Broadway is in your town!
"The Tiskvili Group" and "Archi" present the legendary musical "Chicago" - Travel to America of the last century, all while enjoying a delicious dinner!
An impressive stage, live songs, extraordinary choreography, a stellar cast, amazing costumes, a creative team, and talented chefs - I can confidently say that the theater season commenced with a grand dinner!
The official license for the legendary musical, "Chicago" was secured by the "Tsiskvili Group" from the renowned theater company CONCORD THEATRICALS. "Chicago" is presented and sponsored by "Archi," a leading development company in Georgia that consistently supports innovative projects in culture and various other fields.
"When we learned that the world-famous and beloved musical 'Chicago' was set to be staged at 'Theatre,' we decided to become a part of this project as presenters. We are confident that, with the support of the professional teams at 'Theatre' and 'Archi,' this production will create unforgettable memories for the audience. We're delighted to collaborate with the 'Tsiskvili Group' and be co-participants in yet another innovative and successful project," says Shio Khetsuriani, General Director of "Archi."
"Chicago," the screen adaptation of which is well-known to the Georgian audience, was first staged in 1975. It is based on the play of the same name written by Maureen Dallas Watkins in 1926, depicting true crime stories and characters. The musical quickly gained popularity and was performed in over 36 countries worldwide after the USA. Starting from September 20, 2023, Georgia, Tbilisi, and Georgian viewers made their mark on the world map of "Chicago."
"Theatre" has successfully executed another large-scale project in the form of "Chicago." This is a highly intricate musical that our team of professionals dedicated substantial effort to bring to the stage. In the end, we managed to meticulously refine all its aspects, ensuring high quality in every facet, from the script, choreography, and music, to costumes, lighting, and the creation of the right atmosphere. We are delighted that the audience has already witnessed the results of our hard work and provided us with positive feedback," stated Zaal Chikobava, the Artistic Director of "Theatre" and the Stage Director of "Chicago."
As the author and screenwriter of the Georgian adaptation of "Chicago," Tea Kipshidze notes, "Chicago" is a sharp satire.
"The culture of that era is vividly reflected in it - corruption, crime, "blood," and sensationalist media. Simultaneously, the story of the main female characters unfolds during the era of the jazz age and the reevaluation of gender roles. Therefore, "Chicago" is not just a show that leaves an indelible impression on the audience but also a means to acquaint oneself with the 1920s, observe it, and potentially draw parallels with the present day."
It is worth noting the remarkable, simultaneously bold and sophisticated costumes, meticulously crafted by designer Lasha Jokhadze exclusively for the musical.
"I painstakingly created and attended to every detail of the costumes because they are an integral part of the narrative and play a significant role in establishing the atmosphere. Layers of opulent fabrics, embellishments, and forms encapsulate the essence of the era and delineate the characters' personalities and emotions," explained Jokhadze.
Frequent attendees of the "theatre" are already well aware that dinner for each performance is thoughtfully prepared, tailored to match the character and genre of the show. "Chicago" is no exception, and therefore, the dishes prepared for it were just as impressive and memorable as the show itself. The dinner included complimentary, an appetizer, a main course, and dessert.
"The first dish on our menu is a salmon roll, serving as the appetizer, which aligns perfectly with the essence of the performance. It offers a delightful interplay of sourness and saltiness, creating an intriguing tapestry of flavors, complete with a satisfying crunch and intricate details of molecular gastronomy," explained Alex Natadze, the brand chef of "Tsiskvili Group."
Slow Cooker Beef Ribs, eggplant gyoza, smoked pumpkin puree, walnut crumble with wasabi - the audience of the musical "Chicago" can taste these and various other international flavors at the "Theatre." Moreover, those who prefer a vegan menu will find it equally exceptional, featuring intriguing ingredient combinations and distinctive tastes.
An impressing performance and a distinctive atmosphere marked the grand premiere on September 20. "Tsiskvili Group" and "Archi" collaborated to bring this remarkable, iconic musical to the Georgian audience. Behind this achievement stood a dedicated team of professionals who poured their heart and soul into every aspect of the production. It's a musical that everyone should experience because Broadway has come to your country and your city.
Audience can catch the following performances on October 6-24, November 7-21, and December 5. The 2024 calendar will soon be available on the website: Teatri.ge.
