Phoenix Youth Theatre presents 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'

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25-29 June 2019
Aberdeen Arts Centre

The talented young actors of Phoenix Youth Theatre are excited to bring this vibrant, exciting production back to the Arts Centre stage.

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is a comic gem of a show and a goldmine of great Frank Loesser songs including 'I Believe in You', 'Rosemary', 'Brotherhood of Man' and 'The Company Way'.

Written as a satire on the great American Corporate Way, the show makes Big Business mean Big Laughs as it charges along at an exuberant pace, piling one farcical situation on top of another. The story charts the meteoric rise of an ambitious window washer who, with the help of a simple guidebook, gets the job, gets the girl, gets the raise and gets the attention of the Big Boss himself. All by his second day at work!

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is sure to be a joyful, highly entertaining, not-to-be-missed production!


Phoenix Theatre presents 'City of Angels'

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13-16 November 2019
Aberdeen Arts Centre

Not to be confused with the Cage/Ryan movie of the same name, this show is funny, biting and full of wit, with a marvellous jazz-infected score by Cy Coleman.

City of Angels won the 1989 Tony Award for Best Musical and is based on the private eye movies of the 1940s, with a very unusual twist which will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final note of the playout music!

The story centres around the character of Stine, a fiction writer, who is trying to adapt one of his detective novels into a screenplay. The scenes move from the 'real life' Hollywood cast, in glorious technicolour, to the 'on-screen' characters created by Stine. In the style of a film noir, the suspense in the detective mystery builds and, at the same time, the problems in Stine's personal life escalate, bringing the show to an astonishing finale.


Phoenix Theatre & Phoenix Youth Theatre presents 'The Greatest Show'

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20-22 February 2020
Aberdeen Arts Centre

An exciting production in support of Grampian Women's Aid.

Inspired by the joyous and inspirational Hugh Jackman film, allow the performers of Phoenix Theatre and Phoenix Youth Theatre to present a fantastic night of show-stopping musical numbers and that wow-factor that has set Phoenix apart for nearly 30 years.


Phoenix Youth Theatre presents 'Oliver!'

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23-27 June 2020
Aberdeen Arts Centre

As musicals go, Oliver! is quite extraordinary.

A milestone in British musical theatre, the original stage production ran for a massive 2,618 performances and the film version collected no less than 6 Oscars, including the award for 'Best Picture' in 1968.  This production, in the hands of Phoenix Youth Theatre, promises to be something rather special!

The harmonic plight of Master Twist brings us to Dickensian London where Oliver comes upon a host of colourful characters, including the irrepressible Artful Dodger, the miserly Fagin and his gang, the villainous Bill Sykes and Nancy, who tries to help Oliver escape their clutches.  With hit song after hit song, such as 'Boy for Sale', 'Where Is Love?', 'Consider Yourself', 'Oom-Pah-Pah' and 'As Long As He Needs Me', Lionel Bart's score is truly glorious!

In this lyrical tale about the boy who asked for more, Phoenix Youth Theatre will conjure up a magical theatrical entertainment for the entire family.


Phoenix Theatre & Phoenix Youth Theatre presents 'Annie'

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27-30 January 2021
His Majesty's Theatre

Phoenix Theatre is set to celebrate its 30th anniversary by going back to the show that started it all off back in January 1991.

Annie, a gritty, red-headed orphan, decides to run away from the New York orphanage, run by the intolerable Miss Hannigan, who loves her alcohol-filled hip flask rather more than the orphans in her care.

Luckily, Annie is present when Grace Farrell, private secretary to the billionaire Oliver Warbucks, arrives at the Orphanage to select an orphan to spend Christmas with Mr Warbucks. Warbucks and Annie hit it off immediately and, within a week, he decides to adopt her.  However, his plan is stopped short when Annie announces that she wants to find her own parents, who, she believes, are still alive.  Warbucks, despite his own feelings, sets about to realise her heart’s desire and offering a reward of $50,000, determines to find Annie’s parents.

Meanwhile, Miss Hannigan, her small-time criminal brother, Rooster, and his tarty girlfriend, Lily, cook up a plan to masquerade as Annie’s parents and claim the $50,000 reward.

Will Annie find her parents?  Will there be a happy ending?