Vorhang auf! – Curtains up!
April 18 and 19, 2020

The German Theater Group San Diego invites you to their fourth annual Cabaret production in 2020!


Join us for an evening of laughter and music. Performed in German! Summary of acts and announcements in English.


  • General admission: $14
  • Student (with valid ID): $10
  • At the door: $16 (limited availability)

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Seats are limited.  Performances sell out each year!

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Wir machen Theater!

[We’re creating theater!] The German Theater Group San Diego is a group of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers whose mission is to bring quality German Theater to San Diego and neighboring areas.

“Ein Abend mit Loriot” (famous German comedian) premiered in 2017 to a packed house in San Diego. This was followed by “So Ist Das Leben! (That’s Life) – A German Cabaret” in April 2018.  The cabaret-style skits, poems, and musical numbers from well-known German authors took a humorous, sarcastic, and fresh look at modern life. Tickets to our two performances sold out weeks before the opening night, which means our productions resonate with the German community and beyond.

With a fantastic new venue, another hit under our belt, our audience size for the second production (two performances) grew to over 250 guests! We now know we are creating entertainment that contributes to German culture and awareness and we are here to stay.

Founded in October 2016 by Astrid Ronke, the group is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and part of the German American Societies of San Diego. The idea of a German theater quickly attracted talented and creative folks who couldn’t wait to put their first play into production.

If you enjoy German theater and have been looking for performances in San Diego, please support the German Theater Group San Diego!

We would love to bring you more plays in German!

Eure Aufführung war einfach genial. Ich bin schlichtweg begeistert. Danke für den tollen Abend!

Claudia L.


Theater ist unsere Leidenschaft!

[Theater is our passion!] The German Theater Group San Diego was founded in October 2016 with 13 interested people—some I have known for 20 years, others I met for the first time!

Hardly anyone had any on-stage experience; several had worked back-stage on occasion. For the first two months, we met every two weeks at someone’s home, had food and drinks, worked on light theater exercises, tried out reading some skits and laughed a lot—“Theater as Stress relief” was our motto! Over the last two months, a tighter-knit group developed with the goal of putting this first play on stage.

I would like to recognize and thank everyone in this theater group—for their courage, interest, patience, expertise and trust to follow me in this journey to bring a German play to fruition! I couldn’t have worked with a more wonderful, smart, dedicated, and funny group of amazing individuals! Everyone pitched in and put time and effort into the play; wonderful talents came to light, be it as a funny actor, stage manager, food sale organizer, program designer, printing specialist, and much more. Thank you for all your help, dedication and friendship!

It is my goal for the future to offer more German plays, to find additional interested participants and hopefully some form of sponsorship for future productions.

Please contact me with any questions or comments – or if you would like to participate in person or support our group in other ways!

Vielen Dank!

Astrid Ronke, Director


Es hat mir sehr gefallen, auch mit den musikalischen Unterbrechungen, und ich denke, man sollte so ein gutes Programm nicht einfach nach 2 Aufführungen einpacken.

Rita R.
German-American School Association of Southern California


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Was sagen Sie dazu?

[What’s your impression?] After our first play, we’ve received an almost overwhelming amount of positive feedback and compliments – a big “thank you!” to everyone who took the time to write to us and share their thoughts!

Ganz toll, gratuliere Euch allen, sooo ein Erfolg und alles in deutscher Sprache – super!

Christa R.

Read some of the comments we’ve received below:

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“So ist das Leben!” That’s Life – A German Cabaret

Our second production at our new permanent home, the German American Societies of San Diego, was sold out weeks before our first performance – it was an absolutely amazing weekend and we truly appreciate all the support from our audience!

Click for more backstage and rehearsal pictures!

“Ein Abend mit Loriot” An Evening with Loriot

Our first production at the OB Theater was an all around success! Audience feedback and comments were immensely motivating and inspiring, thank you all for believing in our theater group!

Click for more backstage and rehearsal pictures!






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