A new musical about late royal Princess Diana‘s life is coming to the stage — and the actress playing Diana looks just like the People’s Princess. California’s La Jolla Playhouse theater recently posted a trailer for the show, titled Diana, featuring 30-year-old British star Jeanna de Waal in costume as Diana.
“How thrilled are we to officially share the news that Broadway performer Jeanna de Waal (@thebigdewaal) will inhabit the title role of Princess Diana in our upcoming and much-anticipated world-premiere musical DIANA, beginning performances Feb. 19! Here’s a first, behind-the-scenes video glimpse of our British leading lady!” the theater’s official Instagram account captioned the clip.
Watch the Diana musical trailer in the video below!
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How thrilled are we to officially share the news that Broadway performer Jeanna de Waal (@thebigdewaal) will inhabit the title role of Princess Diana in our upcoming and much-anticipated world-premiere musical DIANA, beginning performances Feb 19! Here’s a first, behind-the-scenes video glimpse of our British leading lady! Buy your tickets now: lajollaplayhouse.org/show/diana/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #diana #princessdiana #theatre #livetheatre #musicaltheatre #theater #musical #newmusical #theatrearts #performingarts #lajollaplayhouse #lajolla #sandiego #theatrearts #theatreartist #artsandculture #onstage #icon #princessofwales #dianaspencer #princessdi #visitsd #instatheatre #theatrelove #theatretime #broadway #performer #singer #actor #britishroyals #musicaltheater
“To bring Diana to life on-stage is obviously a huge privilege,” Jeanna can be heard saying in the trailer video. “I feel very daunted by the prospect, but I hope people who didn’t know about her and weren’t aware of her journey leave the theater with an idea of what she did for the world.”
“She made everyone feel special, from the highest person to the lowest-ranking person, and I think we want to celebrate her,” she continued.
On the La Jolla Playhouse’s website, the show’s plot is described as the following: “In 1981, an assistant kindergarten teacher married the Prince of Wales and, overnight, became the most famous woman in the world. But behind the fairytale, there was a troubled marriage and a young woman struggling to find her voice. Facing an entrenched monarchy and unprecedented media scrutiny, Princess Diana surprises everyone — including herself — as she grows into a global phenomenon and manages to change the world.”
Diana opens at the La Jolla Playhouse theater on Feb. 19, 2019.
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