Lazarus is the stage sequel to the 1976 movie: The Man Who Fell To Earth which starred David Bowie. To know what delirium you just entered in the opening scene in LAZARUS, it might have been a must to see the movie at least once before you see this show.
For argument's sake, I had not.... (more...)
Anastasia the musical tells the story of how the life of Anastasia, the daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and grand duchess of Russia could have been... the legend goes she survived the brutal attack on her family.... (more...)
Fun home is a musical based on the autobiography graphic novel of Alison Bechdel. This show is part of the cultural program of Pride Amsterdam 2019.un Home tells the story of Alison, who struggles with her complicated relationship with her (late) father. In flashbacks, the adult Alison remembers all... (more...)
The summer season has started with another 'in Concert' theatrical experience at a surprising location, somewhere in the Netherlands. This time: Aida in Concert at the Autotron. Located at the south of Netherlands, in Den Bosch, the scenic environment sets the scene for the tragic love story of Aida... (more...)
'T Schaep met de 5 Pooten is Dutch cultural heritage. Our grandparents and parents were first introduced the catchy and still current songs by Harry Bannink and Eli Asser (lyrics). This musical is directed by Gijs de Lange and Esther Habbema (co-director)... (more...)
Sometimes you watch a production and experience total perfection. Yesterday evening was such a night. Sondheim's A Little Night Music performed by the Nederlandse Reisopera, an opera company which chose to work on Sondheim musicals (Sweeney Todd was their earlier production), next to classic opera r... (more...)
Theatre is supposed to do something to their audience, either make them laugh, make them mad, make them think, make them question life, make them cry, or in this case, make them angry.
Op Hoop van Zegen is a new musical based on a Dutch classic play by Herman Heijermans.... (more...)
The first performance of the evening was spectactular. Directed by Ashley Wallen, the choreographer of The Greatest Showman, treated the audience on a tribute to a new generation of Hollywood musicals such as La La Land, A Star is Born and - of course - The Greatest Showman performed by the talente... (more...)
Cats is a world wide phenomenon. Premiering in 1981 in the West End, Andrew Lloyd's Webber classic has proven to stand the test of time. In 2019, a Cats film is coming out.
This winter in The Netherlands, a new Cats tour by the current West End cast is playing 4 big venues: at the Rai Theater in ... (more...)
The AMA, short for Amateur Musical Awards is this year at the Nieuwe Luxor Theater Rotterdam, the theatre which strives to be 'the musical theatre-theater' of The Netherlands. Live broadcasted by regional channel RTV Rijnmond, the show begins...... (more...)
Charley, a new musical comedy by producer Pretpakhuis, opens its' show in an old-fashioned but lovely manner. Two well-dressed men (Jonathan Demoor as Anton and Job Bovelander as Lodewijk)in front of the curtain, introducing in song their friend Charley, the title role played by master of physical c... (more...)
Nachtwacht De Poort Der Zielen is the first film made for the big screen after a succesful television series in The Netherlands and Belgium.
Nachtwacht is about a supernatural trio (Vladimir, Wilko and Keelin) who all have magical powers and their magical tutor Vega. They live in a small village ... (more...)
After an absence of 6 years, 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 wi... (more...)
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 val... (more...)
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.... (more...)
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... (more...)
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... (more...)
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 the... (more...)
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 b... (more...)
The UK Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit SUNSET BOULEVARD is coming to the Koninklijk Theater! This touring production stars Ria Jones, Glenn Close's understudy in the recent West End production, as Norma Desmond, as well as Danny Mac as Joe Gillis. SUNSET BOULEVARD will open at the Koninklijk Theat... (more...)