Anastasia Takes the Stage

“Have you heard? There’s a rumor in St. Petersburg!”


Ben Bachmann

Felicity Smith (9) dances for a ballet scene with ensemble watching for dress rehearsal.

Olivia Cornell, Reporter

Based on the beloved animated movie Anastasia is both a heartwarming and heart-wrenching dive into one of history’s biggest unanswered questions: what happened to Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov? Set amidst the turmoil of the Russian revolution with the Bolshevik regime on the rise, Anya, an amnesiac orphan stranded in St. Petersburg, is on a quest to rediscover her past which she believes lies in Paris.

Joined by a dashing conman, Dmitry, and an ex-aristocrat, Vlad, she escapes to Paris with a determined Soviet officer on their heels.

Including classic songs from the motion picture like “Journey to the Past” and “Once Upon a December”, Anastasia explores one determined girl’s journey to find home, love, and family.

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Highland Theatre Arts presents Anastasia The Musical this week on March 24, 25, and 26 at 7pm. The incredible cast, technical crew, and orchestra have been working incredibly hard to put this production together and it has certainly paid off. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to see this beautiful collaboration between the whole fine arts department here at HHS.

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