|Teechers||Rowntree Players||30 September to 2 October|
|An Evening With The Steve Cassidy Band||Steve Cassidy Band||3 October|
|Pay It Forward||Just Dance||7 October to 8 October|
|House of Fun||Generation Groove||10 October|
|Aber Valley Male Voice Choir||York Blind and Partially Sighted Society||15 October|
|The Rodgers and Hammerstein Story||York Musical Theatre Company||21 October to 23 October|
|Sondheim@80 Celebration Concert||York Stage Musicals||30 October to 31 October|
by John Godber
30 September to 2 October
Remember your school days? The dreaded detentions, snogging behind the bike sheds and breaktime bust-ups?! Well prepare to be catapulted back to the classroom and take a raw and riotous look at life in a typical British school, in this classic comedy from BAFTA winner John Godber.
Meet the staff; the trendy young Drama teacher making his shaky debut; the Deputy Head who rules the school with an iron rod; the gentle Humanities teacher who is desperate for a quiet life; Doug, the grumpy old Caretaker, and the Headmistress - a boisterous battleaxe and some-time Amateur Dramatics star! And prepare yourselves for the pupils; a wayward mob of disruptive delinquents - determined to wreck havoc, hormones and horror throughout the school!
Nostalgia, mischief and mayhem reign supreme in this classic classroom drama!
Thursday 30 September 7:30pm
Friday 1 October 7:30pm
Saturday 2 October 7:30pm
An Evening With The Steve Cassidy Band
Great Music from Then and Now
Sunday 3 October 7:30pm
Pay It Forward
7 October to 8 October
Thursday 7 October 7:30pm
Friday 8 October 7:30pm
House of Fun
Sunday 10 October 7:30pm
Aber Valley Male Voice Choir
Superb Welsh Choir with Entertaining Repetoire
All proceeds go to the York Blind and Partially Sighted Society
Friday 15 October 7:30pm
The Rodgers and Hammerstein Story
Devised and directed by Paul Laidlaw
21 October to 23 October
Enjoy an evening of songs and music from one of the greatest writing partnerships in musical theatre history, Rodgers and Hammerstein.
With careers spanning decades of musical theatre, come and enjoy much loved songs from some of their most popular shows including South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Oklahoma! and The King and I. Soloists, ensemble and younger members of York Musical Theatre Company will be joined on stage for this magical evening of music by Paul Laidlaw, at the piano. Along with these popular favourites from the duo, the company will also be featuring some of their lesser known work such as State Fair, Allegro and Flower Drum Song.
Don’t miss this delightful evening’s entertainment and lose yourself in some of the most wonderful melodies ever written.
Thursday 21 October 7:30pm
Friday 22 October 7:30pm
Saturday 23 October 2:30pm
Saturday 23 October 7:00pm
Sondheim@80 Celebration Concert
Celebrating the fabulous music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim
30 October to 31 October
Join us as we celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday with performances of his brilliant music and lyrics, including rarely heard material.
Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American composer and lyricist for stage and film. He is the winner of an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards (eight, more than any other composer) including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, multiple Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize. He has been described as "the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theatre."He was president of the Dramatists Guild from 1973 to 1981.
The programme includes Sweeney Todd, Company, A Little Night Music, Into The Woods, Passion, West Side Story, Gypsy, Assassins, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday In The Park With George, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Dick Tracy, Saturday Night, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies – Happy 80th Birthday!
Saturday 30 October 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 30 October 7:30pm
Sunday 31 October 7:30pm