Chantal Kunst

Chantal Kunst Hi!

I'm Chantal. I'm blessed to be living and working
in Amsterdam. From the moment I saw my very first musical theatre production as a kid, I fell in love and have been ever since.

"Music, art, theatre - I'm just a big fan of beauty" - Jerry Hall



MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: PALAZZO at Spiegeltent: REUBENLICIOUS - SO DELICIOUS!BWW Review: PALAZZO at Spiegeltent: REUBENLICIOUS - SO DELICIOUS!
Posted: Nov. 22, 2018


BWW Feature: KARIN BLOEMEN - SOUVENIRS - Touring The Netherlands in 2019BWW Feature: KARIN BLOEMEN - SOUVENIRS - Touring The Netherlands in 2019
Posted: Nov. 29, 2018


BWW Feature: CATS at RAI THEATER: time to make some new CATS Memories during the Holiday Season!BWW Feature: CATS at RAI THEATER: time to make some new CATS Memories during the Holiday Season!
Posted: Dec. 6, 2018


BWW Feature: EVITA at Tour: Zes weken na premi?re al meer dan 75000 kaarten verkocht!BWW Feature: EVITA at Tour: Zes weken na premi?re al meer dan 75000 kaarten verkocht!
Posted: Dec. 3, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Dansmakers Amsterdam: Smart and Witty - Musical Theatre At Its Best!BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Dansmakers Amsterdam: Smart and Witty - Musical Theatre At Its Best!
Posted: Jul. 9, 2018


BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Beatrix Theater Utrecht - Put on your lycra glitter outfit and channel your inner Dancing Queen!BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Beatrix Theater Utrecht - Put on your lycra glitter outfit and channel your inner Dancing Queen!
Posted: Sep. 24, 2018


BWW Review: ALL STARS  at Nieuwe Luxor Theater Rotterdam: THE BROMANCE IS REALBWW Review: ALL STARS at Nieuwe Luxor Theater Rotterdam: THE BROMANCE IS REAL
Posted: Oct. 15, 2018


BWW Review: GERARD SPONG - IN VERTROUWEN at Schouwburg Amstelveen: THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE?BWW Review: GERARD SPONG - IN VERTROUWEN at Schouwburg Amstelveen: THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE?
Posted: Oct. 13, 2018


BWW Review: EXPEDITIE EILAND at De Meervaart: Island Paradise from HELLBWW Review: EXPEDITIE EILAND at De Meervaart: Island Paradise from HELL
Posted: Oct. 28, 2018


BWW Review: PALAZZO at Spiegeltent: REUBENLICIOUS - SO DELICIOUS!BWW Review: PALAZZO at Spiegeltent: REUBENLICIOUS - SO DELICIOUS!
Posted: Nov. 22, 2018


BWW Review: EVITA at Koninklijk Theater Carr?: Just a little touch of star quality!BWW Review: EVITA at Koninklijk Theater Carr?: Just a little touch of star quality!
Posted: Oct. 23, 2018


BWW Feature: CATS at RAI THEATER: time to make some new CATS Memories during the Holiday Season!BWW Feature: CATS at RAI THEATER: time to make some new CATS Memories during the Holiday Season!
December 6, 2018

Met nog twee weken te gaan tot de Europese premiere van de Londense West End versie van CATS in Amsterdam viert de musical een nieuwe mijlpaal. De vraag is zo groot dat er inmiddels al meer dan 60.000 kaarten zijn verkocht voor de Nederlandse tournee. Om deze reden besloot producent Frank van Paridon van Proud to Present al eerder om extra voorstellingen toe te voegen in de Kerstvakantie en op beide Kerstdagen. De musical CATS staat vanaf 20 december slechts drie weken in het RAI Theater in Amsterdam, aansluitend is de musical te zien in Rotterdam en rond Pasen in Breda en Groningen.

BWW Feature: EVITA at Tour: Zes weken na première al meer dan 75000 kaarten verkocht!
December 3, 2018

Het succes van de musical EVITA duurt voort. Producent De Graaf & Cornelissen Entertainment is verheugd bekend te maken dat er zes weken na de premiere in Koninklijk Theater CARRE al meer dan vijfenzeventigduizend mensen een kaartje voor de musical hebben gekocht. Deze hoge bezoekersaantallen en de sterrenregen die de musical bij de recensies kreeg leidt er nu toe dat er weer extra voorstellingen bij komen in onder anderen de steden Maastricht, Nijmegen, Assen, Heerlen, Enschede, Alkmaar, Hoorn en Zwolle.

