Queenie van de Zandt sings Rise at the KING KONG Global Launch
I 'attended' "an evening with Jan van de Stool", in NIDA's Parade Theatre.
It's 12 December now, so Jan is about to move on (down to Melbourne)
but I'll just leave this here for now.
(It's GOOD to try to help promote something "Dutch" that's FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!)
"You may remember "I GET THE MUSIC IN YOU, an evening with Jan van de Stool" when I ran it back in 2006 at The Ensemble Theatre Scout Hall...
"...on July 24, 2006 a new star of comedy theatre was born...
recalls the early-glory days of Dame Edna…Jan van de Stool is destined to become one of our great comic creations."
“A triumph...on the verge of comic greatness”
Sydney Morning Herald
Or maybe you don't because, even though it was extended 3 times, it was still sold out, and so there were a lot of people who did not get to come along. (By the way, I do not know why the people from the newspaper say my course, "I GET THE MUSIC IN YOU, an evening with Jan van de Stool", was 'comic', but my producer Queenie, told me to put those quotes somewhere in my internet letter, so I've done it, even though I do not like to be told what to do).
Since 2006, I have hosted a lot of charity concerts for gays, emceed corporate events and put videos of myself on the Tube of You, most of which I did for free and out of the goodness of my heart (and also to get more 'Fan de Stools'). But now I am going to charge money for people to come along to "I GET THE MUSIC IN YOU, an evening with Jan van de Stool" - because as my father, back in Schiermonnikoog in Holland where I grew up, used to say, when I'd ask him for a few Guilders to buy some cream shots from the neighbouring cow farm: "Apples don't grow on trees you know" (but he said it in Dutch and he meant money, not apples, which actually do grow on trees...idiot)."
37 years of teaching, I'd do all over again (except that 1st inspection for List 1).
Two years at the then brand-new Wollongong Teachers College, ''prepared' me for teaching.
I have just received my copy of a little booklet which was prepared for the 50 year reunion which I did not attend.
I'd hoped that I'd submitted a recount of the experience of being transferred to "the country" (far west) ("Sydney too far away and I awoke in fright".) 'after leaving teachers college' but I must have also submitted the one about what WTC, for me, was like.
I DO have fond memories of a little group of friends with whom I played cards ~so much! And the trips on the steam-train back to Sydney on Fridays were also memorable.
But I wish I had not insisted on getting a copy of the booklet.
It reminds me of Dean Martin's line:
"I've had a very special request...but I'm gonna sing anyhow. ... from that wonderful picture Let's get out of the wheat fields Mabel we're goin' against the grain."