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Betty Blue Eyes

Wednesday 22 May — Saturday 25 May 2019

Based on the hilariously funny but sharply observed comic film by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray.

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World of Dance

Saturday 1 June — Sunday 2 June 2019

En Pointe’s annual theatre performance. Junior performances at 2pm Senior performances at 7pm

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Dancing through the Kaleidoscope

Friday 7 June 2019

Journey through the colours of the kaleidoscope with Evolution Dance

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Strictly The Greatest Show

Saturday 8 June 2019

Our yearly musical extravaganza takes a new exciting twist!


Show Performer Performances
Cancelled Betty Blue Eyes York Musical Theatre Company Wed 22 May to Sat 25 May 2019
World of Dance En Pointe Dance School Sat 1 Jun to Sun 2 Jun 2019
Dancing through the Kaleidoscope Evolution Dance Fri 7 Jun 2019
Strictly The Greatest Show The Bev Jones Music Company Sat 8 Jun 2019
Songs and Stories for York Against Cancer Steve Cassidy Band Sun 9 Jun 2019
Sing, Sing, Sing Larch Music Tuition Tue 11 Jun 2019
The Tina Turner Experience Emperor Productions Fri 14 Jun 2019
Enter the Galaxies (An evening of space-themed music) Shepherd Group Brass Band Sat 15 Jun 2019
Sister Act We Are Theatre Tue 18 Jun to Wed 19 Jun 2019
Peter Pan The Musical We Are Theatre Fri 21 Jun to Sat 22 Jun 2019
Midsummer Moods The Chris Irvin Concert Orchestra Sun 23 Jun 2019
The Wizard of Oz Quirky Youth Theatre Sat 29 Jun to Sun 30 Jun 2019
Obsessed! 鬼迷心窍 New Shanghai Orchestra Thu 4 Jul 2019
Greatest Perform Perform with Emma Bassett Sat 6 Jul 2019
Dance Fever 2019 Yvonne Hoque Academy of Dance Sun 7 Jul 2019
Di and Viv and Rose Rowntree Players Thu 11 Jul to Sat 13 Jul 2019
The Wind in the Willows Ryedale Festival Sun 14 Jul 2019
It's Dance Time Celebrates 50 Years! Barbara Taylor School of Dancing Sat 20 Jul 2019
A Musical Extravaganza Joseph Rowntree Theatre Company Sun 28 Jul 2019
Penny Millionaire In Concert The Bev Jones Music Company Thu 15 Aug to Sat 17 Aug 2019
Songs from the Shows York Musical Theatre Company Sun 15 Sep 2019
Patience Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company Sat 21 Sep 2019
The Music of the Music Halls Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 22 Sep 2019
Little Shop of Horrors Bite My Thumb Tue 1 Oct to Sat 5 Oct 2019
The Fire Of Olympus; or, On Sticking It To The Man The Radius Opera Company Sat 12 Oct 2019
In My Life - An Evening With Alan Johnson Away with Media Productions Mon 14 Oct 2019
Miracle on 34th Street NE Musicals YORK Wed 13 Nov to Sun 17 Nov 2019

Cancelled
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Betty Blue Eyes

Based on the hilariously funny but sharply observed comic film by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray.

York Musical Theatre Company

Wednesday 22 May to Saturday 25 May 2019

Fair Shares for All!

The town's elite hatch a plan to celebrate the impending marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in style. With an appearance from our future Queen.

It is 1947, and having won the war Britain seems to have lost the peace, and the country is staggering under the burden of acute rationing, unemployment, and the coldest winter for decades. The only bright spark on the horizon is the impending marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

The story centres around a small Yorkshire town and Betty, an adorable pig, who is being illegally reared to ensure the local dignitaries can celebrate the Royal Wedding with a lavish banquet while the local population make do with Spam.

Wed 22 May 19:30
Thu 23 May 19:30
Fri 24 May 19:30
Sat 25 May 14:30
Sat 25 May 19:30
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World of Dance

En Pointe’s annual theatre performance. Junior performances at 2pm Senior performances at 7pm

En Pointe Dance School

Saturday 1 June to Sunday 2 June 2019

Spectacular performances of themed dances from around the world.

Showcasing the talent of En Pointe dance school and demonstrating the various dance styles we offer at our school.

Join us as we travel around the world with music, dance and fantastic costumes ... World of Dance 2019.

