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VIENNESE STRAUSS GALAGrand Theatre, Wolverhampton Sunday 20 January 2019 3.00pm Inclusive Cost (U3A £1 session fee and seat) £28.50
The 33 Piece British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra feature Johann Strauss's great waltz and polka tunes including By the Beautiful Blue Danube and The Thunder and Lightning Polka as well as a taste of his masterpiece Die Fledermaus. Highlights from the Merry Widow recall the genius of Franz Lehar, which - along with a wealth of operetta favourites from The Student Prince, The New Moon, The Gypsy Baron, The White Horse Inn and many more - make for a truly wonderful afternoon. Join Fritz the waiter in his little cafe in old Vienna as he recalls, in his own inimitable Viennese style, the great composers and celebrities he and his family have served over the generations. With the help of his guests, Fritz recalls the glories of Strauss, Lehar and Viennese Operetta.
PLEASE NOTE: No transport has been arranged but the Grand Theatre is only a short walk from Wolverhampton Railway Station with frequent trains from Stafford to Wolverhampton. Unfortunately, there are no buses on Sundays.
Bookings close on 26 November 2018.
ANNIEGrand Theatre, Wolverhampton Thursday 21 February 2019 2.30pm Inclusive cost (U3A £1 session fee and seat) £42.50
This 'glorious revival' (The Times) returns to Wolverhampton direct from the West End. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan's orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she's chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie's search for her true family. With its Tony award-winning book and score, including the unforgettable songs It's The Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don't Need Anything But You and Tomorrow, you can bet your bottom dollar that you'll love it!
PLEASE NOTE: No transport has been arranged but the Grand Theatre is only a short walk from Wolverhampton Railway & Bus Stations with frequent trains from Stafford to Wolverhampton and Bus Number 54, taking just under an hour, running every 60 minutes from Chell Road & Stafford Railway Station.
Bookings close on 27 October 2018.
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