|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|
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
Generation Groove in Concert
Sunday 12 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