Cygnet Theatre Presents Electrifying Musical: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Get ready for an out-of-this-world musical by celebrated and award-winning composer Dave Malloy.

Directed by Sean Murray, this spellbinding theatrical experience has already been extended by a week—a sure sign it’s an event you don’t want to miss!

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 is an electropop opera based on a scandalous slice of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Young and impulsive, Natasha Rostova arrives in Moscow to await the return of her fiancé from the front lines.

When she falls under the spell of the roguish Anatole, it is up to Pierre, a family friend in the middle of an existential crisis, to pick up the pieces of her shattered reputation.

The show features a vibrant score that infuses classic literature with modern sensibilities, drawing on an eclectic mix of musical styles, including folk, indie-rock, electro-pop, and techno, making it a unique and form-defying musical!

The entire theatre will be transformed into an immersive experience, with sixteen stage seats per performance available for purchase if you really want to be part of the action.

Expect to see actors weaving through the aisles, blurring lines between audience and cast. You may even get caught in the crosshairs of a duel!

“I fell in love with the show when I first heard its title! Such a unique title led to a truly unique show. It is such a highly theatrical experience to share with our audience. I knew we had to do it,” says Artistic Director Murray.

“The show on Broadway was an enormous circus and thrilling. But the show started life as a small, intimate surprise off-Broadway. We are tapping into that smaller but mightier energy in our production. A direct experience into this delicious slice of War and Peace will excite, thrill, and move us.“

The Cast

The titular characters are Natasha, played by Selena Ceja, and Pierre, played by Kürt Norby. The rest of the cast, many of whom play instruments in addition to singing, include:

  • Brian Mackey as Andrei/Bolkonsky
  • Brittany Adriana Carrillo as Mary
  • Tanner Vydos as Dolokhov
  • Jasmine January as Hélène
  • Linda Libby as Marya
  • Luke Harvey Jacobs as Balaga
  • Michael Louis Cusimano as Anatole
  • Megan Carmitchel as Sonya

The Creative Team

In addition to direction by Sean Murray, the creative team for Cygnet’s production of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 includes:

  • Music direction by Patrick Marion
  • Choreography by Katie Banville
  • Scenic design by Mathys Herbert
  • Sound design by Matt Lescault Wood
  • Lighting design by Amanda Zieve
  • Costume design by Shirley Pierson
  • Wig and makeup design by Peter Herman
  • Stage management by Dean Remington and Matthew Bantock

See you there!

The show is set to captivate from April 10 to May 19, 2024, at the Cygnet Theatre. Opening Night for the media is Saturday, April 13, at 7 PM.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person at the box office located at 4040 Twiggs Street in San Diego Old Town Historic State Park by calling 619 337 1525 or by visiting here. Regular ticket prices start at $39.

More info can be found here.

See you there, San Diego!

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    April 10, 2024 7:00 pm
  • End Date
    May 19, 2024 2:00 pm
  • Status
    All done
  • Venue
    • Cygnet Theatre
  • Address
    4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Tickets
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    April 10, 2024 7:00 pm
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  • Address
    4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110
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