JR Theatre Events
|SHOUT! The Mod Musical||York Stage Musicals||12 – 15 March|
|York Remembers David Bushby||Joseph Rowntree Theatre||16 March|
|Roger McGough + Support||York Literature Festival||28 March|
|Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love||York Musical Theatre Company||31 March – 5 April|
|Grease||Flying Ducks Youth Theatre||10 – 12 April|
|13 The Musical||Pick Me Up Theatre||16 – 19 April|
|The Gondoliers||Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company||26 April|
|The King and I||New Earswick Musical Society||30 April – 3 May|
|Like Father, Like Son||Graham and Richard Kay||4 May|
|Grand Gala Concert in aid of St Leonard Hospice||Margaret Berg School of Music||10 May|
|Steve Cassidy Band and Friends||Steve Cassidy Band||11 May|
|Viva La Danse||Evelyn Witcombe School of Dance||15 – 17 May|
|York Swings Against Cancer||York Against Cancer||18 May|
|It’s Dance Time!... with excerpts from The Wizard of Oz||Barbara Taylor School of Dancing||22 – 23 May|
|High School Musical||York Light Youth||27 – 31 May|
|Around the world in 80 minutes||Shepherd Group Brass Band||7 June|
|My Mother Said I Never Should||Rowntree Players||12 – 14 June|
|The Lion King||Tutus and Tap Shoes Dance School||19 – 20 June|
|Pinocchio: A Musical Adventure||We Are Theatre||25 – 28 June|
SHOUT! The Mod Musical
12 March to 15 March
It's time to return to the 1960s with the West End juke-box musical SHOUT!
With crazy costumes and groovy hair styles, SHOUT! charts not only the music of the decade but also the changes in the lives of women throughout the 50's. including songs by Petula Clarke, Nancy Sinatra, Shirley Bassey and many more this is a fun night for all featuring five sensational vocalists and live band.
Wednesday 12 March 7:30pm
Thursday 13 March 7:30pm
Friday 14 March 7:30pm
Saturday 15 March 2:30pm
Saturday 15 March 7:30pm
York Remembers David Bushby
Join us for this special show in tribute to David Bushby, former manager of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, featuring many performing groups from the York area
Proceeds of this concert in aid of the Renal Unit at York Hospital
Sunday 16 March 7:30pm
Roger McGough + Support
One of the UK’s most famous and respected poets, Roger McGough, has been confirmed as one of the headline acts at York Literature Festival 2014.
McGough is well known as a champion of poetry, and is the current presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please. He was one of the Mersey Poets, alongside Brian Patten and Adrian Henri. As a member of pop group The Scaffold, he penned the lyrics for number one hit Lily The Pink in 1968. He also contributed to the script for The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine Film. His work has appeared in over 50 books, and has included writing for children and autobiography. He is an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and President of the Poetry Society. McGough was made an OBE in 1997 and a CBE in 2004.
Friday 28 March 7:30pm
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love
York Musical Theatre Company presents an Amateur production by arrangement with the Really Useful Group Limited.
31 March to 5 April
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Don Black, Charles Hart
Book by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, Charles Hart
Aspects Of Love tells a story of passion, love and loss across three generations of a family and their companions, set against the background of the cobbled streets of Paris to the mountains of the Pyrenees, Italy and Venice. It centres on Alex Dillingham, a young student travelling through France, who falls in love with the alluring actress Rose Vibert.
As the pair embark on a passionate affair, the unexpected arrival of Alex's uncle George, changes their lives forever as they come to appreciate how love changes everything.
The song Love Changes Everything was a huge hit for Michael Ball, who starred in the original London production in 1989.
This brand new production is set to be the theatrical event of the year.
'I defy you to leave the theatre dry eyed.'
'Andrew Lloyd Webber's best.'
Monday 31 March 7:30pm
Tuesday 1 April 7:30pm
Wednesday 2 April 7:30pm
Thursday 3 April 7:30pm
Friday 4 April 7:30pm
Saturday 5 April 2:30pm
Saturday 5 April 7:30pm
The well known love story with infectious songs
10 April to 12 April
It's 1959 and Rydell high is filled with rebellious, thrill-loving students. In the midst of this scene, Sandy Dumbrowski enters as the new girl in school. It turns out that she and the leader of the Burger Palace Boys gang, Danny Zuko, have had a brief love affair the summer before.
While Sandy stresses to her new classmates the emotional attachment she and Danny had, Danny stresses the physical aspects of their relationship!
As the show goes on, the students at Rydell High have to deal with the angst of teenage life - love, gangs, the ups and downs of friendships.
In the end, Sandy and Danny resolve their differences and end up happily together.
Musical favourites such as Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin' and We Go Together enhance the storyline
Thursday 10 April 7:30pm
Friday 11 April 7:30pm
Saturday 12 April 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 12 April 7:30pm
Tickets: £10.00 (Concessions: £8.00)
Michael Whyte — 01904 768963
13 The Musical
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
A semi-staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Venetian opera, which contains some of their most sparkling and tuneful work.
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
The King and I
The magical stage adaptation of the classic Rogers & Hammerstein film
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
Carol Richardson — 07759 260852
Like Father, Like Son
Another evening of song with Graham and Richard Kay
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.
Sunday 4 May 7:30pm
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
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
Steve Cassidy Band and Friends
An Evening Of Music Which Spans The Decades
Terry Ann Prendegast 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
Viva La Danse
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)
An Evening of popular swing classics
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
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
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
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
Around the world in 80 minutes
Journey around the world with the Shepherd Group Brass Bands
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
Nicola Harper — 01904 655076
My Mother Said I Never Should
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
The Lion King
Life's greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life
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 Rachael@tutusandtapshoes.co.uk — 07960 782328
Pinocchio: A Musical Adventure
Follow Pinocchio's journey as he endeavours to cut his strings.
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