Patrizia Unger
Patrizia Unger
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Thomas Wegscheider, Patrizia Unger
Thomas Wegscheider, Patrizia Unger
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Patrizia Unger
Patrizia Unger
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Alea Hagedorn
Alea Hagedorn
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Thomas Wegscheider
Thomas Wegscheider
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Thomas Wegscheider
Thomas Wegscheider
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Larissa Enzi
Larissa Enzi
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Minori Therrien, Ensemble, Larissa Enzi
Minori Therrien, Ensemble, Larissa Enzi
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Patrizia Unger, Thomas Wegscheider
Patrizia Unger, Thomas Wegscheider
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Thomas Wegscheider, Axel Meinhardt
Thomas Wegscheider, Axel Meinhardt
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Axel Meinhardt, Patrizia Unger, Daniel Therrien
Axel Meinhardt, Patrizia Unger, Daniel Therrien
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Daniel Therrien, Patrizia Unger
Daniel Therrien, Patrizia Unger
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Larissa Enzi mit Ensemble
Larissa Enzi mit Ensemble
© SLT / Kate Watson
Thomas Wegscheider
Thomas Wegscheider
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Thomas Wegscheider, Patrizia Unger
Thomas Wegscheider, Patrizia Unger
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Tina Eberhardt, Patrizia Unger
Tina Eberhardt, Patrizia Unger
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Thomas Wegscheider, Patrizia Unger
Thomas Wegscheider, Patrizia Unger
© SLT / Kate Watson
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Kate Watson
Larissa Enzi, Thomas Wegscheider, Minori Therrien, Patrizia Unger
Larissa Enzi, Thomas Wegscheider, Minori Therrien, Patrizia Unger
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Larissa Enzi, Minori Therrien
Larissa Enzi, Minori Therrien
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Thomas Wegscheider, Patrizia Unger
Thomas Wegscheider, Patrizia Unger
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Daniel Therrien, Lara Roth
Daniel Therrien, Lara Roth
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Alea Hagedorn, Axel Meinhardt, Elisabeth Mackner, Tina Eberhardt, Ensemble
Alea Hagedorn, Axel Meinhardt, Elisabeth Mackner, Tina Eberhardt, Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Alea Hagedorn, Elisabeth Mackner
Alea Hagedorn, Elisabeth Mackner
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Ensemble
Ensemble
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger

XANADU

Jeff Lynne und John Farrar

Buch von Douglas Carter Beane / Musik und Liedtexte von Jeff Lynne und John Farrar / Eine Kooperation mit der Stadt Salzburg und dem EC Red Bull Salzburg

Premiere: 1. Juni 2024 / Eisarena Salzburg

Synopsis

A goddess on earth, a roller disco and the illuminating music of the Electric Light Orchestra – these are the ingredients for the success of “Xanadu”. The film starring Olivia Newton-John became world-famous especially for its soundtrack, which was recorded in Munich. The street artist Sonny creates a chalk mural in Venice Beach of Zeus and his daughters, the muses. The muse Kira steps out of the picture to stir up longings and make dreams come true. Of course, Sonny falls head over heels in love with her, but she keeps escaping him on her roller skates.

Meanwhile, Sonny meets the construction mogul Danny, played by Gene Kelly in the movie, and together they decide to convert an art-deco style auditorium into a roller disco. Inspired by the roller disco “DiscOasis” at New York’s Central Park, which reopened in 2022, the production transforms the ice arena at the Salzburg Volksgarten into a theatre venue in the style of 1980s California. The project is supported by the City of Salzburg and the EC Red Bull Salzburg ice hockey club. Apart from the musical soloists, the show will also get many young talents rolling. The musical saw more than 500 performances on Broadway in 2007 and was nominated for several Tony Awards, winning the Drama Desk Award for best book and the Outer Critics Award for best musical.

The New York Times called it “simultaneously indefensible and irresistible”. Carl Philip von Maldeghem is turning the “entire city into a stage” (Max Reinhardt). Choreographed by Daniel Therrien („Starlight Express“) and Kate Watson, the roller-skating ensemble will take the ice arena by storm in the summer of 2024. Lara Roth, two-time Austrian figure skating champion, will assist the production as a roller skating coach. Wolfgang Götz and Katrin Schweiger will act as musical directors.

Duration: 2 hours / 1 intermission

Reviews

„Viele eingängige Musiknummern, ein bestens getimtes und homogenes Ensemble, zündende Choreographien – und natürlich der einnehmende Nostalgie Flair der 1980er. Damals hat es noch Telefonzellen und -bücher gegeben. Und wahrscheinlich glaubten noch viele daran, dass „jemanden lieben und Kunst schaffen“ das allerbeste Ziel im Leben sind.“

Drehpunkt Kultur

„Das Tempo ist gemäßigt, Kinder und Jugendliche bringen auf Rollschuhen sowie als Tänzerinnen Spritzigkeit ins Spiel. Die Coaches Lara Roth und Daniel Therrien zeigen in einer Einlage, was auf Rollen möglich ist. Der Kinderchor sorgt im Hintergrund auch pantomimisch für Action.“

Salzburger Nachrichten

Selected performance

Tu 06/11/2024 10.00 am

Eisarena Salzburg

Vorprogramm ab 09:15 Uhr

Cast (on 06/11/2024)

Director Carl Philip von Maldeghem

Musical Director Wolfgang Götz

Szenische Mitarbeit und Choreographie Rollschuhe Lara Roth

Choreographie Rollschuhe Daniel Therrien

Choreographie Tanz Kate Watson
Josef Vesely

Dramaturgie Friederike Bernau

Set- und Videodesign Tobias Witzgall

Kostüme Simon Barth


Clio / Kira / Kitty Patrizia Unger

Sonny Malone Thomas Wegscheider

Danny Maguire Axel Meinhardt

Melpomene Larissa Enzi

Kalliope Minori Therrien

Terpsicore Alea Hagedorn

Erato Elisabeth Mackner

Euterpe Tina Eberhardt

Thalia Daniel Therrien

Urania Diego da Cunha

Polyhymnia Annika Schmidhuber

Fantasy Duo, Double Clio & Sonny Lara Roth
Daniel Therrien

Junger Danny Daniel Therrien

Hermis und Thetis Tina Eberhardt

Hera Elisabeth Mackner

Aphrodite Alea Hagedorn

Zeus Axel Meinhardt

Cover Clio, Kira, Kitty Alea Hagedorn

Pegasus Julius Redmann

Musen / Roller Girls Lea Drexel, Raisa Ehim, Minerva Födermayr, Isabella Menapace, Leopoldine Richards, Anna Schindler, Hanna Schwarzer, Alma Tomasi, Ida Tomasi

Amorenensemble / Clouds Erin Bleckmann, Laura Fagerer, Samia-Joy Gschlössl, Mara Eve Hill, Daria Lahuta, Isabelle Menapace, Leonique Pichler, Lea Pircher, Luisa Schätz, Hannah Seilern- Moy, Sophie Seilern-Moy, Carmen Stöckl

Dark Forces Lea Drexel, Minerva Födermayr, Anna Schindler, Ida Tomasi

Dancers Magdalena Daller, Muriel Glage, Sienna Rose Graffham, Hanna Grasser, Julia Lechleitner, Sophia Rissaweg, Charlotte Steidl

Boys Group Ciannyn Therrien, Lennyn Therrien, Kiano Therrien

Chor Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor
& XANADU Dance Crew

Audio introduction

von Friederike Bernau