Tribute Shows At York Opera House

TRIBUTE SHOWS AT GRAND OPERA HOUSE YORK IN 2022

SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

Friday 27 May

Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a sold-out Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs RobinsonCeciliaBridge Over Troubled WaterHomeward Bound and many more.  Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

Tickets from £13

LIONEL

Wednesday 15 June

Europe’s leading Lionel Richie tribute artist, Malcolm Pitt, has a fresh new show on the road. Fans will enjoy hits including All Night LongHelloEndless Love and Truly in an uplifting mix of soulful classics from the 2018 National Tribute Awards’ Best Newcomer.

Following his recent appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s Sunday Night At The Palladium and the Graham Norton Show for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores.

This award winning five star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director, Jonny Miller from Talon.

Tickets from £13

THAT’LL BE THE DAY

Sunday 19 June

Following the huge success of the 35th Anniversary Tour, That’ll Be The Day is back on the road with another incredible show packed full of world class performances from Trevor and the highly talented cast.

Let the UK’s leading Rock ’n‘ Roll show take you on a journey through the years, as together you celebrate the golden age of Rock ’n’ Roll and Pop from the 50’s right the way through to the 80’s.  Combining hilarious comedy sketches and impersonations with brilliant vocals and superb musicianship, That’ll Be The Day really is in a league of its own. It’s no wonder this show has been touring for so many years and it just gets better and better.

Join Trevor and the exceptional cast for the ultimate feel good experience that will have you singing and dancing, and leave you wanting just a little bit more.

Tickets from £13

SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK

Sunday 26 June

Over 50 years since the release of Rod’s first album, Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story is back in theatres in 2022, bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration.  It may not be Rod himself, but it might as well be.  Frontman Paul Metcalfe is incredible as Rod and captures all the excitement, energy and charisma of the legendary performer including the infamous moves, showmanship, and sense of fun that have made Rod one of the most successful artists of all time. The first half of the show features hits from Rod’s early career such as ‘Handbags & Gladrags’ along with favourites like ‘Stay With Me’ and ‘Twisting The Night Away’, interwoven with some interesting and amusing anecdotes, taking you on a musical journey through Rod’s career over the last five decades.   The second half is one big party including all Rod’s big hits such as ‘Maggie May’, ‘Baby Jane’, ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’, ‘Sailing’, ‘Tonight’s The Night’ and ‘You’re in my Heart.’

This authentic production, now in its fourth year, includes a stunning stage set, a spectacular light show, and an impeccable live band.  Get ready for a fun filled night of Rod Stewart classics!

Tickets from £13

WALK RIGHT BACK

Monday 27 June

After phenomenal sell out tours, Walk Right Back is…BACK! From the Producers of That’ll be the Day, the show tells the story of the most successful duo of all time – The Everly Brothers.

Follow the brothers’ rise to fame, through their decade-long feud to the glorious reunion that gave them back to the world, and back to each other.

Featuring hits such as Bye Bye LoveAll I Have To Do Is Dream and Cathy’s Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines the wonderful, sad yet glorious story of The Everly Brothers around those trademark “harmonies from heaven”.

Tickets from £13

THE CARPENTERS

Thursday 30 June

A musical journey through the glittering career of pop’s most famous brother and sister duo.  This highly acclaimed production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music, selling over 100 million albums and singles.  This brand new show once again features the outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley, with Musical Director Phil Aldridge leading The Carpenters Story band as they re-create Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements.

Phenomenal vocals and great musicianship – EVENING STANDARD   Stunning – THE ECHO   Magnificent – THE SUN

Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including Close To YouTop of the WorldWe’ve Only Just BegunRainy Days & MondaysGoodbye to Love and many more!

Tickets from £13

THE ROCKET MAN

Friday 1 July

Catch a star if you can and wish for something special as we ask you, are you ready for Love? Jimmy Love!

This is the world’s favourite celebration to a musical icon. Join us as Jimmy and our amazing live band take you down the Yellow Brick Road with two hours of glorious Elton hits, including, Saturday Nights Alright, Crocodile Rock, I’m Still Standing, Philadelphia Freedom, and many, many more.

We take you on a journey through Elton’s life and career, the highs and the lows with many a laugh brought to life, live on stage.

The Rocket Man – a magical night in tribute to Sir Elton John.

Tickets from £23.50

BACK TO BACHARACH

Thursday 28 July

Featuring breath-taking performances from our West End cast and the amazing musicianship of The Magic Moments Orchestra, Back to Bacharach celebrates the timeless masterpieces of Burt Bacharach “The Hitmaker” behind one of the greatest American songbooks of the 20th Century.

Burt Bacharach who together with Hal David, penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time.

Join us for an evening that celebrates all of his greatest hits including; Alfie, What The World Needs Now, The Look Of Love, I Say A Little Prayer, Close To You, Walk On By, What’s New Pussycat, Always Something There To Remind Me, Magic Moments, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and many, many more.

Tickets from £13

THE DRIFTERS

Friday 29 July

The legendary group have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, performed for the President of the United States and listed among the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Don’t miss their brand new tour performing all the classic hits such as ‘Saturday Night At Movies’, ‘You’re More Than A Number’, ‘Come on Over to My Place’, Up On The Roof’, ‘Under the Boardwalk’, Kissin’ in the Back Row’. ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’, ‘Down on the Beach’, ‘Hello Happiness’, and many many more.

Tickets from £25

THE STORY OF SOUL

Wednesday 31 August

From the producers who brought you Lost in Music and The Magic of Motown. Get ready as we take you on a journey of Sweet Soul Music.

Powerful performances from our talented cast will showcase some of the biggest hits spanning a generation.

Featuring songs by Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind and Fire, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, The Pointer Sisters, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Ben E King, Barry White and many, many, more.

So, make this the Night to Remember. Get your tickets now, for the must-see show of the year!

Tickets from £25

INTO THE GROOVE

Friday 2 September

This dazzling and colourful production features all of Madonna’s greatest hits such as Holiday, Like a Prayer, Papa Don’t Preach, Material Girl, Vogue, Music, Hung Up and many, many more!  Recreating highlights from her breath-taking live tours, this show pays tribute to the classic songs, spectacular costumes and iconic dance routines that have earned Madonna the title Queen of Pop.  Are you ready to strike a pose?

Join us to celebrate the incredible 35 year career of the best-selling female artist of all time. The show is generating such a buzz around the country that Madonna fans everywhere are digging out their lacy gloves, conical bras and cowboy hats and preparing to get Into The Groove! 

Tickets from £27

MERCURY THE ULTIMATE QUEEN TRIBUTE

Wednesday 26 October

With over 20 incredible years on the road, Mercury are well established as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen.  This dynamic theatre production fully emulates the true charismatic appeal of rock’s most flamboyant front man, faithfully and accurately recreating the distinctive Queen experience.

The extraordinary vocal range and outstanding delivery of Joseph Lee Jackson as Freddie Mercury and the intricate guitar work of Glenn Scrimshaw as Brian May are backed by superbly crafted harmonies, a driving rhythm section and state-of-the-art production.

Including performances of the most popular Queen hits, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and many more, this show will captivate any audience – from die-hard Queen fans through to new generations of music lovers in a way that Freddie and Queen themselves would be proud of.

Freddie was an original. He and Queen were the best. But now, in this new century, Joseph, Glenn and Mercury are the next best thing – JER BULSARA (FREDDIE’S MUM)

Tickets from £21

ANYTHING FOR LOVE – THE MEATLOAF STORY

Friday 28 October

It’s all about the music!  A chance to rock our to some of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits in an incredible production with a live band.

Following his sell out 2021 national tour, the highly acclaimed Steve Steinman brings you his brand-new production featuring over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits, with special guest star Lorraine Crosby, the female lead vocalist on Meat Loaf’s Grammy Award winning song and No 1 hit the world over I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).  With an incredible stage set, ten-piece live band and combined with Steve’s well-known sense of humour and stage presence, along with the amazing Lorraine Crosby the show can only be described as awesome. 

It was brilliant, absolutely brilliant – GOFFY, BBC TYNE

The show will have you up on your feet dancing and singing out loud to some of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits including – Anything For Love – Bat Out Of Hell – Paradise By The Dashboard Light – Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth – Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad – Dead Ringer For Love – Total Eclipse Of The Heart and many, many more. 

Tickets from £32.50