Johan Osuldsen - The Face Of Cultural Versatility
by Christian Ranke - July 05, 2019, Norway
It is very difficult to tag Johan Osuldsen under one banner. He started out as a dancer and performer, spanning over several decades. Later he became known as a choreographer and director and subsequently directed for television. He is also a composer as well as translator of several musicals (inclu...
BroadwayWorld Award Winner - Charlotte Brænna
by Christian Ranke - March 07, 2019, Norway
Charlotte Braenna played Lucille Frank in the Scandinavian Premiere production of Jason Robert Brown's PARADE, just out of school. She has since starred in many musicals such as Kathy Selden in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Mother in BILLY ELLIOT and MARY POPPINS at Folketeatret. Recently she played Sandy in...
BWW Feature: THE BOOK OF MORMON Guys Are Gender-Reversing in Broadway Backwards-style
by Christian Ranke - February 05, 2019, Norway
an homage to the likes of Broadway Backwards and Miscast, appropriately named (Wo)Man up. It has been such a big success they have already done it three incarnations at various dates. The show last November was packed to the rafters, so I would advice Det Norske Teatret to maybe consider doing the f...
Espen Grjotheim: NORWAY'S PHANTOM UNMASKED
by Christian Ranke - January 31, 2019, Norway
On the Norwegian musical theatre scene he has originated roles such as Sky in Mamma Mia and Galileo in We Will Rock You, as well as playing Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Karl Oskar in Kristina and Freddy in Chess. Currently he is playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera for which he rece...
Interview: Set designer Andrew Riley on reimagining PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Christian Ranke - November 08, 2018, Norway
The new 'reimagined' production of 'The Phantom of the Opera' is currently playing to packed houses at Folketeatret in Norway. Many aspects of that production has been getting a lot of notification in the press, both locally and internationally. One aspect has been getting a lot of raves among phant...
When Dreams Come True! 23 Year Old Graduate Had a Dream She Joined The PHANTOM ensemble. Six Months Later She is playing Christine Daae
by Christian Ranke - October 30, 2018, Norway
The opening premise of 'The Phantom of the Opera' is all too familiar. The leading lady can't go on, and a chorus girl has to step in and save the performance with close to no time to prepare or rehearse, but her debut is a triumphant success. This scenario actually became a reality at Folketeatret,...
Producer Karianne Jaeger - The Journey of Creating An All New PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Christian Ranke - September 05, 2018, Norway
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...
VIDEO: Interviews and behind the scenes THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Oslo
by Christian Ranke - August 08, 2018, Norway
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....