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13 The Musical

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Pick Me Up Theatre

Wednesday 16 April to Saturday 19 April 2014

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The Gondoliers

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A semi-staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Venetian opera, which contains some of their most sparkling and tuneful work.

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

Saturday 26 April 2014

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The King and I

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The magical stage adaptation of the classic Rogers & Hammerstein film

New Earswick Musical Society

Wednesday 30 April to Saturday 3 May 2014

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Like Father, Like Son

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Another evening of song with Graham and Richard Kay

Graham and Richard Kay

Sunday 4 May 2014

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Upcoming Events in the Theatre
April 2014
13 The MusicalPick Me Up Theatre16 – 19 April
The GondoliersJorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company26 April
The King and INew Earswick Musical Society30 April – 3 May
May 2014
Like Father, Like SonGraham and Richard Kay 4 May
Dance with Me TonightYork St John Dance 9 May
Grand Gala Concert in aid of St Leonard HospiceMargaret Berg School of Music10 May
Steve Cassidy Band and FriendsSteve Cassidy Band11 May
The Joy Of DanceEvelyn Witcombe School of Dance15 – 17 May
York Swings Against CancerYork Against Cancer18 May
It’s Dance Time!... with excerpts from The Wizard of OzBarbara Taylor School of Dancing22 – 23 May
High School MusicalYork Light Youth27 – 31 May
June 2014
Around the world in 80 minutesShepherd Group Brass Band 7 June
My Mother Said I Never ShouldRowntree Players12 – 14 June
The Lion KingTutus and Tap Shoes Dance School19 – 20 June
Pinocchio: A Musical AdventureWe Are Theatre25 – 28 June
Dance Dance Dance 2014Yvonne Hoque School of Dance29 June
July 2014
Razzamataz Theatre School York’s Annual Summer ShowcaseRazzamataz12 July
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13 The Musical

Pick Me Up Theatre

16 April to 19 April

13 The Musical, the hit 2008 Broadway show – a grown-up story about growing up – is coming to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre next April.

The show focuses around the trials and tribulations of ‘Becoming A Man’. The world of Evan Goldman, a slightly confused pre-teen, turns upside down when his parents divorce and he's forced to move from busy New York to ‘the lamest place in the world’, Appleton Indiana, a small town in the middle of nowhere. He has one mission: get all the cool kids in school to come to his Bar Mitzvah, or else spend the rest of his academic career banished to the land of the Geeks. Easier said than done.

The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won't talk to him. The school freak sees an ‘Opportunity’ for blackmail and gossiping girls are spreading the nastiest rumours. Sound Familiar? The typical teenage experience! Set to an unforgettable rock score from Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, 13 is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.

Wednesday 16 April 7:30pm

Thursday 17 April 7:30pm

Friday 18 April 7:30pm

Saturday 19 April 2:30pm

Saturday 19 April 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £13.00; Concessions £11.50 (Wednesday: £11.00/£9.50; Thursday: £12.00/£10.50)

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

Pick Me Up Theatre Online Booking

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The Gondoliers

A semi-staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Venetian opera, which contains some of their most sparkling and tuneful work.

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

26 April

Two recently married Venetian gondoliers are informed by the Grand Inquisitor that one of them has just become the King of "Barataria", but only their foster mother, whose whereabouts are unknown, can confirm which one. As Barataria needs a king to put down unrest in the country, they travel there to reign jointly, leaving their wives behind.

The Gondoliers discover that the King was wed in infancy to Casilda, the beautiful daughter of the Spanish Duke of Plaza Toro, and so it seems whichever of them is king is an unintentional bigamist. Casilda, however, is secretly in love with one of her family’s servants.

The Gondoliers’ wives arrive, wanting to know which of them is queen, and receive an unexpected answer

Saturday 26 April 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £10.00; Concessions £9.00; Under 16’s Free

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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The King and I

The magical stage adaptation of the classic Rogers & Hammerstein film

New Earswick Musical Society

30 April to 3 May

An exciting musical classic based on the book Anna and The King of Siam.

