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These are a few of my favourite things … August 2015

After a long time first with weekly recaps and then a long time with no recaps at all I introduced a new series of favourite-posts last month – the monthly ones. (yay!) Because when all these beauty-fashion-lifestyle bloggers can do these favourite-things, then why can’t a theatre-girl, right?

August was travel-heavy as I was on a proper vacation for the last two weeks of the month, I just came back on Aug 31st and now I am excited for September as it has some more travelling in the wings for me. But first: Let’s look back!

Favourite Night out with the Shows
In this past month there wasn’t that many nights out at the theatre – for outher people the 5 things I saw might count as many, but here….anyways….I had fun most nights of those 5. But I might have to say my favourite one was our first night in London when we went to see Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre. Gypsy (as in the musical, not exclusively this particular production) will be part of my Master thesis as I have it in mind these days. I had seen a very small very re-imaginatory production 1.5 years ago (read what I thought about that one back then…by klicking here) but frankly I was not all too familiar with the show in depth. So when I sat there seeing it – after I’ve had a dinner of an almond banane smoothie and coffee at Whole Foods in Picadilly Circus – and it fit into my theory and into my MA thesis so well I grew happier my the minute. I know this is a kinda selfish thing to say, but do you know these moments when you’ve had a glas of wine before going to the theatre and everything appears to be so bright and nice and kind of cozy then? That was how I felt – only without the wine.

You could say I was rather happy.

In case you want to see what I thought about the other nights out this (and all the past months) head over to the Theaterkind facebook-page where I post a pic of most tickets / ticket stubs / programmes for every night out and write a couple of sentences about it. Here’s the album with my Tickets of 2015.

Favourite Night in with the Show-tunes
As we were on a roadtrip we listened to a lot of show tunes while driving (actually here’s a fun thing to do – think of ALL the songs from shows that include driving or mentioning travel. Comment below with your ideas, will you? Please? ;) ). Our favourites were deifinitely Something Rotten, Finding Neverland (also VERY good for a rainy afternoon of knitting in the tent) and funnily enough Ich war noch niemals in New York which I saw right before we left for the trip and you can’t do too much wrong with a more camp-y version of good ol’ German schlager, right? No? No? :)

Favourite Thing on Twitter
As wifi is a rare thing on camping site I’m pretty sure I’ve missed a lot on twitter. But what I didn’t miss was the sad new about the sudden death of Kyle Jean-Baptiste who made his Broadway debut in Les Miserables (and history as the youngest and frist afro-american to step onto stay in the role of Jean Valjean which he understudied). Related to this I have to say my favourite thing was by AnnoyingActorFriend who decided to try and take one another challenge after his successful #dim4joan last year. His attempt was to get the Broadway League to dim all the marquees of all the Broadway theatre in honour of the young actor the New York theatre community had just lost and he wrote a short, but very touching post about why it is important: Why #dim4kyle is important.

And thank you that you’re so meta you blow your own mind and that I love you for your parody but I decided not to make a Smash reference here.

Favourite Youtube-Video
Again this wifi on the camp-site-thing….but what I watched TONS before we left was a probably illegally filmed video of a song from Ich war noch niemals in New York. I got addicted to it because DAMN, Sarah Schütz has got some pipes!

And I’m even a little bit more addicted to “Aber bitte mit Sahne” –

Favourite Moment
After the moment I woke up with a stomach-bug after a super fun night out with friends and some show tunes in Berlin (no, it wasn’t the alcohol, it was the vietnamese food I had before….) won’t make the cut in this category, I have a very big favourite moment that was about two weeks long. I’m thinking of the trip we just got back from. In two weeks we travelled the route Berlin – Antwerpen – Brighton (via Dunkerque and Dover….the ferry….) – St. Ives – Bath – London – Bruges (again, the ferry) and back to Berlin with Jochen, our car, packed with a tent, sleeping bags and all the bits and bops you need. We had a fabulous time and conquered driving on what is the wrong side of the road for us.

Who would like to read one or two little off-topic posts about that trip? Because I would certainly enjoy writing them!

Special Favourite: The Ugly-Cry (once again!)
I planned on featuring a changing special favourite of the month but after last month’s ugly-cry-favourite it’s already time for another one! The second show we saw in London was Billy Elliot (FINALLY!) and all I say is: Billy Elliot and THE LETTER! And Electricity (I even cry when I’m watching a video of a TV appearance of that song). And the reprise of The Letter. I cried so hard my chin got all wobbly and it probably looked like the pit of a nectarine.

