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Joan Sadler Memorial Brass Concert

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York's brass bands join forces for this special concert to celebrate the life and work of Joan Sadler.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Friday 31 July 2015

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Buddy

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Buddy charts the story of the rock and roll icon Buddy Holly and features all his greatest hits

Pick Me Up Theatre

Wednesday 5 August to Wednesday 12 August 2015

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Dogfight

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The whole damn world might change tomorrow, so we go for broke today

Pick Me Up Theatre

Thursday 13 August to Saturday 15 August 2015

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Music Night: Elvis is in the Building

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Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 30 August 2015

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Upcoming Events in the Theatre
July 2015
Joan Sadler Memorial Brass ConcertJoseph Rowntree Theatre31 July
August 2015
BuddyPick Me Up Theatre 5 – 12 August
DogfightPick Me Up Theatre13 – 15 August
Music Night: Elvis is in the BuildingJoseph Rowntree Theatre30 August
September 2015
Blood and Chocolate - The MovieJoseph Rowntree Theatre 5 September
The SorcererJorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company17 – 19 September
You Should Be Dancin’Laura Sparkes School of Dance27 September
October 2015
Cancelled: Mantra Vega & Dave Kerzner BandHeather Findlay 3 – 4 October
The Adventures of AladdinVictoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama10 October
It's Dance TimeBarbara Taylor School of Dancing17 October
When the Lights Go On AgainYork Musical Theatre Company21 – 24 October
CatsYork Light Youth30 October – 7 November
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Joan Sadler Memorial Brass Concert

York's brass bands join forces for this special concert to celebrate the life and work of Joan Sadler.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

31 July 2015

The concert will feature performances from the Shepherd Group Concert Brass Band and York Railway Insitute Band.

Proceeds in aid of St Leonard's Hospice and the Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Friday 31 July 7:30pm

Tickets: All tickets £12.00 (including raffle entry)

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

Email tickets@jrtheatre.co.uk — 01904 639117

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Buddy

Buddy charts the story of the rock and roll icon Buddy Holly and features all his greatest hits

Pick Me Up Theatre

5 August to 12 August 2015

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when That’ll Be The Day hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on The Day The Music Died. The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday, Oh Boy, Not Fade Away, Rave On and Raining In My Heart, plus Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba and the Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace.

The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock & roll, continues to live on in Buddy.

The original London production ran for more than 5,000 performances, making it one of the longest-running West End musicals

Wednesday 5 August 7:30pm

Thursday 6 August 7:30pm

Friday 7 August 7:30pm

Saturday 8 August 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 8 August 7:30pm

Sunday 9 August 7:30pm

Monday 10 August 7:30pm

Tuesday 11 August 7:30pm

Wednesday 12 August 7:30pm

Tickets: £16.00; Concessions: £14.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

Pick Me Up Theatre Online Booking

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Dogfight

The whole damn world might change tomorrow, so we go for broke today

Pick Me Up Theatre

13 August to 15 August 2015

November 21, 1963. On the night before their deployment to Vietnam three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, the unassuming and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet, she rewrites the rules of the game and opens his eyes to what really matters in life.

Based on the 1991 movie of the same name starring River Phoenix, Dogfight premiered and was nominated for 5 Outer Critics Circle and 2 Drama Desk Awards.

Easily the most delicate, surprising, musically satisfying score since Spring Awakening - TimeOut New York

Music and lyrics by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek

Thursday 13 August 7:30pm

Friday 14 August 7:30pm

Saturday 15 August 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 15 August 7:30pm

Tickets: £12.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

Pick Me Up Theatre Online Booking

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Music Night: Elvis is in the Building

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

30 August 2015

Don Pears joins with The Steve Cassidy Band and guest soloists to present an evening of popular songs from the back catalogue of Elvis Presley and his contemporaries.

This concert is a fundraising event for the Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 30 August 7:30pm

Tickets: £10.00; Concessions £9.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

Email tickets@jrtheatre.co.uk — 01904 639117

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Blood and Chocolate - The Movie

A cinema-style presentation of the 2013 performance of Pilot Theatre's Blood + Chocolate.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

5 September 2015

In October 2013, a city-wide and ambitious theatrical presentation was brought to the streets of York, telling the stories of the workers and owners of the chocolate factories in York at the outbreak of World War I. With a cast of over 200, rave reviews, and tickets sold out every evening, this was the show not to miss.

Now, in conjunction with Pilot Theatre, the film made during the live performances will be shown in a fundraising event for the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

If you were in the show, this is a chance to see it played in full out on a cinema screen. If you missed it, you can share the excitement in this one-time-only showing in the theatre built for York's chocolate workers.

Saturday 5 September 3:00pm Matinée

Saturday 5 September 7:00pm

Tickets: £6.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Email tickets@jrtheatre.co.uk — 01904 639117

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The Sorcerer

The course of love is never smooth, especially when enchantment is at work.

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

17 September to 19 September 2015

Love levels all ranks, or so we are told, but in a 1915 village sometimes a little assistance is required. Enter a sorcerer with a love potion and soon that world is turned on its head.

Alexis, heir to the great Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre, is to marry Aline Sangazure, who can trace her lineage back to Helen of Troy.

Not content with that, Alexis wishes to pursue his belief that people should not be separated by rank when it comes to marriage and he has a plan to make the whole village happy.

