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Drama & Musical Plays List By Years @ BookMyShow

PLAYS OF
2019

21 Feb, 2019

The Merry Widow by Hungarian composer Franz Lehár is one of the most popular comic operettas in the repertoire, with elegance and colour of symphonic scale.Be ready to be captivated by the melodic richness of the score including the famous "Vilja Song", the “Pavilion Duet” and "Lippen Schweigen".Join us for a whirlwind of sumptuous parties and décor in a light-hearted production about a rich widow, and her countrymen's attempt to keep her money in the country by finding her the right husband.With lavish glamour, show-stopping costumes and breathtaking dancing, the Merry Widow is a production you don't want to miss.With soloists, chorus, ballet ensemble and orchestra of the Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre.Production is sung in German, with English and Arabic surtitles.Find Out More Here: https://dubaiopera.etixdubai.com/shows/show.aspx?sh=MERRY1

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07 Mar, 2019

Author Rod Campbell’s best-selling children’s story ‘Dear Zoo’ brought to life as a stage production at Madinat Theatre. Based on a letter asking for a zoo to dispatch a series of unsuitable pets, the 1982 classic lift-the-flap story has gone on to sell more than 8 million copies worldwide in over 36 years.Author Rod Campbell’s best-selling classic lift-the-flap book, Dear Zoo, is being brought to life for the very first time in 2018 as a brilliant new stage production.A timeless classic that finds a truly original way to unite discovery and fun, it has remained a firm favourite with parents and children alike since it was first published in 1982 and has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. Celebrating 36 years, the story of a child who writes to the zoo asking them to send a pet continues to delights each new generation of children.Loved by multiple generations, ‘Dear Zoo’ is delighting audiences with a superb production written by the original author. Children will love to see their favourite stories and characters live before their eyes in this family-friendly play showing at the theatre for two days this March.Find out more here: https://madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com/shows/show.aspx?sh=DEARZOO19

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07 Mar, 2019

The roaring adventure told in classic British musical theatre style. Sumptuous sets, colorful costumes, musical magic, comedy capers & audience participation.The Jungle Book is on almost every child’s list of favourite tales. Written by renowned English author Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book is the whimsical tale of a man-cub named Mowgli who is raised in a jungle in Madhya Pradesh, India, by wolves. Since its publication in 1894, Kipling's story has been rendered in a series of media, from movies and plays to cartoons and TV shows. The latest adaptation comes in the form of a British musical, right here in Dubai’s Madinat TheatreFind out more here: https://madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com/shows/show.aspx?sh=JUNGLEB19

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08 Mar, 2019

Since it began, Stars of American Ballet has presented over 80 works including repertory by Petipa, Balanchine, Robbins, Millipied, Wheeldon, Peck and more. Stars travel all over the United States and abroad to bring the highest calibre of dancers and performances to places that are hungry for world-class dance.Founded and directed by New York City Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht, who works alongside Executive Director Andrew Robertson, the mission of Stars of American Ballet is to see people entertained, educated, uplifted and inspired by the art of ballet and great dancing.A principal dancer with New York City Ballet since 2007, Ulbricht is lauded as “one of the best male ballet dancers in New York” by Dance Magazine’s Wendy Perron.Don’t miss two incredible performances on Friday 8 March featuring a programme including works by Ulbricht, Pepita, Forsyth, Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon of An American in Paris fame and ‘Who Cares’, a piece by New York City Ballet's co-founder and founding choreographer George Balanchine to the songs of George Gershwin.Programme:ApolloGeorge BalanchineSing, Sing, SingDaniel UlbrichtWhite Swan Pas de Deux (Swan Lake)Marius PetipaAfter the RainChristopher WheeldonHerman Schmermann Pas de DuexWilliam ForsytheInterval:Who Cares   :   George BalanchineFind Out More Here: https://dubaiopera.etixdubai.com/shows/show.aspx?sh=AMERICAN19