Like this:

I hope you had a great summer (is summer already over?) – I have a little more ‘free’ time (haha, good joke) since I won’t go back to school before the end of the month.

What did you do?

Have you had any great theatre-related moments?

And don’t forget to comment the driving-travelling-songs from ALL the shows! :D

I am on my way…

I just wanted to tell you: I’ll be taking the rest of August off from here. Because a) it’s still summer and many people have more exciting things to do than hang around the internet and read the stuff I type up and b) I’ll be on a (mostly) non-theatrical vacation! But expect some nice stuff around here this fall. :)

See/read you then!

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Hey, nur eine kleine Info für euch: Für den Rest des Augusts wird es hier ruhig werden. Weil a) es ist Sommer und wenn wir ehrlich sind, haben die meisten Menschen anderes (“besseres”) zu tun, als im Internet und auf diesem Blog rumzuhängen und b) fahre ich in einen (zum Großteil nicht (!) von Theater bestimmten) Urlaub. Aber ich hab schon ein paar nette kleine Sachen für den Herbst in Planung.

Bis dahin! :)

#YAYHAMLET

Why the Hamilton PR Team Makes Me Want to Look Into Social Media Marking

I think not many people know that, but my very first ever internship right after 18 year-old me graduated from high school was in the PR department of Komische Oper Berlin. Before I continue here, give me a moment to wrap my mind around the 6 (SIX!) years having passed since then.

Anyways….back then I was more of an idealistic theatre girl all the way in for the arts and low-budget and I kind of percieved marketing as something commercial people would SO NEED, but ‘real art’ wouldn’t, because few people attending it would make it extra special and something. (Cut me some slack, I was 18!)
So these three months taught me another side of making theatre happen – the more “It didn’t happen as long as not enough people attend”-kind of side.

More recent, in the last season I looked more into social media as a marketing tool, a little bit of a trending topic in German (theatre) marketing, talked about e.g. at the 3rd annual Theater und Netz conference. There’s still SO MUCH talk about, especially since German theatres doesn’t seem to be very proficient in social media marketing, more often than not it’s nothing more than the occational tweet/post “Another performance of [opera/play/performance-title] tonight! Still tickets left!” – well, at least there’s some consciousness about the need to change.

So – as with so many things – we have to look over, across the pond to what seems my Mekka of musical theatre once again.

One tweet I’ve cited so many times in real life was saying something like “Welcome to America – where it’s easier to get a gun than a ticket to see Hamilton” (although I’m in love with this tweet I cannot for the life of me find it right now to link it properly! Sorry) and I think this is a good point to start talking social media marketing for Hamilton, which finally opened last week.

Even though I’d never think of saying the show wasn’t as good as everyone says it is (sadly, I cannot say myself…because I’m living FAR FAR FAR away), I’m sure it wouldn’t be buzzed about so much with that very intellegent (social media) marketing.

With Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show’s composer, writer and leading actor (!), being very active on twitter, they soon took social media by storm. You could say it all started with the celebrity selfies Miranda took backstage after the performances back at the Public Theatre and published on twitter; so night after night (or for me: morning after morning) we could look at all the celebs who had attended the show – with exception of Madonna, who earned the show some more publicity when she got called out for bad audience etiquette – and wonder if we would ever get the opportunity (to buy a ticket) to see this show.

What really caught my attention was the 21st century appropriate marking when it came to the Broadway transfer. One quality of the show – at least according to what people say – is it is a game changer when it comes to musical language, (“interracial”) casting and the way history can be handled on stages. To that, please add time appropriate online marketing. I’ve never seen so many hashtags evolve around just one show – with #HamiltonPublic from “back when” and #HamiltonBroadway being the most conventional ones.

I mean, the 10$ lottery and the pre-show show before the drawing of the winners has its own hashtag! #ham4ham (referring to Alexander Hamilton being on the 10$ note, so you pay an “Alexander Hamilton” to see Hamilton….) keeps you up to date with the masses of people attending the lottery every show plus the rap/sing/dance-acts the cast puts on to entertain the waiting masses (I’m not exaggerate here, people, there are literal masses!).

But the best – and classic! – hashtag by far is #YayHamlet, which I already expressed my obsession with in my July favourites. It originates from a story/tweet Miranda posted back when Hamilton was still #HamiltonPublic and everyone hoped for #HamiltonBroadway.

