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REVUE "BERLIN BERLIN" COMES TO FRANKFURT

26.06.2023 | 17:01 Clock | Culture
REVUE 'BERLIN BERLIN' COMES TO FRANKFURT

The revue BERLIN BERLIN invites you to dance on the volcano at the ALte Oper Frankfurt from July 4 to July 9.

Award-winning and elaborately revised: The great show of the Golden 20s guest in the summer of 2023 for the first time at the renowned opera houses and concert halls in Baden-Baden, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hanover and Dresden Bubi heads, water waves, chic sequin dresses - for the ladies in the 1920s, the signs are on emancipation. And the men? They plunged into the thicket of the night in casual knickerbockers and slouch hats. Because now the money sits again more loosely, confidence and joy of life are announced - and the desire on "Amüsemang".

The price-crowned revue BERLIN BERLIN - the large show of the golden 20's invites into this seething cosmos, with its dissolute AbsinthGelagen, with wild music and feschen Revuegirls. The dance on the volcano can begin: In the summer, the award-winning, elaborately revised revue will go on a guest performance tour of several weeks to the renowned classical and opera stages in Germany. "The Dietrich her Milljöh" will be so in the weeks of 23 June to 30 July 2023 for the first time in the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, in the Cologne Philharmonic, at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Hanover State Opera and at the Semperoper in Dresden to experience.

Clearly, the furious time travel in the bubbling cosmos of this decade is also always good for fine surprises. The "Roaring Twenties" in a newly staged garb In December 2022, BERLIN BERLIN returned to the Admiralspalast for a brilliant, six-week guest performance. At the original location on Friedrichstraße, the revue is now a permanent fixture in the capital's annual cultural calendar! In the winter of 2021, the effects of the pandemic had still abruptly stopped the second tour of several months after only a few Berlin performances. "BERLIN BERLIN is an absolute affair of the heart for us," explains Kristina Lindenlaub, Managing Director Touring from promoter BB Promotion. "This revue lives and changes like life itself. To play it now for the first time at important opera houses and concert halls, with which we have maintained close partnerships for decades, makes me really happy. We are immensely pleased to be able to whisk the audience away for a few hours into this bubbling cosmos of unbridled joie de vivre and make them forget their everyday worries for a while."

The Live Entertainment Award (LEA) winning revue was further developed after its highly acclaimed world premiere in December 2019 at the Admiralspalast in Berlin and a sold-out first series of guest performances and elaborately revised in terms of content and visuals. Like Berlin, the city that is constantly changing, BERLIN BERLIN is also changing. "This allows us to capture even more of the club atmosphere of the 20s and make it possible to experience even more intensively how everything happened back then - quirky, authentic characters included," says director and writer Christoph Biermeier with pleasure. "We deliberately tell BERLIN BERLIN not only from the time of 1920, but also from our present, which just confronts us with great challenges again." The night is worth a sin BERLIN BERLIN gathers the greats of Berlin's heyday from 1927 to 1933 in a potpourri of scenes as provocative and dazzling as the decade itself. The charismatic emcee, the "Admiral", tells spicy and certifiable anecdotes from the capital of vice and, together with the 30-strong ensemble, ventures on an adventure on a knife edge between economic crisis and unbridled lust for pleasure. Music and the great stars of their time experience a brilliant renaissance: one moment, style icon Marlene Dietrich and femme fatale and self-promoter Anita Berber are bickering mightily at each other; the next, playwright Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill land an unexpected hit with their Threepenny Opera. The incomparable scandal dancer Josephine Baker sends the gentlemen and ladies into a frenzy with her ecstatic movements, and the Comedian Harmonists recall the long road to their earworms that have outlasted the century. Sparks fly when the Revuegirls swing their legs to dances such as Charleston, Lindy Hop, Tango, Foxtrot and Swing and the BERLIN BERLIN Orchestra invites the audience to dance on the volcano with more than 30 contemporary arranged German and English-language highlights such as "Bei mir bist du schön", "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt", "Puttin' on the Ritz" and "Mackie Messer". Finally, however, modernity, innovative spirit and freedom come to an abrupt end with the Nazis' seizure of power, both on stage and in reality. But the myth lives on! A time when there were no borders "BERLIN BERLIN tells of a time when the city became an international melting pot, a focal point for all political, cultural and social events. A world in which everything was possible and in which there were no borders," says director Christoph Biermeier. "The feeling of life in the 20s is passed on to the audience with great impact." Musical supervisor Gary Hickeson, as well as Richard Morris, who wrote the arrangements, provide the appropriate sound for the show. "We capture the authentic image of the '20s with German titles, but also with international music that was pouring into the city at the time. It was a veritable explosion of musical styles coming together at the time, from Berlin Schlager to American jazz to the vocal music of the Comedian Harmonists," Hickeson explains. "A furious, rousing spectacle" "The Golden Twenties as a grand spectacle: For the reboot, the team freshened up the scenes visually with Berlin flair. That suits the revue well! What has remained is the rapidity with which the show flashes through the feverish years of tumbling taboos," writes the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung about the Berlin premiere in 2021.

"BERLIN BERLIN is a sensation, a furious, rousing spectacle that you can not miss!", judges the Berliner Morgenpost about the world premiere. "Entertainment with attitude - a show with depth that captures the 20s very well," attests the WDR 5 Morgenecho.

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