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PRESS:

Press & general enquiries contact Christina Koeppl

Tel.: 43(0) 664 4242587

office@viennatheatreproject.at

 

 

 

vienna theatre project leading team:

Joanna Godwin-Seidl

Christina Koeppl

 

Music Consultant: Birgit Zach

Stage Manager: David Rodriguez-Yanez,

Michael Postman

Backstage crew: Kathy Firli

Costumes: Andrea Bernd

Set Design: Richard Panzenböck

Set building: Richard Panzenböck, Zsoltes Kemenes, Hannes Stockinger

Lights: Johanna Franz, Christine Franz

Poster/Flyer: Gernot Ottowitz

Show Photos: Ine Gundersveen and Thomas Schluet, Tim Huenning

PR & Sponsorship: Christina Koeppl, Joanna Godwin-Seidl

In House: Theater Drachengasse

 

Performed with the kind permission of Josef Weinberger GmBH

 

 

 

by Stephen Sondheim

 

Starring

JACQUELINE BRAUN (VBW  ROSIE, in MAMMA MIA)

TIM HÜNING (VBW SKY, MAMMA MIA)

 

Stage director: Joanna Godwin-Seidl

Music director: Chanda VanderHart

Piano: Masaaki Saito

Vienna theatre project is thrilled to present another hit musical from Stephen Sondheim, opening the Theater Drachengasse and company season, with musical stars from the Raimund Theater

 

Premiere: 28. September 2015, 8pm

Further shows: 29. September – 10. October, 8pm

Theater Drachengasse, Fleischmarkt 22, 1010 Vienna

Tel.: 01/5131444

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With:

JACQUELINE BRAUN Mamma Mia – Rosie, Les Miserable - Fantime

TIM HÜNING Mamma Mia – cover Sky, Titanic

 

About the show:

 

vienna theatre project would like to sincerely thank the whole team, that worked on this project, for their extreme dedication to get this musical on stage. Hours, no days, were spent painstakingly painting the floor, then making up the rest of the set. The cast, pianist and directors spent many hours deliberating how to make this challenging, amazing musical work into more than just a song cycle. We are very grateful for their professionalism, creativity and hard work.  We did not make it Hollywood.

 

To everyone who has supported us, please don’t stop! You know who you are - our heartfelt thanks. Also to our lovely audiences a friendly welcome.

 

We want to give you a beautiful respite from the outside world, a warm place where you can escape into the astounding music and dance, the talent that is Sondheim and the dream of love between two people. This musical is a whisper on soft skin, a stolen word, a stray thought, anger that comes between two lovers, a deep desire that envelopes you in the night, the glittery joy of mirth that indulges your daytime dreams. What do you do when you are suddenly left alone on a Saturday night? Where do your thoughts and your feet take you? Do you put on your favourite music and dance the night away? Watch TV? Dress up? Go out alone? Read books? Cook? Write? Do you yearn for love, old and new? In our world we remember lost loves and great passions we have had for people we know and even people we don’t yet, but would like to.

 

We invite you to sit back and relax and just be taken away into the beauty of Jacqueline, Tim and Masaaki on stage.

 

About Jacqueline

 

Jacqueline BRAUN – SHE - graduated from the Akademie voor Kleinkunst in Amsterdam. Subsequently, she started performing throughout Holland, on London’s West End, where she starred in Napoleon, and Duisburg where she played Èponine and Fantine in Les Miserables. Further engagements include: Hair (amongst other roles: Dionne) Raimund Theater, Elisabeth (Ludovika, Frau Wolf) Theater an der Wien, The Wild Party (Madeleine True) Stadttheater Klagenfurt, We Will Rock You (Killer Queen) Zürich, Jesus Christ Superstar (Maria Magdalena) Theater Kassel, Wenn Rosenblätter Fallen (Rose) Off Theater. She also performed in the following shows; Tommy, Footloose, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty, The Little Shop of Horrors at the Musical Sommer Amstetten. Jacqueline was further in Kim Duddy’s world premiere Carmen Cubana and Rockville at the Deutschen Theater in Munich. She has sung four times for the ORF TV series „Dancing Stars“. Jacqueline regularly performs at galas and conzerts and is founder of Shine Performance Company. Most recently she starred as Rosie in the hit musical Mamma Mia, at the Raimund Theater Vienna.

