FKP Scorpio today announced the launch of FKP Show Creations GmbH, a new company arm that’ll focus on musicals, shows, family entertainment and opera – anything that can be brought to life inside theaters, but not just there.
Jasper Barendregt, formerly director of festival production at FKP Scorpio, will manage the new company alongside FKP Scorpio CEO Folkert Koopmans. Barendregt said the company has been a long time in the making, and added, “I am very much looking forward to the challenges ahead, even though I will miss the festival business after twelve exciting and fulfilling years.”
The first production helmed by FKP Show Creations is a live adaption of the popular TV show “The Masked Singer.” While the new company’s slogan reads “we create worlds in the theaters,” this particular production will travel to 13 arenas throughout Germany.
In addition to “The Masked Singer,” confirmed FKP Show Creations projects also includshows such as “Paw Patrol Live,” or Dita van Teese’s “Glamonatrix.”
Barendregt’s previous duties as FKP Scorpio will be taken over by longtime employee Benjamin Hetzer, who has already been working in festival production at FKP since 2012. The 34-year-old studied music business at the Pop Academy in Mannheim and is a certified Bachelor Professional of Event Technology (“Meister für Veranstaltungstechnik”).
As event manager, he has overseen events such as Southside, Highfield and A Summer’s Tale since 2015 and is also responsible for the new Tempelhof Sounds festival in Berlin. Hetzer commented, “I am very excited about my new task and would especially like to thank our team, which has also shown consistency in the past years of the pandemic and does a great job in every situation. I am proud and grateful to work with this team to plan our festivals again in the future.”