Rachel Paige
March 10, 2017 9:07 am
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Have you heard? Anastasia is jumping from the screen to stage and we can’t stop shouting about it from the rooftops. It feels like we’ve been waiting our whole life for something like this — or, at least the last 20 years. The animated classic was released in theaters back in 1997, and we insatiately fell in love with the spunky, strong Anya, her story, and her songs.

Raise your hand if for the last two decades you’ve been belting out “Journey to the Past.” 👋

But now, for Anya’s big move to the stage, she’s getting a little bit of an update — but don’t freak out! She’s still going to belt out “Journey to the Past.” However, a few things have changed.

HelloGiggles recently caught up with Anastasia’s lyricist, Lynn Ahrens, over email. Lynn not only wrote the songs for the new musical, but she also wrote the songs for the 1997 movie. If there’s anyone who knows Anastasia’s story and music, it’s Lynn. She’s here to reassure us that everything about the new musical will live up to our our wildest Anastasia dreams.

And one of these brand new songs? Swoon-worthy Dmitry finally gets a song — something that was missing from the animated movie.

Lynn also knows the reason why audiences have latched on to the story of Anya for 20 years.

The new musical begins previews on March 23rd, with an opening slated for April 24th. But where’s our girl headed after that?  It’s hard not to think about a return back to the big screen. Anastasia, the movie turned musical, turned movie-musical anyone??

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