 

About Tim

 

Tim HÜNING – HE - was last to be seen as cover Sky, as well as being in the ensemble, in the hit Musical Mamma Mia, Raimund Theater Vienna. Born in Raesfelder Germany, he studied singing, dance and acting at the Essener Folkwang Hochschule. During his studies he was already taking on roles in the City Theater, Bat Boy and in Duisburg Vom Geist der Weihnacht. 2008 he graduated playing the role of Jonny Stark in Pinkelstadt. This followed roles in Footloose (Tecklenburg) Rent (Basel) as well as many shows in the Capitol Theater Düssseldorf. In Cologne 2009 he played Lancelot, Prince Herbert and  Sir Bedevere in the German premiere of Spamalot. After this Tim played Fred, Stewart and was also swing in the Hamburg and Stuttgart productions of Ich War Noch Niemals in New York. In Summer 2012 he was in the Thunerseespielen as Frederick Fleet/John Thayer in Titanic, following that with a role as swing in Dällebach Kari in Ewigi Liebi -Theater in Bern.  Following this he performed in the newly built musical theater in Linz where he starred in The Witches of Eastwick (Frank Odgen). He was then  in Catch Me If You Can, Theater an der Josefstadt Vienna.

 

About Joanna

 

Joanna GODWIN-SEIDL - Director / Producer  - the actress and director studied theatre in the United Kingdom. She has been running VIENNA THEATRE PROJECT since 2006. THE LAST FIVE YEARS was her musical directing debut at the Theater Drachengasse. German language theatre credits include directing MÄDCHEN MIT DEN SCHWEFELHÖLZERN workshop (Ronacher Theater);, HAUTNAH (Patrick Marber) for Theaterverein Vision (OFF Theater) and MORD IM MUSIKANTENBEISL (Asst. director - Theater Drachengasse). Recent acclaimed musicals include ORDINARY DAYS and TICK TICK..BOOM! She has a solid repertoire, often choosing plays with social & political content; PLENTY (VIS Theatre), DIRT (Theater am Petersplatz) and THE MEETING (Black History Month/Theater am Petersplatz) to name a few. In 2014 she directed the hit play TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, was pleased to receive rave reviews for her musical TITLE OF SHOW and starred in Sarah Kane’s 4.48 PSYCHOSIS. Her first play in 2015 was the award winning DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar. As an actress she has starred in a number of shows from Aykbourn to Coward, Shakespeare and back in theatres such as Vienna English Theatre, Kammeroper, Schönbrunner Schlosstheater After MARRY ME a LITTLE she is committed to further productions in 2016 including the political thriller “The Invisible Hand” also by Ayad Akhtar Theater Drachengasse Bar & Co February 2016. www.joannagodwinseidl.com , www.viennatheatreproject.com for upcoming shows!

 

 

About Chanda

 

