USA Premiere of the "WestEndOpera"
- the authentic HipHop-Musical from Munich
The New York International Fringe Festival
A production of The Present Company
August 16 th - 27 th
All Tickets: $ 12
In New York: (212)420-8877
Outside New York: 1-888-FringeNYC
August 24 th - 27 th: Directly from Munich, we proudly present
the WestEnd Opera, the world´s first musical based on the culture
WestEndOpera - The authentic "HipHopera" from Munich is produced and
performed by a multi-ethnical cast aged 18 to 28 years. Based on the culture
of HipHop, unified by the goal to bring their own life on stage, the powerful,
deep and motivating musical was celebrated in Europe. Their ways of expression:
German rap and soul songs, streetdance, breakdance, modern dance, show
fight, live video animation and a vibrancy that is as young and fresh as
the youth of the ´90 ies.
original with subtitles
hit the nerve
" ... Respect for this achievement! 20 minutes of standing ovations
after the premiere. The audiance cried out of enthusiasm. ... Everybody,
who is willing to listen to what young people have to say, to understand
their longings, left the venue with a tapping heart. "Authentic" is a word
that mostly lies, here it says the truth. ...."
Jochen Temsch, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, München, 18.June 1999
kids from the street
"... They worked on a real opera, with arias and duets, choir and ballet
- in the HipHop- sound of their generation. ...."
Der Spiegel, Germany, 21.June 1999
the desire to experience the street-live on stage
" .... a heighspeed performance, ... grooving rhytm, .... a musical
near to Broadway than to Brooklyn. Respect! .... "
Stefan Hentz, Die Welt, Hamburg, 3.December 1999