A host of exciting new productions are set to grace the stage of the New Alexandra Theatre this year, as an amazing Autumn season is revealed.
Motown The Musical, Boogie Nights and Glengarry Glen Ross are just some of the hit shows which are lined up at the Station Street venue over the coming year.
Also featuring are Rock of Ages, the return of Avenue Q, Peter James’ The House on Cold Hill and a festive run for the first ever production of Benidorm Live.
Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever and Fame are also on the bill, as is the must-see family production Madagascar – A Musical Adventure, which stars X-Factor’s Matt Terry.
Described as ‘One Big Soul Extravaganza’ Motown The Musical tells the story of Berry Gordy who founded Motown Records and launched the careers of legendary artists including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations and many more.
The show features 50 classic hits including My Girl, Dancing In The Street, What’s Going On and I Heard It Through The Grapevine and runs from Thursday 11 October to Saturday 3 November 2018.
This year New Alexandra Theatre Stage Experience will bring one of the grooviest of all musicals to the stage – Boogie Nights.
Following the heart-warming story of Roddy O’Neil, and his experiences of growing up in the disco decade, the show is packed with hits such as You Sexy Thing, Y.M.C.A, I will Survive and In The Navy. It hits the stage fromWednesday 22 to Saturday 25 August.
After a sell-out run in the West End, Mark Benton and Nigel Harman will star in the darkly funny production of Glengarry Glen Ross which comes to The Alex from Monday 18 to Saturday 23 February 2019. The well-loved TV stars are the deal-chasing, cut-throat salesmen in this razor sharp revival of Mamet’s Olivier and Pulitizer Prize winning masterpiece.
The smash hit musical Rock of Ages returns from Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 November and is sure to have everyone singing along to a host of epic songs including Here I Go Again, The Final Countdown and Can’t Fight This Feeling.
And back to address all life’s burning issues will be the puppets from the award winning Avenue Q. Everyone can catch up with all their favourite characters from Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 February 2019. The laugh-out-loud musical is back by popular demand and will not disappoint.
Meanwhile No.1 selling author Peter James brings the World stage premiere of The House On Cold Hill from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 May 2019. The show is a modern day ghostly thriller that promises to send shivers down spines and make you think twice about returning home to a dark, empty house.
Check-in is also open for the World Premiere of Benidorm Live which takes over the New Alex for a festive run, from Monday 3 to Saturday 29 December.
The first ever stage version of the hit ITV Show will celebrate over a decade of all-inclusive hilarity, having followed the ensemble cast of holiday makers and staff for ten series since it was first broadcast.
It will star all of the fan favourites including Jake Canuso, Adam Gillen, Sherrie Hewson and Tony Maudsley, as well as the show’s creator Derren Litten, who has just been cast as Derek.
Elsewhere, described as ‘the biggest theatre sensation of all time’, Dirty Dancing – the Classic Story On Stage, returns from Monday 5 to Saturday 10 November and features the much-loved hits Hungry Eyes, Baby Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.
Meanwhile, a brand new stage version of Saturday Night Fever hits the stage from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 September. Whilst paying homage to the 1977 John Travolta classic, the all new stage version promises more drama and music as well as the classic soundtrack, which includes the Bee Gees greatest hits including Stayin’ Alive, How Deep is Your Love, Night Fever and More Than A Woman. It tells the iconic story of Tony Manero and his reckless, yet thrilling, road to dancing success.
Fame is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows and the romances and heartbreaks in life.
Featuring the Oscar winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singers, musicians and rappers Fame runs from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 November.
And Madagascar The Musical will delight adults and children alike in a brand new production which comes to the theatre from Tuesday 31 July to Saturday 4 August.
Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, it promises hours of fun as it follows the characters as they escape from New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey within a madcap world.
Other family shows which are lined up include, David Walliams’ Awful Auntie returning from Tuesday 27 November to Saturday 1 December, Harry Hill’s Kidz Show How to Be Funny – For Kids on Sunday 18 November, which sees the TV funny-man give tops tips on being a stand-up comic to his young audience.
Also on the bill is the first ever stage show of Tom Gates, a hilarious and exciting adventure which is based on the hit books and brings all the much loved characters of the story to the stage. Everyone is invited to join Amy Porter and Dogzombies when it tours from Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 March 2019.
A host of top comedy shows will also feature over the coming year. Ross Noble will bring his El Hablador show to the venue on Sunday 11 November, Dylan Moran stars in Dr Cosmos on Saturday 22 September and The Goon Show tours on Tuesday 18 September 2018.
Tickets can be purchased and more information on all of the shows listed can be found at atgtickets.com/Birmingham* or on 0844 871 3011*
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