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Taras Shevchenko Dnipropetrovsk Ukrainian Academic music&drama theatre

The Dnipropetrovsk Ukrainian Academic music&drama theatre named after T.Shevchenko, one of the oldest theatres, was founded in Kiev, 1918 as The State Drama theatre. One year later it was renamed to The 1-st State Drama theatre of Ukraine Republic named after T.Shevchenko. The leaders were O.Zagarov (chief stage director), theatre reformer, well-known stage director Les Kurbas, I.Maryanenko (director and actor). In those years in theatre served prominent actors such as: A.Khoroshun, ІG.Borysoglibska, S.Pankivsy, G.Meshcherska, M.Butorin, L.Gakkebush, M.Tinsky, N.Uzhviy, O.Serdyuk, O.Smirnov, G.Marynych, E.Sydorenko, O.Zinina, I.Zamychkovsky, K.Berezhniy and others. The playbill contained pieces of domestic and European classics: “The Forest Song” (the first performance of our theatre), “Haydamaky” by T.Shevchenko (staging by L.Kurbas), “The Sin”, “The Lie”, “The Disharmony” by V.Vynnychenko, “The Inspector General” by M.Gogol, “Ghosts” by H.Ibsen, “The Weavers” by G.Hauptmann, “Mirandolina” by C.Goldoni, “Tartuffe” by J.-B. Molière. The theatre successfully performed plays on tour in Ukraine. In 1927 the theatre was moved to Dnipropetrovsk. The repertoire consists of Ukrainian, Russian and West European classic and modern plays. In 30-s the great stage directors were O.Dykiy (Moscow), I.Terentyev (Leningrad), G. Yura (Kyiv) L.Yuzhansky, I.Yukhemenko, V.Galitsky and others. During WW II concert brigades with chief stage director I.Kobrynsky and outstanding People’s Actress Z. Khrukalova on lead had given more than 300 concerts on the battlefronts. In postwar period Ukrainian operettas and comedies “Zaporozhian beyond the Danube” by S. Gulak-Artemovsky, “May Night” by M.Starytsky, “Trembita” by Y.Milyutin, “Free Wind” by I.Dunaevsky enjoyed wide popularity among the spectators. Many of these plays had been in repertoire for several decades. The distinguished artists were K.Kapatsky, D.Lazurenko, O.Sumarokov (stage directors), L.Zadniprovsky, P.Masokha, M.Ilchenko, I.Mykhlyk, V.Ovcharenko, G.Kozlovska, N.Gorna, O.Avedikov, M.Sadovsky (actors), L.Skrypka and M.Rorolyov (stage designers). In 1950-60-s the new generation of talented artists emerged on the stage, among them were A.Pulina, V.Kurilov, S.Stankevich, G.Berezanska, V.Shevchenko, M.Storozhenko, V.Chechot, L.Bondarenko, O.Petrenko, L.Stylyk, P.Lysenko, A.Bilgorodsky, V.Grekova (ballet master), V. Zuzin (stage designer) and many others. In 1979 the building was reconstructed by design of architects E.Yasunsky and Y.Pavlov. In 1980-es moral, esthetical and spiritual problems became primary in plays of those days. Among the best are “The Cathedra” by V.Vrublevska, “Energetic people” by V.Shukshin, “The Saint and The Sinner” by M.Varpholomeev (directed by O.Mikhaylov). The productions of stage director Lidia Kushkova appeared to be token in the first decade of 21-th century. Among the best are “The Competition” by O.Galin, “Nazar Stodolya” by T.Shevchenko, “The Forest Song” by L.Ukrainka, “Zaporogy” by V.Veretennikov (was filmed in capital of Ukraine – Kiev), operettas “Arshyn Mal Alan” by U.Gadzhibekov (created with a support of Azerbaijani League in Ukraine) and “Silva” by I.Kalman. Some of performsnces were shown on Kiev stage. The works “The Bus” by O.Stratiev, “The Stolen Happiness” by I.Franko (the Grand prize of “Sicheslavna-2001” festival), “The New Settlers” by M.Kropyvnytsky and others staged by Kantsedaylo also found its spectators. In 2004 the theatre gained the “academic” status. In 2009 the building was fundamentally renewed. At present the theatre is currently managed by Honored Artist of Ukraine Oksana Petrovska (general director and art manager), Honoured Art Worker Anatoliy Kantsedaylo ( chief stage director), Yuri Bednyk (chief conductor). The roots of theater’s popularity is in authentic nationality of our art. Musicality, lyrycism, the depth of feelings, true-hearted Ukrainian humor help people to leave their problems behind and enjoy the world of theatre. Comedies, dramas, tragedies, operettas, fairy-tales of native and foreign playwrights will not leave the spectators unmoved. We’ve got professional actors, orchestra and ballet. The troupe include such luminaries as People’ Artists of Ukraine: Lidiya Kushkova, Grygoriy Maslyuk, Mychaylo Cherniavsky, Vasyl Krachkovsky; Honoured Artists of Ukraine: Zhanna Dmytrenko, Valentyna Sushko, Nellya Nikolaeva, Victor Gunkin, Iryna Medianyk, Ludmyla Belinska, Volodymyr Berezhnitski, Valeriy Moiseenko, Оksana Petrovska. Our theatre has the old tradition to go on tour across the Ukraine. Most often we visit the towns of Dnipro region, Berdyansk, Poltava, Kremenchuk, Кropyvnytsk, Odessa, towns of West Ukraine etc. We take active part in theatrical festivals and competitions, for instance “Sicheslavna” (Dnipro), “Danapris” (Zaporizhya), “Melpomena of Tavria” (Kherson), “Lesyny’s Sources” (Novograd-Volynskiy), «Peacemakers», «Art-Ukraine» and become owners of different awards. In 2013 we celebrate 95th jubilee. Our repertour consists of different by genre performances, Ukrainian and foreign classic: M.Gogol «The May night», I.Nechuy-Levitsky “The family of Kaydash», Т.Shevchenko “Nazar Stodolya”, І.Каlman “Мaritsa», Коtlarevsky “Natalka-Poltavka”, “The trees die standing” А.КаsonaM.Sebastian “The Nameless Star”; concerts: “ATO”, «Multiland», contemporary native authors: О.Gavrosh «Romeo and Jasmine”, R.Galushko “For the Sake of Love”, P.Arye “The Zone”, А.Kotlyar “Our Kitchen”, fairy-tales : L.Kushkova “Pan Kotsky”, “Koza-Dereza”, E.T.A. Hofman “The Nutckracker”, А.Lindgren “Peppi LongStock” and many others. Welcome to The Dnipropetrovsk Ukrainian Academic music&drama theatre named after T.Shevchenko! by Victor Shevchenko Head of literature department

