Christian Ranke

Christian Ranke

Christian Ranke has translated several musicals into Norwegian including THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, EVITA and recently RAGTIME. In this production he also portrayed the role of Tateh, for which he was nominated for a Regional BroadwayWorld Award.

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, the title role in SHREK! THE MUSICAL and Professor Callahn in LEGALLY BLONDE.




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BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Sarpsborg SceneBWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Sarpsborg Scene
Posted: Mar. 4, 2019


BWW Review: DAVID BOWIE'S LAZARUS at Det Norske Teatret - Transfixing Moments of Pure Bowie!BWW Review: DAVID BOWIE'S LAZARUS at Det Norske Teatret - Transfixing Moments of Pure Bowie!
Posted: May. 11, 2019


BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Det Norske Teatret - Highly Imaginative Musical With Strong, Solid Performances.BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Det Norske Teatret - Highly Imaginative Musical With Strong, Solid Performances.
Posted: Nov. 11, 2019


BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Ullensaker Kulturhus - The second coming...almostBWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Ullensaker Kulturhus - The second coming...almost
Posted: May. 13, 2019


BWW Previews: Norwegian Play CRYING HANDS About The Deaf During Holocaust Will Tour US And Canada In MarchBWW Previews: Norwegian Play CRYING HANDS About The Deaf During Holocaust Will Tour US And Canada In March
Posted: Feb. 21, 2019


BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Chateau Neuf, Oslo
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.

INTO THE WOODS Will Premiere in Oslo June 2018
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!
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

Norwegian musical adaptation of Bergman's FANNY AND ALEXANDER to open in Linz, Austria in 2020
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.

Musical adaptation of Bergman's FANNY AND ALEXANDER to open in Linz, Austria in 2020
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.

Norwegian hills will be alive again with THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Folketeatret in 2019
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

BOOK OF MORMON Cleans Up at Norwegian Musical Theatre Awards
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.

BWW Around the world: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to premiere in Norway this fall
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.



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