无论如何，如果不是一位名叫Sergey Nikolaevich Pudovkin的从莫斯科来的著名制作人的到来，他也许直到今天还在所有诸如此类的剧院演出。
这个年轻聪明的制作人那时候创造出1971出道的NA-NA乐队的传奇.有些人说他能称霸俄罗斯娱乐界得助于另一个大人物：Bari Karimovich Alibasov.
他在莫斯科开心吗? 唔, 那是另一个童话故事啦…也许根本不能称之为童话故事...的确...生活是一个童话故事,但是所有的童话故事里总会有一些真实的事情...没有么?...
Once upon a time a little boy called Vitalik
lived somewhere far and away.
A tiny Vitalik
with the heart and soul just as big as he himself.
If I remember well, he used to go to school everyday
- an art school in Odessa.
Odessa, a city in Ukraine, a city of beauty, a city
of theatre – for both Russians and Ukrainians a
hero-city as they used to say… Have you ever heard
about The Opera & Ballet Theatre? About the
building? Yes, indeed the building of the finest
Odessa has welcomed a lot of artists: Kandinsky, Gogol, Majakovski,
Pushkin… and many others. They stayed there idle or lived their artistic
lives. Oh yes, so did Vitalik. Like the rest of his great colleagues
he wasn’t Ukrainian either. His late mother - Lilia Michailovna -
was Russian and his father came from the Baltic state… that means
Latvia, Lithuania or Estonia…hmm, I don’t know exactly… as it is difficult
to guess. Actually, Vitalik didn’t look much Russian - seemed a bit
Northern like with his long nose and a slender body.
A pretty boy
I would say… And talented as well. He was born on February the 19th…
nineteen eighty.... have just forgotten… in a Latvian city Daugavpilse....
or somewhere else. Before he came to school - together with his Granddad
Arkadii Davidovich he mastered all his talents in Odessa. They
played the accordions at the Days of the City – a
big Granddad and a tiny boy just as tall as his
musical instrument. Oh yes, he was an accordion
student for 3 years.
So… as soon as he entered the Odessa art school
the headmaster Anatolii Paduka learnt that he was a gifted kid. One
day Anatolii asked him to perform at a school event. Vitalik thought
a bit and prepared a musical humoresque. Yes, that
When Vitalik was 16 the headmaster
organized Vitalik's show and invited
some of his theatre celebrity friends. Vitalik was dancing, singing
and acting. All who came enjoyed it very much. Soon after, thanks
to one local well-known high life personage called Merkovicz Vitalik
went on stage to perform in ‘Bolero’. Yes, that was
a first big step forward. Then he joined various
theatre ensembles the names of which I don’t
remember now… I think one of them was a summer
theatre… hmm, such a strange name it had…
Whatever, he would have probably acted
in all these theatres till today unless one day a very famous producer
named Sergey Nikolaevich Pudovkin came down from Moscow.
the legend...Born in 1971 a young and clever producer was looking
after NA-NA band that time. Some say he came into the Russian show
business owing to its another bigwig: Bari Karimovich Alibasov. But
just leave it alone…
So there he came to Odessa and happened to see Vitalik on stage. That was... the Experimental Theatre Studio at Odessa
Fine Art Theatre, I think… So, Sergey asked Vitalik if he was going
to visit Moscow in the nearest future… Vitalik had no slightest idea
who this strange man was. Sergey introduced himself… and that how
it all started. He invited Vitalik to Moscow together with some demo-tapes.
Soon Vitalik was on the train with Opera #2 in his pocket. Since that
particular moment Vitalik has been known for all as VITAS.
the way… Sergey hadn’t heard him singing…that day in the theatre. Vitalik ‘was just speaking like a child, then like General Lebed,
then he changed his masks - being an elderly man or
a youngster, being beautiful and in a few seconds
So Vitalik, sorry
- I should say VITAS - moved to Moscow and Odessa story had to end.
Was he happy in Moscow? Oh - that’s another fairy-tale… and maybe
not a fairy-tale at all...indeed... life is a fairy tale but there
is some truth in all fairy tales... isn't there?