CAPRIOLEN – THE LINDENAUER PALACE REVUE
Concept and Stage Adaptation by Patrick Rohbeck
Research by Johanna Mangold | With special thanks to Dr. Kevin Clarke (Berlin) and the Operetta Research Center
A Lindenauer-Palace-Revue | Playing time ca. 3 hours | One intermission
The Berlin night air pulses in a syncopated rhythm, exciting the illuminated Kurfürstendamm. Somewhere, someone whistles the melody from Am Tage hab‘ ich meist geschlafen, doch in der Nacht hab‘ ich gewacht (I slept most of the day, but I was up all night). People crush into theaters, dance halls, and bars, where snow-kissed red lips promise everything in dimly-lit corners and bygones haven’t yet gone by. Tomorrow may never come, and yesterday doesn’t exist. Berlin, the golden Weimar Era of the ‘20s. A magical time in a magical place. After World War I, everyone wants to celebrate, live, dance! There’s a languorous chill in the air, one that promises to fulfill women’s dreams of tow-headed movie stars, and men’s dreams of the Blue Angel. The air exploded with cultural creativity: while American jazz and its mesmerizing swing inspired musicians and composers, technical achievements in film opened countless possibilities. The artistic set met around the corner from the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at the Romanisches Café, debating the future of art and society. Hermann Haller and his famous Show Girls rehearsed in the Admiralspalast for their next big revue, while down the road at the Metropol audience sat entranced by Fritzi Massary, the woman with that je ne sais quoi. A few blocks away at the Deutsches Theater, chorus boy Erik Charell improvises a few steps as a tap-dancing postman, turning heads and the wheel of fortune in his favor. This 2015/16 season, come to the Musikalische Komödie Leipzig and be transported to 1920s Germany by a revue that combines song, dance, and music in its own special way. At the center of it all, you’ll see amazing act after amazing act as a piece of theatre history is brought back to life!
Musikalische Leitung Tobias Engeli, Inszenierung Patrick Rohbeck, Choreografie Corina Dehne, Bühne Frank Schmutzler, Kostüme Silke Wey, Choreinstudierung Mathias Drechsler, Dramaturgie Elisabeth Kühne, Leitung Komparserie Esther Maria Rose, Chor Musikalische Komödie, Ballett Musikalische Komödie, Komparserie, Orchester Musikalische Komödie