Friday 12th to Saturday 20th September 2014, Grand Opera House York
The musical Sister Act, directed by Peter Schneider and choreographed by Marguerite Derricks, premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California on October 24, 2006 and closed on December 23, 2006. It broke records, grossing $1,085,929 to become the highest grossing show ever at the venue. The production then moved to the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, where it ran from January 17 to February 25, 2007.
29th Oct to 1st Nov 2014, 41 Monkgate Theatre
Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind which was banned in Germany for some time due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. Set in late-19th century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score.
The success of the Broadway production has spawned several other productions worldwide, including various US productions, a short West End production that won 4 Laurence Olivier Awards including Best Musical, and a series of international productions.
Fresh from the Press
By Charles Hutchineson:
YORK Stage Musicals has looked beyond York, and indeed Yorkshire, to find the right actress to play wannabe diva Deloris Van Cartier, the Whoopi Goldberg role, in the York premiere of Sister Act, The Musical.
Londoner Cleopatra Rey has headed north to take her place alongside the predominantly community
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