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Răzvan Mazilu stages "The Jungle Book" at the German State Theatre Timisoara

7 March 2017

The latest production of the German State Theater Timisoara (GSTT) is the fairytale-musical „The Jungle Book” , based on Rudyard Kipling , stage version, choreography and directing by Răzvan Mazilu.

Opening night will be on
Saturday, the 11th of March 2017, at 18 o’clock.

The premiere will be followed by the book launching for „Răzvan Mazilu. De la dans la musical” by Sanda Vișan. The book, published by Nemira in 2017, is a comprehensive blueprint for the work and artistic career of Răzvan Mazilu, reflecting among other things the artist's collaboration with GSTT.

The following performances of the show are scheduled
Sunday, 12th of March 2017, 11 o’clock
Sunday, 12th of March 2017, 18 o’clock
Saturday, 8th of April 2017, 18 o’clock
Sunday, 9th of April 2017, 11 o’clock
Sunday, 9th of April 2017, 18 o’clock.

The performances take place in the German Theatre’s hall and feature translation into Romanian.
The German Theater’s show is an adaptation based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories, with the addition of the ever-popular hits from the animated movie produced by Walt Disney Studios in 1967, like The Bare Necessities and I wanna be like you. The author of the show, Răzvan Mazilu, is at his second collaboration with the GSTT, after the renowned musical „Cabaret” was set on stage in February 2014. The set design and costumes for the new production are done by Dragoș Buhagiar, with the participation of Ioana Popescu. Video creation is by Andrei Cozlac, light-design is by Dragoș Buhagiar and Alin Popa, musical production by Alexei Țurcan, and musical training is conducted by Roxana Ardeleanu. The famous Baloo and Bagheera roles are played by actors Harald Weisz, respectively Daniela Török. With a vast distribution featuring almost all of the cast of GSTT, as well as three child-actors, and eight ballet dancers from the Romanian National Opera Timisoara.

Dancer, choreographer and director Răzvan Mazilu popularized contemporary dance and musical on the Romanian stages, approaching various styles, from theater and dance, from musical to tango, from cabaret to classics. He was awarded, among others, the interpretation Award of the National Opera of Paris at the International Ballet Competition in 1996, the Order of Cultural Merit ranked as Knight, awarded by the President of Romania in 2004 and the Special UNITER Award for Choreography in 2007.

„The Jungle Book” evokes the story of the man cub Mowgli, who was raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. His friends, the wise panther Bagheera and the fun bear Baloo warn Mowgli of the danger lurking: Shere Khan the tiger is back arround those parts of the jungle. Despite Mowgli’s wish to continue living in the jungle, Bagheera and Baloo plan to take him to a nearby village. A road filled with perrils await them, where Mowgli has to confront Louie, the King of the monkeys, as well as the cunning snake Kaa. The musical directed by Răzvan Mazilu, with the colorful scenography by Dragoș Buhagiar, speaks in a charming manner to children and adults alike about friendship, love, loyalty and the spirit of sacrifice.

Tickets can be bought:
- at the box office of the German State Theatre (Alba Iulia street, no. 2)
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10-15 and 17-19;
Saturday: 10-15 or one hour before the performance;
- online on and The online interface offers the possibility of buying and printing the tickets on the personal computer.

Andreea Andrei - Artistic Consultant
Gabriela Schinderman- Secretary

Photo: Image from the rehearsals of „The Jungle Book”, a GSTT production. The photograph can be used in mass-media and promotional goals, including in electronic media.

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