Posted on September 21, 2010 at 1:42 am

An extraordinary night at the gorgeous TUI Operettenhaus in Hamburg, with a cast of phenomenally gifted musical theater performers from Germany and a truly astonishing display of artistry from the wonderful Dutch singer Pia Douwes.

This concert was my first performance in Germany (in fact, this trip is the first time I’ve even been here), and I couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome. Special thanks to the presenters of the evening, Ralf Schädler and Simone Linhof from Re:Present, who took exquisite care of me, my heavily jetlagged Caucasian Rhythm Kings, and six magnificent soloists (not to mention four unbelievably gifted boys).

Two songs from The Last Five Years were performed in Wolfgang Adenberg‘s beautiful German translation, including a performance by Charlotte Heinke, who originated the role of Kathy in the Wuppertal premiere in 2005.

Opening: The New World
Zodwa Selele, Sabrina Weckerlin, Volkan Baydar & Alex Klaws

Someone Else’s Clothes

I Could Be In Love With Someone Like You

Ich Steh Weinend Da (Still Hurting)
Sabrina Weckerlin

Stars and the Moon
Pia Douwes

You Don’t Know This Man
Pia Douwes

The Old Red Hills of Home
Alex Klaws

Mach’s Gut Bis Morgen (Goodbye Until Tomorrow)
Charlotte Heinke

Flying Home
Volkan Baydar with Charlotte Heinke & JRB

She Cries

Being A Geek
Sonatini Stage Kids: Vincent Hinz, Bennet Paulsen, Joshua Sommer, Frederik Sturm

Brand New You
Sabrina Weckerlin & JRB

Climbing Uphill
Pia Douwes

Christmas Lullaby
Zodwa Selele

I’d Give It All For You
Zodwa Selele & Volkan Boydar

When You Say Vegas

King of the World
Volkan Baydar

A Little More Homework
Joshua Sommer, JRB & the Company

Moving Too Fast

Encore: Someone To Fall Back On

The Caucasian Rhythm Kings: Jason Robert Brown, piano & vocals; Gary Sieger, guitar; Randy Landau, bass.

Dankeschön, Hamburg, and auf wiedersehen! Off to London for some shows with Anika Noni Rose! See you there!