Presented in the original French Version, this show won the 2008 Marius award in Paris for best new Family-oriented musical of the year. A fresh retelling of the Mark Twain classic tale of txo boys from different worlds who conspire to switch identities to see how the other half lives orchestra, supervised by the original creative team.
Project NYC-MTL-PARIS is an educational arts initiative designed to facilitate international exchange and development in the field of musical theatre.
The idea is to nurture, adapt and present promising new works using the unique bilingual environment of Montreal as bridge between North America and Europe. Works that originate in New York, Paris or Montreal are developed for presentation in two languages (currently, French and English), thus extending the possibilities for reaching new and more varied andiences in those cities and other places around the world.
This process comes full circle with “The Prince and the Pauper”, which was originally created in French in Paris in 2008, tested with a full orchestration and new English translation in Montreal in 2011, and now presented in its original version in New York in 2012.
Book and Lyrics by : Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal Music and original stage direction : Julien Salvia English Adaptation : Michael Conley Musical Director : David Terriault Lighting and Technical Director : François Godard
Emilie Allard (Edward Tudor) Genevieve Bastien (Dame Edith) Simon Chaussé (Jonh Canty) Alexandre Léveillé (Gustave) Serge Turcottre ( Lord Hertford) Carolyne Mailhot (Tom Canty) Richard Nicolas Villeneuve (Miles Hendon) Nathalie Niesing (Mrs Canty)
David Terriault (keyboard) Vincent Kim (violin) Émilie Chamberland (clarinet, saxophone) Fanny Ladouceur (French horn) Chris Barillaro (keyboards, percussion) Resident director : Gaëlle Pouliquen, assisted by Vanessa Lironi
August 3 and 4 at Espace Libre, 20h15