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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. 8–17 Dec: Beauty and The Beast. 21 Dec: The Har­lem Gospel Singers Show. 25– 31 Dec: The Bar at Buena Vista.­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 shows in Ger­man only.­ Schaper­str. 24. T: 030.8831582. U Spich­ern­straße. C4

Blue Man Group

The un­mis­tak­able Blue Man Group has its own per­ma­nent the­ater, the Blue­max The­ater, where the blue- domed per­form­ers present an en­er­getic com­bi­na­tion of mu­sic, art, pan­tomime, and With thrilling ac­ro­bat­ics, live mu­sic, daz­zling lasers, and dare­devil mo­tor­cross freestylers soar­ing through the air, is a mod­ern, un­con­ven­tional cir­cus for all ages that’s filled with un­ex­pected sur­prises. For its 25thanniver­sary edi­tion, has set up base right be­hind Bahn­hof Zoo sta­tion – just look for the big yel­low-and-black tent. com­edy. The few spo­ken words are in English. Shows take place al­most ev­ery night. Check web­site for info. www.stage- en­ter­tain­ Mar­lene- Di­et­rich- 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: Un­der­art, a new cir­cus per­for­mance by CirkusCirkör. www. chamaeleon­ber­ Rosen­thaler Str. 40/41. T: 030.4000590. S Hack­escher Markt. E2


Spe­cial ef­fects, glitzy Ve­gas- style live show pro­duc­tions at this mod­ern the­ater. All month: One, Grand Show, a dream­like jour­ney through time in search of "the one." Friedrich­str. 107. T: 030.23262326. U Friedrich­straße. E3

Qu­atsch Com­edy Club Schaubühne Tipi am Kan­zler­amt Win­ter­garten Va­ri­eté

The This pop­u­lar club hosts fre­quent stand- up com­edy shows and a reg­u­lar English-lan­guage night. www.quatschcom­e­dy­ Friedrich­str. 107. Toll num­ber: 01806.999000969. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3 A pop­u­lar West Berlin the­ater in the 1960 and 1970s, this Ku'damm per­for­mance venue still hosts some in­ter­est­ing pro­duc­tions. Check web­site for pro­gram. Kur­fürs­ten­damm 153. U Ade­nauer­platz. C4 The big tent in the Tier­garten has a vast pro­gram of mu­si­cals, magic, cabaret, dance, and the­ater. Many shows are in Ger­man. 6 Dec: Car­ring­ton Brown; 31 Dec: Paul Morocco & Olé, New Year's eve show. www.tipi-am-kan­zler­ Große Quer­allee. T: 030.39066550. U Bun­destag. D3 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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