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Musical comedy based on a grotesque opera libretto by Kurt Schwitters / Music by Ludger Vollmer

World premiere
World premiere
Concert, Musical Theatre, Theatre, Dance, Young Theatre
Commissioned by the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg / Inter-sectional production
[recommended for ages 15 and up]

The astronomer Virmula is watching as a star comes steadily closer to Earth. Its collision with Earth would mean its end. Worldwide emergency state! Couples swear each other eternal love in the face of death, a new hit is created, live reports about the comet are broadcasted. The curious, the suicidal and the press gather for the apocalypse. Then, Virmula discovers a mistake in his calculations. Will it collide or not? And what would be worse?

Käthe Steinitz and Kurt Schwitters wrote this grotesque opera in 1927. Its performance will unite the different sections of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg. Ludger Vollmer transformed Schwitter’s libretto into music that is just as grotesque and dazzling, forming a type of revue. Born in 1961, he is currently among the most played theatre music composers with operas like »Head On«, »Run Lola Run« and »Why We Took the Car«.

Musical Direction
Stage and Costumes