Two pastors stand on the stage in front of the empty rows of chairs. It is difficult to tell from a distance that it is an original and a fake. The long blond hair alone indicates that something can't be quite right with one of the two wortdentragers.
Talena mixdorf from the seventh grade of the middle school takes over the role in the musical "ritter spix – woher? Where to? What gives life meaning?" The role of the pastor. The robe she wears is on loan from hochstadt dean kilian kemmer. Their sneakers peek out from under their wide, white gowns. "In the spotlight, it's easy to start sweating in your robe. It can be exhausting," says, says talena. The real dean laughingly waves it off. It's all a question of routine.
Similarities cannot be ruled out
"My role is a bit similar to that of the real dean of hochstadt. You might notice that in the way I speak on the stage", smiles talena. In the stucco, against the backdrop of the streets of hochstadt and the replica of the spix statue, there will also be a meeting between the burgermeister and the pastor. Similarities with living persons cannot be completely ruled out here. "Talena will definitely play the role well. In religion class last year she practically went to casting with me", laughs the dean. As pastor of hochstadt, talena im stuck will take a school class on the paths of spix's rough naturalist. The most important stages of his life, such as the rough trip to brazil, are portrayed on stage by the students.
Carolina bohra, a teacher at the school, directs the choir and vocal training for the soloists. A musical of this magnitude naturally requires a great deal of discipline from the students. "During the rehearsals throughout the school year, you could really feel that all the schoolchildren involved had matured a bit", according to the teacher. Principal michael ulbrich and the students first had to recount exactly how many weekends the students spent working on their musical project. "Even during the easter vacations there were three days of rehearsals. The students just had a lot of fun", says ulbrich.
Dates the performances will take place on the following days: on friday, 11. May, 7 pm, saturday, 12 . May, 4 p.M., sunday, 13 . May, 5 p.M. And monday, 14. May, 7 p.M.
Content the musical by students of the knight von spix school and the musical orchestra hochstadt traces the life stages of the famous hochstadt naturalist and philosopher johann ritter von spix. About the rough journey in the virgin forest of brazil.
Location the event will take place in the auditorium of the ritter-von-spix school in hochstadt.
The price of a ticket is twelve, ten or eight euros, for schoolchildren six, five or three euros. Advance booking offices are the kreissparkasse hochstadt, the fortuna kulturfabrik, the cigar store riegler and the school secretariat.