58_mymotherssoupXaviera Hollander presents:

MY MOTHER'S SOUP

by Nessim Zohar

It is worth going to see Nessim Zohar’s production. My Mother's Soup is as full-bodied, flavorsome and exotically enticing as the molocheya soup Tel Aviv’s famous writer/performer Nessim Zohar prepares during the show and is truly a treat for all the senses.As you enter the auditorium the smells of the middle east assault you, wetting the appetite and transporting you immediately to Alexandria in Egypt, where the plot unfolds.

Based around the author's life, this is an enchanting, moving, suspenseful and hilarious production. Memories of his childhood in Alexandria are summoned up and invested with almost idyllic overtones. As he stirs up the secret ingredients of his Molocheya, Zohar leads us on the journey of a young man trying to fight for the love of a mother he adored and hated at the same time.

Witness his secret spites and petty grudges, his terrible innermost secrets and above all, his enduring love and awe for his mother, the woman who fed his heart, mind and soul until the very day she died, reaching for an unreturned hug from her hospital bed. In a bid to ease his terrible guilt and reach some kind of reconciliation with his dead mother, the son prepares her favorite dish, Molocheya, on the anniversary of her death. It will be the first time he has tasted the dish in 50 years, having avoided its consumption out of sheer spite and bitterness since his early boyhood.

Like the soup, Zohar brings his audience slowly to the boil with a tremendously inspired performance that is as professional as anything you will ever see on stage. You will be hooked from the moment you enter until the moment you leave and although you are all eager to go out to the bar for a taste of the famous Molechaya soup, a little part of you wants to call “more , more”.

You will no doubt say with your hand on your heart and a spoon in your mouth, this truly is the tastiest treat you will ever get at any of Xaviera Hollander’s productions

Nessim Zohar - Playwright and performer:

Nessim Zohar was born in Egypt and immigrated to Israel in 1950. He started his acting career with the Haifa repertory company. Receiving a grant for most promising young actor, he lived for some years in New York where he attended the H.B. Professional acting workshop and studied filmmaking at the N.Y.U.

During his long career he played leads and major roles in all the repertory theaters in Israel, appeared on television radio and films. He has written scripts for film and theater and published a collection of short stories. “My Mother’s Soup” is the third one-man show he has written and produced.

Nathan Datner - Director:

Nathan Datner was born in Ramat Gan, and has for the past 25 years starred in all major companies off Israeli Theater. His directing career includes “ Sweet Charity”, “Guys and Dolls”, for acting studios,“Snapshots of a marriage” at Habima National theater, which he also translated and adapted. The musicals “Aladin” and “Cinderella”, he directed for independent producers and lately the Israeli rock opera “Dorian Grey” for the Prague opera house.

This performance is sponsored
by El Al Airlines

Xaviera Hollander presenteert:

MY MOTHER'S SOUP

door Nessim Zohar

Beslist de moeite waard is deze productie van Nessim Zohar. ‘My Mother’s Soup’ is net zo rijk gevuld en smakelijk als de Molocheya soep die deze bekende schrijver en acteur uit Tel Aviv in zijn show bereidt. Al bij binnenkomst komen de exotische geuren van het Midden Oost je tegemoet,die je onmiddellijk naar Alexandria in Egypte vervoeren.

Gebaseerd op Nessim Zohar’s levensverhaal is dit een betoverende, ontroerende, spannende en humoristische one man show; met herinneringen aan zijn bijna idyllische kindertijd in Alexandria. Terwijl hij op het podium de geheime ingrediënten door zijn Molocheya roert, beroert hij onze harten met het verhaal van de jonge Zohar die vecht voor de liefde van zijn moeder waar hij dol op is en die hij tevens haat. Wees getuige van zijn geheime wrok en zijn kleingeestige afgunst, zijn diepste geheimen maar bovenal zijn trouwe liefde en het diepe ontzag voor zijn afstandelijke moeder.

Tot op haar doodsbed voedt zij zijn hart, geest en ziel maar hunkert hij naar een echte moederlijke knuffel. In een poging van zijn schuldcomplex af te komen en tot een vergelijk met zijn overleden moeder te komen bereidt de zoon haar favoriete maaltijd molocheya op de verjaardag van haar sterfdag. Het zal de eerste keer zijn in vijftig jaar dat hij dit gerecht weer proeft want uit pure wrok en bitterheid heeft hij sinds zijn vroege jeugd deze soep geweigerd te eten.

Net als Molocheya weet hij het publiek op fenomenale en inspirerende wijze tot kookhoogte te brengen. Vanaf het moment dat u de geuren ruikt van de soep die Nessim bereidt en de acteur in actie ziet bent u ‘hooked’ aan deze fascinerende en onvergetelijke voorstelling.

