Commissioned by Moscow Musical Theatre, Prime Time was written and created especially for their repertory. A satire that centers around the soul-crushing, dog-eat-dog world of reality TV talent shows, Prime Time asks the question: what are we willing to do, and not to do, for fame?
An original musical that incorporates 7 Fingers’ typically boundary-breaking approach, Prime Time does not include classic circus skills per se, but rather brings our inventive acrobatic touch and movement research to the choreography and staging, breaking molds of the standard musical theatre format.
"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 musical is slotted to perform annually as part of the theatre’s repertory, 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