A 20s - revue is what the Studierendenwerk Freiburg wanted from its student MONDO music theater for its centenary. Despite the pandemic, a new ensemble was formed, rehearsed online, outside, wearing masks, in individual lessons and always freshly tested... And so CRASH...BANG...BOOM!!! - Let the Twenties roar! was created: A stage in the 20s, on which 18 young people sing and dance against the daily struggle for life and love. They tell partly morbid and grotesque, partly funny, but always powerful stories full of hope.
The feeling of a time when you can't hold on to anything and when the ground is pulled out from under your feet proves to be all too current. And so the feeling of the spectacular musical numbers from the 20s mixes again and again with our individual experiences today. The revue format proved to be a stroke of luck, because it is not only typical of the 1920s, but with many independent solo numbers and the integration of the medium of photography and film, it lends itself perfectly to a stage production that could also be rehearsed under pandemic conditions.
Direction: Stephanie Heine. Musical direction: Dominik Hormuth, Eva Heß
Choreography: Stefanie Hackstein, Almut Küpper, Svenja Möller, Rebecca Mary Narum, Amina Strickler, Franziska Wittig
Make-up and costume: Juliane Hollerbach
Cast: Lorena Baumann, Simeon Bentele, Lena Heß, Maria-Sophie Jenkel, Kristina Klammroth, Dominique Kölbl, Tanja Kuno, Stefanie Lorenz, Elena Meister, Janina Reus, Jennifer Schönbeck, Marie Stöfken, Amina Strickler, Mona-Sophie Weidler, Johannes Wenk, Luise Witt, Franziska Wittig.
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The "Mondo Musical Group" (as it was called then) was founded in 2007 on the occasion of the 550th anniversary of the University of Freiburg. The Studierendenwerk (SWFR) produced the musical revue "The Show" as a birthday present to the Uni. Under the direction of the theatre director Jesse Coston and the musical direction of Dominik Hormuth, "The Show" was performed by 30 students on a huge open-air stage as part of the anniversary celebrations. The success was huge and since then MONDO has been delighting Freiburg audiences with a changing student ensemble and new productions every year.
Under the direction of director Stephanie Heine, the participating students receive professional instruction in acting, dancing and singing and actively shape the creative process - from an initial play idea to the finished stage production. They contribute their own ideas and perspectives, write dialogues, select musical pieces and design the stage set. The result is music theater with a local and student connection, authentic, young and real.
Around 1800 spectators see the annual performances in the MensaBar. Imaginatively staged, they always come across as original and witty, fresh and cheeky, bubbling over with playfulness and at an astonishingly high level of singing and dancing. The shows are accompanied live by the MONDO Musical Band, which plays newly arranged hits from rock, pop and musicals as well as melodies composed especially for the play.
Previous MONDO productions:
The Show (2007), Footloose (2008), Company (2009), One Night in Schwarzwald (2010), The Rhythm Of Life (2011), "Best-of Mondo" for the fifth anniversary (2012), ENDLICH FREIburg! (2014), ENDLICH FREIburg - RELOADED! (2015), Hinterwald (2017), Café Europa (2018), Die WG (2019) and Freiburg liegt am Meer (2020).
Information on all previous Mondo productions can be found in the archive on this page.