Be prepared for this gritty and emotional rollercoaster to leave you spellbound.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar has been wowing audiences globally for over 40 years. A musical phenomenon, the show follows the last week of Jesus’ life, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, and explores the struggles and personal relationships between his followers and disciples. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the multi award-winning score includes songs such as Superstar, Everything’s Alright and I Don’t Know How to Love Him. A gritty and touching emotional rollercoaster that will leave you spellbound.
Celebrate 60 Sparkling Years of Dance
Evelyn Witcombe’s fabulous troupe of dancers are already ‘Putting on the Ritz’ as they prepare to ‘Burn the Floor’ to entertain you as they celebrate Evelyn’s sixty sparkling years of teaching. Featuring a whole host of dance styles, from ballet to tap, from Irish to contemporary, all performed with passion and grace from dancers ranging from tots to seniors. As a life-long supporter of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Evelyn is very generously donating all profits from this show to the theatre’s fundraising efforts.
The Shakespeare Schools Festival returns to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Join us on 19th November for an exhilarating evening, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools. See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life like you’ve never experienced before, and support young people from your local community as they take to the stage.
If you don't believe in Santa Claus ..... expect a miracle!
Miracle on 34th Street is a Christmas musical fantasy based on the film of the same name. The stage version follows the same storyline as the film only with amazing songs to complete the adventure.
The musical is based in Macy's, the world famous department store in New York. Just before the Macy's Thanksgiving parade a stranger arrives and saves the day by taking the part of Santa Claus in the parade. He was so convincing that the store asked him to play the part in their Christmas Grotto, but a young girl who does not believe in Santa Claus at all sees something in this old gentleman. "What's your name?" she asks. "Kris Kringle" he replies. "Where do you live?". "The North Pole". She suspects something is not right.... but what?
Rumours start to fly that he is just a crazy old man, insane or, in fact, the real Santa Claus.
As this fantastic musical unfolds you have to decide... DO YOU BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS, OR NOT. Only you can decide, but we can promise you at the end you can EXPECT A MIRACLE.
The Broadway Musical brought to you by York Light Youth
In 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she wins a role on the show she becomes a celebrity overnight and uses her influence to advocate for racial integration. Hairspray is one of the most widely produced musicals, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of its message of acceptance and progress, teaching us to look past skin colour and fight for everyone’s equal rights. Popular songs from the show include ‘Good Morning Baltimore’, ‘The Nicest Kids in Town’ and ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’.
Join us for a magic carpet ride...
Come on a magic carpet ride as we take you to the city of Agrabah and explore a whole new world!
Join us as we meet Aladdin, Jasmine and all of their friends in the Disney version of this classic tale, featuring the award winning music of Alan Menken. So come along and enjoy hearing all your Disney favourites such as Friend Like Me, Prince Ali, Arabian Nights and of course, the stunning A Whole New World, sung live on stage.
Following their acclaimed production of Joseph last year, York Stage return to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre with another west end worthy production, featuring the cities best and brightest stars of tomorrow!