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Internationales Sommerfestival 2017
Socalled & Friends:

The 2nd season - Die Geschichte von Bär, Biber und ihren Freunden

  • © Anja Beutler
  • © Anja Beutler
  • © Anja Beutler
  • © Anja Beutler
  • © Anja Beutler
Theater & Performance
  • Sat, 12.08.2017 17:00
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Sun, 13.08.2017 17:00
    Kampnagel – K2

A great musical with rapping puppets and a trombone-playing villain – for everyone from six years of age and parents and grandparents.

Theatre can be great! – Especially when made by a Canadian who calls himself Socalled. He plays the piano, does magic tricks, takes photos, raps, draws comics and composes insanely cool music. Now he’s bringing a big musical to the stage. In the back there is a band, in front there’s puppeteers and off you go: The story is about a few animals from the forest, who are friends. However: the forest has been cut down by humans, the bunny has been shot by the hunter, and only the cunning beaver is still there. His friend, the bear, has gone to town where he has been enslaved and now has to produce trombones in a factory. The factory owner Mr. Embouchure is best not to be tangled with, although he can play the funk on the trombone like no other. The only thing that still brings joy to the bear is to think of Tina. She’s an alien that used to be his girlfriend before she sadly had to return to her planet. Then, suddenly, a spaceship lands in the denuded forest and brings an exciting adventure which eventually reunites the friends. During the journey, the (puppet-) animals rap and sing themselves to the bone. A great musical with rapping puppets and a trombone-playing villain – for everyone from six years of age, including parents and grandparents.

Click HERE for the THE 2ND SEASON evening version, presented from August 10 till August 13.

Evening Sheet (PDF) available for download here.


  • composer-lyricist, designer, director, puppets: Josh „Socalled“ Dolgin
  • book (text): Joe Cobden
  • starring: Fred Wesley, Katie Moore, C-Rayz Walz, Joe Cobden, Michael Felber, Rich Ly
  • puppeteers: Gabrielle Garant, Anne Lalancette, Marcelle Hudon, Annika Lehmann
  • puppeteer assistants: Kerstin Treiber, Sylvia Wellhausen
  • band: Josh “Socalled” Dolgin, Fred Wesley, Kaiser Quartett (Martin Bentz, Adam Zolynski, Jansen Folkers, Bruno Merse), Natalia Girunyan, Jamie Thompson, Patrice Agbokou
  • performer, musician, arranger: Fred Wesley
  • choreograhy, dance: Jessica Nupen, Marcelo Dono
  • set: Eric Grice
  • masks: Mathieu René
  • projections: Michael Dubue, Andi State
  • puppet doctor: Eliane Fayad
  • additional lyrics: C-Rayz Walz
  • Additional arrangements: Fred Wesley, Josh Goldman
  • production management: Ryhna Thompson, Brain Neuman (Envision Management)
  • assistant to director / outside eye: Maria Isabel Hagen
  • special thanks to: Dan Seligman and Pop Montreal, Moog Audio Montreal, Jason, Nathalie, Tom, Jennifer Besner, Jennifer Swarz, Pemi Paull and Warhol Dervish

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