Neem een kleenex mee voor de tranen die u zult plengen vanwege het lachen en huilen.

wicked winter cabaretXaviera Hollander presents:

WICKED WINTER CABARET

A potpourri of talented artists.
A stylish show to lighten up your winter

FIFI & RODOLFO

pluck your heart strings, get your feet tapping,
and have you roaring with laughter.

WILD & SAXY

on guitar and saxophone sing and swing the craziest Xmas evergreens, with new lyrics and modern grooves & naughty songs from the Fifties.

CLASSIC SM

a classical repertoire of wicked interpretations. Never have notes and whips had such a delightful ring.

KENZO KUSUDA

On Xmas Eve : special guest Kenzo from Tokyo at THE ARENA!
Multi talented contemporary dancer. Absolutely breathtaking and poetical.

The evening will be more than gezellig:

IT WILL BE GREAT!!

Come and experience this sparkling variety show!

Xaviera Hollander presenteert:

A WICKED WINTER CABARET

Voor U treden op:
Een potpourri van verschillende getalenteerde artiesten.

FIFI L’AMOUR & RODOLFO RAVISSANT

met een ontroerende, sexy en vrolijke show die uw ziel zal beroeren, uw voeten laat dansen en uw hart doet lachen, de extravagante kostuums en enthousiaste muziek zijn een lust voor oog en oor.

Miek Miek WILD & Felixa SAXY

brengen met sax en gitaar een muzikale parade vol nieuwe en bizarre Kerstliedjes. Hun ondeugende teksten en stoute liedjes uit de jaren vijftig maken deze avond een onvergetelijk gebeuren.

CLASSIC SM

biedt een mélange van klassiek repertoire met hun eigen bijzonder ondeugende en grappige interpretatie door Charlotte Beukers ( sopraan) en Margreet (mezzo sopraan) op de piano begeleid door Piet van de Broek.

Op Kerstavond heeft Xaviera als Speciale Gast: in Hotel ARENA : KENZO KUSUDA uit Japan. Het werk van deze adembenemende danser/choreograaf munt uit in een poëtische sensitiviteit .

Xaviera Hollander presents:

BEDROOM FARCE

by Alan Ayckbourn the Queens English Theatre Company

Bedroom Farce is set in the three bedrooms of three very different couples. The first couple, married for more than 30 years sets out for a romantic anniversary dinner but ends up eating sardines on toast in bed. The second is planning a housewarming – if they can keep their hands off each other. The third couple, though secure in their relationship, bicker with each other because one of them has a bad back and doesn’t want his partner to meet up at the party with an ex boyfriend.

However, a fourth couple arrives at the party in a state of some confusion over their own relationship. An ex offers one of them advice but soon is offering rather more - putting a premature end to the festivities. Hysterical situations ensue as the friends try to mend their differences and the distraught couple seek solace in one or other of the three bedrooms. This brand new interpretation by the Queens English Theatre Company puts a sexy and contemporary veneer on the hilarious script, skilfully crafted by the English master of comedy - Alan Ayckbourn.


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His plays have kept audiences laughing in the West End for more than 3 decades. Add QETC’s slick direction, lightning pace and outrageous style to the menu and you are guaranteed your own night out to remember! QETC’s January show Habeas Corpus played to packed houses and had audiences on their feet begging for more – don’t miss this one, book now! Here are just a few of the audiences’ comments.

The critics about Bedroom Farce

“I couldn’t stop laughing!”

“Totally Awesome!”

“I don’t remember when I have enjoyed an evening so much.”

“I thought it was brilliant, just brilliant.”

XAVIERA HOLLANDER PRESENTEERT:

Micheline Van Hautem & Frank de Kleer

JACQUES BREL and EDITH PIAF 
&
IT DON’T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING!

Een stukje Parijs en een stukje New York in het hartje van de winter in Marbella

JACQUES BREL and EDITH PIAF

Dinsdag 19 januari 20u30
Restaurant Tres Amigos -  Calle del faro 2 Marbella
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Donderdag 20 januari & vrijdag 21 januari 20u30
Xaviera's home theatre - Tickets €25 inclusief 1 drankje
Reserveren: koop je ticket direct online 20 janunari  >>
Reserveren: koop je ticket direct online 21 janunari  >>

In de eerste show ‘Brel & Piaf’, zingt Micheline nummers als: La vie en rose, Milord, Padam en La foule, naast haar favoriete Jacques Brel liedjes: Bruxelles, The Old Folks, Amsterdam, en het prachtige Marieke. Micheline brengt met haarmee de fantastische gitarist Frank de Kleer – speciaal overgevlogen uit Amsterdam - niet alleen super getalenteerd maar ook meesterlijk geestig.

IT DON’T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING!

