|City Entertainment Presents Jess Conrad||City Entertainment||9 January|
|The Sleeping Beauty||Lets Dance||26 January to 27 January|
|Sweeney Todd||York Stage Musicals||5 February to 9 February|
|An Evening of Mediumship with Simon Goodfellow||Simon Goodfellow||11 February|
|Where There's A Will||Rowntree Players||28 February to 1 March|
|Disney's High School Musical||Flying Ducks Youth Theatre||11 March to 15 March|
|Music Night||Joseph Rowntree Theatre||16 March|
|Fame||The Northern Musical Theatre Company||31 March to 5 April|
|Me And My Girl||New Earswick Musical Society||15 April to 19 April|
|Spotlight on Dance||Evelyn Witcombe School of Dance||23 April to 26 April|
|Olympic Brass||Shepherd Group Brass Band||3 May|
|Fun For The Family||Generation Groove||10 May|
|The Beggar's Opera||York Opera||14 May to 17 May|
|Thick as a Brick||Rowntree Players||21 May to 24 May|
|Saturday Night Sunday Morning||York Stage Musicals||4 June to 7 June|
|Movie Magic||KDanz School, York||13 June to 14 June|
|Fanfare in Concert||Fanfare||20 June|
|West End Wizardry||York Light Opera Company||28 June to 29 June|
|Dance Dance Dance 2008||Yvonne Hoque School of Dance||11 July to 12 July|
|Music Night||Joseph Rowntree Theatre||13 July|
|Sleeping Beauty||Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama||13 September|
|Music Night||Joseph Rowntree Theatre||14 September|
|Last Tango in Whitby||Rowntree Players||1 October to 4 October|
|Showtime Spectacular 3||The Northern Musical Theatre Company||7 October to 11 October|
|Generation Groove in Concert||Generation Groove||12 October|
|Back to Broadway||Back to Broadway||18 October|
|The Best of Times||York Musical Theatre Company||23 October to 25 October|
|Showcase 2008||Anna's Academy of Dance||27 October to 28 October|
|Youth Music in Action 4||Centurion Show Band||1 November|
|Hello Dolly||New Earswick Musical Society||11 November to 15 November|
|York Gang Show 2008||York Scouts and Guides||25 November to 29 November|
|Sleeping Beauty||Rowntree Players||6 December to 13 December|
|Music Night||Joseph Rowntree Theatre||14 December|
|Les Miserables - Le Panto||Oddsocks||16 December|
|Gala Christmas Concert||Shepherd Group Brass Band||18 December to 19 December|
|Christmas Music Night||Joseph Rowntree Theatre||20 December|
"The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
5 February to 9 February
Tuesday 5 February 7:30pm
Wednesday 6 February 7:30pm
Thursday 7 February 7:30pm
Friday 8 February 7:30pm
Saturday 9 February 7:30pm
Where There's A Will
By Georges Feydeau - a new adaptation by Nicki Frei. Directed by Frank Higgins
28 February to 1 March
A classic by the master of the French farce - Where There's A Will examines what happens when the widow of a philanderer re-marries and tries to control the behaviour of her new husband, whom she measures by the standards of the first! Just when she thinks she has him where she wants him, things get complicated by the return of a rival for her affections and close friend of the first husband who had taken himself off to China but returns believing the coast is clear to recommence his wooing.
Thursday 28 February 7:30pm
Friday 29 February 7:30pm
Saturday 1 March 7:30pm
Disney's High School Musical
Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie
11 March to 15 March
All Performances Have Sold Out
A tale about daring to be different, our story starts with Troy, the school basketball star and Gabriella, possibly the cleverest girl around in a very unfamiliar situation. Having been thrown together in a karaoke contest whilst on a New Year’s Holiday they both realise that they have another growing interest – not just in the singing but in each other... So when Gabriella’s mother gets a transfer to the same area as Troy and Gabriella starts at the same High School it looks like our two heroes can re-unite and live happily ever after – or maybe not!
In step their well meaning friends Chad and Taylor and not so well meaning school drama divas: Sharpay and Ryan who are not so keen on the amount of time Troy and Gabriella are spending together rehearsing for their audition in the school musical or the effect it seems to be having on the rest of the school.
Will our two budding stars find a way to overcome the obstacles placed in front of them and make everyone realise that they really are All In This Together?