Art director: Petrovska Oksana Ivanivna

Performances

"Nazar Stodolya"

Drama

Main roles:

P.art.Ukr. Gregory Maslyuk, H.art.Ukr. V.Moyseyenko, N.Nikolayeva, M.Podorozhnyy, S.Sushko, V.Holovanova, V.Nosko, V.Petrushko

By: T.Shevchenko
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"The Forrest Song"

Drama

Main roles:

S.Sushko, O.Pasyeka, zasl.art.Ukr.: L.Buldyhina, Zh.Dmytrenko, V.Berezhnytskyy

By: L.Ukrainka
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"TheWedding in Honcharivka"

Musical comedy

Main roles:

zasl.art.Ukr.: V.Berezhnytskyy, N.Nikolayeva, Zh.Dmytrenko, V.Moyseyenko, V.Hunkin, art.: Y.Hryhoryshyna, O.Pasyeka, C.Cushko, Y.Bezkorovaynyy

By: G.Kvitka-Osnovyanenko
Director: V.Bozhko
Premiere: nd

"Natalka Poltavka"

Opereta

Main roles:

nar.art. Eng. M.Chernyavskyy, honored. Art. Eng. V.Berezhnytskyy, V.Moyseyenko, Zh.Dmytrenko, art.: O.Pasyeka, O.Radochynska, Ye.Kursakova, D.Pryschepo

By: I.Kotlarevsky
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"On the field of blood"

Drama

Main roles:

V.Holovko, z.a.U. V.Berezhnytskyy

By: L.Ukrainka
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"The May Night"

Musical comedy

Main roles:

.H.Maslyuk, M.Chernyavskyy, z.a.U: O.Petrovska, N.Nikolayeva, V.Moyseyenko, art.D.Pryschepo, O.Pasyeka, S.Sushko, Y.Hryhoryshyna, O.Radochynska

By: M.Gogol
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"The Family of Kaydash"

Comedy

Main roles:

n.a.U.H.Maslyuk, M.Chernyavskyy, L.Kushkova, ZA: O.Petrovska, N.Nikolayeva, I.Medyanyk, art.V.Petrushko, M.Podorozhnyy, T.Loza, Ya.Hryhoryshyna, O.Radochynska

By: I.Nechuy-Levytsky
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"Shelmenko the Striker"

Comedy

Main roles:

.: NA V.Krachkovskyy, M.Chernyavskyy, L.Kushkova, .: z.a.U. N.Nikolayeva, art. M.Podorozhnyy, Ya.Hryhoryshyna, S.Sushko

By: G.Kvitka-Osnovyanenko
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"In the catacombs"

Drama

Main roles:

V.Golovko

By: L.Ukrainka
Director: V.Golovko
Premiere: nd

"The Master"

Drama

Main roles:

V.Holovko, n.a.U. M.Chernyavskyy, H.Maslyuk, zasl.a.U .: V.Berezhnytskyy

By: I.Karpenko-Kary
Director: A.Kantsedaylo
Premiere: nd

"Runnig for two hares"

Comedy

Main roles:

S.Vynokurov, Oliynyk, S.Sushko, n.a.U.Hr.Maslyuk, z.a.U.N.Nikolayeva, art.: Ya.Hryhoryshyna, T.Loza

By: M.Starytsky
Director: A.Kantsedaylo
Premiere: nd

"Martyn Borulya"

Comedy

Main roles:

n.a.U.V.Krachkovskyy, H.Maslyuk, art.Y.Hryhoryshyna, T.Loza, S.Vynokurov, Y.Bezkorovaynyy, V.Petrushko

By: I.Karpenko-Kary
Director: P.Lastivka
Premiere: nd

"The Nameless Star"

Romantic comedy

Main roles:

S.Vynokurov, Oliynyk, S.Sushko, V.Holovko, V.Petrushko, H.Samara, z.a.U. N.Tafi

By: M.Sebastian
Director: V.Golovko
Premiere: nd

"Mariza"

Operetta

Main roles:

O.Radochynska, n.a.U. V.Krachkovskyy, Y.Hryhoryshyna, S.Vynokurov, V.Babych, O.Pasyeka, z.a.U. V.Moyseyenko

By: I.Kalman
Director: V.Denysenko
Premiere: nd

"Silva"

Operetta

Main roles:

O.Radochynska, V.Babych, n.a.U. H.Maslyuk, V.Krachkovskyy, ZA. V.Sushko, Art .: S.Vynokurov, z.a.U. V.Moyseyenko, D.Pryschepo, S.Sushko, V.Holovanova

By: I.Kalman
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"Charley's Aunt"

Musical comedy

Main roles:

.: NA M.Chernyavskyy, H.Maslyuk, ZA .: V.Hunkin, I.Medyanyk, V.Moyseyenko, V.Nosko, D.Pryschepo, Oliynyk, S.Sushko,

By: B.Thomas/O.Feltsman
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"Black Comedy"

Comedy

Main roles:

V.Oliynyk, Ya.Hryhoryshyna, S.Sushko, O.Pasyeka S.Vynokurov, V.Petrushko, n.a.U.H.Maslyuk

By: P.Shaffer
Director: A.Kantsedaylo
Premiere: nd

"The trees die standing"

Drama

Main roles:

n.a.U. L.Kushkova, M.Podorozhnyy, S.Sushko, V.Holovko

By: А.Kasona
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"Lovely children"

Modern Comedy

Main roles:

Z.a.U. I.Medyanyk, V.Moyseyenko, O.Petrovska, L.Buldyhina, N.Tafi, Art .: M.Podorozhnyy, V.Holovko, T.Loza

By: F.Campo
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"Diogen"

Modern Comedy

Main roles:

.M.Chernyavskyy, L.Kushkova, H.Maslyuk, .: Irina Medianik, V.Sushko, V.Berezhnytskyy, Art .: Oliynyk, Y.Hryhoryshyna

