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Bravo 2023!

©Carlos Pinto
Past event
Dates and Schedules

13 to 22 December
Tuesday to Saturday, 8 pm; Sunday, 5:30 pm


Sala Luis Miguel Cintra


€12 to €15 with discounts (Covered by the Culture Pass - available only at the Theater ticket office)

Age Restriction


Portuguese Sign Language Audio Description

22 December, Friday, 8 pm


After the success of Tropa-Fandanga, Teatro Praga returns to the revista à portuguesa with Bravo 2023! Obliged to follow the principle of permanent updating imposed by traditional revista theatre, in order to be closer to the present, Bravo 2023! makes it its theme. Its tight structure is used to draw an overview of the past year, putting forth a show that is an atlas of the most remarkable events of the year 2023. Performed in the fair theatres of Paris in the early 18th century, the first revista shows consisted of a burlesque and caricatured review of events and figures that had been prominent in the previous twelve months. This is the model that was imported to Portugal. Proving that “it has a soul and it won’t die”, the Teatro Praga’s Bravo 2023! closes the year with a joyful, raucous show to rattle the quietest spirits and stir the audience with a review that leads us sing songs and give life a standing ovation. A show of praise and commendations, of accidents, tragedies, laughter and criticism, that seeks to find the fairer way for troubled times, where pasts and geographies mix. The year is reviewed with a stumbling kick, to the sound of music to lift our spirits and with a text written by several hands, which makes us wish for the impossible, and which speaks of history, of what is near and far. The theatre once again rolls out the red carpet that takes us there. Bravo 2023! is a yearbook at the end of the year where anything can happen.

Cast and Creative

A show by Teatro Praga Interpretation and co-creation André e. Teodósio, André “Speedy” Garcia, Cláudia Jardim, David Mesquita, Diogo Bento, Guilherme Leal, Jenny Larrue, Joana Barrios, Joana Manuel, J.M. Vieira Mendes, Marina Mota, Sandra Rosado, Simão Telles e Tiago Vieira Music Moisés Fernandes (trumpet), João Cabrita (saxophone), Sofia Grácio (piano and synthesizers), Hayden Nóbrega (drums and transverse flute), Bernardo Fesch (bass) e Alex D’Alva Teixeira (voice and guitars) Set design João Pedro Vale and Nuno Alexandre Ferreira Big screens Adriana Proganó and Eugénia Mussa Costumes Joana Barrios Original music Pedro Mafama Conductor, orchestration and musical direction Alex D’Alva Light design Daniel Worm Sound Design Miguel Lucas Mendes Costume making Rosário Balbi, Paulo Julião, Jenny Larrue e Caio Guedes Photography Stage photography Communication and poster design Afonso de Matos Production direction Marisa F. Falcón Executive production Rita Pessoa Production assistance Beatriz Abelha Subtitle Operation Beatriz Carvalho Sound technician Pedro Baptista Co-production Teatro Praga, Teatro Municipal do Porto – Rivoli and São Luiz Teatro Municipal Support Copitec, El Corte Inglês, Griffe Hairstyle, Infraestruturas de Portugal (Sala do Rei), Lux,  Marcha da Bica, Marcha de São Vicente, N&H Hotels, Studio 8, Teatro Nacional São Carlos Acknowledgments Abilio Leitão, Aida Tavares,  Aleksandar Protic, Beatriz Carneiro, Bruno Santos, Carlos Malta, Carlos Roque, Cristina Gomes, Dino Alves, Fernanda Silva, Gonçalo Cerá, Helena Vaz Pereira, Jesse James, João Chaves, João Paulo Soares, Lúcia Azevedo, Lux Frágil, Manuel Tomé Romano, Maria Emanuel Albergaria, Milton Pereira, Mischa, Mitra, Nuno Nunes-Ferreira, Tiago Alexandre, Pedro Escara, Pedro Faro, Pedro Rodrigues, Pisão, Tiago Bartolomeu Costa


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