Queenie van de Zandt with a microphone against a blue and black background

Renowned cabaret chanteuse Queenie van de Zandt brings her Helpmann Award nominated show to Bondi for a beguiling night of song
and story-telling.

  • Where

    Theatre

  • When

    15 March 2024
    at 8:00pm
    16 March 2024
    at 8:00pm

  • Cost

    Full $45
    Concession $40
    Under 30s $20
  • Contact

    Waverley Council

    (02) 9083 8400

Settle in for a treat and be transported to Woodstock as Queenie van de Zandt, with her live band, performs the spellbinding show, BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell.

Australian cabaret chanteuse and musical theatre star Queenie van de Zandt, renowned for her artful storytelling and raw, emotive vocals, takes us on a sonic journey in BLUE, through the songs, stories and art of this musical legend. Affectionately reinterpreting Mitchell’s music, Queenie reveals the intimate stories behind Joni’s haunting songs such as A Case of You, River and Little Green from her iconic album, BLUE (one of Rolling Stone’s greatest albums of all time), as well as celebrating her greatest hits such as Big Yellow Taxi and Both Sides Now.

Since 2017, BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell has been enchanting audiences across Australia and internationally, garnering rave reviews everywhere it goes. Along the way, it’s won three prestigious theatre awards and been nominated for the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Cabaret Production and for Australia's most prestigious live performance award - the Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer.

BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell is cabaret at its most sophisticated; a beguiling night of melancholic songs, poetic storytelling, and haunting vocals, in a perfect, intimate setting.

Bondi Pavilion presents a Neil Gooding & Amazon Woman Enterprises Production.

★★★★☆ “…it’s hard to imagine a better celebration of Joni Mitchell’s timeless artistry than Queenie van de Zandt’s tribute…” Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★☆ “…the audience was enraptured and shouting for more…” Scenestr.com.au

Queenie van de Zandt is one of Australia’s leading ladies of musical theatre and cabaret. She has the unique ability in to make people feel deeply and to awaken laughter, empathy and awareness in equal measure. She’s renowned for her ability to seamlessly transition between various genres of entertainment including musical theatre, plays, cabaret, film, television, comedy, writing and arts education, setting her apart as a truly exceptional performer.

Career highlights include, on television: The Newsreader (ABC) and Upright (Foxtel/Binge); in theatre: Women of Troy (STC/Malthouse) and Abigail's Party (Ensemble Theatre); in musical theatre: Into the Woods (Victoria Opera) and Funny Girl (Sydney Symphony Orchestra) and in cabaret: Smoke & Mirrors (Sydney & Melbourne Festivals/Edinburgh Fringe) and her shows involving her cult comedy alter-ego - Jan van de Stool.

Queenie has been nominated for 21 major theatre awards for her work in musicals, theatre, cabaret and television, winning 8 times.

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