By: V.Konstantinov,B.Ratser
Director: S.Chulkov
Premiere: nd

"Romeo and Jasmine"

Drama

Main roles:

Ya.Hryhoryshyna, n.a.U. V.Krachkovskyy n.a.U. H.Maslyuk, z.a.U. I.Medyanyk, art.S.Hordelyanov

By: O.Havrosh
Director: A.Kantsedaylo
Premiere: nd

"The Ball"

Drama

Main roles:

Oliynyk, V.Holovanova

By: L.Kushkova
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"The Small Marital Crimes"

Drama

Main roles:

zasl.art.Ukr .: V.Hunkin, I.Medyanyk

By: E.-E.Shmitt
Director: D.Aishe
Premiere: nd

"I saw the weird dream…"

Literature concert

Main roles:

Youth of theater

By: I.Franko/V.Kovtunenko
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"The Zone"

Drama

Main roles:

Victor Hunkin, Hr.Maslyuk, art.V.Oliynyk, Ya.Bezkorovaynyy, V.Petrushko S.Hordelyanov

By: P.Arye
Director: A.Kantsedaylo
Premiere: nd

"Our Kitchen"

Drama

Main roles:

Z.a.U.: N.Nikolayeva, N.Tafi, art.S.Sushko

By: A.Kotlyar
Director: Gr.Bogomaz-Babiy
Premiere: nd

"The Nutcracker"

Fairy tale

Main roles:

M.Malyshev, Ya.Hryhoryshyna, n.a.U.V.Krachkovskyy, L.Kushkova, z.a.U.V.Berezhnytskyy, N.Tafi, V.Moyseyenko, V.Hunkin

By: E-T.A. Hofman
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"Aladdin"

Fairy tale

Main roles:

Art. V.Petrushko, S.Vynokurov, Y.Bezkorovaynyy, I.Kyrylchatenko, z.a.U. V.Hunkin etc.

By: Y.Stelmah/S.Bedusenko
Director: V.Kleymenov
Premiere: nd

"Goat Dereza"

Fairy tale

Main roles:

Honored. Art. William: V.Hunkin, V.Sushko, V.Moyseyenko, n.a.U. L.Kushkova, art.: S.Sushko, O.Zavhorodnya,

By: L.Kushkova
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"Peppi Longstocking"

Fairy tale

Main roles:

S.Sushko, T.Loza, O.Pasyeka, Ya.Bezkorovaynyy, Y.Hryhoryshyna

By: A.Lindgren
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"Pan Kotsky"

Fairy tale

Main roles:

V.Sushko, O.Petrovska, V.Moyseyenko, art. V.Holovko, V.Babych, Oliynyk, T.Loza, L.Kusakina, Ya.Hryhoryshyna.

By: L.Kushkova
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

Concert "ATO"

Patriotic antiwar concert

Main roles:

Conductor Yu.Byednik. I.Kyrylchatenko, V.Holovanova

By: I.Kyrylchatenko
Director: I.Kyrylchatenko
Premiere: nd

Concert "The World Movie Hits"

Concert

Main roles:

Conductor Yu.Byednik. Hosts: S.Vynokurov, Ya.Hryhoryshyna

By: Y.Bednik
Director: Y.Bednik
Premiere: nd

Concert "Multiland"

Concert for children

Main roles:

Conductor Yu.Byednik

By: Y.Bednik
Director: Y.Bednik
Premiere: nd

Concert "With Ukraine in the heart"

Concert

Main roles:

Conductor Yu.Byednik

By: Y.Bednik
Director: Y.Bednik
Premiere: nd

Сoncrt "The St. Valentine's Day"

Concert

Main roles:

Conductor Yu.Byednik

By: Y.Bednik
Director: Y.Bednik
Premiere: nd

"І'll never leave this debt for you…"

Drama

Main roles:

M.Protsenko

By: L.Kostenko
Director: L.Kushkova
Premiere: nd

"Returnig to Paradise"

Drama

Main roles:

V.Golovko

By: T.Shevchenko
Director: V.Golovko
Premiere: nd

"For the sake of love"

Drama

Main roles:

O.Petrovska, V.Sushko, V.Hunkin, art. S.Sushko, T.Loza, V.Nosko, S.Hordelyanov

By: R.Halushko
Director: V.Saranchuk
Premiere: nd