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Students can get free tickets to TXWES' 69th annual spring musical
This event is open to the public

Theatre Wesleyan has announced Dave Malloy’s Tony Award®-winning musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 as the 69th annual spring musical.

The Great Comet will be presented for one weekend only at the Thad Smotherman Theatre at Texas Wesleyan University (1205 Binkley Street, 76105) from Thursday, April 18, 2024 through Sunday, April 21, 2024. Ticket prices range from $10.00 to $15.00 and are now available at

From the celebrated and award-winning composer, The Great Comet is an electropop opera. The musical’s 2017 Broadway run was nominated for 12 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Original Score, and Best Orchestrations.

The cast, design team, and crew comprised of Texas Wesleyan theatre majors and minors pursuing Bachelor or Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. The cast includes Abigale Hunt (Natasha), Grace Philipbar (Sonya), Madison McKinzie (Marya), Nicholas Keel (Anatole), Peri Zachmeyer (Hélène), Henry Valentine (Dolokhov), Hayden Kirkbride (Bolkonsky/Andrey), Abigaile Webb (Mary), Ian Kooistra (Balaga), and Chase Di Iulio (Pierre). The ensemble includes Trinity Chenault, Hunter Heart, Mercedes Kuhn, and Jackson Loya.

The production team includes Jeanne Everton (director), Mark Mullino (music director), Stephanie Locker-Hall (choreographer), Natalie Mitchell (vocal coach), Jacob Rivera-Sanchez (stage manager/graphic design), Jazmin Rebollar (assistant stage manager), Joe Allen Brown (scenic design), Karen Potter (co-costume design), Nicole Ellis (co-costume design), Rocky Olguin (assistant costume design), Zachary Gafford (lighting design), Pella LeFever (assistant lighting design), Ricky Olivarez (sound design and engineer), Elizabeth Holmes (A2), Colin Schwartz (technical director), Nathalie Beyna (assistant technical director), and Jennye James (production manager).



Thurs., April 18 at 7:30 p.m. 

Fri., April 19 at 7:30 p.m. 

Sat., April 20 at 7:30 p.m. 

Sun., April 21 at 2:00 p.m. Matinee 



This production uses non-firing weapons with gunshot sound effects and contains mild adult themes, and is produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Tickets range from $10.00 to $15.00 and are available online at or by calling (817) 531-4211. Tickets will also be available at the door in-person beginning one hour before each performance.

Texas Wesleyan University students can redeem free tickets, sponsored by the Student Government Association, by using the code SGA at checkout or presenting their student ID at the box office on the night of the show.

All plans and information are subject to change, and announcements will be made in the event of adjustments. Please check the Theatre Wesleyan Facebook for the most up-to-date details. Audience members who purchase their tickets in advance will receive any updates at the email address they provide upon checkout.  

If you have questions, please contact the Theatre Wesleyan office at (817) 531-5867.  

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