“Dällebach Kari” – The Musical – Production Blog

News and background stories regarding “Dällebach Kari” – The Musical.


I’m very proud to announce that our musical “Dällebach Kari” has won this year’s Prix Walo as best musical and theatre production. Also, Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart, who played the Dällebach Kari in Thun and Zurich has won the prize in the category “Best Actor”. I’m really proud of what we achieved and about the great reception for our musical. The “Prix Walo” is the most important...

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On March 17th, our musical “Dällebach Kari” had its premiere in Theater 11 in Zurich where it will be shown 8 times a week from March 17 till April 10th. We had to manage a challenging transition from the big open air stage into a indoor theatre. I’m very proud of how well the show turned out and the reactions of the audiences and press confirm that our musical not only works well with the impressive nature...

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After the live recording CD of the original cast of our musical “Dällebach Kari” has been available for a few weeks and made a chart entry in the Swiss Album charts already, I’d like to present a few excerpts from this CD here. If you want to buy the CD, you can do so at Weltbild, exlibris or the know mp3 stores like amazon, Napster or itunes. Was wird us mir? The first song Dällebach sings which covers his...

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I’m very proud to announce that our Musical “Dällebach Kari” was this year’s big winner of the “Goldene imScheinwerfer”, winning in 4 out of 8 categories. It won the awards as “Best Musical”, “Best World Premiere”, “Best Main Actress” and “Best Musical Stage”. The winners of these prizes have been determined by the results of a voting by the audience...

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Finally, after a long wait and lots of issues that needed to be sort out, the original cast CD of “Dällebach Kari – das Musical” is in stores today and can be bought, streamed and/or downloaded on itunes, Napster, amazon etc. so make sure to get your copy!   Also, we are very proud that our musical has been nominated 8 times for the Swiss theatre and musical prize “Goldener Scheinwerfer”. To vote for...

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On August 28th we had the last show of “Dällebach Kari – das Musical” at the Thuner Seespiele which was of course a very sad moment for everybody as we all enjoyed the show so much and had so much fun during the last weeks. But apart from having the last show in Thun, there is no reason at all to be sad. With over 76,000 sold tickets, we set a new record for the Thuner Seespiele. No production since the show started...

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Half of the shows of Dällebach Kari – Das Musical are played already and the show seems to become the biggest success for the Thuner Seespiele ever. Never before at this time, so many tickets have been sold (more than 70,000 so far) for any show. Every show gets standing ovations and the audiences reactions are just amazing. We’re all very pleased about how this musical is embraced by the audience and the good news are:...

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After the first few Shows of “Dällebach Kari – das Musical” the reception by the press and audience is phenomenal and more than we ever could have expected. (the music department of the show: from left to right: Moritz Schneider, Michael Reed, Robert Emery and me)   Below some quotes from reviews: A Triumph of Swissness: from the red firm over the lake to the Bern March on the stage, everything fits together in...

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On July 14th we were supposed to have the premiere of “Dällebach Kari – Das Musical”, however due to bad weather forecast, the premiere was moved to Monday, July 19th. Regular shows started on July 15th so we’ve had 3 shows so far but no premiere yet :) I’ve been (except for some interruptions for Prague, London and Leipzig) in Switzerland for 4 weeks now, being at rehearsals and watching the show grow...

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On Saturday, a big part of the cast of “Dällebach Kari – das Musical” was guest in Switzerland’s biggest Saturday evening TV Show called “Benissimo” and performed 7 minutes of music from the musical fully dressed in their costumes. Everybody did a great job at this, showcasing a bit of how the musical will feel. A big thanks to everybody who was involved! You can have a look at the performance...

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A few days ago, Moritz joined the show Swissmade on Swiss Radio DRS1 to give an interview about our upcoming musical “Dällebach Kari”. During the 20 minute Interview, several of our songs were played as well as Moritz and Raquel Rodo, singer of the Radio Versions giving a bit of insight into the development of the Musical. You can listen to the interview below, but you should be able to understand Swiss German :) Audio...

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After quite some time another update regarding Dällebach Kari – The Musical. The show is on its way and it looks like it’s going to be a very successful year for the Thuner Seespiele as half of the more  than 70000 tickets for the show are currently sold already (3,5 months before the first show) which is a new record for the Thuner Seespiele (even better than their most successful show “West Side Story” two...

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