The extraordinary success of the Dutch musical SOLDAAT VAN ORANJE (Soldier of Orange), based on the movie by the same title, shown no signs of coming to an end soon. The production has just been announced to be extended again: bookings are now open to September 2013.
The spectacle production, featuring a revolving auditorium in which the audience moves from one set to another, has been playing to sold-out houses ever since it opened to critical acclaim in October 2010. 850.000 people have seen the production, according to press releases.
Multiple cast changes have taken place, with cast members exiting from and returning to the show, often moving to different roles. The lead role (played in the movie by Rutger Hauer) is currently being played by Matteo van der Grijn, who created the role for the stage production.
Photo credit: Soldaat van Oranje
WICKED vs. THE BOOK OF MORMON for Best Revival of a Play and More...
Past Articles by This Author:
As a writer and theatre enthusiast living in the Amsterdam area, I'd love to be your guide to significant developments and background information from The Netherlands and nearby countries. Despite being a small country, where theatres can't rely on tourists to fill seats, the musical culture is thriving and diverse. International musical theatre mogul Joop van den Ende has his homebase here and musical theatre performers and creatives from the UK and US are often warmly welcomed in the Netherlands to work in (creating) local and international productions. |
More Articles by This Author...