January 19 - February 28, 2016
The Little Prince
- The Musical
A pilot crashes his plane in the Sahara Desert, where he meets a young prince from a distant asteroid who tells him a story of life among the stars. The Little Prince is one of the most universally cherished books of all time, selling millions of copies worldwide. Now it comes to life in a spectacular new musical celebration of the imagination and the artist within us all.
Theatre Calgary, in association with Lamplighter Drama (London, UK) is thrilled to announce an international collaboration to present the World Premiere of the family musical The Little Prince, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, adapted by Nicholas Lloyd Webber and James D. Reid as part of our 2015-16 season.
After an inaugural staging at the Lyric Theatre (Belfast) in 2011, The Little Prince adapters Lloyd Webber and Reid have significantly developed and expanded the musical, with this new version to receive its world premiere at Theatre Calgary.
This musical is a huge explosion of wondrous sounds and images. It's unusual and totally enchanting. Watch as a pilot and a little prince discover all sorts of fascinating characters including a sultry singing rose, a dangerous snake, and a wise fox. The composers have created a nonstop singing, dancing, and dreaming musical that is perfect for both adults and children. And Theatre Calgary is presenting the world (and galaxy) premiere!
In total, it has been seven years in the development and making, but this accounts for the care and detail required when tackling such an enigmatic and well loved story. The Little Prince is a spellbinding and captivating story, moving through space and time and with an array of weird and wonderful characters. I hope Calgary audiences will be entranced and moved by our telling of this famous story, in collaboration with Theatre Calgary
We look forward to returning to Calgary, having been so warmly and generously received back when we visited Theatre Calgary in 2013. It's very humbling to think that our new show will see its debut in your stunning theatre
Calgary is lucky to have this. Theatre Calgary is part of something big here.
World Premiere Musical a coup for Theatre Calgary.
Cast & Creative Team
The Little Prince - The Musical
Adam BrazierThe Pilot
Sarah CaraherThe Little Prince
Kevin ForestellThe Businessman
Julio FuentesThe Drunk
Elicia MackenzieThe Rose
W. Joseph MathesonThe Geographer
Andrew McAllisterThe Vain Man
Jennie NeumannThe Fox
Alexander NicollThe Lamplighter
Louise PitreThe Snake
Justin RaisbeckThe King
Theatre Calgary debut. ELSEWHERE: In the Heights, Arts Club. Julio is co-director of Aviary, a dance company based out of Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver, where he has been an instructor since 2005. He also travels the world working as a freelance choreographer.
Theatre Calgary debut. ELSEWHERE:Anne of Green Gables, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Canada Rocks, Evangeline, The Full Monty, Disco Cirque, Charlottetown Festival;Pirates of Penzance, Drayton; Elf: The Musical, West Side Story, Neptune; Hair, Grand Theatre; The Wedding Singer, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fiddler on the Roof, StageWest Mississauga. Andrew is a graduate of the Sheridan College Musical Theatre Program. He can be heard on the Original Canadian Cast Recording of “Evangeline.” Andrew is thrilled to be a part of such an inspiring project! All of my love to everyone involved, thank you for this incredible opportunity!
Theatre Calgary debut. ELSEWHERE: Once, Mirvish; Rent, Capitol Theatre; Aida, Chrysler Theatre; Les Liasons Dangereuse, U of W. FILM/TELEVISION: Reign, Psychic Investigators, Tim Hortons. AWARDS: Dora Award – Outstanding Ensemble – Once; Musician of the Year – Disney Cruise Lines. Justin is a part of The June Gypsies, a musical duo based in Toronto.