Anastasia The Musical
Not only did I just receive my copy of the Anastasia The Musical CD, but it’s been on repeat all week. Ugh the magical memories of being in New York. My favorite part of the trip was hands down the musical — “Dancing bears, painted wings”.
Anastasia was my childhood favorite. My parents bought me the jewelry box with the necklace, and I watched the movie nonstop. I remember trying to dress myself like Anya. The dangling scarf, the oversized beige jacket, brown leggings and pointy boots. Anastasia was my fashion icon. I also wanted a cute puppy like “dogs name”. Oh and can we talk about Dmitry? He was oh so dreamy, just like in the movie. 22 year old Eunice still has a crush on Dmitry. Sorry, @Johnathon.
I didn’t know what to expect before the play. Before it started, a couple sitting behind me mentioned how there were some plot differences, making it more realistic. My first thought: oh no! No Rasputin. I reminded myself not to get too excited because I didn’t want to be disappointed. Girl, be as excited as you want, because it blew my mind. It was the best experience. They surpassed my expectations. Of course everyone went crazy after every original song, but the new additions were just as magical. I had only been to one play before in my life, and it was awful. Which is why I was worried about Anastasia. Watching the opening scene, I knew I was in for a wonderful ride.
Every actor was on point. The songs were breathtaking. Anya’s and Dmitry’s chemistry was undeniable. Oh and the amazing Vlad and “the lady” brought a hilarious touch to the play. The antagonist? A general for the Russian government. The play is more realistic than the movie (obviously, no talking bats or green demons) but it didn’t loose it’s charm.
The whole experience was exhilarating and I hope to see the play again. Follow the cast on social media, and if you can, go to the play.