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Stas Namin Theatre

Stas Namin Theatre

Located in Gorky ParkRussian: Park Gorkogo or Парк Горького just off the Pushkinskaya EmbankmentRussian: Pushkinskaya naberezhnaya or Пушкинская набережная, the Stas Namin Music and Drama TheatreRussian: Teatr muzyki i dramy Stasa Namina or Театр музыки и драмы Стаса Намина is small but cozy. It is part of a larger theatre district together with the open-air Green TheatreRussian: Zelyonyi teatr. Its repertoire features the major modern theatre genres, including musicals, rock operas, avant-garde productions, dramas and comedies. The theatre’s artistic director intended it to consist of multi-talented actors, who are expected to be equally good at acting, singing and dancing. Fifteen years ago, this idea allowed Namin to become a sort of innovator, and the theatre now puts on both dramas and musical shows.

img_130272_sThe auditorium seats only 230 people, and most shows are two hours or shorter, creating a real chamber atmosphere and establishing an intimate relationship between actors and viewers, who become the theatre’s devoted fans from the moment they enter the space.

Most Russian music lovers know the theatre’s founder and director Stas Namin as the leader of the popular Soviet music group, Tsvety. A composer, performer, producer, artist and director, Namin has been an integral part of the theatre community for many years. In 1999, he abandoned most of his projects and focused exclusively on the performing arts, having put together a team of like-minded professionals. The theatre’s story began with the cult Broadway musical HairRussian: Volosy or Волосы by Galt MacDermot, the American version of which led Stas Namin to put on a similar show in Russia. The musical was staged in record time, and the Russian version has been playing to full houses both on tour and in the theatre’s own building, which was opened in Gorky Park in 2000.

img_130273_sThe current repertoire contains over 20 shows for adults and kids alike. Among the viewers’ indisputable favourites are Jesus Christ SuperstarRussian: Iisus Khristos - superzvezda or Иисус Христос - суперзвезда, a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber (directed by Stas Namin and Andrey Rossinsky), and Victory over the SunRussian: Pobeda nad Solntsem or Победа над Солнцем, an updated avant-garde opera by K. Malevich, M. Matyushin, A. Kruchenykh and V. Khlebnikov – a great triumph of early 20th-century new Russian art. Recent productions which were well received by both audiences and the critics are New York. The Eighties. UsRussian: Nyu-York. 80-e. My or Нью-Йорк. 80-е. Мы, a play about Soviet emigrants (directed by Mikhail Shemyakin), and BeatlomaniaRussian: Bitlomaniya or Битломания, a stage production about the Beatles, featuring 25 love songs (directed by Stas Namin).

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The theatre pays close attention to young audiences, both putting on shows for them and running the children’s theatre studio (opened in 2011), where kids play and learn acting, singing, dancing and elocution. Stas Namin also teaches a img_130274_sMusical Theatre course at the Russian University of Theatre ArtsRussian: GITIS or ГИТИС, and children attending his studio are able to truly immerse themselves in the arts. As for the theatre’s troupe, although the actors are not ‘famous’ in the sense that they do not appear on the television or the big screen, they are extremely talented and committed to their art.

Stas Namin Theatre is well equipped, and no expense is spared to make excellent stage sets, costumes and musical accompaniment. The building design, while reserved, lends a warm, homely atmosphere. There is a café and bar in the basement, some of the shows are staged on the Green Theatre’s open-air stage in the summertime, and some productions begin in the theatre foyer. All of this fosters friendly relationships between the theatre staff and the audience.

Gorky Park is a great place to visit in and of itself, so it’s definitely worth having a walk around before or after the show. The Stas Namin Theatre puts on shows almost every day.

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Location

Between Garden Ring and Third Ring Road

Nearest Metro Station

Park Kultury, Shabolovskaya, Oktyabrskaya

Address

Bldg. 33, 9 Krymsky Val street, Moscow

Website

http://www.stasnamintheatre.ru/

Museum Opening Hours / Ticket Office Opening Hours

Daily

Days off

No

Ticket Price

From 100 to 1500 rubles.
Photo and video filming during performances are not allowed.

Visiting Rules

Standard.

Additional Information

There is an opportunity to purchase tickets online.

Gallery

Jesus Christ Superstar, a theatrical performance
Hair, a theatrical performance
The Inhabitant of the Summits, a theatrical performance
Actor as artist Mikhail Shemyakin in New York. 1980s. Us
Theatre troupe in 2017
New York. 1980s. Us, a theatrical performance

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