Charleys Tante - Charley's Aunt

A comedy musical with 12 songs after the correspondent original play by Brandon Thomas. Commissioned work by Schauspielhaus Chemnitz (version of 2006).

Premiere of the new revised version of the book (2015) and music (2006/2015/2016) on 9th November 2018 in Dallgow-Döberitz. Performing rights: CANTUS Theaterverlag www.theaterverlag-cantus.de

Book, compositions and musical arrangements:
Niels Foelster
Choreography:
Marie-Jo Friske
Vocal coach:
Veronika Foelster
Set and costume design:
Kerstin Junge
Assistent: Katrin Fritze
Make up:
Virginia Damayanti
Sound:
Franziskus Multhaupt
Light: Max Willmes
Director: Niels Foelster

Version of 2006:
Compositions and musical direction: Niels Foelster
Scenery and Props: Marcus Lachmann
Choreography:
Dagmar Hoehnerbach
Light: Dietmar Lange
Book: Daniel Call

Performing rights of the music and revised book (2015):
CANTUS Theaterverlag

Amy, Lucy und Kitty





Premiere on the 17th of March in 2007 in the "Schauspielhaus Chemnitz"

Additional Performances:
24 performances in the 2007/2008 season

In 2014: 10 performances in the "Theatrum Mundi Schwabach" (without permission, copyright infringement, please see below)

Premiere of the revised version:
9./10.11. und 16./17.11.2018 in Dallgow-Döberitz

Photos © 2018 Renata Chueire (www.chueire.de):
Jack und Charley Jack, Babbs und Charley Amy, Lucy und Kitty Die Tante Miss Delahay und Donna Lucia
Photos © 2018 Traumzeitfotos Ute Bartels:
Amy, Kitty und Lucy Jack und Sir Francis Die "Tante" Amy, Babbs und Kitty Miss Delahay und Donna Lucia

 Photos of the Chemnitzer performances (© 2007 Dietmar Lange):

In 2006 I composed 18 songs of different musical styles (ballads, latin, pop and rock songs) for  "Charley's Aunt", the well-known comedy, originally by Brandon Thomas. The musical was performed 24 times at the Theater Chemnitz. In 2015 I revised book and music. The new revised version is published at CANTUS Theaterverlag. The live musical players of the new version are a violin, a flute, piano and playbacks. The Band of 2006: Drums, Electric Bass and Double Bass, Acoustic Guitar and Electric Guitar, Keyboard and Violin. The new revised version premiered on 9th November 2018 in Dallgow-Döberitz, Germany. A production of Musik- und Kunstschule Havelland in cooperation with Marie-Curie-Gymnasium Dallgow-Döberitz. 

The German Musical Archiv, collection Klaus Baberg: Deutsches Musicalarchiv (C_24 Charleys Tante)   

Press


Freie Presse from 19th March 2007: "Die Musik wiederum, komponiert und umgesetzt von Niels Fölster samt Band, funktioniert als schmissige Dreingabe (...)." (Katja Uhlemann)

Weitere Presseartikel aus 2007:
https://www.in-chemnitz.de/~lange/privat/sides/theater/charley.htm

Important information:


IIn 2014/2015 "Charley's Aunt" was performed with my music at the "Theatrum Mundi Schwabach" without my knowledge or permission.
http://theatrum-mundi-schwabach.de/index.php/presse/62-2014
http://www.nordbayern.de/region/schwabach/beste-unterhaltung-bei-charleys-tante-mit-dem-tme-1.3444733
The CANTUS Theaterverlag owns the performing rights and can be purchased only here: www.theaterverlag-cantus.de

27.09.2015: I found out by accident that my music for "Charley's Aunt" was sold to the Theatrum Mundi Schwabach (a theatre in Southern Germany) without my knowledge and permission. I was not involved in the revenue.
3.11.2015: The theatre director Mr. Odörfer confirmed that they performed my music. This is a violation of german copyright law. The Berlin based publisher infringed copyright laws by selling my material to the Theatrum Mundi.
27.12.2017: I received the written confirmation from the theatre Theatrum Mundi that they performed my music on stage during 2014.
25.09.2018: Mr. Call (author of the scipt in 2006) gives Mr. Odörfer the written confirmation, that he is not a composer and that the music to "Charley's Aunt" is completly composed by me.
October 2018: The theater removes the addition "& music" from their website. Now it shows only: "Script by Daniel Call".


Page 1 of the original piano score (version of 2006):

Lied Nr. 1 aus Charleys Tante


Charleys Tante Plakat groß