Why See Diana?
A World Premiere About The Life Of Princess Diana
Amidst a life lived very much in the public eye, Lady Diana Spencer transcended the glitz, glamour and luxury of her royal status to become a cultural icon that truly cared about world issues and those less fortunate. Now the life of the people's princess is set to be the focus of a brand new musical from Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, the dynamic writing duo behind the recent Tony-winning Broadway smash Memphis.
A part of the brand new 2018/2019 season at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse, the production will be helmed by resident artistic director Christopher Ashley, whose directed many a Broadway-bound Tony winner, including the 2015 local run of Come From Away.
What Is Diana About?
The musical is set in 1981, a very important year in the young Diana's life. Married to Charles, Prince Of Wales in July of that year, the 20-year old faces obstacles far removed from the fairy-tale nature of the wedding to end all weddings. Under the constant glare of the media lens, her husband becomes more and more distant as she becomes aware of the restrictions of joining an unmovable monarchy. When she holds firm to her ideals, using compassion and modern thinking to promote peace, she threatens the very foundations of British royalty.
Cast and Creative
Jeanna de Waal as Princess Diana
Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth II
Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles
Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles
Holly Ann Butler, Taylor Coleman, Eric Coles, Bruce Dow, Evan Duff, Madison Noelle Hall, Shaye Hopkins, Nicole Javier, Justin Keats, Gareth Keegan, Nathan Lucrezio, Tomas Matos, Allyn Moriyon, Lauren Livia Muehl, Jamen Nanthakumar, Enrico Nassi, Katheryne Penny, Lyndsay Roberts, Tara Shoemaker and Bethany Ann Tesark.
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music by David Bryan
Choreography by Kelly Devine
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Fri, Mar 22
Sun, Mar 24
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Thu, Mar 28
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