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Anne of Green Gables rebounds in 50th Charlottetown Festival

09/29/2014 07:21 EDT | Updated 11/29/2014 05:59 EST
The 50th annual Charlottetown Festival wrapped up over the weekend, with headliner Anne of Green Gables: the Musical posting its best sales in years.

"Ticket sales were good in places and less strong in other places. Anne of Green Gables enjoyed a strong year, I would say, strongest in probably five or six years," said Confederation Centre communications manager Fraser McCallum.

"Canada ROCKS! was a wonderful show. For whatever reason it didn't sell as strongly as we would have liked, but it was a fantastic show. Audience surveys were really strong. Ninety per cent of people responding to our surveys loved it."

The 2014 festival started in late June. It also featured Searching for Abegweit by Lenny Gallant, which was so popular it was extended for two weeks into September.

Anne of Green Gables: the Musical has been featured at all 50 festivals, and this year was recognized by Guinness as the world's longest running annual musical production.

The Confederation Centre plans to announce the 2015 line up for the Charlottetown Festival in the next few weeks.

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