Hamburg and its musicals
Our personal musical guide for 2020
One thing is for certain: Hamburg is always worth a visit, especially if you want to see a musical. And whether at the famous Stage theatre at the elbe river, the Operettenhaus or the Neue Flora – as a musical metropolis, Hamburg is home to a lot of musicals at the same time. And so that you don’t lose your perspective with this oversupply, we have put together our very personal Hamburg Musical Guide for 2020.
The Lion King
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A real milestone in the history of musicals! Since December 2 ,2001, the big lion’s head on the Elbe has been part of Hamburg’s permanent cityscape. Every evening the colourful animal world and the beauty of the Serengeti is brought to life here in the sold-out Stage theatre. Whoever has not yet experienced the dream of Africa live should definitely put it at the top of their list.
Cirque du Soleil Paramour
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Hamburg goes Hollywood: In April 2019 the European premiere of Cirque Du Soleil Paramour took place at the Stage theatre Neue Flora in Hamburg. It is Cirque du Soleil’s first musical to combine musical elements with artistry. Immerse yourself in the golden era of Hollywood – colourful, rousing and at spectacular heights.
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Here we go again! Look forward to 22 hits from ABBA like “Dancing Queen”, “Super Trouper” and of course “Mamma Mia”, because finally the successful musical returns to Hamburg for one year. From October 2020 you can experience the good mood musical to sing and dance along in the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg.
Tina – the Tina Turner Musical
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Tina Turner is one of the greatest artists of all times. The musical unveils the never-before-telling life and music story of the worldwide “Queen of Rock”. But you should hurry up, because this great musical will only stay at the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg until September. In November it will celebrate its premiere at the Stage Palladium theatre in Stuttgart.
Pretty Woman – the musical
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Experience one of the most romantic film love stories ever at the Stage theatre at der Elbe river in Hamburg. The Broadway musical “Pretty Woman” celebrated its European premiere there on September 29, 2019 and convinces with 21 newly created songs by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams (“Summer Of ’69”, “Everything I Do”) and Jim Vallance, among others. You shouldn’t miss this!
WICKED – the musical
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The magic between good and evil returns: From October 2020 you can experience the new production of WICKED – DAS MUSICAL at the Stage theatre Neue Flora in Hamburg. The world-famous Broadway musical surprises with an overwhelming stage design, new effects and costumes. But not everything is new – including of course the old familiar characters and melodies that make this magical story one of the most popular musicals of all times.
The St. Pauli musical “Heiße Ecke”
Our last musical recommendation is not internationally known, but it’s original Hamburg. Since its premiere in 2003, the musical “Heiße Ecke” has already thrilled more than 2 million spectators at Schmidts Tivoli, making it currently the most successful German-language musical theatre production.
We hope we could make the decision a little easier for you when choosing the right musical and would be happy to welcome you in Hamburg!