Christian Ranke

Christian Ranke

Christian Ranke has translated several musicals into Norwegian including "The Witches of Eastwick", "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", "Evita" and lastly "Ragtime, the musical". In this production he also played the role of Tateh.

Other roles include the bishop of Digne/Grantaire (and understudying Javert) in "Les Misérables", Michael in the Scandinavian premiere of "The Witches of Eastwick", Gordon/the Man/ensemble in "Rent". He created the role of Sonia Henie's husband, Niels, in the all new musical about Sonja Henie’s life. "Sonja Hennie - Icequeen". Later this year he will be playing Shrek in "Shrek the musical".

Chrsistian is active on the local cultural scene, also being a part of the musical theatre group Bermuda, Baerum Musical- and Dance theatre Company. A very popular group that sometimes get used in full scale professional productions.




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Photo Flash: First Look at Reimagined PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Opening in NorwayPhotos: First Look at Reimagined PHANTOM in Norway
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As a Norwegian Production 'The Phantom of the Opera' is a triumphant success showcasing talents seldom seen on an Oslo stage.

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All new set design, all new costumes. See the first exclusive pictures from the new version of Lloyd Webber's famous musical.

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As I am greeted by 'The Phantom of the Opera' producer, Karianne Jaeger, and led up through the back stage's circular stairs the atmosphere in the theatre feels very focused and concentrated. Stagehands working to fit the stage pieces in the cramped wings, technicians are lighting the ballet dancers during 'Ill Muto.' The huge chandelier (bigger than the original) is looming in the ceiling over the stalls. 'We are in great shape,' Jaeger exclaims. 'We are in the middle of the final technical rehearsals, but we are working hard to make this great production even greater. It's all in the details.'

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September 3, 2018

Will Peer Gynt end up in the melting-pot? When Toralv Maurstad again takes to the stage as Peer Gynt, he will be playing the old Peer.

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August 16, 2018

The Norwegian production of THE BOOK OF MORMON, which just re-opened following a highly successful first season in Oslo (and later in Kristiansand), looks and feels like the original Broadway production, yet it is not a replica version in any way.

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will open in Oslo September 7, but instead of a replica of the original production the producers wanted to to bring it to norwgian audiences in a new way.

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June 12, 2018

Theatre Neuf is a nonprofit theatrical organization. It uses both professional and non-professional performers and musicians. Two of its members had the idea to produce a big musical with the aid of this organization, and they chose INTO THE WOODS, a musical regarded by many as one of the most complicated scores in the musical theatre canon.

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May 22, 2018

The nonprofit theatre organization Theater Neuf, will present the first Norwegian large scale production of INTO THE WOODS at Chatau Neuf June 07 2018

Video: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Norway Cast Sings 'Masquerade' For The First Time!Video: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Norway Cast Sings 'Masquerade' For The First Time!
May 4, 2018

Listen to the cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA assembled on stage in Folketeatret to rehears 'Masquerade' for the first time. Norway premiere September 7

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May 3, 2018

The musical adaptation of the Academy Award-winning movie, directed by Ingmar Bergman in 1982, will have its world premiere in Linz, Austria in 2020 at the Landestheater.

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May 3, 2018

The musical adaptation of the Academy Award-winning movie, directed by Ingmar Bergman in 1982, will have its world premiere in Linz, Austria in 2020 at the Landestheater.

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April 27, 2018

Scenekvelder, the Norwegian producers behind productions such as 'Les Miserables' and 'The Phantom of the Opera' will mount a new version of 'The Sound of Music' in 2019 on a grander scale than it has ever been done before in Norway

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April 20, 2018

Musical Theatre is unquestionably the most popular form of theatergoing today worldwide. Yet in Norway, granted it being a small country, have had up until just a handful new productions each year compared to our Scandinavian neighbors. But a small, yet determined, non-profit organization called Norwegian musical theatre forum (MTF) is working hard to educate both the public and the industry on why musical theatre is an art form to be taken seriously.

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March 9, 2018

The Phantom of the Opera' to finally haunt Norwegian audiences, as the musical will premiere in Oslo this fall. 'I am thrilled that we can finally bring the phantom to Norway. It has been a long period of negotiating. We have been working for five years to get the rights,' says producer Karianne Jaeger.