Alex Van Haecke recently had to say goodbye to François Glorieux and Wies Andersen, two people he enjoyed working with during his long career. They will both be featured in his anniversary celebration on Sunday in the Fakkeltheater.
His own 75th birthday and the fortieth anniversary of Theater Zeemanshuis: Alex Van Haecke has more than one reason to put together a festive anniversary program. An anniversary that will be more melancholic than he could have imagined until recently.
“Early in my career I worked on the Wies Andersen Show on television. I was Wies’s right hand. We had to say goodbye to him last week, while François Glorieux also recently passed away. I also enjoyed working with him,” muses Alex Van Haecke about the two big names that will certainly be discussed on Sunday.
In his anniversary program, Van Haecke summarizes his own professional career and the adventures of Theater Zeemanshuis in anecdotes, photos and music. From the start to Red Star Line, the spectacular musical by Studio 100 for which he provided the idea. The program naturally reflects Antwerp, also on a musical level. The Lou Roman Band provides the musical note. “And Antwaarpe from The Strangers will not be missing,” he reveals.
Alex Van Haecke celebrates, Sunday November 5 Zwarte Zaal Fakkeltheater, www.fakkeltheater.be