Stadthalle sells tickets for new season

Petra Lessoing
Kaiserslautern American

***image1***Tuesday, Landstuhl’s culture and convention center, the Stadthalle, starts its sale of single tickets for performances in the new play season 2005/2006. Also available are season tickets.

“In our 10th year we put the emphasis on musical theater performances,” said Landstuhl’s Mayor Klaus Grumer during the presentation of the new play season. “We hope our audience likes the new program.”
Besides musicals, there are dance presentations, comedies, cabaret and singing performances.

The “Rocky Horror Show” is a cult musical presented by the London Musical Theatre Oct. 31. After touring 10 years in Europe and 2,000 shows, the ensemble presenting the musical will take a longer break after this season.
The musical story of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra lures visitors to the Stadthalle Nov. 14. Singers, dancers and a live orchestra present the lives of the three music legends with songs like “New York, New York,” “Strangers in the Night,” The Lady is a Tramp,” “Mr. Bojangles” and “My Way.”

The Original USA Gospel Singer and Band perform a show presenting the American gospel culture Dec. 22. During their lights and stage show they sing “Joshua Fought the Battle,” “Nobody knows,” “Go Down Moses,” “Oh Happy Day” and “Go tell it on the Mountain.”

The dance ensemble Frula from former Yugoslavia presents Gipsy Rhapsody and takes visitors on a trip through half of Europe with their dances Jan. 23.
The Original Bohemian Musicians, a German brass band, performs Feb. 4.
The transvestite cabaret Chez Nous celebrates its 30th anniversary show March 22.

Another entertaining show is “From Broadway to Las Vegas” April 7. The pre-show entertainment is 9:15 to 9:55 p.m. in the foyer before parts 1 and 2 start on the main stage. “Broadway” includes musical hits from “Grease,” “Cats,” “Lion King,” “Chicago” and “Mamma Mia.” In Parts 3 and 4 called “Las Vegas,” visitors will meet Frank Sinatra, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and Elvis Presley.

The United Dance Company, with about 15 dancers from different countries, closes out the play season April 24.
Performances start at 8 p.m.
Individual tickets range from €15.50 to €19.50.
The Stadthalle also offers a season ticket with the choice of four of six performances at reduced prices.

The ticket service office is in Stadthalle on Landstuhl’s Kaiserstrasse 39. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridyas; 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Brochures in German and English are also available. For more information and reservations, call 06371-9234-40 or e-mail