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One of Berlin’s few pre­served pre-WWII va­ri­ety venues of­fers an in­ter­na­tional, high- cal­iber pro­gram of mu­si­cals, cabaret, and con­certs in an el­e­gant hall from the 1920s.­mi­ralspalast. de. Friedrich­str. 101. T: 030.47997499. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

Blue­max Theater

The un­mis­tak­able Blue Man Group has its own per­ma­nent theater where the blue- domed per­form­ers present an en­er­getic com­bi­na­tion of mu­sic, art, pan­tomime, and com­edy. The few spo­ken words are in English. Daily shows, ex­cept Mon­day. www.stage- en­ter­tain­ Mar­leneDi­et­rich- Platz 4. Toll num­ber: 01805.4444. 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: Wun­derkam­mer. www. chamaeleon­ber­ 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 €10- mil­lion Las Vegas- style pro­duc­tion fea­tur­ing dance and light shows. Shows ev­ery day ex­cept Mon­day. www.palast­ber­ Friedrich­str. 107. T: 030.23262326. U Friedrich­straße. E3

Theater am Pots­damer Platz

The 1800- seat theater de­signed by Renzo Pi­ano fea­tures mu­si­cals and in­ter­na­tional per­for­mances. All month: Be­yond the Hori­zon, mu­si­cal (Ger­man with English sur­titles) about the fall of the Wall. Shows daily ex­cept Mon­day. www.stage- en­ter­tain­ment. de. Mar­lene- Di­et­rich- Platz 4. Toll num­ber: 01805.4444. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Theater des Westens

One of Berlin’s most pop­u­lar mu­si­cal and op­eretta the­aters. Un­til 17 Jan: Chicago: The Mu­si­cal. From 24 Jan: Ich war noch niemals in New York. www.stageen­ter­tain­ Mar­lene- Di­et­rich- Platz 4. Toll num­ber: 01805.4444. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Tipi am Kan­zler­amt

The big tent in the Tier­garten has a vast pro­gram of mu­si­cals, magic, cabaret, dance, and theater. Many shows are in Ger­man. 16 Jan: Car­ring­tonBrown Duo. www.tipi-am-kan­zler­ Große Quer­allee. T: 030.39066550. U Bun­destag. D3

Win­ter­garten Va­ri­eté

This sump­tu­ous va­ri­ety theater that has earned a rep­u­ta­tion for its re­vi­tal­ized Vaudeville-in­spired pro­duc­tions, as well as world-fa­mous acts.­ter­garten- Pots­damer Str. 96. T: 030.588433. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D4

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