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BWW Review: FANNY UND ALEXANDER – Original Cast Recording – Haunting Adaptation of Be Photo BWW Review: FANNY UND ALEXANDER – Original Cast Recording – Haunting Adaptation of Bergman's Classic Movie!
by Christian Ranke - June 14, 2022

Fanny & Alexander was originally slated to open a few years ago, but then the pandemic happened and put all plans on hold, but it finally opened earlier this year. I had the pleasure of witnessing a workshop in Norway back in 2018, so I was eagerly awaiting listening to the end result and it did not...
BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Det Norske Teatret – Not Totally Happily Ever After Photo BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Det Norske Teatret – Not Totally Happily Ever After
by Christian Ranke - April 05, 2022

Heidi Gjermundsen Brock gives a smashing performance as the witch in Stephen Sondheim's 'Into the Woods'. While the production is musically impressive this production is sadly underwhelming....
BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at Sarpborg Scene – 'Bares' it All and Suceeds Photo BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at Sarpborg Scene – 'Bares' it All and Suceeds
by Christian Ranke - March 17, 2022

The Full Monty is curious musical. While being essentially a raunchy comedy about six guys who decides to become strippers to escape unemployment and economical despair, it also have the potential to be deeply moving. When done right! And this new production presented in Sarpsborg has done just that...
BWW Review: SKATTEN PÅ SJØRØVERØYA at Chateu Neuf, Oslo Photo BWW Review: SKATTEN PÅ SJØRØVERØYA at Chateu Neuf, Oslo
by Christian Ranke - March 10, 2022

Swaggering pirates, X marks the spot, a chattering parrot, 'Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum'? All present in this fun but uneven production. This production of Treasure Island is funny, if not yet quite quick, clear or sufficiently frightening. This adaptation premiered last year at Kulturværste in Sta...
BWW Review: SPELET OM TRONA, SESONG 3 by Overspillteatret - Even More Deliciously Dum Photo BWW Review: SPELET OM TRONA, SESONG 3 by Overspillteatret - Even More Deliciously Dumb!
by Christian Ranke - March 02, 2022

Season two of 'Spelet om trona' came and went last year, so fast that BroadwayWorld never got to see it. But here we are in the same venue almost two years after we saw the first season which we deemed ' Deliciously Dumb'. Well, this is just as dumb and just as delicious....
BWW Review: DOLLY OG MEG at Christiania Teater – Hanne Sørvaag Gives a Truly Impressi Photo BWW Review: DOLLY OG MEG at Christiania Teater – Hanne Sørvaag Gives a Truly Impressive Power Belting Love Letter to Dolly Parton
by Christian Ranke - February 14, 2022

Dolly Parton's huge catalogue of music, and her larger than life personality got to shine on the stage at Christiania theatre last Thursday. But it was presented not by Dolly, but by one of Norway true talents. Hanne Sørvaag....
BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Chateau Neuf - Oh, What A Night! Jersey Boys Delivers, Fir Photo BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Chateau Neuf - Oh, What A Night! Jersey Boys Delivers, Firing on All Cylinders
by Christian Ranke - January 31, 2022

I fell in love with Jersey Boys when I discovered the cast recording back in 2006. That recording turned me into a fan of the group The Four Seasons which I honestly didn't know before this. Granted I knew some of the songs, but I found it fascinating that also 'my elders' didn't really know the gro...
BWW Review: HANNE KROGH IN 'LYKKEN ER Å LA DET SWINGE' – She's Still Got It After Fif Photo BWW Review: HANNE KROGH IN 'LYKKEN ER Å LA DET SWINGE' – She's Still Got It After Fifty Years!
by Christian Ranke - September 10, 2021

Hanne Krogh is one of Norway's living treasures, and whatever your opinion of her music may be you can't help but become happy when she enters the stage with that big beautiful smile of hers. That smile is contagious!...
BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Lørenskog Hus – Still Abnormally Heartbreaking Photo BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Lørenskog Hus – Still Abnormally Heartbreaking
by Christian Ranke - September 07, 2021

