Epic musical Showboat is to be the big show at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre during the festive season.
Double Olivier Award-winner Michael Xavier, acclaimed for his roles in Assassins and The Pajama Game in London’s West End, heads the cast as dashing gambler Gaylord Ravenal.
He will star opposite West End musical star Gina Beck, whose previous credits include Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera.
The musical follows the lives and loves of three generations aboard a show boat as it plies the Mississippi River. One of the most romantic musicals of all time, this lavish new production is directed by Daniel Evans and features classics of musical theatre including Make Believe, Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man, and the landmark Ol’ Man River.
Showboat runs from December 10 until January 16. Tickets from £26, to book, contact 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk