|West End Nights||NAP Music Productions||Fri 1 Sep 2017|
|Music Night's Autumn Showcase||Joseph Rowntree Theatre||Sun 10 Sep 2017|
|The Yeomen of the Guard||Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company||Thu 21 Sep to Sat 23 Sep 2017|
|York Musicals Against Cancer||York Against Cancer||Sat 30 Sep 2017|
West End Nights
A celebration of the finest musical theatre songs from the dazzling West End!
NAP Music Productions
Friday 1 September 2017
West End Nights brings its brand new show for 2017 to The Joseph Rowntree Theatre.
The show promises a wonderful evening celebrating the finest and best loved songs from the dazzling West End!
It will provide you with two hours of the great musical classics as well as a selection from some of the latest shows and new musical revivals.
During the evening you will hear songs from some of your favourite musicals such as ‘Miss Saigon', ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Chicago’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Starlight Express’, ‘Cabaret’ and many more.
The fantastic show-stopping songs from some of the greatest musical theatre songwriters are brought together with the stunning vocal talents of the West End Nights 2017 cast.
Music Night's Autumn Showcase
Popular songs from the world of Musical Theatre - and more!
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Sunday 10 September 2017
A selection of songs from a wide variety of musicals, accompanied by plenty of easy listening standards.
All performed by talented singers and musicians from the York Musical Theatre scene under the direction of Don Pears.
The Yeomen of the Guard
A fully-staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most dramatic work.
Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company
Thursday 21 September to Saturday 23 September 2017
The Yeomen of the Guard was the closest the highly prolific and successful partnership came to writing a grand opera together and went some way to satisfying Sullivan’s desire to write more about human interest and emotion, and avoid fanciful plots.
A pair of strolling players – Elsie Maynard (a singer) and Jack Point (a Jester) – become caught up in a risky intrigue at The Tower of London.
Colonel Fairfax, a soldier and scientist, has been sentenced to death on a false charge of sorcery. To avoid leaving his estate to his accuser (a cousin) and with the help of the Lieutenant of the Tower, he secretly marries Elsie, who agrees to be blindfolded during the ceremony and expects to be a well-paid widow within the hour.
Aided by former compatriot Yeoman Sergeant Meryll and his family, Fairfax "disappears", leaving the Tower folk in confusion and Elsie as his wife. Jack Point, who is in love with Elsie and has contrived to manipulate everything to his own advantage, is left in utter despair when Fairfax, finally pardoned, reveals his true identity and claims his bride.
Directed by Steve Aylmer, who has over 50 years’ experience of performing and directing Gilbert and Sullivan works, alongside Musical Director Jessica Douglas, this is sure to be another highly successful production from Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company.
York Musicals Against Cancer
York Musicals Against Cancer – songs from the west end performed by local talent.
York Against Cancer
Saturday 30 September 2017
To celebrate York Against Cancer’s 30th anniversary as a charity, YAC promotions have planned something really special: York Proms Against Cancer which features a full weekend of music and song from York’s finest talent at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.
The weekend starts with York Musicals Against Cancer, a brand new concept which sees us bring two of York’s finest Directors, Nik Briggs from York Stage Musicals and Howard Ella from Rowntree Players to work collaboratively on putting on a show of songs from classic musicals old and new.
We have been spoilt for choice with all the local talent who want to do their bit for our local charity, we have had to hold auditions and so this promises to be a very special show.