Supancic sets sails

Mike Supancic is touring Austria.

The versatile stage comedian will perform his new programme “Traumschiff Supancic” in venues across the country in the coming weeks and months. Supancic – who tells from the experiences of the guests on a cruise ship called MS Titanitsch in “Traumschiff Supancic” – will hit the stage in Graz, Krems and Gmünd among many other locations. See for a full list of dates.

Supancic has made a name for himself with his extraordinary composition consisting of traditional stage comedy, excellent impersonations and brilliant musical elements. Supancic, whose first one-man stage show dates back to 1987, has been praised as “incredibly amusing” by critics. Reviewers point out that audiences usually refuse to let him off the stage before as many as six encores.

Culture news magazines and newspapers have written about previous programmes by Supancic, who has released several CDs over the years, that “comedy cannot be funnier”. In “Traumschiff Supancic”, Supancic’s fans will be entertained with stories about cruise  participants like ski-jumping twins Ahonen and Bhonen, a Schlager music duo from Iceland and Austrian celebs. Critics have labelled the programme as a “firework of gags”.

Supancic is lined up for several shows in Vienna where stages of all sizes and characteristics are vying for audiences. One of the most prestigious theatres in Europe is Vienna’s Burgtheater.

“Der Talismann” by Johann Nepomuk Nestroy and Elfriede Jelinek’s “Schatten (Eurydike sagt)” will be on at the Burgtheater next season, according to creative director Matthias Hartmann. The Burgtheater boss also revealed that “Revanche” star Johannes Krisch will play a leading role in “Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind”, a popular play by Ferdinand Raimund in the coming season.

Krisch is currently starring alongside Barbara Petritsch in “Stallerhof”, an acclaimed Burgtheater production. The gifted actress currently stars alongside Gerrit Jansen and Dorothee Hartinger in “Winterreise” directed by Stefan Bachmann at the Akademietheater, one of the Burgtheater’s Viennese partner stages. For more information about the Burgtheater’s programme, visit

Vienna does not only offer internationally renowned theatre productions such as the ones of the Burgtheater. Many smaller stages have succeeded over the years thanks to superb programmes and compelling performances.

One of the most popular among the city’s down-to-earth theatre locations is the Theater an der Gumpendorfer Straße (TAG). The TAG is currently drawing the crowds with “Hamlet Sein”, a witty approach to the William Shakespeare masterpiece. The Kurier praised the play as “sensational” while Die Presse lauded the TAG ensemble for having created “a wonderful Shakespeare variation”.