Entertainment takes centre stage at the Madinat Theatre from foot-tapping musicals, and mesmerising live performances, to side-splitting stand-up comedy and the spectacular ballet.
2014 shows at Madinat Theatre. Please visit www.madinattheatre.com for online bookings.
Sesame Street - Monday, 29 September to Saturday, 4 October 2014
Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other - monsters making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are heading to Dubai and shall take to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music."
Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny's new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover 'instruments' they never knew existed...rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together.
Adults will hear music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as "The Hustle," "You Should Be Dancing" and "Rockin' Robin." "Elmo Makes Music" features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as "C Is for Cookie" and "The Alphabet Song."
Love, Loss and What I Wore - Thursday, 16 October 2014 to Saturday, 18 October 2014
Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play written by the late Nora Ephron (writer of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle) and her sister Delia, based on the popular book by Ilene Beckerman. Like the book, Love, Loss and What I Wore uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories. The show is a delightful scrapbook of stories about unfortunate prom dresses, the traumatic lighting in fitting rooms, high heels, short skirts and the existential state of having nothing to wear. Accessorizing these tales — which are mostly comic but often sad or sentimental too — are the mothers who disapprove, the men who disappear and the sisters who've got your back
The show was initially presented in 2008 in New York, where it continues to run as the second-longest running show off Broadway. The production received numerous awards including the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience as well as the 2010 Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite New Off-Broadway Play.
Previous cast members include Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Chenoweth, Tyne Daly, Glenn Close and Rosie O'Donnell. The four fantastic performers who will star in the Dubai production are all professional actresses who have chosen to make Dubai their home.
Stick Man - Friday, 24 October to Saturday, 25 October 2014
Touching, funny and utterly original, this delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's hugely popular children's book STICK MAN features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.
'Stick Man lives in the family tree, with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three...' But the world outside the family tree is a dangerous place for Stick Man. A dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him and he even ends up on a fire!. How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree?
Guarantees more fun than you can shake a stick at!
Suitable for children 3+ years, their families and their friends.
Russian Ballet Stars in Dubai - Thursday, 30 October to Saturday, 1 November 2014
Bradson Holding & DXP Production are proud to present, for the first time in Dubai, the renowned Russian ballet stars of the Mariinsky Ballet and the Mikhailovsky Theatre of Saint Petersburg, Russia. These international dance stars shall grace the stage of the Madinat Theatre in this exclusive ballet gala which shall feature excerpts from some of the most famous ballets including Swan Lake, Don Quixote, La Bayadere and many more.
A not to be missed opportunity to see these outstanding artists perform in Dubai for the first time.
All About Bond - Wednesday, 12 November to Saturday, 15 November 2014
ALL ABOUT BOND is an explosive evening of iconic music dedicated to the legacy of 007 which will take the audience on a high energy journey through the thrilling world of the secret agent covering the past 52 years and 23 films. The evening shall feature the iconic theme tunes from the James Bond films, including Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, From Russia with Love, GoldenEye, A View to a Kill, Skyfall and many more.
Award winning West End stars shall bring the iconic scores to life in an evening of top class entertainment guaranteed to have audiences both shaken and stirred!
Barmy Britain – Horrible histories Part Two! - Tuesday, 18 November to Saturday, 22 November 2014
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!
So it's time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with the all-new production of BARMY BRITAIN – PART TWO! Can you beat battling Boudicca? Has William Wallace met his match? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Will King Charles keep his head? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria!
Horrible Histories is a fast-paced journey through highs, lows and more bonkers and brutal moments in British history. There are all sorts of funny facts peppering the run-down of events that include how Dick Turpin was caught because of a chicken, to why Queen Elizabeth the 1st really never married, and which key historical players ended up headless for their troubles.
With a raft of catchy songs like Boudicca's hit song to the Romans; 'We will smash you,' and plenty of humour, it will literally have the kids rolling in the isles while learning some choice facts about British and European history.
Horrible Histories is history with the nasty bits left in.
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