Der Brandner Kaspar
Deutsches Theater München presents an event by Manfred Hertlein Veranstaltungs GmbH
Theater classic as a musical
Who doesn’t know the story of Brander Kaspar? Several stage versions and film adaptations are dedicated to the Bavarian national hero, and last year for the first time also a musical. Rock songs, crazy punch lines and a deep love for the Bavarian homeland: The audience was enthusiastic and the Silbersaal was sold out. Now Benjamin Sahler’s heavenly production is coming back.
Into the Bavarian world of legends
The story of how the moonshiner and gunsmith Kaspar Brandner succeeds in intoxicating the “Boandlkramer” with cherry brandy and wresting eighteen more years of life from death in a card game is part of the Bavarian identity. But composer Christian Auer and librettist Karl-Heinz Hummel have not simply packed the whole thing into wonderful songs. A dedicated grip on the Bavarian saga world brings the story to life in a completely new way.
Love for the Bavarian homeland
In heaven, many things are in a state of upheaval and almost drive Peter, the porter, to despair. Now even the reliable Boandlkramer lets himself bamboozled. The Brandner triumphs over the years of life he has gained – but will it end well? Fortunately, the Boandlkramer, with the help of the Rockadirl, the Wetterhex and the Trud, manages to make the Brandner clearly feel the limits of his age. So the Boandlkramer is finally able to persuade him to at least take a trial look at paradise. Will he stay? That remains to be seen … But one thing is certain: This Brandner Kaspar is a deeply comedic musical with wonderful songs in catchy quality and full of love for the Bavarian homeland.
Characters and their actors
Brandner Kaspar: Armin Stockerer/Ferdl Dörfler
Boandlkramer: Tanja Maria Froidl
Portner/Pfarrer: Michael A. Grimm, Hans-Jürgen Stockerl
Franz: Richard Peter
Ambra/Hexe Rockadirl: Christina Reuter
Wetterhex: Angelika Erlacher
Trud: Marina Igelspacher
Hackbrett: Maria Schöttl/Lisa Schöttl
Director: Benjamin Sahler
Composition/Musical Direction: Christian Auer
Book/Song Lyrics: Karl-Heinz Hummel
Choreography: Stefanie Gröning
Fotos © Susanne Brill