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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Rebirth of a Diva After success in London, The Bodyguard settles into its new home at the Ronacher Singers die, but their songs live on. At least, that’s the reasoning behind Bodyguard – the Musical, a stage adaptation of the 1992 movie of the same name that launched the career of soul diva Whitney Houston. While the film’s somewhat generic love...
On Halloween, Jesse Inman’s Smallest Theatre in the World #3 defies the rules of sanity and theater The dark courtyard of the Sigmund Freud Museum is deadly quiet at 22:00 – hardly the place you’d expect to enjoy some experimental theater. Yet here I was, standing outside a tiny wooden cabin along with another audience member I had just met....
The Clown updates the classic ghost train inside the world’s oldest theme park There is something deeply unsettling about a clown that’s not putting smiles on children’s faces. This specific one, which just appeared on the display of my oculus rift headset, is eagerly waving his hands, inviting me to come forward. I have little choice, trapped as I am...
The Impulstanz festival sweeps you off your feet with the best of choreography’s past, present and future When you add a pinch of ballet, a drop of jazz, a dash of creative freedom and ably dismantle the linear principals of classicism, a new spirit is born: contemporary dance. Constantly playing with new forms of expression and often pushing the very limits of physicality,...
Long Day's Journey into Night
Family relations are tested to the breaking point in the Burgtheater’s rendition of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day's Journey into Night A house divided cannot stand. That much is clear from the Burgtheater’s surtitled production of Eugene O’Neill’s Eines Langen Tages Reise in die Nacht (Long Day’s Journey into Night). Directed by Andrea Breth, the roughly 3.5 hour-long production stays close...
English Mondays
English Mondays at the Schauspielhaus are a mad scientist’s laboratory of experimental theater. An effective antidote to theatrical ennui, the anarchic, absurd and anglophone English Mondays are experimental theater with a subversive smile, showcasing Vienna’s cosmopolitan provocateurs while offering free crisps and English tea. This season, the monthly fixture at the Schauspielhaus has been devoted to realizing the lifelong dream of...
vienna theatre project guards at the taj
The Vienna Theatre Project production explores the limits of friendship in a witty and intimate performance. When low-rank Imperial Guard Humayun carefully but eagerly turns around at the crack of dawn to see the Taj Mahal for the the first time, he is so taken with its beauty he thinks the moon has fallen. Little does he know he will...
This year’s Wiener Festwochen deliver soothing magic for a world on the edge of a nervous breakdown. What compels some of us to seek out provocative live entertainment, while others prefer a couch potato streaming binge? What do we gain from venturing out of our comfort zone to unravel mysterious dance performances or confront the carnival clowns of our nightmares? These...
The Volkstheater descends into rockstar territory in Much Ado About Nothing. While the works of William Shakespeare are often considered timeless, that hasn’t kept people from trying to keep them relevant. The latest to do so is the Volkstheater, who have staged a heavily modernized version of Viel Lärm um Nichts (Much Ado About Nothing) translated into German by Angela Schanelec with surtitles in English and Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian. (If you’re reliant on...
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