Manilow magic at Mansfield venue

Copacabana is to be performed by New Youth Theatre on November 15-16 at Mansfield's Palace Theatre.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 11th November 2016, 2:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:52 pm

Her name was Lola. She was a showgirl... Barry Manilow’s Grammy Award-winning song you never forgot is now brought to life on stage.

A love letter to the technicolor musicals of the 1940s, Barry Manilow’s Copacabana presents the story of Lola, as told through the eyes of Stephen, a present day aspiring songwriter whose imagination takes him back to a time when music and passion were always in fashion. He dreams of Lola, fresh off the plane from Tulsa, who arrives in New York with showbiz aspirations.

Tony is a bartender/composer who falls in love with Lola and helps her become a Copa Girl.

While performing, Lola attracts the amorous attentions of Rico, who abducts her and takes her to his rival nightclub in Havana.

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    Tony, with the help of his Copacabana friends, must now rescue Lola before... well, even if you know the song, there are still a few surprises.

    The New Youth Theatre concept is simple. Children between the ages of 3-17 years are taught how to develop and improve their performing arts skills whilst rehearsing for a fully staged musical each term. This unique approach to musical theatre brings children of all ages together to enjoy learning new skills, have fun and be on-stage! To join the energetic cast call 01623 406284 or visit

    For tickets for this production of Copacabana, call the box office on 01623 633133.