October 2017

Show Performer Performances
York Swings Against Cancer York Against Cancer Sun 1 Oct 2017
The American Dream The Bev Jones Music Company Sat 7 Oct 2017
Steve Cassidy Band and Friends Steve Cassidy Band Sun 8 Oct 2017
The Wicked Wizard of Oz Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama Sat 14 Oct 2017
Something Wonderful York Musical Theatre Company Wed 18 Oct to Sat 21 Oct 2017
Barnum York Light Youth Fri 3 Nov to Sat 11 Nov 2017

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York Swings Against Cancer

York Swings Against Cancer – songs from Sinatra and co performed by local bands and singers.

York Against Cancer

Sunday 1 October 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 concludes as York Swings Against Cancer returns for the 4th time following 3 sell out shows over the past 3 years and 2017 will be no different. This year we have added a matinée to avoid disappointment as we sell out so quickly and we recommend that you get your tickets as soon as possible.

Sun 1 Oct 14:00
Sun 1 Oct 19:00
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The American Dream

A unique concert featuring "Miss Saigon" plus other American musicals

The Bev Jones Music Company

Saturday 7 October 2017

A fantastic, unique, concert style performance of Miss Saigon with York's best voices.

Be absorbed into the passionate love story set in Vietnam and the USA. Experience the horror of war and its devastating effects.

Add to this an epic mini concert from Broadway!

Something for everyone. A Bev Jones Music Company spectacular!

Sat 7 Oct 14:30
Sat 7 Oct 19:30
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Steve Cassidy Band and Friends

The talented Steve Cassidy Band make a return to The Joseph Rowntree Theatre, their favourite venue.

Steve Cassidy Band

Sunday 8 October 2017

The Steve Cassidy Band will play a wide range of music, including rock and country, gentle ballads, a few new items and a few surprises!

The children from St. George's School are now a regular feature in Steve's shows and they never fail to delight with their enthusiasm and love of performing!

The versatile and rather wonderful Community Chorus made a great impression appearing with the band in May this year. They will bring their unique blend of voices to please the audience at this October date.

Sun 8 Oct 19:30
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The Wicked Wizard of Oz

Dorothy & her friends take you on a whirlwind fantasy journey to the enchanted Land of Oz.

Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama

Saturday 14 October 2017

Join the Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama at the beginning of Wicked where Elphaba (the Witch of the west) meets Glinda (the Witch of the south). Then let Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man & Lion take you on a whirlwind fantasy journey to the enchanted Land of Oz. This exciting story is told in Drama, Song and Dance including Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap, Street Dance and Contemporary ballet.

Sat 14 Oct 14:00
Sat 14 Oct 19:00
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Something Wonderful

Step into the enchanting world of Rodgers & Hammerstein with an evening of some of their most captivating songs.

York Musical Theatre Company

Wednesday 18 October to Saturday 21 October 2017

Devised & Directed by Paul Laidlaw

The greatest musical theatre partnership of the 20th century.

Step into the enchanting world of Rodgers & Hammerstein with an evening of their most captivating songs.

Beginning "The Golden Age" of musicals, the writing partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein composed some of the best loved musicals in history. Join us as we journey through their five biggest hit shows, Carousel, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. With their romantic melodies and charming lyrics in such songs as Climb Every Mountain, Getting to Know You, Some Enchanted Evening, Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Something Wonderful and many more.

Their much loved musicals continue to wow audiences from the West End to Broadway today - and this is your chance to enjoy their most enthralling music in one evening. It really will be Something Wonderful.


Wednesday Only: Seniors £12

Friday is Family Day: book children with an adult and when you checkout the family ticket offer will be applied 1 Adult +1 child £19; 1 Adult + 2 children £24; 1 Adult + 3 children £29.

Wed 18 Oct 19:30
Thu 19 Oct 19:30
Fri 20 Oct 19:30
Sat 21 Oct 14:30
Sat 21 Oct 19:30
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Roll up, roll up, don't miss "The Greatest Show on Earth"!

York Light Youth

Friday 3 November to Saturday 11 November 2017

Barnum's the name, P.T. Barnum. And I want to tell you that tonight you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for

Here is the show that traces the career of Phineas Taylor Barnum, America's greatest showman, The Prince of Humbug from 1835 to 1881, the year he joined with James A Bailey to form The Greatest Show on Earth.

Despite the objections of his wife, Chairy, Barnum attempts to create a show in which the main attractions are the freaks of society - the oldest woman alive, Joice Heth, the smallest man in the world, Tom Thumb; he builds his American Museum - and falls for the charms of the glamorous Swedish opera singer, Jenny Lind. Eventually, to appease Chairy, Barnum agrees to give up the show and start a normal life, lived in black & white rather than the colour he craves.

But in the end Barnum returns to the circus business in grand fashion by forming a partnership with James A Bailey - and the start of a circus tradition, which lasts until May 2017, just as York Light Youth started their rehearsals for Barnum.

The score includes There's a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute; One Brick At a Time; The Colors of my Life; Black and White and, of course, Come Follow the Band.

Weekday Family Ticket: £55 (2 adult,2 children), £53 (1 Adult +3 Children)

Sat Family Ticket: £60 (2 Adults, 2 Children), £56 (1 Adult, 3 Children)

Fri 3 Nov 19:30
Sat 4 Nov 14:30
Sat 4 Nov 19:30
Wed 8 Nov 19:30
Thu 9 Nov 19:30
Fri 10 Nov 19:30
Sat 11 Nov 14:30
Sat 11 Nov 19:30