“We are excited to introduce a new experience to our guests. Starting from September 28, the “Theatre” of ”Tsiskvili Group" transforms into a cabaret-restaurant, and we'll be welcoming guests every day. In this case, there's no need to purchase a ticket; simply reserve a table and order your desired dishes on the spot. You can always expect an engaging and entertaining performance on the stage," stated Anano Tavkhelidze, Head of Marketing at "Tsiskvili Group," during a conversation with OK! magazine.
Allow us to remind you that "Chicago" is a kind of a circus, featuring the most breathtaking performances and a captivating show. It's a world of clowns and marionettes, false love, and genuine hatred. With over 32,500 performances and more than 32 million viewers, it holds a record as a musical that has achieved legendary status.
A team of dedicated professionals collaborated on this impressive three-act performance:
Stage Director: Zaal Chikobava
Director: Guranda Iashvili
Musical Director: Tamuna Archvadze
Choreographer: Giorgi Toriashvili
Georgian Text: Tea Kipshidze, Soso Kipshidze
(Based on the Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse)
(based on the motifs of Maureen Dallas Watkins' play "Chicago")
Lyrics of the Songs: Irina Sanikidze
Set Designer: Anna Ninua
Costumes: Lasha Jokhadze
Lighting Designer: Gela Mumladze
Sound Director: Vladimir Alekseev
Hairstyling: Tinatin Ratishvili
Makeup: Tamuna Kambarashvili
Head of stage department: Nikoloz Jibuti
Art Director: Zaal Chikobava
Executive Chef: Alex Natadze
Mariam Roinishvili, Ana Qurtubadze, Mariko Ebralidze, Gigi Dedalamazishvili, Andria Gvelesiani, Jeji Skhirtladze, Ana Zambakhidze, Ana Tsereteli, Tinatin Tsuladze, Tamta Shalamberidze, Ana Gvantseladze, Tekla Saluqvadze, Giga Shurghaia, Giorgi Kakalashvili, Luka Khechumashvili, Nikusha Khrikuli, Nikloloz Chkadua, Andria Zakaraia, Tsotne Bliadze, Rati Bliadze, Giorgi Sutidze, Andro Melkumovi, Teona Kochlamazashvili, Tamuna Abesadze, Natashka Iashvili, Barbare Chikovani, Ani Shubladze, Tamta Gasishvili.
To reserve a wedding, corporate, or private event, please contact us at 032 2 88 88 80
Wedding at the "Theatre"
A wedding is one of the most significant days in a person's life, requiring meticulous planning for a flawless experience. The "Theatre" team embraces this responsibility and provides all the necessary services for a perfect event. During your event at the "theatre," you can choose the singers, bands, and artists yourself.
Mariam Roinishvili has been working in the cultural field for a long time. The audience knows her as a singer, but she has also successfully adapted to the role of an actor in the theatre. Acting was not difficult for her, and he feels very comfortable on the “Theatre's” stage.
Gigi Dedalamazishvili is a member and leader of the well-known band "Mgzavrebi." On the stage of "Theatre," he adapted to an acting role quite successfully. Gigi took part in such famous musicals as "Chicago" and "Mama Mia," and, as he says, gained an unforgettable experience.
Zaal Chikobava - "Artistic director of the Theatre"
Today, Zaal Chikobava serves as the artistic director of "Theatre," within the "Tsiskvili Group." In a short period, "Theatre" has successfully introduced the concept of "Dining Theatre," which was previously foreign to the Georgian audience.
"Theatre" is a completely new phenomenon in Georgian reality. Besides the fact that the concept is novel for an actor, I can say that the experience is entirely different when you have a unique interaction with the audience and come into direct contact with them, which is not typical during performances. The space itself is also distinctive.
Andria Gvelesiani is a well-known and beloved musician and actor, who also plays the role of an actor in the “Theatre.” Andria has his own band and they can often be heard in the "Theatre" space. How Andria Gvelesiani balances two professions and what does "Theatre" mean to him?
Costume design-the visual side of Theatre shows.
In a theatrical performance, costumes are much more than simple clothes. They are a vital means of conveying character, era, and mood. In "Dining Theatre", the role of costume design is even more important.
YOUR BIRTHDAY AT THE THEATRE
The technical equipment, lighting, and equipment play an important role in conducting every event at the highest level. Modern lighting equipment makes it possible to create all kinds of environments and situations, starting with a classical performance and continuing with a birthday party.
Alex Natadze - brand chef of the "Theatre"
Innovation is always interesting, and experiments attract people. However, what's most interesting is how well Georgian traditional flavors are incorporated into new dishes, creating a unique culinary experience for our guests.
