When palace walls make themselves heard

Who does not know her: Loo, the almost 400-year-old palace of the House of Orange in the heart of Apeldoorn. But how well do you really know this diva with royal traits?

Loo is a dazzling music theater performance in which Marketing Manager Klamer and his assistant Alicia are in search of Loo's soul. They have big plans for the palace now that it has been completely renovated, refurbished and rebuilt. But Loo, played by soprano Laetitia Gerards, is an idiosyncratic lady who does not do anyone's dirty work. At least that's what she thinks, but then she doesn't know Klamer yet… As soon as Loo opens a palace door, Klamer and Alicia take a theatrical dive into her past. And this affects her own heart too. Nostalgia for days gone by, when majesties inhabited her, musicians performed in her concert hall, and she let her chandeliers shine during sumptuous dinners, makes Loo more candid and loose-lipped than one would expect from a royal palace. Does the 400-year-old lady Loo still have a future in 2022? Judge for yourself. 

Loo is as comical as it is dynamic music theater, in which one gets a theatrical tour behind the scenes of Loo. The setting in which all this happens is different than usual. The hall (Rabobankzaal) of Orpheus has been converted into an audience hall for this special occasion. While the spectator is served a majestic dinner to the sounds of composers such as Lully, Mozart and Offenbach, an exciting game between appearance and reality unfolds. There Loo, Klamer, Alicia together with an eight-member musical ensemble dust off Dutch history, almost forgotten stadholders, kings and queens present themselves, and bridges are built to the present.

Loo is Theater Orpheus' second production. These productions are based on regional stories that have a national appearance.

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Photo © Sven Scholten

Credits Cast & Crew

Loo Laetitia Gerards (Singing & Acting)

Klamer Jeroen van Venrooij (Acting & Singing)

Alicia Annemarije Zoer (Acting & Singing)

Higher servants Eight classical musicians from the National Youth Orchestra (NJO)

 

Concept, Stage direction & Musical dramaturgy Annechien Koerselman

Text Floortje Schoevaart & Annechien Koerselman

Set- &  Costumedesign Vera Selhorst

Lightdesign Jeroen Smith

Arrangements  Marijn van Prooijen

Organisation Theater Orpheus  Apeldoorn

 

CALENDER

Apeldoorn Theater Orpheus February 09, 2022 19.00h premiere

Apeldoorn Theater Orpheus February 10, 2022 14.00h schoolperformance

Apeldoorn Theater Orpheus February 10, 2022 19.00h

Apeldoorn Theater Orpheus February 11, 2022 19.00h

Apeldoorn Theater Orpheus February 12, 2022 19.00h

Apeldoorn Theater Orpheus February 13, 2022 14.00h

Apeldoorn Theater Orpheus February 13, 2022 19.00h

Apeldoorn Theater Orpheus February 15, 2022 14.00h schoolperformance

Apeldoorn Theater Orpheus February 15, 2022 19.00h

Apeldoorn Theater Orpheus February 16, 2022 15.00h high tea

Apeldoorn Theater Orpheus February 16, 2022 19.00h

Apeldoorn Theater Orpheus February 17, 2022 19.00h

 

More information:  Loo

 

Loo is made possible by all generous subventions through the VSB Fund, PBF Cultuurfonds, Frank vd Wal Fund & the Norma Fund