Rock Me Amadeus - Falco-Musical

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Rock Me Amadeus - The Falco Musical

Big musical news from Vienna: the new Falco musical is coming to the Ronacher Theater this fall. The latest creation of the Vereinigten Bühnen Wien tells the exciting story of the young Viennese musician Hans Hölzel and his journey to becoming the global star “Falco”.

Rock Me Amadeus - The Falco Musical is an homage to this exceptional Austrian artist and and pays tribute to Falco as an artist and a human being. Alongside Falco’s greatest hits, audiences can look forward to an exciting journey filled with emotions, successes and entertaining antics. The show offers glimpses into his innermost being and is full of recurring turmoil.

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Rock Me Amadeus - The Falco Musical

Big hits and new songs

The spectacle captivates with an impressive stage show, thrilling choreographies, dazzling costumes and an elaborate set. Falco’s unforgettable music is unsurprisingly front and center: In addition to his greatest hits, the show also features four brand new songs composed exclusively for the show by Falco’s original songwriters Ferdi Bolland and Rob Bolland. The pair were also creative advisors to the musical production, as was the legendary music producer Markus Spiegel - the man who discovered Falco, and Falco’s friend and confidant for many years.

Surprising cast

There is a lot of excitement surrounding the show’s newcomer leading man: Moritz Mausser, a Viennese born and bred, plays Hans/Falco. The role of Falco Alter Ego - Falco’s inner demon - is played by musical star Alex Melcher (We Will Rock You, Jesus Christ Superstar). Actor and singer Andreas Lichtenberger (I’ve Never Been to New York) plays Falco’s manager, Horst. Katharina Gorgi (I am from Austria, The Sound of Music) will depict Hans’ wife, Isabella. Hans’ mother, Maria, will be depicted by Tania Golden (Mozart!, Mary Poppins). Other roles will be played by Franz Frickel, Simon Stockinger and Martin Enenkel.

Scene at Jeanny's Bar
© VBW/Deen van Meer

Falco the superstar

Hans Hölzel’s career began in Vienna’s underground clubs during the 1980s. The character of Falco that he created for himself, his unforgettable songs and his eccentric and charismatic personality made him famous the world over in no time at all.

With more than 60 million records sold, numerous number 1 hits and songs in the charts of 27 countries, Falco is still considered one of Europe’s most successful pop stars. His 1985 pop-rap hit Rock Me Amadeus was the first and so far only German-language song to reach the top both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the British singles charts. The lyrics from that song read like a description of his character “Falco”:

Er war Superstar
Er war populär
Er war so exaltiert
Because er hatte Flair …

© VBW / Rupert Steiner

Rock me Amadeus - The Falco Musical

from 10.07.2023 (summer break from June 24 to Sept. 13, 2024)
Musical in German with English surtitles
Minimum recommended age: 10 years and older Vienna City Card


Seilerstätte 9
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -25%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Discount valid for in-house musical productions by Vereinigte Bühnen Wien. In categories A to D (box offices, pavilion next to the State Opera, Tourist Info Vienna). Vienna Ticket Call Center: +43 1 588 85 111 and at

  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • (Automatic sliding doors 185 cm wide)
    • Car parks Side entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Seilerstätte 9 left of main entrance, signed accordingly
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 10 Wheelchair spaces available (ground floor, 2 places in regular sales)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair seat can be booked at the daytime box office of the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien and by telephone from WIEN-TICKET on Tel. +43 1 588 85 until not later than 1 week before the performance for EUR 10 (for musical productions of Vereinigte Bühnen Wien) for the wheelchair seat, the companion gets a 50% discount on the respective ticket price. Visitors with disabilities receive a 50% discount upon presentation of a valid disability ID.

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      Seeing-eye dogs with muzzle and leash permitted.

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