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Musicals on the amateur stage

Annual meeting of the German musical archive on March 9-10, 2018

Freiburg, Feb 26, 2018

Musicals on the amateur stage

Mondo, the music theater group of the Studierendenwerk Freiburg, has developed the piece “Café Europa” by itself for the 2017/18 season. Photo: Rahel Locher/Studierendenwerk Freiburg-Schwarzwald

The premiere of CATS on April 18, 1986 in Hamburg marks the beginning of a new German musical culture. As a result musical productions by amateur ensembles have flooded the amateur stage: Broadway and West End hits, special children’s youth and school musicals as well as a growing number of creative house productions. The annual meeting 2018 of friends and patrons of the German musical archive will take a closer look at the phenomenon “Musicals on the amateur stage”: Among other things, it addresses the origins of culture and social history and reports from the field under which conditions amateur cultural musical productions can succeed.