Articles on ‘Queenie Van de Zandt’

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.

Esther Hannaford – a Star fit for a King

King Kong Melbourne. Image by Belinda Strodder

My first confession about Esther Hannaford is that I had no idea just how talented she was! I first saw her play Penny Pingleton in the 2010 production of Hairspray. She was funny, vocally perfect and completely original. That last part should have tipped me off. Penny is a good role, but, for a featured… Read more.

The Rise and Rise of Queenie van de Zandt

I’m running late. This is common enough practice for me. But today it’s a stressful situation because I have a phone interview with Queenie van de Zandt this afternoon that has been quite literally weeks in the making. Queenie’s schedule is jam packed right now. She is in the middle of tech rehearsals in the lead… Read more.