Sanna Nielsen is back! In 2020, she enjoyed tremendous success in the role of Broadway star Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, a fast-paced, energetic, feel-good musical packed with showstopping numbers, dance, humour and magnificent costumes.

Funny Girl is the classic musical biography of Broadway star Fanny Brice, who sang and danced her way across New York’s glittering theatre stages during the early twentieth century.

Many people will be familiar with Barbra Streisand’s iconic portrayal of Brice on Broadway and, above all, in the motion picture, for which she won the Oscar for best leading actress. Just like Brice in her time, Streisand also turned gender conventions on their head in a world dominated by men.

Our own Fanny Brice is Sanna Nielsen, who received glowing reviews for performances in the roll when the production premiered in 2020:

“Sanna Nielsen fires off the hits with good humour and impressive power.”
Dagens Nyheter

“Sanna Nielsen is delightful as Fanny: charming, quick witted and spirited.”
Svenska Dagbladet

AN UNLIKELY STAR

Fanny wants nothing more than to be in showbusiness, but nobody believes in her. She is too tall, too garrulous, too much. But her charm takes everybody by storm. When the produces discover that she has a magnificent singing voice, not to mention a talent for comedy, the wheels are set in motion.

Brice becomes a star in the stable of vaudeville impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, whose stage spectaculars, known as the Ziegfeld Follies, laid the foundations for the golden age of Broadway stage musicals. She begins a torrid affair with urbane professional gambler Nick Arnstein, who becomes the love of her life. As her Broadway career blossoms, so his fortunes decline...

MUSICAL DREAM TEAM

The experienced team behind our production has worked together on a number of musicals. The ensemble cast is directed by Ronny Danielsson and choreographed by Roger Lybeck. Costume designer Camilla Thulin has created hundreds of sparkling costumes, while the magnificent sets are designed by Martin Chocholousek.

Conductor Joakim Hallin leads the Malmö Opera Orchestra through the many showstopping numbers, including hits such as People, Don’t Rain On My Parade, Sadie Sadie and I’m The Greatest Star.

 

Pictures from year 2020. Photo: Malin Arnesson

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Funny Girl med Marianne Mörck
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Trailer FROM 2020

Trailer made by: Revolving Stage Film & Media AB

Funny Girl ON Spotify

MUSIC Jule Styne
LYRICS Bob Merrill
LIBRETTO Isobel Lennart
SWEDISH TRANSLATION Calle Norlén
MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT & CONDUCTOR Joakim Hallin
DIRECTOR Ronny Danielsson 
SCENOGRAPHY Martin Chocholousek
COSTUME Camilla Thulin
LIGHTING Fredrik Jönsson
COREOGRAPHY Roger Lybeck
TAP DANCE COREOGRAPLHY Sara Lehmann

CAST

US = understudy

Fanny Brice Sanna Nielsen
Nick Arnstein Alexander Lycke
Mrs Brice Marianne Mörck
Mrs Strakosh Ann-Louise Hanson
Florenz Ziegfeld Rolf Lydahl
Eddie Ryan Oscar Pierrou Lindén
Tom Keeney Michael Jansson (US  Nick Arnstein)
Emma Jenny Holmgren (US Fanny Brice)
John Erik Gullbransson (US Florenz Ziegfeld)
Ziegfeldtenoren och repetitören David Lindell (US Tom Keeney)
Heckie Rasmus Mononen (US Eddie Ryan)
Mrs Meeker Nina Pressing (US Mrs Brice)
Mrs O'Malley & Madame Renaldi Annica Edstam (US Mrs Strakosh)

ENSEMBLE

Davio Di
Emmie Asplund Eriksson
Erik Høiby
Leila Jung
Marcus Elander
Patrik Riber
Paula Santa Eufemia
Robin Fajardo
Teodor Wickenbergh
Tommy Englund
Jenny Holmgren  
Michael Jansson  
Nina Pressing
Annica Edstam  
Erik Gullbransson  
Rasmus Mononen  
David Lindell  
Sara Lehmann
Elin Bemark, 
Emilia Brown

Malmö Opera Orchestra

PUBLISHER Nordiska ApS, Köpenhamn
Producerad för Broadway av Ray Stark New York Production efter Jerome Robbins originalproduktion regisserad av Garson Kanin. FUNNY GIRL presenteras efter överenskommelse med TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC, New York, USA