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17 Mar, 2019

Hothouse Flowers are a Rock n ’Roll band, a traditional band, a soul band.. and a jam band with their own brand of jam on both sides of the bread!Experience the craic on St. Patrick’s Day on 17th of March, and see them shake the stage with hits including 'Feet on the Ground', 'The Rose', 'Give It Up', ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ as well as songs from their recently released album “Let’s Do this Thing” and get ready for a night to remember.The first Hothouse Flowers album “People”, released in 1988, was the most successful debut album in Irish music history, reaching No. 1 in Ireland and No. 2 in the UK album charts. With a career spanning over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage, no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure, an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while.Find Out More Here: https://dubaiopera.etixdubai.com/shows/show.aspx?sh=hothouse18

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26 Apr, 2019

One touch of a spindle, the curse of a wicked fairy, and a beautiful princess falls into a deep, enchanted sleep which can only be broken by a kiss from a prince. The classic story of Sleeping Beauty provides the framework for one of the most beautiful and grand ballets ever created, with a magical score by Tchaikovsky.The Sleeping Beauty is an enchanting experience for all the family brought to life by the National Ballet of Ukraine accompanied by a full live symphony orchestra and an array of 18th-century-style stunning costumes, gowns and wigs for the travelling company of 42 dancers.Find out more here: http://www.dubaiopera.com/showlist/sleeping-beauty/

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English

09 Aug, 2019

Shorter+Sweeter brings to you a showcase of 10 mins plays from the last 7 years of Short+Sweet Dubai. The theme of the evening is mainly comedy which ranges from goofy comedy to black comedy to plays with a twist in the end. The plays are being performed by some of the finest actors in town!

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Hindi

30 Aug, 2019

Renowned Indian actor and playwright Manav Kaul’s classic play “Chuhal” will be stage in Dubai on the 30th August by Dawn Theatre Productions. The play will revive urban contemporary Hindi theatre of which Manav Kaul’s work is an epitome. Chuhal is the story of two strangers who fall in love despite their contrasting personalities and the ideas of a happy ending. It’s their journey of discovering oneself and the other. In love, just the journey can be fulfilling than the desire to make someone yours. Experience love that is liberating. Chuhal is a beautiful love story set in the early 90’s in a small town of India. It’s a light-hearted romantic comedy discovering relationships from a contemporary perspective. Written from a female point of view, it’s subtle, playful and powerful without really imposing a message. It explores life and an intriguing yet mirthful introspection of it which Chuhal is.The play premiered in 2016 at the Prithvi with Manav Kaul and Sugandha Garg playing the lead roles. This Romantic comedy will be staged by local artists in partnership with The Junction, Dubai.Cast and crew:Directed by: Huda Bhaldar Featuring: Saif Khan, Saadia Pathan, Saleem Surani, Lavina Jaswani, Apoorva Mehra, Alba Rose Quadros, Lavina Dudani, Tabassum Inamdar, Sayed Taifur, Mohsin Sheikh, Manas Vilas, Nadha Nabeel

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05 Sep, 2019

Making its Middle East debut at Dubai Opera, the prominent Shanghai Opera House takes center stage with Puccini's spectacular masterpiece "Turandot".Turandot is Puccini’s final opera, featuring arguably the most famous tenor aria in the opera repertoire, the iconic "Nessun Dorma", an instantly recognizable piece of music. Set in Ancient Peking, a beautiful, icy Princess Turandot announces that she will marry the man who can solve her three riddles but gravely punish those who cannot. Heads roll until the arrival of a clever prince who is determined to win over the princess, or die trying. He solves her trio of challenges and then offers Turandot his life if she can solve the riddle of his name. Will true love be enough to soften the vengeful princess' heart? This magical version of Turandot, under the direction of Roberto Andò, was held as the first new opera production of Shanghai Opera House’s 2018 Season, receiving wide acclaim. Consisting of more than 200 artists, this production turns the legend between eastern and western cultures into a test of fear and love. Produced by Shanghai Opera House, Puccini’s encyclopedia-style opera looks like a prism whilst reflecting the modernity in the music of the 20th century.

