The Anastasia Broadway Musical, at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando, was a huge hit! I was so looking forward to seeing the musical’s adaptation of the film but came down with food poisoning the very day of the performance. Thankfully, my friend Susan was able to attend on my behalf and brought along her teenage daughter for a magical performance of Anastasia, The Musical.
This is a partnered post. Guest post written by Susan’s daughter Brooke. All opinions are their own.
Anastasia Broadway Musical Review
About the musical:
“Based on the 1997 film of the same name, the musical adapts the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, which claimed that she escaped the execution 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.”
Anastasia was a wonderful play, from the acting to the music to even the graphics on the screen. The amount of detail that went into the play was absolutely extraordinary. Every song was sung beautifully and relayed a great amount of passion. My two favorite songs were “In My Dreams” sung by Anya (Lila Coogan) and “In a Crowd of Thousands” sung by Anya and Dmitry (Stephen Brower). The acting was inconsistent with emotion in some scenes, but what the scenes lack expression the actors make up in enthusiasm. Specifically, Stephen Brower, who plays Dmitry, seemed hesitant in some parts, but as each act went on he grew more comfortable with becoming his character. Even the smallest elements, such as background, or costumes, made the entire experience magical and at times I thought I was actually a part of the scene. The play was spectacular and has become one of my favorites.
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Dr. Phillips Center tips:
If you have a Fairwinds account and attend a performance on opening night, you can enjoy complimentary appetizers and beverages in their members only room. Additionally, the theater offers several bars on tiers one through 4 where you can purchase snacks and drinks.
The Stage Door – once the performance has concluded, you can head over to the stage door located outside of the theater and meet and greet with some of the performers! They often will take a selfie with you and your guests and autograph your playbook!
For upcoming performances and frequently asked questions visit drphillipscenter.org.