World premiere March 5, 2020
The 7 Fingers have been working with the Moscow Musical Theatre since 2013. The Russian organization hosted the collective's signature shows - Traces in 2013 and Cuisine & Confessions in 2015 - before entrusting the company with the staging of The Circus Princess, a contemporary version of the 1920’s cult operetta. The show has since been presented more than 300 times, with further performances planned for several more years.
The new show, Prime Time, is a musical centered on the chase of success in the entrancing world of show business.
"It is the story of a young girl who suddenly finds herself propelled onto stage following a reality show. The aspiring performer is ready to fly too close to the sun, willing to be a star at any cost,” explains Sebastian. "I am fortunate to be surrounded by an extraordinary team" he adds. The artistic team includes several Montrealers, most notably composer Maxim Lepage, with whom Sébastien collaborated on The Last Chapter (presented in Sharjah earlier this year), choreographer Geneviève Dorion-Coupal (The Circus Princess, The Last Chapter), and lighting designer Éric Champoux (Cuisine & Confessions, Passengers, The Last Chapter, The Circus Princess).
The show is part of the Muscovite theatre's repertoire and will be presented approximately 80 times a year.
Original Idea Mikhail Shvydkoi
Show Director Sébastien Soldevila (The 7 FIngers) and Marina Shvydkaya
Music Composer Maxim Lepage
Lighting Designer Éric Champoux
Choreographer Geneviève Dorion-Coupal
Set Designer Olivier Landreville
Texts Elena Kiseleva
Lyrics Alexey Kortnev
Hip-Hop Consultant Abderrahmane Belkebiche
Acrobatic Coach Émilie Bonnavaud
Stage Manager and Assistant to the Artistic Direction Marie-Christine Martel
Assistant to the Director Stéphane Bayol
Choreography Assistants Vincent Olivier Noiseux and Jacinthe Pauzé-Boisvert
Production Director, Moscow Musical Theatre Alisa Aleshchenko
Production Diorector, The 7 Fingers Sabrina Gilbert