The American love story of Danny and Sandy
Musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Premiere on September 28, 1994 at the Raimund Theater
Last performance on June 30, 1995
265 performances with around 300,000 visitors
An American high school late fifties. Danny meets Sandy, they go through a typical teenage love story; With his velvet voice, Vince Fontaine is the littlest marker of all school balls. Miss Lynch, the teacher, keeps things in order via the school speakers. Kenickie has a girl with Rizzo to steal cars from, and Patty, the cheerleader, gives Sandy reason to be jealous. Then there are Freddy, Jan and the clumsy Eugene, the "Burgers" and the "Dukes" fights in car raiding areas and on the baseball field, the "Pink Ladies" dance and sing at pajama parties until Sandy finally gets the right hairstyle and leaves the dream world of "Rydell High" with Danny hand in hand.
The Leading Team:
Directed by Michael Schottenberg
Choreography: Dennis Callahan
Stage design: Walter Schwab
Costumes: Franz Blumauer
Light: Kurt Schöny
Sound: Erich Dorfinger
The Premiere Cast:
Sandy: Susanne Eisenkolb
Rizzo: Pia Douwes
Frenchy: Tanja Meier
Marty: Anja Mattner
Jan: Marny Bergerhoff
Patty: Julia Christina
Cha-Cha: Anne Mandrella
Miss Lynch: Beatrice Frey
Danny: Andreas Bieber
Kenickie: Brian Carmack
Doody: Eric Minsk
Roger: Franc Tima
Sonny: Jochen Schmidtke
Eugene: Jens Janke
Johnny Casino: Marcello de Nardo
Vince Fontaine: Dean Welterlen
High School Hoppers:
Isabell Classen, Marion Hägele, Christa Helige, Susa Meyer, Ariane Swoboda, Caroline Vasicek, Duncan Anepool, Bernie Blanks, Arthuer Büscher, Patrick Kästli, Marco Krämer, Axel Olzinger
Jutta Ellinger, Petra Kreuzer, Alexander Balga, Christian Tschinder
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In Concert | Open Air in the grand forecourt of Schönbrunn Palace
Premiere: Thursday, 30.06.2022
Duration: ~ 2:30h
The VBW’s internationally successful production ELISABETH, penned by the crack team of Michael Kunze & Sylvester Levay, will be performed from the 30th of June to the 2nd of July 2022 as an exceptional concert experience in the grand forecourt of Schönbrunn Palace.
The famous historical setting provides a unique and dignified backdrop for the concert version of the musical, which tells the dramatic and moving story of the life, loves and tribulations of Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
Finally back in Vienna from September 2022
Premiere: Thursday, 22.09.2022 - 7:30 pm
The romantic love story at Manderley Castle 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.
From October 2022 for the first time in Vienna
Premiere: Saturday, 08.10.2022 - 7:30 pm
Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME promises an extraordinary and highly moving musical experience for young and old with all the unforgettable songs of the world-famous film. This impressive musical adaptation captivates not only with its Oscar-nominated, opulent music featuring large church choirs, but also with Scott Schwartz's lavish and powerful staging. Experience the successful play after many international productions, including in the USA, Berlin and Tokyo, now finally for the first time in Vienna at the Ronacher.