Broadway's "Biggest Flop" turns into a smash hit comedy!
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Thursday 8 February to Saturday 10 February 2018
The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy by acclaimed writer and director Mel Brooks, which took Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards.
Failing Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his mild mannered accountant Leo Bloom scheme to get rich from Broadway's biggest scam. Planning to capitalise on a "flop" show, the twosome secure "the worst play ever written" and "the worst director in town", to open on Broadway with the gloriously offensive and decadently inappropriate Springtime for Hitler.
Come and find out about the chaos that ensues as they cope with how this fool-proof flop actually turns out right!
With a raucous and witty book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie), The Producers keenly mocks Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners, proudly proclaiming itself "an equal opportunities offender!"
Suggested age 12+ Some swearing and probably not for the easily offended.
Get ready to "Raise Your Voice" and join disco queen of angels, Deloris Van Cartier, as she transforms from nightclub diva to a full-time believer!
The University of York’s Central Hall Musical Society
Thursday 15 February to Saturday 17 February 2018
Come and share your fabulous devotion and get ready to Raise Your Voice as we join disco queen of angels, Deloris Van Cartier, as she transforms from nightclub diva to full-time believer!
Under protective custody after witnessing a murder, this queen of the scene is hidden in a place no-one would think to look - a convent! We wave goodbye to Deloris and welcome Sister Mary Clarence to the stage...(or altar!). As two worlds collide Deloris adds her own sparkle to the lives of her fellow sisters, but, in turn, learns her own valuable lessons about what is truly important.
With dazzling music from Tony and 8 times Oscar winning composer Alan Menken, glistening dance routines inspired by Motown, soul and disco and a whole host of magnificent characters Sister Act is a fabulous tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music (with plenty of chances to shake your thing and send all the love to the man above!).
Following the success of last year's Anything Goes, Central Hall Music Society's talented members are back and ready to rock the pews as they hope to Spread The Love (and glitter) around the Joseph Rowntree Theatre for a second year running. Don't miss the funniest and funkiest musical in town!
One minstrel, three maidens, and a whole lotta trouble!
The University of York Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Thursday 22 February to Saturday 24 February 2018
Come with us on a journey to the tiny town of Titipu where a wandering minstrel seeks the hand of a beautiful young maiden; but is he truly who he says he is?
The University of York Gilbert & Sullivan Society are proud to present a comedic romp for all the family!