The Funtom of the Opera – Musical querbeat

Whatever you always wanted to know about musical comedies – the “Funtom” provides the answers!

A hilarious lecture

In the role of the uptight adult education center lecturer Jeremias Lehmann and his musical colleague Ms. Brückner, Thorsten Kreissig and his pianist lead the audience on a crazy trip through the dazzling world of American Broadway, with all its ups and downs. Because they don’t shy away from daring new interpretations of classics like “Puttin on the Ritz” and “Memories”, nor from the obligation of the audience to actively “participate in the course”.

The original “Mrs. Brückner” at the photo shoot for the cover of LIFE

The two cover an elegant, fast-paced range from the upscale musical cabaret of Georg Kreisler (“Poisoning Pigeons in the Parc”) to brilliant dance numbers from “Chorus Line” and “Cats”. Nevertheless, in this fireworks display there is also room to include emotional ballads like “Send in the Clowns” in a touching way.

The furious finale – with audience participation – is the unique, unauthorized short version of the “Phantom of the Opera” based on Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

Including classical music

New to this rousing repertoire are tongue-twisting classic parodies of Frédéric Chopin’s “Minute Waltz” and the “Hungarian Rhapsody” by Franz Liszt.

Kreissig, winner of the National German Musical Singing Competition in 1991, enchants and amazes the audience with his gentle humor, and at the same time proves that he has mastered the craft that he puts through the cocoa down to the last detail.
If you love musicals, you won’t be happy without Funtom. And if you haven’t liked musicals before, you’ll wonder why.

Click here for a detailed press review of the Funtom (in German.)

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