Saturday, 1 September 2012

News for GMDS for Panorama for Sep

Glencullen Musical and Dramatic Society

Rehearsals are just starting for the next production of GMDS which is Miracle on 34th Street - The Musical. We are very excited to be bringing to you the very first performance of this musical in Ireland!

Miracle on 34th Street is a great Christmas show, recalling the magic of Christmas from childhood when Santa Claus was real. The show really brings back the excitement of Christmas and it is a nice antidote to the mayhem of Xmas shopping! We are putting together an action-packed show again this Season.

Our director Tom Ronayne has had a busy Summer on stage in an intense version of John B Keane's classic ‘Sharon’s Grave’ at the Mill Theatre in June with the Balally Players. Congratulations to all on a great production! Tom and crew are now preparing for a story in a very different setting.

Miracle On 34th Street tells the story of Doris and Susan Walker, a mother and daughter that are much too practical to believe in Santa Claus. Doris is in charge of Personnel at Macy's Department Store in New York (circa 1947) and it's Christmastime. The real Kris Kringle is hired to be Santa Claus for Macy's and the spirit of Christmas comes up against the cynicism and materialism of the practical New York business people. Filled with humor, spectacle of New York at Christmas and Macy’s famous Thanksgiving Parade and beloved songs this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment.

The Musical by Meredith Willson is based on the 20th Century Fox Picture with story by Valentine Davies and screenplay by George Seaton.

The Mill Theatre have had the builders in all August repairing the flood damage from last year. The stage is set. We are looking forward to seeing you all in rehearsals in St. Tiernan's school or see you in the Mill Theatre in the first two weeks of December!