La Cage aux Folles

So since the last few hours i’ve been obsessed with the dutch version of “La Cage Aux Folles” I know it’s about travestites and things. But it’s also about being different , and I consider myself as rather different . I’m trying to learn the songs by heart so I’m repeating each song a hunderd times just to memorize everything. I so totally want to see the musical. I’ll have to earn money to do that 😦 …

These musicals are so expensive nowadays and they even think about raising the prizes. They’ve put up A campange against raising the prizes It’s called “Nederland schreeuwt om cultuur” Or roughly translated : Holland is Screaming for Culture. I immediately singed the petition I off many persons would know who bloody expensive it is to go see a theater performance or concert.

Nederland schreeuwt om Cultuur

Nederland schreeuwt om culu8utr- Carice van Houten


However I will put some songs of the Dutch version of La Cage Aux Folles underneath



Wij zijn wat we zijn- Korte Versie

Wij zijn wat we zijn

En wat we zijn is een illusive

T’is allemaal spel , wees niet te snel met je conclussie

Het leven is onredelijk en hard en bitter

Het leven is net opgetuigd met gouden glitters

Kijk onder die Rok

Geintje of Bok

Kijk maar we zijn wat we zijn

Dus kijk vivant en kont vierkant en rond

Kijk maar we zijn wat we zijn

John Van Eerd- Ik ben wat ik ben

Ik ben wat ik ben. Ik ben mijn hoogsteigen creatie.
Dus kies het maar uit: Krijg ik gefluit of een ovatie?
Hier sta ik en ik wil gewoon een beetje stralen.
Maar ik zal mijn leven echt wel zelf bepalen.
Half namaak, nou en, kijk, dit ben ik.
Kijk dan, ik ben wat ik ben.

Ik ben wat ik ben en wat ik ben, laat zich niet dwingen.
Zo klinkt mijn muziek, vind je het niks? Ik vind het swingen!
En oh, God, ik weet best dat het maar klater koud is.
So what? Wie bepaald hier wat er goed of fout is?
Vriend, vijand of fan. Ik schreeuw het uit.
Kijk dan, ik ben wat ik ben.

Ik ben wat ik ben! Dit is mijn lijf, dit is mijn leven.
Geen schaamte, geen spijt.
Nooit een excuus. Niet te vergeven.
Dus haat mij, ha, maar je moet me van de bühne schoppen.
Laat mij, want dit meisjeshart blijft eeuwig kloppen.
Kijk dan! Ik beken. Dit ben ik echt.
Kijk dan, ik ben wat ik ben!


Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Excupery

This year I’m doing this Major project. I’m organising a litle stage version of the Ltile prince. Ofcourse I could not call it “The litle prince” because that would be plagiarism. However I called it “Grote mensen zeggen wat ze willen” or roughly translated “Big people can say what they want”. I chose this title because the book is all about making funn of adults “Big people”. Last Tuesday I did the auditions and there were certainly a few people who stood out in the crowd.

#1 Sander As:  the Litle Prince

It’s a really stupid thing I based on when I was thinking of giving Sander the role of the litle prince. He’s little and he’s inocent apearance would really come in handy. However when he was reading he was kind of hapering , I really hope that happering goes away when he learns his lines because if that isn’t so I would be so totaly screwed

#2 Merel as: The Rose

Now it’s a verry small part. It’s also a verry important part at least : That’s the way I see it. I had her in mind from the verry begining. I’m best friends with her older sister and when I saw her , her red-like her and her bleu eyes they just had “It”  something a rose must have. Actually you can say that she didn’t even have to audition

#3 Samantha as : The King

When she walked in , I thought that she was nothinh special but when I asked her to read the part of the King for me I was fairly surprised. Such arrogance such confidence such air. I was impressed from that moment on. Later I heard that she takes Acting lessons , That doesn’t suprise me.

#4 Anne- Roos as: The Conceited Man

Anne- Roos was serious the only serious one in her group first I had the king in ming and then I thought that the Conceited Man and The King are verry much alike they are both arrogant and want to be adored

#5 Jiska as: The Fox

Now Jiska was a verry shy girl at first. I had the part of the fox for somebody else in mind somebody who i thought would be verry suitable. But when I saw Jiska and she began to read. I was sold.

#6 David as: The narator

My most advanced actor. Not that the rest is not advanced but he is the most advanced. Me and David go a way back we went to the same theatre school together. I insisted on having him as my Narrator . I begged him for weeks , and weeks. Untill he finaly gave in under two conditions

He had to get hours for it& His best friend (Jesse Van Driel) would be auditioning to

#7 Niels as : The businesmann

In my eyes , the businesman had to talk fast. He was rather bussy and didn’t really want to talk. So when I asked Niels to speed it up a bit he did . And it was great : Yet Fast , Yet verry understandable

#8 Jesse as : The Geographer / The Drunkard

I had heard a lot of stories about Jesse. I knew he was the son of the drama teacher. I know his acting qualities were beyond compare. But I also heard that he could be rather arrogant and bitchy sometimes. So I was verry carefull with my decision. It al began when I handed him the Audition Note. I screamed “Jesse” he looked and I gave him the note he smiled and said thanks. He was the last of our auditors just because he didn’t have time so we needed to stay late just for Jesse. But I must admit He’s a keeper 😉

Made By: Me

Poster of the Litle Prince