Events - MusicalShrek the Musicalhttp://www.visitdublin.com/event/Shrek_the_MusicalBased on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, SHREK THE MUSICAL is this year’s must-see show for all the family.  Join our unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around!  Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer, SHREK THE MUSICAL brings all the much-loved DreamWorks characters to life, live on stage, in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. Join the adventure Price: €20.00 - €55.00 Booking: www.ticketmaster.ie Show Boathttp://www.visitdublin.com/event/Show_BoatSet in America’s Deep South, the story begins in 1887 on the Cotton Blossom show boat as it sets sail on the Mississippi River. Following the lives of the performers, dock workers, musicians and stagehands over a period of forty years, Show Boat is rich with nostalgia, humour, love stories and well-loved melodies including Ol’ Man River and Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.   With all the glamour of the old American-style big family musical and a cast of over 50 talented performers, Cape Town Opera lovingly bring this classic musical back to life alongside the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. Price: €20.00 - €60.00 Booking: www.ticketmaster.ie Dirty Dancinghttp://www.visitdublin.com/event/Dirty_DancingTickets on sale Monday 2nd September 2013 The producers of the smash hit show Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage are delighted to announce that the show will once again set pulses racing at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin when it returns in July 2014 as part of a brand new tour of the UK and Ireland. Since opening in September 2011, the first ever tour of the UK and Ireland has wowed audiences across the country, breaking box office records and playing to standing ovations and 5 star reviews. Producer Karl Sydow said, “We are so pleased to be returning to Dublin where the record-breaking first ever UK and Ireland tour wowed the public in January 2012. The unique combination of Eleanor Bergstein’s iconic story and the breathtaking dancing for which the show is renowned has proven so popular that we are really looking forward to allowing audiences to relive this iconic story live on stage.” Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday 2 September. Demand is expected to be high, so early booking is advisable! Written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer and co-producer of the phenomenally successful 1987 film, the production features all the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic film with exciting extra scenes added in. The tantalising dance sequences and brand new choreography come alive on stage, set to all the hits from the unforgettable soundtrack, including ‘Do You Love Me?’, ‘Hungry Eyes’ and the Academy Award Winning ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, plus many additional songs, making the show a truly extraordinary live experience. Over five million people worldwide have now seen this sensational production, with the London show alone having been seen by over one million audience members. Having opened in London in 2006, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage was sold out six months in advance. The show played for five triumphant years at the Aldwych Theatre, breaking all box office records with advance ticket sales of over £15 million, which made it the fastest ever selling West End show. Let it Behttp://www.visitdublin.com/event/Let_it_BeCome Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with LET IT BE, the spectacular concert jam-packed with over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits! Direct from the West End, this international hit show celebrates the legacy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.  ‘A non-stop parade of hits’ Daily Telegraph Relive The Beatles meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces, with live performances of early tracks including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be. Travel back to the magical sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!   ‘You won’t get better than this West End show!’ Sunday Mirror! Price: €18.00 - €49.00 Booking: www.ticketmaster.ie Big Gay Singhttp://www.visitdublin.com/event/Big_Gay_Singin aid of MARRIAGE EQUALITY Glória, Dublin's Lesbian and Gay Choir and The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus in association with The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are bringing the hugely successful Big Gay Sing to Dublin for one night only on Sunday June 15th 2014. This spectacular all singing event which will be hosted by Panti promises to be the biggest, gayest, and most fabulous singing extravaganza ever seen on these shores! Big Gay Sing Dublin: Club Night Out! will feature sing-a-long club classics from the 70s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s. Guests are encouraged to get their disco glad rags on and dress for a club night out in the era of their choice. Throughout the show, lyrics will be projected on a big screen above the chorus. Get ready to ‘follow the bouncing ball’ and sing along to hot club hits by Daft Punk, Carly Rae Jepsen, Pink and Rihanna, as well as cult classics by ABBA, Cher, Scissor Sisters, Gloria Estefan, Whitney Houston and many more!  The Big Gay Sing promises to be a campy fun evening that encourages everyone to channel their inner disco queen! All proceeds for this event will be donated to Marriage Equality. Price: €25.00 - €125.00 Booking: www.ticketmaster.ie   Into the Woodshttp://www.visitdublin.com/event/Into_the_WoodsSoundheim’s famous Into the Woods, premiered to critical acclaim on Broadway in 1987. It won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book and Best Actress in a Musical. Based on several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, the musical follows the Baker and his wife on their quest to break a curse that was placed on them by their evil next door neighbour, the Wicked Witch. Although the couple are successful with their mission, they have had to lie, cheat and steal from Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack (and the Beanstalk). Into the Woods is a musical with a conscience. Stephen Sondheim credits include music and lyrics for Sweeney Todd, A little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George and Company, as well as lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy. He also wrote music for cinema, most notably for Warren Beatty´s Reds and The Birdcage. He has won numerous Tony Awards as composer and lyricist. James Lapine is an American Stage Director who has won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical three times, for Into the Woods, Falsettos and Passion Price: €15.00 concessions €10.00 Booking: www.thelir.ie Nixon in Chinahttp://www.visitdublin.com/event/Nixon_in_China“the most influential opera of the past 20 years” Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are delighted to announce that one of the most renowned operas of our generation, John Adams' Nixon in China, will be unveiled next summer for what promises to be a truly spectacular, one of a kind event.  Following on from the fantastic 5-star success of Wagner’s Tristan & Isolde, Irish company Wide Open Opera mark their return to The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre with a production that is guaranteed to be the must see opera event in Ireland next year. This production will have three performances only on Sunday 11 May, Wednesday 14 May and Saturday 17 May 2014.  Price: €15.00 - €85.00 Booking: www.ticketmastre.ie Suggs My Life Story in Words and Musichttp://www.visitdublin.com/event/Suggs_My_Life_Story_in_Words_and_Music“I've just turned 50, the kids have left home, and my cat just died.”  In Suggs: My Life Story the Madness frontman takes to the stage in a hilarious, yet moving, one-man tour de force playing to rave reviews.  The death of Suggs' beloved cat on his fiftiethbirthday triggers a personal quest to discover what happened to the father he never knew.  Stunned by what he learns Suggs is taken back to his childhood on the tough streets of 1970's Soho and his first appearance on Top Of The Pops at the age of eighteen...  Is it a play? Is it stand up comedy? Is it Music Hall? Whatever it is hold on to your seats as Suggs goes on to stumble and plummet through the trap door of failure.. then trampoline back up to catch the passing trapeze of show business success! WITH MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT AND UNCALLED FOR INTERJECTION FROM DEANO, HIS LOYAL MANSERVANT-CUM-PIANIST ‘One of the most original and engaging shows I've seen’ Mark Lawson – The Guardian. Price: €28.00/€30.50 Booking: www.ticketmaster.ie         Elvis Presley On Stagehttp://www.visitdublin.com/event/Elvis_Presley_On_StageIn celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Rock & Roll and Elvis’ first recording session that led to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll, Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. proudly present ‘ELVIS PRESLEY – ON STAGE’ Using the latest technology, Elvis performs via state-of-the art video screens singing lead vocals backed by a live band and singers. Together, this multi-media creation puts the audience inside an Elvis Presley concert presented exactly like one of his classic live performances in a Las Vegas showroom. Following the worldwide success of the popular arena production, ‘Elvis Presley – In Concert’, this new show is designed for all Elvis fans past, present and future in a more intimate and theatrical setting. Performing his greatest hits and concert classics, including: That’s Alright Mama Hound Dog Don’t Be Cruel All Shook Up Blue Suede Shoes In The Ghetto And in-concert classics including: Suspicious Minds Mystery Train Are You Lonesome Tonight Wonder of You Love Me Tender Can’t Help Falling In Love Elvis' recorded voice and his on-screen presence are so powerful, the interaction with the live musicians and singers so seamless, the audience reaction so intense that, a few songs into the show, one can almost forget that Elvis isn't really there in person. Everything in terms of staging, set design, lighting, sound, and overall production is as if Elvis were there. Elvis concert footage for the show comes primarily from material shot for the MGM concert film "Elvis, That's The Way It Is" (1970), including never-before-seen camera angles, plus a few surprise clips from the famous NBC ’68 Comeback Special’. This is what an Elvis Presley concert was like, and exactly what it would be like today with technological enhancements – experience Elvis as you never have –and see why they call him the King. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience a real Elvis Concert at your local theatre. Price: €48.65 - €53.65 Booking: www.ticketmaster.ie