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The 39 Steps

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The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock and rewritten by Patrick Barlow in 2005.

Rowntree Players

Thursday 5 March to Saturday 7 March 2015

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Music Night presents a Frank Sinatra Tribute

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Frank Sinatra Tribute Evening celebrating Old Blue Eyes 100th birthday!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 8 March 2015

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The Wedding Singer

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Celebrating MPS 50th Anniversary

York St John Musical Production Society

Thursday 12 March to Saturday 14 March 2015

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A Little Night Music

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A tangled web of love, passion and endless possibilities in Sondheim’s most popular show

York Musical Theatre Company

Wednesday 18 March to Saturday 21 March 2015

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Upcoming Events in the Theatre
March 2015
The 39 StepsRowntree Players 5 – 7 March
Music Night presents a Frank Sinatra TributeJoseph Rowntree Theatre 8 March
The Wedding SingerYork St John Musical Production Society12 – 14 March
A Little Night MusicYork Musical Theatre Company18 – 21 March
The WizFlying Ducks Youth Theatre26 – 28 March
April 2015
Cox & Box plus a selection of Gilbert and Sullivan favouritesJorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company11 April
Fundraising ConcertThe London Adventist Chorale12 April
Gala Concert in aid of NSPCCMargaret Berg School of Music18 April
Oliver!New Earswick Musical Society22 – 25 April
May 2015
Pitman PaintersPick Me Up Theatre 5 – 9 May
Die FledermausYork Opera12 – 16 May
Steve Cassidy Band And FriendsSteve Cassidy Band17 May
Disney InspirationsEn Pointe Classical Dance School23 May
York Swings Against CancerYork Against Cancer31 May
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The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock and rewritten by Patrick Barlow in 2005.

Rowntree Players

5 March to 7 March

The story is a classic portrayal of one man's flight from wrong accusation through a series of improbable adventures as he is pursued by the authorities. Romance comes from him being handcuffed to a woman, with whom he ultimately falls in love. Finally, the true villains are exposed and our hero is vindicated.

Thursday 5 March 7:30pm

Friday 6 March 7:30pm

Saturday 7 March 7:30pm

Tickets: £12.00; Concessions: £10.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Rowntree Players Booking — 07927 026071

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Music Night presents a Frank Sinatra Tribute

Frank Sinatra Tribute Evening celebrating Old Blue Eyes 100th birthday!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

8 March

Frank Sinatra would be 100 in 2015. To mark the huge contribution he made to popular song our soloists aim to conjure up the magic that was ol’ blue eyes with a selection from his vast repertoire – and they’ll do it their way!

Musical Director: Don Pears.

Soloists include Arnold Durham, George Horne, Graham Kay, Richard Kay, Nik Briggs, Ken Humphreys, Jo Pears, Elaine Pears, Juliet Waters and Nicki Clay.

This is a Fundraising Concert to support The Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 8 March 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £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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The Wedding Singer

Celebrating MPS 50th Anniversary

York St John Musical Production Society

12 March to 14 March

A 1985 musical comedy, Rock Star wannabe Robbie Heart is a well-known, well-loved wedding singer until the light of his life - Linda, leaves him standing at the altar. Distraught after being jilted by his bride Robbie sets out to destroy everyone else's wedding - then he meets Julia an admiring young waitress who Robbie falls for - only Julia is about to marry a Wall Street shark! Can Robbie pull off a show stopping performance and win the girl of his dreams?

York St. John Musical Production Society (MPS) is an amateur group of students all studying full-time degrees. This year is MPS' 50th Anniversary. To mark the occasion MPS bring The Wedding Singer to stage!

Thursday 12 March 7:30pm

Friday 13 March 7:30pm

Saturday 14 March 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 14 March 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £12.00; Concessions £10.00; YSJ students £8.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Abi — 07956715151

Email abi.sears@yorksj.ac.uk

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A Little Night Music

A tangled web of love, passion and endless possibilities in Sondheim’s most popular show

York Musical Theatre Company

18 March to 21 March

You’re invited to a weekend in the country…

Elegant and bewitching actress Desirée Armfeldt invites you to her grand and glamorous country estate where a tangled web of love, passion and endless possibilities weaves its way into the hearts and minds of all her guests.

