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Zaporizhzhya Regional Ukrainian Music and Drama Theatre. V. Magara

Founded - March 5, 1929.

From 1936 to 1965 the theater led a distinguished master of Ukrainian scene, People's Artist of the USSR Vladimir Gerasimov Magara whose name is on the theater in March 2004.

During World War II theater worked in Georgia, Uzbekistan, Takzhykistani, Turkmenistan, North Ossetia, Dagestan.

In April 1944, the theater, the decision of the Government of Ukraine was registered forever in Zaporizhia. In 1953, grew a beautiful building of the new theater building, which became the property of the architectural panorama of the city.

In 2000 the theater opened after major repairs. Today it is one of the best theaters of Ukraine architecture, aesthetics and technical equipment.

In different years the theater was headed by famous masters Ukrainian scene - People's Artist of Ukraine, laureate of State Prize. TG Shevchenko SK Smiyan (1966-1970), National Artist of Ukraine MP Ravytskyy (1970-1974), People's Artist of the USSR VG Hrypych (1974-1984), People's Artist of Ukraine O. King (1984-2001), Slonov Ivory Valentin, Honored Artist of Ukraine (1992-2013)/ Golovatyuk Yevgeny Ivanovich, Honored Artist of Ukraine - Deputy Director of Creative Affairs (since 2009).

In August 2004 the theater given the status of "academic."

The creative part of the theater - 6 people, 8 honored artists of Ukraine, 3 Honored Artist of Ukraine, 2 Honoured Worker of Culture of Ukraine.

The current repertoire of the theater consists of 35 performances, including six tales for children.

The basis of the repertoire of the theater is a Ukrainian classical and modern drama.

Among the prime in recent years - epic canvas "Nestor Makhno" L. Thomas, J. Boris, Operetta I. Kalman "Queen Chardash", "Circus Princess" burlesque "Aeneid" Kotlyarevskyi, musical play "Love Hidalgo" for musical W. Wasserman, D. Deriona, tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" by Shakespeare, the heroic saga of "Taras Bulba" by Nikolai Gogol, human comedy habits "Without guilt guilty" by Alexander Ostrovsky, heroic legend "Mama" K. Karpenko, "sacrament of creation" (music and plastic existence of life. action first Vivaldi "Four Seasons"), lyrical comedy "Love candle light" on the play by N. Ptushkinoyi "While she was dying."

Nowadays a new musical genre. In productions of classic operettas added staging musical productions: "The fate of Dorian" (theater seats) contemporary Ukrainian composer K. Tsepkolenko, "Mozart and Salieri" based on "little tragedies" Pushkin and music by Beethoven, Schubert, Rimsky-Korsakov's musical "Love on Zarechnaya Street" based on screenplay "Spring on the street Zarechnoy" operetta "Violet of Montmartre" by I. Kalman.

By the 200th anniversary of Gogol Theatre staged musical extravaganza "May Night" and a spectacular event - the concert "Dnepr Chuden ..." based on performances of works by prominent Ukrainian.

Performance "May Night" has received rave reviews Zaporozhye viewers and successfully held in Poltava in the National Performing Arts Festival "Away from the MV Gogol's "dedicated to the anniversary of a classic of world literature.

When the theater is a theater in the open. Now the site of performances selected historical and cultural complex "Zaporizhzhya Sich" on the island. Khortytsya. By the 70th anniversary of Zaporizhzhya region on campus in August 2008 premiere theatrical act "Mama" with a performance theater. The first performance took place outdoors in October 2006, "Kozak iron" on the island. Khortytsya.

It was a heroic saga "Taras Bulba" by Nikolai Gogol. For the first time in Ukraine outdoor events unfolded historical antiquity with the creative team Theater. VG Magaril, horse - sports theater "Zaporozhian Cossacks" Cossack martial arts school "Savior" and the theater fire "Yurak." In 2007, the show "Taras Bulba" was nominated for the National Prize of Ukraine Taras Shevchenko. Now show "Taras Bulba" is transferred to the Historical and Cultural Complex "Zaporizhzhya Sich".

In the theater is a theater - seats, which aims to promote synthetic musical and dramatic works. In April 2009, it hosted the premiere performance of "Temptation of life" ("Anatomy paradox") for work Zaporizhzhya writer and playwright V. Mikhailenko.

On the small stage theater will present dramatic works of chamber character and actor reading program.

At the Theater created the International Centre for Theatre "Danapris" with which the last time made plays, "Seductive lady" on the play by P. Vogel "The Oldest Profession," "lend tenor" K. Ludwig, "Laugh lobsters" Marella D. (within a creative project "We have to remember," dedicated to the elders Zaporizhzhya scene), "freeloader" Ivan Turgenev.

Address of the theater: 69063 Zaporozhye, Lenin Avenue, 41, ,

Information call: 764-40-72 on the repertoire, the availability of tickets and prices 764-38-17, 764-40-72 tickets

Casa theater works from 11 to 18 hours, a break of 14 to 15 hours. Tel.: 764-38-17

Buy a ticket to move on the street. Anholenka, shopping center "Ukraine"

Collective application to view presentations made ​​by calling (061) 764-40-72  or fax (061) 764-66-96