Anastasia (Musical) in Seattle Details
The story of Anya Romanov has long been the subject of speculation since the early 1900s during the Russian Revolution. Countless stories, books, and movies have been based on what could have happened to the missing heiress, but none of these is quite so beloved as the 1997 animated film, Anastasia. Updated and reimagined for today’s audiences, Anastasia the musical is everything the movie was and so much more. While the essence of the original is still woven through the entire show, there are some major changes to Anastasia that proves the movie we all loved growing up has grown up in the most wonderful of ways. Departed from the almost fairytale quality of the movie, Anastasia’s writers portrayed her with a more realistic and historically accurate representation of the era. Though the mystery surrounding the fate of Anya Romanov was never solved, Anastasia does a phenomenal job of exploring the possibilities, including the treatment of Gleb, who replaces Rasputin. Driven to rise in the Communist military and quickly rising through the ranks, this new villain lends a bit of realism with a complicated man who is torn between his duty to his country and his love for his family. Even with the changes to the old movie, the prevailing spirit and light of Anastasia still shines through. Fans will be delighted to hear the old favorites like “Once Upon a December” and “Journey to the Past”. All in all the stage adaptation is the musical fans of Anastasia have been waiting twenty years for, and it was well-worth the wait. This is Anastasia’s first time in Seattle.
Originally opened in 1928 under as the Seattle Theatre, the Paramount Theatre boasts nearly 3,000 seats and is an official City of Seattle landmark. In October of 1974, the Paramount Theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Paramount Theatre stands as a magnificent reminder of the building’s storied past. Originally created as a movie palace when silent movies and vaudeville ruled the entertainment industry, the Paramount Theatre has played host to scores of famous performers throughout its nearly one hundred years. Pink Floyd, Madonna, Heart, The Grateful Dead, and Nirvana have all performed at the Paramount Theatre, which was the first venue in the US to have a convertible floor system. Perhaps most notable is the original Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ which is one of only three of the style still in use today. From silent films to lavish Broadway shows, the Paramount is a gorgeous venue that’s steeped in magnificent history.
Anastasia the musical has received dozens of award nominations in its short time on the stage. The show won six Connecticut Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical and Outstanding Choreography all in 2016. Anastasia also won a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award in 2017, both for Outstanding Projection Design (Aaron Rhyne).
How much does it cost to see Anastasia in Seattle?
Tickets to see Anastasia in Seattle are around $102 per person.
Anastasia in Seattle dates
Anastasia is playing as a limited engagement in Seattle from June 16 to June 21, 2020. Days and times vary, so be sure to the schedule when purchasing tickets.