TODAY IN PAPHOS - SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY

DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL directed by Michelle Nonyelu

Paphos Youth Theatre, Thompson School of Dance & Cyprus Change

Sunday 23 February 4.30pm

Markideion Municipal Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €15 / €12

Online Tickets: www.soldoutticketbox.com

Ticket Outlet: Kings Avenue Mall Kiosk

Information: Tel: 99878521. www.paphosmusiclovers.com

We’re welcoming you to the amazing famous Disney’s show-story about the students of the High School that deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. Michelle Nonyelu, hand in hand with Natalie Thompson and Melanie Ballard, create a theatrical frenzy with the 40 talented international children who make-up the cast of High School Musical. Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on the main stage of our city, with music and lyrics by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil and others, and a book by David Simpatico. The music has been adapted, arranged and produced by Bryan Louiselle.

It's the first day after winter break at East High. All the students find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met before on winter vacation, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms.Darbus. Although many guys, particularly, jealous Sharpay Evan, resent the threat posed to the "status quo", Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. The play addresses topical issues of diversity; inclusivity, change and the notion of reaching for the ‘stars’ no matter who tries to stop you, is wholeheartedly embraced. “On a daily basis, I work with young people who are struggling with self-esteem issues and thus align themselves with what is familiar and therefore safe in their eyes. High School Musical suggests, that they should dare to venture into the unknown and associate with other groups as in there, lies their development. I am so excited as the cast has learnt so much from the themes and issues raised in the play and I know the audience will too.” —Director, Michelle Nonyelu

The principal players are: Marco Elverdas (Troy Bolton), Nguyen Vu Thuc Doan/ Marcella Burgess (Gabriella Montez), Melina Demetriou (Taylor McKessie) Sophia Paraskevaides/ Maria Bott (Sharpay Evans), Daniel Jones (Chad), Alexander Polivar (Zeke), Ekaterina Shapyrina (Ms Darbus), Marko Linta (Coach Bolton)

The creative team for High School Musical includes: Michelle Nonyelu (Artistic Director & Director), Natalie Thompson (Choreographer), Melanie Ballard (Music Director), Alexandra Pavlou (Dance Coach), Lise Constantinou Briggs (Scenic Designer), Dave Mackay (Sound Designer) Mike Lavey (Lighting Designer) Fiona Greavey (Costume Designer)

Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDEION MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26222286.

PAPHOS CARNIVAL 2020

Saturday 29 February

Grand Carnival Parade

Poseidonos Avenue Kato Pafos to Seafront – 3pm

Start: Almyra Hotel, finish: Archaeological Park Parking Area Kato Pafos

Pafos Municipality Philharmonic Orchestra will present a programme of carnival hits at 2.30pm.

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com.

AGRIPPINA – Handel – MET OPERA

Saturday 29 February 7.55pm

K-Cineplex Kings Avenue Mall Paphos

Tickets: €18 / €14

Box Office: pay on the door

Information: Tel: 77778383. www.kcineplex.com. www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes

Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome arrives in cinemas on February 29, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.

Directions: The cinema is upstairs in the shopping mall, just off Tombs of the Kings Road in the centre of lower Paphos. K CINEPLEX PAPHOS, Kings Avenue Mall, Leoforos Tafi Vasileon 2, 8046 Paphos. Tel: 77778383. www.kcineplex.com/en/cine-events. Facebook: @kcineplexcy

Paphos Music Lovers are proud to be supported by Leverett Pianos

MASLENITSA – PANCAKE WEEK

Sunday 1 March from 12 noon

Ibrahim’s Khan Paphos

Free Entrance

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Maslenitsa (Pancake Week) is an old Russian folk holiday, celebrated annually during the last week before the Great Lent. It marks the imminent end of the winter and assumes a variety of the outdoor activities, games, competitions, partying, visiting, eating pancakes and drinking throughout and beyond Russia. On March 1st, 2020 Paphos will host ‘farewell-to-winter’ celebrations in the centre of the city, in the Ibrahim’s Khan Square. The event is organized by the Cyprus-Russian Association of Paphos, Russian Centre for Science and Culture Centre under the support of the City Administration of Pafos. The spectators will be privileged to see the best performance groups, teams and talents acting on the stage, a lot of entertainment and delicious treats. The culinary masterpieces will be displayed for sale at the fair along with the souvenirs, which could be purchased for the beloved and friends as a token of happiness and prosperity. The Maslenitsa celebrations will become a lovely weekend pastime for yourself and your family, creating vibrant impressions, positive emotions and energy boost for the coming season. Looking forward to seeing you at Maslenitsa!

Directions: The venue can be found from the CTO office in the old town – left out of the office, left into alley passing Laona restaurant on right, left into Constantinou Kanari Street, then right into Alfredou Street and Ibrahim's Khan is on the left in Vasilissi Olgas Street.

