Apenootje (for age 6-8)| 40' | music theatre for kids for the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest | NOW ALSO IN GERMAN!
GERMAN PREMIERE March 29, 2019 in Düsseldorf with Ensemble Vivazza in a German translation by Barbara Buri.
More information on the website of the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest (in Dutch only)
Eva has her own zoo and spoils her animals quite a bit. She massages their feet, rubs their backs, even peels the peanuts for them. The animals are very lazy and sleep most of the day, how boring! There are no visitors and the mayor of the city sends Eva a letter, notifying her of its closure tomorrow. Eva tries to think of new ways to make money, make a commercial, rent her animals to a Circus. But they're too lazy.... At night a demolition team appears at the Zoo. All animals are protesting but to no avail, they are arrested by the police. Of course they manage to escape and have a plan to attract more people: they imagine a Fantasy Animal that is so special, that everybody wants to see it. Visitors return and Eva can keep her zoo!
6 wonderful musicians of the Rott. Philharmonic give their best as Bear, Elephant, Chameleon, Snake, Monkey and Lion. Christine de Boer creates the charming, chaotic Zoo-keeper Eva.
In the show kids are invited to join Eva by answering questions about animals and about instruments.
At school they make drawings inspired by the music of 'The Fantasy Animal' that are being used in the performance. They learn guided by the educational package that was created by the educational department of the orchestra about the instruments used in the show. They also prepare the final song, to sing along with Eva.
The text of Apenootje was written bij Thijs Maas and Roxanne Hellevoort and directed by Bart Oomen.
Premiere Feb 12, 2016, more shows in seasons 2017-2019.
After 4 seasons of its predecessor 'Soeraki' time for a new show for kids at the Doelen in Rotterdam.