Life is a cabaret- musical

Stage direction and visualisation Natasha Poplavska, R. N. Macedonia


Following the success of the previous musicals “Chicago” and “Mamma Mia”, and after the two years in which the world “stopped”, Natasha Poplavska offers the audiences a new music and stage performance written by Risto Vrtev.  On the stage of the National opera and Ballet, Poplavska joins forces with choreographer Olga Pango creating a new cabaret performance with the title “Life is…”. On this journey and in their new creative efforts, they are joined by the video designer Dejan Matic and light designer Milcho Aleksandrov, the soloists of the National Ballet and the jazz artists Marija Dimitrijevic.

Through the life story of the cabaret super star Sally Bowles and depicting the evenings in the Berlin cabaret club “Kit Kat” we follow the transformation of life in today’s corporate and virtual reality. The jazz tunes of Nat King Cole and John Kander are transformed into the electronic sounds of electro music pioneers “Kraftwerk”. The performance is produced by the Association for development of arts and cultural collaboration “Art Media” in collaboration with the National opera and ballet, supported by the Ministry of culture of Republic of North Macedonia.

Assistant to the director: Ivan Vrtev
Story: Risto Vrtev
Choreography: Olga Pango
Music: Nat King Cole, John Kander and Kraftwerk
Lyrics: Fred Ebb and Kraftwerk
Video animation: Dejan Matic
Light design: Milcho Aleksandrov

Marija Dimitrijevic– Sally Bowles
Olga Pango – Master of ceremonies
Ivan Vrtev – New master of ceremonies
Andrew Cook – Helga, Bobby
Dafina Daniloska-Kovachevska – Texas
Maja Mitrovska Bogojevska – Inge
Bibi Basmadzieva- Kovacheski – Frenchie
Angela Velevska -Lulu
Angela Bogatinova – Rosie
Sarina Stojanovska – Mousie (vocal)
Martina Avramovska – Betty (vocal)
Mhaela Perevska -Lilly (vocal)


23 Jul 2022






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