CET Members’ Favorite Songs from “Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812”

Cast and crew members share their favorite song from the soundtrack thus far.
CET Members Favorite Songs from Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812

Community Ensemble Theater recently started their spring musical, “Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812.” The musical is based on the book “War and Peace.” Cast and crew members share their favorite song from the soundtrack thus far. The songs include, “Prologue,” “No One Else,” “The Duel,” “Charming,” “Letters,” “The Abduction” and “The Great Comet of 1812.”

Bee Whalen

The ‘Prologue’ is a super fun song and I really like how it breaks the fourth wall to start off the show. It is also just a really fun and unconventional way to introduce all of the characters.

— Jessica Rothstein

I love ‘The Duel’ because it’s intellectual embodiment of a club and displays reality, or lack thereof, when seen through the distorted view that is a mind under the influence of alcohol. The catchy structures control the chaos that surrounds it and organize the story the song tells.

— Milly Sandstrom

I love ‘Letters’ because it’s so versatile. There’s great ensemble parts and solos, but most of all, I’m obsessed with the lyrics.

— Lila Fetter

Choosing a favorite song from this musical is extremely difficult, there are so many beautiful musical moments in the show. But I chose ‘The Great Comet of 1812’ which is the finale song, because, when it all boils down to it, this is where everyone comes together and it is the most emotionally impactful for me, like a final resting place.

— Sadie Barber

I love how ‘The Abduction’ incorporates my love of international folk music and Russian culture, while still feeling right at home in a musical.

— Clare Martin-Schwarze

I’m not entirely sure why I like ‘Charming’ so much, but I think that the reason why I like is because it’s very dramatic and catchy. It really embodies the typical ‘villain song’ which is why villain songs are so cool, because of the drama!

— Caitlin Dick-Ruiz


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Hannah L. Rubenstein, CET Specialist/Journalist
Hannah Rubenstein is a senior at Community High School. This is her third year on the Communicator staff and second year in her position as CET Specialist Journalist. Aside from journalism, Hannah enjoys stage managing and photographing for jGirls+ Magazine. Her goal for this year is to spend less money at Sweetwaters.
Mia Rubenstein, Journalist
Mia Rubenstein is a sophomore at Community, and this is her first year on staff. When she is not at school, she can be seen begging her parents for a dog, baking banana bread, or eating ice cream. She enjoys spending time with friends and acting for her school theater program. She is looking forward to working on The Communicator this year and is excited to see where this experience will take her.
Paige Plavnick, Journalist
Paige Plavnick is a sophomore at Community High School. She is starting her first year on staff. When she is not busy with homework, she spends her time student tech directing for the theater program. She also loves spending time with friends and going downtown. She is excited about a fun year with school and friends!

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