Evangeline the musical gets its own CD

Evangeline the musical has finished its run, but the Charlottetown Festival says the production is getting its own CD.

Show had its world premiere at the Charlottetown Festival

Adam Brazier and Chilina Kennedy in world premiere of Evangeline at Charlottetown Festival. (Charlottetown Festival)

Evangeline the musical is finished its summer run, but the Charlottetown Festival says the 2013 production is getting its own CD.

The recording will include songs from the musical sung by its stars.

The last time a festival show was officially recorded was back in the 1980s with Anne of Green Gables - The Musical.

“It is a full studio album with a full orchestra and a 14-member ensemble as part of it. This undertaking is significant as very few shows in Canada get to have this proper recording done and available for sale,” said Dean Constable, general manager of theatre at the Confederation Centre of Arts.

“It's quite great that we are going to be able to do that and make it for everybody that came to see the show or everybody that wanted to. They're going to be able to play the music at home and fall in love with it, just as much as we have.”

Evangeline is being recorded in Toronto because most of the stars from the show are there this time of year.

Constable said he hopes the CD will generate excitement for an eventual return of the show to the Charlottetown Festival or for a tour in other cities.

The new CD will be released this spring. It will be available in the Confederation Centre gift shop and will also be for sale on iTunes.

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