Kake – On the way to stardom

Kake – On the way to stardom explores the Finnish mental landscape through the theme of Wonderland Finland. The choreography of Matti Paloniemi tells the story of a band called Kake, which is infatuated with 1980’s synthesizers and Finnish schlager. The band’s dreams are enormous; in fact the plan is a massive world tour. However, internal conflicts, different dreams and unfulfilled hopes of the band members cause tension.

The show is interesting mixture of dance, music and theatre. Re-arranged Finnish schlagers and tangos create the musical context. All the performers are dancing, singing and playing in this energetic but touching parody.

Kake - Tiellä tähtiin Kuva: Mikko Mäntyniemi, Graafinen suunnittelu: Jimmy Träskelin


The premiere of Kake – On the way to stardom was at  Savoy theatre Helsinki on 13th of October 2015.


Choreography: Matti Paloniemi

Costumes: Jaana Kurttila

Music: Jarno Tastula/ Finnhits

Lights: Janne Teivainen

Performers: Reetta-Kaisa Iles, Tuomas Juntunen, Salla Korja-Paloniemi, Jarno Tastula, Janne Teivainen

Photos: Mikko Mäntyniemi

Graphic design: Jimmy Träskelin

Teaser by: Kim Saarinen

The production is supported by Niilo Helander foundation