Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the 2005 Broadway musical based on the famous Michael Caine film comedy about two con men on the French Riviera, on a national tour following a West End outing where it received generally favourable reviews. With music and lyrics by David Yazbek (also the musical version of The Full Monty), Michael Praed, Noel Sullivan, Carley Stenson and Mark Benton play the main protagonists. Lyceum Theatre, Wednesday (August 26) to Saturday, 7.30pm – Wednesday, Thursday, £19 –£36, Friday, Saturday, £22 –£39. Matinees: Wednesday, Thursday, 2pm, £19 –£32; and Saturday, 3pm, £22 –£39.
A Little Night Music, operatically inflected Stephen Sondheim musical after Ingmar Bergman’s film Smiles of a Summer Night in a Jean Gemmell-directed staging for Derby-based Present Company. Vocally, the most important characters among all the amorous intent are played by David Lovell: Frederik Egerman; Laura Brookes: Desirée Armfeldt; Alice Hands: Anne Egerman; Craig Arme: Henrik Egerman; Jon Morris: Count Carl-Magnus; and Rachael-Louise Bray: Countess Charlotte. Buxton Opera House, Thursday (September 3) to Saturday (September 5), 7.30pm; plus Saturday, 2.30pm – £15, £17, £19; matinee: £13.50, £15.50, £17.50. 01298 72190
Lunchtime Singing, monthly, 45-minute workshops on the City Hall stage (though not always) led by Val Regan and Andrea Small; NB: Memorial Hall, Thursday (September 3), 1pm – £6. Also, October 1; November 5; December 3.
Compose Yourself! weekly composition classes starting Thursday the 17th of September run by Sheffield composer Jenny Jackson aimed at musicians with an urge to compose but don't know where to start, or composers needing a new perspective and an opportunity to try new methods of working or scoring. If interested and would like to know more, follow the link to Jenny’s website: http://www.jennyjacksoncomposer.com/compose-yourself, or contact her to discuss any queries, or if you can't make Thursdays. Shirley House, adjacent St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, 1pm to 3pm – £15 per session. NB: Places need to be pre-booked in six-week blocks.
For details of Choral Evensong at Sheffield Cathedral and St John’s Church, Ranmoor, and music at daytime services, please see the respective websites of both in the ‘Who’s Doing It’ section of Classical Sheffield.