SPRING STAGE SPECTACLE: Anastasia the Musical Opens April 4 in Ted Paul Theatre

From Theatre Department News Release

Anya (Brooklyn Kellenberger), Dmitry (Jacob Haen, left) and Vlad (Chandler Rosengren, right) sing “Learn to Do It” in a scene from Anastasia.

MARCH 26 – Anastasia, the 1997 animated film, takes on life-sized proportions as the University’s Department of Performing Arts brings Anastasia the musical stage production to Ted Paul Theatre. Opening night performance is Thursday, April 4, at 7:30.

Anastasia continues April 5 and April 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays, April 6 and 13 Sunday, April 14. Cost to Minnesota State Mankato students is $5. Other tickets are $24 regular admission, and $21 for seniors 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more.

Travel with the cast to early 20th-century Russia as Anya, a young woman suffering from childhood amnesia, seeks to remember her history and reunite with her family! Twenty years after the Romanov family is executed and it’s rumored that young Anastasia escaped, friendly con artists Vlad and Dmitri hatch a plan to find an Anastasia look-alike and trick the Dowager Empress into believing it’s her long-lost granddaughter.

The spring stage spectacle features live music by a 12-piece orchestra, projections from the Broadway musical, and a cast of 29 students. Anastasia is directed by Matthew Caron. Nicholas Wayne is the music director.

The Box Office is open 4-6 p.m. weekdays and one hour before performances in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center, or buy single tickets online at MSUTheatre.com. The Box Office line is 507-389-6661.

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