BWW Feature: KARIN BLOEMEN - SOUVENIRS - Touring The Netherlands in 2019BWW Feature: KARIN BLOEMEN - SOUVENIRS - Touring The Netherlands in 2019
November 29, 2018

Vrijdag 25 januari gaat de nieuwe theatershow van Karin Bloemen (Souvenirs) in premiere. In de loop van de tijd verzamel je van alles: foto's van bijzondere momenten, mooie en minder mooie herinneringen, kampeerspullen die je allang niet meer gebruikt, etc, etc... Na verloop van tijd is je huis en je hoofd zo vol, dat het hoog tijd wordt eens goed op te ruimen. In 'Souvenirs' voegt Bloemen de daad bij het woord en gooit als een stier in een porseleinkast alle ballast de deur uit. Dat doet ze ook heel letterlijk, want er zal elke avond onder het publiek een aantal persoonlijke items van Karin verloot worden (een jurk, schoenen, een tent...).

BWW Review: PALAZZO at Spiegeltent: REUBENLICIOUS - SO DELICIOUS!BWW Review: PALAZZO at Spiegeltent: REUBENLICIOUS - SO DELICIOUS!
November 22, 2018

After an absence of 6years, Palazzo is back in Amsterdam with a new show: Haut Chaos. Together with chef Joris Bijdendijk (executive chef of RIJKS Restaurant), a feast for all the senses is served. In the beautiful Spiegeltent, tables are set, candles are lit and the waiting staff welcome you with a smile.

BWW Review: EXPEDITIE EILAND at De Meervaart: Island Paradise from HELLBWW Review: EXPEDITIE EILAND at De Meervaart: Island Paradise from HELL
October 28, 2018

We live in a world of voyeurism. Reality tv in all its' forms is booming, and getting more extreme as time passes. Survivor (Expeditie Robinson) is such a format. The first Dutch edition in 2000 was an instant hit. Having evolved since the first edition, together with other reality tv formats, a valid question is raised... Are we going to far with candidates on reality tv shows? Where's the moral high ground? Where does the show end and intrusion in private life's begin? Where's the line?

BWW Review: EVITA at Koninklijk Theater Carré: Just a little touch of star quality!
October 23, 2018

Evita is a vocal masterpiece, not for the faint of heart. The vocal score is, as most of Andrew Lloyd Webber's work, as challenging as it is beautiful. Dazzling high and low notes, melodious songs, ranging in style and tempo. A classical piece in the musical theatre repertoire.

BWW Review: ALL STARS  at Nieuwe Luxor Theater Rotterdam: THE BROMANCE IS REALBWW Review: ALL STARS at Nieuwe Luxor Theater Rotterdam: THE BROMANCE IS REAL
October 15, 2018

The opening night of All Stars at the Luxor Theater in Rotterdam is a soccer-lover's wet dream. The audience is wearing their club's t-shirt, there's beer and bitterballen, music and good vibes all around. It's like walking into the clubhouse of your favourite team. All Stars is part of Dutch pop culture. After the film and TV-series, we get to meet the new Swift Boys 8, who are now 25 years old and struggling to fit the team and soccer into their adult life.

BWW Review: GERARD SPONG - IN VERTROUWEN at Schouwburg Amstelveen: THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE?BWW Review: GERARD SPONG - IN VERTROUWEN at Schouwburg Amstelveen: THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE?
October 13, 2018

Gerard Spong (73) is one of the most famous criminal lawyers in The Netherlands. After several tv appearances on Dutch talkshows such as 'Pauw' and 'DWDD', mr. Spong now shares his expertise during his theater college 'In Vertrouwen'. It's a fascinating night out. Legal jargon might be very dry and heavy, mr. Spong makes it bearable and sometimes even funny.

BWW Feature: HAUT CHAOS at PALAZZO Amsterdam: a feast for the senses!BWW Feature: HAUT CHAOS at PALAZZO Amsterdam: a feast for the senses!
October 10, 2018

Returning to Amsterdam this fall after an 6 year absence, PALAZZO Amsterdam is proud to present a new show 'Haut Chaos; featuring executive chef Joris Bijdendijk of restaurant Rijks. It's a extraordinary show, full of contrasts and extravagant characters. The flamboyant host guides you through the evening. Expect the unexpected!

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Beatrix Theater Utrecht - Put on your lycra glitter outfit and channel your inner Dancing Queen!BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Beatrix Theater Utrecht - Put on your lycra glitter outfit and channel your inner Dancing Queen!
September 24, 2018

MAMMA MIA! is a musical phenomenon. Since the premiere of the original show in 1999, 60 million people worldwide have seen 50 different productions performed in 16 languages. In The Netherlands alone, this is the 3rd production of this show over the past 15 years. Returning to their home theatre, MAMMA MIA! has once again landed at the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht.

BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Dansmakers Amsterdam: Smart and Witty - Musical Theatre At Its Best!BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Dansmakers Amsterdam: Smart and Witty - Musical Theatre At Its Best!
July 9, 2018

On Monday 9th of July, the musical She Loves Me celebrated their opening night at Dansmaker Theatre in Amsterdam. It's the second production by De Kernploeg, whose mission it is to bring American musicals to the Dutch audience, choosing productions which aren't as well-known and therefore might be commercially risky. After last year's production of A New Brain, this summer season will be brighted up by this smart and witty production of She Loves Me (book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock.)