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Wednesday 11 December 18:00
Beauty and the Beast (Kaunitar ja koletis)

Beauty and the Beast (Kaunitar ja koletis)

  • For Children
  • The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre

Disney’s musical
The musical Beauty and the Beast is based on Disney’s musical feature film of 1991, which was in turn inspired by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s classic French fairy tale. Beauty and... Read more

Director Georg Malvius (Sweden)
Musical director Martin Sildos
Choreographer Adrienne Ǻbjörn (Sweden)
Stage designer Iir Hermeliin
Lighting designer Palle Palmé (Sweden)
Costume designer Mare Raidma
Translators Tõnu Oja & Villu Kangur
Cast Saara Kadak (Rakvere Theatre) or Kärt Anton, Kalle Sepp or René Soom (Estonian National Opera), Aivar Tommingas or Lauri Liiv, Silver Laas or Juss Haasma, Mihkel Tikerpalu (Nuku Theatre) or Oliver Timmusk, Andres Mähar or Simo Breede, Merle Jalakas or Ele Millistfer, Anett Viinalass or Nele-Liis Vaiksoo, Norman Salumäe or Saamuel Pilpak, Karmen Puis or Kristina Vähi and Rasmus Kull

Vanemuine Opera Choir, Ballet Troupe and Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday 11 December 19:00
The Man Who Knew Snakish (Mees, kes teadis ussisõnu)

The Man Who Knew Snakish (Mees, kes teadis ussisõnu)

  • Drama
  • The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre

Fantasy based on the book by Andrus Kivirähk

Director, dramatist, scenographer and musical designer Saša Pepeljajev

In roles Marian Heinat, Kärt Tammjärv, Linda Kolde, Reimo Sagor, Veiko Porkanen, Janek Savolainen, Aivar Kallaste, Julia Kaškovskaja, Rita Dolgihh, Marika Aidla, Janika Suurmets

Thursday 12 December 12:00
Beauty and the Beast (Kaunitar ja koletis)

Beauty and the Beast (Kaunitar ja koletis)

  • For Children
  • The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre

Disney’s musical
The musical Beauty and the Beast is based on Disney’s musical feature film of 1991, which was in turn inspired by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s classic French fairy tale. Beauty and... Read more

Director Georg Malvius (Sweden)
Musical director Martin Sildos
Choreographer Adrienne Ǻbjörn (Sweden)
Stage designer Iir Hermeliin
Lighting designer Palle Palmé (Sweden)
Costume designer Mare Raidma
Translators Tõnu Oja & Villu Kangur
Cast Saara Kadak (Rakvere Theatre) or Kärt Anton, Kalle Sepp or René Soom (Estonian National Opera), Aivar Tommingas or Lauri Liiv, Silver Laas or Juss Haasma, Mihkel Tikerpalu (Nuku Theatre) or Oliver Timmusk, Andres Mähar or Simo Breede, Merle Jalakas or Ele Millistfer, Anett Viinalass or Nele-Liis Vaiksoo, Norman Salumäe or Saamuel Pilpak, Karmen Puis or Kristina Vähi and Rasmus Kull

Vanemuine Opera Choir, Ballet Troupe and Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 12 December 19:00
Skylight (Teineteiseta)

Skylight (Teineteiseta)

  • Drama
  • The Harbour Theatre

Drama by David Hare

Director Jüri Lumiste

In roles Maria Annus, Tõnu Oja (Estonian Drama Theatre), Karl Laumets

Thursday 12 December 19:00
A Trenchang Hidalgo Don Quixote from La Mancha (Teravmeelne hidalgo Don Quijote La Manchast)

A Trenchang Hidalgo Don Quixote from La Mancha (Teravmeelne hidalgo Don Quijote La Manchast)

  • Ballet
  • The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre

Librettist, director, deisgner Katrin Pärn
Director-choreographer, designerJanek Savolainen
Video designer Argo Valdmaa (Endla Theatre)

Cast Aivar Kallaste, Vanemuine ballet troupe and Janek Joost

A dance fantasy
“When life itself seems pointless, who knows where madness begins?
Maybe madness is really practicality taken to an extreme? Perhaps it is crazy to give up dreams and look for treasure where there is only debris? And maybe it is actually feeble-mindedness to try to retain common sense?
Yet more crazy than anything else is to see life as it really is, not as what it could be.”

Friday 13 December 19:00
Carmen

Carmen

  • Music
  • The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre

Georges Bizet’s opera

Completed in 1875, this opera is based on Prosper Mérimée’s story of the same name.
In French with English and Estonian surtitles

Musical director & conductor Paul Mägi
Director & choreographer Giorgio Madia (Italy)

Friday 13 December 19:00
Rules for Living

Rules for Living

  • Drama
  • The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre

Comedy by Sam Holcroft

Director and musical designer Tiit Palu
In roles Külliki Saldre, Piret Laurimaa, Kärt Tammjärv, Karol Kuntsel, Priit Strandberg, Peeter Volkonski

Friday 13 December 19:00
The Lover (Armuke)

The Lover (Armuke)

  • Drama
  • The Harbour Theatre

A drama in one act

There is a man and a woman. Yes, this is a love story in all its bittersweetness. Or, a creative approach to a relationship that has started to crumble. As both people in this relationship... Read more

Director Andres Mähar

Cast Linda Kolde and Andres Mähar

Saturday 14 December 19:00
Theatre saga W

Theatre saga W

  • Drama
  • The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre

A theatre saga in two acts 

Something totally unexpected happens in 1870. Something that irrevocably changes the fate of a people and culture. It is the birth of theatre in our mother tongue.

Across changing... Read more

Director Ain Mäeots

Cast Helena Lotman, Ragne Pekarev, Merle Jääger, Maria Annus, Külliki Saldre, Merle Jalakas, Pirjo Jonas, Kaia Skoblov, Aivar Tommingas, Robert Annus, Reimo Sagor, Veiko Porkanen, Karl Laumets, Jaanus Tepomees, Riho Kütsar, Tanel Jonas, Jüri Lumiste, Jaan Willem Sibul, opera choir and symphony orchestra of the Vanemuine Theatre, band, etc.

Saturday 14 December 19:00
Faehlmann. Midday. Evening clarity

Faehlmann. Midday. Evening clarity

  • Drama
  • The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre

Scenes in two acts

Why Faehlmann today?

To celebrate the 350th anniversary of the University of Tartu in 1982, the Vanemuine Theatre premiered the play Faelhmann by Madis Kõiv and Vaino... Read more

Director Margus Kasterpalu
Cast Priit Strandberg, Hannes Kaljujärv, Linda Kolde, Piret Laurimaa, Kärt Tammjärv, Marika Barabanštšikova, Margus Jaanovits, Karol Kutsel, Andres Mähar, Karl Robert Saaremäe, Raivo Adlas