The premiere musical version of an old Russian fairy tale as interpreted by creators of the famous shows “Master and Margarita” and "Demon Onegin". Original music, three-dimensional scenery, fantasy costumes and make-up – all that you will find in the new performance of the Makers Lab brand.
The musical "Chudo-Yudo” (i.e. “Whangdoodle” in English) is a new project from the authors of the sensational musicals "Demon Onegin" and "Master and Margarita", the international production company Makers Lab. This time the viewers of one of the most long-awaited events in the St. Petersburg "Music Hall" will travel to the epoch of V.A. Zhukovsky’s Tale of Tsar Berendey.
The fairy tale is also known for its legendary screen version Barbara, the Beauty of Long Braid filmed by the Soviet director Alexander Rowe. So what have the authors of the modern musical show come up with to surprise their viewers?
Enchanting are fantastic modern technologies used for the design of the classic fairy tale. These include 3D scenery, flights, amusements and other incredible solutions, developed by the French company CubicPrint.
Special attention should be paid to the designer makeup concept authored by Tatyana Velichkina: her Pop art Fashion turns real actors into "painted" characters, like the heroes of animated films.
The characters’ dresses are not just stage costumes, but a whole collection A la Russe, created by the famous Russian fashion designer Igor Gulyaev, artist Anna Nazukova and the Vozrozhdenie/Renaissance company that have already worked on musicals in the Makers Lab team.
And finally, the music for the tale has been created by a fabulous composer, Anton Tanonov, the winner of international competitions, who has authored symphonies for the musicals "Onegin" and "Master and Margarita".
Exciting extravaganza and full immersion into theatrical-animated action is what viewers are bound to enjoy here. Moreover, one child from the auditorium will take part in the stage production - the main character of the fairy tale will be chosen right during the performance!
Dynamic plot of the play full of intriguing adventures will take viewers on a journey from dreamlike expanses to Old Russia of medieval nomadic Berendei tribe. The breathtaking musical Chudo-Yudo (i.e. “Whangdoodle”) is a realm at the interface of a fairy tale and reality, animation and theater, beyond the bounds of time and space.
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The show runs at the "Music Hall" Theater (4, Aleksandrovsky Park, next to Gorkovskaya metro station, St. Petersburg) on May 13, May 14, May 20 and May 21.
Author: Vera Ivanova