Opening of the Central German Theater

After months of preparation and extensive renovations, the time had finally come on 4.9.22: The Central German Theater in the Marienkirche in Dessau-Roßlau opened its 1st season with the satirical comedy “Gottes Lebenslauf”. Dieter Hallervorden and Peter Bause shone in the leading roles, and following the premiere, Dr. Reiner Haseloff, the Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt, awarded Hallervorden a medal of honor. Shortly after the premiere, all performances of the play were sold out, as were readings by famous authors such as Sebastian Fitzek and Elke Heidenreich.

Many spectators were enthusiastic about the successful ambience of the church and about the rich offer of this year’s play program.

For Hallervorden, the plays are the backbone of his playbill; all productions have already proven to be audience favorites at the Schlosspark Theater, and he vouches for their quality: if an audience member is not satisfied, he will get his money back upon request during the intermission – a unique guarantee in the German theater world.

Plays with a star-studded cast can be seen, including “Rain Man” with Richy Müller, “Himmlische Zeiten” with Angelika Mann and Heike Jonca, “Rent-a-Friend” with Caroline Beil and Bürger Lars Dietrich, “Geliebter Lügner” with Achim Wolff and Brigitte Grothum, and “Schmetterlinge sind frei” with Johannes Hallervorden and Julia Biedermann.

There are also quite a few guest appearances on the program, including Torsten Sträter, Hirschhausen and Reuter, Hoecker and Boning, Wolfgang Lippert, Ingo Appelt, Mary Roos and Gayle Tufts.

But music lovers can also look forward to, among others, Heino,
Heinz Rudolf Kunze, Stefan Jürgens, Götz Alsmann, Duo Graceland and, of course, the
the festive Advent concert with Gunter Emmerlich and the New Year’s concert with Dr. Pop.
New Year’s concert with Dr. Pop.

There will also be readings by well-known authors and actors such as Sebastian Fitzek, Dominique Horwitz and Christian Berkel. And of course Germany’s most popular weatherman, meteorologist Sven Plöger, who will explain to us in an amusing and entertaining way how our world can still be saved…

Of course, Dieter Hallervorden himself will also make regular appearances at the Mitteldeutsches Theater: In November, he will tell anecdotes from working together with his colleagues Franziska Troegner and Wolfgang Bahro and chat with his biographer Tim Pröse about his life and work.

In January, he will be on stage for the next play: “Der König stirbt” (“The King Dies”), absurd theater at its best, greeted with standing ovations in Berlin and praised as a “great king” by the Berliner Tagesspiegel. And at the end of the season in June, Hallervorden goes into full swing once again with a closing gala of the finest kind.

Hallervorden is particularly pleased with the great response from the audience and the many spectators who have thanked him for his commitment to culture and the city of Dessau. After all, the Mitteldeutsches Theater is his heart’s project and a declaration of love to his native city.

Source: Press contact Mitteldeutsches Theater