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Strike up the Band

Musical in Concert
By George Gershwin (music), Ira Gershwin (lyrics) and George S. Kaufman (book)
German by Roman Hinze

Musical
Austrian Premiere 25.05.2024
Location Großer Saal Musiktheater

Dates 2023/2024

Saturday, 06. July 2024 19:30 - 22:00
zum letzten Mal
Langes-Wochenend-Abo, Abo Szenario Novum

Information

The satirical Gershwin musical Strike Up The Band dates from 1927, and yet: it could hardly be more topical. The American cheese manufacturer Fletcher wants to get rid of the annoying competition from Switzerland and to this end founds a private army with which he marches into the distant Alpine republic with its (from the US point of view) extremely strange inhabitants. His daughter has fallen in love with the journalist James Townsend, who publicly criticises Fletcher's campaign and the quality of his American cheese. Fletcher is furious. In the end, Townsend sides with Fletcher, defeats Switzerland as commander, and then goes to war against Russia. Why? Because the price of caviar is far too high, of course!

Gershwin's score is inspired by the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, but also contains a wealth of typical Gershwin melodies that have become evergreens, including "The Man I Love", "Strike Up The Band", "Soon" and "I've Got A Crush On You". A musical feast for the Linz Musical Ensemble, the Bruckner Orchestra and the choir of the Landestheater.

Pictures

Strike up the Band  Ensemble und Orchester © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Karsten Kenzel, Enrico Treuse © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Enrico Treuse © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Enrico Treuse, Lynsey Thurgar, Cornelia Mooshammer © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band   Christian Fröhlich, Daniela Dett © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Max Niemeyer, Karsten Kenzel, Chor © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Valerie Luksch, Gernot Romic  © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band   Lynsey Thurgar, Max Niemeyer, Daniela Dett © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Lynsey Thurgar, Karsten Kenzel © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Enrico Treuse © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Lynsey Thurgar, Valerie Luksch, Karsten Kenzel, Christian Fröhlich, Gernot Romic, Max Niemeyer © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Daniela Dett © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Enrico Treuse, Karsten Kenzel © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Damenchor © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Enrico Treuse, Herrenchor  © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Lukas Sandmann, Cornelia Mooswalder © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Karsten Kenzel, Lynsey Thurgar, Max Niemeyer © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Enrico Treuse, Chor © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Valerie Luksch  © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Lukas Sandmann, Herrenchor © Reinhard WinklerStrike up the Band  Gernot Romic, Christian Fröhlich, Karsten Kenzel, Chor © Reinhard Winkler

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Cast

Erzählerin
Daniela Dett
Horace J. Fletcher
Karsten Kenzel
Joan Fletcher
Valerie Luksch
Jim Townsend
Gernot Romic
Mrs. Draper
Lynsey Thurgar
Ann Draper
Cornelia Mooswalder
Timothy Harper
Lukas Sandmann
Colonel Holmes
Max Niemeyer
C. Edgar Sloane
Christian Fröhlich
George Spelvin
Enrico Treuse

Chor des Landestheaters Linz
Bruckner Orchester Linz