"Theatre" show as a gift to a dear person
It can be challenging to find something truly unique and memorable. The multifunctional space, "Theatre," offers a distinctive experience where you can enjoy a theatre show and a delicious dinner simultaneously.
Where can you have fun in Tbilisi?
"Theatre" ideally combines different directions. Let's take a closer look at the idea of this space and understand why many of its guests ask the question - "Where can you have fun in Tbilisi?" The only answer is "Theatre".
Frequently Asked Questions
“Dining Theatre” is a unique concept that originated in 20th century America. It combines live performances with dining, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a cultural event while indulging in delicious food. The Theatre's menu is divided into three sections.
Plan a corporate evening at the "Theatre"
A corporate party is an important event and is usually planned well in advance. The company's priority is to ensure that the event aligns precisely with its goals and values, and that attendees have a positive experience.
Space for private parties - "Theatre"
"Theatre" offers a unique opportunity to those who want to host a private party in a different environment. You can choose the music and which band, artist, or singer will participate in the event.
What is Dining Theatre, i.e., a performance with dinner?
Dining Theatre is a unique concept that harmoniously combines a live show and gastronomic culture. It is a place where guests can attend a cultural event and taste delicious food at the same time.
How to buy "Theatre" tickets online
Theatre tickets can be purchased at Teatri.ge at any time. The e-commerce platform is optimized for user experience, and purchasing a ticket is quite easy.
Summary of the highlights of the year that occurred in Theatre
The year 2023 in the realm of "Theatre" unfolded as truly remarkable and unforgettable. Our stage witnessed the birth of numerous popular shows.
Dazzling New Year show and special surprises from the Theare
Only a select few are aware that on this enchanting New Year's night, the audience will have the chance to partake in a raffle and secure special prizes."
New Year Event in "Theatre"
A special and impressive show program for New Year's Eve, Broadway Night promises to be as bright, spectacular, and pompous as the New Year itself, combining various numbers of different genres to take guests on a journey through different eras.
Teatri.ge - buy tickets for the Tsiskvili theater without commission
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The musical and unique choreographic samples
In general, choreography plays a leading role in musicals. The art of movement assumes an even greater role in 'Chicago' because each element carries its own weight.
The first art auction will be held in partnership with Tsiskvili
The event is scheduled to take place on October 28 in the multifunctional space of "Theatre."
Jazz and classical music - who performs the legendary Chicago compositions in Georgia
"Chicago" is a new grand production of the "Theatre" of the Tsiskvili Group, which has already been presented to the Georgian audience. It has already received great acclaim.
Experience the musical Chicago in Georgia! Travel back to 20th-century America and enjoy a delightful dinner!
Guests of the "Theatre" are already well aware that the dinner for each performance is carefully prepared, especially according to the character and genre of the show
Broadway is in your town!
"Theatre" has successfully executed another large-scale project in the form of "Chicago." This is a highly intricate musical that our team of professionals dedicated substantial effort to bring to the stage. In the end, we managed to meticulously refine all its aspects, ensuring high quality in every facet
Cabaret days commence at the Tsiskvili Group
"A new initiative from the creative team of the “Theatre”! We present diverse, cozy, interactive cabaret evenings that will infuse the city with fresh energy. This time, the concept revolves around dinner with a show!
To reserve a table and obtain detailed information, please contact: 032 2 88 88 80; 577 000 888."
From Chicago to Tbilisi - the musical is in Georgia - how did it become legend of a genre?
Georgia has now made its mark on the map of "Chicago," with Georgian audiences joining the millions worldwide who have experienced the magic of this musical. Anyone who wishes can immerse themselves in the iconic choreography and music of “Chicago.”
The legendary musical Chicago is in Georgia. Theatre prepares to present a new show for the audience
The official license for "Chicago" was secured by the "Tsiskvili Group" from the renowned theater company CONCORD THEATRICALS. "Chicago" is presented and sponsored by "Archi".
"Chicago" is in Georgia" - "Theatre" presents a new large-scale production to the audience with the support of "Archi"
In September, the multifunctional space "Theatre" will kick off the season with a new musical, "Chicago," presented by "Archi." The memorandum of cooperation between the “Theatre” and “Archi” was signed on August 31.
The musical And Here we are - Mamma Mia! will be hosted by the Batumi Summer Theater
On July 24, 25, and 26, legendary ABBA songs will be performed in Georgian on Batumi Boulevard, immersing the audience in the captivating world of the Italian island of Pantelleria. the performance "And, Here we are - Mamma Mia!" will take place at the Batumi Summer Theater.
