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Moscow City Ballet

Moscow City Ballet

Part of Moscow City Ballet’s Tchaikovsky Trilogy.

“an unsurpassed penchant for drama and storytelling” Irish Times

“Bord Gáis Energy Theatre raises the bar with Moscow City Ballet.  Prepare to be mesmerised by the stunning dancing, magnificent sets and opulent costumes” Irish Mirror

Moscow City Ballet celebrates the classical Russian tradition in spectacular style.

Swan Lake is a signature piece of Moscow City Ballet’s repertoire. The choreography, interpretation and stand-out virtuoso performances win consistently rave reviews. The epic story of Prince Siegfried and his doomed love for Odette, Queen of the Swans, is magnificently brought to life in all its original splendour by Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly familiar score.

Tchaikovsky is the undisputed Tsar of ballet; his sweeping scores have the power to transport audiences from delight to despair, especially when performed by a full orchestra. The new generation of principal dancers adds a a youthful exuberance to these renowned ballets.

Swan Lake appears as part of Moscow City Ballet’s Tchaikovsky Trilogy, alongside The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.

If a customer purchases tickets to more than one of Moscow City Ballet’s productions (Swan LakeThe Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcrackerat the same time
at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre box office or via our Groups Booking line (01-677-7770, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5.30pm), the following discounts apply:

Two different titled performances: €5 off each ticket**

Three different titled performances: €10 off each ticket**

**Discount applied to ticket face value – a €1 facilities fee will apply to the discounted price.

The minimum price listed above includes a €1 facilities fee, which applies to all prices.Telephone & Internet bookings are subject to a maximum s/c of €7.15 per ticket/ Agents €3.40.

Festival of Youth Orchestras

Festival of Youth Orchestras

3pm performanceDublin Youth Orchestras Junior StringsCarlow Youth OrchestraAthlone Youth OrchestraNational Youth Orchestra of Ireland8pm performanceIAYO Festival OrchestraYoung Dublin SymphoniaSymphonic Waves Youth OrchestraUCD Symphony OrchestraThe Festival of Youth Orchestras is the annual celebration of youth orchestras in Ireland and their members, with a diverse variety of […]

Spike: Dublin Alternative Cello Festival

Spike: Dublin Alternative Cello Festival

Live Jazz Brunch

Live Jazz Brunch

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Screening: BFI Musicals: Sweet Charity (1969)

Screening: BFI Musicals: Sweet Charity (1969)

Bob Fosse’s 1969 musical comedy-drama Sweet Charity stars the great Shirley MacLaine alongside an all-star ensemble cast including Sammy Davis Jr (performing `Rhythm of Life’ in a brilliant musical scene) and Ricardo Montalbán and is based on the script of Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria.

Charity Hope Valentine (MacLaine) always tries to look on the bright side of life, despite working in a rundown dance hall and contending with a seemingly endless run of bad dates. Determined to find love, she falls for actor Vittorio Vidal (Montalban), but their romance is short-lived. However, when she finds herself stuck in an elevator with the reserved Oscar Lindquist (John McMartin), it seems she may have finally met her match.

Boasting amazing costumes (by Edith Head), fantastic songs (such as `Hey, Big Spender’) and dance sequences (including `Rich Man’s Frug’), the heart of the film nevertheless belongs to the Golden Globe-nominated MacLaine, who is splendidly charming, funny and forthright as the ever optimistic Charity Hope Valentine.

Duration: 148min
Rating: PG
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in a magnificent production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart.

Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish staging of The Sound Of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family,  from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of WWII.

The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including ‘Edelweiss’, ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, and of course, the title song – ‘The Sound of Music’.

 

Irish star Clelia Murphy will join the cast of The Sound of Music to play the role of Baroness Elsa during the show’s run in Dublin. Clelia wowed television viewers last year with her show- stopping performances on RTÉ television series Dancing with the Stars. The former Fair City actress was a show favourite for twenty-two years and she is now set to entertain theatregoers as the formidable Baroness.

Clelia takes to the stage alongside Emilie Fleming who will play Maria. Emilie became a household name when she was a finalist in BBC One’s Over the Rainbow with Andrew Lloyd Webber. Her musical theatre credits include the West End’s 20th Anniversary production of Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre, Oliver!, Fings Aint Wot They Used T’Be and Jesus Christ Superstar at Ivy Arts Theatre, Surrey and Jerry Springer The Opera at Electric Theatre, London.

Reprising his role as Captain Von Trapp is Andrew Lancel. Andrew is best known as super-villain Frank Foster in Coronation Street, a role that earned him a ‘Villain of the Year’ award at the British Soap Awards. He also played DI Neil Manson in the long-running ITV television series The Bill. His numerous stage credits include Bill Kenwright’s productions of The Small Hand and Twelve Angry Men. Andrew starred in Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles in Liverpool and London, and most recently appeared on stage in the UK tour of The Lady Vanishes.

Joining Clelia, Emilie and Andrew on stage will be Welsh-soprano Megan Llewelyn who will play the role of Mother Abbess, Howard Samuels (Max), Michael Anderson (Rolf), Nicole Farrar (Liesl), Alex Evans (Herr Zeller) Zoe Ann Brown (Sister Margaretta), Georgina Hagen (Sister Berthe), Katie Shearman (Sister Sophia), Sophie Christine (Ursula), Olivia Alexander (Baroness Elberfeld), Jon de Ville (Franz), Wendy-Lee Purdy (Frau Schmidt), Paul Lavers (Admiral von Schreiber) and Sam Tithecott (Baron Elberfeld).

All prices include a €1 facilities fee per ticket. Telephone & Internet bookings are subject to a maximum s/c of €7.15 per tcket/ Agents €3.40.

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Miracle on 34th Street is a 1994 American Christmas fantasy film written and produced by John Hughes, and directed by Les Mayfield (the two would reunite for 1997’s Flubber). It stars Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins, and Dylan McDermott, and is the fourth remake (and the second theatrical version) of the original 1947 film. Like the original, this film was released by 20th Century Fox. The New York City based Macy’s department store declined any involvement with this remake, so the fictitious “Cole’s” became its replacement. Gimbels had gone out of business in 1987; hence it was replaced by the fictional “Shopper’s Express”.

7 Christmas Dates Ideas

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Screening: Die Hard (1988)

Screening: Die Hard (1988)

New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that there’s no one to save the hostages — but him.

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