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Ilias Karellas

Karagiozis in Santa’s Workshop

This Christmas Karagiozis and his friends dream to meet Santa Claus, to sneak into his workshop and get the coveted gifts. All the known characters of the shadow theater come to the booth with festive mood and songs. The council begins and everyone has to say a different story about the whereabouts of Santa and his workshop. Their allies are the well known elves, who will try to bring them together through magical musical paths. What happens, though, when suddenly they will encounter on their way the King of goblins with his magic mirror? Will they succeed to face the traps and break the spell finding the answer to the riddle of their leader?

The show was created on the occasion of traditional texts of shadow theater, customs and traditions of Christmas and New Year in Greece and worldwide, combined with musical motifs and Christmas songs of the West and the East. It is a co-production of Megaron the Athens Concert Hall and the shadow theater of Ilias Karellas.

Chris Thiveos interprets King of Goblins while String Demons pretend the Elves. Participating musicians Paris Perisinakis, Hector Kyriakos, Peter Varthakouris.

  • Dates: From: 17 December 2016 To: 30 December 2016
  • Admission 12€
  • Location Megaron The Athens Concert Hall-Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall