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Aurora Solá

singer & host

The fiery half-Spanish Aurora Solá, also known as La Dama Sola, is a versatile performing artist. After her training at the Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts, she took a cabaret course at Thopss in Amsterdam. After that, she has shone in numerous large and small productions. As La Dama Sola, she offers an intimate, musical and sensual evening with a good dose of humor and a sensitive touch, putting the entertainment of the guests first. Under the piano accompaniment of Maestro Roberto, she performs a wide repertoire of old classics by Jacques Brel, among others, to Dutch cosiness. Legendary is her "Doctor Long John" song, and her closing act is the conclusion of an evening you will long remember.

Miss Shirley Sassy

Singer & Drag Queen

Dame Shirley Sassy regularly performs with us at the Palace of Melancholy. With her full voice and humor, she adds a good dose of glitz and glamour to our shows. An evening with this Drag Queen guarantees lots of fun and wonderful music. She sings the stars from heaven! Dame Shirley Sassy is the alter ego of actor Sjors Arts. Sjors has previously appeared in musicals such as The wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and was seen as Winnie the Pooh in the Disney musical Winnie the Pooh. He also starred in the The Rozettes, along with musical icon Frank Sanders and Wesley de Ridder. Sjors Arts studied at the Frank Sanders Academy of Musical Theatre.

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Maestro Stijn

Pianist & vocals

Stijn van den Berg graduated from the Haarlem Conservatory of Music in 2017 as a pianist. He is currently active in many different areas within the music world. For example, he plays weekly as pianoman at Pianobar Maxim on Leidseplein in Amsterdam, where he sings and plays requests for the audience. He also writes and composes his own music and released his first EP called 'Wij Twee' in 2021. In addition, he currently teaches at the Frank Sanders Academy as an accompanying pianist. In December 2022, Stijn met singer Julia Herfst through the Palace of Melancholy. The click was immediately there between these two, with the result that Stijn and Julia currently perform as a regular duo at the Palace of Melancholy. Besides being a musician Stijn is a fanatic soccer player and still plays three times a week at his favorite club WV-HEDW.

Miss Eva Blue

Burlesque dancer

Miss Eva Blue, the elegant burlesque dancer. This dancer brings all culture together during her show, from burlesque to acrobatics, she can do it all. During the show, Miss Eva brings to life a culture like never before.

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MISS MARVELOUS MARVY

Discover the enchanting world of The Marvelous Marvy - a singer and actress who has her roots in the magic of the musical world, but finds her true home in the intimate atmosphere of small theaters. With a versatile repertoire that ranges from heartwarming ballads to hilarious comedic numbers, she knows how to touch every emotion and drag the audience along on an unforgettable journey. Step into her world of musical stories and be enchanted by her unique talent and charisma.

Julia Herfst

Singer

Julia is an actress and singer with a great love for classic films and Jazzy music. Something that is also reflected in her performances, Julia has appeared in several theater productions including Eline Vere, The Full Monty, The Day I Met Robert Long and this season in Marlene starring Sven Ratzke. In addition to her theater work, Autumn also stars in several television series and commercials.

Julia regularly performs at Palace of Melancholy as leading lady and host, both at Dinner Shows and corporate events, and together with the performers and audience, creates an evening to remember filled with jazzy songs, musical showstoppers and recognizable evergreens!

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Maestro Cajan Witmer

Pianist

Pianist Cajan Witmer graduated from the Conservatory of Rotterdam in 1989. Since 2005 he has taught at the Prince Claus Conservatory of Music in Groningen. For the past 25 years Cajan has played on various stages at home and abroad. Cajan Witmer is active as a solo artist and with his trio, Witmer Trio. Cajan has also played with various bands and artists. A selection: singer Ingram Washington (USA, jazz) , saxophonist Hans Dulfer, singer Lilian Vieira (Brazil ) and the salsa formation Rumbatá of Jaime Rodriquez (Colombia).

Cajan is someone of the "clear line" in music: no matter how imaginative his improvisations can be, they are always clear and easy for the listener to follow. Cajan Witmer couples superb technique with maximum musical expression. At Palace of Melancholy, Cajan has performed several times during the Red Light Jazz festival together with saxophonist Wouter Kiers. In addition, Cajan has accompanied both Aurora Solà and Julia Herfst in a fantastic way with piano during a Burlesque Dinner Show.

