Neil Gooding Productions & Amazon Woman Enterprises Present
Queenie van de Zandt in BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell - CANCELLLED
DOORS 6PM // SHOW STARTS 8PM
In BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Queenie van de Zandt, renowned for her artful storytelling and raw, emotive vocals, explores the songs, stories and art of the musical legend that is Joni Mitchell.
Renaissance woman, painter and poet, Mitchell created a soundtrack for the Woodstock generation.
"Joni is my favourite singer/songwriter and I've been wanting to do a show about her and her music for some time," said Queenie. "She gave a daughter up for adoption early in her career and her music was so influenced by this experience. Having given birth to a daughter myself in 2017, it felt like a perfect time to explore this mother and daughter relationship and the effect that becoming a parent has on your creativity."
Along with a live band, Queenie explores her love of all things Joni – affectionately reinterpreting Joni Mitchell's melancholy music, and intimately revealing the stories behind some of her most haunting songs such as A Case of You, Both Sides Now and Little Green.
Following rave reviews, and sell-out performances at the Queensland and Melbourne Cabaret Festivals and Hayes Theatre Sydney, BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, has continued its success touring Australia and the US. Along the way it has won 3 prestigious theatre awards, been nominated for the Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer and the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Cabaret Production.
BLUE: THE Songs of Joni Mitchell, is a beguiling night of melancholic songs, poetic storytelling and haunting vocals in a perfect intimate setting.
Queenie van de Zandt moves through the world entertaining, educating and serenading the people she meets. She has the unique ability in all her work to make people feel deeply, to awaken laughter, empathy and awareness in equal measure.
She is one of Australia’s leading ladies of musical theatre and cabaret, renowned for her incredible versatility as a performer working extensively in musical theatre, plays, cabaret, on television and film, and as a recording artist, comedienne and writer, along with being considered one of Australia's leading teachers in the areas of audition & performance technique for musicals and cabaret.
Her career highlights include: on television - Very Small Business and Da Kath & Kim Code (ABC); in theatre - Women of Troy (STC/Malthouse) and Abigail’s Party (Ensemble Theatre); on film - the Aussie feature film Girl Clock; in musical theatre - Into the Woods (Victorian Opera), Funny Girl (SSO) and King Kong (Global Creatures): and in cabaret - Smoke & Mirrors.
Through Amazon Woman Enterprises, Queenie develops and performs her original work. Highlights include: 4 albums, her award-winning show BLUE: The Song of Joni Mitchell and projects involving her cult, comedy alter-ego Jan van de Stool.
In 2015 Queenie also co-founded The Australian Musical Theatre Academy (AMTA). AMTA offers workshops, masterclasses and courses for students of all skill levels, giving people the tools to live creative, passionate and fulfilling lives, working with the best instructors in Australia.
Queenie has been nominated for 19 major theatre awards, winning 6, for her work in musicals and cabaret.
Due to current Covid restrictions shows will be seated and limited per sitting.
Please note: Tables cannot be joined together on the evening. Please ensure everyone you wish to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Ideally if you can arrive together at the same time, that will help with seating you all together.
Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff.
Customers are required to check-in via the Service Victoria App as they enter the venue.
The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings
Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport.
The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)