Location: Bonn (DE)
Lighting designer: Nallinger Showtime
Production/Rental: Nallinger Showtime
On 18 March, the latest edition of ‘Best of Musical & Wine’ took place, which, for the first time, was held in the large hall of the Maritim Hotel in Bonn. Prior to the show and during the interval, visitors were able to enjoy a wine-tasting session that included 28 wines produced by eight winegrowers from the Ahr wine region in Germany. Just like old times, the show took the audience on a spectacular musical journey to enjoy the melodies and hits from the biggest musicals today.
With internationally renowned musical stars like Alexander Klaws (Tarzan, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tanz der Vampire), Anke Fiedler (Chicago, Aida, Die Päpstin), Felix Martin (Elisabeth, The Phantom of the Opera, Tanz der Vampire), and Kristin Hölck (Les Misérables, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera), the musical leadership of Hannes Schauz (musical director Aladdin) and his live band of six, the artistic direction of Gaby Kern, and the organization of Michaela Wolff and Marc Linden van Weingut Sonnenberg, the more than 1,200 guests were treated to a show like never before. In addition to fragments from ‘The Lion King’, ‘Tarzan’, and ‘Tanz der Vampire’, songs were also played this year from ‘La Cage aux Folles’, ‘TINA The Rock Legend’, ‘Rocky’, and ‘Die Päpstin’.
More than twelve tonnes of sound, lighting, and video equipment were set up for this large-scale production by the company Showtime. This included Infinity iB-16R and Infinity iW-1915 Pixel Moving Heads, several Showtec Spectral M800 spotlights and Sunstrips, as well as 64 E3.9 Pixelscreens from DMT. The purpose of all the equipment was to support the fantastic lighting and video show that took weeks to prepare.
Together with Weingut Sonnenberg, Michaela Wolff, and Marc Linden, the artistic directors Gaby and Frank-Peter Kern, the live band, and the fabulous artists, a fantastic, unforgettable show was put on for the fourth time in a row.
The date for the next edition of Musical & Wine has already been set for 3 March 2018, when it will again be held at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn!