Lund, Alan

Alan Lund, choreographer (b at Toronto 23 May 1925; d at Toronto 1 July 1992). A specialist in musical theatre, he trained in Toronto and first established a performance reputation as a dance team with his wife Blanche, appearing during WWII in the revue Meet the Navy. Turning to choreography in the 1950s, Lund contributed to various productions, including Spring Thaw, the Canadian National Exhibition Grandstand Show and at the Stratford Festival. From 1966 to 1986 he was artistic director of the Charlottetown Summer Festival, where he directed Canada's most successful musical, Anne of Green Gables, and several others. His own The Legend of the Dumbells premiered there in 1977. He worked with musical theatre students at the Banff Centre for Continuing Education for many years. Lund was given an honorary degree by UPEI and was made a Member of the Order of Canada. He directed and choreographed productions such as Kiss Me Kate (Kitchener, 1986).