Chanda VANDERHART – Music Director - is a pianist, accompanist and chamber musician. She studied at the prestigious Eastman School of Music under Dr. Douglas Humpherys, where she graduated with honors. Furthermore, she studied amongst others, with Julius Drake, Roger Vignoles, Dr. Carolyn Hague and Claus-Christian Schuster. She is currently writing a dissertation for her PhD on songs of the 19th century. Chanda has worked with singers and instrumentalists in prestigious houses throughout Europe and North America. These include  Wigmore Hall in London,  Beurs van Berlag in Amsterdam,  Concertgebouw Rotterdam, Vienna Musikverein and the Vienna Volkstheater. 2008 Chanda recorded, with cellist Ronald Fuchs, famous Brahms sonatas for cello and piano. September 2010, a double CD with works by Brahms' friend and contemporary Robert Fuchs, recorded on a historic New York Steinway, was released. Other albums include: with baritone Günter Haumer ("Forest conversation", 2013) and tenor Jason Bridges ("13", 2011). Chanda is a sought-after educator. She teaches at the Performing Center Austria, at the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, at the Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy, at the Technical College of Vienna and conducts master classes "Bel Canto Bella Voce" and has worked as a co- artistic director of the concert series of "Mosaique" in Vienna. Since May 2013 Chanda also works as a music critic for the London publisher Bachtrack.com. Together with violinist Anna Lea Stefansdottir Chanda founded the project "Talespin - musical fairy tale for children and adults" in 2006. In May 2013, a first book with CD was released: "Hondiddledo and apple thieves"

 

 

About Masaaki

 

MAG. Masaaki SAITO - Pianist - born 10. February 1978 in Shizuoka, Japan. As of th4e age of 11 he studied piano under Prof. Teruji Karashima (National University of Fine Arts and Music ), until his graduation he won a number of national piano competitions. After graduating he came to Vienna (1997) where he studied Piano at the University for Music and Drama under Prof. Jörg von Vintschger.

 

In 2001 he received his first diploma in Piano and Vocal Acommpanist with Prof. David Lutz.  In 2005 he graduated with excellence as Concert, Piano and Vocal Accompanist (M.A. in Arts). In 2005 he further won the „Accompanist“ Prize at the International Song Competition in Passau. Since 2001 he has worked with the Josef Haydn Concert Association as  accompanist . From 2004 to 2008 he was musical assistant and accompanist at the Easter Festival in Schärding . 2006 he worked as accompanying pianist at the International Masterclass for Vocal / KS Prof. Adele Haas . In numerous international competitions , he accompanies among other Brahms , Mozart and Schumann concertos . Masaaki is a lecturer at the Vienna Conservatory since 2005 . He plays continuously in concerts abroad.

Jacqueline BRAUN – SHE - graduated from the Akademie voor Kleinkunst in Amsterdam. Subsequently, she started performing throughout Holland, on London’s West End, where she starred in Napoleon, and Duisburg where she played Èponine and Fantine in Les Miserables. Further engagements include: Hair (amongst other roles: Dionne) Raimund Theater, Elisabeth (Ludovika, Frau Wolf) Theater an der Wien, The Wild Party (Madeleine True) Stadttheater Klagenfurt, We Will Rock You (Killer Queen) Zürich, Jesus Christ Superstar (Maria Magdalena) Theater Kassel, Wenn Rosenblätter Fallen (Rose) Off Theater. She also performed in the following shows; Tommy, Footloose, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty, The Little Shop of Horrors at the Musical Sommer Amstetten. Jacqueline was further in Kim Duddy’s world premiere Carmen Cubana and Rockville at the Deutschen Theater in Munich. She has sung four times for the ORF TV series „Dancing Stars“. Jacqueline regularly performs at galas and conzerts and is founder of Shine Performance Company. Most recently she starred as Rosie in the hit musical Mamma Mia, at the Raimund Theater Vienna.

 

About Richard

 

Richard PANZENBOECK – Set Design - was trained at the Fashion Institute Vienna in  Hetzendorf Castle as a designer. He trained as a puppeteer under Nigel Plaskitt (London - Avenue Q, Muppets, etc). He is completing acting training at the Schauspielschule Krauss and studies Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna.

 

His work includes: Designer / Assistant for many ORF shows (Dancing Stars, Starmania, Quiz Safari, Contra der Talk, Franz Ferdinand, Servus Kasperl, etc) He has worked as an actor / puppeteer for film, television and theatre (The Tragedy of Macbeth,Tom Turbo, Kasperl, Franz Ferdinand, ABC-Bär, Theater der Jugend, Schubert Theater, Nestroyhof/Hamakom, to name a few). Author (Paperman, Zusatz:Vorstellungen, Internet Opera, and more). Director (Mord im Musikantenbeisl, Kreuzungen des Lebens)

Assistant Director (Blood Brothers, I See a Darkness, Into The Woods)

 

He will be also responsible for the set-design of viennatheatreproject’s upcoming show “The Invisible Hand”.

