The stage musical model of 1998 animated movie The Prince of Egypt, an adaptation of the Book of Exodus, lastly opened in London on February 5. Following runs at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, two productions in Denmark, and one in Utah, the musical underwent important revisions earlier than opening on the Dominion Theatre within the West End. Though the present itself is on hiatus till May 31, a solid recording of the brand new manufacturing is now obtainable to take heed to on Spotify and value a pay attention. It’s greater than only a one-to-one adaptation of the film; it builds on the relationships established within the film, and provides much more Stephen Schwartz goodness.
While the musical follows the identical story because the movie, there are a number of new songs — all additionally written by Schwartz — emphasizing the connection between Moses and Ramses as they go from brothers to mortal enemies in addition to bringing again themes from “All I Ever Wanted” and “Deliver Us” all through the present. There are additionally songs lacking; “Playing With The Big Boys,” initially carried out by Steve Martin and Martin Short, has been abridged and folded into “The Plagues.”
In an interview with Polygon, Brenda Chapman, one of many administrators of the unique movie (which was essentially the most profitable non-Disney animated movie on the time), mentioned that the intention behind the film was to make one thing everybody would go see.
“At that time we were trying to make films that weren’t feeling like they were just for children,” Chapman mentioned. “We wanted to say we can make a drama in animation and it not just be where parents drop their kids off at the theater like they used to, or just use them as babysitters. We wanted to do something that reached more adults.”
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