Innovations of the production of the musical

Новації постановки мюзиклу "Норд-Ост"
Innovations of the production of the musical "Nord-Ost"

Author(s): Natalia Petrivna Donchenko
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Music, Recent History (1900 till today)
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: Western producer model; Broadway technologies; original form of Russian musical; universal actor;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of the article is to carry out the reconstruction of the first musical in the post-Soviet theater space, created with the Broadway technologies, analyze and clarify the features of the realization of the Western model of musical creation and distribution through the example of the play "Nord-Ost" based on V.Kaverin's novel "Two Captains". The methodology of the research is based on the complex approach of historical theater studies, which uses methods of systematization, reconstruction and generalization. The scientific novelty consists in affirming the significance of the European "musical boom" of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries as a new stage in the development of modern theatrical and musical art, in particular the Russian musical "Nord-Ost", a successful model of combining Western technologies for creation and distribution of spectacular forms with the traditions of the illusory theater system. Conclusions. As a result of the study, we can conclude that, firstly, the "musical boom" of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries actualized for the creators perspective tasks: preparation of a generation of universal actors for this synthetic genre, composers, librettists, directors and choreographers-directors; secondly, the enrichment of the professional experience of Russian producers, who are able to work in the field of musical theatrical art; thirdly, the musical is a polyfunctional and synthetic genre, and therefore is an effective method of educating the audience, one of its important functions is cognitive-heuristic acquaintance with classical works of literature (Nord-Ost staged the novel by V. Kaverin "Two Captains"); fourthly, the musical "Nord-Ost" opened a new page in the history of the contemporary Russian theater, demonstrating a high artistic level of the staging and performing culture, the availability of new technologies, mastery of the practice of Broadway marketing; fifthly, Nord-Ost contributed to the further development of the genre on the Russian national basis.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 50-57
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Ukrainian