SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Comes to China Teatern
Saturday Night Fever to open at China Teatern the 17th of September
"Saturday Night Fever" will be musical this fall. With a Broadway musical based on the 1970s movie, China Theater will turn the clock back, to the breakthrough and highlights of the disco. The swung-up fashion and disco ball are self-written features. John Travolta's role is played by David Lindgren. The Danish King's grounded Italian mother is played by Suzanne Reuter, the father is played by Samuel Fröler. The disco DJ, the songy Monty is played by Andreas Lundstedt. On stage you also see Sweden's best dancers selected by Bounce choreographer Jennie Widegren. Anders Albien is responsible for directing and Swedish translation.
The musical depicts 19-year-old Tony Manero and his unrestrained but exciting path to success at the disco in Brooklyn. The show is full of Bee-Gee's biggest hits, such as Staying Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, Tragedy and More Than a Woman.
The Travolta film greatly contributed to the disco dance exploding as a youth movement in the mid-70s. Prior to the breakthrough in Melodifestivalen, David Lindgren worked as a professional dancer for several years.- Probably I'm not welcome in "Strictly Come Dancing", says David with a smile. Dancing has been a big part of my life, before pop music and acting came in.
Tony Manero is a kind-hearted 19-year-old with style and charm. His job in the paint shop gives him this week's salary, but for Tony, everything revolves around the weekend, becoming king on the dance floor. Tony wants to be the best, but many at the disco compete for a while in the limelight, under the rotating disco.
Manero's raised arm pose, which Travolta made world famous, is Tony's signature on the dance floor. The album from Saturday Night Fever is one of the world's best-selling soundtrack albums of all time. The creators of the music Bee-Gees also go to the white canvas. A biographical film is being recorded right now, in the wake of "Bohemian Rhapsody" (about Freddie Mercury) and "Rocketman" (Elton John).
Tony Manero - David Lindgren
DJ Monty - Andreas Lundstedt
Flo Manero - Suzanne Reuter
Frank Manero - Samuel Fröler
Frank Manero JR - Robert Rydberg
Stephanie - Kristina Lindgren
Anette - Lovisa Bengtsson
Bobby C - Martin Redhe Nord
Joey - Fernando "Nando" Fuentes
Gus /US Bobby C - Nils Reinholtz
JJ - Andreas Vilsmyr
Ensemble, Al, Fusco /US Frank Manero /US Frank Manero JR - Peter Gröning
Ensemble - Hanna Carlbrand
Ensemble /US Flo Manero/US Stephanie - Ulrika Ånäs
Ensemble/ US Joey - Alvaro Estrella
Ensemble /US Gus - Zain Odelstål
Ensemble /US Anette - Emilia Hallstenson
Ensemble - Marlene Lindahl
Ensemble - Victoria Peréz
Ensemble/Danskapten - Kenny Lantz
Ensemble - Daniel Gürow Lundkvist
Ensemble - Albin Lindén
Director and Swedish Translation - Anders Albien
Assistant Director- Klas Wiljergård
Choreographer - Jennie Widegren
Assistent Choreographer - Bianca Fernström
Scenography & costume design - Lehna Edwall
Mask & Wig design - Sara Klänge
Lightning design - Palle Palmé
Sound design - Oskar Johansson
Musically responsible & organizer - Jan Radesjö
Videodesign/production - Johan Larsson & Philip Sundbom
The musical Saturday Night Fever premieres on September 17 and is played throughout the fall. Tickets will be released on March 11 at: