Joseph Rowntree Theatre Events
|The Witches of Eastwick||York St John Musical Production Society||11 – 13 February|
|Les Miserables||Pick Me Up Theatre||17 – 27 February|
|She Stoops To Conquer||Pick Me Up Theatre||21 – 23 February|
|Stars of the Future: Music Night||Joseph Rowntree Theatre||6 March|
|Bugsy Malone||Flying Ducks Youth Theatre||17 – 19 March|
|The Great American Songbook||York Musical Theatre Company||20 March|
|Rule The World - Take That Tribute||Tribute Acts Management||22 – 23 March|
|H.M.S. Pinafore, plus a selection of Gilbert and Sullivan favourites||Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company||9 April|
|Happy and Glorious||York Musical Theatre Company||13 – 16 April|
|Meet Me In St Louis||New Earswick Musicals||27 – 30 April|
The Witches of Eastwick
Magic and mayhem ensue: "Let’s dance with the devil, Witches!"
York St John Musical Production Society
11 February to 13 February 2016
York St John: Musical Production Society, are proud to present The Witches of Eastwick to celebrate our 51st year.
This Musical tells the tale of the quaint town of Eastwick and how it is turned upside down, when a mysterious stranger comes to town, capturing the hearts of three bewitching ladies, and sending the locals into a frenzy of gossip and lies!
Join us for an evening of love, lust, murder, betrayal, magic and a dance with the devil!
Thursday 11 February 7:30pm
Friday 12 February 7:30pm
Saturday 13 February 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 13 February 7:30pm
Tickets: Adult £12.00; Concession £10.00; YSJ Student £8.00
Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.
Phoebe Penfold, firstname.lastname@example.org — 07769698570
17 February to 27 February 2016
It's in its 30th year in London and it's broken box offices records across the world – Les Misérables is the show that consistently comes out on top in polls to find "the nation's favourite musical". All the more remarkable for a show that was actually panned by most critics when it first opened at the Barbican in 1985.
Pick Me Up are staging a youth production of the show that will give York audiences the chance to see some fantastic musical stars of the future in action.
Based on Victor Hugo's novel, Les Misérables tells the story of an ex-convict, Jean Valjean, and his flight from relentless police inspector Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean promises to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, he starts out on a dramatic journey of redemption against the backdrop of the Paris Uprising of 1832.
Featuring the songs I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear The People Sing and On My Own, Les Misérables is the perfect showcase for the incredibly talented younger performers in Pick Me Up's ranks. Don't miss it
Wednesday 17 February 7:30pm
Thursday 18 February 7:30pm
Friday 19 February 7:30pm
Saturday 20 February 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 20 February 7:30pm
Wednesday 24 February 7:30pm
Thursday 25 February 7:30pm
Friday 26 February 7:30pm
Saturday 27 February 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 27 February 7:30pm
One of the greatest comedies in the English language!
21 February to 23 February 2016
Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops To Conquer is as fresh, funny and joyous today as when it was first performed in 1773.
Wealthy countryman Mr Harcastle is looking forward to introducing his daughter Kate to the son of his old friend Sir Charles Marlow with a view to marriage. But mayhem ensues and mistakes multiply when his mischevious stepson Tony Lumpkin tricks young Marlow and his friend Hastings into believing Mr Hardcastle is a common innkeeper.
When Kate discovers Marlow is petrified of ladies of class but a charmer with common girls she pretends to be a barmaid and stoops to conquer his heart.
Pick Me Up staged a specially commissioned performance of She Stoops To Conquer at the Tom Stoppard Theatre in Pocklington School in August 2015.
(Please note that booking fees do not apply to tickets booked directly through the www.pickmeup.com website)
Sunday 21 February 7:30pm
Monday 22 February 7:30pm
Tuesday 23 February 7:30pm
Introducing York's young musical talent.
6 March 2016
Turning over the stage to York's young musicians for this special fundraising convert, Don Pears introduces a host of new talent performing a wide range of music, from musicals to classics.
Sunday 6 March 7:30pm
Tickets: Adults £10.00; Concessions £9.00
Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.
A rip-roaring, slapstick musical comedy!
17 March to 19 March 2016
Prepare to return to the 1920’s for a non-stop performance of fun, entertainment and charmingly madcap routines.
Bugsy Malone follows the rivalry between two half-witted street gangs during the Prohibition era of speakeasies, hoodlums and vaudeville routines. In this film noir spoof of the gangsters in New York, the message is one of good, clean fun.
Thursday 17 March 7:30pm
Friday 18 March 7:30pm
Saturday 19 March 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 19 March 7:30pm
The Great American Songbook
Enjoy the fabulous music written and performed by America's greatest entertainers.
