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Perform Rises

Perform with Emma Bassett

4 October

Steve Cassidy Band And Friends

Steve Cassidy Band

5 October

Alice in Theatreland

Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama

11 October

Gary Grace – The New King Of Swing

Gary Grace

12 October

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Shakespeare Schools Festival

14 October

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Shakespeare Schools Festival

15 October

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Shakespeare Schools Festival

16 October

Reflex Movie Madness

Reflex Dance Troupe

18 October

It's De-Lovely

York Musical Theatre Company

22 – 25 October

Les Miserables - SE

York Light Youth

31 October – 8 November

Mack and Mabel

New Earswick Musical Society

12 – 15 November

In Flanders Fields

York Musical Theatre Company

23 November

Gang Show 2014: Sailing On

York Scouts and Guides

25 – 29 November

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Rowntree Players

6 – 13 December

Gala Christmas Concert

Shepherd Group Brass Band

19 – 20 December

Music Night's 21st Birthday Party

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

21 December

The History Boys

Pick Me Up Theatre

20 – 28 February

Our Day Out

Pick Me Up Theatre

21 – 28 February

May 2009 Events

The History BoysYork Stage MusicalsTue 28 Apr 7:30pm
Wed 29 Apr 7:30pm
Thu 30 Apr 7:30pm
Fri 1 May 7:30pm
Sat 2 May 2:30pm
Sat 2 May 7:30pm
Spring ConcertShepherd Group Brass BandFri 8 May 7:30pm
Calling OccupantsGeneration GrooveSat 9 May 7:30pm
The Magic FluteYork OperaTue 12 May 7:15pm
Wed 13 May 7:15pm
Fri 15 May 7:15pm
Sat 16 May 7:15pm
Lend me a TenorRowntree PlayersThu 21 May 7:30pm
Fri 22 May 7:30pm
Sat 23 May 7:30pm
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The History Boys

by Alan Bennett. A YORK STAGE PREMIERE

York Stage Musicals

28 April to 2 May

An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results and a history teacher who thinks he's a fool. In Alan Bennett's award winning play, staff-room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; about education and its purpose.

The History Boys is one of the finest plays Bennett has ever written, packed with superb one-liners. A play of depth as well as dazzle, intensely moving as well as thought-provoking and funny.

The History Boys premiered at The National Theatre in May 2004.
The History Boys was released as a film in 2006.

Tuesday 28 April 7:30pm

Wednesday 29 April 7:30pm

Thursday 30 April 7:30pm

Friday 1 May 7:30pm

Saturday 2 May 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 2 May 7:30pm

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Spring Concert

Shepherd Group Brass Band

8 May

Once again the 3 bands that represent The Shepherd Group Brass Band organisation are back to entertain this spring at The Joseph Rowntree Theatre with songs old and new. 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.

Friday 8 May 7:30pm

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Calling Occupants

A night of music and entertainment for all the family to enjoy

Generation Groove

9 May

Saturday 9 May 7:30pm

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The Magic Flute

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

York Opera

12 May to 16 May

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) was Mozart's last opera and is often hailed as his greatest. Performed more than one hundred times in its first year alone, the opera gathered ever-increasing public acclaim, but lost its composer, who died barely a month after the première in December 1791.

Influenced by the ideals of humanity put forward by Freemasonry, Mozart and his librettist, Emanuel Schikaneder - both members of the Brotherhood - created a witty, intriguing and spectacular tale, which tells of the Prince Tamino's endeavor for victory over the powers of darkness and evil. Only with the protection of the magic flute and bells, can Tamino and the delightful Birdcatcher, Papageno, conquer the trials and perils of the journey before them...

Director: John Soper
Musical Director: Alasdair Jamieson

Tuesday 12 May 7:15pm

Wednesday 13 May 7:15pm

Friday 15 May 7:15pm

Saturday 16 May 7:15pm

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Lend me a Tenor

by Ken Ludwig

Rowntree Players

21 May to 23 May

Set in 1934, the farce revolves around renowned tenor Tito Merelli, known to his fans as "Il Stupendo," who is scheduled to sing the lead in Otello, produced as a gala fundraiser for the Cleveland Opera Company. Unfortunately, even before the star leaves his hotel room, everything begins to unravel. Chaos ensues when Merelli's wife, who has mistaken an autograph-seeker hidden in his closet for a secret lover, leaves him a "Dear John" letter. The distraught Merelli accidentally is given a double dose of tranquilizers to calm him and passes out. Saunders, the company's General Manager, is determined the show must go on (for his own financial sake), so he asks his assistant Max to impersonate the opera star. Max puts on the blackface makeup required for the role of Otello, and his disguise succeeds admirably — until Merelli, also in blackface, wakes up and heads for the stage. What follows is a chain-reaction of mistaken identity, plot twists, double entendres, innuendoes, and constant entrances and exits through many doors.

Thursday 21 May 7:30pm

Friday 22 May 7:30pm

Saturday 23 May 7:30pm