Evita - First Read Through 14
Saturday, March 04, 2017
PLAY READING - March 12
RAINBOW VALLEY - Sunday, 12 March, 7:00 pm
ACT and Hank Stinson are hosting a reading of Hank’s new musical play Rainbow Valley at the Stinsons’ home - 14 Confederation Street (across from Ardgowan, the Parks Canada HQ) on Sunday evening, March 12th.
Hank Stinson is the well-known actor who for years and years played several parts, including Matthew, in Anne of Green Gables - the Musical … as well as many other roles in various Charlottetown Festival productions. He has been co-creator of several of the Main Stage music shows, and over the years has authored a number of plays. He created one of ACT’s most delightful musical shows: The Blue Castle, based on the L.M. Montgomery novel.
Now he has written (with composer Dean Burry) a musical derived from another LMM novel, Rainbow Valley. Chronologically it was the seventh book in the series about Anne of GG. Anne has been married to Gilbert for 15 years; they have six children. However, the story is mainly about the family of the new neighbour, the widower-clergyman John Meredith … and there is a thread of love and marriage.
Hank has connected with ACT to have a reading of the play, to hear how it sounds, with a view to possible adjustment and subsequent production. We’ll be joining Hank himself and two of his well-known Festival colleagues, Charlotte Moore and Julain Molnar.
Want to take part in the reading? Tell Noah Nazim, so that we’ll have an idea about numbers. (902) 213-3798, noahnazim @ gmail.com.