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In the year of the 75th anniversary of the Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War, the St. Petersburg Theater of Musical Comedy, the only theater that worked in besieged Leningrad for all 900 days, could not fail to celebrate this important date. Especially for May 9, the theater prepared the premiere of the play "The Firebird. Songs about War "directed by the laureate of the Russian National Theater Award" Golden Mask "Philip Razenkov. The love story of a girl dying in besieged Leningrad while her lover fights on the outskirts of the city, repelling the attacks of the enemy, was first staged on the musical comedy stage in 1975. 45 years later, it was again supposed to become a hymn to all the inhabitants of Leningrad and the soldiers who gave their lives for victory.

However, the pandemic that has swept the world has made adjustments to the creative plans of the theater. The premiere was postponed indefinitely.

On May 9, one of the parts of the future performance - the sentimental poem by G. Alekseev "The Firebird" to the music of A. Kolker, nevertheless sounded: the theater soloists read it online, being in self-isolation.

But the theater was looking forward to the day when the performance could be shown to the audience from the stage in full director's edition and accompanied by an orchestra.

The new date of the premiere - September 8 - Day of the beginning of the siege of Leningrad, a date that is fateful for the collective of the Musical Comedy Theater, as well as for all Leningrad residents.

Staged by the Golden Mask Prize Laureate Philip Razenkov
Musical Director and Conductor - Honored Artist of Russia Andrey Alekseev
Set designer - Elena Vershinina
Choreographer - Vladimir Romanovsky

The performance is attended by: People's Artist of Russia Valery Matveev, Honored Artist of Russia Alexander Byron, laureates of international competitions Roman Vokuev, Vitaly Golovkin, Anna Bulgak, Anastasia Loshakova, Victoria Moon, Oksana Krupnova, Natalya Savchenko, Oleg Romashin, Alexey Shtykov.