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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Preview: Copacabana at Newcastle Tyne Theatre





Her name was Lola...she was a showgirl!

West EndOperatic Society presents:
Copacabana
Newcastle Tyne Theatre & Opera House
Tuesday 4th – Saturday 8thApril 2017

Following his recent visit to Newcastle performing to a sell-out crowd on his ‘One Last Time Tour’, Barry Manilow will be returning in April 2017, all be it in spirit, as his hit musical Copacabana swings into the Tyne Theatre & Opera House.

The musical, written by Manilow and his long-time collaborators Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman, will be brought to you by West End Operatic Society who have recently packed out the theatre with hit productions including Oliver! and Hairspray.

Packed with original songs, dazzling costumes and feathers galore, the show will have audiences dancing in the aisles with Manilow hits such as Dancin’ Fool, Who Needs to Dream, Welcome to Havana and of course, the Grammy Award-winning Copacabana (At The Copa).

The story of Copacabana has captivated millions of spectators around the globe. This tale of romance and stardom features aspiring songwriter Tony working as a pianist in a bar when he meets the gorgeous Lola, who is determined to make it in showbiz. Quickly falling for Lola, Tony does everything he can to assist her attempts to find stardom. At Manhattan’s Copacabana Lounge both start to find fame, before fate steps in and Lola is swept away to Havana to work in a splashy night club. But Lola’s new mentor and boss Rico may demand a price for putting her name in lights.

West End Operatic Society are an award-winning amateur musical theatre group based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Since their first show in 1949, A Country Girl at the Majestic Cinema in the West End of Newcastle, the society have continued to perform successful large scale musical productions.

Tickets have ‘Just Arrived’ at our box office so make sure you get yours quick and don’t miss out on what promises to be a fantastic night of ‘music and passion...’

Theatre Director Joanne Johnson says: “We’re thrilled to welcome West End Operatic Society back to Tyne Theatre & Opera House with their production of Copacabana. They are a fantastic, well established local musical theatre group and are always guaranteed to put on an incredible performance, as their past two productions here, Hairspray (REVIEW link) and Oliver! (REVIEW link) have proved. It’s wonderful that the theatre is able to continue to support local musical theatre groups such as West End Operatic.”

Tickets
Tickets: £8 - £18. Concessions £2 off full price tickets on Tuesday only. Groups buy 10 get 1 free. (plus booking fees when booking online and over the phone)  
The Tyne Theatre & Opera House Box Office is open 10am-3:30pm Monday to Friday and event days
Booking and Information Line: 0844 2491 000 (10am – 6pm Monday to Friday)

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