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Hindi

08 Sep, 2019

Theatrewallas, presents an Evening of Hindi/Urdu theatre. We bring stories of three of world’s finest story-tellers – Satyajeet Ray, Ismat Chughtai and Mohammed Aslam Parvez.First play of the evening called ‘Dil Se’ is based on Satyajeet Ray’s Sci-Fi short story presenting possible man-machine love in coming years. ‘Chidi Ki Dukki’ is a theatrical adaptation of ‘Ismat Chughtai’s comedy on rejection. The final presentation of the evening will be a chilling play Mohd Aslam Parvez. It tells a story of two men who are writing a play about AIDS. In order to get involved in the material, they start a game of "what would you do if you had AIDS?" What unfolds thereafter is a compelling game of cat and mouse as each fight for his survival. 

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11 Sep, 2019

Early Spring is an original Dance Drama by Shanghai Opera House composed by Du Wei, directed by Wang Yuanyuan and performed by Shanghai Opera House Dance Ensemble. It is adapted from the novel February of Rou Shi. In front of the contradictions between ideality and reality, the protagonist Xiao Jianqiu’s feelings, serving as the main line, reflected a prevalent indifference to the vulnerable during the 1920s in the traditional rural culture in China. The seemingly unintentional gossips and gibes has suppressed kindness and destroyed human nature, and finally led to tragedy. Young people’s agony and confusion facing such a depressed and twisted society is therefore reflected.Find out more here : http://www.dubaiopera.com/showlist/early-spring-dance-drama/

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11 Sep, 2019

La Perle by Dragone is the region’s first permanent show, located in the heart of Dubai at Al Habtoor City and brought to Dubai by Al Habtoor Group. The show was created by legendary Artistic Director, Franco Dragone, famed for his work including Le Rêve in Las Vegas and The House of Dancing Water in Macau.  La Perle features a breathtaking fusion of immersive artistic performances, imagery and technology. La Perle is influenced by Dubai’s rich culture, vibrant present and aspirational future, which is brought to life by awe-inspiring stunts and special effects that will leave viewers speechless. Feel embedded with the artists as the 270-degree seating provides a different perspective of the action unfolding in the tailor-made aqua theatre. Witness the stage flood with water and drain in a matter of seconds as the artists perform mind-blowing aqua and aerial feats, such as diving from 25 meters high.

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English

21 Sep, 2019

The play is written by the celebrated, award winning American playwright Neil Simon and directed by The Junction's Co-Founder, Rashmi Kotriwala.The play revolves around Barney Cashman, who is a seafood restaurant owner in New York, married for 23 years and has a good family life. Set against the backdrop of evolving modernity in New York of the 1960’s, when Barney is faced with severe mid life crisis, he decides to look towards other solutions. Barney has come to the realization that his whole life can be summed up in one word nice and that "nice” simply isn’t enough. He wants to experience his secret fantasies and dreams at least once, and so Barney determines to find a date. He tries not just once, but three times, with three different women.Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers examines what it means to grow older, and asks the question, “What do you do when it seems as if your life hasn’t been fully lived?” The play is a situational comedy which culminates into a fun chaos due to the clash of personalities and value systems of the characters making it an entertaining act.

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English/Hindi

27 Sep, 2019

Yatra – Revisited is a dance-theatre production about life’s myriad journeys. The play will house real-life inspired short dance stories about inclusivity, gender-disparity, interaction with the inner child, work-life monotony, dealing with grief and loss and various other such physicals, emotional, intellectual and spiritual travel.

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English/Hindi

11 Oct, 2019

Perfect Wedding by Robin Hawdon is a racy comedy about a couple which is going to get married in a couple of hours. Groom's best man and his girl- friend add to the situation by being at the wrong place, leading to humorous situations. What remains is a roller coaster laugh riot...This adaptation of Perfect Wedding relocates the couple in Indian context where wedding is a serious business with a pinch of salt.

