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Blood and Chocolate - The Movie

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

5 September

Heritage Open Days

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

11 – 12 September

The Sorcerer

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

17 – 19 September

You Should Be Dancin’

Laura Sparkes School of Dance

27 September

The Adventures of Aladdin

Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama

10 October

It's Dance Time

Barbara Taylor School of Dancing

17 October

When the Lights Go On Again

York Musical Theatre Company

21 – 24 October

Cats

York Light Youth

30 October – 7 November

Viva La Dance

Evelyn Witcombe School of Dance

12 – 14 November

Sunset Boulevard

New Earswick Musicals

17 – 21 November

Shakespeare School Festival

Shakespeare Schools Festival

24 – 25 November

An Evening of Cabaret and Comedy – The Best Bits

JB Entertainment

28 November

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Rowntree Players

5 – 12 December

The Time of Our Lives

Reflex Dance Troupe

13 December

Shepherd Group Brass Bands Christmas Concert

Shepherd Group Brass Band

18 – 19 December

A Christmas Stocking - Music Night

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

20 December

November 2011 Events

Thoroughly Modern MillieHappily Ever After SocietyThu 3 Nov 7:30pm
Fri 4 Nov 7:30pm
Sat 5 Nov 7:30pm
Oklahoma!New Earswick MusicalsWed 9 Nov 7:30pm
Thu 10 Nov 7:30pm
Fri 11 Nov 7:30pm
Sat 12 Nov 2:30pm
Sat 12 Nov 7:30pm
The Flint Street NativityYork Stage MusicalsWed 16 Nov 7:30pm
Thu 17 Nov 7:30pm
Fri 18 Nov 7:30pm
Sat 19 Nov 2:30pm
Sat 19 Nov 7:30pm
Saturday Night FeverPrima Vocal EnsembleSat 26 Nov 7:30pm
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Thoroughly Modern Millie

A University of York Musical Theatre Production

Happily Ever After Society

3 November to 5 November 2011

Set in 1920s New York City, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the tale of a young girl, Millie Dillmount, who has just arrived in the city in search of a new job, a new man and a new life.

It's a New York filled with intrigue and jazz - the play captures the feel of a time when social mores are changing forever and when the city is a dangerous place for a small town girl.

The stage musical is based upon the hit film of the 1960s but has been rewritten with a set of brilliant new songs and dance numbers.

Tickets: Thursday Adult / Student; Friday Adult / Student; Saturday Adult / Student

Thursday 3 November 7:30pm

Friday 4 November 7:30pm

Saturday 5 November 7:30pm

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Oklahoma!

New Earswick Musicals

9 November to 12 November 2011

New Earswick Musical Society is proud to present Oklahoma! – a story of rivalries – which was the first musical collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein and the first musical to tell the story with music and lyrics.

It tells of the controversy between the cattlemen and farmers, over land and water rights in the Indian territory, played out in the energetic and humorous musical number, The Farmer & The Cowman Should be Friends.

There’s the rivalry between the cowboy, Curly, (played by Steve Padfield) and the farmhand, Jud, (played by Chris Hagyard), for the love of Laurey, (played by Stephanie Crossley), expressed in well loved ballads of Surrey with a Fringe on the Top and People will say we’re in love.

And the rivalry between Ali Hakim, a Persian Pedlar and the cowboy Will Parker, (played by Andy Stone) for the hand of Ado Annie (played by Emily Rockliffe) a fickle, somewhat naive girl who explains herself hilariously in the word of her song, I Cain’t say No!

Will Aunt Eller (played by Carol Richardson) be able to successfully negotiate an end to the feud? Is a ‘Happy Ending’ possible where love triangles exist?

There is a reason why Oklahoma! broke all box office records when it first opened in 1943 and it’s revival in the West End in 1998 received to wide acclaim.

It is a show full of fun, laughter and romance, as relevant today as when first written, packed with unforgettable melodies including the title tune Oklahoma!, and Oh! What a Beautiful Mornin', Many a New Day, and Out of my Dreams.

Wednesday 9 November 7:30pm

Thursday 10 November 7:30pm

Friday 11 November 7:30pm

Saturday 12 November 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 12 November 7:30pm

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The Flint Street Nativity

York Stage Musicals

16 November to 19 November 2011

The Flint Street Nativity was originally a TV comedy produced for Yorkshire Television and aired during Christmas 1999.

The eight-year-old pupils of Flint Street Primary School, all played by adults, perform the nativity play for their parents. The story is based on real events, collected over a period of ten years from members of Tim Firth's family and friends who were teachers.

The Flint Street Nativity takes the simple gimmick of having adults play primary school children preparing for a Nativity play and lets things rip.

Children, as has been said, are just small adults anyway and this is underlined in this comedy/ drama. Just like grown-ups, they have their hang-ups, worries, family problems, personality defects and petty jealousies.

What makes the situation funny in this comedy is that the children are brutally honest in most of what they say. When they have secret thoughts, they are related in adapted lines from well-known carols.

Cheshire writer Tim Firth knows children, knows how they speak and what motivates them.

Wednesday 16 November 7:30pm

Thursday 17 November 7:30pm

Friday 18 November 7:30pm

Saturday 19 November 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 19 November 7:30pm

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Saturday Night Fever

York’s Celebration of Film Music

Prima Vocal Ensemble

26 November 2011

Prima Vocal Ensemble, York's modern 90 voice choir give you another thrilling night out at the theatre. Be carried away by a carnival of movie themes you love, heard in unique arrangements and performed for the first time in York!

You will hear memorable hits such as The Power of Love (Back to the Future), May it Be (The Lord of the Rings), Nine to Five, Axel F (Beverly Hills Cop), Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire), Stayin' Alive (Saturday Night Fever), James Bond themes, Shout! (Sister Act), I See You (Avatar) to name just a few! Great entertainment for families and all generations!

Musical Director: Ewa Salecka; Pianist: Greg Birch

Joined on stage as always by guest musicians.

Proceed from programme sales in aid of York Against Cancer

Saturday 26 November 7:30pm