The lion roars: Musical City Hamburg
Musical performances have been a success in Hamburg since the 1980‘s, but it was the premiere of The Lion King in 2001 that led to the title of Musical City being attributed to Hamburg, and you‘ll soon see why!
The Lion King
With Disney’s 1994 animated film “The Lion King”, there was not a dry eye left in movie theatres – the story touched and enchanted all. Here in Hamburg, you too can take part in the live adventures of Simba, Pumba, Timon and Co. Since it premiered on the Hamburg stage, over eight million visitors have seen the most successful musical of all time. A visit to “musical island” is an unforgettable and magical experience – a must for families!
You can reach the Stage Theater im Hafen in less than 30 minutes: Directly from the hotel, simply take the bus 111 which will take you to Landungsbrücken, from there it‘s a lovely trip across the Norderelbe on the 73 ferry, direct to the theatre.
Directly next to the theatre is Stage Theater an der Elbe, which will be the new home for the cult musical “Mary Poppins” from March 2018. The story of the flying nanny has inspired whole generations – supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
JUFA Hotel Tip: Groups of ten people or more can take advantage of the pier directly at the hotel, where a boat service can take you straight to musical island. Perfect for seminar guests and group tours!
Another Disney hit made it from the big screen to the musical stage in Hamburg: After winning over the audience on Broadway, “Aladdin” is now delighting musical fans at Hamburg‘s Stage Theater Neue Flora. Viewers can look forward to a magical production with Oscar-winnig music and a beautiful love story. From the JUFA Hotel Hamburg HafenCity****, you can reach the Neue Flora in 25 minutes: Simply take the U4 straight to Hauptbahnhof Nord, then change for the S21 to Holstenstraße.
Colourful, fancy, fast – the fresh musical “Kinky Boots” made its premiere in 2013, with music from 80‘s pop icon, Cyndi Lauper. Based on the movie, “Kinky Boots” is about a shoe manufacturer who starts producing shoes for drag artists in order to save the company.
Energetic songs, glitzy costumes and singing drag queens perform a spectacular show and ensure a fantastic time for the audience. The performance also touches on themes of tolerance and morality. Don‘t miss Kinky Boots, a multi-award-winning musical with real cult potential! Take the 111 bus from Hafen City Universität station to Davidstraße. From there, it’s a less- than 5 minute walk to the Stage Operettenhaus.
The Kiez-musical premiered in 2003 and revolves around the ficticious diner “Heiße Ecke” in St. Pauli, focusing on the stories of its guests. This is the most successful German-speaking musical production, with nine actresses and actors playing over 50 roles between them! An absolute Hamburg classic that you shouldn’t miss! To get to Schmidts Tivoli Theater, take the 111 bus from the hotel to Davidstraße, and from there it’s A 2-3 minute walk to the theatre.
JUFA Hotel Tip: The Operettenhaus and Schmidts Tivoli Theater are located at Spielbudenplatz and the famous Reeperbahn – a perfect location for a drink after the musical-extravaganza!