Creators

Mária Harangi
Director

She was born 15. November 1975 in Pécs, Hungary. She graduated from the Eötvös Lóránt University in Budapest, Hungary, from Faculty of Humanities, having studied French and Hungarian Literature. Member of the Eötvös Collegium, studied to play the violin in a music school and was playing it in the chanson band Vakvágány, of which she was a singer as well. In 2004, she graduated as a director from the University of Theatre, Film and Television, Budapest, specialized on musical directing in the class of Miklós Szinetár. She was learning directing from acknowledged masters, her teachers were Emil Petrovics, András Békés, János Ács, Gábor Székely and Miklós Gábor Kerényi. For her graduation, Mária directed the comic opera Rita by Donizetti, her thesis she was about action modes of using music in prose and music theatre, titled „Music is half success”. She has been working as a freelancer since graduation. After having co-directed two operas in the Hungarian State Opera with Miklós Szinetár, she made her directing debut with the opera of Levente Gyöngyösi, “A gólyakalifa” (The Storkclaiph). Her further most important opera directions started with a successful staging of Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”, followed by Verdi’s “A trubadúr” (The Troubadour) in Szeged, “Székely Fonó” (The Transylvanian Spinning Room) by Zoltán Kodály in Debrecen, “Három a kislány” (Das Dreimädelhaus) by Schuber-Berté in Veszprém, later on a special “The Magic Flute” performance created with the HOPPArt Company. Mária was also directing the classics of musical history in Eger: her audience could enjoy Bernstein’s “West Side Story” in the Lyceum Court and Wassermann-Darion-Leigh’s” La Mancha lovagja” (Man of La Mancha) in the Medieval Fair in her direction. In 2008 and 2009 in the Central Theatre she was staging two excellent musicals of the new stream: “Ájlávjú - de jó vagy, légy más!” (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) by Jimmy Roberts and Joe Dipietro, which was one of the biggest hits of off-broadway, as well as “Avenue Q The Musical” by Robert Lopez -Jeff Marx-Jeff Whitty, which is a more times Tony award winner success musical worldwide. Live music has always been an important part even of her prosaic performances for children. The show “Tovább is van…”, compiled of tales by Hoffmann and Hauff, is being played in the Hungarian National Theatre the third season now by the HOPPArt Company. In 2009 in Kecskemét she directed her first classical operetta, “Lili bárónő” (Baroness Lili) by Jenő Huszka with great success in the Kecskemét Katona József Theatre. She got invited to Veszprém to direct a prosaic play in the summer of 2010 - this as well will be her first time and a huge challenge: staging “A vágy villamosa” (A Streetcar Named Desire) by Tennessee Williams.


Ákos Tihanyi

Education:
1983-1991: II. Rákóczi Ferenc Elementary School, Tokaj
1991-1995: Secondary Art School of Pécs, dance specialization

Languages:
Hungarian (native), German (spoken), English (concerning profession)

Professional experiences:
Choreographies:
- “Rebecca” Musical - Spring Festival - Budapest Operetta Theatre
- “Csillag születik” TV production - RTL Klub TV
- “ABBA Show” - OTP Gala Hungarian State Opera
- “Monty Python's Spamalot” - Madách Theatre
- “The Queen” - Miss Universe Hungary - RTL Klub TV
- “Spring Awakening - A tavasz ébredése” - Budapest Operetta Theatre
- "Szinetár-Bereczki concert" - Papp László Budapest Arena
- “Best of Webber” Birthday Gala - Palace of Arts, Budapest
- “Made in Hungária” musical movie - Movies Network
- “József és a színes, szélesvásznú álomkabát” (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) - Madách Theatre, Budapest
- “West Side Story” Anniversary concert - Palace of Arts, Budapest
- “Oltári fiúk” (Altar Boyz!) - Thália Theatre, Budapest
- “Producerek” (Producers) - Madách Theatre, Budapest
-“Volt egyszer egy csapat” (Beautiful Game) - Madách Theatre, Budapest