One of Sondheim’s most popular shows, A Little Night Music is set in turn of the century Sweden in a world of intrigue, desire and waltzes. Winner of countless Broadway and West End awards and featuring the enchanting ‘Send in the Clowns’, this evocative musical costume drama with its sweeping score has charmed audiences the world over.

  • melodic and lyrical sophistication. I found myself continually entranced - DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • three hours of gloriously barbed bliss and bewitchment - INDEPENDENT
  • Sondheim. The master of contemporary musical - NEW YORK TIMES
  • book and lyrics touch something sublime in Send in the Clowns - DAILY MAIL

Wednesday 18 March 7:30pm

Thursday 19 March 7:30pm

Friday 20 March 7:30pm

Saturday 21 March 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 21 March 7:30pm

Tickets: £17.00; Concessions £16.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Musical Theatre Company Online Booking

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The Wiz

He’s the Wiz and he lives in Oz! Ease on down the yellow brick road with this rock, gospel and soul version of the much-loved story.

Flying Ducks Youth Theatre

26 March to 28 March

He’s The Wiz and he lives in Oz! He’s also the man Dorothy needs to help her get back home to Kansas! But in this modern, urban version of the much-loved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Dorothy’s journey through the surreal Land of Oz to the Emerald City is told through amazing rock, gospel and soul songs and energetic dances.

Flying Ducks Youth Theatre are very proud to present this spectacular award-winning musical adventure written by Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown. The Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion all join Dorothy on her quest, and there is still the matter of the Wicked Witch of the West to contend with!

Thursday 26 March 7:30pm

Friday 27 March 7:30pm

Saturday 28 March 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 28 March 7:30pm

Tickets: £8.00 to £10.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

Michael Whyte — 01904 768963

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Cox & Box plus a selection of Gilbert and Sullivan favourites

Two lodgers, one bedroom, one unexpected meeting....

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

11 April

Adapted from the famous farce Box and Cox, by John Madison Morton, Cox & Box was Sir Arthur Sullivan’s first foray into comic opera.

Sergeant Bouncer, an old soldier, has a scheme to get double rent from a single room. By day he lets it to Mr. Box (a printer who is out all night) and by night to Mr. Cox (a hatter who works all day).

His plan works well until Mr. Cox is, unexpectedly, given a day's holiday and the two lodgers meet, and they discover that they share more than the same bed...

The second act will consist of a selection of some of the most well-known and popular Gilbert and Sullivan music, and will chart the history of the famous and prolific partnership.

A mixture of solos, ensemble pieces and chorus numbers, from a range of shows, including The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and H.M.S Pinafore, there will be something for everyone to enjoy!

Saturday 11 April 7:30pm

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

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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Fundraising Concert

Experience the live concert of this prestigious a cappella, choral, negro spiritual and contemporary gospel choir

The London Adventist Chorale

12 April

The prestigious London Adventist Chorale will be performing a Fundraising Concert in support for the Hilltop Wellness Centre (HWC) in the Philippines. HWC aims to help less-privileged people who could not afford synthetic medications in the hospital but be treated using natural healing remedies. All proceeds would go to the on-going building projects in the centre.

The church-based Chorale formed in 1981 has developed an inspiring and high-calibre repertoire of Classical, Jazz and Gospel songs. Under the helm of Ken Burton, Principal Director, the choir has received musical accolades such as: The Sainsbury's Choir of the Year 1994-1995, The Best Choir award at the BBC Gem Award in 2005.

Their high-quality performance took them to concerts and tours all over the world: Australia, USA, Zimbabwe, Turkey, France, to name a few.

In 2012, The London Adventist Chorale performed at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee Concert before more than 12,000 guests at Buckingham Palace. And most recently, in September 2013 the Chorale performed at the G8 Speakers Conference at the House of Commons.

