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Die legendären historischen Kabarettprogramme im Theater und Kabarett „Die Hölle“ im Souterrain des Theater an der Wien erreichen hochbejubelt das verflixte siebente Jahr.

Premiere: Wednesday, 29 October 2015, 8 pm

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The legendary historical revues in the theatre and cabaret known as the “Hölle” in the basement of the Theater an der Wien enter their seventh year, possibly suffering the customary itch, but definitely enjoying the customary ovations.

Following the extravagant-decadent-historical end of the world shown in Die letzte Nacht comes the snow-white morning which is pure cabaret. After a successful clear-out, and in honour of Fritz Grünbaum’s 135th birthday, Georg Wacks creates the historical and fantastic revue Im siebenten Himmel (In the Seventh Heaven).

Remarkable performances of historical cabaret and variety numbers, moving songs sung in antique costumes, melancholy songs, demurely sublime dances, choirs of angels and literary, humoristic gems bring the mood of the “Hölle” back to life for two hours while the champagne flows freely and celestial bliss reigns, and guarantee an evening of ambrosial merriment. Fritz Grünbaum, Fritz Löhner-Beda, Joachim Ringelnatz and Kurt Tucholsky guarantee the very highest standards. Songs by Béla Laszky, Hermann Leopoldi, Ralph Benatzky, Robert Stolz and Franz Schubert round the programme off.

The familiarly flamboyant and frankly overdone décor by Stefan Fleischhacker has been designed entirely on the theme of the 175th birthday of Claude Monet. The cultured Ensemble Albero Verde provides the music with their customary flawless playing. In the accompanying exhibition, Marie-Theres Arnbom presents a new set of long-lost artefacts from past revues.

Cast

Director & Conception

Georg Wacks

Biography
Research

Marie-Theres Arnbom

Biography
Set & costume design

Stefan Fleischhacker

Biography
Player

Elena Schreiber

Biography
Player

Stefan Fleischhacker

Biography
Player

Martin Thoma

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Player

Georg Wacks

Biography
Player

Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz

Biography
Orchestra

Ensemble "Albero Verde"

Biography