Dokořán music theatre festival coming soon

30 May 2019, 1:00
Dokořán music theatre festival coming soon

The Dokořán festival aims its focus most of all on music theatre. Under the auspices of the Brno City Theatre, this year it hosts eleven domestic and foreign theatre companies. The programme includes Czech premieres, concerts, street theatre and a charity market. Part of the festival's production will also take place in the Divadlo na Orlí theatre or in the Brno City Theatre courtyard.

Three performances will take place in the Divadlo na Orlí theatre:  Kosmická sonáta č. 11 [Space Sonata No. 11] staged by the Prague's NoD theatre. The story is based on the Apollo 11 spaceship's communication with the NASA ground control centre during the landing of Americans on the Moon in 1969. There will also be a performance by Kamil Mikulčík in an emotional story called Novecento – legenda o pianistovi [Novecento – the Legend of a Pianist], described as a "monodrama for one actor and one pianist". From the world's largest theatre festival in Edinburgh, a romantic comedy will arrive with a good dose of British black humour, Buried, staged by the Colla Voce ensemble from Sheffield.

In its programme, the festival does not forget about parents with children. Naivní divadlo [The Naïve Theatre] will bring its “tramp show” to Brno under the title O hodině navíc aneb Potlach v Hustníku [About the Additional Hour, or a Jamboree in Hustník]. The fairy-tale musical O Perníčkovi  [The Gingerbread Man]  directed by Stano Slovák will arrive from Jihlava, and the Prague's Laterna Magica will perform its movement show Zahrada [The Garden], inspired by the famous book of the same name by Jiří Trnka.

The Czech musical theatre scene will be represented by the Zlín Theatre with the Czech premiere of the Slovak musical Petr a Lucie [Peter and Lucy] with music by Dežo Ursiny. Moravské divadlo Olomouc [The Moravian Theatre Olomouc] and their village drama Boží mlýny [The Mills of God] will feature songs by Jaromír Nohavica. Prague productions will include Tick, Tick…BOOM!  (the first musical by Jonathan Larsen, the author of the musical Rent), and Divadlo na prádle [Theatre on the Washboard] with Jan Cina will stage a musical monodrama called Malý princ [The Little Prince] of the Studio DVA. The audience can also look forward to the domestic Klapzubova jedenáctka [The Klapzuba's Eleven] and a gala concert entitled Viva "Lalala" Republika, which will open the whole festival and will be preceded by the Musical-Operetta magazine awards). Everything will eventually culminate with a final round table on music theatre, where it all will be discussed.

Festival programme:

BRNO CITY THEATER (MĚSTSKÉ DIVADLO BRNO)

Eduard Bass, Jiří Levíček, Stanislav Slovák, Jan Šotkovský, Petr Štěpán: KLAPZUBOVA JEDENÁCTKA

Director: Stanislav Slovák

BRNO CITY THEATER (MĚSTSKÉ DIVADLO BRNO)

Vojtěch Blahuta, Igor Ondříček: VIVA "LALALA" REPUBLIKA

The Musical-Operetta magazine awards ceremony for the year 2017 will take place before the start of the performance.

Director: Igor Ondříček

NOD PRAGUE THEATER (DIVADLO NOD PRAHA)

Janek Lesák & team: MOONLIGHT SONATA No. 11

Director: Janek Lesák

NAÏVE THEATER LIBEREC (NAIVNÍ DIVADLO LIBEREC)

Vít Peřina: ABOUT THE ADDITIONAL HOUR, OR A JAMBOREE IN HUSTNÍK

for children over 6 years of age

Director: Tomáš Dvořák

CITY THEATER ZLÍN (MĚSTSKÉ DIVADLO ZLÍN)

Dežo Ursiny, Alta Vášová, Ján Štrasser: PETER AND LUCY

Director: Patrik Lančarič

THEATER ON THE LOWER DECK (DIVADLO V PODPALUBÍ), BRATISLAVA

Alessandro Baricco: NOVECENTO – THE LEGEND OF A PIANIST

Director: Patrik Lančarič

COLLA VOCE THEATER COMPANY, GREAT BRITAIN

Tom Williams, Cordelia O’Driscoll: BURIED

Director: Tom Williams

THEATER ON THE WASHBOARD PRAGUE (DIVADLO NA PRÁDLE PRAHA)

Jonathan Larson: TICK, TICK… BOOM!

Director: Martin Vokoun

MORAVIAN THEATER OLOMOUC (MORAVSKÉ DIVADLO OLOMOUC)

Jan Vrba, Roman Vencl, Jaromír Nohavica: THE MILLS OF GOD

Director: Roman Vencl

STUDIO DVA THEATRE (STUDIO DVA DIVADLO), PRAGUE

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Kryštof Marek, Šimon Caban, Darina Abrahámová: THE LITTLE PRINCE

for children over 10 years of age

Director: Šimon Caban

HORÁCKÉ THEATRE (HORÁCKÉ DIVADLO) JIHLAVA

David Wood: THE GINGERBREAD MAN

for children over 4 years of age

Director: Stanislav Slovák

NATIONAL THEATER (NÁRODNÍ DIVADLO) | LATERNA MAGICA, PRAGUE

Pavel Knolle, Štěpán Pechar, David Stránský, Lukáš Trpišovský: THE GARDEN

for children over 7 years of age

Director: Pavel Knolle

Festival off-programme:

The courtyard of the Brno City Theatre will also become a stage; entrance is free.

COLOURFUL AFTERNOON FOR THE VELVET SMILE

DREAMS OF BRNO NIGHTS

THE CHILDREN OF CAPTAIN MORGAN

ROUND TABLE

Klapzubova jedenáctka/ photo from archive of the Brno City Theatre

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