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Paying Homage to Virginia Lane, the Mythical Star of Brazilian Revue Theater, A VEDET Photo Paying Homage to Virginia Lane, the Mythical Star of Brazilian Revue Theater, A VEDETE DO BRASIL Opens in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - March 01, 2024

Suely Franco, Flavia Monteiro and Bela Quadros star in the production that celebrates the centenary of the iconic revue theater artist Viginia Lane with direction by Claudia Netto and musical direction by Alfredo Del-Penho....

Ralph Vaughan Williams's RIDERS TO THE SEA (Homens ao Mar) Opens Theatro Sao Pedro 20 Photo Ralph Vaughan Williams's RIDERS TO THE SEA (Homens ao Mar) Opens Theatro Sao Pedro 2024 Season
by Claudio Erlichman - February 23, 2024

The opera season at Theatro Sao Pedro, will begin with the premiere of Riders to the Sea, by Vaughan Williams, considered the greatest British symphonist. With musical direction by Claudio Cruz and scenic direction by Caetano Vilela, the opera will be preceded by the instrumental work Fantasia on a ...

Promising To Be An Exciting Theatrical Experience BARBA: A BRAZILIAN BODY PERCUSSION Photo Promising To Be An Exciting Theatrical Experience BARBA: A BRAZILIAN BODY PERCUSSION MUSICAL Opens in NY
by Claudio Erlichman - February 12, 2024

Pregones Theater and R.Evolución Latina announce performances of BARBA A Brazilian Body Percussion Musical.BARBA a new Brazilian musical that explores the true story of Fernando Barba who discovers a gift for creating music using his own body as an instrument. . A music virtuoso, Barba transformed p...

Super Duper: Adapted From Mel Brooks's Cult Movie, Musical O JOVEM FRANKENSTEIN (Youn Photo Super Duper: Adapted From Mel Brooks's Cult Movie, Musical O JOVEM FRANKENSTEIN (Young Frankenstein) It's Alive! in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - January 31, 2024

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!...

Brazilian Diva Claudia Raia Portrays Iconic Painter TARSILA DO AMARAL in a New Musica Photo Brazilian Diva Claudia Raia Portrays Iconic Painter TARSILA DO AMARAL in a New Musical
by Claudio Erlichman - January 17, 2024

The show Tarsila, a Brasileira will address Tarsila's life, work and influence on Brazilian culture. With book and lyrics by Anna Toledo and Jose Possi Neto, who also directs, the production has Claudia Raia as the protagonist and producer alongside Jarbas Homem de Mello, who plays Oswald de Andrade...

Writer and LGBTQIAPN+ Activist Herbert Daniel has His Life and Times Celebrated in th Photo Writer and LGBTQIAPN+ Activist Herbert Daniel has His Life and Times Celebrated in the Musical CODINOME DANIEL
by Claudio Erlichman - January 09, 2024

With dramaturgy and direction by Ze Henrique de Paula and music by Fernanda Maia, the show tells the story of the journalist who fought for the LGBTQIAPN+ cause during the Brazilian military dictatorship....

Musical Version Of Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro's VIVA O POVO BRASILEIRO (An Invincible Memory Photo Musical Version Of Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro's VIVA O POVO BRASILEIRO (An Invincible Memory) Opens In Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - November 15, 2023

The show is a musical version of the romance Viva o Povo Brasileiro (Hail the Brazilian People, self-translated as An Invincible Memory), a masterpiece of Bahian author Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro, covering 400 years of Brazilian history, directed by Andre Paes Leme, songs by Chico Cesar and musical directi...

After 50 Years, Memorable and Important LGBTQIA+ play THE BOYS IN THE BAND – OS GAROT Photo After 50 Years, Memorable and Important LGBTQIA+ play THE BOYS IN THE BAND – OS GAROTOS DA BANDA Opens a New Production in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - October 26, 2023

After 53 years, a new production of the important LGBTQIA+ play The Boys in the Band opens in Sao Paulo, at Teatro Procopio Ferreira. Directed by Ricardo Grasson, the play stars Bruno Narchi, Caio Evangelista, Caio Paduan, Heber Gutierrez, Heitor Garcia, Julio Oliveira, Leonardo Miggiorin, Mateus Ri...