He has engaged John Wellington Wells, a Sorcerer, to secretly administer a love potion, which will send all who drink it to sleep and, when they wake, will cause them to fall madly in love with the first person of the opposite sex they see, who has also drunk the potion.

What could possibly go wrong?

Thursday 17 September 7:30pm

Friday 18 September 7:30pm

Saturday 19 September 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 19 September 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults: £12.00; Concessions: £10.00; Under 16s Free

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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You Should Be Dancin’

An exciting performance of Song and Dance to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Laura Sparkes School of Dance

27 September 2015

This performance by the Laura Sparkes School of Dance includes song and dance numbers that the whole family will enjoy. The talented performers aged 3 years to adult will take to the stage to showcase a range of dance styles from tap to ballet and contemporary to rock and roll.

Sunday 27 September 4:00pm

Tickets: Adult £9.50; Child/Concession £6.50; Family Ticket (2 adult, 2 children) £30.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Laura Sparkes — 07595 367067

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Cancelled: Mantra Vega & Dave Kerzner Band

An Evening of Live Progressive Rock Music!

Heather Findlay

3 October to 4 October 2015

Double Bill Two Nights Only!

Celebrate the launch of debut album The Illusion's Reckoning with a debut live performance from Mantra Vega, featuring multi-award-winning singer/songwriters Heather Findlay (ex-Mostly Autumn) and Dave Kerzner (Sound of Contact) and from the Dave Kerzner Band, an exclusive live premiere of the much acclaimed album New World. This show offers a chance to catch the only live performances given by these bands in the UK this year.

Ticket holders all receive a special edition laminate.

Doors open at 6.00pm, show starts at 7.00pm.

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The Adventures of Aladdin

This exciting story takes you through Frozen, Tangled, Cats, Mamma Mia & more.

Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama

10 October 2015

The street boy Aladdin has to leave his home town to get away from the evil sorcerer Jafar. He takes a lift from a magic carpet to see his cousin Kristoff in Arendelle, where he helps Anna & Elsa in Frozen.

Next he travels to see his cousin Eugene where he helps save Rapunzel from the wicked Gothel.

Then he decides to go to London to seek his fortune but ends up performing as an extra in the musicals Cats and Les Mis. Where do you think he will go from there? Come and see to find out in a show full of dance, drama and singing.

Saturday 10 October 2:00pm Matinée

Saturday 10 October 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults £12.00; Concessions £10.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Victoria Rooke — 01904 789748

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It's Dance Time

A glorious event for all the family.

Barbara Taylor School of Dancing

17 October 2015

All dance styles blended into a spectacular show, from ballet, tap and jazz, to street dance and more... Performed by children through to adult. With our exciting end production of Alice in Wonderland. Take a journey into our world of wonder!

Saturday 17 October 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 17 October 7:30pm

Tickets: £11.00 adults, £8.00 concessions

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Lisa Craig — 07801 423186

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When the Lights Go On Again

Wartime spectacular back in York by popular demand

York Musical Theatre Company

21 October to 24 October 2015

Back by popular demand this is another chance, in the special anniversary year of VE Day, to see this hilarious, light-hearted and nostalgic look back to the songs and sketches that lightened the dark days of the war.

With all the popular songs of the period to sing along to, memories of the Andrews Sisters, Max Miller and a hilarious war-time pantomime, this is a show that will have you in stitches: you’ll be laughing ‘til you cry.

Jolly and nostalgic. The cast have a ball- Charles Hutchinson, YORK PRESS

The audience laughed every minute. All we could do was shout for more!
We were engrossed in one of the liveliest performances we have seen in a long time
We would urge our friends and relations not to miss this marvellous show
"Side-splittingly funny"
"Not enough superlatives to describe this wonderful show"
"I have never before had such an enjoyable night in the theatre - don't miss it!"
"The sheer joy of the evening will stay with me forever" - Audience comments

Wednesday 21 October 7:30pm

Thursday 22 October 7:30pm

Friday 23 October 7:30pm

Saturday 24 October 2:30pm Matinée

Tickets: £14.00; Under 16s £11.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Musical Theatre Company — 01904 612961

York Musical Theatre Company Online Booking

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Cats

The Memory lives on in York

York Light Youth

30 October to 7 November 2015

York Light Youth is proud to bring Cats to York. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s stunning musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they decide who will be granted an extra, precious life.

This fantastic show will be performed by the talented young performers of York Light Youth, whose most recent successes include Les Miserables in October 2014 and Honk! in May 2015.

Friday 30 October 7:30pm

Saturday 31 October 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 31 October 7:30pm

Monday 2 November 7:30pm

Tuesday 3 November 7:30pm

Wednesday 4 November 7:30pm

Thursday 5 November 7:30pm

Friday 6 November 7:30pm

Saturday 7 November 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 7 November 7:30pm

Tickets: Monday-Thursday Adult: £14.00; Under 16: £11.00; Family tickets: 2A+2U16: £45.00, 1A+3U16: £42.00 Friday and Saturday (including matinees) Adult: £16.00; Under 16: £13.00; Family tickets: 2A+2U16: £53.00; 1A+3U16: £50.00 Special offer: I ticket free in every 10 booked for the same performance (NB: not in conjunction with family ticket)

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Email yorklightyouth@yorklight.com — 07795 384644

York Light Youth Online Booking