Friday, April 6, 2007

Ludwig, the musical????

Yes, hard as it may be to believe, there is indeed "Ludwig, the Musical", or rather Ludwig II, "a unique theatrical experience in the heart of Bavaria." This 5-act extravaganza is performed in the new Festspielhaus Neuschwanstein (shades of Bayreuth!) on the shores of Lake Foegensee, below Neuschwanstein. And if that isn't meta enough for you, consider that when audiences leave the theater, they are confronted with the castle itself - truly a moment of life imitating art imitating life. Reviewers (rather in the manner of Natalie Kippelbaum) had this to say: "Pros: Hauntingly beautiful music in the tradition of Andrew Lloyd Weber; sets, scenes and performances are exceptional. Cons: It's in German; it has a sad ending."

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