Neil LaBute's Perverse Comedy THE MONEY SHOT Opens in Brazil Photo Neil LaBute's Perverse Comedy THE MONEY SHOT Opens in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - October 21, 2023

The Money Shot is a perverse and insightful comedy that explores acid humor to create a reflection on ambition, art, status, sex in the North American entertainment industry when narrating the drama of Karen and Steve, movie stars who can no longer achieve great success on the big screen....

Using Brazilian Rhythms MUNDAREU DE MIM Talks About Love, Mourning and Longing with C Photo Using Brazilian Rhythms MUNDAREU DE MIM Talks About Love, Mourning and Longing with Carnival as a Background
by Claudio Erlichman - October 03, 2023

The show takes place during a Carnival party, common to all Brazilians. Every year, throughout Carnival and Ash Wednesday, people who have already departed from this plane - but did not die, “became homesick”, as the production explains - can once again walk among the living, in the middle of the cr...

Opera CENDRILLON (Cinderela), by Pauline Viardot, Opens at Theatro São Pedro Photo Opera CENDRILLON (Cinderela), by Pauline Viardot, Opens at Theatro São Pedro
by Claudio Erlichman - October 02, 2023

The opera will be presented in Portuguese and will feature black artists, such as soprano Marly Montoni and tenors Jean William and Mar Oliveira among the main characters; with Priscila Bomfim in the musical direction and Julianna Santos in the scenic direction. In celebration of Children's Day, the...

Starring Laila Garin, the Award-Winning Show ELIS, A MUSICAL Returns to Sao Paulo in Photo Starring Laila Garin, the Award-Winning Show ELIS, A MUSICAL Returns to Sao Paulo in a Special Edition Commemorating 10 Years
by Claudio Erlichman - October 01, 2023

Elis, A Musical will open a special 10th anniversary edition at Teatro Sergio Cardoso, in Sao Paulo, and will run until November 05th. It once again features award-winning actress Laila Garin in the role of Elis Regina and Claudio Lins as Cesar Camargo Mariano, with direction by Dennis Carvalho and ...

Hello, Gorgeous: FUNNY GIRL is Produced for the First Time in Brazil Photo Hello, Gorgeous: FUNNY GIRL is Produced for the First Time in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - September 13, 2023

Funny Girl gets a Brazilian production directed by Barchilon, starring Giulia Nadruz and Eriberto Leao as protagonists. With score by J. Styne, and lyrics by B. Merrill, the semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of comedian and Broadway star Fanny Brice, featuring her stormy relatio...

Popular Movie in the 1990s, UMA LINDA MULHER - O MUSICAL (Pretty Woman) Opens in Braz Photo Popular Movie in the 1990s, UMA LINDA MULHER - O MUSICAL (Pretty Woman) Opens in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - August 29, 2023

UMA LINDA MULHER (Pretty Woman) is based on the movie of the same name. It centers on the relationship between Vivian, a free spirited Hollywood prostitute, and Edward, a wealthy businessman. The production that arrives in Brazil for the first time has a cast of 25 singer/actors, led by the protagon...

Bringing Together a Shakespeare Classic and Songs by Cole Porter KISS ME, KATE! Opens Photo Bringing Together a Shakespeare Classic and Songs by Cole Porter KISS ME, KATE! Opens in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - August 16, 2023

Kiss Me, Kate! is a musical written by Bella and Samuel Spewack ,with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and h...

Album of the Show REVISTA BABADEIRA is Released on All Music Platforms with a Pocket- Photo Album of the Show REVISTA BABADEIRA is Released on All Music Platforms with a Pocket-show
by Claudio Erlichman - August 08, 2023

The album features eleven new songs composed by Danilo Dunas for the show of the same name, sung by drag queens....

