Resumption on 15 May 2018 in the comedy on Kurfürstendamm
In December 1997 the world premiere of Gottfried Greiffenhagen's play about the history of the legendary Comedian Harmonists took place. The ingenious arrangements of evergreens like "Wochenend und Sonnenschein" or "Mein kleine grüner Kaktus" came from Franz Wittenbrink, who was also responsible for the rehearsal of the songs. Martin Woelffer directed it.
The Trio Greiffenhagen, Wittenbrink, Woelffer together with the then newly founded Berlin Comedian Harmonists achieved a huge success: the journey through time into the 1920s and 1930s became one of the most frequently performed plays at German-speaking theatres. The absurdity of virtuosity, the stirring melodies and the nonsense of the lyrics, the playing along of body language and facial expression, the five grandiose "sound bodies" - all this makes this evening of theatre an unforgettable experience. For the Berlin Comedian Harmonists' sextet, the play was the start of an international career that took them around the world. Now the comedy at Kurfürstendamm takes the play once again into the program. After its premiere 20 years ago in the comedy on Kurfürstendamm, the press rejoiced: "Schlichtweg sensationell. Here it is - finally! "that is worthy of a metropolis and does not need to shy away from comparison." (ZITTY) The B.Z. wrote: "Whoever misses these six boys needs a damn good excuse." The FAZ noted: "The theatre is taking the live trump card. Nothing beats the lively sound. Standing ovation. Raging house."
Lars Wernecke (Buch und Regie)
Franz Wittenbrink (Arrangements)
Komödie am Kurfürstendamm im Schiller Theater