Woensdag 19 januari , 20h30 
Restaurant Tres Amigos - Calle del Faro 2. Marbella

Dinner met show: price €45
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Zaterdag 22 januari & zondag 23 januari 20u30
Xaviera's home theatre - Tickets €25 inclusief 1 drankje
Reserveren: koop je ticket direct online 22 janunari  >>
Reserveren: koop je ticket direct online 23 janunari >>

De tweede avond is gevuld met American standards: ‘It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing’. Micheline woonde 10 jaar in het hartje van Manhattan en omarmde Cole Porter, Gerschwin en Charlie Chaplin. Ze mengt dit repertoire met songs van The Singing Detective: Don’t fence me in, The Man I love, Teddy Bear’s Picnic en Smile. Uiteraard wordt Micheline bij dit optreden weer bijgestaan door meester gitarist Frank de Kleer.

Twee avonden muziek om niet te missen … een stukje Parijs en een stukje New York in het hartje van de winter in Marbella.

Xaviera's home theatre: Calle Pizarra 184, Rocio de Nagueles, Marbella, Spain map >>

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OVER MICHELINE VAN HAUTEM

Micheline Van Hautem, geboren en getogen in Gent, trok tien jaar geleden de wijde wereld in gewapend met haar stem, gitaar en laptop. Haar eerste stop was New York, een smeltkroes van inspirerende nationaliteiten en culturen. Om zich te onderscheiden tussen al het goeds en groots in de stad, zong de van origine Vlaamse muze vooral liedjes in het Frans, met name Brel en Piaf. Dit leidde tot uitverkochte concerten met haar band Mich en Scene ondermeer in de Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan.

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De muziek van Brel voerde haar van Edinburgh – alwaar ze de prestigieuze Herald Angel Award in de wacht sleepte - tot Australië,waar zij tot twee keer toe de Sydney Opera House vulde.

Terug in Europa werd ze warm onthaald met als hoogtepunt een uitverkocht Amsterdams Concertgebouw. Brel inspireert zowel evenals the little sparrow, Edith Piaf. Micheline brengt in ‘Brel & Piaf’: La vie en rose, Milord, Padam en La foule, naast haar favoriete nummers van Jacques Brel: Bruxelles, The Old Folks en Amsterdam.

OVER FRANK DE KLEER

Frank de Kleer gitarist

Frank deed zijn eerste muzikale optreden toen hij slechts 12 jaar was in de stijl van de franse zigeuner gitarist Django Reinhardt. Een glas gratis limonade was zijn enige salaris in die tijd. Deze ervaringen uit zijn jeugd bepaalde zijn liefde voor de muziek waar hij zich later in zijn leven in specialiseerde: Jazz, blues, gypsy music, flamenco en Zuid Amerikaanse ritmes.

De laatste tijd treedt  Frank de Kleer ook op als goochelaar. Zijn inspiratie vindt hij in artiesten als Buster Keaton en Tommy Cooper. Dus bereid je voor als Frank in een "good mood"  is kan hij met leuke magische truuks uit de hoek komen.

Recensies

"Ze is een van die zeldzame zangeressen die een lichaamstaal gevonden heeft die haar zang helemaal uitdrukt zonder dat het een cliche wordt. De moeite beslist waard."
De Standaard

"Short of major surgery, cancel whatever you have on tonight and hear Micheline Van Hautem"
The Sydney Morning Herald

"A most talented performer… this Micheline van Hautem. NOT TO BE MISSED
New York Times

If the key to Cabaret is engaging with the audience, then Belgian singer Micheline Van Hautem has perfected the art…. A performer with the ability to grab hold of audiences and transport them to another world” The Adelaide Review

"She is simply: fabulous!
Robert Dawson Scott, The Times London, 5 star review

Video opnames van Micheline:

                            

XAVIERA HOLLANDER PRESENTS:

Micheline Van Hautem & Frank de Kleer

JACQUES BREL and EDITH PIAF 
&
IT DON’T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING!

A twist of Paris and a touch of New York in the middle of Marbella's winter


First show: JACQUES BREL and EDITH PIAF

Tuesday January 18, 20h30 Restaurant Tres Amigos
Calle del Faro 2. Marbella Tel.
Dinner with show: price €45
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Thursday January 20th & Friday January 21st 20h30
Xaviera's home theatre 
Calle pizarra 184 , Rocio de Nagueles, Marbella
Tickets: €25 including one drink

In the first show 'Brel & Piaf', Micheline sings: La vie en rose, Milord, Padam en La foule, alongside her favorite Jacques Brel songs: Bruxelles, The Old Folks, Amsterdam, and the lovely Marieke. Accompanying Micheline is the fabulous guitar player Frank de Kleer - a multi talented and a super witty artist.

Second Show: IT DON'T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING!

