Kazan Academic Russian Bolshoi Drama Theatre of V. I. Kachalov

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The Kazan Academic Russian Bolshoi Drama Theatre of V. I. Kachalov, one of the oldest theatre companies in Russia, gives centre-stage to musical comedies with lots of music and dancing, eccentric costumes and props. This is the signature style of the company's art director Alexander Slavutsky. Just as effervescent are Kachalov Theatre's children's shows, which draw large audiences. The company has the plays Golden Key, Little Red Riding Hood, Doctor Aybolit and Ivan the Fool and the Demons on its children's playlist.