That lady’s (what I suppose was a) enthusiastic linguistic mishap/mix-up soon became the signature hashtag when talking about Hamilton and when we are honest on that one: What could have been more appropriate for a show everyone was so enthusiastic about???? – Playbill.com just recently published an article about the #YayHamlet phenomenon, read it here: What’s the story behind the hashtag?

And while so many hashtags make it to t-shits these days (#yolo and #swag for some, #kale and #selfie for others…), Hamilton took advantage of its own hashtag with a cult status. Yes, they REALLY made a shirt with #YAYHAMLET printed on it – which, by the way I need in my life.

In a way Hamilton’s marketing team (and Lin-Manuel Miranda as one of Broadway’s twitter-gods!) accomplished something every theatre enthusiast from the 21st century was secretly hoping for. Theatre entered what could be considered a more pop-cultural sphere by using popular communication-tools. And by that also combine more conventional things like apparel as souvenir with the 21st century pop-cultural ‘tool’, the hashtag.

Aside from that they rock the more conventional marketing tools as well. Full page ads in the NYtimes and they have pretty much all of this newspaper all over them, I mean – how beautiful is this article: Why ‘Hamilton’ Has Heat.

What I mean to say with this somewhat rambly post is: Hamilton isn’t only a theatrical game changer, but we should also acknowledge its game changer-potential when it comes of theatre marketing online.

Yes, the production was lucky to be buzzed about and that it “just” had to jump onto the already moving train, but the marketing people did – and by doing so they gave me (and I’m sure so many other people as well) a ton of fun on twitter.

And if we are honest – the random “Still tickets left”-tweet just wouldn’t be very….well….suitable for Hamilton on Broadway. Because there aren’t.

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Music Monday … You Don’t Know

Last Monday I went to a small concert in which class mates of a close friend of mine presented translation works of another fellow class mate (that sounds confusing?!) – anyway, there I realized that there are certain songtitles repeating themselves. In this concert we had two “Quiet”s, the Jonathan Reid Gealt one and the Tim Minchin one from Matilda. And this #MusicMonday one is another one of these more common songtitles. I mean this all could be just in my head, but one of my FAVOURITE songs from Next to Normal is “You don’t know”, so….. Anyway, this one is one of the songs added in when they kind of re-vamped Bare: A Rock Opera to be Bare: The Musical Off-Broadway in 2012. I recently discovered this song and this rendition in particular when I was on a “YAY! Let’s listen to ALL the songs written by female composers on Youtube!”-trip. The one thing I’ll say before I send you off to listen (and watch!) this video is: Does anyone else gets this really intense feeling that the music is pressing down on you when (female) voices are arranged rather closely together?

(btw. that’s the composer Lynne Shankel playing the piano)

What are you listening to today on this hot summer Monday?

#Tesori2015

On Why Theaterkind is Still Rocking a Kinda Feminist Tony-Motto on Facebook

(disclaimer: I know Playbill.com named last week #WomenInTheatre-week, but I’ll take it as someone pointed out early last week, when she said “Shouldn’t every week be #WomenInTheatre-week?!”. And I’m like hell, yeah!)

I think even way before the nominations for the 2015 Tony Awards had been announced a thing started on various social media platforms – in my eyes mainly on twitter and it might have been the girls from The Interval NY who started it in the first place.

The “thing” was a hashtag, the hastag #Tesori2015 to be exact. To me it meant “we” – what ever that very flowy and ever changing ‘we’ on the internet is – were rooting for Jeanine Tesori, the composer of Fun Home, to win the 2015 Tony Award for best score (together with Lisa Krohn). And although I’m German and (sadly) living MILES and MILES and MILES away from the place of action – that is: New York City – I was so rooting with them.

In the weeks from the announcement of the nominations leading up to the actual Awards there was a lot of talk and bringing up of statistics happening. Important and kind of shocking pieces of information were put up on the internet – like the one that Jeanine Tesori is, with her nominations for both Shrek (2008) and Fun Home, the female composer (for theatre) with the most Tony nominations in Tony-history! Or that – in case of her win – she’d be the first female composer from a musical theatre background to win. The first EVER female composer to win a Tony for best score was Cyndi Lauper in 2013 for Kinky Boots.

YES RIGHT!

2013 – the first EVER female composer. Back then it were the 67th Tony Awards.

And now 2015 #Tesori2015 really happened. And along with it also the history making fact that Fun Home won “Best Musical” as the first musical ever to be written entirely by women, focussing on a female character, having SO MANY amazing female parts in it.

I mean – really?! It’s been effing 2015!