When 'Next to Normal' premiered in Norway back in 2010 it was the very first production to open after the original on Broadway a year and half prior. It was not a replica production, but mimicked it in a lot of ways. It had the three floor structure, endless amount of lightbulbs in the ceilings. Thi...
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Folketeatret – The Ultimate Feel-Good Show Still Shines! Photo BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Folketeatret – The Ultimate Feel-Good Show Still Shines!
by Christian Ranke - August 27, 2021

Mamma Mia is the ultimate feel-good-show! it's best to leave your cynicism at the door, forget your worries for an hour or two, and just have a great time. If you're an ABBA fan, that is. If you are not then there is little I can write to persuade you. Read no further!...
BWW Review (amateur production): BILLY ELLIOT at Lillestrøm Kultursenter – Billy is F Photo BWW Review (amateur production): BILLY ELLIOT at Lillestrøm Kultursenter – Billy is Flying High!
by Christian Ranke - August 26, 2021

The first Norwegian non-professional production of Billy Elliot is a solid piece of entertainment, and deserves to be seen by the local community. I urge parents to ask their kids to put down the smartphones, iPads and gaming devices for a few hours and go experience Billy Elliot's journey of self-d...
BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Flateby Samfunnshus - Fiddler in the Woods Photo BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Flateby Samfunnshus - Fiddler in the Woods
by Christian Ranke - August 17, 2021

There is nothing amateurish about Enebakk Musikkteater's open-air production of 'Fiddler on the Roof' by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. While some may lack experience in performing, as an ensemble they present a wholesome end-result, with a scenery that is to die for. This review is based on last y...
BWW Review: STARDUST at Chat Noir - Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen Gives Star Power on Every Photo BWW Review: STARDUST at Chat Noir - Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen Gives Star Power on Every Level
by Christian Ranke - July 04, 2021

Seeing Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen on stage is a good lesson in star power. It feels like she doesn't have to try - she just does, and she does it magnificently. Commanding the audience’s attention, never losing it during those ninety minutes of splendor....
BWW Review: SPELET OM TRONA, SESONG 1 by Overspillteatret - Deliciously Dumb! Photo BWW Review: SPELET OM TRONA, SESONG 1 by Overspillteatret - Deliciously Dumb!
by Christian Ranke - June 25, 2020

Overspillteatret (in English The Overacting Company) has put together a sixty minute version of the first season of 'Game of Thrones' in a hilarious parodic fashion. Jam packed with self-references and deliciously filthy humor....
BWW Review: CHESS at Folketeatret - Chess Pieces Finally in Place. Photo BWW Review: CHESS at Folketeatret - Chess Pieces Finally in Place.
by Christian Ranke - February 14, 2020

Just like in the game of Chess it is a big move to give this musical another try due to its uneven track record on stage. In this brand new production of CHESS many of the chess pieces finally falls into place, A lot of it due to of a simplified plot which is character driven and where the music is ...
BWW Review: SÅ SOM I HIMMELEN at Oslo Nye Teater - A Celebration of Life, Love and mu Photo BWW Review: SÅ SOM I HIMMELEN at Oslo Nye Teater - A Celebration of Life, Love and music!
by Christian Ranke - January 31, 2020

'Så som i himmelen' celebrates life, love and music, and how the music can be essential to rehabilitate what was broken into something stronger. It is also about the value fellowship between people of different social classes and backgrounds. It can make you laugh. It can make you cry. But first and...
BWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD at Chat Noir - Somewhere In Between Heaven and Earth Photo BWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD at Chat Noir - Somewhere In Between Heaven and Earth
by Christian Ranke - January 21, 2020

The almighty God has descended from heaven to reveal himself to the people (at Chat Noir) to clear up a few things. He is distraught by the manner the world has evolved since 'the launch' of the Ten Commandments and his last visit a few thousand years ago. Now he has come to speak the people (in the...