German premiere

Disney Camp Rock

MCE Shows, in the form of Jacqueline Dunnley-Wendt and Hauke Wendt, staged the German premiere of Disney's musical Camp Rock. Together with Stage School Hamburg as producer and Renate Gritschke as production manager, MCE Shows have been responsible for direction and choreography (with Marco Krämer as associate choreographer), as well as dialogue writing, translation and musical direction. Jacqueline Dunnley-Wendt and Hauke Wendt as well as Renate Gritschke have already been involved in the past in various large productions by and for Disney

Challenges for a graduation production

Disney Camp Rock was performed as the final project of this year's graduates of the Stage School Hamburg. Since this year only those students who actually passed the final exams were admitted to the final project, and the final exams took place almost immediately before rehearsals began, casting and rehearsals were subject to an ambitious schedule from the outset. At graduation events of this kind, it is always a balancing act for those responsible to offer the graduates an appropriate opportunity to present themselves and their skills on the one hand, but also to keep the programme interesting and entertaining for the audience on the other.

In addition, it is also about offering the graduates at the end of their studies the opportunity to work on this project under professional conditions in as real a way as possible. Disney Camp Rock offers enough flexibility for the cast and the audience, a great evening of theatre that demanded a lot from the performers.

The performances of Disney Camp Rock took place from 21 to 30 June 2013 in K2 at Kampnagel in Hamburg.

The story

Die junge Mitchie fiebert den Sommerferien entgegen und freut sich auf die Zeit im Feriencamp voller Musik und Spaß im “Camp Rock”. Endlich wird sie Shane wiedersehen, der mit seiner Band Connect 3 gemeinsam mit seinen Brüdern Nate und  Jason auch dieses Jahr wieder dabei sein wird. Doch als Mitchie im Camp ankommt, muss die feststellen,  dass auf der anderen Seite des Sees  mit “Camp Star” ein weiteres Musik-Camp eröffnet hat – mit seinem perfekten Equipment und seiner Glamour-Ausstattung  lockt es nicht nur viele ehemalige Camp-Rock-Teilnehmer an, auch die meisten der Dozenten wandern ab. “Camp Rock” steht kurz vor dem Aus – wären da nicht Mitchie, Shane, seine Brüder und all die Freunde, die kurzerhand selbst aktiv werden, die  Aufgaben der Dozenten  übernehmen und mit frischem Schwung alles daran setzen, ihr Camp zu retten. Da bleibt nur noch wenig  Zeit zu zweit  für Mitchie und Shane…

An ultimate final jam - live on TV - is to decide which camp is the best: Can "Camp Rock" prevail against "Camp Star"? Why of all things does Nate have to fall in love with the daughter of the Camp Star owner now...?

Disney CAMP ROCK - the Musical is a story about the love of music, the cohesion among true friends and the power of a common goal.

With fast-paced dancing and a groovy musical variety of R&B, hip hop, rock and pop, this story offers strong performances full of power and presence as well as sensitive ballads of friendship.

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