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WE ARE MUSICAL: Big musical festival to kick off the season at the Ronacher
Saturday, September 30, 12:30 - 17:00 pm

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On 30 September 2023 the Ronacher opens its doors! Just in time for the start of the season, Vereinigte Bühnen Wien is once again hosting the big musical festival WE ARE MUSICAL, this time in and around the musical theatre in the 1st district. Visitors can expect an exciting afternoon in the historic house with glimpses behind the scenes. In addition to the first exclusive excerpts from the brand new VBW production ROCK ME AMADEUS - THE FALCO MUSICAL, guests can look forward to many other great programme items from the world of theatre.

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This year, the VBW Musicalfest received an Eco-Event rating (ÖkoEvent), which identifies sustainable events as such. Compliance with the associated criteria, such as a reusable system and predominantly regional and sustainable catering, leads to a lower environmental impact and makes an important contribution to waste avoidance and resource conservation.

 

Open-air stage with a great programme

One week before the big gala premiere, the audience will get to see the first exclusive excerpts from ROCK ME AMADEUS - THE FALCO MUSICAL on the stage of the Ronacher. As a further highlight, musical stars will perform great musical hits on the open-air stage. The audience can also look forward to a musical dance and musical sing-along. Once again, Robert Steiner and the popular rat "Rolf Rüdiger" will be the presenters. For all younger visitors, there is also the musical corner of VBW Junges Musical. Here children are invited to do puzzles and handicrafts.

 

Dance workshops, face painting for children & exciting insights into everyday theatre life.

In addition to the musical programme, there are dance workshops for young and all organised by the cultural mediator VBW JUNGES MUSICAL. There is the opportunity to rehearse well-known musical choreographies. In addition, visitors can look over the shoulders of the VBW staff in their daily work and get to know the VBW orchestra better. Of course, there will be the popular face painting for children at the Musicalfest again this year.

 

Souvenir flea market & food truck

For all musical lovers big and small, there will also be a large souvenir flea market with great items from past productions. A food truck in front of the Ronacher will spoil visitors with a variety of delicious dishes.

 

 

In case of bad weather, please have a look at our website for more information.
 

 

 

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Program

Subject to change!

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Note: "print@home" tickets do not have to be printed out, but can be presented directly on the mobile device at the entrance.

Open Air Stage From 12:45 pm | Location: Himmelpfortgasse | Free admission

12:45 PM

OPENING

 

1:15 PM | 2:30 PM | 3:45 PM

LIVE ACTS

On the open-air stage our stars will perform the most beautiful VBW musical songs and create an unforgettable atmosphere. Once again, Robert Steiner and the popular rat "Rolf Rüdiger" will be the presenters.

Duration: approx. 30 minutes

 

1:45 PM Sing-along | 3:00 PM Dance-along

MUSICAL TO JOIN IN

Sing along to well-known musical songs and learn some lively choreography. Just join in and dance along - musical fun for everyone!

Duration: approx. 15 minutes

 

Musical Corner From 12:30 PM | Location: Ronacher basement | Free admission

For the younger ones there is a music corner where they can do puzzles and crafts.

 

Location: Ronacher basement (access via Rondo)

No counting cards necessary

Face painting for kids From 12:30 PM EVERY 15 MINUTES | Location: WINTERGARDEN

Make-up fun for the little ones with the VBW make-up artists.

Location: Break room WINTERGARDEN on the 2nd floor 
Duration: 15 minutes
Ticket for 1 child (incl. 1 accompanying person)
Suitable for wheelchair users
Access Himmelpfortgasse 25


Admission only with counting card
Max. 2 tickets per booking. Remaining tickets at the information desk.

 

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Dance Workshop 12:30 pm | 1:30 pm | 2:30 pm | 3:30 pm | 4:30 pm | Location: Ballet Hall

Dance workshops of the cultural mediation VBW JUNGES MUSICAL for children, young people and adults.

Rehearsal of well-known musical choreographies.

 

1:30 pm: 7 - 10 years
Ticket for children (incl. 1 accompanying person)
3:30 pm: 11 - 14 years
12:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm: 15 years and older


Location: Ballet hall
Duration: 35 - 40 minutes
Meeting point: 10 minutes before the workshop starts (Portier Schellinggasse 4)
Suitable for wheelchair users

Admission only with counting card
Max. 2 tickets per booking. Remaining tickets at the information desk.

 

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Making of 12:30 PM | 1:15 PM | 2:40 PM | 3:55 PM | LOCATION: 1. Rang Pausenraum

Hear the exciting stories of the making of REBECCA and ROCK ME AMADEUS - THE FALCO MUSICAL.


