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Shekhar Kapoor To Direct His First Stage Musical



For the unstoppable high-flier Shekhar Kapoor, the sky was never the limit. At age 72 he continues to conquer new peaks. This time,literally

For , Shekhar will soon be directing his first stage play which is about conquering the highest peak of the Alps in Switzerland.

Shedding engrossing light on his new excitement Shekhar says, “Yes, isn’t it something else? To be able to do what I want to do ? Though I’ve produced a staged musical Bombay Dreams in London,  it was not directed by me . Now I’m directing a staged musical  for the first time. It is  a play called The Matterhorn authored by Michael Kunze.”

The  curiously quaint and epic play has the mountain peak addressing the hero the Britisher Edward Whymper.

Chuckles Shekhar, “Yes, can you believe it! The Matterhorn reverses  the traditional relationship between  Man and Nature. It actually has the Mountain peak talking to Man.”

Shekhar says he was attracted to  both the theme and the format  of presentation. “I loved  the idea of doing a stage musical on the bond between Man and Nature. The music is being done by Albert Hammond  who is a legend in his  own right having done evergreen songs  like  ‘It Never Rains In Southern California’ and ‘One Moment In Time’. I am  looking forward to  going on stage with these enormous talents.”

Shekhar goes on stage at the famed St Gallen theatre in Switzerland on 17 February.

Do we get  to see his lavish stage debut in India?

“Well, Bombay Dreams was never staged in India. But I am confident The Matterhorn will find its way here,” Shekhar ends hopefully.

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