Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Now in stock from Stage Door...Napoleon the musical!

Napoleon - 1994 Original Canadian CastNapoleon - 1994 Original Canadian Cast

Stage Door are proud to present highlights from the original 1994 cast recording of the musical, NAPOLEON with music by Timothy Williams and lyrics by Andrew Sabiston.

Canada's most expensive musical was staged at the Elgin Theatre, Toronto and starred Jerome Pradon as Napoleon and Aline Mowat as Josephine. The show was later staged in London's West End at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2000 and this release coincides with a new updated concert performance in April 2009 at the TIFT Theatre, Barrie, Ontario.

From commoner, to the heights of power, to a man destroyed, the story of NAPOLEON charts the journey of that ‘Child of the Revolution’ who believed to fault in the power of human potential. Blindly pushing forward the boundaries of human greatness, Napoleon loses sight of his own humanity in his willingness to sacrifice all he holds dear at the altar of his ambition.

Recorded in the days leading up to the musical’s premiere, this album features an augmented orchestra of 35 players and the entire original cast of 32 from the first production of NAPOLEON which opened in Toronto in March 1994.

NB: This CD will be a limited edition pressing of only 500 units worldwide.

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