On August 30, the Maly Theatre Through the Centuries exhibition opened on Strastnoy Boulevard.
The exhibition is divided into several themed groups: History and Present section is made up of photos from various productions of the legendary play Woe from Wit by Alexander Griboyedov. In the XIX century the role of Famusov was played by Mikhail Shchepkin, Ivan Samarin, Alexander Lensky, in the XX century - Alexander Yuzhin, Konstantin Zubov, Mikhail Tsaryov and others. Today Woe from Wit, directed by Sergey Zhenovach, runs on the Historical stage and the main role is played by the artistic director of the Maly Theatre, People's Artist of the USSR Yuri Solomin.
Another themed section is dedicated to Alexander Ostrovsky and his legacy. We have displayed photos of the scenes from modern productions based on Ostrovsky's plays, as well as performances of past years.
The exposition, consisting of 60 stands, is open until the end of September.
Our Far Eastern tour is well under way! Yesterday we played a performance at the Birobidzhan Philharmonic. Details are in the coverage of the channel VGTRK Bira.
On September 2, a solemn line devoted to the start of the school year was held at the Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School. Freshmen were welcomed by the rector Boris Lyubimov, artistic director of the Maly Theatre Yuri Solomin, and People's artist of Russia Boris Kluyev.
The Mikhail Shchepkin Higher Theatre School is one of the oldest educational institutions in Russia. Most the Maly Theatre's company is made of its graduates. This season, eight former students joined the Maly's team: Anastasia Goryacheva, Ekaterina Kazakova, Maria Kriventseva, Varvara Shatalova, Evgeniy Voronov, Ignatiy Kuznetsov, Vladimir Tyaptushkin and Kirill Shvartsenberg.
We would like to wish the freshmen the best of luck!
On August 30, during the touring in Blagoveshchensk, Vasiliy Dakhnenko performed the role of Dosuzhev in Ostrovsky's All The Days Are Not Alike for the very first time. Congratulations to Vasiliy!
On August 30, during the touring in Blagoveshchensk, the role of Alexandra Petrovna Kruglova in Ostrovsky's All The Days Are Not Alike was performed for the very first time by Lyubov Eshchenko. It was an emergency replacement and Lyubov outperformed herself. We would like to thank her for saving the performance.
During the theatre season launch, artistic director Yuri Solomin announced the plans for the upcoming 264th season. The main work will be a performance dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Details in the Culture channel coverage.
We are happy to share with you photos from the theatre's company reunion that took place on Wednesday, August 28th.
We would like to share with you Channel One's coverage of the reunion of the Maly Theatre's company, which took place on August 28.
As we announced earlier, on August 24 and 25, the Maly Theatre went to Kogalym to wish a happy City Day to the residents of the city, and to celebrate the Day of workers of oil and gas industry together with them. An ambitious festive program that lasted two days included excursions, master classes and competitions in scenic speech, stage movement and fencing, readings of plays, meetings with actors and much more. Today we are pleased to bring to your attention a video report about these fun holidays in Kogalym, filmed by the Western Siberia Media Holding.
On August 28 the Maly Theatre's company will gather after the summer break and will officially launch the new 264th season. The theatre management will talk about the past season, plans for the upcoming season and introduce new actors and actresses - graduates of the Shchepkin Higher Theatre School - to the company.
The launch of the new season will take place in the theatre at 12:00.
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By the decree of the President of Russia People's Artist of Russia, Aleftina Nikolaevna Evdokimova was awarded the Order for Merit to the Fatherland, IV class, for the great contribution to the development of Russian culture and art, for many years of fruitful activity. Congratulations!
On August 22 honored artist of Russia Sergey Alekseevich Veshchev turns 60. Congratulations on this special day and many wishes for new roles and exciting achievements!
August 22 marks 45 years of service in the Maly Theatre of People's Artist of Russia Evgeniya Konstantinovna Glushenko. We would like to express our deep respect to the amazing actress and wish her many more decades of continued success!
