THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Receives Reading At The Kennedy Center
The Count of Monte Cristo, will be featured at the Kennedy Center's Page to Stage festival, on Monday, September 3rd at 12 p.m.
Based on Alexandre Dumas' epic masterpiece, The Count of Monte Cristo is a story about fate, power, and one man's quest for vengeance.
Edmond Dantes is a young sailor who wants nothing more than to marry his love Mercedes and live a quiet life. But, that life is shattered when Edmond is wrongly accused of treason by three men: one who wants his job, one who wants his fiancé, and one who just wants to further his own political career. After years locked away in prison, where he's mentored by a fellow prisoner, Edmond escapes. Now, with the help of a great fortune, cunning allies, and a brilliant scheme, Edmond assumes a new identity-the Count of Monte Cristo-and he won't rest until the score has been settled.
The musical has already started to garner recognition when it won two BroadwayWorld Awards (Best Musical and Best Musical Direction) for its performance with The Chorus of Westerly last year.
The Count of Monte Cristo features music and lyrics by John Tafone, with book and lyrics by Elena Tafone. It is produced by Bridget Dennin. Directed by Megan Bunn with music direction by Marika Contouris.
The musical will be performed at the Kennedy Center's Page to Stage on Monday, September 3rd at 12 p.m. in the Family Theater. Admission is free for all attendees.
More information about The Count of Monte Cristo can be found on their website themontecristomusical.com