Sat 1 Jun 14:00
£7.50 – £12.50
Sat 1 Jun 19:00
£7.50 – £12.50
Sun 2 Jun 14:00
£7.50 – £12.50
Sun 2 Jun 19:00
£7.50 – £12.50

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Dancing through the Kaleidoscope

Journey through the colours of the kaleidoscope with Evolution Dance

Evolution Dance

Friday 7 June 2019

Join Evolution Dance for an exciting evening of Freestyle Dance, with our theme of colours.

Dancers of all ages look forward to performing for you, in the fifth year of our school, on The Joseph Rowntree Theatre stage for the first time.

Dancing in a range of styles under the Freestyle umbrella, and to a variety of popular songs, come join us for a fun show as our students dance you through the kaleidoscope!

Fri 7 Jun 19:00
£5.00 – £8.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Strictly The Greatest Show

Our yearly musical extravaganza takes a new exciting twist!

The Bev Jones Music Company

Saturday 8 June 2019

Hosted by York's favourite radio presenter DOUGIE WEAKE, in his own cheeky style, we are delighted to bring you our musical extravaganza featuring songs and dances from all your favourites (you will know them all).

This show will have you jigging around in your seat, so be prepared to be amazed by the talent on show for just one day!

This talented group of performers will sing and dance their way into your memory ensuring you return year after year.

Enjoy The Full Monty, Joseph & Cabaret plus many more and by popular demand, a few favourites from Les Miserables.

Sat 8 Jun 14:30
£12.00 – £15.00
Sat 8 Jun 19:30
£12.00 – £15.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Songs and Stories for York Against Cancer

Some of York's leading singers sing to help York Against Cancer

Steve Cassidy Band

Sunday 9 June 2019

Steve Cassidy, Billy Leonard, Graham Hodge, Graham Metcalf, Mick Hull, John Lewis and Ken Sanderson join forces to provide an evening of songs and stories.

Music from folk songs to country music........ Something for everyone!

Sun 9 Jun 19:30
£5.00 – £7.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Sing, Sing, Sing

An evening of songs, saxophones and much, much more!

Larch Music Tuition

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Join Larch Music Tuition's first ever musical extravaganza for an evening of songs, saxophones and a great house band.

Featuring Haxby based Community Chorus and Community Chorus Extra along with North Yorkshire's largest saxophone choir Sax Maniacs, this will be a night to remember.

Tue 11 Jun 19:30
£6.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Tina Turner Experience

SIMPLY THE BEST NIGHT OUT THIS YEAR

Emperor Productions

Friday 14 June 2019

This fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of the worlds iconic performers.

Full of hits like “Private Dancer”, “Nutbush City Limits”, “Proud Mary”, “River Deep, Mountain High” and “Let’s Stay Together” to name but a few, this show is the ultimate night out.

The concert style show features a 7-piece band making this the only completely live touring tribute to this multi award winning legend.

Powerful vocals, backing singers and fabulous professional dancers with electrifying dance routines make

The Tina Turner Experience - Simply the Best.

Fri 14 Jun 19:30
£16.00 – £20.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Enter the Galaxies (An evening of space-themed music)

An evening of space themed music.

Shepherd Group Brass Band

Saturday 15 June 2019

An evening featuring all five of the Shepherd Group Brass Bands.

Through music we will take you on a journey beyond the stars!

Sat 15 Jun 19:00
£12.50

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Sister Act

The brilliant musical based on the movie starring Whoopi Goldberg.

We Are Theatre

Tuesday 18 June to Wednesday 19 June 2019

Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a Convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

This is a truly feel good show about the power of friendship, sisterhood and music.

Tue 18 Jun 19:30
£13.60 – £15.60
Wed 19 Jun 19:30
£13.60 – £15.60

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Peter Pan The Musical

A new musical version of the enchanting tale of Peter Pan.

We Are Theatre

Friday 21 June to Saturday 22 June 2019

Peter Pan is a new musical based on J. M. Barrie's story about the free-spirited and mischievous boy who never grew up.

Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland, interacting with fairies and pirates and occasionally ordinary children from the outside world.

Come and join us as we take you on this magical tale to Neverland. You’ll meet lots of colourful characters along the way, including the mischievous Tinkerbell and the legendary Captain Hook.

Suitable for all the family, come and join in this magical adventure and don’t forget your fairydust – after all, we do believe in fairies!

Fri 21 Jun 19:30
£12.60 – £14.60
Sat 22 Jun 14:30
£12.60 – £14.60
Sat 22 Jun 19:30
£12.60 – £14.60

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Midsummer Moods

THE CHRIS IRVIN CONCERT ORCHESTRA WITH LIGHT MUSIC FOR A SUMMER AFTERNOON

The Chris Irvin Concert Orchestra

Sunday 23 June 2019

Chris and many of the orchestra have been working together for more than seven years, welcoming new members to regular celebrations of popular music along their tuneful way!

