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, SISTER ACT and Starlight Express are filling concert halls and theatres not just in Hamburg – Germany's capital of musicals – but throughout the country.

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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Glamour, glitz, glitter – at every performance of SHOW ME, now playing at the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, around 2,000 audience members are dazzled by its opulence and quality. It's the biggest long-running show worldwide, with over 100 artists. Even Las Vegas can't compete. And there's no need to understand any German to enjoy the show to the full.

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In 1992 millions of people in cinemas around the world laughed their hearts out watching Whoopi Goldberg and her nun sisters. In the musical version we again meet Deloris the nightclub singer, who is hiding in the convent from gangsters and making the convent walls shake with her nuns' choir. Their antics have audiences at the Stage Metronom Theatre at the CentrO Oberhausen in stitches.

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Disney's Musical TARZAN takes audiences on an unforgettable jungle journey right in the centre of Stuttgart . The Apollo Theatre in Stuttgart presents the famous story of the young man who is looking for his roots and finds the love of his life, a show with spectacular lighting effects, breathtaking aerial choreography and music by Phil Collins.

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