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JOHANN STRAUSS II : DIE FLEDERMAUS
 
A fully staged production accompanied by the Brooklyn Theatre Salon Ensemble.
 
Fri 21 Aug 19:00
Sun 23 Aug 15:00
Tues 25 Aug 19:00
Thurs 27 Aug 19:00
Sat 29 Aug 18:00
Sun 30 Aug 15:00
 
(Cast for this production will be announced soon!)
 

"You ought to write operettas, Herr Strauss."

So said French composer Jacques Offenbach to his Austrian counterpart, at a time when Strauss was more known for writing short-form dances. Die Fledermaus, his most famous operetta, is primarily loved for what happens before anyone sets foot on the stage: the eight-minute overture is packed full of tunes from start to finish, all of which end up appearing during the course of the action that follows.

Vienna had been captivated by Offenbach’s numerous operettas. When Strauss, one of their own, began to embrace this musical form, the public was delighted. Translating literally as ‘The Bat’, Die Fledermaus was written over a two-year period from 1873 and is entirely frivolous in nature. The plot is utterly farcical, focusing on mistaken identity, flirtation and a practical joke that has rather unforeseen consequences. Its utter accessibility – both musically and dramatically – made it a sure-fire hit, and ensured that Strauss was inspired to go on and write operetta after operetta over the next twenty-five years.

Strauss himself was at the podium for the very first performance of Die Fledermaus, which took place at the Theater an der Wien on 5 April 1874.

Tickets:

Fri 21 Aug 19:00
Sun 23 Aug 15:00
Sat 29 Aug 18:00; Sun 30 Aug 15:00

Block A (Adult) - R400   Block B (Adult) - R320
Block A (Senior 60+) - R350   Block B (Senior 60+) - R270
Children & Students(-21) pay R170  

Tues 25 Aug 19:00
Thurs 27 Aug 19:00

Block A (Adult) - R350   Block B (Adult) - R300
Block A (Senior 60+) - R300   Block B (Senior 60+) - R230
Children & Students(-21) pay R170  

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Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park

Group Bookings:

Book for 10 and more people and receive 12% discount.

School Bookings:

R170 for Children & Students (-21)
Receive 12% discount for group booking of 10 and more.
Teacher will receive 1 free ticket per 10 scholars / students booked.

Bookings essential erica@brooklyntheatre.co.za