Broadway’s Anastasia produced by Anderson native
GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Broadway’s touring production of Anastasia is now showing at the Peace Center and one of the producers, Sally Cade Holmes, is from Anderson.
She grew up in Anderson and got her start at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, where she was in several drama productions.
Holmes says she worked with other Anastasia producers to launch this new production, which debuted in 2017 on Broadway. She is also producing the Off-Broadway play “Puffs” and was inducted into the SC Theatre Hall of Fame in 2016.
She says seeing the show’s touring production come to the Upstate brings her career full circle.
“I’m just so excited that this show that has meant so much to me is going to the place that really formed my opinion as an artist and formed my career in a lot of ways,” Holmes says. “It’s a lovely homecoming.”
Holmes says this production combines the historical story of Anastasia Romanov and elements from the 1997 animated film.
“We were really excited when the creative team came to us about infusing a lot of the historical elements,” she says.
Holmes’ role as a producer involved collectively shaping the main character Anya.
“I love the character of Anya’s spunk and I love the fire in her. She is not a wimp! Any time we had conversations about the show, that’s what I kept hitting home. I think audiences will see that, but that was you know, the result of a lot of collaboration,” Holmes says.
Holmes is flying to Greenville to see Anastasia with her family this weekend. It’s showing at the Peace Center now through Sunday, October 28th. For more information, click here.