Budapest's English Musical Theater


In order to provide you with high quality theatre, esō theatricals is always looking for in-kind donations and fundraising opportunities! Your patronage will allow us to continue to perform our community series, bring new members in the esō theatricals community and eventually, produce our professional series. We are working on bringing you a three show season, beginning with a small ensemble production late this spring and Sweeney Todd late this summer. Please help us make this happen!

Documents have been submitted in registering as a non-profit organization.

For more information on how you can help, contact us at

Peter Schueller, Artistic and Managing Director

Peter Schueller was born in California and trained in classical vocal performance at the University of Southern California while at the same time branching out into Musical Theater, Theater and Film. Before relocating to Budapest, Peter was seen in numerous professional productions throughout Southern California. Some of his favorite roles have included Tony in West Side Story, Frederic in the Pirates of Penzance and Bobby Child in Crazy for You (awarded Best Actor in a Musical by Since being in Budapest, he has acted in, directed, music directed, and choreographed numerous showcases and performances. Some tv and film credits include featured roles in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, Ron Howard’s Inferno, X Company, and NBC’s upcoming Emerald City. Classically, Mr. Schueller has been heard as the Tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Poet/Narrator in Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Alidoro in Orontea, and as an understudy in SF Opera’s Dead Man Walking, among many other roles. He is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and the Mu Phi Epsilon Musical Fraternity.

Geoffrey Pope, Music Director

Geoffrey Pope has been recognized through numerous appointments and commissions as a conductor and composer. Pope received his undergraduate degree in composition at the University of Southern California, and went on to receive Master’s degrees in composition and conducting at the Eastman School of Music, where he was awarded the prestigious Walter Hagen Conducting Prize. A proponent of contemporary music and opera, Pope seeks to present provocative and engaging programs that have a strong cultural impact... For complete biography, visit

Niki Konkoly, Costume Design

Originally from Budapest, Niki Konkoly is an aspiring designer of costumes, sets, events, and all things visual; currently studying Costume and Performance Design at the Arts University Bournemouth in the south of England. She loves treasure hunting in second hand shops and playing around with designs, so sourcing costumes for shows and creating its promotional material.

Sarah Evarts, Production Assistant

Members of the Board:

Dr Aczél Balázs Zoltán     Csonkics Tünde Mária      Landrum Cross
Ujvári Ágnes                      Grosch Mária Piroska
Melissa Ewing                   Melissa Allison Wood


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About Us

esō theatricals is a nonprofit organization that connects the local Hungarian and Expat communities. The aim of esō theatricals is to encourage the growth of English Language theater productions in Budapest by presenting renowned musicals and exposing audiences to performers of the highest caliber. We believe Increased interest in musical theater has the potential to open new opportunities for cultural connections between international and Hungarian theater patrons.

Our overall purpose is to showcase the very best perennial favorites for the audience to enjoy, with an emphasis making these shows accessible to Hungarian audiences by always including supertitle translations. Eventually, we would like to also introduce contemporary and even newly commissioned shows. 

Our casts are diverse, typically including at least five different nationalities and are welcome to individuals of all gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and identity. We believe this is crucial in helping to create a cultural dialogue and mutual understanding through art and performance. This combination of artists and musical material has so far created an inclusive atmosphere that has been a satisfying and complete theater going experience, delighting new viewers and providing nostalgia for veterans.