Musical Mamma Mia! will be staged at the Brno City Theatre

14 October 2019, 1:00
Musical Mamma Mia! will be staged at the Brno City Theatre

The musical Mamma Mia!, which has achieved great success on world stages including Broadway, is heading to Brno. MdB will introduce it under the direction of Petr Gazdík. Donna will be performed by Alena Antalová, Markéta Sedláčková or Ivana Vaňková. Furthermore, Dagmar Křížová, Barbora Remišová or Petra Šimberová. Men's roles will be represented by Martin Havelka, Igor Ondříček or Viktor Skála and many others.

The musical written by Catherine Johnson premiered at London's Prince Edward Theatre in 1999. The story of love and the life pilgrimage of the intrepid Donna are connected by ABBA's well-known songs. The original London version was nominated for four Laurence Olivier awards. After showing on Broadway in 2001 it was also nominated for five American Tony Awards. In 2008, the musical was given a film adaptation, starring actors such as Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. The Brno premiere is announced to take place on 19 October at 19:00 hours at the MdB Music Stage.

Directed and edited by Petr Gazdík, a show full of hits such as Super Trouper, Dancing Queen, Money, Money, Money or The Winner Takes It All will take place. The role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Alena Antalová, Markéta Sedláčková or Ivana Vaňková, her daughter Sophia will be performed by Dagmar Křížová, Barbora Remišová or Petra Šimberová and three possible fathers will be played by Martin Havelka, Igor Ondříček or Viktor Skála as Sam Carmichael, Tomáš Sagher, Oldřich Smysl or Jakub Przebinda as Bill Austin and Milan Němec, Robert Jícha or Alan Novotný as Harry Bright. Stage design was created by Emil Konečný, costumes by Eliška Ondráčková Lupačová and choreography by Hana Kratochvilová.    

Photo from MdB archive

Comments

Reply

No comment added yet..

Two sold-out concerts launched on Saturday filled-up the hall of the Koruna cinema in Břeclav, where the Národopisný soubor Břeclavan [Břeclavan Ethnographic Ensemble] celebrated its 65th anniversary and joined thus the series of jubilee folklore ensembles this year. The afternoon concert had to be eventually added because of the huge audience acclaim, which only confirms that in South Moravia folklore is still widely known and enjoys unremitting popularity.  more

The Prophet and the Wind is a multi-genre performance by flute player Martina Komínková. She created it in Italy and after its Italian premiere it will be presented in Brno for the first time. The Czech premiere will take place at Brno's Divadlo na Orlí Theatre on Sunday 3 November. The evening show starting at 7:00 pm is already sold out, but you can still buy tickets for the afternoon performance scheduled at 2:00 pm.  more

In the premises of the neo-Gothic Czech Brethren Evangelical Church of J. A. Comenius, on the fifth evening of the Moravian Autumn festival, a performance of sacred music for choir and organ took place. In addition to the choir of the same name, Martinů Voices was also dominated by the organist Linda Sítková and a four-member ensemble of French horns. All this under the direction of choirmaster Lukáš Vasilek.  more

The third event of this year's Moravian Autumn festival was transferred to a theatre stage. The event was made happen by Terén, which is a platform acting as a third stage of the Centre of Experimental Theatre, right after the Goose on a String and HaDivadlo theatres. And it was on this particular stage of the Goose on a String where the world premiere of a stage production of Oedipus by André Gide took place yesterday. Composer Bohuslav Martinů stands behind its equally important incidental music.  more

The jubilee 50th Moravian Autumn music festival started yesterday at Bobycentrum in Brno with a concert performance of the minimalist opera Einstein on the Beach by composer Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson. The concert version was created by collaboration of visual artist Germaine Kruip, Suzanne Vega and Ictus Ensemble and Collegium Vocale Gent. Although only the music remained from the previously stage show, the length of the concert itself was comparable with the opera work. Hence, the evening lasted almost four hours.  more