Tuesday 11 March 7:30pm
Wednesday 12 March 7:30pm
Thursday 13 March 7:30pm
Friday 14 March 7:30pm
Saturday 15 March 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 15 March 7:30pm
Musical Director Don Pears
Featuring music by Ivor Novello, George Gerschwin and Jerome Kern
Sunday 16 March 7:30pm
Fame costs and right here is where you start paying
31 March to 5 April
"To dream that you have FAME, denotes unrealized achievements and disappointed aspirations."
But this show is no dream. It is all about aspiration, passion and damned hard work! Remember those famous lines?
FAME COSTS AND RIGHT HERE IS WHERE YOU START PAYING
Bev Jones and his Northern Musical Theatre Company bring you a musical show full of youthful enthusiasm and talent showcasing hopeful, impressionable students all wanting to graduate from The High School of Performing Arts in the hope of starting out on a career in Acting, Singing, Music or Dance in order to achieve FAME! All under the watchful eyes of their experienced college tutors, who offer advice and words of wisdom to the exuberant, nervous and sometimes naive students. But student life isnt always a song and dance! Personal tragedy can strike, to even the most talented ......
Embrace this production of high energy, professionally choreographed dance routines, invigorating upbeat musical numbers, and leave the theatre singing to one of the most famous numbers ever since it was shown on TV in the eighties! FAME.
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 Matinée
Saturday 5 April 7:30pm
Me And My Girl
Book and lyrics by L ARTHUR ROSE and DOUGLAS THURBER. Music by NOEL GAY.
15 April to 19 April
The original show ran for 1646 performances and has had two revivals, in 1952 and 1984. Enjoy Leaning on the Lamp Post, The Lambeth Walk, Me and My Girl and other favourites.
Tuesday 15 April 7:30pm
Wednesday 16 April 7:30pm
Thursday 17 April 7:30pm
Friday 18 April 7:30pm
Saturday 19 April 7:30pm
Spotlight on Dance
Proceeds go to The British Heart Foundation and St. Andrews Church, Huntington, York.
Evelyn Witcombe School of Dance
23 April to 26 April
Featuring many different forms of dance including Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Acrobatic.
Around 100 students are taking part ranging from the very young to senior citizens.
The music is very varied and includes items from classical, pop, jive, modern and film.
There are some 40 dances all with fantastic costumes.
Wednesday 23 April 7:15pm
Thursday 24 April 7:15pm
Friday 25 April 7:15pm
Saturday 26 April 7:15pm
A Multinational Celebration Of The Olympics
Including numbers played by the Beginners Band, the Concert Band and the Senior Band with a finale featuring all the Bands together. There will be a raffle in the interval.
Saturday 3 May 7:30pm
The Beggar's Opera
14 May to 17 May
The first and most famous of ballad operas, The Beggar's Opera is a lively satire of eighteenth century political life, in which beggars, thieves, fences, lawyers, prostitutes and gaolers clash and squabble, in their attempt to worm money out of all and sundry (and each other!).
First performed in 1728, the piece pokes fun at operatic convention by being based on low-life characters - the hero is an amoral highwayman who marries for convenience, pretends to marry two wives simultaneously and is betrayed by his 'so-called' friends.
Written by John Gay, The Beggar's Opera uses songs culled from contemporary songbooks, from other composers and from the traditional folk area. York Opera are using the Frederick Austin score, and the show will be directed by Clive Marshall and musically directed by Steve Griffiths.
Wednesday 14 May 7:30pm
Thursday 15 May 7:30pm
Friday 16 May 7:30pm
Saturday 17 May 7:30pm
Thick as a Brick
An energetic score by John Pattison makes an all-round entertainment laced with John Godber’s characteristic insight and humour
21 May to 24 May
Relief drama teacher Mary faces an uphill struggle when she tries to interest sixteen-year-olds Stacey, Kelly and Maggie in dance.
She isn’t helped by the science-obsessed headmaster, nor by the girl’s patent lack of commitment, nor by the lack of funds and resources, but she ploughs doggedly on
A trip to London to take part in a dance competition proves to be a turning point - the girls, though they don’t win, gain confidence, and Mary nearly becomes romantically involved with Stacey’s dad, Jimmy
Wednesday 21 May 7:30pm
Thursday 22 May 7:30pm
Friday 23 May 7:30pm
Saturday 24 May 7:30pm
Saturday Night Sunday Morning
A New Concert
4 June to 7 June
Featuring songs from Hairspray, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Avenue Q, Altar Boyz, Crazy for You, The Wild Party, Jersey Boys, The Rink, Saturday Night, Parade, Sweet Charity, Sunday in the Park With George and many more!
