The Character Died With Her: Colleen Dewhurst, who played Marilla in the 1985 TV movie version, died during the production of the spinoff TV series Road to Avonlea. Marilla was then killed off in the series too.
Orphaned Reference: Some productions of the musical, particularly high school productions, will replace "The Words" with a different song ("When I Say My Say," meant to give more time for a wig swap for the green-hair scene) but will leave its reprise intact.
The 1934 film:
Name's the Same: Invoked. Actress Dawn O'Day changed her name to Anne Shirley after playing the character.