Musicals and shows

When Cats burst onto the scene as the first musical in Germany, nobody could have predicted how successful the genre would be. Today, more than 25 years later, Germany is the third-biggest market for musicals after the USA and the UK. Musicals and shows such as DISNEY'S THE LION KING, MAMMA MIA and Starlight Express are filling concert halls and theatres not just in Hamburg – Germany's capital of musicals – but throughout the country.

History's greatest love story continues. Using striking imagery, the musical LOVE NEVER DIES finally picks up from where the legendary masterpiece THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA left off to tell the continuing story of the Phantom's eternal love for Christine.

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Three potential fathers ... Two unforgettable days ... One fantastic musical! MAMMA MIA! by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus weaves ABBA's greatest hits into a feel-good, whirlwind love story: a story about having the courage to realise your dreams, a tale of love, friendship and family, and a lesson in how knowing your past can bring you happiness in the future.

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The cult film Rocky told the story of aspiring boxer Rocky Balboa and won three Oscars. Now Stage Entertainment brings this global smash-hit to the stage, together with co-producers Sylvester Stallone and Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, combining all the punch of boxing with an unforgettable musical experience.

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Three, two, one – go! Flags wave, lights blaze, helmets twinkle… the locomotive world championship is under way. The STARLIGHT EXPRESS Theatre in Bochum ramps up the speed and excitement as Rusty the steam engine, Greaseball the diesel Elvis and the train of the future Electra battle it out.

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The world première of THE MIRACLE OF BERN will also be the first show to play in Hamburg's newly built Stage Theater an der Elbe. A boat shuttle takes visitors across the Elbe from the St Pauli Piers to the theatre, unveiling a panoramic view of the Port of Hamburg and the city skyline along the way.

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The original musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Germany. With more than 130 million visitors worldwide and over 50 international awards, the world's most successful musical is showing at the Stage Metronom Theatre in Oberhausen. The imposing set pieces, splendidly detailed costumes and Andrew Lloyd Webber's world-famous songs mean that this masterpiece is an experience like no other.

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With a production budget of over 10 million euros, the highest in the 95-year history of the theatre, this production features breathtaking visuals that turn our world upside down. In this Berlin's newest Grand Show, remarkable characters, breathtaking artistry, legendary chorus lines and opulent sets are brought together on the world's largest stage. Featuring over 100 artists, THE WYLD is the most elaborate show to take place outside Vegas. Discover a truly cosmic love story. Ethereally beautiful and simply out of this world.

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