ETC: Singers for “Mr Choufleuri restera chez lui” (6-7 May)

« Audition notice for singers: Mr Choufleuri restera chez lui”: November 2015

We are looking for chorus members and some soloists for a short Offenbach opera in November!

ETCetera asbl (Don Juan, Beckett, An evening of Strindberg, Absurd absurd etc.) is putting on Offenbach’s “Mr Choufleuri restera chez lui”, an amusing one act comic opera that pokes fun at the bourgeoisie and at Italian opera. In French.

Musical director Elizabeth Flynn, stage director Anna Holmén.

We are looking for members of a chorus of 8-12 singers:

  • Sopranos
  • Altos
  • Tenors
  • Basses

We are also looking for the following trained soloists (with a reasonable French accent – soloists will also have speaking roles):

  1. Choufleuri – middle aged plus – high baritone
  2. Ernestine, his daughter – age up to 40, to play a role of early 20s – soprano
  3. Babylas, Ernestine’s admirer – age up to 45 – high tenor
  4. Peterman, Choufleuri’s manservant – age immaterial – tenor or high baritone
  5. Balandard, a henpecked husband – middle aged plus – baritone
  6. Madame Balandard, a domineering wife – middle aged plus – mezzo soprano

Performances will be Nov 11-14 2015, at Theatre Petit Varia, rue Gray, with tech rehearsal on Nov 8 and dress rehearsal on Nov 10. Rehearsals initially at any rate will probably be Wednesday evenings in Etterbeek.

We are having first Auditions on 6/7 May, with probably others to follow.

If you plan to come on 6th or 7th May, or cannot come to one of these but would like to audition, please email or Anna Matthiessen (audition coordinator) at; or call her on: 0476 074 442 for more information.

ETC: The Little Prince (9-20 November 2016)

ETCetera, together with Les Colyriques, a well known Brussels musical theatre company, presents its next musical production, The Little Prince, a “Magic Opera” based on the famous book by Antoine de St-Exupéry, “Le Petit Prince”. Rachel Portman and Nicholas Wright wrote the songs, music and lyrics.

The book and the opera put up themes of flying, friendship, foxes, faithfulness and flowers, with an array of amazing human and non-human characters, and an appeal that is at least as much to adults as to children.

Les Colyriques and ETCetera have assembled some wonderful actors and singers, including both an adults’ and a children’s chorus, and some brilliant soloists and musicians.

The singing is in English (with French surtitles), with some narrative passages taken from the original book in French (with English surtitles).

Tickets: : to find a booking form, or email direct to:

Theatre: Le “139”, Avenue Emile Max 139, 1030 Brussels.


  • 18.00 – Wed 9 and 16 November
  • 15.00 – Sun 13 and 20 November
  • 19.00 – Thurs 10, Fri 11, Sat 12, Fri 18 and Sat 19 November


  • Adults – 16 €
  • Children under 16 years – 13 €
  • Groups of 10 or more (any age) – 12 €

Sandwiches and soup available in the interval.

ETCetera: 2 Grimm plays (19, 22 April 2017)

ETCetera is putting on 2 plays loosely based on Grimm’s fairy tales in the last week of October 2017; theatre Le Foyer (upstairs at Centre Culturel d’Auderghem): please note these plays are not for children!

  • Snow: a play in 3 short acts, with parts in English, German, and possibly Spanish: Director: Diana Cardona Gomez
  • Etre le loup: in French: Director Christine Marchand .

We are holding auditions for both plays on Wed 19th April at 20.00 and Saturday 22nd April at 11.00. Address: 81 boulevard Louis Schmidt, 1040 Brussels

Please let us know by mail if you are interested, and to which audition you can come; if you are interested but cannot come to either audition, please let us know and we will find another opportunity to meet.

Email: or call Peter Willis at 0475 420 647

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ETCetera: Grim Tales (23-29 October 2017)

ETCetera (Becket, Don Juan and the Stone Guest, Mr Choufleury etc) presents an evening of two short plays loosely based on Grimm brothers’ well known tales:

Etre le Loup – a comic and somewhat violent tale about some sheep and a wolf, in French, with surtitles in English; based on an original play by Bettina Wegenast.

Directed by Christine Marchand

Snow – an updating of 3 episodes in the life of Snow White, in English, German and Spanish, with surtitles in French or English; based on a text by J L Williams originally written for opera.

Directed by Diana Cardona Gomez

Theatre: Le Foyer, Centre Culturel d’Auderghem, Boulevard du Souverain 183, 1160 Brussels.

Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 October 2017 at 20.00, Sunday 29 October at 15.00

Tickets €16 (€14 for 5-9 tickets, €12 for 10 tickets or more):

Tel : 0473 715 383

ETC: Figaro Gets Divorced (19-24 February 2019)

ETCetera presents ‘Figaro Gets Divorced’ by Ödon von Horvath.

TICKETS or Tel: 0474 282 438
Tuesday 19th Feb – 20.00
Wednesday 20th Feb – 20.00
Thursday 21st Feb – 20.00
Friday 22nd Feb – 20.00
Saturday 23rd Feb – 20.00
Sunday 24th Feb – 15.00

When the curtain falls on Mozart’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’ everything looks set for a happy ending. Horvath’s bittersweet continuation of the story takes a different turn when revolution forces Figaro, Susanne and the Almavivas to flee for their lives.

What follows is part comedy, part drama, and deals with, among other things, themes of immigration, racism, adultery, and hairdressing.

Directed by Diana Cardona, it is performed mainly in English with some scenes in French or German (with surtitles).

Venue: Warehouse Studio Theatre, Waelhemstraat 69A, 1030 Bruxelles
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