Wednesday January 19, 20h30 Restaurant Tres Amigos
Calle del Faro 2. Marbella Tel. 952867554 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dinner with show: price €45
Booking: 952867554 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday January 22nd & Sunday January 23rd 20h30
Xaviera's Home theatre, Calle pizarra 184 , Rocio de Nagueles, Marbella
Tickets: €25 including one drink

The second program is an evening filled with American standards: 'It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing.' Micheline lived for ten years in Manhattan and was inspired by Cole Porter, Gershwin and Charlie Chaplin. She makes a mélange of their repertoire with songs from: The Singing Detective: Don't Fence Me In, The Man I Love, Teddy Bear's Picnic, Accentuate the Positive and Smile. She will take you to smoky bars and jazzy nightclubs, tell stories about the writer, the singer or the song and bring back memories of the 30s and 40s. Frank de Kleer will also accompany Micheline on guitar in this show.

Xaviera gives you a choice of two different programs. A difficult decision to make, unless you come for both shows!

Xaviera's home theatre: Calle Pizarra 184, Rocio de Nagueles, Marbella, Spain 
Click for Route to Villa Caprice, Calle Pizarra 184 , Rocio de Nagueles, Marbella
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ABOUT MICHELINE VAN HAUTEM

Micheline Van Hautem

Micheline, born and raised in Ghent, stepped out into the world of music ten years ago, armed with only her voice, her guitar and her laptop. Her first stop was New York, a melting pot of nationalities and cultures. To set her apart from other grand performers in the city, the Belgian born muse sang songs primarily in French, in particular Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf. It wasn't long before she found herself performing for sold out audiences at The Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan.

The Songs of Jacques Brel led her to Edinburgh – where she was honored with the prestigious Herald Angel Award - then on to Australia, where she received standing ovations, twice selling out the Sydney Opera House.In Europe Micheline was enthusiastically received, selling out the Concert Hall in Amsterdam. Micheline was inspired by her fellow countryman Brel, and she was intrigued by the haunting music of the little French sparrow Edith Piaf

ABOUT FRANK DE KLEER

Frank de Kleer guitaristFrank made his first appearance as a musician when he was 12and that was in the style of the French gypsy guitar player Django Reinhardt. Free lemonade was Frank's only payment back then. This experience gave him his thirst for the music that he later in life specialized in: Jazz, blues, gypsy music, flamenco and South American rhythm. Lately, Frank de Kleer also performs as a magician and his sources of inspiration are Buster Keaton and Tommy Cooper. So be prepared: If the mood is right, Frank may show you some real magic tricks!

PRESS REVIEWS

"Short of major surgery, cancel whatever you have on tonight and hear Micheline Van Hautem"
The Sydney Morning Herald

"A most talented performer... this Micheline van Hautem. NOT TO BE MISSED"
New York Times

"If the key to Cabaret is engaging with the audience, then Belgian singer Micheline Van Hautem has perfected the art.... A performer with the ability to grab hold of audiences and transport them to another world" The Adelaide Review

"She is simply: fabulous!"
Robert Dawson Scott, The Times London, 5 star review

Micheline and Franks show is also promoted in cafecrememagazine.com

Press material:

Download English press-release

High resolution photo's:
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Video  Micheline:

   

Shannon Lyon

Live acoustic guitar performance in Villa Caprice Marbella

Lose yourself in the sweet and sad love songs by the dark voiced Shannon Lyon

Thursday March 31st at 21:00 hours

Xaviera and Jet produce Shannon Lyon acoustic live performance for you and your friends to come and visit this incredible musical experience with singer song writer Shannon Lyon, a genuine folk rock troubadour at her home theatre on March 31 at 21.00 hour organized by her friend Jet Bootsma.

Shannon-colourShannon is at his best performing in an intimate atmosphere, playing his acoustic guitar and harmonica, singing sweet songs about love, loneliness, heartache and joy, his wandering life, with this amazing dark voice of his.

He will start the concert solo, and as he goes along will be joined by a percussionist on the Spanish cajon, and a female background singer.

Shannon Lyon is a full time musician, performing mostly in Holland, Germany, France and Spain. He is also writing songs and music for television and film.Xaviera regrets not being able to attend this event herself but guarantees you that you are in great hands. Please do come and visit the Villa Caprice Theater with this excellent show of Shannon.

Read this Dutch article about Shannon Lyon in Kosta Nieuws >>

Please do come and visit the Villa Caprice Theater with this excellent show of Shannon Lyon.

Address: Villa Caprice, 184 Calle Pizarra - Marbella

Tickets €20 for reservation contact Jet at 665 470 966 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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His latest CD This Love This Love (2010) can be listened to online>>

More information about Shannon can be found on his website: http://shannonlyonmusic.webs.com  read his bio (Pdf version)>>

Contact person Spain; Jet Bootsma, 665 470 966. Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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