Stadthalle offers diversified program

by Petra Lessoing
Kaiserslautern American

***image1***Landstuhl’s culture and convention center, the Stadthalle, recently started its play season 2007/2008. It features musicals, dance presentations, comedies, cabaret and singing performances.

Marcel Adam, singer and composer from Lorraine, France, presents an evening performing German and French songs at 8 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets cost €12.

“There’s Music in the Air,” a musical revue presenting the German economic miracle of the 1950s and 1960s and renowned post war songs is scheduled for Nov. 3. Tickets cost €16.50 to €20.50.

The program continues with the cult musical “Hair” Nov. 29. The development of the American hippie movement challenged the authors, James Rado and Gerome Ragni, to create this inventive documention. Tickets cost €19 to €21.

The Original USA Gospel Singers and Band stop in Landstuhl Dec. 22 during their Tour across Europe. The top singers and musicians enthused the audience of Milan’s Scala as well as the Pope in the Vatican during their Christmas concert. Tickets range from €16.50 to €20.50.

The Ballet Classique de Paris performs “Swan Lake” by Pjotr Tschaikowsky Jan. 12. Dancers take the audience to a playful and dreamy wonderland. Tickets cost €19, €21 and €23.

The Radio Broadcasting Brass Orchestra Leipzig presents a funny homage to the classic New Year’s concert of “Dinner for one” Jan. 24. Forty brass musicians perform well-known melodies from musicals and operettas. Tickets cost €21 to €23.

Oscar Javelot, known as “Lord of Pan” and his orchestra play melodies from Latino rhythms to classical and tradtitional music Feb. 22. Tickets cost €16.50 to €20.50.

Those who understand the local dialect might be interested in watching “There Goes the Bride,” a comedy originally written by Ray Cooney. The Palatinate Comedy Landstuhl ensemble performs the play Feb. 23, March 1, 8 and 20, and April 5, 6, 12, 19, 25 and 26.

The musical “Cabaret,” based on Christopher Isherwood’s novel from 1939, is presented in German, March 29. Tickets cost €19 to €23.

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra presents its repertoire with more than 200 pieces from jazz, swing and dance music of the 1920s and 1930s April 24.
“Magic of the Orient” is a belly dancing performance with Naima and her dance ensemble El Kahirah scheduled for May 10. Tickets cost €15.
All performances start at 8 p.m. except for the Sunday performances of the Palatinate comedy, which start at 4 p.m.

Besides single tickets, the Stadthalle offers season tickets with the choice of four performances and a 10 percent discount, or six performances and a 15 percent discount.

***image2***The ticket service office is in Stadthalle, Kaiserstrasse 39. Office 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 opening of Fasching season with crowning of the Fasching princess is scheduled for Nov. 17. Fasching events take place in February.

A cultural Christmas market is scheduled to take place Dec. 1 and 2.