The Levi’s Story! – The Farmer King – Jávor Fegyás Musical

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Friday, April 14, 7 p.m. and Friday, May 12, 7 p.m. @ RaM-ArT Theater – Budapest
Director: Gábor Miklós Kerényi KERO
Main actors: Tünde Frankó , P. Szilveszter Szabó & Máté Miklós Kerényi

The story begins somewhere where Fiddler on the Roof ends, and tells the story of Levi (Lőb) Strauss‘ adventurous life, career, and the birth of jeans.

The “Lévi Story!” musical inspired by the life of the denim king Levi Strauss and the American emigration wave. The “invention” of Levi’s trousers is brought to life under the direction of Gábor Miklós Kerényi and performed by stars actors. In the performance, beautiful melodies, heart-pumping rhythms, and heartfelt klezmer music captivate the audience. The story about the invention of blue jeans tells about exciting adventures, serious social problems and a beautiful love. The performance is a production of the Pesti Broadway Foundation.

The background of the creation of the production: Gábor Kerényi Miklós KERO – director of the play, has been planning to present the play for almost nine years. As said: Q.: “This production was not given the slogan ‘world success musical’ for nothing, as we couldn’t find a more well-known piece of clothing than jeans. I hope that the show will go abroad, to Israel and America.”

Kossuth Prize-winning composer Ferenc Jávori “Fegya” commented on the production told Q.: “The story is so strong that this performance could stand on any stage in the world.” He did not deviate from the musical style that has become the trademark of the Budapest Klezmer Band … the musical has country music, Munich beer songs, as well as to be modern musical.

The witty lyrics by Péter Sziámi Müller well-constructed story between spectacular sets and costumes evoke the market of a small German town, a street in New York, a terrifying boat trip near Cape Magellan, and a gold diggers’ tavern in the mountains around San Francisco.

The actors are supported by a dynamic singer-dancer ensemble, with the participation of a seven-piece, typical klezmer band.

Photo: Tamás Dombóvári

Update by Aggie Reiter

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Christopher Hanlon on 24/03/2023 at 03:45

    This production looks like a smash hit….the storyline will please so many,,,,,” If I were a rich man “….I’d be in the front row..!!!!

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