Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) has put together an impressive line-up for the year ahead at their three venues, from the legendary jazz quartet the Yellowjackets at the Music Hall and a dramatic account of the local man’s real-life drama in Be Silent, or Be Killed at the Lemon Tree to the outrageously feathered and sequined musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at His Majesty’s Theatre.
As well as the heart-warming, uplifting Aussie adventure of three friends in search of love and friendship (August 20 to 31), other new shows to be staged at HMT include the highly-acclaimed Old Vic production of one of the greatest British comedies ever written, Noises Off (May 6 to 11), Scottish Ballet’s Highland Fling (May 16 to 18) which is Matthew Bourne’s imaginative reworking of the classic ballet La Sylphide, National Theatre’s Macbeth sequel Dunsinane (September 9 to 14), the multi-award winning Slava’s Snow Show (October 16 to 20) and the feel-good musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (September 30 to October 5) as well as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (March 26 to 30), The Pirates of Penzance (May 23 to 25) and Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show (September 9 to 14).
As well as the Yellowjackets March 12), shows at the Music Hall, include the Dunedin Consort reconstructing the original performance of Bach’s St John Passion (March 13) and Pasha Kovaley and Katya Virshilas topping the bill in An Evening with the Stars from Strictly Come Dancing (April 17).
While at the Lemon Tree highlights include Silent or Be Killed (May 24 and 25), Vox Motus’s surreal and darkly comic stage play Slick (February 22 and 23) and the hugely popular Puppet Animation Festival in the spring.
The wide-ranging programme for 2013 comes hard on the heels of a successful year for the company which included the Box Office blockbuster Dirty Dancing, the critically-acclaimed APA production of The Cone Gathers and a record-breaking panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
“We have an amazing line up of absorbing, exhilarating and action-packed new shows for 2013” said APA chief executive Jane Spiers. “And we are confident our new programme for 2013 has something for everyone in all three of our venues.”
Tickets are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.