Monte Cristo (Backstage). The Moscow Operetta Theatre, 2012
The troop of “Monte Cristo” consists of real stars of Russian musical theatre, who have previously performed in the Russian versions of world famous musicals, such as “Romeo & Juliette”, “Notre Dame de Paris”, “Chicago”, “We Will Rock You”, “Mamma Mia!”, “Cats” etc.
“Monte Cristo” is the first original production by The Moscow Operetta Theatre which has ten years experience in staging musicals and utilizing the best western methods. The popular licensed musicals like “Metro”, “Notre Dame de Paris” and “Romeo & Juliette” had all successfully been performed earlier by the Moscow Operetta Theatre. The world premier of “Monte Cristo” took place in October 2008 and has attracted a capacity crowd since. During just the first season one in every fifty of Moscow’s citizens had attended the musical. Flattering critic and journalist reviews plus a warm spectators response made “Monte Cristo” the smash-hit of theatrical Moscow.