Stage One Theatre presents

BILLY LIAR by Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall Directed by Mick Page

Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 March 7.30pm

Stage One Theatre Emba Paphos

Tickets: €12 with concessions for children and students

Box Office: Email: boxoffice@stageonetheatre.com. Tel: 99967737 (from 10 February 10am – 1pm) The Box Office at the theatre opens Monday and Friday only, 10am – 12 noon.

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Stage One Theatre: Would They Lie to You? Yes, actually they would! In the opening play of the 2020 season the Company presents Keith Waterhouse’s escapist comedy ‘Billy Liar’. Written in 1959, set in Yorkshire, it starred Tom Courtney in the title role of the inevitable film which followed West End stage success. The play tells of the pathological charmer Billy Fisher who cannot tell the truth to save his life. Stuck in a dead-end job his fantasies grow ever wilder as do his attempts to seduce the several girls to whom he has become engaged. Increasingly situations get out of hand but Billy talks his way out of them with ever increasing desperation and with growing frustration for his long-suffering family and girlfriends. Mick Page directs an excellent cast of actors both familiar and new to the Company. New patrons not familiar with the theatre at Emba will be delighted with the spacious auditorium, comfortable seats and general professionalism of the Company from the actors on stage to the greeters at the door. There is no smoking within the theatre at any time. Car parking is available near the Church from where it is a short walk.

The Company offers membership to anyone who would like to be involved with live theatre. There are monthly club nights to socialize, make new friends and enjoy some of the activities such as quizzes, films, musical entertainment etc. A gala dinner is held in a hotel each year in March, a chance to dress up. The Stage One Committee always hopes to recruit more members with skills so if you feel you could help with lighting, sound, set building, wardrobe, make up etc., or trying out in an audition for a part in a play or pantomime please contact the number below. If you don’t feel you have any theatrical skills join anyway, the best asset is enthusiasm for live theatre. Hidden talents are often revealed. We will always find you something to do. Contact Caroline for Information. Tel: 26911641.

Directions: The theatre is located in the main street, Nikolaou Ellina and has no dedicated parking. However, there is permitted parking within a short distance near the Old Church and in the other direction at the Karate Club. STAGE ONE THEATRE, Nikolaou Ellina Street, Emba, Paphos.

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN – Wagner – MET OPERA

Saturday 14 March 6.55pm

K-Cineplex Kings Avenue Mall Paphos

Tickets: €18 / €14

Box Office: pay on the door

Information: Tel: 77778383. www.kcineplex.com. www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Duration: 2 hours 19 minutes

The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.

Directions: The cinema is upstairs in the shopping mall, just off Tombs of the Kings Road in the centre of lower Paphos. K CINEPLEX PAPHOS, Kings Avenue Mall, Leoforos Tafi Vasileon 2, 8046 Paphos. Tel: 77778383. www.kcineplex.com/en/cine-events. Facebook: @kcineplexcy

SWAN LAKE – Tchaikovsky – BOLSHOI BALLET

Sunday 22 March 7.30pm

K-Cineplex Kings Avenue Mall Paphos

Tickets: €10 / €8

Box Office: pay on the door

Information: Tel: 77778383. www.kcineplex.com. www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Duration: 2 hours 45 mins

The Bolshoi Ballet dances a technically challenging masterpiece filled with vibrant emotion, one of the audience’s favourites.

Directions: The cinema is upstairs in the shopping mall, just off Tombs of the Kings Road in the centre of lower Paphos. K CINEPLEX PAPHOS, Kings Avenue Mall, Leoforos Tafi Vasileon 2, 8046 Paphos. Tel: 77778383. www.kcineplex.com/en/cine-events. Facebook: @kcineplexcy

LADIES TAILOR by George Fento

Friday 27 March 5.30pm & 8.30pm

Markideion Municipal Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €20

Box Office: 77777040, www.tickethour.com.cy

In Greek

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

George Fento's Ladies Rafter directed by Yiannis Bezos, arrives in Cyprus at the end of March. For the first time, Georg Fento's subversive speech and explosive humour meet the music, in an original composition, by Fivos Delivoria. Ladies Rafter, Fido's most famous work - he wrote aged twenty-five years old in 1887, knowing his first major breakthrough - is a classic, enjoyable comedy full of unexpected, clever humour and thrilling action. Marital infidelity becomes the tool to satirize hypocrisy, semblance and petty morals by creating the image of utter pride. Translation-directed by: John Bezos. Music-songs: Fivos Delivorias. Stage-costumes: Antonis Chalkias. Lighting: Christos Giogas. Starring: Giannis Bezos, Tasos Giannopoulos, Eleni Ouzounidou, Anna Koutsaftiki, Gianna Papageorgiou, Leonidas Marakis, Thanassis Isidorou, Konstantina Dantami, Denia Stasinopoulou.

Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDEION MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26222286.