At the end, there is much applause for the new acting and musical talent at the dr.-robbach elementary school. No, they don’t have the jitters, say the girls and boys in unison about half an hour before the performance of their game of spiked lamb.
Wednesday night’s performance in front of parents, siblings, grandmas and grandpas wasn’t their first. Before that, they’ve already performed three times. "The third and fourth classes have been begging for an encore", remembers kiara hoffmann, who plays a messenger in the play. Her co-star jasmin bergmann was so happy that she even had tears in her eyes. The children from the first and second grade were also happy about the performance, but the way they showed it was different. "They laughed with joy", recalls principal pia loffler, who rehearsed the play with the students and also directed it. Naturally, some of the young actors were a bit irritated at first. "We wondered if maybe one of us hadn’t put on his costume properly", reports kiara hoffmann. But that was not the case.
Before their last performance, hardly anyone had real stage fright, but almost everyone was a little bit excited. But the performance could well have been a washout. Toni bauersfeld, who plays the king, had been injured in the morning. A laceration on the head that bled pretty badly. "I thought I would not be able to perform anymore", reports the boy. Luckily, everything turned out to be only half as bad as it seemed. And to make sure that all the children kept their voices heard, pia loffler handed out masses of sage candy.
Rehearsed for six months
the girls and boys rehearsed diligently for about half a year. They were supported by eight musicians under the direction of larissa von glasenapp. The children also worked hard on the stage design. It shows a castle with two towers and a rough archway through which the king and queen (julia rosenstock) and the entire court enter the stage. "You can even climb up the tower", reports jasmin bergmann. Bending over the crenellations of the tower, she pronounced the curse in the role of the wicked fairy donatella, after which the thorny rustles on her 15. The idea of falling over dead after being pricked by a needle on his birthday. The scene is accompanied by a deafening roar from the musicians. The good fairy isabella (emelie hofmann) finally alleviates the curse into a hundred year sleep, in which dornroschen and the entire court shall fall. "I wished for the role of the good fairy", reports emelie hofmann. Firstly because it is a beautiful role and because there was not so much text to learn", explains the girl.
Amelie kraus plays the rough mother. A mother in thorns? The answer is simple. As the grandmother, she narrates the frame story in which her two grandchildren (monika batz and linda gack) get terribly bored and embark together on a journey through the marche. The perfect illusion of a rose-covered fairy-tale castle is created by real rose scent "we got it from the organic food store", reports principal pia loffler. In the end, as we all know, the marchen ends well. The prince (tina kraub) marries his thornroschen (luisa subat) and the cake boy (katharina hofmann) receives the slap in the face that the cook (chiara mikulovic) started 100 years ago.