The Children's Studio of the Maly Theatre announces admission to the senior group (for children 10 to 13 years old).
You can make an appointment for an audition on August 30 and 31 by calling 8 (495) 624-42-34 (on weekdays from 11:00 to 18:00).
On August 20 People's Artist of Russia Valeriy Alekseevich Afanasyev celebrates his 70th anniversary. We would like to wish him much more success in the years ahead and exciting new projects on the stage of the Maly Theatre!
In the upcoming 264th season, the Maly Theatre will visit numerous cities of Russia.
All the Days Are Not Alike by Alexander Ostrovsky will be played:
August 30 - at the Amur Regional Drama Theatre (Blagoveshchensk)
September 2 - at the Birobidzhan Regional Philharmonic
and September 4 - at the Khabarovsk Regional Drama Theatre.
On September 5 and 6, in Yaroslavl, Enough Stupidity on Every Wise Man will be performed on the stage of Russian State Academic Drama Theatre named after Fyodor Volkov.
After Yaroslavl the Maly Theatre will be travelling to Kazan. Here, on the stage of the Tatar State Academic Theatre named after G. Kamal, we will play the performances:
The Rest Is Silence by Vina Delmar (September 10 and 11),
Marriage by Nikolai Gogol (September 12 and 13),
It's Not All Shrovetide for the Cat by Alexander Ostrovsky (September 14 and 15).
This tour block will be completed by a trip to Rostov-on-Don. On October 7, 8 and 9 on the stage of the Rostov Drama Theatre named after Maxim Gorky, we will be playing Gogol's Marriage.
On September 30 the Maly Theatre will be hosting the Rostov Academic Drama Theatre named after Maxim Gorky with The Dog in the Manger by Lope de Vega directed by Gennady Shaposhnikov.
The premiere of the play based on the famous comedy by the Spanish playwright took place in May 2019.
We are pleased to share with you a documentary that aired on Channel One, dedicated to the People's Artist of Russia Boris Vladimirovich Kluyev, who recently celebrated his anniversary.
The documentary features:
Boris Kluyev - People's Artist of Russia
Victoria Kluyeva - wife of Boris Kluyev
Mikhail Boyarsky - People's Artist of the RSFSR
Elena Lyadova - theatre and film actress, Boris Kluyev's student
Polina Dolinskaya - actress, Boris Kluyev's student
Anna Frolovtseva - Honored Artist of Russia
Ekaterina Volkova - theatre and film actress
Vasiliy Livanov - People's Artist of the RSFSR
Igor Petrenko - theatre and film actor
Vladimir Dolinsky - Honored Artist of Russia
Author: Zarema Dzhaubaeva
Directed by Olga Ivanova
On August 24 and 25, the Maly Theatre will take part in the festivities on the occasion of City Day in Kogalym. The program will include:
- a tour of the theatre building featuring the actors of the Maly Theatre - let's take a look behind the scenes and see how the theatre works;
- workshops on scenic speech, stage movement and fencing;
- an excursion dedicated to the history of the Maly Theatre and theatrical costume - see the museum exposition;
- reading the plays together with the ensemble of actors;
- competition of readers with prizes.
On August 25, at 15:00, a meeting isplanned with People's Artists of Russia Russia Olga Pashkova and Alexander Vershinin, as well as with the leading actors from the comedy Marriage - Karina Sakhanenko and Grigoriy Skryapkin.
In addition, on August 25 at 18:00 there will be an opportunity to see the film "His Majesty the Actor" about our artistic director (director - Denis Brodsky, cameraman - Alexey Galkin).
The celebration starts at 12:00.
The new season of the Maly Theatre in Kogalym will open on September 27 with the performances Wolves and Sheep by Alexander Ostrovsky and The Snow Queen by Evgeny Schwartz. Tickets can be purchased in person at the theatre box office and online.
See you soon!