Coming soon: www.richard-panzenboeck.com

 

What the press say?

                                              

  • "Sondheim has become ever more famous and revered as the master of contemporary musical theater“ Curtain Up review

 

  • "Marry Me a Little is a swift and entertaining night at the theater.“ Broadway.com

 

More team:

David RODRIGUEZ-YANEZ – Assistant Director - was born in Venezuela and graduated from Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität in 2015. He perfomed in the Tango-Opera „Azrael“ and in „The Drowsy Chaperone“ (ÖE) as Adolpho at Konservatorium Wien as well as Merkur in „Orpheus in der Unterwelt“. He also performed in “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Wiener Ronacher, in „Jesus Christ Superstar“ at the Stadttheater Baden, in „Das Vergnügen, Verrückt zu Sein“ at the Novomatic Forum Wien, in „West Side Story“ (Chino) at the Felsenbühne Staatz as well as the role of Abe in „Disgraced“ at the Theater Drachengasse. David is also the author of „Descent Into Youth“ which was staged in 2011. He was singer (stand-in) at the Eurovision Song Contest at the Wiener Stadthalle and performed as Chester Brinson in Saturday Night Fever at the Summermusical Amstetten stage.

 

Michael POSTMANN - Assistant Director - graduated in summer 2015 from "Performing Center Austria". He was seen on stage as Action in "West Side Story", "Dodger" in "Oliver Twist", Ensemble in "Kiss me, Kate", "Footloose" and "Wiener Blut". As a dancer, he performed with Conchita Wurst at the 2015 Vienna Life Ball and at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. His work as a musical director includes "Das VorSpiel". He was part of the cast of "Aladdin" and "Alice in wonderland" which were both a cooperation from Disney with Performing Center Austria and the Stadthalle Vienna. This is his first job as assistant director.

 

Lorna DAWSON - Choreographer „Bang“„A Moment with You“ - Lorna is from the UK and trained primarily in Ballroom and Latin American dancing. Having attained a high Professional ranking competitively, being an International Coach and having travelled the World, she took to the World of Musical via an eye-opening job on a Cruise Ship. Engagements include:„Miami Nights“ (Tour); „Barbarella“, „Romeo & Julia“, „Tanz der Vampire“(Concert), „Ich war noch niemals in New York“ (Raimund Theater); „Hair“, „Footloose“, „Carmen Cubana“, „Aida“, „‚Rockville“ (Musical Sommer Amstetten); „Der Zauberer von Oz“ (Volksoper).Lorna assisted  Francesc Abos for "Der Zauberer von Oz" and will assist Kim Duddy for "We are Musicals" a 50th year celebration  of VBW, this October.  Self-choreographed: "Die unendliche Geschichte: Part 1 & 2" for Theater der Jugend (D: Henry Mason) and an Episode of "Cop Stories" (D. Barbara Eder)

 

Christina KÖPPL - Producer vienna theatre project, leading team - studied at the Vienna Opera Ballettschool, started her dancing career at the Stadttheater St. Pölten mainly performing in operettas and musicals. World tour as member of the ballet of the ORF Musikantenstadl, Verein der Wiener Volksoper in Japan, danced at numerous Summerfestivals in Bad Ischl and Bad Hall. Christina also studied Theaterwissenschaft and Publizistik at the University of Vienna, since 2009 she specialized in Pilates and Yoga and got a lot of experience by participating Workshops in New York, Reno and Thailand and started working as an independent Ballett/Yoga and Pilates Teacher. Since September 2012 she studies „Arts Administration“ at the University of Zuerich and now she supports vienna theatre project with her knowledge.

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