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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. 1 Jan: Berlin New Year’s Con­cert. 1– 4 Jan: The Swan Lake Rus­sian State Bal­let.­mi­ 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. Sun and Tue– Fri 8pm. Sat 6 and 9:30pm.­ 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.juedis­chesthe­ater­ber­ 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: Tue– Fri 8pm, Sat 6 and 9pm, Sun 6 pm. www.stage- en­ter­tain­ 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. www.chamaeleon­ber­ Inside the Hack­eschen Höfen, Rosen­thaler Str. 40/41. T: 030.4000590. S Hack­escher Markt. E2


Spe­cial ef­fects, glitzy Ve­gas- style live show pro­duc­tions, and va­ri­ety shows at this 1920 theater. All month: The Wyld, a Las Ve­gas- style pro­duc­tion fea­tur­ing dance and light shows. Tue, Thu– Fri 7:30pm, Sat 3:30 and 7:30pm, Sun 3:30pm. No show on Mon­days and on 15 and 15 Jan. www.palast- Friedrich­str. 107. T: 030.23262326. U Friedrich­straße. E3


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

Qu­atsch Com­edy Club

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


A popular West Berlin theater in the 1960 and 1970s, this Ku’damm per­for­mance venue still hosts some in­ter­est­ing pro­duc­tions, many of which with English sur­titles. 29–30 Jan: The Past by

Con­stanza Macras. 9, 10, 11, 12 Jan: The For­bid­den Zone, by Dun­can Macmil­lan. Check web­site for pro­gram. Kur­fürs­ten­damm 153. U Ade­nauer­platz. C4

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 2:30pm. No shows on 30 and 31 Jan. www. stage- en­ter­tain­ Marlene- Di­et­rich- 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. All month: Mamma Mia: A mu­si­cal built around the great­est hits of Swedish band Abba. Shows on Tue and Thu– Fri 7:30pm, Wed 6:30pm (5pm on 31 Dec), Sat 2:30 and 7:30pm, and Sun 2:30pm. Ad­di­tional show at 2:30 on 2 Jan, at 7:30 on 25 Jan. www.stage- en­ter­tain­ 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. www.tipi-amkan­zler­ Große Quer­allee. T: 030.39066550. U Bun­destag. D3


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

Win­ter­garten Va­ri­eté

Mir­rors, wood, red vel­vet, and a starry sky de­fine this sump­tu­ous va­ri­ety theater. All month: The Mag­i­cal Mys­tery Show II, a magic show tak­ing place ev­ery week from Wed–Sun. Check web­site for ex­act times.­ter­garten- Pots­damer Str. 96. T: 030.588433. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D4

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