Dancing along to the music
The Volkshaus Basel sees the resurrection of a form of musical entertainment from the 1920s: in True Love, an eve-of-the-wedding participatory dance and musical comedy, the audience is encouraged to dance along to the music.
By Shirley L. Kearney, German by Martin Pütter
Be passively entertained or be actively part of the entertainment: True Love is Basel’s first ‘dance together’ musical comedy. This show takes the audience back to a form of musical theatre entertainment from the 1920s, paying homage to the Big Bands of that era – in other words, to the Great American Songbook.
The comedy opens in a white, wooden beach house somewhere on the coast of northern Europe. Couples decked out in cocktail attire glide by. The spectators, also in their festive gear, have, so to speak, been invited to this blissful event, an eve-of-the-wedding celebration, and are urged to dance along to the Big Band music.
As the play unfolds at the Volkshaus, the audience can discover some of their hidden talents. Arrive dressed to dance, act and move, or to sit and smile. Open up on the dance floor or swing in your seat.
True Love – an eve-of-the-wedding party
A musical comedy to dance along to
Union-Saal, Volkshaus Basel,
Friday 9May 2014, 8pm
Saturday 10 May, 8pm
Sunday 11 May, 2 pm and 7pm
Saturday 17 May, 8pm
Sunday 18 May, 2 pm