|Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love||York Musical Theatre Company||Mon 31 Mar to Sat 5 Apr 2014|
|Grease||Flying Ducks Youth Theatre||Thu 10 Apr to Sat 12 Apr 2014|
|13 The Musical||Pick Me Up Theatre||Wed 16 Apr to Sat 19 Apr 2014|
|The Gondoliers||Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company||Sat 26 Apr 2014|
|The King and I||New Earswick Musicals||Wed 30 Apr to Sat 3 May 2014|
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love
York Musical Theatre Company presents an Amateur production by arrangement with the Really Useful Group Limited.
York Musical Theatre Company
Monday 31 March to Saturday 5 April 2014
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Don Black, Charles Hart
Book by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, Charles Hart
Aspects Of Love tells a story of passion, love and loss across three generations of a family and their companions, set against the background of the cobbled streets of Paris to the mountains of the Pyrenees, Italy and Venice. It centres on Alex Dillingham, a young student travelling through France, who falls in love with the alluring actress Rose Vibert.
As the pair embark on a passionate affair, the unexpected arrival of Alex's uncle George, changes their lives forever as they come to appreciate how love changes everything.
The song Love Changes Everything was a huge hit for Michael Ball, who starred in the original London production in 1989.
This brand new production is set to be the theatrical event of the year.
'I defy you to leave the theatre dry eyed.'
'Andrew Lloyd Webber's best.'
The well known love story with infectious songs
Flying Ducks Youth Theatre
Thursday 10 April to Saturday 12 April 2014
It's 1959 and Rydell high is filled with rebellious, thrill-loving students. In the midst of this scene, Sandy Dumbrowski enters as the new girl in school. It turns out that she and the leader of the Burger Palace Boys gang, Danny Zuko, have had a brief love affair the summer before.
While Sandy stresses to her new classmates the emotional attachment she and Danny had, Danny stresses the physical aspects of their relationship!
As the show goes on, the students at Rydell High have to deal with the angst of teenage life - love, gangs, the ups and downs of friendships.
In the end, Sandy and Danny resolve their differences and end up happily together.
Musical favourites such as Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin' and We Go Together enhance the storyline
13 The Musical
Pick Me Up Theatre
Wednesday 16 April to Saturday 19 April 2014
13 The Musical, the hit 2008 Broadway show – a grown-up story about growing up – is coming to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre next April.
The show focuses around the trials and tribulations of ‘Becoming A Man’. The world of Evan Goldman, a slightly confused pre-teen, turns upside down when his parents divorce and he's forced to move from busy New York to ‘the lamest place in the world’, Appleton Indiana, a small town in the middle of nowhere. He has one mission: get all the cool kids in school to come to his Bar Mitzvah, or else spend the rest of his academic career banished to the land of the Geeks. Easier said than done.
The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won't talk to him. The school freak sees an ‘Opportunity’ for blackmail and gossiping girls are spreading the nastiest rumours. Sound Familiar? The typical teenage experience! Set to an unforgettable rock score from Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, 13 is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.
A semi-staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Venetian opera, which contains some of their most sparkling and tuneful work.
Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company
Saturday 26 April 2014
Two recently married Venetian gondoliers are informed by the Grand Inquisitor that one of them has just become the King of "Barataria", but only their foster mother, whose whereabouts are unknown, can confirm which one. As Barataria needs a king to put down unrest in the country, they travel there to reign jointly, leaving their wives behind.
The Gondoliers discover that the King was wed in infancy to Casilda, the beautiful daughter of the Spanish Duke of Plaza Toro, and so it seems whichever of them is king is an unintentional bigamist. Casilda, however, is secretly in love with one of her family’s servants.
The Gondoliers’ wives arrive, wanting to know which of them is queen, and receive an unexpected answer
The King and I
The magical stage adaptation of the classic Rogers & Hammerstein film
New Earswick Musicals
Wednesday 30 April to Saturday 3 May 2014
An exciting musical classic based on the book Anna and The King of Siam.
Follow the journey of English teacher Anna as she faces numerous obstacles in her quest to modernise the country of Siam and help The King’s children learn English.
Written by Rogers & Hammerstein – based on a book by Margaret Landon.
Directed by Ann MacCreadie, Musical Director: Don Pears.