Landstuhl’s play season starts soon

Petra Lessoing
Kaiserslautern American

***image1***Sept. 5, Landstuhl’s culture and convention center, the Stadthalle,
starts its sale of single and season tickets for performances in the
new play season 2006/2007.

“The Stadthalle opened in 1996 and ever since there was music, singing,
dancing, celebrating, displays and official receptions,” said Landstuhl
Mayor Klaus Grumer. “A colorful spectrum of events has been offered to
our audience.”

Again, the new program presents musicals, dance presentations, comedies, cabaret and singing performances.

Women in Rock Revue and the Radio City Band start the new season Sept.
28. Five female singers, eight musicians and one emcee present a music
revue documenting  female rock and pop stars of the last decades
such as Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Cher and
others. Tickets cost €16.50 to €20.50.

“Rent,” a musical based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Bohème” is being
performed Oct. 16. The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is
the story of two artists living in New York and experiencing poverty,
drugs, homosexuality, music and love. Tickets range from €19 to €23.

***image2***The musical story of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Frank Sinatra
takes visitors on a time trip Nov. 1. Singers, dancers and a live
orchestra present the lives of the three music legends with songs like
“Volare,” “New York, New York,” “Strangers in the Night,” “The Lady is
a Tramp,” “Mr. Bojangles” and
“My Way.” Tickets cost €16.50, €18.50 and €20.50.

The Ballet of the Kiev Music Theater performs “The Nutcracker” with
music by Peter Tschaikovsky Nov. 28. This fairy tale ballet shows the
metamorphosis of a wooden nutcracker into a beautiful prince. Tickets
cost €19 to €23.

The Original USA Gospel Singers and Band perform a show presenting the
American gospel culture Jan. 8. During their light and stage show, they
“Joshua Fit the Battle,” “Nobody knows,” “Go Down Moses,” “Oh Happy
Day” and “Go tell it on the Mountain.” Tickets range from €16.50 to

“Swinging St. Pauli” is a German musical about young people meeting
secretly in a bar in 1941 to play their swing music, which at that time
was forbidden. The show can be seen Feb. 13. Tickets cost €16.50 to

“Las Vegas Starlight” is a show demonstrating Las Vegas in the 1950s
and 1960s in part I, and Las Vegas today in part II March 3. Musicians
welcome the audience in the foyer with pre-show entertainment. Tickets
cost €16.50, €18.50 and €20.50.

“Mystic Worlds – The Return of the Shaolin” is a kung fu show about the
Shaolin monks and the mystic secrets of Qi Gong March 23. Tickets cost
€19 to €23.

Performances start at 8 p.m.

The Stadthalle also offers season tickets with the choice of four
performances and a 10 percent price reduction, or six performances and
a 15 percent reduction.

The ticket service office is in Stadthalle, Kaiserstrasse 39. Opening
hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 3 to 6
p.m. Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. For more information and
reservations, call 06371-9234-44 or e-mail

The Stadthalle also presents other events organized by local clubs and
associations. The Friends of Painting display their annual exhibition
Sept. 16 and 17.

The Unnerhaus Jazzband presents 20 years of jazz gala 8 p.m. Oct. 21.
The opening of Fasching season with crowning of the Fasching princess
is scheduled for Nov. 17. Fasching events will include dances,
masquerade balls and funny speeches in February.