20 March 2016
Soloists from Northallerton Musical Theatre Company and York Musical Theatre Company join forces with The Forum Big Band for a programme of the fabulous music written and performed by America's greatest entertainers.
Come along and enjoy an evening of the music written and performed by Frank Sinatra, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.
Directed by Alan Owens.
Sunday 20 March 7:30pm
The number 1 Take That tribute band in the world
22 March to 23 March 2016
Rule The World’ have been recognised as the Number 1 Take That tribute act in the world. They recently appeared alongside THE REAL TAKE THAT on BBC1’s ‘The Graham Norton Show’. After hearing Dan Maines speak, a stunned Gary Barlow said in amazement “He sounds like me!”. Gary then also praised the band saying “These guys are good!”.
Rule The World’ have also been featured on ITV1′s ‘Daybreak’ and have had rave reviews from many people including TV personality Ricky Tomlinson, Denise Van Outen. Jason Orange’s mother and Mr GARY BARLOW himself who tweeted the band to say he thought they are “brilliant”. They are the ONLY Take That tribute show in the land to have ever been praised by Take That’s lead singer!
The band have performed at many prestigious events around the world. They’ve performed at a private party for ‘Coldplay’ and their management team featuring many celeb guests. They have also performed with the cast of ITV1’s ‘Emmerdale’ and have been very fortunate to travel the world playing large outdoor festivals in Barcelona, Germany, Austria, Ireland and more. They regularly perform alongside S Club, East 17, Damage, Garath Gates and Bobby Davro. They have performed a 3 year theatre tour with their live band and backing dancers in many amazing UK theatres including Manchester Palace, Edinburgh Playhouse, Leeds Grand, York Opera House to name just a few.The show is an accurate portrayal of a Take That concert and features all the biggest hits including ‘Never Forget’, ‘Greatest Day’, ‘Back For Good’, ‘Relight My Fire’, ‘Everything Changes’, ‘Shine’, ‘Pray’ and many more
This is a charity event in support of The Children’s e-hospital mobile crisis high dependency facility, an initiative of York based paediatrician Dr Tim Ubhi
All profits donated to The Children's E-Hospital Refugee Aid Programme
Tuesday 22 March 7:30pm
Wednesday 23 March 7:30pm
H.M.S. Pinafore, plus a selection of Gilbert and Sullivan favourites
Music and laughter in Gilbert and Sullivan’s first blockbuster!
9 April 2016
Join us aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore for a concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ever popular hit.
Captain Corcoran, the Captain of the H.M.S Pinafore, is delighted that his daughter, Josephine, is sought in marriage by Sir Joseph Porter KCB, Britain’s First Lord of the Admiralty (who has never actually been to sea).
However, with Sir Joseph’s arrival aboard the H.M.S Pinafore imminent, Captain Corcoran is horrified to discover that Josephine is in love with Ralph Rackstraw, a common sailor.
Will Josephine do her duty and obey her father’s wishes? Or will love level the social divide between her and Ralph? And what is Little Buttercup’s secret?
If that wasn’t enough, in the first act we will be performing a selection of some of Gilbert and Sullivan’s other fantastic music, for what will be a very enjoyable evening’s entertainment!
Saturday 9 April 7:30pm
Happy and Glorious
A musical spectacular celebrating 90 years of music for the Queen’s Birthday
13 April to 16 April 2016
The Company who brought you the sell-out show When The Light Go On Again, present a stunning evening of music across many eras, from touching melodies to musical comedy numbers, marking the 90th year of our longest serving Monarch. Including music from Queen Elizabeth’s favourite musical, Oklahoma! Devised and Directed by Paul Laidlaw.
Wednesday 13 April 7:30pm
Thursday 14 April 7:30pm
Friday 15 April 7:30pm
Saturday 16 April 2:30pm Matinée
Meet Me In St Louis
The World’s Fair, a normal family, they have to make a life changing decision. What will they do?
27 April to 30 April 2016
The World’s Fair is set to be staged the following year and the Smith Family are really excited that it's to open in their home town of St Louis. But Mr Smith has to make a life changing decision, what will he do?
The news is devastating to his four daughters, particularly Esther who has fallen in love with the boy next door, even though he barely notices her. What will she do?
New Earswick Musicals is to stage the York Premier of this amazing musical set against the backdrop of the World’s Fair in St Louis..... Why not follow a year in the life of The Smith family, which will make you laugh and no doubt cry...... with fantastic songs like Trolley Song, The Boy Next Door and Meet Me in St Louis.
Wednesday 27 April 7:30pm
Thursday 28 April 7:30pm
Friday 29 April 7:30pm
Saturday 30 April 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 30 April 7:30pm
Tickets: Adult £15.00; Concession £12.00; Child £10.00
Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.
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