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 it 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) was 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 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“ as 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); HAIR Musical-Summer-Festival 2017 (Amstetten, Austria)