic hiatus. Thank you for supporting the Arts in Ontario.
Stephanie Servello Stephanie is very excited to be a part of the incredible Marion Abbott’s Anne and Maud. Her most recent credits include Woman 1 - Songs For A New World (Brampton Music Theatre), and Cathy Hiatt - The Last Five Years (Personal Project). Stephanie is currently attending Randolph College For The Performing Arts where she will receive her Musical Theatre Diploma. When she isn’t at school, Stephanie spends her time consuming as much art as she can. She would like to thank her voice teacher Gabi for always believing in her, and the amazing Marion Abbott for giving her this opportunity!