Posts Categorized: Theater

Seen Live: Groots en meeslepend wil ik leven

Groots en meeslepend wil ik leven opens with Steven de Jong confessing his love for operetta. From there, he easily moves the story along to his audition for Franz Lehar’s Der Zarewitsch in Vienna, where he meets Rudolf—Empress Sissi’s son—falls in love with him, and solves two murders in the process. De Jong sings, plays… Read more »

Seen Live: De Parade

De Parade has set up shop in Utrecht. Last week, I went and saw three shows. The first one was Torre Florim and Roos Rebergen (and band) playing songs from their Tweede Speeldoos album. Which was so excellent, that I got myself a ticket for their club show in Ekko, later this month. De tweede… Read more »

Seen Live: Lebbis

As we speak, I’m sipping some coffee, nibbling on some biscotti—you know, those Italian almond cookies you could break a tooth on but which are delicious none-the-less—thinking about what to say about Lebbis’s new show Het grijze gebied. I’m drawing a blank. ‘Cause as I said earlier, writing about comedy doesn’t make sense to me…. Read more »

Seen Live: Dolf Jansen

As someone once said, writing about music is like dancing about architecture. Likewise, writing about comedy is like basejumping about politics. You can do it, but does it make a lot of sense? Well, perhaps it does, but I can’t for the life of me figure out what to say about Dolf Jansen’s Oudejaars 2012… Read more »

Seen Live: Schwalbe speelt vals

Two teams of four players play a game. The aim of the game is to strip the opposition of their clothes. It starts out as fun and games, and it’s hilarious to watch. Gradually, the players lose themselves in the game, and it becomes more physical, harsher even. At times, it’s unpleasant to look at…. Read more »