ALEXANDRA: Strong-willed, beautiful German Princess who loves and marries the future Tsar.
NICHOLAS: Last heir in the Russian Romanov Dynasty. Overcomes his self-doubt, becomes Tsar, and marries for love.
GRIGORI: A self-proclaimed "holy man." Sorcerer of questionable intent.
HELENE: A French princess, rejected fiancé of Nicholas.
QUEEN VICTORIA: Ruler of the Free World. Grandmother of Alexandra.
TSAR GREGORY: Father of Nicholas. Large man who was afraid to go outside the palace.
Score and Book available for purusal. Cast of 17 with doubles. Easily enlarged to 50 or more for larger ensembles
Book, Lyrics, and Music by Deborah Johnson
"Les Mis meets Dr. Zhivago"
The story of the last Russian Monarch sets the stage for this magnificent epic musical. The love of Nicolas and Alexandra endures in the face of political intrigue, jealousy, greed, and revolution.
WORLD PREMIERE CAST & CREW
GROVE THEATRE SEPT. 16-25, 2011 • Upland, CA
Director/ Assoc. Choreographer: JOSHUA FINKEL
Choreographer/ Assoc. Dir.: KEVIN REMINGTON
Producer: DEBORAH JOHNSON
Alexandra: KELLY DEROUIN
Nicholas: PATRICK DILLON CURRY
Queen Victoria: CINDY CLARK
Grigori: MICHAEL TORRENUEVA
Tsar Gregory/ Abbot/ Ensemble: BRIAN BROWN
Helene/ Ensemble: DEBORAH LEDERER
Konstantyn: ROBERT MOON
Edward/ Ensemble: NICHOLAS SLOAN
Tatiana/ Ensemble: VALERIE LOHMAN
Viktor/ Ensemble: DAIN AUGUST
Oksana/ Ensemble: LAURA ANDERSON
Stefan/ Ensemble: AARON LYONS
Ensemble: AMY SEGAL, KELSEY COLEMAN, GABRIELLE GUTIERREZ, JOBOB TAELEIFI, TINA NGUYEN
Costumes: KIM OVERTON, MAGGIE GREEN (ass't)
Lighting/Set Design: MICHAEL HOFFMAN
Stage Manager: SANDRA GRAJEDA
Additional Music Production: MICHAEL FERENCI
Ass't to the Producer: LIS JOHNSON
Script Consultant: ED SANABIA
"How Did We Get Here" by WAYLAND PICKARD & DEBORAH JOHNSON
WORLD PREMIERE CD & DVD demo available for producing houses and producers upon request (listen to songs on synopsis and songs page
Original STUDIO CAST ALBUM (with additional songs & arrangements) produced in 2006 available on AMAZON & order here
This album features original versions of some of the songs featured in the World Premiere performance. There are additional songs not in the final stage version and songs not included on this album that were written later. All the music went through further production & arranging before the World Premiere, but these are the original versions!
STUDIO CAST ALBUM features:
MIKE ANDERSON,JOYCE ANDERSON, CHARLIE CLARK, PHIL LOLLAR, DAVID JOHNSON, MICAH PEARSAL, SANDY MACKINGA (violin on Wedding Dance), LORI DONATO, MELANIE SMITH, RICHARD CALLACI (production), JACK MADJECKI (guitar), IAM KEENE (mastering) DOUG HAVERTY (art design)
SONGS on STUDIO CAST RECORDING: Raz-ma-taz • Who I Was Meant to Be • Dishes, Dolls, Dresses and Dreams • What is Love? • Suitors Three; Impossible! • If Only You Believe • I Wish for You and I • Jilted • Undying Love • So in Love With You • Wedding Dance • Holy Man • Never Say Goodby • More! More! More! • Song of War • Richer than I • I Need You • I Remember • Glory Road