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16 Oct, 2019

The world’s most popular musical, The Phantom of the Opera will make its premiere in Dubai for a limited season at Dubai Opera from 16 October 2019.The Andrew Lloyd Webber blockbuster has won over 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony’s on Broadway and four Olivier Awards in the West End. The Phantom of the Opera became the longest running show in Broadway history on January 9, 2006, when it celebrated its 7,486th performance. On January 1, 2018, it celebrated its 13,000th performance and later that month on January 24, the Broadway production celebrated an amazing 30 years on Broadway.With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects and more than 230 costumes by the late international designer Maria Bjornson, The Phantom of the Opera contains some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and stirring music, including “The Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, “Think of Me”, and “The Phantom of the Opera”. The original cast recording, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide, is the best-selling cast recording of all time.Based on the classic novel Le Fantome de L’Opera by Gaston Leroux, the haunting story of The Phantom of the Opera tells the tale of a musical genius known only as the Phantom who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talent and beauty of a young soprano, Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protege and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness, and passions collide.

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English

19 Oct, 2019

10 strangers arrive on an island off the coast of Devon. Summoned mysteriously to a mansion, finding themselves cut off from the outside world, strung together with a common nursery rhyme, ‘Ten Little Soldier Boys went out to Dine...and then there were nine..”

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English

02 Nov, 2019

A Pulitzer Prize winning play by Donald Margulies that follows the lives of 4 friends. Suddenly one night a shocking revelation causes each one to take a closer look at their own life, friendship and even marriage.

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Arabic

15 Nov, 2019

3 middle-aged men and 3 the women of your middle age living away from their countries. Each is looking for his life partner through marriage.For Men. Firstly, the cheap man. Secondly, the carless man. Thirdly, the man who is doing nothing but staying at cafes and watching sport.  For Women, firstly the kind balanced woman. Secondly, the strong independent woman. Thirdly, the romantic woman.Through drama, men and women are going through daily situations mixed with comedy to show how each will engage with his potential life partner.Where the final message is that we all need a partner to share our life with, but this partner should fit us, as well as, this partner should commit to morals and ethics.There is also one sub-character which is the already-married man. He presents the model of a husband who is under too much pressure because of his marriage but still cares about his family. Director : Mohamed Kayed.Writer : Mohamed El Sawi.Cast: Mohamed El Sawi, Lamya Tawfik, Noha Mostafa, Neven Almohamady, Mahmoud Basyoni, Ahmed Abdelhadi Tarek.???? ????   ? ?????  ?????  ?? ????? ????? ?????? ?? ?????? ????? ?? ???????  . ???? ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? .??????? ??????  ? ?????? ????? ?? ?????  ?????? ????? ????? ? ??????? ?? ?????  ??????  ???????? ? ??? ?????? ??? ????? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ?? ??????? ??????? ????????? .??????? ??????? ? ??????? ?? ?????? ????????? ????????  ? ???????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???????? ? ??? ??????? ??? ?????? ?????? ??????????. ?? ???? ??????? ? ??? ?????? ????????  ?????? ????? ?????? ?? ????????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?? ???? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ??????? ???? ??????? ??????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ??? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ? ???? ??? ?? ???? ??? ?????? ??????? ??? ? ??? ??? ?? ????? ??? ?????? ??????  ????????. ???? ????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ????? ???? ????? ????? ????? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ???? ????  ???? ?????.

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20 Nov, 2019

Short+Sweet Comedy is back for its 3rd year in Dubai! Join Comic On Nights as they present this years line up of comedians from across the UAE. This season we will be having 6 shows from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd November at The Junction. There is only 1 rule for participants - their set cannot extend 5 mins. With over 100+ comedians registered to participate already, expect one of the best comedy festivals in the UAE.

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