Anastasia crawled into our hearts back in 1997. This iconic movie, I remember so well sitting down and watching it being blown away, at the animation, the story, but mostly the music. I spent hours pretending to be Anastasia. When I heard that this movie was going to be made into a Broadway show, I was so ecstatic, but sad because New York only, and on my dime not gonna happen. But when I saw the trailer, I was so happy I cried. Yes I literally cried. 

Then I heard it closed and my heart sank, maybe my dreams of seeing Anastasia were not meant to be. But low and behold, we have a National Tour now!? Yes That National Tour started last year in New York, and is now expanding its horizon with  25 new cities expanding into 2020.

Tour dates follow:

San Diego, California (Civic Theatre, October 1–6)

Los Angeles, California (Pantages Theatre, October 8–27)

Tempe, Arizona (Gammage Auditorium, October 29–November 3)

Costa Mesa, California (Segerstrom Center, November 5–17)

Tucson, Arizona (Centennial Hall, November 19–24)

Toronto, Canada (Ed Mirvish Theatre, December 9–January 12, 2020)

Hartford, Connecticut (The Bushnell, January 14–19)

Rochester, New York (Auditorium Theatre, January 21–26)

Columbus, Ohio (Ohio Theatre, January 28–February 2)

Cleveland, Ohio (Playhouse Square, February 4–23)

Des Moines, Iowa (Civic Center, February 25–March 1)

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Music Hall, March 3–8)

Fayetteville, Arkansas (Walton Arts Center, March 10–15)

Louisville, Kentucky (Kentucky Center for the Arts, March 17–22)

Minneapolis, Minnesota (Orpheum Theatre, March 24­–April 5)

Tulsa, Oklahoma (Tulsa Center for the Performing Arts, April 7–12)

New Orleans, Louisiana (Saenger Theatre, April 14–19)

Jacksonville, Florida (Times Union Theatre, April 21–26)

Charlotte, North Carolina (Ovens Auditorium, April 28–May 3)

Buffalo, New York (Shea’s Buffalo, May 5–10)

Cincinnati, Ohio (Aronoff Center, May 12–24)

Indianapolis, Indiana (Murat Theatre, May 26–31)

Omaha, Nebraska (Orpheum Theatre June 2–7)

Salt Lake City, Utah (Eccles Center June 9–14)

Seattle, Washington (Paramount Theatre June 16–21)

Portland, Oregon (Keller Auditorium, June 23–28)

Boston, Massachusetts (Opera House, July 7–19)

Hershey, Pennsylvania (July 21–26)

Atlanta, Georgia (Fox Theatre, July 28–August 2)

Perhaps my dreams of seeing this movie are not Once Upon a December

Lila Coogan leads the tour in the role of Anya in a cast that also features Stephen Brower as Dmitry, Jason Michael Evans as Gleb, Joy Franz as Dowager Empress, Tari Kelly as Countess Lily, and Edward Staudenmayer as Vlad. (Playbill)