'Electro Opera' IRON – THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK Breaks the Li-mits Between Stage and Photo 'Electro Opera' IRON – THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK Breaks the Li-mits Between Stage and Audience
by Claudio Erlichman - August 03, 2023

The audience will meet an unprecedented interactive experience. An unconventional musical, conceived and directed by Ulysses Cruz, with a libretto by Marcos Daud and music by Elton Towersey, which promotes a sensory dive into the mysterious adventure of a man whose identity has been hidden for over ...

Brazilian Production of SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL Brings a Splish Splash of Enchantment, Photo Brazilian Production of SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL Brings a Splish Splash of Enchantment, Fantasy and Current Issues
by Claudio Erlichman - August 02, 2023

SpongeBob and his incorrigible optimism have won over generations of fans for over 20 years and have taken the Broadway stage, becoming a highly successful musical with original songs by the likes of David Bowie, Cindy Lauper and Sara Bareilles, among others. Onstage, famous Nickelodeon characters w...

After Tremendous Success in Rio International Megahit MAMMA MIA! Opens in Sao Paulo Photo After Tremendous Success in Rio International Megahit MAMMA MIA! Opens in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - July 18, 2023

Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical based on songs recorded by Swedish group ABBA. The heroine of the show is Donna, who keeps a tavern on a small Greek island and plans to marry Sophie, her daughter. Trying to figure out who her father is, Sophie invites the three most likely candidates to the wedding,...

Adapted for this Day and Age, the Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ Opens in Sao Paulo Photo Adapted for this Day and Age, the Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ Opens in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - July 14, 2023

Opens at Procopio Ferreira theater, in Sao Paulo, the musical The Wizard of Oz, inspired by the literary work of L. Frank Braum, released in the year 1900. In this production of the classic, adapted for today, Miss Dorothy is played by Duda Pimenta, Danielle Winits as the Bad Witch, Sienna Belle as ...

Theatro Sao Pedro Opens Leos Janacek's THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN Photo Theatro Sao Pedro Opens Leos Janacek's THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN
by Claudio Erlichman - July 13, 2023

The opera's libretto was adapted by the composer from a 1920 serialized novella, Liška Bystrouška. For the title of the opera, Příhody means tales; lišky is the genitive of vixen. Bystroušky, still genitive, is the pun sharp, having the double meaning of pointed, like fox ears, and clever....

A Hilarious Marital Crisis is the Theme of Musical ACORDEI CANTANDO (I Woke Up Singin Photo A Hilarious Marital Crisis is the Theme of Musical ACORDEI CANTANDO (I Woke Up Singing)
by Claudio Erlichman - June 28, 2023

In Acordei Cantando an actress, at the height of her career, is married to an important lawyer who seems to have no artistic vocation. However, with the help of a hilarious oriental doctor, one day he wakes up singing! The musical was written by Ricardo Ripa, musical direction and original songs by...

Based on a Short Story by Machado De Assis, Opera O MACHETE Opens at Theatro Sao Pedr Photo Based on a Short Story by Machado De Assis, Opera O MACHETE Opens at Theatro Sao Pedro
by Claudio Erlichman - June 17, 2023

Opera by Andre Mehmari, based on a short story by Machado de Assis, opens on June 22nd. The production of Academia de Opera and Orquestra Jovem do Theatro Sao Pedro, count with musical direction by Maíra Ferreira and scenic direction by Julianna Santos. Performances are free of charge. ...

LOS HERMANOS – MUSICAL PRE-FABRICADO Opens in Sao Paulo Photo LOS HERMANOS – MUSICAL PRE-FABRICADO Opens in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - May 23, 2023

Los Hermanos, Brazilian rock band created 25 years ago wins homage in innovative show, full of reinterpretations and never seen stories, under the direction of Michel Melamed....

Mozart's O RAPTO DO SERRALHO (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) Opens at Theatro Sao Ped Photo Mozart's O RAPTO DO SERRALHO (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) Opens at Theatro Sao Pedro
by Claudio Erlichman - April 11, 2023

Opening on April 14th, this production has musical direction by Claudio Cruz, who commands the Orquestra do Theatro Sao Pedro and scenic direction by Jorge Takla. The recital on April 28, Friday, will be broadcast for free on the YouTube channel of Theatro Sao Pedro....



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