In March a branch of the State Academic Maly Theatre was officially opened in Kogalym. This rather extraordinary event became the subject of our talk with the managing director of the theatre Tamara Mikhaylova at the end of the theatre season.
- Tamara Anatolyevna, in the spring the Maly Theatre opened a branch in Kogalym. Is it possible to draw preliminary results already?
- In March, at the grand opening, we showed Alexander Ostrovsky's comedy Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man featuring our star actors. In April, they played the first series of performances for children The Snow Queen and The Minor.
- So how will the branch operate?
- Initially, we planned to create a permanent company there, but now we have come to a conclusion that it will not be very honest with the citizens of Kogalym, because they are waiting for our artists. Therefore, we have decided to go there on a rotating scheme. All the artists, who work on our stages in Moscow, both our stars and the young artists, will travel to Kogalym. Maintaining the high level of the Maly Theatre is crucial to us.
- One Telegram channel quotes you, saying: “I do not know how we are going to operate that far way. This is such an unprofitable enterprise. " Is this your quote?
- No, this quote should not be trusted. These are not my words, but someone clearly wants to put these words in my mouth. How can I be called a managing director if I don’t know how our other stages will work? We know how it will work, we know what repertoire will be there. And one more important point, the artistic director of the Maly Theatre Yuri Solomin himself comes from Chita, and he pays special attention to the remote regions of our country and believes that the theatre should be accessible to everyone who was not born and does not live in Moscow. We are a state theatre and should work equally well both in Moscow and in any other city, which, in fact, we do. We never go on tours with concert versions of our performances. We play our performances exactly the same way we play them in Moscow – same actors, same set, same costumes. And we are proud of it.
- When are you opening a new theatre season in Kogalym?
- Our opening coincides with the City Day! And this was not part of our plans. The idea came up to our young actors during their first performances in March and April. They have prepared a special program for the City Day and will go there to take part in the festivities. And we are playing the first performances at the end of September.
- What kind of events, besides performances, are you planning to put on on the stage of the new branch?
- The plans include meetings with the artists, master classes, maybe even excursions. I know that Yuri Mefodievich Solomin wants to go to Kogalym with a creative program. In addition, we are now actively developing children's programs. In April, our young artists held master classes, attended the Spring Theatre festival, and met with the young actors. And I really hope that we continue to strengthen this partnership and cooperation.
- You managed to show your first performances not only in Kogalym, but also in Surgut. Are you planning to send productions on tour to other cities of Ugra?
- In fact, I believe that it is our responsibility to show performances in the entire Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area, because initially this branch was conceived as a base for sending touring productions all across Western Siberia. We are currently discussing tours in Nizhnevartovsk and Khanty-Mansiysk.
- Are dates and names already known?
- There are several performances that are already confirmed. Firstly, The Snow Queen remains on a permanent basis in Kogalym, and we will show it in other cities as well, since we believe that this magical children's fairy tale is a good way to begin acquaintance of our future audience with the theatre. We’ll bring Wolves and Sheep and Money To Burn by Alexander Ostrovsky. But we are not planning to repeat the same performances - we will try to bring new ones regularly.
- Tamara Anatolyevna, recently Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky visited the Maly Theatre in Kogalym. Is he satisfied with what he saw?
- I did not hear anything from him personally, but I saw an interview where Vladimir Rostislavovich gave the highest ratings to our building and its technical equipment, - he believes that this is a very good enterprise.
- During this visit, he presented the President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov with the badge of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation 'For Contribution to Russian Culture'.
- The theatre was built on the initiative of Vagit Alekperov, all work was funded by LUKOIL. At a certain stage, he even went to the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, with a proposal to open a branch of the Maly Theatre, realizing that the academic theatre will open up new opportunities to people living outside our capitals. It is a completely different level of culture and the Maly Theatre represents the school that has been created centuries ago. It would be great if his initiative could be supported by our other leading businessmen, who could promote real art in the regions that are quite far from the cultural centers of the country.
Oil and Gas Information Agency,June 27, 2019