PAST PRODUCTIONS

SO EIN THEATER!

(OH, WHAT DRAMA!)

April 13 - April 14, 2019

The cabaret-style skits, poems, and musical numbers from well-known German authors take a humorous, light-hearted, and at times sarcastic look at modern life.

VENUE

The German American Societies of San Diego, El Cajon

CAST

Aeva Rhodes | Armin Geiger | Astrid Ronke | Barbara Lewis | Christina Schäfer | Claudia Brown
Claudia Lorenz | Edeltraud Hayhurst | Fatima Zaki | Honor Liebold | Katrina Surks | Kerstin Gottke
Marion Rhodes | Miya Rhodes | Natalie Van Doren | Nikolai Mndoian | Oliver Jansen
Paolo Ramos | Peter Wahl  | Rob Conway | Sunny Menze  | Wolfgang Frank | Zara Butcher  

PRODUCTION TEAM

Venue & Host: German American Societies of San Diego 
Director/Producer: Astrid Ronke 
Assistant Director: Christina Schäfer 
Stage Manager/Stage Design: Astrid Diering 
Stage Crew: Fernando Colmenares, Finn Cazzorla, Jamie Nolan,  Sean Goodhill 
Sound/Light: Larry Parme, Wolfgang Frank 
Musical Directors & Choreography:  Claudia Lorenz, Christina Schaefer and Fatima Rasnik  
Costumes: Natalie Van Doren, Angela Wastrack  
Make-up: Claudia Birleanu 
Video Production: Ken Jacques , Julian Clark 
Program Design & Graphics: Oliver Jansen, Petra Yves  
Hall Decoration (Light Banner): Wolfgang Frank, Astrid Diering 
Announcers: Fatima Rasnik, Christina Schaefer and Astrid Ronke  
Concession Stand & Box Office: Monika Parme (Box Office Organization), Dagmar Purves (Food Sales Organization), Gabi Zois, Helga Buehner, Ingrid Buttner, Karin Gettmann, Karin Summerford, Katja Page, Margit Lackmann, Nicole Boone, Olga Tietz,  Tamara Schnarr, Tillie O’Haver 
Website: Armin Geiger 
 

BAND & SINGERS

Piano: Andreas Falkenberg 
Drums:
Ray Conseur 
Bass Guitar:
Christian Reeves 
Saxophone: Marcia Forman

Vocals: Marion Rhodes, Sven Heinz, Prabalini / Peggy Prabakaran 
Background Vocals: Fatima Zaki, Claudia Lorenz, Christina Schäfer 
Children Choir: Tatem Ashley-Green , Kaylee Jorgensen,  Lina Butcher, Zoe Gabrielle,

Krish Prabalini, Karthik Prabalini, Honor Liebold, Zara Butcher

SO IST DAS LEBEN
(THAT’S LIFE)

“So ist das Leben!" evolves from the traditional German Cabaret and draws from skits, poems, and musical numbers by classic, known, as well as unknown, German artists. We are not only taking a humorous, entertaining, and often sarcastic look at modern life, but also touch on some political and cultural topics that concern us.

VENUE

The German American Societies of San Diego, El Cajon

CAST

Angela Wastrack | Armin Geiger | Astrid Diering | Astrid Ronke | Barbara Lewis | Christina Schäfer | Claudia Lorenz | Edeltraud Hayhurst | Fatima Rasnik | Griselda Estrada | Heike Rentel | Jochen Merscheid | Kerstin Gottke | Natalie Van Doren | Nicole Broggini | Oliver Jansen | Paolo Ramos | Peter Wahl | Wolfgang Frank

PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright: Astrid Ronke
DirectorAstrid Ronke
Assistant Director: Christina Schäfer, Kerstin Gottke
Stage Manager/Stage Design: Astrid Diering
Stage Manager Assistants: Christina Schulz, Tamara Schnarr
Stage Crew: Finley Cazzorla and others
Sound/Light: Laurence Parme
Costumes: Astrid Diering and all
Makeup: Claudia Birleanu, Assistant: Tamara Schnarr
Video Production: James Cota, Cameron Hill
Graphics & Program Design: Armin Geiger
Announcers: Christina Schäfer, Astrid Ronke, Angela Wastrack, Jochen Merscheid, Fatima Resnik
Concession Stand & Box Office: Monika Parme, Merle Diering, Kiara Guizar, Lena Rentel, Theresa Rentel, Lukas Bogusch, Katja Page
Food Contributions: Heike Rentel
Website & Social Media: Armin Geiger

BAND

Piano: Andreas Falkenberg

Drums: Ray Conseur
Bass Guitar: Christian Reeves

EIN ABEND MIT LORIOT

(AN EVENING WITH LORIOT)

March 18 - March 19, 2017

 

An evening with comedy and music, featuring sketches of the famous German comedian, "Loriot."

 

Vicco von Bülow (12 November 1923 – 22 August 2011) alias “Loriot”, is one of the champions of timeless comedy in Germany. Whether as an author, illustrator, actor, or director, he succeeds with his dry, unique sense of humor. With precise observation, his scenes and sketches take on human shortcomings and weaknesses. When we laugh at his sketches, we always laugh about ourselves. That is the brilliant thing about Loriot: he reflects on the regular citizen in his/her everyday life so charmingly, without ever diminishing him/her. There is always a wink and a smirk.

 

VENUE

OB Playhouse, San Diego

 

CAST

Angela Wastrack | Armin Geiger | Astrid Diering | Astrid Ronke | Birgit Schäfer | Edeltraud Hayhurst | Fatima Rasnik| Heike Rentel | Karin Urban | Christina Schäfer| Nadine Garni | Paolo Ramos | Sunny Menze | Wolfgang Frank

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director/Producer: Astrid Ronke
Assistant Director: Karin Urban
Stage Design: Astrid Diering, Karin Urban
Stage Managers: Astrid Diering, Karin Urban, Fatima Rasnik, Christina Schäfer
Stage Hands: Aaron Groff, Michael Rasnik
Sound/Light: Jack Connard
Video Production: Cameron Hill
Makeup: Claudia Birleanu
Program Design: Armin Geiger
Announcers: Christina Schäfer, Astrid Ronke
Printing: Wolfgang Frank
Tickets/Concessions: Gabi Zois, Sabine Bohl, Merle Diering
Food Sales: Heike Rentel
Food Contributions: Heike Rentel, Simone Fischer
Food Supplies: Food for Thoughts Cafe San DiegoSausages and More

BAND

Saxophone: Marcia Foreman
Piano: Andreas Falkenberg
Guitar: Joe Mersch

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