Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Written by Dave Malloy

Directed by Patrick Dooley & Erin Mei-Ling Stuart

Musical Direction by Daniel Alley

In-person performances: Nov. 5 - Dec. 30, 2022

M.A.D. Night : Thursday, November 17

Audio described performance & haptic tour: Sunday, Dec. 4. Learn more about accessibility at the Ashby Stage!

Live stream performance dates: Thursday, November 17 & Thursday, December 1, 2022. Book your tickets on Overture+


Based upon a section of Tolstoy's War and Peace, this musical extravaganza follows the story of Natasha, a young woman who arrives in Moscow longing for her fiance; and Pierre, a middle aged man full of regrets. Expect to find the Ashby Stage transformed with cabaret tables, Russian vodka, and an unforgettable theatrical experience. Nominated for twelve Tony awards!

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Show sponsors: Naomi Janowitz & Andrew Lazarus; Kitty; Jason Marks; Mindful Money; Les & Sue Polgar, Ragesh Tangri & Daralyn Durie

Season sponsors: Anonymous, Don Kaufman & Carol Amyx; Craig & Kathy Moody; Richard Nelson & Jan Berman

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 is generously supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Pay-what-you-can performances

Our previews performances between November 5 and November 11 are pay-what-you-can shows, meaning that you set the preferred price of your ticket!

We have a select handful of possible ticket prices for these shows. However, if you would like to pay a price not listed on the website, we can help! Simply contact our box office by email at or by phone at 510.841.6500 ext. 303, and we can take it from there.

Getting tickets & coming to the theater

Wondering why some seats are unavailable, or what's up with the onstage seats? For The Great Comet, we are leaning in to the party atmosphere of the show and will be reconfiguring the entire theater in some new and exciting ways.

This means that the Ashby Stage is going to look a little different from what you might be used to! We're adding onstage seating and are updating our house seats. If you're having a hard time choosing your seats, stay tuned! We'll add a photo of the design to this page later this summer.

Until then, if you have any questions, you can always reach out to our team at, and we're happy to help!

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