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EDITOR'S NOTE 2/9/14: REGRETTABLY, CAVEMAN WILL NOW ONLY PERFORM IN FRENCH ON 9 OCTOBER IN LAUSANNE

Caveman holds the record as the one of the longest running solo plays in Broadway history. The show is also a worldwide rock-solid tour de force that has won the hearts of millions in over 30 countries.

The first English performances of this season’s show in Switzerland will be held in Geneva on 4 and 5 September and Lausanne on 8 and 9 October. Sponsored by the local English-speaking newspaper, Le News, and the global theatre production company, Theater Mogul, Caveman will appeal to all adults, no matter what their marital status: single, dating, married or divorced!

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You may have seen in at the cinema, or been lucky enough to catch the show on Broadway or in London’s West End, but the chances are that you have not yet seen it performed in Geneva! The popular musical, Hairspray, will be performed for the first time this year by the Geneva Amateur Operatic Society Youth Group in Nyon, and knowitall.ch has been lucky enough to obtain a double ticket for the opening night performance on 29 August, 2014! There will be 4 performances of the show, running over 3 days until Sunday, 31 August.

Based upon the New Line Cinema film, written and directed by John Waters, Hairspray provides a social commentary on the injustices of American society in the 1960s. When plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad’s dream of dancing on a local TV dance show turns into reality, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colourful array of characters, all wonderfully portrayed by GAOS’ talented array of amateur performers. Click here to view the cast list.

Once on the show, Tracy soon launches a campaign against the segregation rules prevailing throughout American society at that time.  At the heart of the struggle for civil rights is a black family who play a central role in the story and sing one of the musical’s most famous songs, "I know where I've been".

The Broadway production won 8 Tony Awards in 2003, and ran for over 2,500 performances. In 2007 it was adapted as a musical film, starring Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeifer, Queen Latifah, John Travolta (as Tracy's mother!) and Christopher Walken, and in 2010 it commenced a successful run on London’s West End.  

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Enter our competition to win a double ticket for the opening night performance on 16 May, 2014!

Opening on London’s West End stage in 1981 with a plot based on T.S Eliot’s "Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats", the award-winning musical CATS, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, has become one of the world’s best-known and best-loved musicals.  CATS is currently the second-longest running show in Broadway history, and the fourth-longest running West End musical.

Since it opened in 1981, the show has been translated into 20 languages and presented all over the world, keeping its original English title. To keep the show on the road in this region, the Geneva Amateur Operatic Society will present its own version this Spring, which will be performed at the Aula de Nyon-Marens between the 16th and 24th May, 2014.

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The Geneva English Dramatic Society invites you to their first stage performance of the new year: Baby with the Bathwater, written by Christopher Durang, one of America’s most provocative and inventive writers.

Described as a comedy about surviving those who love you very badly, Baby with the Bathwater provides an amusing insight into the lives of new parents, Helen and John, who are not quite sure what to do with their newborn. What should they name it? What should they do when it cries? How should they deal with a deranged Nanny, a baby-snatching houseguest, and a slavering German shepherd with a penchant for eating babies? All the usual parenting dilemmas!

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is a madcap comedy, in which three actors make an attempt to stage all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in less than two hours ‘of blood, sweat and tears’! It has been one of the biggest success stories in the history of London’s West End.

The Madhouse Theatre Company has been playing their unique version of this hugely entertaining piece to full houses across Europe for a number of years, and will be playing this month, for two nights only, at the Théâtre Les 50 in Saint-Jean-de-Gonville, France.

The play flows at breakneck speed, with the three members of the company, Matt Devere, Mike Kelly and Andrew Hefler, playing all the roles, be they male or female, young or old.  Watch the stories unfold within the framework of a game of American football. Come and see Othello, brought to life by gangster rap, and observe how Hamlet is portrayed in just 20 seconds.  This play definitely has to be seen to be believed.

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For the past 120 years, La R’vue genevoise, has been one of the most popular satirical plays in Geneva, currently attracting over 20,000 spectators each year.

Held in the beautiful Casino-Théâtre in Carouge, La R’vue genevoise features the political, economical and social highlights of the past year on a local, national and international basis, through sketches, songs and various choreographies.  This year, the show opened on Saturday, 2 November, and will continue through until Tuesday, 31 December.

For the first time in history, this emblematic theater play will be performed in English, broadening its appeal yet further to the English-speaking community of Geneva. There will be three English shows in total, one on Friday 13 December at 20h00 and two on Saturday 14 December at 14h30 and 20h00. (Editor's update: Saturday 14h30 performance has now been cancelled).