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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Important Info
Type: Musical
City: Copenhagen, Denmark
Starts at: 15:00
Intervals: 1
Duration: 2h 30min
Cast
Creators
Director: Anders Albien
Playwright: John Logan
Overview

Experience the critically acclaimed audience hit Moulin Rouge! The Musical

With Moulin Rouge! The Musical you enter a burlesque world, where eroticism steams, mystery reigns and the champagne pops. A flamboyant and frivolous world with equal parts comedy and tragedy. Baz Luhrmann's spectacular film is brought to life as a musical and the Opera is transformed into the legendary nightclub in Paris. The era is La Belle Époque. The atmosphere is magical!

"A musical, visual and scenographic fireworks display without any noise. Not a foot is put wrong or an unclean note is sung.”

That's what Politiken wrote in its six-hearted review of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL when it played in 2023.

However, Politiken was just one of countless top reviews, which made the production one of the best-reviewed musicals in Denmark for many years, with words such as "masterpiece", "best musical in several years", "impresses from the first second" and "triumph of international Grade".

Moulin Rouge is a loose and tragic love story

We are in Paris in 1899. The young, aspiring poet Christian arrives in the city of cities, where he runs into the flamboyant artist Toulouse-Lautrec. He is writing a play entitled "Spectacular Spectacular", which is intended for the Moulin Rouge® nightclub. And the main role will be played by the uncrowned queen of the nightclub, Satine. It must display her great talent and at the same time be a tribute to the four values ​​that define Moulin Rouge®: Truth, beauty, freedom and love. Christian falls head over heels in love with Satine, and reluctantly she has to admit that she also has strong feelings for both the play and the (as yet) innocent author. They get the nightclub's owner, Harold Zidler, on board with the idea and to secure the necessary finances, he allies himself with the wealthy and unscrupulous Duke of Monroth. The Duke wants to cash out, but only under one condition: Satine must be his. Now begins a tragicomic triangle plot, where Satine and Christian fight against all odds to live out their love. But something that not even love can overcome has taken over Satine...

Production licensed by Global Creatures. Moulin Rouge ® is a registered trademark of Moulin Rouge.

History
Premiere of this production: 10 July 2018, Colonial Theatre, Boston

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a jukebox musical with a book by John Logan. The musical is based on the 2001 film Moulin Rouge! directed by Baz Luhrmann and written by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce. At the 74th Tony Awards, Moulin Rouge! received a total of 14 nominations and won 10 awards (the most for the evening), including Best Musical.

Venue Info

Royal Danish Theatre - Copenhagen
Location   August Bournonvilles Passage 2-8

The Royal Danish Theatre is the major opera house in Denmark. It has been located at Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen since 1748, originally designated as the king's theatre but with public access. The theatre presents opera, the Royal Danish Ballet, classical music concerts (by the Royal Danish Orchestra, which dates back to 1448), and drama in several locations.

The Royal Danish Theatre organization is under the control of the Danish Ministry of Culture, and its objectives are to ensure the staging of outstanding performances that do justice to the various stages that it controls.

The first edifice on the site was designed by court architect Nicolai Eigtved, who also masterminded Amalienborg Palace. In 1774, the old theatre seating 800 theatergoers were reconstructed by architect C.F. Harsdorff to accommodate a larger audience.

During the theatre's first seasons the staffing was modest. Originally, the ensemble consisted of eight actors, four actresses, two male dancers, and one female dancer. Gradually over the following decades, the Royal Danish Theatre established itself as the kind of multi-theatre we know today, home to drama, opera, ballet, and concerts – all under the same roof and management.

An important prerequisite for the theatre's artistic development is its schools. The oldest is the ballet school, established at the theatre in 1771. Two years later, a vocal academy was established as a forerunner for the opera academy. A number of initiatives were considered regarding a drama school, which was established much later.

King Frederik VI, who ascended the throne in 1808, is probably the monarch who most actively took part in the management of the Royal Danish Theatre, not as an arbiter of taste but as its supreme executive chef.

The theatre's bookkeeping accounts of these years show numerous endorsements where the king took personal decisions on everything from wage increases and bonuses to the purchase of shoelaces for the ballerinas. Indeed, the Royal Danish Theatre became the preoccupation of an introverted nation, following the English Wars had suffered a state bankruptcy. "In Denmark, there is only one city and one theatre," as philosopher Søren Kierkegaard put it.

This was the theatre to which the 14-year-old fairytale storyteller Hans Christian Andersen devoted his early ambition. This was also the theatre that became the social and artistic focal point of the many brilliant artists of Denmark's Golden Age.

After the abolition of absolute monarchy in 1849, the Royal Danish Theatre's status as "the city's theatre" fell into decline. No longer enjoying a monopoly within the performing arts, the Royal Danish Theatre was now required by its new owner, the state, to serve the entire nation. The dilapidated building at Kongens Nytorv also found it hard to compete with the splendor of the new popular stage that was rapidly emerging across town. The solution was to construct a brand new theatre building. It was designed in the Historicist style of the times by architects William Dahlerup and Ove Pedersen and situated alongside the old theatre, which was subsequently demolished.

The inauguration of what we today call the Old Stage took place on 15 October 1874. Here opera and ballet were given ample scope. But due to the scale of the building, the auditorium was less suited for spoken drama, which is why a new playhouse was required.

The Royal Danish Theatre has over the past decade undergone the most extensive transformation ever in its over 250-year history. The Opera House in Copenhagen was inaugurated in January 2005, donated by the AP Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation, and designed by architect Henning Larsen. And the Royal Danish Playhouse was completed in 2008. Located by Nyhavn Canal across from the Opera House, the playhouse is designed by architects Boje Lundgaard and Lene Tranberg.

Today, the Royal Danish Theatre comprises the Old Stage, located by Kongens Nytorv, the Opera House, and the Royal Danish Playhouse. 

Important Info
Type: Musical
City: Copenhagen, Denmark
Starts at: 15:00
Intervals: 1
Duration: 2h 30min
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