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Aletta the Musical

As a pre-event for the 400th anniversary of the University of Groningen Aletta the Musical was performed in and around the Stadsschouwburg Groningen on Friday 7 March 2014. This immediately after the presentation of the biannual Aletta Jacobs Prize awarded by the University of Groningen. In 2014, the award ceremony would of course be extra special and have an international twist! GOOV Muziektheater, developer and producer of the musical, performed the musical during the actual celebration of the RUG's 400th anniversary, from Saturday 8 to Wednesdagy 12 March and from Wednesday 11 June to Sunday 15 June 2014. On Sunday 15 June, there was a special performance arrangement for alumni of the RUG.

You will find photos of Aletta de Musical here.

The history of Aletta Jacobs with parts of Aletta de Musical by Unifocus:

Never before has a musical been made on the life of Aletta Jacobs, the first female student in The Netherlands, who studied in Groningen. Artistic leadership and direction by Jack Nieborg, of the well-known Shakespeare Theatre Diever. In addition to in the Stadsschouwburg, the musical was also performed on 5 locations around the Stadsschouwburg. Every visitor did visit 2 of the 5 locations before assembling again in the Stadsschouwburg.

Each stage in Aletta's life has its own characteristics and themes, like her determination to attend university, her efforts towards women's suffrage and free marriage. To emphasize these sides of her even more, the director choose to have five women of significance act out the scenes on the five outside locations, in order to show Aletta Jacobs from a contemporary perspective.

The premiere of Aletta de Musical by RTV Noord: