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The Company of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. Photo Credit Dahlia Katz.

The Company of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. Photo Credit Dahlia Katz.

The Company of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. Photo Credit Dahlia Katz.

George Krissa and Hailey Gillis. Photo Credit Dahlia Katz.

Evan Buliung. Photo Credit Dahlia Katz.

(l-r) Divine Brown, Camille Eanga-Selenge, Hailey Gillis (back) George Krissa. Photo Credit Dahlia Katz

Louise Pitre


Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812


July - August 2025


Royal Alexandra Theatre

260 King St W, Toronto
ON, M5V 1H9

Running Time

2 hours 30 minutes (includes intermission)


Gunshots, and employs the use of theatrical haze, fog, and strobe lights. Recommended for ages 14+.


Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

The Crow’s Theatre and The Musical Stage Company’s co-production of Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 by Dave Malloy has been one of the highlights of the 2023/24 Toronto theatre season. After playing to sold-out houses for a record-breaking 16 weeks at Streetcar Crowsnest, the smash hit musical is transferring to Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre as part of the 2024/25 Mirvish Main Subscription Season.

Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, by celebrated and award-winning composer Dave Malloy is based on a scandalous slice of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace.  

Young and impulsive, Natasha arrives in Moscow to await the return of her fiancé, Prince Andrey, from the front lines of Napoleon’s attempt to invade Russia. When she falls under the spell of Moscow society’s notorious playboy, the dashing rogue Anatole, it is up to Pierre, a family friend in the middle of an existential crisis, to pick up the pieces of Natasha’s shattered reputation and offer her hope and redemption. 

Praised as “both the most innovative and the best new musical to open on Broadway since Hamilton” by The New York Times and “one of the decade’s best musicals” by Time Out, New York, The Great Comet is the winner of two Tony Awards, three Lucille Lortel Awards, the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical, a Special Obie Citation, and the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre. This audacious work is recognized for expanding the possibilities of musical theatre with its daring score and bold storytelling.


- Toronto Star
Had me in tears with its bittersweet beauty. You won’t want to miss it. - The Globe & Mail
STUNNING. Bold, daring and pulsing with emotion. - The Slotkin Letter
An exhilarating work of beauty, the production is expansive, immersive and raucous. - Next Magazine

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