Wednesday, October 18, 2017

"The Prince of Egypt"

The Prince of Egypt
Stephen Schwartz (Music & Lyrics); Philip LaZebnik (Book)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (in collaboration with Fredericia Teater, Denmark)

Diluckshan Jeyaratnam & Jason Gotay
Almost twenty years later, the creators of the 1998 animated film, The Prince of Egypt – Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics) and Philip LaZebnik (book) – have penned a stage musical by the same name as the film.  The Prince of Egypt is truly a ‘world’ premiere as it first opens at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in collaboration with Fredericia Teater, Denmark, where it will next be staged in early 2018. So many aspects of the world premiere The Prince of Egypt are noteworthy, including the assembling of a racially diverse cast that sends a strong message about who really shaped the religions of today -- religions with many more common bonds than they are often afforded currently.  With some shoring up of the musical numbers, The Prince of Egypt should have a long life as it hopefully continues to travel the globe in the years to come.

For my full review, please follow the link to Talkin' Broadway:

Rating: 4 E

The Prince of Egypt continues through November 5, 2017 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View.  Tickets are available online at or by calling 650-463-1960, Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, Noon – 6 p.m.

Photo Credit: Kevin Berne

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