After beginning performances October 6, West Coast critics have begun filing their reviews for the world premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a new stage musical from Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz and Philip LaZebnik. The adaptation of the 1998 animated film is scheduled to play the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts in California through November 5.
Directed by Schwartz’s son, Scott Schwartz, The Prince of Egypt is co-produced by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and Denmark’s Fredericia Teater, where the show will play in 2018. Sean Cheesman serves as choreographer.
Leading the company of The Prince of Egypt is Danish native Diluckshan Jeyaratnam as Moses, who will also take on the role in Denmark next year. Joining him in California are Broadway alums Jason Gotay (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Bring It On) as Ramses, Brennyn Lark (Les Misérables) as Tzipporah, Tom Nelis (Indecent) as Pharaoh Seti, and Christina Sajous (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) as Queen Tuya.
Read reviews for the debut production. Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.
The cast also includes Julia Motyka as Miriam, Will Mann as High Priest Hotep, David Crane as Aaron, Ayelet Firstenberg as Youcheved, Jamila Sabares-Klemm as Nefertari, Paul-Jordan Jansen as Jethro, and Natalie Schroeder and Alexandra Van De Poel alternating in the role of Young Miriam.
Rounding out the ensemble are C.J. Blankenship, Dominic Dagdagan, Katherine Dela Cruz, Jourdan Epstein, Brian Flores, Gabriel Hyman, Joshua Keith, Travis Leland, Alison Mixon, Ramone Owens, David Sattler, Alicia Shumway, and Kalyn West. Casting is by Stewart/Whitley.