The Musical Theater was founded in 1985 by Charlotte Assarsson as a forum for new written musicals and innovative sets of pre-existing ones in all formats, for all contexts, and for an audience of all ages.
The company has since been working across borders with both music, theater, dance and art, which requires great versatility among the artists. The productions have been staged on everything from some of the largest theater stages in the Swedish capital to tours to smaller towns in the country.
Here follows some examples of our productions through the years, and feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish.
premiered in 2000 at the Replica Theater (Teater Replica) in Stockholm. The dramatization is based on the same folk tales as the well-known ballet, but here the plot is set to the present. Gone is all the swans as well as Tchaikovsky's music, and instead we are confronted by a plot where "black and white" concerns skin color issues, identity, relationships and xenophobia.
©℗ 2000 MOTHER EARTH ARTISTS, Stockholm, Sweden
premiered in 1998 at the Kings Island Theater (Kungsholmsteatern) in Stockholm after a commission from the City of Stockholm as the European Capital of Culture that year. The musical was also performed the following year during a cultural festival at the Kings Island district (Kungsholmen).
©℗ 1998 MOTHER EARTH ARTISTS, Stockholm, Sweden
©℗ 2003 MOTHER EARTH ARTISTS, Stockholm, Sweden
WHEN THE ROBBERS CAME TO CARDAMOM TOWN
©℗ 2001 MOTHER EARTH ARTISTS, Stockholm, Sweden
THE MYSTERY WITH THOR'S HAMMER
©℗ 1996 MOTHER EARTH ARTISTS, Stockholm, Sweden
©℗ 1995 MOTHER EARTH ARTISTS, Stockholm, Sweden
THE MUSICAL EXPRESS
©℗ 2010 MOTHER EARTH ARTISTS, Stockholm, Sweden
premiered in 1986 and toured for a couple of years on smaller venues around the country. It's a musical parade with several beloved musical songs from the entire 20th century performed by singer and dancer Charlotte Assarsson and pianist Mikael Jöback.
©℗ 1991 MOTHER EARTH ARTISTS, Stockholm, Sweden