Wednesday 4 June 7:30pm
Thursday 5 June 7:30pm
Friday 6 June 7:30pm
Saturday 7 June 7:30pm
West End Wizardry
Marvellous Magical Musicals
28 June to 29 June
Songs from Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Oklahoma!, Anything Goes, The Boyfriend, Cats, Mary Poppins, Carousel, Oliver!, Little Shop of Horrors, Follies, Five Guys Named Moe and many many more...
Saturday 28 June 3:00pm
Saturday 28 June 7:30pm
Sunday 29 June 7:30pm
Music Night concert featuring the Tuesday Singers with soloists George Horne and Yvonne Garside
The Joseph Rowntree Theatre hosts an evening of music and song.
Sunday 13 July 7:30pm
Saturday 13 September 2:00pm Matinée
Saturday 13 September 7:00pm
A Celebration of the Popular Song
With Musical Director Don Pears
Featuring Jo Pears, Stephanie Crossley, Janina Sweetenham, Caroline Parker, Arnold Durham and George Horne
Sunday 14 September 7:30pm
Last Tango in Whitby
By Mike Harding
1 October to 4 October
For Pat, recently widowed, this years charabanc trip to Whitby is tinged with sadness. She is determined to enjoy herself, however, in the company of her old friends — warm, kind hearted Jimmy and Joan; gentle, innocent Jessie; Maureen; even garrulous, know-it-all Henry and interfering, outspoken Kathleen.
The holiday gets off to a lively start as Phil and Edna, "The Shangri-Las", provide evening entertainment in the form of old-time dancing. Phil, too, is trying to enjoy himself, despite being trapped in a dead, loveless marriage, and it is during their first dance together that he and Pat feel the unexpected spark of mutual attraction. To the disapproval of friends and family, they decide to sieze this second chance and start a new life together....
Directed by John Hall and co-directed by Caroline Heppell.
Wednesday 1 October 7:30pm
Thursday 2 October 7:30pm
Friday 3 October 7:30pm
Saturday 4 October 7:30pm
Showtime Spectacular 3
Be thrilled and entertained from start to finish - a show for all the family!!!!
7 October to 11 October
Bev Jones' Northern Musical Theatre Company returns once more with his extremely popular yearly event - Showtime Spectacular - an evening of well-known favourite West End showstoppers, Swing, Big Band and popular Hit Songs, with colourful glitzy costumes, fabulous, professionally choreographed, dance routines and stunning, memorable, show numbers!!!
His extended company of 45 quality performers, many of whom have been seen in Les Mis, Fame and recently The Pirates of Penzance, come together with Bevs' very own fabulous Showband to provide a professional musical extravaganza of pure, LIVE entertainment. Transport yourself to Broadway or The London Palladium.
Featuring 42nd Street, Guys & Dolls, Hairspray, Grease, Kismet, The Rocky Horror Show, Bob Fosse, The Can-Can, and Las Vegas to name but a few! Witness Showgirls in towering costumes, do the hand jive with the company in Grease, be absorbed into the haunting melodies from Kismet, blown away by the slick , precision dance routines of Fosse, and tap along with our tappers in 42nd Street. As for The Rocky Horror costumes....
Showtime Spectacular 3 — a show for all the family!!!!
Tuesday 7 October 7:30pm
Wednesday 8 October 7:30pm
Thursday 9 October 7:30pm
Friday 10 October 7:30pm
Saturday 11 October 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 11 October 7:30pm
Back to Broadway
Presenting a fast moving, spectacular evening of songs from some of the best loved musicals featuring West End and National Tour performers
Back to Broadway are currently touring the UK with a sparkling NEW production of songs from some of the greatest musicals.
This fast moving performance features artistes from West End and National Tour productions and promises to take you on a musical journey through show stopping numbers from Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, Miss Saigon, Hairspray, Guys and Dolls, Lion King, Chicago, Cabaret and many more, not forgetting the haunting melodies of Les Miserables.
With spectacular special effects, lively dance numbers, beautifully arranged harmonies and glitzy costumes this enchanting new production brings all the magic of the West End and Broadway to life in one unforgettable experience.
This performance is supporting Martin House Children's Hospice
Saturday 18 October 7:30pm
The Best of Times
Devised and directed by Paul Laidlaw
23 October to 25 October
There is never an evening when somewhere in the world, the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman are not being sung...
