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Enter our competition and win a double ticket for the opening night performance on Friday 27 August 2017!

What a great way to end the summer holidays with a trip to the theater to see an uplifting performance of a classic feel-good musical!

From 27 to 29 August, the GAOS Youth Group will perform the award-winning musical, Legally Blonde, at the Casino Theatre in Geneva!

Based on the hit 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, this bright and colourful musical with a memorable score and inspiring roles for young women, was hugely successful both on Broadway and the West End, and won the 2011 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

Directed by Ylan Assefy, this GAOS rendition of Legally Blonde: The Musical tells the story of Elle Woods, a charming and lovable young sorority girl, who enrols at Harvard Law School to win back a former beau. But law school is no joyride — she is thrown out of class and her boyfriend proposes to another girl! It seems nobody has any faith her!

However, Elle decides to show everyone that she is more than just a pretty face. It turns out she has more legal savvy than anyone ever imagined and, through perseverance and self-belief, she finds unexpected success. Astonishing the faculty with her unabashed audacity, she gradually wins the respect and admiration of all those around her.

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Enter our competition to win a double ticket for the opening night performance of the show!

Directed by Pam Walsh (with Paddy McDonald wielding the baton), Let’s Face the Music promises to be a summer show to remember, fusing elements of Music Hall, variety shows, and highlights from some of Broadway and the West End’s best musicals, as well as Hollywood’s most famous classic films.

Being performed at the Salle des Spectacles in Founex between 15 and 17 June, Let's Face the Music will return to the traditional “dinner and show” format typical of GAOS’ summer performances. There will be 3 options for tickets:

  • Tables downstairs (Fr. 49.- per person) will be served a meal – a choice of cold roast beef, smoked trout, or a vegetarian option with new potatoes and salad – before the show. Drinks will be available at the bar, with dessert also available for purchase at the interval.

  • Premium tables (Fr. 69.- per person), in the middle of the auditorium, will also receive champagne and a programme. For catering purposes, seats downstairs must be booked in advance.

  • Balcony seats (Fr. 29.- per person) can be reserved for those wishing to see the show without a meal. While drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at the bar, there is no food or drink allowed on the balcony. Subject to availability, balcony seats will be available for purchase on the night.

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Enter our competition to win free tickets for the final performance of Will on Sunday 21 May!

The Lausanne Shakespeare Festival (LSF) is Switzerland’s only annual theatrical event devoted exclusively to the work of William Shakespeare, and this year knowitall.ch is offering readers a chance to win free tickets to one of their performances!

Taking place between 19 and 21 May, this year’s festival will once again be based in the Théâtre La Grange de Dorigny, a unique performing arts center based on the University of Lausanne campus.

LSF 2017 will combine full-length plays in the evenings with workshops, music, street theater, and a range of performance experiments during the day. Like Lausanne itself, the LSF is fundamentally cosmopolitan, bringing together artists and audience members from a variety of linguistic backgrounds and featuring events in both French and English.

Kevin Curran. Administrative Director of the LSF and professor of English literature at the Université de Lausann, told knowitall.ch, “At the heart of the LSF is a simple idea: take the greatest plays ever written and use them to build bridges between things that tend to stay apart: the university and the city, specialists and the public, critical thinking and creativity, and art and education. What’s more, by prioritizing the talents of Lausanne’s newest generation of professional actors and directors, the LSF contributes to building a strong future for theater in the city, the region, and the country."

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In a bid to encourage more English-speaking visitors to their theatre in Geneva, the Théatre de Carouge-Atelier de Genève is offering knowitall.ch readers the chance to win a double ticket to see one of the plays from their new series of specially adapted performances for English-speaking viewers.

“The Robbers Ball” is the first show this year to be performed with English surtitles, and will take place on 10, 11 and 15 March 2017. All other performances of this excellent classic comedy, scheduled between 21 February and 18 March, will require a reasonable understanding of French to appreciate the play.

Written by Jean Anouilh and directed by Robert Sandoz, The Robbers Ball is an action-packed comedy with 50’s style costumes, live music and - of course - a love story! The performance takes place one summer in the spa town of Vichy.  Peterbono, Hector and Gustave are three stooges who earn their living as pickpockets, creating all kinds of scenarios to rob rich spa clients and to seduce young ladies who are thoroughly bored.  Taken in by their own wiles, they are invited to the luxurious home of Lady Hurf and her nieces. On the evening of the Robbers’ ball, the very last robbery is being set up, when suddenly…

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Adam Bloom and Tim Clark perform at Uptown Geneva, on Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Two great English comedians, Adam Bloom and Tim Clark, will perform for the International Comedy Club next month in Geneva.

Having wowed club audiences in Switzerland with their acts in the past, the two performers will prove a popular replacement to the scheduled act for 8 March, Seann Walsh, who has been called away to perform in a primetime Sitcom for UK TV the same evening.

Those who have seen Adam Bloom in action before will tell you that he is one of Britain’s most inventive comedians. He has performed sell-out solo shows at the ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99, 2001, 2004 & 2007 Edinburgh Festivals as well as performing a sell-out tour of Britain. He has also sold out theaters at festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington and Cape Town as well as making three visits to ‘Just For Laughs‘ in Montreal. In 2004, Adam was part of the ‘Just For Laughs Comedy Tour‘, playing to 42,000 people in 17 cities across Canada. He has also written three series of ‘The Problem with Adam Bloom‘ for BBC Radio 4.

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Knowitall.ch readers are being offered the chance to see some of the hottest comedians from around the world at the Montreux Comedy Festival, which is hosting a number of shows in Montreux and Vevey between 1 and 5 December 2016.

This year, we have been offered 10 double tickets for the Trending Comics show in English, taking place on Sunday, 4 December at 17h at the 2m2c Auditorium Stravinski in Montreux.

Presented by Jason Goliath, host of "Larger than life" South Africa, and directed by Paul Wheeler, Trending Comics will allow you to "tour the world through laughter" with some of the best-known English-speaking comedians, who are "killing internationally"! Artists from Australia, Africa, the US, the UK, Canada and some that are "so multicultural they’re from everywhere and nowhere", are flying to Montreux exclusively for this show!