WADWAY – Because of the setting and atmosphere, the Wadway Theater Chapel is an ideal location for intimate concerts, musical theater and nightclubs. Small scale is the keyword. The performance is always church-appropriate and mainly takes place near the audience present.
Unfortunately, the half-empty theater chapel has turned out to be the norm rather than the exception since Corona. Particularly less well-known names and pilot programs still see fewer audiences than they did before Corona. It is imperative to plan an evening at the theatre, and people have done that less since Corona. We have to get used to it again. But culture cannot exist without an audience! Those with a heart for the arts will have to get out of their seats. We hope you’ll feel challenged and join us again,” Josephine Hertog, Chair of Theatrekirk Wadway, tells us.
Below is the programming for the coming weeks.
Saturday 26th November De Corte & Consorten (Music) Music and stories about my father
Jules de Corte (1924-1996) was a musician, poet and singer. In other words: a “singer-songwriter” of his time. He became known to the general public with songs like “I’d Like to Know” and “The Birds”. He sang for forty years on radio, television, theatres, bars and prisons.
The son of Ernest de Corte had a difficult relationship with his father. I now admire his work, but I had long resented my father for abandoning his family. So our communication was minimal for a while. Just when his father started talking again, Jules de Corte fell ill and died.
“Meanwhile, I began to listen to and appreciate his music as well,” says Ernest de Corte. I looked through the 3,000 songs Jules wrote, and looked for what else he would say. That’s how I got to know him better. I found the answer to many things I wanted to ask him about in his texts. It’s an honor to take him out a little bit with his work.
Friday, December 2nd Rough Shaking (Cabaret Comedy) – Brooder
“Rough Shake” is a nonfiction account of a relationship on the rocks and an adopted dog that neither of them wants to give up. After the acclaimed debut of “Glues,” in which Lander Severins and Myrthe van Velden analyze their symbiotic love to the bone, which was lauded in the press and nominated for a Neerlands Hoop Award, Grof Geschud’s second full-length offering is now available: “Broden.
The relationship didn’t last, the duo. At least for now.
Watch the hilarious and poignant attempt by these former lovers to free themselves from the overwhelming fear of abandonment. Try to get a thousand pictures in stories, songs and scenes. Imagination is the last lifeline.
Saturday, December 3 Sarah Lemans (musical theatre) – Tonight with You?
“Tonight with you?” It is a musical about love, choices, standing still and going on an adventure. With songs and stories about big questions and little friends. About fishing and peanut butter, a hunch, an igloo and a waving father. About continuing admiration and the art of turbidity. Recognizable to anyone who has fallen in love.
Sarah Lemans is a soprano singer-songwriter. She combines her classical background with new forms of theatre. She has done this, among other things, with a musical theater show in Oerol, as a soloist in modern opera and as a stage artist in the talent show Nederlands Kamerkoor.
Saturday 10 December Izaline Calister and Thijs Borsten (Musical Theatre) – From The Other Side
Van De Andere Kant is a musical revue by Izaline Calister and Thijs Borsten, in which they humorously let the Dutch and Antilles audience look at themselves through each other’s eyes. With Dutch and Antillean songs, life is told from different points of view. How do we look at each other? What is culturally specific and what is personal? How true are our assumptions?
Izalin and Thege talked about the differences and similarities between their (island) nations.
Composer and pianist Thijs Borsten traveled to Curaçao with Izaline Calister. Singer and composer Izaline Calister has a huge audience in Curaçao, Aruba, and Bonaire, and now an ever-growing audience in the Netherlands. She was raised in Curaçao, but lives in the Netherlands, which means her musical career crosses the language barrier.
More information and reservations via the Wadway Church Theater website.
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