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Tidewater Players & STAR Summer Camps present: Anastasia the Musical
July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on July 22, 2023 at 2:00 pm
One event on July 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm
STAR Summer Camps, in partnership with Tidewater Players, are thrilled to bring another area premiere to the Opera House stage with Anastasia: The Musical. With music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and a book by Terrence McNally and based on the 1997 animated film of the same name, the musical adapts the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, who could have escaped the execution of her family.
In 1907 St. Petersburg, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna comforts her youngest granddaughter Anastasia, who is saddened by the fact that her grandmother is moving to Paris. Before leaving, the Dowager Empress gives Anastasia a music box as a parting gift. Ten years later, a teenaged Anastasia is attending a ball with her family when the Bolsheviks invade the palace. As the Romanovs attempt to escape, Anastasia attempts to retrieve her music box only to be shot and presumed dead along with the rest of her family.
Years later, an amnesiac orphan named Anya hopes to find some trace of her family by siding with two con men who wish to take advantage of her likeness to the Grand Duchess.