Rousuck's Review: "Anastasia" at the Hippodrome | WYPR

Rousuck's Review: "Anastasia" at the Hippodrome

Dec 6, 2018

Lila Coogan (Anya) and Stephen Brower (Dmitry) in Anastasia.
Credit Photo by Evan Zimmerman/MurphyMade

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins Tom to share another weekly review of a local theatrical production. This week, she spotlights  Anastasia, a musical based on the 1997 classic animated film, that's getting a brief run this week at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore.

Anastasia -- with book by Terrence McNally, score by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens -- is a historical drama set amidst the fall of the Russian Empire and the avante-garde excitement of Paris in the 1920s. Anya (Lila Coogan) is a Russian woman digging into a mystery from her past. Her quest takes her to Paris, alongside Vlad (Edward Staudenmayer) and Dmitry (Stephen Brower), while a Bolshevik general, Gleb (Jason Michael Evans), tries to track them down.

Directed by Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak, this national touring production of Anastasia will be on stage at the Hippodrome through this Sunday, December 9. Get more information about tickets here.