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BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell

Sat 16 Oct

A beguiling night of melancholic songs, poetic storytelling and haunting vocals.

Australian cabaret chanteuse and musical theatre star, Queenie van de Zandt, renowned for her artful storytelling and raw, emotive vocals, brings to you 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.

In BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Queenie, along with her live band, explores her love of all things Joni. Using voice overs and intimate storytelling, Queenie takes us on a sonic journey through Joni’s life, loses and loves, affectionately reinterpreting her 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’.

The award-winning production, BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, is a beguiling night of melancholic songs, poetic storytelling and haunting vocals in a perfect intimate setting.

“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. When I gave birth to my daughter, it felt like a perfect time to explore this mother and daughter relationship and the effect that becoming a parent has on your creativity.”

Reviews

  • To write a musical story with such sincere heartfelt emotion and have the audience spellbound for one hour, now that takes some serious ‘star power’...it was the amazing ‘star power’ voice of Van de Zandt that filled the room and made Mitchell’s poetic song writing skills come alive...A memorable night by two of the best in the business, highly recommended! - OUTinPerth.com
  • ...in Blue: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Australia’s own Queenie van de Zandt pays an honest, affectionate tribute to a genuine musical icon...The music is glorious, and the performances both vocally, and from the tight-as-a-drum trio under Max Lambert’s confident hand, give them plenty of room to fly...wonderful music and a great singer. - The Advertiser

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