Music, theater and dance on the program as Aberdeen Performing Arts announces new shows

Burning the Stars Alan Cumming

A host of new shows announced by Aberdeen Performing Arts this week will include the cream of musical theatre, family shows, cutting-edge dancing and beloved pop stars.

Sister Act the Musical, Jersey Boys, Billionaire Boy and a new show created by Alan Cumming will join a stellar lineup in 2022 for His Majesty’s Theatre, while Boyzlife and 60s Gold will be part of the Music Hall’s musical offering.

Jane Spiers, Managing Director of Aberdeen Performing Arts, said: “Now that we are open again, 2022 is shaping up to be really exciting and it is fantastic to bring these amazing productions to Aberdeen.

“We had such a brilliant response from our audience after the reopening in September, and it’s wonderful to see such an appetite for live shows.

“There’s something for everyone and there’s so much to look forward to.”

billionaire boy
billionaire boy

From award-winning producers Gangsta Granny, the West End production of David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy comes to His Majesty’s Theater August 10-13.

Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country.

He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 pocket money a week.

But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So he decides to quit his posh school and start competing locally.

But things don’t go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries to find what money can’t buy!

Burn will be at His Majesty’s Theater August 24-27.

A co-production between the National Theater of Scotland, the Joyce Theater in New York and the Edinburgh International Festival, Burn is a new creation by legendary Scottish actor and author Alan Cumming, and award-winning Olivier and internationally acclaimed choreographer Steven Hoggett (Black Watch , Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

This brand new dance theater piece challenges the cookie jar image of the Scottish national bard and goes beyond poetry to focus on the man himself – his poverty, his personal tragedy, his mental health and its spectacular success.

The hit musical Sister Act will be presented at His Majesty’s Theater from November 7-12.

A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, brotherhood and music, it tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder and is in hiding in police custody. seen in a convent. Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of the Mother Superior, Deloris helps her sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers hers.

With original music by Tony and Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted) and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, this upbeat and hilarious musical is a nostalgia-filled trip to the 70s that you will never forget. Upcoming star cast.

Jersey Boys arrive in Aberdeen.
Jersey Boys arrive in Aberdeen.

Jersey Boys will be at the City Theater from February 6-12, 2023.

A Tony, Grammy and Olivier award-winning musical, a story that once again made them an international sensation.

From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s too good to be true.

The show is packed with their hits including Beggin’, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Big Girls Don’t Cry, My Eyes Adored You, Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got) , Bye Bye Baby, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back to You, Fallen Angel, Rag Doll and Who Loves You.

Winner of Broadway’s Tony, London’s Olivier and Australia’s Helpmann Awards for Best New Musical, Jersey Boys is the winner of 65 major awards and has been seen by more than 27 million people worldwide.

Jane added: “Billionaire Boy is one of David Walliams’ most beloved creations.

“The stage production will be full of light relief and family fun this summer.

“The hugely talented team behind Burn have created something really special with this show and we are absolutely delighted that it is coming to Aberdeen.

“We can’t wait for the public to see what lies ahead.

“We’re delighted Sister Act is coming to Her Majesty – with a stunning script and brilliant songs, it will be great fun, while Jersey Boys continues to be one of the most beloved musicals of all time with a production dazzling and a guaranteed fantastic evening.”

Since their inception, Boyzlife have already performed some of their biggest chart hits for over 70,000 fans.

Now they’re back on the road, playing their original material for the very first time.

Boyzlife is the supergroup formed by longtime friends Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden, who were previously members of 90s and 2000s boy bands Boyzone and Westlife, respectively.

With Boyzone, Keith Duffy enjoyed six UK number one singles and 16 of his first 17 top 5 singles.

With five number one albums also to their credit, Boyzone has achieved worldwide sales of over 25 million records. Brian McFadden enjoyed similar success, including 12 number ones in the UK and Ireland as a member of Westlife, and a record seven consecutive top spots.

60s Gold is at Music Hall on Tuesday, November 22.

The Tremeloes with Chesney Hawkes, Herman’s Hermits, The Marmalade, Spencer James (lead singer of The Searchers), Gerry’s Pacemakers and special guest from the United States, Gary Puckett, join the lineup of the ever-popular show.

Jane commented: “Boyzlife is a must see show for Boyzone and Westlife fans.

You can expect all the hits as well as brand new material in what is sure to be a great night.

“60s Gold is packed with timeless music from brilliant artists and is a fantastic addition to our 2022 lineup at Music Hall.”

Tickets for Sister Act, Jersey Boys and Billionaire Boy go on sale at Friends of Aberdeen Performing Arts on Friday 4th February and on general sale on Tuesday 8th February, while tickets for Boyzlife and 60s Gold are on sale now at www . aberdeenperformingarts.com, phone 01224 641122 or visit the box office at His Majesty’s Theater or Music Hall.


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