Gas Station Night @ St. Pauli Theater

Gas Station Night @ St. Pauli Theater
Rarely seen a musical with so little content

Nachtankstelle - St.Pauli Theater
Photos: Oliver Fantitsch
Thank you to the St. Pauli Theater

yes they are known from radio and television. The best known and most profitable gas station with safety also in Germany. The ESSO “Kieztanke” on the Reeperbahn. Thousands if not many more stories are told about this gas station. Alone I have a whole lot of stories, acting at this all-around-the-clock supermarket and neighborhood hangout.

Whether it's the purchase of red wine and candles for a party or night GAY bad way to my very first Trannyparty, the past led me to the neighborhood gas station. Material for thousands of possible ideas or theater for a musical.

Kiez-TankeDie Original Kiez Tanke

Thus, the St. Pauli Theater thought, and taken the night gas station a few years ago into the program. The idea is good: several completely different Charaktäre spend Christmas Eve for various reasons more or less together at the neighborhood gas station

The young punk, der junge Hip Hopper, who has no desire for his family pretty square, the slightly older man intellectual, the not so well gets along with his wife and drowned his sorrows in red wine style in the glass, the only surviving sailor and the sprightly pensioner, which is Ausgebüxt from the retirement home… To several times the people just come…

nacht tankstelle

Anything with a little melancholy, and all singing, because it is in the night service station to a musical. A successful yet to… and a highly acclaimed:

Hamburg Evening Gazette:
“Hamburg's best musical plays in the neighborhood. The new evening of songs by Franz Wittenbrink was at its premiere in St.. Pauli Theater celebrated with great joy and absolutely deserved bravos.”

The World:
… seven sensational Darstellter deliver plump musical theater.”

…Ehrlich? I'm not sure, what other musicals, the Hamburger Abendblatt seen as, but I really have seen in recent years a lot of musicals in which large cheers and bravos were earned. The night petrol station was unfortunately not one of them. (Not only) I was, that little was made of the thousands of possible stories. In fact, the whole musical was actually no real action, no text and no hamburg or neighborhood-specific stories, who just do not even anywhere else could have happened. In addition many of the songs sung were good but not everyone would have to be really.


In a nutshell, I was a little disappointed and so was my two companions. But nothing against the St. pauli theater, i have really seen great events there, only this musical didn't really convince me.. It was too expensive for that.


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