Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 by Dave Malloy
Adapted from War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Produced and Directed by Scott Evan Guggenheim
Musical Direction by Stephen Guggenheim
Choreographed by Shannon Guggenheim
Raise a glass to the cast, designers, and crew of this fantastic production! Tickets available now…get them while you can!
Experience the South Bay Premiere of
This Vibrant, Thrillingly Imagined New Musical
From celebrated and award-winning composer Dave Malloy comes Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, an electropop opera inspired by a scandalous slice of Leo Tolstoy’s War & Peace. The musical brings us just inches from Tolstoy’s brash young lovers as they light up Moscow in a “heaven-sent fireball” (The New York Times) of romance and passion.
“One of the decade’s best musicals” (Time Out New York), THE GREAT COMET has “rousing music and ravishing performances” (Daily News) with a groundbreaking score that mixes rock, pop, soul, folk, and electronic dance music with classic Broadway.
Natasha is a beautiful ingenue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiance Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but already married) Anatole and her position in society is ruined. Her only hope lies with Pierre, the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha may be the key to her redemption… and to the renewal of her soul.
This Tony Award®-winning musical makes its South Bay premier at San Jose Playhouse and is a don’t miss experience!
Production Photography by
Scott Donschikowski Commercial Photograph & Video
Admission: $25 – $55
$50 Students, seniors, educators, and military
$25 for Previews
Group Discounts and Fundraising Opportunities available | Learn more
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 runs 2 hours 30 minutes including one 15 minute intermission.
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is recommended for guests age 10 and up with guidance of mild adult themes and humor.
Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:30
No Saturday matinee on April 22
Post-show Talk-backs: Thursday April 27 & Thursday, May 25
When observing the optics of San Jose Playhouse’s new production of “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” it’s clear as day that the company housed in downtown San Jose’s 3Below Theaters has pulled out all the stops.
What is revealed are the most impressive visuals put out by the Playhouse in recent memory, a manifestation of scintillating set work from scenic and lighting designer Jon Gourdine. Throw in a live, 12-piece orchestra stewarded by band leader Tom Tomasello, and it’s clear a desire for spectacle was high on the list of priorities. Even standing outside the theater on 2nd and San Carlos offers up a massive promotion, urging potential customers to spend a few hours within the 70 pages of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace,” where the musical bases its story.
Set and Lighting Design Jon Gourdine
Costume Design by Julie Engelbrecht
Production Stage Managed by Phil Lowery*
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com