The Stage Songs Review is one of the Poland’s oldest and most significant festivals, with a history of almost 40 years now. It has always had a very distinctive mark of [...]
The Stage Songs Review is one of the Poland’s oldest and most significant festivals, with a history of almost 40 years now. It has always had a very distinctive mark of a high-class artistic event, exploring the best trends in music and theatre.
The Stage Songs Review is probably the only festival in the world dedicated entirely to the art of song in the theatre. We just love to watch how music and word contribute to each other, not only in musical or variety shows but also – perhaps most of all – in drama theatre.
The form of the festival has expanded in the recent years, becoming an increasingly international event. Since 1976, each year we host many recognized theatre and song artists from Poland and abroad. The artists have just one thing in common: a charisma in performing songs. We have presented, among many others: Laurie Anderson, Marianne Faithfull, Nick Cave, Patricia Kaas, The Tiger Lillies, Antony and the Johnsons, Gogol Bordello, Amanda Palmer, The Magnets, Brendan Perry, Lisa Gerrard, John Cale, Mark Lanegan as well as Berliner Ensemble with The Threepenny Opera directed by Robert Wilson or Volksbuehne’s Die Fruchtfliege by Christoph Marthaler.
As you can see, the rich variety of festival events include most interesting and ambitious theatre, musical and cabaret productions – with best actors, performers, and bands – just about everything which may be connected with widely understood formula of stage singing.
The festival consists of Mainstream, which presents the best singing actors and theatre performances, and Off Stream that gives a chance for young artists to present their ideas.
March 2015 (20-29) will bring the 36th edition of the festival. The concerts and shows take place in theatres and clubs of our city and tickets just vanish from the box office long before the festival begins. During ten days in Wroclaw we will host about 30 shows, with audience of more than 12 thousand people.