THEATER, CABARET & MU­SI­CALS

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Ad­mi­ralspalast

An in­ter­na­tional, high-cal­iber pro­gram of mu­si­cals, cabaret, and con­certs in an el­e­gant hall from the 1920s. There are two ad­di­tional stages for the smaller pro­duc­tions. 5 Oct: Nana Mousk­ouri.

9 Oct: Elvis Costello. 14–15 Oct: Falco meets Mer­cury. 21–26 Oct: Tanguera. 28 Oct: Pam Ann,

Plane Filthy. www.ad­mi­ralspalast.de. Friedrich­str. 101. T: 030.47997499. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

Bar Jeder Ver­nunft

A 1912 tent hous­ing song and dance shows, com­edy, and cabaret. Many of the shows are in Ger­man only. Call for info.

20 Oct: Pi­ano Bat­tle, two pi­anists use their in­stru­ments to fight a hu­mor­ous mu­si­cal bat­tle. Sun and Tue–Fri 8pm. Sat 6 and 9:30pm. www.bar-jeder-ver­nunft.de. Schaper­str. 24. T: 030.8831582. U Spich­ern­straße. C4

Bimah, the Jewish Theater

Most shows are in Ger­man, but there are fre­quent Yid­dish song per­for­mances. Check web­site for info. www.juedis­chesthe­ater­ber­lin.de. Friedrich­str. 101. T: 030.2511096. S+U Friedrich­strasse. E3

Bluemax Theater

Their skin is blue and their out­fits are black. The un­mis­tak­able Blue Man Group has its own per­ma­nent theater and their show is an en­er­getic com­bi­na­tion of mu­sic, art, ges­tures, and com­edy. The few spo­ken words are in English. All month: Wed–Sun 6 and 9pm, Tue 8pm. www.stage-en­ter­tain­ment.de. Marlene-Di­et­rich-Platz 4. T: 01805.4444 (toll num­ber). S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Chamäleon Va­ri­ete

An old ball­room where it is not un­usual to see trapeze artists, jug­glers, tap dancers, and cabaret singers. All month: Cross­roads, an ac­ro­batic show with lots of danc­ing. Sun and Tue– Fri 8pm. Sat 6 and 9:30pm. www.chamaeleon­ber­lin.de. Inside the Hack­eschen Höfen, Rosen­thaler Str. 40/41. T: 030.4000590. S Hack­escher Markt. E2

Friedrich­stadt-Palast

Spe­cial ef­fects, glitzy Ve­gas-style live show pro­duc­tions, and va­ri­ety shows at this 1920 theater.

From 7 Oct: The Wyld, a Las Ve­gas-style pro­duc­tion fea­tur­ing dance and light shows. Tue– Fri 7:30pm, Sat & Sun 3:30 and 7:30pm. No shows on 8, 10, 14, 16 Oct. www.palast-berlin.eu. Friedrich­str. 107. T: 030.23262326. U Friedrich­straße. E3

Kook­aburra

Tues­day is English Com­edy Night at this popular com­edy club, and there’s also an English in­ter­mezzo late on Satur­day nights. www.com­e­dy­club.de. Schön­hauser Allee 184. T: 030.48623186. U RosaLux­em­burg-Platz. F2

Qu­atsch Com­edy Club

This popular com­edy club hosts fre­quent stand up com­edy shows and presents a reg­u­lar En­glish­language com­edy night. www.quatschcom­e­dy­club.de. Friedrich­str. 107. T: 01806.999000969 (toll num­ber). S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

Stern­bergth­e­ater

Twice a week, this theater inside the Spiel­bank Berlin hosts co­me­dian Karsten Kaie’s hi­lar­i­ous show How To Be­come A Ber­liner In One Hour? Marlene-Di­et­rich-Platz 1. T: 01806.570070 (toll num­ber). S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3/D4

Theater am Pots­damer Platz

Mu­si­cals and in­ter­na­tional per­for­mances. De­signed by Renzo Pi­ano, this theater seats 1800 peo­ple. All Month: Beyond the Hori­zon, mu­si­cal (in Ger­man with English sur­titles) on the fall of the Wall. Tues–Thu 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3:30 and 8pm, Sun 6pm. www.stage-en­ter­tain­ment.de. Mar­leneDi­et­rich-Platz 4. T: 01805.4444 (toll num­ber). S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Theater des Westens

One of Berlin’s most popular mu­si­cal and op­eretta the­aters. From 28 Oct: Mamma Mia: A mu­si­cal built around the great­est hits of Swedish band Abba. Shows from Tue–Sun 7:30pm. www.stage-en­ter­tain­ment.de. Kantstr. 12. T: 0180.54444 (toll num­ber). U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4

Tipi am Kan­zler­amt

The big tent in the Tier­garten has a vast pro­gram mu­si­cals, magic, cabaret, dance, and theater. Many of the shows are in Ger­man. From 23 Oct: Briefs:

The Sec­ond Com­ing. This award-win­ning show has been de­scribed as an “Aussie Cirque du Soleil” com­bined with RuPaul’s Drag Race. Cir­cus stunts, yo-yo tricks, jug­gling, ac­ro­bat­ics and dance col­lid­ing with drag acts and Aussie hu­mor. www.tipi-am-kan­zler­amt.de. Große Quer­allee. T: 030.39066550. U Bun­destag. D3

Volks­bühne

An ex­per­i­men­tal mul­ti­me­dia theater and cul­tural cen­ter where you can see plays, read­ings, lec­tures, con­certs, and more. Check web­site for pro­gram. www.volks­buehne-berlin.de. Linien­str. 227. T: 030.24065777. U Rosa-Lux­em­burg-Platz. F2

Win­ter­garten Va­ri­eté

Mir­rors, wood, red vel­vet, and a starry sky de­fine this sump­tu­ous va­ri­ety theater. Un­til 5 Oct: Der

Helle Wahnsinn (in Ger­man). www.win­ter­garten­ber­lin.de. Pots­damer Str. 96. T: 030.588433. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D4

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