OPERETTA / MUSICAL
FINIAN’S RAINBOW
Burton Lane, Edgar Yip Harburg, Fred Saidy
Premiere Oct 6, 2011, 6.30 PM
Jiří Myron Theatre
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FINIAN’S RAINBOW

Burton Lane, Edgar Yip Harburg, Fred Saidy

Premiere Oct 6, 2011, 6.30 PM - Jiří Myron Theatre

Colourful retro fairytale for adults with a happy ending.

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Famous American musical in the Czech adaptation written by Jiři Voskovec and Jan Werich. The central character and the pillar of the whole musical is a water goblin, Čochtan, who Werich created for himself. In Ostrava’s production you can see popular actors Norbert Lichý or Jiří Sedláček starring in this role.

Story:

The arrival of the Czech emigrant Josef Maršálek and his daughter Káča in Štědrá Dolina (Generous Valley) in the state of Missitucky triggers a series of events when Maršálek buys a part of the land so that he can bury a pot of gold which, as he says, he borrowed from the South-Bohemian water goblin. Maršálek is hoping to become rich and to have a large dowry for his daughter. The pot is magic. Wishes expressed by someone standing above the pot are fulfilled, but only three. Thanks to this magic pot the injustice of the corrupt senator Randall is remedied, mute Susan is healed and Čochtan becomes a human being. Káča marries handsome and rebellious Woody even without the dowry and her father returns back to the vicinity of Třeboň where his home is.

From the history:

Most likely it is the very first American musical staged in Czechoslovakia. The premiere of the Czech version written by Voskovec and Werich opened on 6 March 1948 and it was the very last theatre production of the co-authors. The cast consisted of Ljuba Hermanová, Rudolf Cortéz, Soňa Červená and František Černý and Jan Werich starring as Čochtan. The music was adapted by Zdeněk Petr and played by Karel Vlach’s orchestra.

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Date Time Stage Type Detail Tickets
Oct 6, 2011 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatrePremiereshow detail
Oct 8, 2011 6.30 PMJiří Myron Theatre2nd premiereshow detail
Oct 13, 2011 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Oct 26, 2011 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 1, 2011 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 4, 2011 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 18, 2011 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 25, 2011 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Dec 14, 2011 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Dec 16, 2011 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Dec 20, 2011 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Dec 30, 2011 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 13, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 20, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 28, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Feb 4, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Feb 9, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 10, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 14, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 17, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Apr 4, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Apr 14, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Apr 26, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
May 30, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jun 12, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jun 17, 2012 3.00 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Sep 13, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 4, 2012 11.00 AMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 4, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Dec 8, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Dec 19, 2012 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jan 5, 2013 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Feb 5, 2013 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 6, 2013 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Apr 9, 2013 6.30 PMJiří Myron TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jun 2, 2013 4.00 PMJiří Myron TheatreDerniereshow detail

The play is no longer in our repertoire.

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Norbert Lichý, Pavel Liška
Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
Veronika Prášil Gidová, Norbert Lichý
Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
Norbert Lichý
Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
 
 

Robert Jícha, Veronika Prášil Gidová, Norbert Lichý
Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
Veronika Prášil Gidová, Norbert Lichý
Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
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Jaroslav Rusnák (Mr. Bercy), Veronika Gidová (Susan), Roman Harok (Woody Rychtarik)

Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
Robert Jícha (Woody Rychtarik) a Lada Bělašková (Káča)

Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
Marcel Školout (Buzz Collins) a Pavel Liška (Senátor Randall)

Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
Lada Bělašková (Káča) a Jiří Sedláček (Vodník Čochtan)

Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
Lada Bělašková (Káča) a Jiří Sedláček (Vodník Čochtan)

Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
Lada Bělašková (Káča) a Jiří Sedláček (Vodník Čochtan)

Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
Libor Olma (Josef Maršálek) a Jiří Sedláček (Vodník Čochtan)

Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
Janka Hoštáková (Mary), Petra Langerová (Joe), Alena Halámková, Dagmar Mimrová (Černoška), Jiří Sedláček (Vodník Čochtan),  Hana Fialová (Bellinda)

Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
Veronika Gidová (Susan) a Jiří Sedláček (Vodník Čochtan)

Photo by: Radovan Šťastný
Petr Miller (Zástupce šerifa), Jan Drahovzal (Šerif), Marcel Školout (Buzz Collins), Lenka Vaňkátová (Černoška), Ilona Piskořová (Černoška), Vít Habernal (Černoch), Eva Villámová, Elisabet Višovanov (Diana), Pavel Liška (Senátor Randall), Roman Harok (Woody Rychtarik), Martina Šnytová (Káča)

Photo by: Radovan Šťastný