Location: 1. Rang Pausenraum
Duration: approx. 30 minutes 
Meeting point: 10 minutes before the start Himmelpfortgasse (behind the open-air stage)
Suitable for wheelchair users

Admission only with counting card
Max. 2 tickets per booking. Remaining tickets at the information desk.

 

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Workshop talk 12:30 PM | 1:20 PM | 2:10 PM | 3:00 PM | 3:50 PM | Location: 2. Rang Rondo

Visitors can look over the shoulders of the VBW staff as they go about their daily work. From knotting wigs and making props to exciting stories from theatre life.


Location: 2. Rang Rondo
Duration: 30 - 35 minutes 
Meeting point: 10 minutes before the start at the Himmelpfortgasse behind the open-air stage
Suitable for wheelchair users

Admission only with counting card
Max. 2 tickets per booking. Remaining tickets at the information desk.

 

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Swing That Music 1:00 pm | 1:45 pm | 3:00 pm | 3:45 pm | 4:30 pm | Location: Rehearsal stage

Three musicians from the Orchestra of Vereinigte Bühnen Wien invite you on a journey into the world of jazz and present music from the "Great American Songbook", which also includes many hits from classical musicals.

Martin Breinschmid - vibraphone, drums
Michael Hintersteininger - guitar
Maximilian Ranzinger - bass


Location: Rehearsal stage
Duration: 25 - 30 minutes
Meeting point: 10 minutes before the workshop starts (Portier Schellinggasse 4)
Suitable for wheelchair users

Admission only with counting card
Max. 2 tickets per booking. Remaining tickets at the information desk.

 

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Sneak Preview 2:00 PM | 3:15 PM | 4:30 PM | LOCATION: AUDITORIUM

See the first exclusive scene excerpts from the latest VBW production ROCK ME AMADEUS - THE FALCO MUSICAL before the world premiere on 07 October 2023.

Location: Auditorium
Duration: approx. 30 minutes
Admission: approx. 30 minutes before the start of the Sneak Preview
Admission with ticket only - Remaining tickets available on site at the information desk

If you need a wheelchair space, please contact sales@vbw.at.

 

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Information

Tickets for our workshops and sneak previews are already fully booked. However, as it often happens that tickets are not used and returned, there is also the possibility of obtaining a few remaining tickets on site at the information desk on 30 September. We ask for your understanding that these tickets will be allocated in the order in which they are received ("First come, first served").

 

It's definitely worth coming along: musical stars will perform great musical hits on the open-air stage and you can test your own talents at the Musical Dance & Musical Sing-Along. Once again, Robert Steiner and the popular rat "Rolf Rüdiger" will be the presenters. For all younger visitors there is also the musical corner of VBW Junges Musical. Here the children are invited to do puzzles and handicrafts.

 
We look forward to seeing you at the Musicalfest!

 

 

All persons entering the Musicalfest grounds are advised that our photo and video team will be taking photographs and video recordings in the area of the grounds. This footage will be used for both news coverage and promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be filmed or photographed, please let our photo and video team know.

 

Current Shows

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  • REBECCA 23/24 640x640 EN © Vereinigte Bühnen Wien

    Musical

    REBECCA

    Due to the great success, extended until January 2024!

    Premiere: Thursday, 22.09.2022 - 7:30 pm

    Duration: ~ 2:40h

    The romantic love story at Manderley gradually develops into a gripping thriller with plenty of intrigue and dark surprises. Breathtakingly staged, with magnificent sets, poignant melodies, a unique, large live orchestra and amazing special effects, REBECCA is a musical experience in a class of its own that you definitely don't want to miss.

  • Rock Me Amadeus 640x640 © VBW

    Musical

    ROCK ME AMADEUS – THE FALCO MUSICAL

    World premiere on 07 October 2023 at the Ronacher

    Premiere: Saturday, 07.10.2023 - 7:30 pm

    He was a superstar - he was popular. The latest VBW in-house production tells the exciting and moving story of the young Viennese musician Hans Hölzel and his rise to world stardom in a spectacular and at the same time touching new musical created especially for Vienna by top international creatives. Embark on a unique journey through emotions, successes, escapades and the ever-recurring brokenness of the "Falcon", which promises deep insights into his innermost being.

  • Das Phantom der Oper © CML

    Musical

    THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece from March 2024 at the Raimund Theater

    Premiere: Friday, 15.03.2024 - 7:30 pm

    After Vereinigte Bühnen Wien’s great success with CATS, VBW is bringing one of the most famous musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, back to Vienna. Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will be brought to the Raimund Theater in spring 2024 by Artistic Director Christian Struppeck, for the first time in German-speaking countries.