Join us for what really is 'the best of times' as we take you on a stunning musical journey through some of the best-loved Broadway shows of all time.
Enjoy the hits from musicals such as Hello Dolly!, Mame, Mack & Mabel and La Cage aux Folles to name just a few. Your favourite will be in there somewhere and if you don't know the music of this multiple Tony and Grammy award-winning composer... isn't it about time you did?...
Packed with music, song and dance this is an evening of musical entertainment at its best from York Musical Theatre Company.
Thursday 23 October 7:30pm
Friday 24 October 7:30pm
Saturday 25 October 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 25 October 7:30pm
27 October to 28 October
Featuring Happy Feet, Hairspray, Angelina's Favourites and much much more
Monday 27 October 7:30pm
Tuesday 28 October 7:30pm
Youth Music in Action 4
A celebration and show case of youth music and dance talent from in and around the city
Saturday 1 November 7:00pm
Book by Michael Stewart. Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder.
11 November to 15 November
"And what do you do for a living, Mrs. Levi?" asks Ambrose Kemper in the first scene of this musical comedy. "Some people paint, some sew... I meddle," replies Dolly.
HELLO, DOLLY! is full of memorable songs including Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Ribbons Down My Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Elegance, Hello, Dolly!, It Only Takes a Moment and So Long, Dearie. And we are off on a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the twentieth century, as we follow the adventures of America's most beloved matchmaker!
Tuesday 11 November 7:30pm
Wednesday 12 November 7:30pm
Thursday 13 November 7:30pm
Friday 14 November 7:30pm
Saturday 15 November 7:30pm
York Gang Show 2008
York Scouts and Guides
25 November to 29 November
Another show filled with Music, Merriment and Mirth from the York Scout & Guide Gang
Tuesday 25 November 7:15pm
Wednesday 26 November 7:15pm
Thursday 27 November 7:15pm
Friday 28 November 7:15pm
Saturday 29 November 2:00pm Matinée
Saturday 29 November 7:15pm
A fantastic fun filled traditional family pantomime
6 December to 13 December
Loosely based on a famous fairytale with madness and mayhem!
Evil Witch Hazel doesn't get invited to the christening of baby Rose so casts a spell on her so that if she pricks her finger before her 18th birthday she will sleep for 100 years!
Musical spectacular with lots of zany dance routines, silly plot lines, and dont forget the slapstick!
Prepare to be entertained again by the group who brought you Aladdin last year.
Directed by Caroline Heppell, Produced by Howard Ella. Musical Director Vic Heard supported by Dan Hield. Choreographer Claire Horsley supported by Siân Davies
Saturday 6 December 2:00pm Matinée
Sunday 7 December 2:00pm Matinée
Monday 8 December 7:30pm
Tuesday 9 December 7:30pm
Wednesday 10 December 7:30pm
Thursday 11 December 7:30pm
Friday 12 December 7:30pm
Saturday 13 December 2:00pm Matinée
Saturday 13 December 7:30pm
Sunday Night Is Music Night
A Celebration of the Popular Song
Featuring Jo Pears, Stephanie Crossley, Carol Richardson, George Horne, Arnold Durham and Ian Harvey
Sunday 14 December 7:30pm
Les Miserables - Le Panto
It is France 1815, seven year old Cosette is saved from the clutches of an evil innkeeper and his wife by our hero Jean Valjean. But our hero is an ex-convict who is being relentlessly pursued by the pompous purist policeman Javert!
Will Cosette find secours? Will Javert arrest the suckers? Will Valjean finally succumb?
Adventure and tension, barricades and battles. Love, liturgy and laughs aplenty this Christmas as Oddsocks take on the French revolution and comes out on top!
Tuesday 16 December 7:30pm
Gala Christmas Concert
The Three Bands of The Shepherd Group Brass Band Organisation
18 December to 19 December
Once again the 3 bands that represent The Shepherd Group Brass Band organisation are back to entertain this Christmas at The Joseph Rowntree Theatre with songs old and new, festive and not so festive.
The Beginners Band will charm you; The Concert Band will give you a true taste of brass band music that will lead into the main course that is The Senior Band. The music will be uplifting and enjoyable just the job for the up and coming festive season.
Thursday 18 December 7:30pm
Friday 19 December 7:30pm
Christmas Music Night
A Celebration Of The Popular Song
The Tuesday Singers
Jo Pears, George Horne, Ken Humphreys and Yvonne Garside
Saturday 20 December 7:30pm