Articles on ‘Queenie Van de Zandt’

Bert and Patti Newton return to the stage for Follies, Melbourne

Bert and Patti Newton

Australia’s perennial husband and wife team Bert and Patti Newton have been confirmed to join the all-star cast of Follies In Concert, set to play at Melbourne Recital Centre this May. Adrian Storey from exciting new production company Storeyboard Entertainment today announced that Bert and Patti will play the roles of Theodore and Emily Whitman, ex-vaudevillians who perform… Read more.


MICF: Jan van de Stool – I Get the Music in You

Jan van de Stool - I Get the Music in You

Music theatre star Queenie Van De Zandt’s hilarious creation Jan van de Stool, international music therapist, is like a cross between Joyce Grenfell’s exasperated kindergarten teacher and Little Britain’s judgemental diet group leader Marjorie Dawes. At this introductory session at the Woy Woy Scout Hall, Jan is supported by Helen, her able and occasionally cheeky… Read more.


A Quick Chat With Jan van de Stool

Jan van de Stool will host Hats Off! in 2015.

This year Hats Off! has found a new ambassador and it’s international music therapist Jan van de Stool. (If you’re not familiar with her work, you might know beloved actress Queenie van de Zandt?) We asked Jan all about being a professional host, hot theatre gossip, and what we can expect from Hats Off! this year…. Read more.



Victorian Opera: Into the Woods

Into the Woods. Photo by Jeff Busby

After the success of their Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine created Into the Woods (1986), which beat Phantom of the Opera at the Tonys and firmly sits on the top of many favourite-musical lists. Following the success of their 2013 production of Sunday in the Park with George, Victorian Opera have followed with an Into the Woods that’s… Read more.


Exit the King: King Kong in its final months in Oz

Come February 16, one of the biggest theatrical ventures ever staged in Oz will ring down the curtain for the final time. After nine spectacular months in the Regent Theatre, King Kong will depart Melbourne, and its set to go out with a roar! With nearly three quarters of a million tickets sold, nine Helpmann… Read more.


LTN13: Get Ready to Light the Night!

On Monday October 28 the Sydney City Recital Centre in Angel Place will play host to a one night only concert that has grown to become one of the most notoriously spectacular music theatre events in Australia. A charity concert in support of research for gene control in acute leukemia with all funds raised going… Read more.


Light the Night 2013 Announced for October 28

Adam Rennie. Photograhy by Blueprint Studios.

The legendary Sydney charity concert to raise money for the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation will return to Sydney in 2014 with tickets now on sale. The music theatre extravaganza will be held once again at the Sydney City Recital Centre in Angel Place and will be hosted by Jan van de Stool – alter… Read more.


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