As you might or might not know I’m all in for gender equality and gender parity and general awareness about these things not happening most of the time. And this is also why – as pathetic as it sounds – I was about to do something very, very stupid and impulse-buy plane tickets to the big ol’ city of musical theatre and be there, see the shows that created such a buzz. Long story short I didn’t do it. But I have plans….

Anyway….the reason why I am writing this is to say something about why I still hold the “#Tesori2015”-flag high, most prominently on the profile pic on the Theaterkind facebook page, even though it’s SO June 2015 and we all know two months is a CRAZY long time on the fast and ever changing internet. I think this might be a sign, some kind of slogan to keep reminding us about women making theatre history this year and also reminding us that we still aren’t somewhat near gender parity when it comes to who gets to be heard in artistic contexts – both in the US and in Germany as well.

I mean – we’re living in bloody 2015 and women have come so far and there are people saying we should be happy with what we have achieved and can do, but: NO. If I can choose to be happy about being able to open a bank account and being unhappy about women not getting the artsitic opportunities they mght deserve I most definitely will choose the latter.

I really want to raise awareness among all of us and keep us thinking about why some people get heard and recognized while some really don’t and why that might be having to do something with their gender!

And that’s it for my short-ish rant about women and Tonys and making histroy and non equality, in case you want to read some more about these wonderful topics I poped some links below….

read more about what the girls on The Interval do over here.

especially their project-ish article in which they quoted a lot of young women, including me, in theatre about the history-making Tony Awards 2015 over here.

and then I have some articles I wrote here on this blog about the lack of gender parity in German theatre. Namely here and here.

P.S: I just recently scrolled through a new jury for a new competition for young musical theatre writers and out of the 13 members there’s only one (in numbers: 1!) woman. And while I don’t want to imply with any word I’m writing here and these men aren’t great men in and for German musical theatre – they are and I am inspired by so many of them! – I’m also just like: REALLY?!?!

Music Monday … High

Happy Monday! I’m super blown away by the return of my own discipline to post on here again regularly – anyway, it’s a new week, it’s a new Monday and this is why it’s time for a new #MusicMonday! Recently I re-discovered a song by Scott Alan from his own musical-project formerly named “Home”, just now it had been renamed “Fly Away, Home” (as fas as I understood).

This song is actually one of the songs I literally cannot WAIT to translate in German one day….#daydreaming

See yourselves, folks, I have two different versions of this song for you:

a) Allie Trimm – who made here Broadway debut back in 2008 in Jason Robert Brown’s “13” (from which, fun fact about me as a nerd, “A little more homework” was played at my high school graduation when I walked up to get my diploma) – back when she sung that song she probably was the age of the character, as we can learn during the song….

b) And Cyntha Erivo, who is going to be Celie in the Broadway Revival of “The Color Purple” this season. I mean: HELL YEAH!

I hope with these videos your week is off to a …. relaxed …. start. :)

What are you listening to today?

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These are a few of my favourite things …. July 2015

People who have been around this blog for quite some time now might be familiar with a series of posts I was sticking to for quite a while. Weekly recaps noting my favourite things or just the things I did in general this particular week. When I changed schools last fall and transferred to my school in Leipzig while still living in Berlin this grew rather boring pretty soon. Because typing in “I was on the train for a HUGE amount of time” just wasn’t very…..interesting…..although the last one of these posts hasn’t been published all too long ago….(check it out here: My Week #50) So let me introduce you to a new series of favourite-posts – the monthly ones. (yay!) Because when all these beauty-fashion-lifestyle bloggers can do these favourite-things, then why can’t a theatre-girl, right?

Favourite Night out with the Shows

Actually this is quite hard….I had so many good and challenging and pleasurable nights out this month…Starting with not really July, but almost and nonetheless a special night, the opening night of our Freischütz from HMT Leipzig shown at Uni Jena where they host a Hofoper open air every year. It was cold and it started to rain rather heavily with about 7 more minutes to go and everyone had to be relocated into the university’s big auditorium, but still it was great to see all our singers weeks after our final performance in Leipzig. My classmate and I, we are definitely #overlyattacheddramaturgs! Other favourites of the month were seeing the graduation piece of my dear friend who is graduating from his MA dramaturgy program in Ludwigsburg this summer, having my mind shifted and queered while seeing Cabaret in Bad Hersfeld and – of course – the night I had with Lotte in Wetzlar.

