World premiere of the musical "Schikaneder"
"Schikaneder – the turbulent love story behind the Magic Flute" is a romantic musical comedy about one of the most glittering theater couples of the 18th century - Emanuel and Eleonore Schikaneder. Their initially young, carefree love develops into a mature partnership with highs and lows, combined with jealousy, separation and rapprochement. The two of them - as they did in real life! - hugely influenced the world of theater in Vienna. Without them, one of the greatest works of operatic literature – Mozart's Magic Flute – would never have come about.
Team from Broadway and the West End
The musical celebrated its world premiere at the Raimund Theater on 30 September 2016 and sets the Viennese musical scene bubbling. True greats of the musical business worked on the project:
Winner of three Oscars, three Grammys and a Golden Globe, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocahontas, Godspell) co-wrote the music and lyrics, while Michael Kunze provide the German translation. Musical director Christian Struppeck wrote the book. Three-times Tony prize winner Sir Trevor Nunn directs the world premiere.
Cast of the musical world premiere
Performing the role of "Schikaneder" on stage at the Raimund Theater is the audience's darling Mark Seibert. He plays the extremely self-confident Emanuel Schikaneder. Seibert is very well known to audiences for his lead roles in great musical productions such as Mozart! ("Hieronymus Colloredo") and Elisabeth ("Der Tod"). His wife Eleonore is played by Milica Jovanović (Love Never Dies, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins). She is making her debut at the Raimund Theater. Other cast members include:
- "Johann Friedl": Florian Peters
- "Maria Anna Miller": Katie Hall
- "Barbara Gerl", best friend of Eleonore: Franziska Schuster
30 September 2016 - 21 June 2017
Performances in German, English subtitles
Raimund TheaterWallgasse 18-20, 1060 Wien
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Wallgasse 18-20 on left next to main entrance, double swinging door
- no steps ( Door 185 cm wide )
Parking spaces for people with disabilities
Wallgasse 18-20 on left next to main entrance
- Parking spaces for people with disabilities
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- 12 Wheelchair spaces available (stalls and orchestra, 2 seats in general circulation)
- 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 58885 until not later than 1 week before the performance for EUR 10 (for musical productions of Vereinigte Bühnen Wien) for the wheelchair seat, the escort gets a 50% discount on the respective ticket price. Visitors with disabilities receive a 50% discount upon presentation of a valid disability ID.
The Raimund Theater does not have an elevator. People with restricted walking ability should therefore choose tickets in the orchestra or stalls.
Seeing-eye dogs with muzzle and leash permitted.
- Side entrance