QETC, Amsterdam’s leading LGBTQI+ theatre company, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year at the Sofitel Grand Hotel!

Photo Courtesy – Mimi’s Avatar

QETC is delighted to have been selected to host over 400 guests at The Grand, a five-star luxury hotel in Amsterdam. A cast of 14 actors, singers and dancers will present a series of popular musicals on specially constructed stages. After a 3 year absence from Pride Cocktail, it’s really time to get back to cabaret!


Feature: Amsterdam's leading LGBTQI+ theatre company, QETC, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year at the Sofitel Grand Hotel!

We are delighted to announce that Carolien Canters, alumnus of Amsterdam University of the Arts and highly respected Amsterdam choreographer, has joined the creative team. During her star-studded, multi-faceted international career, she has choreographed for television, opera, film and many musicals. She has worked with directors Anthony Van Laast, Koen Van Dijk, and has worked on M-Lab and Opus ONE productions in the Netherlands. She has previously worked in many award-winning musicals such as The Wild Party, The Color Purple and Fun Home. (Fun Home won Best Musical at the Dutch Musical Awards). (The Show at the Grand is choreographed by Andrea Sujkowski).

Feature: Amsterdam's leading LGBTQI+ theatre company, QETC, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year at the Sofitel Grand Hotel!Cabaret changed musical theatre forever! Set in pre-World War II Berlin and the rise of fascism, this is an unforgettable tale of decadence, self-discovery and romance. With songs like Willkommen, Money, Tomorrow Belongs to Me, and the eponymous cabaret, QETC’s witty production is full of sardonic lyrics and heartbreaking performances, and promises to be the highlight of QETC’s 20th anniversary season! QETC’s unique queer production draws inspiration from Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin original. As a young gay writer, he finally found the sexual liberation he had been stripped of in Britain. His observations led to the creation of extraordinary figures such as Sally Powers. From Sally and Cliff’s poignant friendship, to the intense interaction with the emcee and audience, to the debauchery of the famous Kit Kat club, !Cabaret evokes the zeitgeist and promises to entertain and shock audiences in equal measure.

The current London production starring Jesse Buckley and Eddie Redmayne has won 7 Oliver Awards! The 1972 film won eight Oscars. Previous QETC titles include 39 Steps, Talking Minds, The Importance of Being Serious, The Scary Biker, One Man, Two Governors, History Boys (Netherlands Premiere), Bedroom Farce (produced by Xaviera Hollander) and Horror The Little Shop (directed by Barry Stevens). For information and to book tickets, visit https://www.Qetc.nl

Dates: 12 shows – November 18-20 and December 14-18, 2022.

18 November: 20:00 19 November: 15:00 and 20:00 20 November: 15:00 and 20:00 Tickets start from €20 (plus reservation fee). Dec 14: 20:00h Dec 15: 20:00h Dec 16: 20:00h Dec 17: 15:00h & 20:00h Dec 18: 14:00h & 19:00h

Venue: CC Amstel Theatre, Cullinanplein 1, 1074 JN Amsterdam. Cullinanplein is located between Tolstraat and Rustenburgerstraat, behind Pestana Amsterdam Riverside Hotel.

Actors and ideas:

Cliff – Padraig Turley

Master of Ceremonies – Jonas Bucart

Sally Powers – Emilia Moscovici

Furr. Schneider – Mimi van Amerongen

Schultz – Rolf van Driesbergen

Ernst Ludwig – Tony Saar

And with Niki Today as Frl.Coster


Camille Gribbons (and alternate EMCEE)

Sophie de Bruijn Vicu Bazan Szelest

Andrea Sukovsky

Luca Deez

Luan Machado

Alberto Manante

Matthew Schwartz

Rodney Giano

Director – Mark Winstanley

Choreography – Carolien Canters

Music Director – Lori Evans

Design – Alison Bass

Lighting Design – John Ricker/Evan Morris

Sound Design – Kat Kask

Art Advisor – Loveday Smith

Books by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb and music by John Kander. Cabaret based on a story by Christopher Isherwood and a play by John Van Druten, licensed by the Concord Theater in New York – concordtheatricals.com

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