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Anastasia Opening at Hickory Community Theatre

The enchanting and timeless Broadway musical, Anastasia, is set to captivate audiences at the Hickory Community Theatre. Prepare to be transported to a world of romance, adventure, and mystery as the production comes to life on the Pamela Livingstone Stage in the Charles E. Jeffers Theatre.

Anastasia, based on the beloved animated film and inspired by the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, is a musical masterpiece that has touched the hearts of audiences around the world. With stunning music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and a compelling book by Terrence McNally, this musical brings to life the epic journey of a young woman as she embarks on a quest to discover her true identity.

Showcasing the outstanding talents of local and regional actors, the Hickory Community Theatre promises an unforgettable experience for theatergoers of all ages. ANASTASIA will transport you to the grandeur of Russia, the glittering streets of Paris, and the mystery of a lost royal princess. Two actors share the title role. Allie Matthews plays Anastasia as a girl in Russia and Angelina Bassi plays her as a young woman, going by the name Anya, on the streets of Paris. Both actors are making their HCT debut in this production.

Performances of Anastasia are Fridays and Saturdays, November 24 through December 16 at 7:30pm; Sundays, December 3 and 10 at 2:30pm; and Thursday, December 14 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at of by phone at 828-328-2283.

Anastasia is suitable for all audiences but parents are advised to visit the show’s website, for more information.

The Hickory Community Theatre’s 75th anniversary season is sponsored by A Cleaner World, Green Park Dentistry, Paramount Automotive and Sunbelt Xpress. Anastasia is produced by Catawba Valley Health System. The Hickory Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Angelina Bassi (left) plays Anya and Allie Matthews plays young Anastasia in ANASTASIA. Photo by Eric Seale.

PHOTO: Angelina Bassi (left) plays Anya and Allie Matthews plays young Anastasia in ANASTASIA. Performances will run November 24 through December 16 at the Hickory Community Theatre. For tickets and more information visit or call 828-328-2283. Photo by Eric Seale.