New production of acclaimed musical 'Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812' shines at Horizon Theatre
“The best new musical since ‘Hamilton,’’ that’s how the New York Times critic in 2016 described “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.” The musical follows a boy-crazed teenage girl through a series of romantic disasters, amid the opulence of 19th century Moscow, while Napoleon’s war rages on.
“Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” is a pop opera adaptation of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” by Dave Malloy and a new production is on stage at Atlanta’s Horizon Theatre running through Nov. 26.
The show is directed by Heidi McKerley. In this interview, the director joined “City Lights” senior producer Kim Drobes to talk more about the new production.
“We have to give people something that they can’t get on their screens, we are a part of their world and they are a part of ours. It’s completely immersive,” McKerley said.
“Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” is on stage at Horizon Theatre through Nov. 26, and more information is available here.