AND HERE WE ARE - MAMMA MIA! Is setting off to Kutaisi
Multifunctional space "Theatre" will bring to life the musical "And here we are - Mamma Mia!" at the “Lado Meskhishvili State Drama Theater“ in Kutaisi, where guests will be immersed in stories about the Italian island of Pantelleria. Due to popular demand, the performance will be held in Kutaisi on July 22, with two shows at 17:00 and 20:00.
Georgian Show was opened by Mariam Kvrivishvili, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
According to Mariam Kvrivishvili, the “Theatre” projects have already been seen and loved by the Georgian and international communities, and "Georgian Show" will not be an exception.
Performance that Is a Unique Experience for Anyone Traveling in Georgia
One of the main participants in The Georgian Show is Sukhishvili, the world-famous national ballet. Guests will have the opportunity to see their dancers perform Khorumi, Apkhazuri, and other amazing, ancient pieces of Georgian choreography.
We aimed to create a place that was neither a club nor a restaurant but rather something different and new
20 years ago "Restaurant Tsiskvili" was the first in many directions, introducing a fresh approach to hospitality, architecture, and gastronomy. We set new standards in these areas.
Theatre technical equipment, lighting, and machinery
The architecture and technical equipment of the Theatre are the main components that once again convince us of its individuality. Here, everything is focused on details, which is evident at first glance. It is a multifunctional space where every wall tells a story, and every guest who comes here becomes a participant in this story.
A different Theatre with a different architectural concept - interview with Mamuka Chkhaidze
"Theatre" was designed on Beliashvili Street, adjacent to the restaurant complex "Tsiskvili". With just one glance, you'll notice its distinct appearance from the outside, and inside the pavilion, you'll discover even more fascinating architectural details.
The first "Dining Theatre" and cultural attraction in Georgia
Theatre is a new multifunctional space in Tbilisi where you can simultaneously experience a classic cabaret, see an American musical, enjoy opera, ballet, attend a concert, listen to the works of modern artists, and tourists can explore Georgian cultural attractions accompanied by gastronomy.
If you're eager to acquire knowledge of Georgian history and cultural heritage or indulge in the finest musical and choreographic performances, you will soon have an extraordinary opportunity to do so. “Theatre” offers guests a new and unique production called the "Georgian Show." This performance will bring alive the history and culture of Georgia.
And here we are – Mamma Mia!
For the first time in Georgia, the musical “Mamma Mia” was directed on the stage of the "Theatre" and the legendary “ABBA” songs were performed in Georgian language. The guests of the "Theatre" have already had the opportunity to see excerpts from the play, but the premiere of its full version will take place in February.
Closed events and private parties
Did you know that "Theatre" is a transformable space and you can organise private parties in it, since this multifunctional space is open for closed events such as business meetings, corporate evenings, birthdays, weddings, and more? The space is equipped with the latest lighting and sound equipment.
Georgian National Ballet Sukhishvili
"Theatre" offered its guests another impressive show - this time the multifunctional space hosted the “Georgian National Ballet Sukhishvili”. The ensemble presented "Karabsha" - a modern choreographic performance on the stage of the "Theatre". It is another experiment of Iliko Sukhishvili.
The stage is unchanging and main component of the theatre, the hall is constantly transforming
"Theatre" is a space for any kind of performance. Closed events such as business meetings, corporate evenings, weddings, and others can be held here. This will contribute to the birth of new genres.
Multifunctional space Theatre will hold a grand New Year
New Year's Eve 2023 will be different for those who decide to celebrate it in the "Theatre" accompanied by a New Year's dinner created for this day. The multifunctional space "Theatre" is a new project of the "Tsiskvili Group" based on the Dining Theatre concept.
How dishes become part of the show - Dining Theater of Tsiskvili Group
The "Tsiskvili Group" has recently opened a multifunctional space with a unique concept called "Theatre". In addition to the performance, guests are offered an extraordinary dinner, that differs it from traditional theatre.
The Show - tickets for the first performance at Theatre have started to go on sale
The doors of the new multifunctional space, "Theatre," will soon be open to a wide audience. The first performance, The Show, will be re-run on December 10. Tickets will be available for purchase from December 2.
Theatre - the new multifunctional space of the Tsiskvili Group has been officially opened.
On November 25th, the new multifunctional space of the "Tsiskvili Group" - "Theatre" was officially opened. The first performance hosted by the space was called "The Show".