Once again we dressed in our best finery and went to TV3 to accompany them on the 30th anniversary of La Marató. We couldn’t have better hosts, Ana Boadas and Toni Cruanyes have accompanied us on stage to dance a music number of ‘Adeu Arturo’, the show we are rehearsing to premiere in the Catalan version at the Teatre Coliseum on the 2nd of the 2nd 2022.
This year’s La Marató raised funds for mental health research projects, often stigmatized and made invisible by the social taboo. We encourage you to continue making donations to raise the score, that on Sunday night was up to 9 million euros. You can do that until the end of March 2022.
Life takes many turns, and the truth is that this collaboration with the Educational Service of l’Auditori is one that we did not expect. A concert? For children and young people? We were in doubt, but we finally got to work to present this fascinating musical journey through Latin America, with the fantastic Barcelona City Band, directed by the unstoppable Henrie Adams.
Do you know our graphic designer, Raúl Pascuali? No? Yes you do! Is the one who has made the posters and all the graphic design of our company since 1980! Do you remember the posters of Cubana’s Delikatessen, The Tempest, or the face of Cómeme, el Coco, Negro or the three-dimensional glasses from Blinded by love? ¿Or our Christmas cards among other things? Of course you know who we are talking about!
And now he has made this new poster for the show Gente Bien: El Musical (Wealthy People: The musical). What do you think? Do you like it?
When we finished Wedding Chimes, our good consultants advised us to change our register, if we wanted to keep living doing theatre. The audience want something different: They want musicals!
“We do musicals!” we answered. “We dance and sing in all our shows”. “Brave is ignorance” they replied. “You used the art of hiding, but you cannot sing or dance. If you really on to be “on the crest of the wave”, you must prepare a musical!
“Let’s do it!” If we played with the follies world, the opera, the cinema, the television, we made theatre in the markets, we created dancing marathons, premieres, speeches… We have done almost everything! Of course we can do a musical!!!
We just needed to find a show similar to our style. ¿Mary Poppins? ¿The Sound of Music? ¿My fair Lady? And then we said: “No! Why don’t we make something from home? We are from Sitges, why don’t we make a Rusiñol play? Why don’t we make Gente Bien, a well-known farce for all Catalan amateur groups?”
Let’s do it! Next step was to adapt the original play and visit our composer, Joan Vives, to write the music for it. The final result is an operetta! A musical has born! And the rest… let’s see. Will we come forward? Will we know how to do it? Who knows? But we will make theatre for sure!
My 65 years old aunty, who is a “Teresina”, but she also is well learned in IT, came for lunch the other day and told us: “Boys! What and old website you have!” We answered: “What? We are very proud of our website, which we built a long time ago!” She replied: “You are wrong! You can’t open it if you are using an ipad or your mobile phone! It’s old and cheesy”.
We then went to consult with our friends, relatives and acquaintances, who are connected on the net all the time, and they told us aunty was right: The website had aged like us without realizing it! Despite out love for it, we have had to replace it.
The old and beloved old website is linked to the new one; and we can maintain it as a relic, like it is.
Here you have the new one that just went out from the oven! We hope you like it! Enjoy it!
¡Aquí tenéis la nueva, acabada de salir del horno! ¡A ver que os parece! ¡Disfrutadla!