Chris Short is happy to join the cast of The Prince of Egypt making his professional West End debut following his graduation from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
You adored the 1998 classic DreamWorks animated film, The Prince of Egypt, with its fabulous show tunes and wonderful story. Now you’re in for another big treat. The movie has been transformed into a beautifully-adapted stage musical which premiered in Silicon Valley, thrilled Denmark, and is set to be a whopper of a hit at the magnificent Dominion Theatre. The fun kicks off in early February 2020, and there’s going to be a glittering, star-studded London premiere on 25th February. You have a short run of just 32 weeks, a small window of opportunity to enjoy this splendid show.
DreamWorks Theatricals is part of the Universal Theatrical Group, and they’ve worked with Michael McCabe and Neil Laidlaw to create this awesome stage experience. Stephen Schwartz created the music for the movie, of course, and has also penned 10 new tunes for the stage show, which you’ll experience along with several of the original tunes. Philip LaZebnik, whose work on Mulan and Pocahontas also thrilled millions of people, wrote the book. Scott Schwartz directs, the man responsible for the smash hit The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Last but never least, we have the talented Sean Cheesman to thank for the choreography. He helped to bring the smash hit US TV talent show So You Think You Can Dance to life, and like all the rest he has a marvellous reputation. It’s going to be great!