Experience the live concert of this prestigious a cappella, choral, negro spiritual, contemporary gospel choir; awarded the Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year 1994 title and regular guest singers on BBC “Songs of Praise” over the years. Directed by the gifted conductor, composer, musician, vocalist and celebrity television choir judge, Ken Burton, you are guaranteed a performance of excellence.

Sunday 12 April 2:00pm Matinée

Tickets: £12.00; Children 7-12 £5.00; Under 7s Free; Early Birds £10.00 (until 12th March 2015); On the door £15.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Roxane Digman Nkomo or Bhekss Nkomo — 07412561059 or 07723000143

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Gala Concert in aid of NSPCC

An evening of music and song from Pop to West End Musicals

Margaret Berg School of Music

18 April

Students and friends from Margaret Berg School of Music perform popular songs and excerpts from West End Musicals, Movies and Shows.

All proceeds for the benefit of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Saturday 18 April 7:30pm

Tickets: £12

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Julie Christy — 01904 766227 or 07811 242184

Email julie@pchristy.freeserve.co.uk

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Oliver!

Consider yourself one of the family!

New Earswick Musical Society

22 April to 25 April

Oliver is one of the most beloved British musicals, vividly bringing to life Dickens' timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more.

New Earswick Musical Society present this fantastic musical with a sensational score full of Lionel Bart's irresistible songs including Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You've Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I'd Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more.

Wednesday 22 April 7:30pm

Thursday 23 April 7:30pm

Friday 24 April 7:30pm

Saturday 25 April 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 25 April 7:30pm

Tickets: £10.00; £14.00; £15.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

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Ursula Groom — 07759 260852

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Pitman Painters

Pick Me Up Theatre

5 May to 9 May

Lee Hall (writer of the movie and musical Billy Elliott) tells the true story of a group of miners in Ashington in the 1930s who took up painting lessons and briefly became acclaimed by the art world.

The play was hailed as "marvellous viewing" and "enormously moving" when it was first performed at Newcastle's Live Theatre in 2007 and transferred to the National Theatre. It's since appeared on Broadway and the West End.

Tuesday 5 May 7:30pm

Wednesday 6 May 7:30pm

Thursday 7 May 7:30pm

Friday 8 May 7:30pm

Saturday 9 May 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 9 May 7:30pm

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Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss’s Bubbly Comic Opera

York Opera

12 May to 16 May

Johann Strauss’s bubbling operetta is brimming over with wonderful waltzes, effervescent arias and sparkling wit.

Join the party as the eponymous Bat wreaks his revenge in a comic cocktail twisting with seduction, a dash of infidelity, drunken hilarity and finished off with a generous serving of champagne!

Tuesday 12 May 7:30pm

Wednesday 13 May 7:30pm

Friday 15 May 7:30pm

Saturday 16 May 4:30pm Matinée

Tickets: £14.00; Children and Students in full time education £8.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

Post: York Opera , 11 Clifton Dale, York YO30 6LJ

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Steve Cassidy Band And Friends

Music for every generation. Music from then till now

Steve Cassidy Band

17 May

We invite you to an evening of music with the talented and versatile Steve Cassidy Band presenting old favourite songs and new compositions. Enjoy too the children's choir from St George's Primary School, Megan Fowler a rising star with a finger on the pulse of today's music. The band will feature the unique talent of Mick Hull playing the currently trendy Ukulele.

Sunday 17 May 7:30pm

Tickets: £10.00; Concessions £9.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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Disney Inspirations

En Pointe Classical Dance School

23 May

A magical display of young classical ballet performers in Disney inspired dances

Saturday 23 May 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 23 May 6:30pm

Tickets: £12.50; Child £7.50

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

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York Swings Against Cancer

An Evening of Popular Swing Classics

York Against Cancer

31 May

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

Sunday 31 May 7:00pm

Tickets: £13.00 (Concessions £10.00)

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Against Cancer — 01904 764466

Email office@yorkagainstcancer.org.uk