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Tom Sawyer

Kurt Weil
Children’s Opera in Two Acts [1950/2020]
Arranged by Kai Tietje
Text by John von Düffel
In a director’s version by Tobias Ribitzki
Mark Twain’s classic children’s book about friendship, wild adventures, growing up and first tender love, with music by the exiled American, Kurt Weill. Exciting musical theatre—and not only for the youngest!

Tom Sawyer enjoys a carefree life with his Aunt Polly in a small town on the Mississippi, although he time and time again makes her life difficult with his pranks. But when he and his friend Huckleberry Finn accidentally witness a murder one night, a shadow falls upon their carefree existence. And when Tom and his friend Becky get lost in a cave during an excursion, it really is a matter of life and death. Then, the outsider Huckleberry Finn surprises everyone with his courage and determination.

Based on five songs that Kurt Weill sketched for a musical based on Mark Twain’s original, shortly before his premature death, and using other songs written after his emigration to the United States, Kai Tietje, Tobias Ribitzki and John von Düffel have created a new Musical Theatre piece. Echoing the American tone of the original, it brings special childhood moments to the stage in episodic scenes.

Director Tobias Ribitzki tells this story with a rainbow of images that are as simple as they are impressive, leaving plenty of room for the audience’s own imagination.

By the way
Anyone who likes Kurt Weill’s music will love Tom Sawyer. These little-known songs are among the best this composer has created for the stage.
6 years and older
German
KOBCosi
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Selected Performance: 2775
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Tom Sawyer
Sat, 18. Feb 2023
16:00
Komische Oper Berlin
World Premiere
Crew
Musikalische Leitung
Kai Tietje
Inszenierung
Tobias Ribitzki
Bühnenbild und Kostüme
Stefan Rieckhoff
Dramaturgie
Katie Campbell, Johanna Wall
Kinderchor
Dagmar Fiebach
Licht
Olaf Freese
Cast
Tom Sawyer
Tom Schimon
Huckleberry Finn
Michael Heller
Ben
N.N.
Becky Thatcher
Amy Lawrence
Elisabeth Wrede
Alfred Temple
Tante Polly
N.N.
Killer-Joe
Muff Potter/M.Twain
Kinderchor und Komparserie der Komischen Oper Berlin, Es spielt das Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin.

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