They look forward to being here again, sharing a joyous, light classical repertoire, ranging from nostalgic folk songs and country dances to film scores and signature tunes, from old favourites to new melodies blithely entering the genre...

A perfect choice of entertainment for a nearly-midsummer afternoon!

Sun 23 Jun 15:00
£6.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Wizard of Oz

Quirky Youth Theatre present "The Wizard of Oz"

Quirky Youth Theatre

Saturday 29 June to Sunday 30 June 2019

Following last year’s hit show ‘Bugsy Malone Live’, Quirky Youth Theatre is back with the magical and mesmerising classic musical, ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

Join us on the Yellow Brick Road as some of the areas most talented young performers bring this much loved story to life!

Sat 29 Jun 14:00
£15.00 – £17.00
Sat 29 Jun 19:30
£15.00 – £17.00
Sun 30 Jun 14:00
£15.00 – £17.00
Sun 30 Jun 19:30
£15.00 – £17.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Obsessed! 鬼迷心窍

Smash HOT Original Musical by British musician Gary Sanderson with fantastic all Chinese Cast!

New Shanghai Orchestra

Thursday 4 July 2019

Bustling and booming 21st century Shanghai may be the world’s biggest and brightest city - but it still clings on to some traditional values, as 15 year-old Ling Ling knows only too well.

For her, it’s win or bust as the high school mid-term test approaches. Failure will mean her vicious tiger mum, obsessed with academic success, will withdraw her educational funding and condemn her to work in the family hot-pot restaurant for the rest of her life.

As she befriends Curtis, a rich American-Chinese boy returning to Shanghai, an opportunity opens up to save her future with a daring, dangerous plot. But just as it seems the plan will succeed, it all goes horribly wrong..

Thu 4 Jul 19:30
£12.00 – £20.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Greatest Perform

A collaboration of dynamic dances, sensational vocals and charismatic acting.

Perform with Emma Bassett

Saturday 6 July 2019

Come and watch performances from "The Greatest Showman", Disney and popular pop songs, to name only a few.

A show not to be missed.

Sat 6 Jul 15:00
£11.00 – £12.00
Sat 6 Jul 19:00
£11.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Dance Fever 2019

Yvonne Hoque Academy of Dance proudly present Dance Fever 2019

Yvonne Hoque Academy of Dance

Sunday 7 July 2019

Join us on Sunday afternoon for an extravaganza of dance featuring an array of music and styles.

There is something for everyone in our action packed show performed by pupils aged 3 to adult.

Sun 7 Jul 14:30
£9.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Di and Viv and Rose

An emotional tale of three women’s lives and enduring bonds.

Rowntree Players

Thursday 11 July to Saturday 13 July 2019

Aged 18, three women join forces. Life is fun. Living is intense. Together they feel unassailable.

Di and Viv and Rose charts the steady but sometimes chaotic progression of these three women's lives and their ultimately enduring bonds.

The varied journeys of their lives take their toll on the characters, forcing them apart and stretching their relationships with each other to a near breaking point.

Thu 11 Jul 19:30
£10.00
Fri 12 Jul 19:30
£10.00
Sat 13 Jul 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Wind in the Willows

Join Rat, Mole, Badger and Mr Toad for a series of riotous adventures on the river bank.

Ryedale Festival

Sunday 14 July 2019

Richard Shephard recreates Kenneth Grahame’s classic story of friendship and bravery as a community opera.

An all-age cast from across the region join together for this musical morality tale set in the turning seasons of the English countryside, full of nostalgia, adventure, camaraderie, fast cars (poop poop!) and irresistible tunes.

Sun 14 Jul 15:00
£7.50 – £15.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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It's Dance Time Celebrates 50 Years!

Celebrating 50 years since the Barbara Taylor School of Dancing first opened its doors.

Barbara Taylor School of Dancing

Saturday 20 July 2019

A festival arrangement of dance, in this whole school event, includes Ballet, Tap, Freestyle Jazz, Street, Musical Theatre and Adult Tap.

With excerpts from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Mary Poppins.

Our Grand Finale celebrates of 50 years of the Barbara Taylor School of Dancing.

All show proceeds are going to Alzheimers Society.

Sat 20 Jul 14:00
£10.00 – £12.00
Sat 20 Jul 19:00
£10.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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A Musical Extravaganza

A night of West End hits with the Joseph Rowntree Theatre Company

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Company

Sunday 28 July 2019

Come along for a toe-tapping evening of brilliant tunes with some of York’s finest musical talent.

