2011/12/12

Never Been To New York

Last Tuesday, my sisters, our mom and her boyfriend went to watch a musical together. It was called "Ich war noch niemals in New York" ('I have never been to New York') and was based on songs by the famous Austrian singer Udo Jürgens.
My mother had seen the musical before and told us that it was not as good as she expected, and we all agreed with her after seeing the performance. Although I really liked the musical and there were some great songs and dances, it was not the best one I have seen so far.


A picture of Udo Jürgens on the upper right side.

To tell you a little more about the story: It begins with the introduction of the famous (but fictional) TV presenter Lisa Wartberg and then trails off to a nursing home where her mother is sitting in front of the TV screen and complaining to a friend that she hardly sees her daughter anymore. Her friend feels the same about his relationship to his son, and after some more talking, the two decide to do something they always wanted to do - so they get on a cruise liner and head to New York!
Their kids have to follow them of course, and you can more or less guess what happens when the two of them spend so much time together ;) But it's still interesting to see the struggle of them admitting their feelings for each other.

Trying to imitate one of the sailors.

Concerning the music, there were a few songs that I had not heard before, even though Udo Jürgens is very famous in Austria. He is even called one of the most important entertainers in the German-speaking music business by some.
Two of the songs I did know, and which were welcomed by the audience with applause, were "Griechischer Wein" ('Greek Wine') and "Aber bitte mit Sahne" ('With whipped cream, please').

The musical was shown in the Raimund Theater in Vienna, which I had been to before, and what I really like about it is that the staff members usually wear clothing that fits to the show that is currently on. This time, they were wearing navy-inspired clothes, as the story of the play was mostly taking place on a cruise ship.



All in all, it was a great evening and I enjoyed the musical, but - as mentioned before - it could still be improved.

Love,
Hailey

P.S.: The pictures from the show are photographs I took of the booklet, since we weren't allowed to use our cameras during the show - as it is normal in theaters, at least here in Austria.

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