Follow the journey of English teacher Anna as she faces numerous obstacles in her quest to modernise the country of Siam and help The King’s children learn English.

Written by Rogers & Hammerstein – based on a book by Margaret Landon.
Directed by Ann MacCreadie, Musical Director: Don Pears.

Wednesday 30 April 7:30pm

Thursday 1 May 7:30pm

Friday 2 May 7:30pm

Saturday 3 May 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 3 May 7:30pm

Tickets: £14.00; Concessions £13.00; Children £9.00

TicketSource — 0844 8700887

Carol Richardson — 07759 260852

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Like Father, Like Son

Another evening of song with Graham and Richard Kay

Graham and Richard Kay

4 May

Join two popular York Soloists, who just happen to be related, in celebrating a selection of favourite songs old and new.

Following on from their successful concert last April York’s singing Dad and his lad are returning (by popular demand!) with another varied selection of songs.

Graham and Richard are regular singers in the Music Night events and have performed in musicals and pantomimes at theatres including York Theatre Royal, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage and Nottingham Playhouse. They are also both regular performers with the York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir.

Accompanied by the hugely talented Malcolm Maddock, and with fine support from a certain choir, this promises to be a musical feast not to be missed.

You can watch a trailer for this show on YouTube

Sunday 4 May 7:30pm

Tickets: £8.00

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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Dance with Me Tonight

York St John Dance

9 May

York St John Dance Club present their end of season show featuring a showcase of different dance styles including contemporary, jazz, tap, hip hop and ballet.

A great show for everyone and all proceeds from the show will be donated to Help for Heroes.

Friday 9 May 7:30pm

Tickets: £6.00; Concessions: £5.00

Email to — 07515 400793

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Grand Gala Concert in aid of St Leonard Hospice

Magical evening of songs we love and hits from famous musicals.

Margaret Berg School of Music

10 May

A Magical evening of popular songs and a selection of musical theatre hits from such shows as Les Miserables, The Sound of Music and Oliver!

All performers are or have been students of Margaret Berg School of Music.

All proceeds raised from this concert are to go to St Leonards Hospice.

Saturday 10 May 7:30pm

Tickets: £12.00 (Concessions - Children and OAP - £10.00)

Margaret Berg School of Music — 01904 449838 or 01904 766227

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Steve Cassidy Band and Friends

An Evening Of Music Which Spans The Decades

Steve Cassidy Band

11 May

Terri-Ann Prendergast will return and join Steve Cassidy and his talented band.

The evening will include surprise guests and new songs written by Steve.

Sunday 11 May 7:30pm

Tickets: £10.00 (Concessions £9.00)

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

Norman Fowler — 01904 870737

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The Joy Of Dance

A superb display of many kinds of dance including Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern.

Evelyn Witcombe School of Dance

15 May to 17 May

Lots of great dance routines to great music variation - Can Can, Jive Bunny, Smooth Criminal, some wonderful Strauss music, Pink Panther, Rag Dolls, Mamma Mia, Oh Henry

Thursday 15 May 7:15pm

Friday 16 May 7:15pm

Saturday 17 May 7:15pm

Tickets: £10.00 (Concessions £9.00 on Thursday/Friday only)

01904 652202

01904 768307

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York Swings Against Cancer

An Evening of popular swing classics

York Against Cancer

18 May

Musical Director: Tom Marlow

Come along and enjoy all your favourite Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Glen Miller, Robbie Williams, Dean Martin swing classics performed by local artists coming together to support a local charity making sure that York Swings Against Cancer

All profits go to York Against Cancer

Sunday 18 May 7:00pm

Tickets: £12.00 Adults (Concessions £10.00)

York Against Cancer — 01904 764466

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It’s Dance Time!... with excerpts from The Wizard of Oz

A festival arrangement of dance, in this whole school event, includes Ballet, Tap, Disco/Jazz, Street and Adult

Barbara Taylor School of Dancing

22 May to 23 May

A mixture of music and dance styles in this spectacular dance show. From children of all ages through to adults.

