Queenie van de Zandt needs no introduction. A powerhouse of the Australian industry she has recently been touring the country with her new show Blue – The Songs of Joni Mitchell. We sat down with Queenie, as she prepares to take her show to the Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney, to talk about Joni Mitchell, production of… Read more.
The dreaded audition Ask any performing artist in the Australian musical theatre industry about the dreaded ‘A’ word, and 95% of them will shudder and tell you “it never gets any easier”. Despite our best efforts, and constant reminders that the audition room is “our space” and that we need to “take control” of the… Read more.
AussieTheatre is giving away the opportunity to audit the Advanced Audition Technique for Musical Theatre workshop with Queenie van de Zandt in Melbourne, worth $485. Having studied audition technique for over 20 years, Queenie has developed a unique audition practice, that has helped her former students gain lead roles in shows such as The Sound… Read more.
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.
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.
Whether you are an up and coming Cabaret artist, a seasoned professional or simply somebody who might maybe have the outlines of a concept, the Cabaret Winter Workshop (June 9-20) is aimed at giving you the best chance possible of developing your own one-person show. “What the hell is Cabaret?” “I do not own a… Read more.
As part of the Hayes Theatre Co Cabaret Season 2015, the company and venue will play host to a few special events aimed at bolstering and supporting the local musical theatre cabaret industry. The cabaret season is packed to the brim with exciting performances – you can read about them here – but these extra… Read more.
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.
Light the Night will celebrate 10 years with one final benefit concert at the City Rectial Hall Angel Place on Monday October 27. Light the Night is inspired by Matthew Rennie, a brave man who fought a three year battle against leukaemia. Sadly, Matthew passed away shortly before the 2007 concert but has been well remembered…. Read more.
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.