Dance performances:
- June 2007: “Vámpírok bálja” (Dance of the Vampires), directed by Roman Polanski - Hungarian Theatre in Pest
- 2004-2006: “Footloose” (Choreography Dennis Callahan) - Vienna, Klagenfurt
- 2004: “Chicago” - the original Broadway show (directed by Rob Marshall, Choreography Ann Reinking) - Beatrix Theatre Utrecht, Capitol Theatre Düsseldorf
- 2003-2005: “Elisabeth” (Choreography Dennis Callahan) - Theater an der Wien, Colosseum Theater
- 2003: “The Wild Party” - Vienna, Amstetten
- 2002-2003: “Fosse The Show” - the original Broadway show (Choreography Ann Reinking) - Japan Tour, Europe Tour
- 1999-2005: “Dance of the Vampires” (directed by Roman Polanski) - Berlin, Stuttgart, Vienna
- 1998-1999: “Die Csárdásfürstin” - Japan Tour, Volksoper Wien
- 1998-1999: Volksoper Wien - Volksoper Wien, Vienna
- 1997: “Gaudi” (Choreography Kim Duddy) - Musical Dome, Köln
- 1996-2003: “Cats” - the original West End show (Choreography Gillian Lynne) - Stuttgart, Budapest
- 1996: “József és a színes, szélesvásznú álomkabát” (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) - Madách Theatre, Budapest
- 1996: “Scrooge” - Madách Theatre, Budapest
- 1996:Hungarian Festival Ballet (Markó Iván) - Budapest
- 1994:National Theatre in Pécs

Teaching experience:
- 2010-: Hungarian Dance Academy - Budapest
- 2009-: Octopont Dance School - Budapest
- 2008: Madách Musical Dance School - Budapest
- 2004-2005: Performing Center Austria - Vienna


János Madarász "Madár"
Stage designer

Education:
- II. Rákóczi Ferenc High School
- János Bólyai Technical School
- University of Theatre, Film and Television „Schmidt Academy – Stage Designer

Foreign language spoken: English

Show, Stage and set designs:
- Ákos: Andante
- Ákos: UHD
- Ákos: 40
- Ákos: Szindbád Tour
- Dés-Bereményi: Férfi és Nő (Men and Women) – National Theatre, Budapest
- Catherine Gallagher's: Irish Dance Experience Dance show
- Magna Cum Laude Concert Shows 2009-2010
- R-go Kisstadion Concert Show 2008
- Korál Kisstadion Concert Show 2008
- Ákos Dobrády Concert Shows in Kisstadion and Syma Hall 2004-2010
- Bolyki Brothers Concert Shows

Musical:
- „Mária Evangéliuma” (Gospel of Mary) – Margit Island Open-Air Stage
- „Dzsungel könyve” (The Jungle Book) – Theatre in Pest
- „Gyalog Galopp” (Monty Python and the Holy Grail) - Theatre in Pest
- „3 Testőr” (3 Musketiers) musical – Budapest Congress Centre
- “Oltári fiúk” (Altar Boyz!) - Thália Theatre, Budapest
- „Abigél” - Budapest Operetta Theatre
- Spring Awakening - Budapest Operetta Theatre
- Valahol Európában- Budapest Operetta Theatre
- Rhapsody of a Boheme - Margit Island Open-Air Stage
- Robin Hood musical - Margit Island Open-Air Stage
- The Queen show must go on "Tour 2010"

Opera:
- Cosi fan tutte – Miskolc
- „A kékszakállú herceg vára” (Bluebeard's Castle )- Miskolc

TV:
- BHT-1 Summer Concert show Croatia
- BHT-1 Summer Concert show Sarajevo


Noémi Tóth "Nonó"

I graduated from high school in 2006 in the Modell Fashion school Technical School and Institute for Applied Arts, Garment Trade and Textile Industry, as an assistant Textile drawing and Dress-designer.

I continued studying there to become an assistant stage and costume designer which I managed 2008 with exceptional results. At that time I already was participating in the performances of the Merlin Theatre, becoming more and more acquainted with the life in theatre. At school I tried my hands at acting as well.

After my final exams there were lots of opportunities for me to try myself out in, all of these aiding my progress, widening my intellectual horizon. (Assistant stage director, extra and actor (TV2), designer, decoration artist, leading the costume store, dresser at theatre, hostess in theatre, jury of drawing competition, scenery painter and sculptor, Motion Picture Studio in Fót, face painting, henna artist, animator, etc.).