BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell

written by
Queenie van de Zandt & Max Lambert

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 Production
Nominee - 2018 Sydney Theatre Awards


After rave reviews and sell-out shows at the Queensland Cabaret Festival, the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Sydney's Hayes Theatre, and at the Bing Studio in Stanford, California, cabaret chanteuse Queenie van de Zandt will be touring her award-winning show around Australia and the USA in 2018/2019. 

BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, 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 legendary musical director Max Lambert and a live band, explores her love of all things Joni. Using voice overs and intimate storytelling, Queenie takes us on a sonic journey through her life, loses and loves, 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.

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

BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell




“…the exceptional, vocal powerhouse that is Queenie van de Zandt…uses her thrilling voice and soaring range to explore the music of Joni Mitchell…”
Kate Herbert, Herald Sun

“Queenie van de Zandt…summoned her muse to perfection, with awe-inspiring soul and emotion, in song.”
Cameron Woodhead, Sydney Morning Herald

“a stunning evocative show…a highlight of the Queensland Cabaret Festival”

“The audience was enraptured and shouting for more… This is a wonderful celebration of Joni Mitchell and the emotional connections we form with music that is borne out of emotion. It deserves to be a huge success. ★★★★☆”

…perfect for ardent fans of Joni and for the novice”  
The Creative Issue

“Queenie van de Zandt performed as exquisite a biography as you’re likely to hear. Near aural perfection… It’s a well-written show… Queenie distilled Joni Mitchell’s life, liaisons, and art, into a tincture of love and grace…extraordinary and emotional… Queenie does a magnificent job”
Australian Arts Review

★★★★☆ A beguiling night of melancholic songs, poetic storytelling and haunting vocals…perfect intimate setting…incredible empathy and emotion…all beautifully sung with a lovely subtle restraint. Best of all are deeply felt, exquisitely performed renditions of Case of You and Both Sides Now….Lambert provides wonderfully sensitive accompaniment on the piano… In another stand­out moment van de Zandt sings For Free acapella. Van de Zandt and Lambert have crafted a gently melancholic, poetic show that can speak to anyone regardless of whether you know the material, but fans of Mitchell’s music will find it particularly appealing.”
Jo Litson, Limelight Magazine




Adelaide Cabaret Festival
15th & 16th June
Dunstan Playhouse

Downstairs at The Maj
19th, 20th, 21st July
His Majesty's Theatre

Saturday Night Spectacular
18th August
Royal Hotel Wyong
Bookings: call the hotel on 02-4352-1012

Ensemble Theatre
19th, 20th, 21st August


BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell



BUY QUEENIE'S NEW ALBUM - Queenie van de Zandt - Live in Cabaret



Queenie van de Zandt - Live in Cabaret is a recording of highlights from my cabaret show "CABARET - In 12 Easy Steps".

Here is some lovely feedback from people who purchased the album during the pre-sale: 

"This is exceptional and it's LIVE!  Funny, moving, and incredibly sung. If she was overseas she would be Idina or Barbra or one of those big divas...She is our country's best."
T. Parke

"I just received my CD and it's nothing short of amazing! I hope you don't wait as long as last time to release another!"
A. Mueller

"Everyone, buy it! Even if only to hear the most amazing arrangement of 'Over the Rainbow' you've ever heard."
K. Carmichael

If you want a sneak peak at the CD - click on the link below to hear one of the songs from it on SoundCloud:

Or if you want to know what songs are on it - here's the back cover the of the album with the song list...

Or you can stop faffing around and just go ahead and purchase a hard-copy of my album, personally signed by me, from the link below:

I hope this finds you smiling,

Queenie x