From Balletic variations to modern chart music. An all dancing and singing event.

Includes the big finale with excerpts from The Wizard of Oz

All show profits will go to charity - to be divided between McMillian Nurses and Haxby Raise The Roof Fund

Thursday 22 May 7:00pm

Friday 23 May 7:00pm

Tickets: £10.00 (Concessions: £8.00)

Lisa Craig — 07801 423186

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High School Musical

A fun-tastic musical experience you and your family will never forget!

York Light Youth

27 May to 31 May

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities.

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations, and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical, led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Tuesday 27 May 7:30pm

Wednesday 28 May 7:30pm

Thursday 29 May 7:30pm

Friday 30 May 7:30pm

Saturday 31 May 2:30pm

Saturday 31 May 7:30pm

Tickets: £14.00; Under 16s £12.00; Family ticket £45.00 (2 Adults+2 children/ 1 Adult + 3 children). On sale from 21 April.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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Around the world in 80 minutes

Journey around the world with the Shepherd Group Brass Bands

Shepherd Group Brass Band

7 June

This rousing concert features music from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. All skilfully transcribed or arranged for brass by some of the art form's most celebrated composers.

Saturday 7 June 7:30pm

Tickets: £10.00

Nicola Harper — 01904 655076

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My Mother Said I Never Should

Rowntree Players

12 June to 14 June

My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley is a remarkable transformative play that follows the lives, loves and losses of four women, and sets the enormous social changes of the 20th Century against their basic desires to love and be loved. As the story weaves in and out of each woman's generation and situation, secrets are revealed that will change their mother/daughter relationships for ever.

Thursday 12 June 7:30pm

Friday 13 June 7:30pm

Saturday 14 June 7:30pm

Tickets: £12.00 (Concessions £10.00)

Rowntree Players Booking — 07927 026071

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The Lion King

Life's greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life

Tutus and Tap Shoes Dance School

19 June to 20 June

Our own stage adaptation of the Academy award-winning 1994 Disney Film The Lion King.

This story of love and redemption is told through Classical and Modern Ballet and Tap dance, taking you on a vibrant and exciting journey through the Circle of Life.

Thursday 19 June 7:30pm

Friday 20 June 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £7.00; Children (up to 16) and Senior Citizens £5.00; Family ticket of 2 adult and 2 children/senior citizens £20.00

Email — 07960 782328

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Pinocchio: A Musical Adventure

Follow Pinocchio's journey as he endeavours to cut his strings.

We Are Theatre

25 June to 28 June

Based upon the original short fairytale this new production features a live band and original music by North East Composer Dennis Westgate.

Wednesday 25 June 7:30pm

Thursday 26 June 7:30pm

Friday 27 June 7:30pm

Saturday 28 June 2:30pm

Saturday 28 June 7:30pm

Tickets: £13.00 (Concessions and groups 10+ £11.00)

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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Dance Dance Dance 2014

A Dance Extravaganza featuring pupils aged 3 to 63

Yvonne Hoque School of Dance

29 June

A wonderful afternoon of dance featuring boys and girls of all ages from 3 yrs through to adult performing a wide variety of dance styles from ballet to tap, jazz to batons and cheerleading

Sunday 29 June 2:30pm Matinée

Tickets: Adults £9.00; Concessions £7.00

Yvonne Hoque — 01904 783703

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Razzamataz Theatre School York’s Annual Summer Showcase

Razzamataz York Students present their annual Summer Showcase


12 July

An exciting variety show, where the West end meets with Eastern Mysteries. Singing , dancing and acting performances by our students aged from 4-18 years.

Saturday 12 July 2:30pm

Saturday 12 July 7:00pm

Tickets: £10.00; Concessions £8.00

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568