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Exhibition: 150th Anniversary of the Gärtnerplatztheater

“For the Pleasure and Prosperity of the People” was the adopted inaugural slogan on the opening of the Munich Gärtnerplatztheater in 1865, and it has retained its strong commitment to the people ever since. No other theatre in the city has developed such a close relationship with its audience. As a long-awaited popular theater for Munich’s citizens from its inception, the repertoire has undergone constant change over the last 150 years: from burlesque and rustic comedy, through operettas and musicals, to ballet and contemporary opera. This broad stylistic spectrum is reflected in the eventful history of the Gärtnerplatztheater, in which such diverse characters as Eleonora Duse and Johannes Heesters, as well as Adolf Hitler and Karl Valentin, have played a major role. Against this background, curators and authors have recreated a vibrant piece of theatrical history and a richly illustrated biography for the theatre’s 150th anniversary.

More info (German only)

From 16 January 2016 to 10 April 2016
German Theatre Museum, Munich (DE)
Curator:  Stefan Frey

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