Favourite Night in with the Show-tunes

Recently I returned to power-listening to Jesus Christ Superstar. I don’t know what this is saying about me….And I am OBSESSED with especially “Stronger” and the ensemble version of “Play” from Finding Neverland (found on spotify, until my copy of the CD arrives) – my love for “Believe” wore out a little after watching this video for about a hundred million times… What also kept me entertained was the Broadway Summer 2015 Playlist on Spotify promoted and hosted by Playbill.com. Good thing especially since I kind of suck with putting together playlists. Bad thing for a dramaturg, I know.

Favourite Read

Sadly I haven’t made much room for reading real books this month, but I love going trough all the answers young women in theatre gave to the question “What did it mean to you to see so many women win Tony Awards this year?” over on The-Interval.com – I am also featured with my personal answer. The Interval is a very favourite read of mine in general….let me especially recommend to you the interviews with Jeanine Tesori and Kelli O’Hara who both won Tonys this year with Jeanine Tesori making history in the #genderparity department.

Favourite Thing on Twitter

I can’t name one single favourite tweet of the month although @Actor_Friend’s tweet I’ve posted a picture of over on my facebook page is pretty damn hilarious. But my favourite hashtags however must be #drunkopera (where you put alcohol and opera titles together and have LOADS of fun!) and, of course, #YayHamlet because this is just so so so incredibly good marketing in the 21st century! (expect a post about that soon….) And on the same not, Lin-Manuel Miranda has been killing it on twitter lately, once again.

Favourite Youtube-Video

I’m not a big watcher of fun videos on there, but I watch ALL the show videos, usually. Lately I’ve returned to watching Emmy Raver-Lampman’s version of “All of Me” at 54below:

And Margo Seibert asking the single most important question of every single’s life:

And speaking of Youtube….if you want good music (sometimes new musical theatre songs from showcases) delivered by good performers in good quality from New York – go and subscribe to FamousInNY.

Favourite Netflix Watch

Mid-August my Mom and I go on a two week long road trip to South England (Berlin – Antwerp – Brighton – St. Ives – Bath – London – Bruges – Berlin) and I anticipation of this trip I’ve just binge watched the first season of Broadchurch on Netflix. Boy! Beautiful and so addictive!

Favourite Moment

It was a very dear friend of mine’s birthday (actually it was a number of my favourite people’s birthdays…) late this month and after he was giving me one of my most hysterical ugly cries in the last year with the small present he hid for me birthday back in February I wantd to give him something “special”, like a more ideally special thing. And I think, because seeing him open it and being excited about it, was very, very joyful! (and: has it brought you any bad luck because I gave it to you early?) Also seeing my amazing friend K. in Frankfurt mid-July when I was there for a dramaturgy students meet-up and meeting up with an aquaintance I’ve know for AGES (we’re talking me being 16 when we met!) what also very nice. In general July somehow was about meeting new people and I loved it. Plus: I got my own business cards. Only 50 of them for a start because I’m sure somethings will chance once I’ve graduated next summer, but….YAY! They are beautiful and I’m very proud.

Special-Favourite: The Ugly Cry of July 2015

This one is quite easy. People might know that – opposit to what I appear like – I can be quite a teary person. But I like to keep the tears either inside my room while listenting to something or inside a theatre. So when a friend of mine first shared “When your feet don’t touch the ground” from Finding Neverland with me on facebook there it was: my ugly cry of the month!

What were some of your favourites in July? I LOVE to get to know new things!

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8 more things I’ve learned from Berlin’s Next to Normal

(after re-visiting this production) Read my original 10 things I’ve learned from Berlin’s Next to Normal here: English / Deutsch Here come the new 10 things I’ve learned – in no particular order…..

1. Chemistry between folks is EVERYTHING! I’d rather not comment any further on this one, but boy! This Natalie I saw last Friday (which wasn’t Devi-Ananda Dahm as on opening night, but the other Natalie Sophia Euskirchen) got some serious skills and intensity! And then again – chemistry!

2. Advertising something the right way is so important. You simply cannot imagine how often I heard “Do they sing?” or “Is that with people singing?” or “Wait….that’s a MUSICAL?!”. That might be happening because Ithe Renaissance Theater isn’t normally a place for straight musicals – which also might be the reason the production turned out the way it is. It’s for small-ish revues with songs in them, evenings with songs (“Liederabend”) and it’s for plays with kind of famous-ish actors. The people sitting next to me went home during intermission after he was like “Wait….it’s a Musical!?” right before curtain, probably when he spotted the band. Plus the theatre was half empty on a Friday night.

3. Musical Directing is a serious thing when it comes to a musical. You really should do that. It’s not always “The loudest one wins”.

4. Large groups of middle aged women on some kind of “Ladies’ Night Excursion” are NOT a good idea as audience members. Right after “Just another day” which Diana has her meltdown after juggeling (not literally, though!) all these breakfast supplies including Cornfalkes one of these ladies said – very loud and clear: “And where’s the milk?” And probably thought it was super-mega-funny. And I was like: Is this your problem right now?

5. People grow. Not literally. I mean Dennis Hupka as Gabe was good(man – haha!) on opening night, but now after 1.5 months of performances he owns this. Also Jan-Philipp Rekeszus as Henry was super cool and again….this chemistry with the Nathalie of the night….During “A Promise” I usually am more interested in the story of Diana and Dan, but they made it their story, all about them, the youth, about giving a story a different turn. So: Yay, young people!

6. One thing I’ve come across a lot in my life as a theatre person focussing on musical theatre when talking to people mostly dealing with plays and/or performance only, was them saying: “You know, these actors, singers, whatever – when singing they look not natural. They look like they are just passing various stations they were told. They are weird.” Luckily I think the training of young singers for musical theatre of any kind as somehow evolved in the direction of acknowledging the acting part of musical theatre. Right now in this production of Next to Normal there are two actors with no (not to much) musical theatre background. Guntbert Warns (whom I’ve talked about in the last article…) and Matthias Freihof who is subbing for Felix Martin as Dianas doctors until the end of the week. The funny thing is, that these two usually do all these singers’ cliché poses much more than those who are actually trained singers. :) – on that note: Good job, singers!

7. I realized once again that this whole story/musical itself – at least to me – evolves around a line Dan sings pretty late during the first part: in “You don’t know” he sings Can you tell me what it is you’re afraid of? and btw. I also really LOVE the German version of this line (“Kannst du sagen, was es ist, das dir Angst macht?”). Not being able to talk about things is the key to most of the things dealt with in this show and apparently it is something Nathalie learned at home (not really talking about problems and thoughts, but rather shut people out), which causes all these numbers titled “Hey” in the second act sung by Henry who refuses to be shut out. When this line (“Can you tell me….”) works, when you get the urge to make things kind of alright, when you are touched by this line – the whole production is going to work.

8. I’m still not over most of the things I’ve pointed out right after seeing it on opening night. I still get really worked up about certain things. And by really I mean REALLY!

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Vielleicht können wir zu dritt glücklich sein.

Sorry, English speaking folks! Once more a German-only post….
Nach dem gestrigen #MusicMonday zum Thema “Lotte in Wetzlar” kommen hier nun meine Gedanken zu meinem Freilichtabend in Wetzlar vor anderthalb Wochen.

Disclaimer: Ich weiß auch nicht, warum ich die ganze Zeit so bissig bin. #sorrynotsorry

Vor anderthalb Wochen während meiner latent absurden “4 Städte in 4 Tagen”-Reise war auch einer der Zwischenstops die deutsche Stadt mit dem wunderbare deutschen Namen Wetzlar, wo ich das neue (deutsche) Musical “Lotte” (Buch u. Liedtexte: Kevin Schroeder, Musik: Marian Lux, dramaturgische Mitentwicklung u. Regie: Christoph Drewitz) ansehen konnte.

Als die drei Herren der Schöpfung (haha, Witz!) samt Oliver Arno (Werther) und Anne Hoth (Lotte) bei der letzten Ausgabe der Schreibmaschine in Berlin ein paar Songs vorgestellt haben, waren genau diese Stücke bei uns noch Tage später Thema. Ich meine mich an WhatsApp-Nachrichten zu erinnern, die lediglich “O M G Lotte!!” hießen. (more…)

Music Monday … So kann’s nicht weiter gehen

Once more a late #MusicMonday this week – but you know what? A late Music Monday is better than no Music Monday, right?

This week I want to give you a little hint on what to expect on this blog tomorrow….it’s not really a hint, I’ll just say it: A week ago I saw the originally German musical “Lotte” in the small German town of Wetzlar and before I finally get my sh*t together and write down my thoughts (sorry, German once again…) I want to give you a little impression of the music. Although I think it’s not nessescarily the best example to show you the musical “vibe” of the show, it’s as much as we get. So, we have to just roll with it and get to know a little bit of Werther and Lotte with this Demo. And for the non-German folks on here: Yes, you can sing in German. And no, it’s not always funny.

What have you been listening to today?

And over the last week?

What’s your summer show-tune?