BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, is a beguiling night of melancholic songs, poetic storytelling and haunting vocals.
In BLUE, Queenie, 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."
In BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Queenie, along with award-winning musical director Max Lambert and a live band, 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.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
Basic lighting rig with a few specials, can use the venue desk and standard positioning . NB: We need the venue to provide 3 sconce lights for the music stands of the pianist, double bass player and guitarist.
The band set up is: • Singer • Piano • Double Bass • Acoustic and Electric Guitar
Backline & sound requirements: Singer: • 2 corded mics (i.e. Shure 54 or equivalent) • 1 straight mic stand • 1 boom mic stand • 2 fold-back wedges
Piano: • Fold-back wedge
Double Bass: • Fold-back wedge • DI • Amp (good quality combo amp - i.e. Markbass 2 x 10 inch or 1 x 15 inch or equivalent)
Electric/Acoustic Guitar: • Fold-back wedge • DI • Amp (good quality amp – i.e. Vox AC30 or equivalent)
No contruction- basic stage set up. No flys required. No technical warnings. Piano required if avaliable. Will use hazer if available but not required.
Neil Gooding Productions was established in 2002. It brings high quality theatrical experiences to Australian and international audiences. We uphold a strong emphasis on the development of new work, focusing particularly on Musical Theatre.
In the USA, NGP has been a producer of Macbeth starring Alan Cumming on Broadway, as well as the Off-Broadway productions of Handle With Care and The 39 Steps, and a financial investor in It's Only A Play. In London's West End, NGP was a producer of hit Australian play Holding The Man. In Australia, NGP produced the critically acclaimed Australian premiere of Dogfight at the Hayes Theatre Co. The company was also one of the co-producers alongside Luckiest Productions in the sell-out season of Sweet Charity at Hayes Theatre Co in February 2014. Sweet Charity went on to receive 3 Helpmann and 3 Sydney Theatre Awards. In May 2014, NGP produced and directed the world premiere of Truth Beauty And A Picture of You at the Hayes Theatre Co. Other productions include The Hatpin, LoveBites, Thank You For Being A Friend, Desperate Houseboys, Breast Wishes, Gutenberg! The Musical!, Love Letters, Sing On Through Tomorrow and The Divine Miss Bette.
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Unique Selling Point
Queenie is an established and well-known cabaret artist for which she has a loyal and expansive fan-base. Blue is appeal to audiences as the music of Joni Mitchell is well-known and loved and when perf
Blue is a well established show and has been nominated and received the following awards:
Best Cabaret Performance & Best Cabaret Winner - 2018 Broadway World - Sydney Awards
Lee Young Glug Award for the Most Outstanding Cabaret Performance Winner - 2018 Glug Awards - Sydney
Best Cabaret Performer Nominee - 2018 Helpmann Awards
Best Cabaret Production Nominee - 2018 Sydney Theatre Awards
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Queenie van de Zandt is one of the most esteemed theatre and cabaret educators in Australia. She can offer workshops as community engagement activities. She has a variety of classes that suit a range of ages including audition techniques, musical theatre, acting and cabaret writing. Queenie has specialised in the last decade in musical workshops for young performers.