By playing three venues in the Austrian capital city, the VEREINIGTE BÜHNEN WIEN (VBW) have established themselves as a renowned musical company both in Austria and abroad. While its productions are diverse, there is one common conviction: musical theatre must be an enriching experience for the audience, regional business and the cultural identity of Vienna. In autumn the company returns with the musicals Evita and Schikaneder. The VBW was founded in 1987. Until 2005, the THEATER AN DER WIEN was dedicated exclusively to musicals. In 2006 it returned to its originally intended purpose as an opera house. In parallel with this, the venerable RAIMUND THEATER and the RONACHER offer glamorous settings for musicals. At the moment, the RAIMUND THEATER has opened its doors for the world premiere and run of Schikaneder. Highlighted by its subtitle “the turbulent love story behind the magic flute”, the production deal with the life of the famous 18th century Viennese theatre personality, Emanuel Schikaneder and his wife Eleonore.