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.
Someone Else’s Clothes
I Could Be In Love With Someone Like You
Ich Steh Weinend Da (Still Hurting)
Stars and the Moon
You Don’t Know This Man
The Old Red Hills of Home
Mach’s Gut Bis Morgen (Goodbye Until Tomorrow)
Volkan Baydar with Charlotte Heinke & JRB
Being A Geek
Sonatini Stage Kids: Vincent Hinz, Bennet Paulsen, Joshua Sommer, Frederik Sturm
Brand New You
Sabrina Weckerlin & JRB
I’d Give It All For You
Zodwa Selele & Volkan Boydar
When You Say Vegas
King of the World
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!