Miss Lola Moonshine

Burlesque Dancer

Miss Lola Moonshine manages to enchant the Palace time and again with her undeniable charm and sparkling acts. Her performances, laced with humor and glitter, thrill the audience and make everyone smile. With graceful dance moves and a mischievous wink, she provides an evening of magic and fun. Her talent for combining both elegance and humor makes every show an unforgettable experience. Miss Lola Moonshine is a true star who makes the Palace shine every time.

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Miss Juliette Sway

Burlesque Dancer

Juliette Sway enchants the audience with moves that are dripping with sensuality! This Burlesque Artiste offers a versatile repertoire with a classic feather fan dance, festive balloon act, seductive striptease or a theatrical act with a humorous wink. Juliette has a huge passion for cabaret and variety and therefore greatly enjoys performing at the Palace of Melancholy. The characteristic atmosphere and close interaction with the audience make every show a party!

ASHLEY KNIGHT

Singing & Drag queen

The sensational live singing drag queen Miss Ashley Knight has been enchanting Amsterdam for years with her dazzling presence. With headdresses that seem to touch the sky and her beautiful voice, she leaves a trail of glitz and glamour wherever she goes. With her humorous outlook on life, she will treat you to an evening where there is room for a laugh and a tear but will also have you swinging on the dance floor. You can also book this multi-talent with Dame Shirley Sassy. As a duo these two will provide an evening with lots of fun.

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Maestro Roberto

Pianist & vocals

Maestro Roberto, who doesn't know him? Don't you? Then come hear him now during the famous Burlesque Dinner Show on Saturday night! He makes the piano swing, growl and sing as he accompanies leading lady Aurora Solà. When Aurora briefly leaves the stage he bursts into an all-natural rendition of Prince's "Kiss" or a stomping rendition of Herman Brood's "Saturday Night." Are you renting our Palace and would you or one of your guests like to surprise your company with a song? Maestro Roberto is your man! In all the keys and beats there are in the world....

Miss Fae Fortune

BURLESQUE DANCER

As a burlesque performer, Fae Fortune creates immersive experiences that transport audiences to a fairytale world of joy and excitement. With her flirtatious charisma and mesmerizing dance, Fae moves effortlessly and manages to captivate and engage her audience. Fae's playful attitude and original tricks leave the audience enchanted and longing for more.

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MISS GINNY VIE FAUVE

Burlesque Dancer

Ginny is a queer burlesque performer, pin-up model and show producer. Her performance style is characterized as classic, but with a funny or mischievous twist. She does a lot of bumping and grinding in her acts and enjoys seeing her audience up close when she performs. Improvisation is her strong point. That's why she loves performing to live music.

Miss April Summer

Entertainment & Drag queen

For years this artist has been an indispensable part of the Dutch entertainment industry. Her repertoire consists of more than a hundred acts and with her charisma & versatility she wins the hearts of every audience....

Drag Queen Roalty, entertainer & host April Summer has years of stage and presentation experience. Therefore, APRIL effortlessly presents any show in a professional manner. As a hostess, she leads your festive occasions in the right direction and provides the right atmosphere. Together with Miss Marvy she has put together the delicious and sparkling dinner show "Fabulous Friday". An evening full of entertainment: Atmospheric, hysterical, challenging and over-the-top.

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Collins Acro

Boylesque dancer

Colins Acro, acrobat Burlesque and dancer amazes your world with his fire acts. With that he tops off the evening with his chair balance and that together in one act makes Colins Acro, the boylesque show.

Lady Lou L'amour

Burlesque Dancer

Lady Lou L'amour mesmerizes audiences with her breathtaking performances. Her fiery bumps and sultry rinds are like a dance with fire, with every movement imbued with unparalleled grace. Lady Lou L'amour is a woman with a heart full of passion, an indomitable spirit who understands the art of burlesque to the core. With her unparalleled stage presence and magnetic charm, she takes you back to a time when glamour and passion reigned supreme.

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