Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812

A senior thesis in TDPS for Malia Munley and Zach Redhead-Leconte

by Dave Malloy

Great Comet Poster

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 will be staged during the Fall 2023 semester as part of a Theater and Performance Studies production seminar, THST 344, meaning that there will be a class dedicated to the production of the musical. The class meets Fridays from 12:30-4:30pm; additional rehearsals outside of class begin about a month into the term. The course is open to performers, designers, and artistic/production staff.

This sung-through musical by Dave Molloy is adapted from an enticing slice of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. The Great Comet is an electro-pop opera that expands the genre of musical theater with its varied, dynamic score and theatrical, bold storytelling. The show features an ensemble cast with numerous rich roles.

The seminar will be taught by TAPS professor Annette Jolles, who will also serve as the director of the production. The show is a TAPS Senior Project for Malia Munley and Zach Redhead-Leconte. Music direction is by Nicole Lam. Produced by Ava King and Prentiss Patrick-Carter.

Please note: in order to rehearse and tech in an efficient and healthy manner, performers may not be in tech or performances for other productions after November 6, 2023.

For questions about joining the production team, please reach out to our producers at

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Performance Dates & Times

December 7, 2023 - 8:00pm

December 8, 2023 - 8:00pm

December 9, 2023 - 2:00pm

December 9, 2023 - 8:00pm


Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Black Box

Venue Accessibility: 
Building is accessible via a ramp on the Church Street side. Venue and facilities are located on the main floor.


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