ITALIAN STRAW HAT – first premiere of the 100th season

1 August 2020

On 1 August our actors have returned to the building for the first time since 17 March.

We’re glad to announce that the rehearsals of the ITALIAN STRAW HAT are resumed. Originally, we planned to make previews in May but we were forced to interrupt our work because of the COVID-19 safety measures.

Director Mikhail Tsitriniak and Leonid Bichevin

The premiere is scheduled to 6 & 7 October. As we announced earlier we hope to start the jubelee 100th season at 15 September. There will be 50% capacity due to the government advice.

Our cast and team were happy to meet each other on the first day of rehearsals. We’d like to share with you some pictures. ITALIAN STAW HAT is planned as a comedy musical and dance show after the famous French comedy by Eugène Labiche.


Leonid Bichevin and Alexander Oleshko

Among the participants of the rehearsals are: Leonid Bichevin (Onegin in EUGENE ONEGIN, Zvezdich in MASQUERADE), Alexander Oleshko (Floridor in MADEMOISELLE NITUSH), Nonna Grishaeva (Korinn in MADEMOISELLE NITUSH, Liussia in LIUSSIA. LOVE CONFESSION), Lidia Velezheva (Baroness Shtral in MASQUERADE, Sophia in JUST PEOPLE).

At the ITALIAN STRAW HAT rehearsal

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