After the abundant success of The Producers (2018) and Kiss Me, Kate (February this year), the exceptionally talented cast of volunteers bring you an all-singing, all-dancing showcase revue, featuring their favourite hits from the West End and Broadway.

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre Company is the in-house performing group of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, dedicated to fundraising to secure the legacy of our wonderful theatre.

A fundraising event for Joseph Rowntree Theatre Ltd.

Sun 28 Jul 19:30
£8.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Penny Millionaire In Concert

In for a Penny!

The Bev Jones Music Company

Thursday 15 August to Saturday 17 August 2019

This concert, based on Bev Jones’ Penny Millionaire, tells the story of French Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin - through a compilation of the show’s original music.

Prepare to be wowed by the stellar Bev Jones Music Company as they shine yet again at The Joseph Rowntree Theatre, in a concert that’s guaranteed to give you an evening you’ll never forget.

Thu 15 Aug 19:30
£10.00 – £12.00
Fri 16 Aug 19:30
£10.00 – £12.00
Sat 17 Aug 19:30
£10.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Songs from the Shows

Your favourite songs from your favourite shows.

York Musical Theatre Company

Sunday 15 September 2019

Join Paul Laidlaw and York Musical Theatre Company for an evening celebrating some of your favourite songs from the shows.

The Company are pleased to present this musical evening as a fundraising event supporting the development of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Sun 15 Sep 19:30
£8.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Patience

Can true art and true love ever mix?

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

Saturday 21 September 2019

Aesthetic poet Bunthorne enthralls every maiden he encounters, all except the object of his desire, naive milkmaid Patience. The appearence of rival poet Grosvenor throws everything into turmoil, but are either of the rivals truly what they seem?

The arrival of the lady's' former suitors, a cadre of clueless cavalrymen, only adds to the confusion.

Jorvik Gilbert & Sullivan Company are delighted to be returning with this timeless comic satire on artistic fads and romantic idealism.

Sat 21 Sep 14:30
£5.00 – £12.50
Sat 21 Sep 19:30
£5.00 – £12.50

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Music of the Music Halls

Celebrate the “good old days” of Music Hall.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 22 September 2019

An evening singing the songs of the Music Hall era introduced by a Master of Ceremonies in the tradition of the time.

There is no need to be shy Mary Ellen, dressing up is encouraged so “Don’t Dilly Dally on the Way” to the theatre, the boy you love may be “Up in the Gallery” along with “Champagne Charlie”!

Sun 22 Sep 19:30
£8.00 – £12.50

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop Of Horrors is a spectacular and charming show, full of romance, comedy and macabre family fun.

Bite My Thumb

Tuesday 1 October to Saturday 5 October 2019

Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years and now the combined talents of Bite My Thumb, Gravitas Entertainment and Cutting Edge bring an original and bold new version to the stage that’s not to be missed.

Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

Tue 1 Oct 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Wed 2 Oct 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Thu 3 Oct 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Fri 4 Oct 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 5 Oct 14:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 5 Oct 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Fire Of Olympus; or, On Sticking It To The Man

A spectacular show features brilliant virtuoso singers and the digitally combined voices of over 1000 volunteers.

The Radius Opera Company

Saturday 12 October 2019

The story of Prometheus and Pandora in a brand-new opera.

Zeus, the powerful President of Olympus, faces revolution and anarchy: Greek myth resonates with our modern world in an exciting, radical, and accessible English opera filled with drama, passion, politics, tragedy, and comedy. Unmissable.

Radius Opera: New opera. Makes you think.

https://radiusopera.org/thefire

Sat 12 Oct 19:30
£12.00 – £14.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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In My Life - An Evening With Alan Johnson

Former Home Secretary, and one of the giants of the Labour party in recent years.

Away with Media Productions

Monday 14 October 2019

Alan Johnson is one of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author, his memoirs selling half a million copies to date.

Inspired by his latest book, In My Life, in this highly entertaining show Alan tells his personal story with the help of some of the music that has soundtracked his life, from growing up as an orphan in a West London slum in the 50s to becoming a postman before rising through the Labour Party ranks to hold several cabinet posts, including Home Secretary.

Mon 14 Oct 19:30
£18.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Miracle on 34th Street

If you don't believe in Santa Claus ..... expect a miracle!

NE Musicals YORK

Wednesday 13 November to Sunday 17 November 2019

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.

Wed 13 Nov 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Thu 14 Nov 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Fri 15 Nov 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Sat 16 Nov 14:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Sat 16 Nov 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Sun 17 Nov 14:30
£13.00 – £18.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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