Alex Balga

Alex Balga studied acting, singing and dancing at the Vienna Conservatory, Tanz-Gesang-Studio-Theater an der Wien and the Performing Arts Studios in Vienna, Austria. Since 2019 he is the artistic director of the Musical-Summer-Festival Amstetten in Austria.

After graduation he performed in Austrian/German productions of „Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat“, „Blondel“, „Grease“ and „Les Miserables“. As a College student he directed a production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. His first professional directing job was GODSPELL at the Capitol Theater Düsseldorf, Germany, followed by a highly successful production of CABARET starring Anna Montanaro. After two years the production moved to the prestigious Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Germany. Alex created, co-wrote and directed the world premiere of the musical MIAMI NIGHTS, which ran at the Capitol Theater Düsseldorf for two years and then moved to the Etablissment Ronacher in Vienna. His version of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (awards: „tz-Rose“ and “ The Star Of The Year“ by the Munich AZ newspaper) toured to Munich, Basel,  Düsseldorf and Frankfurt followed by another German/Austrian tour. Alex Balga was Artistic Director of  Mehr Entertainment GmbH under the General Manager Maik Klokow. During his time the company operated the Capitol Theater in Düsseldorf, The Musical Dome in Cologne and the Starlight Theater in Bochum. He was in charge of casting and the artistic quality of all productions of the company (Original German Productions of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT  and SPRING AWAKENING , a new  German tour of CATS and SHREK) and developing new shows i.e. the world premiere of Hape Kerkeling’s KEIN PARDON, a musicalisation of the hit-movie (direction). He also directed and co-wrote the shows TONIGHT, LAST CHRISTMAS and THAT’S LIFE and was creative director of the  Workshop for a new Musical adaptation of UFA-Movie „The Blue Angel“ in New York.

Other shows as a director: FAME Musiktheater Saar, Germany; HAIR,  Bozen, Italy;  WILDHORN AND FRIENDS (concert) Raimund Theater (Vienna, Austria), starring Frank Wildhorn, Linda Eder, Thomas Borchert and Pia Douwes; MADE IN GERMANY (Book & Lyrics: Kevin Schröder, Music: Marc Seitz), entry for the  finale of the CREATOR COMPETITION in Hamburg at the Schmidt Theater in October 2015; 9 TO5 (German Premiere) Merzig, Germany; MESSIAH ROCKS (European Premiere), Raimund Theater (Vienna, Austria); Disney’s TARZAN (resident dir.), Metronom Theater (Oberhausen, Germany); A CHRISTMAS CAROL Musicaltheater (Duisburg, Ger.) & Sartory Hall (Cologne, Ger.); Disney’s FROZEN (concert) Stadthalle (Vienna, Austria), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (concert) at the Raimund Theater (Vienna, Austria) in 2018/ 2019 and 2023. ; Frank Wildhorn’s DRACULA in Ulm and Munich and the tour production (Germany, Austria) of ROCK OF AGES in 2023 and 2024. WW WILL ROCK YOU at Musical-Summer-Festival Amstetten.

He is casting director of the German premiere of the international theatrical hit HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in Hamburg. For Musical Sommer Amstetten he directed HAIR, ROCK OF AGES, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, the German language premiere of ON YOUR FEET, GREASE and most recently the German language premiere of JERSEY BOYS. In September 2021, he directed the grand musical gala for the opening of the newly renovated Raimund Theater in Vienna.