The film version of Anastasia was released in 1997. The musical version premiered on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre in April 2017. And now it opens at the CIBC Theatre as part of a national tour.
It is 1918, Bolshevik officials executed Czar Nicholas II and his family, but Anastasia escaped. She is suffering from amnesia and does remember who she is. Anastasia’s grandmother offers up a reward for anyone who can find her. Two men decide to audition women to find someone to be a good enough fit to fool her and collect the reward. They hire Anastasia, who is going by Anya. They teach her all about her family’s history and how to act. They then travel to Paris to meet the grandmother and claim the reward.
This story is based on the true history of the Romanovs. However, in 1994, scientists used DNA to prove that Anna Anderson was not the czar’s daughter, but a Polish woman named Franziska Schanzkowska (from history.com).
I’d recommend getting an obstructed view ticket near the front on the sides. Very little will be missed from these seats.
Cost of a ticket: $110 (Middle of the Mezzanine)
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Half Price
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother
Get tickets now for Anastasia through September 25th.