Junior producer Vanessa Edler is faced with an insurmountable task: she has to make a new blockbuster that won’t offend even the most sensitive viewers: a politically correct version of “Snow White”. … In a co-production of the Musical/Show programme of the UdK Berlin and the Neuköllner Oper, the opinion fairy tale “Bis keiner weint” (Until No One Cries) with music by Constanze Behrends, Franziska Kuropka and Lukas Nimscheck will premiere on 8 June 2023. Directed by Mathias Noack.
Fig. above: Bis keiner weint 1539 – Thomas Koy
Junior producer Vanessa Edler is faced with an impossible task: she has to make a new blockbuster that won’t offend even the most sensitive viewers: a politically correct version of “Snow White”. The management of her streaming provider expects a box office success for everyone. But is that even possible? Can a politically correct fairytale film make everyone happy?
In her desperation, Vanessa invites a motley creative team to a writing retreat: for the script, her brother Philipp – a gag writer from private television who is supposed to pick up even the simplest viewers – and the feminist novelist Jasmina Rau, who is celebrated in the feuilleton for literary activism. When the two meet, knowing nothing about each other, it becomes clear: this team will turn “Mirror on the Wall” into a shambles at best. And when producer Vanessa then casts the inexperienced influencer Lilly Juice as the title heroine and hires the profiling-addicted series star August Kling for the role of the prince, there is now a team that has much bigger construction sites than their own script suggests.
BIS KEINER WEINT poses one of the most topical questions in the cultural industry: How correct does entertainment have to be today – and when does it lose its substance as a result? The result is a musical-political balancing act between art and correctness – with fairytale-like musical songs, sharp punchlines and a clear stance. Mathias Noack, who most recently celebrated success with his musical production “Das Mädchen mit der Pringles Dose” (The Girl with the Pringles Can), directed for the first time the production that has proven itself for many years.
Cooperation between the UdK Berlin and the Neuköllner Oper.
Komposition: Lukas Nimscheck; Buch: Constanze Behrends & Franziska Kuropka; Songtexte: Franziska Kuropka; Regie: Mathias Noack; Musikalische Arrangements: Markus Syperek; Musikalische Leitung: Tobias Bartholmeß/Markus Syperek; Choreografie: Sabine Hack; Stepchoreografie: Marie-Christin Zeisset; Ausstattung: Lukas Wassmann
Mit: Tara Friese, Laura Goblirsch, Nathan Johns, Fabio Kopf, Anna-Sophie Weidinger sowie den Musiker*innen Tobias Bartholmeß/Markus Syperek, Oliver Busch, Lorraine Buzea, Jo Gehlmann, Jessica Ling, Leonardo von Papp
Neuköllner Oper (Saal)
World premiere: 8. June 2023, 8 pm
Further performances: 10.-11.6., 15.6., 17.-18.6., 23.-25.6., 29.6.-2.7.,
6.-9.7., 12.-14.7., every 8 pm, except Sundays 6 pm
22-26 € / reduced 11 €, members 12 €, children 5 €.
Tickets at: neukoellner-oper-webshop.tkt-datacenter.net/en/tickets/
A co-production of the Neuköllner Oper with the study programme
Musical/Show at the UdK Berlin. Supported by GASAG and tip Berlin.