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Special recommendations for teenagers and young adults

tick, tick... BOOM!

Musical by Jonathan Larson

Songs in English language, dialogue in German language

His inner clock is ticking: At 30, others have long since achieved world fame, composed a great song or at least got married, had children and planted a tree. And Jonathan Larson? He still lives in a hovel with his best friend and hopes for a breakthrough as a musical composer. But he feels he doesn't have much time left: tick, tick... Boom! Based on the real life story of Jonathan Larson, whose rock musical Rent is one of Broadway's most successful, the musical tells a touching story of the private and professional struggles of young artists in New York. Hollywood star Andrew Garfield played the role of Jonathan Larson in the successful Netflix film based on the musical.

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West Side Story

Musical by Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim

Songs in English language with German surtitles, dialogue in German language with English surtitles

It is one of the most famous musicals of all time, telling a story that has been touching ever since Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: Two people love each other but are not allowed to be happy together. What are hostile families in Shakespeare are rival gangs in the musical West Side Story. Tony is a Jet, a member of a gang of white American youths. Maria is the sister of Bernardo, leader of the Sharks, a gang of Puerto Rican immigrants. When the two fall in love, nothing is the same. With immortal songs like "Maria", "I like to be in America" or "I feel pretty", West Side Story presents a love story that is still relevant today, set to Leonard Bernstein's world-famous music.

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Orpheus in der Unterwelt
(Orpheus in the Underworld)

Operetta by Jacques Offenbach

In German with German surtitles

How funny can operetta be today? This question is answered by Spymonkey, Britain's leading ensemble for physical comedy and modern clowning. The Volksoper ensemble also unleashes its true clown potential to entertain the audience. After all, in Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, one can laugh about dreary marriages just as much as about screwed-up gods and goddesses and a party-addicted underworld: Orpheus here is a bored music teacher and Eurydice his wife who is annoyed by him. When Eurydice goes to hell, nothing could please her husband more! Were it not for public opinion, who compels Orpheus to reclaim his wife.

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