Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Glencullen Musical and Dramatic Society News Oct/Nov 2012

Glencullen Musical and Dramatic Society News
GMDS present the Irish premiere amateur performance of Miracle on 34th St. the Musical in December in the Mill Theatre. This is a great zippy New York Musical Show for Theatre lovers and families. It is also a great Christmas show. The story is told of Doris and Susan Walker, a mother and daughter that are much too practical to believe in Santa Claus. Filled with humor, spectacle of New York at Christmas, Macy’s famous Thanksgiving Parade and beloved songs this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment.
It is just 5 weeks to show now and time is flying. Rehearsals are proceeding apace each Tue and Thur night in St. Tiernans. There is nothing quite like the buzz from live theatre. Songs, dance numbers, choreography and acting are coming together now. We still have a lot of work to do until everything is learned. And then we need to polish! There will be an even busier time coming up to show. We will be working on costumes, props and the set and including them in rehearsdals. We have Tech rehearsal and Dress rehearsals on the Mon and Tue before the show opens.
Congratulations to all who have been assigned roles! We have a great cast including people from ages of 8 years old to people in their seventies. Some of the main roles are as follows:
   Leona McEvoy - DORIS WALKER, a very sharp young career-woman and free thinker
   Eimear Fitzpatrick - SUSAN, her six-year-old daughter
   Shane Morgan - FRED GAILY, a handsome Marine captain, mustering out into civilian life
   Liam Corrigan - KRIS KRINGLE, the real McCoy
   Christopher Bass - MARVIN SHELLHAMMER, an aggressive but somewhat bungling junior executive

There is a huge amount of work being put in by our production team who are: Director - Tom Ronayne, Choreographer - Helen McCann, Musical Director - Gerry Connolly, Chairperson - Peter O'Brien.

We are happy to say tickets are selling quickly and we would advise you to book your tickets well in advance. Please spread the word to your friends, family and neighbours who would like to come and see the show. Tickets are available through the Mill Theatre box office on 01-2969340 or online www.milltheatre.ie.

The Musical by Meredith Willson is based on the 20th Century Fox Picture with story by Valentine Davies and screenplay by George Seaton. The film starred Maureen O'Hara and John Payne. It is perhaps one of O'Hara's best remembered films.

Ticket Information: €20.00 ticket, €18.00 concession, €15 for matinee shows, €50.00 for family of 2 adults + 2 children

Performance dates and times:

Wed Dec 5th through to Sat Dec 8th 8pm evening show
Sat Dec 8th 2:30pm matinee and 8pm evening show
Sun Dec 9th 5pm matinee
Thur Dec 13th 8pm through to Sat Dec 15th 8pm  evening show

There are significant costs with staging a high quality production. We sell advertising in our show programme and we are very appreciative of any support and sponsorship. Contact us about sponsorship or membership at info@gmds.ie or search on facebook for “Glencullen Musical and Dramatic Society”.

Cast photograph:
GMDS cast and crew at rehearsal Tue 23 Oct 2012. Miracle on 34th Street.
Back: Imelda O'Sullivan,Marian Hogan,Christopher Bass, Daragh O'Duffy, Garrett Grimes, Peter O'Brien, Shane Morgan, Gerry Connolly, Liam Corrigan, Tom Ronayne, Helen McCann, Middle: Fiona Doyle, Emma Smith, Caoimhe Nolan, Niamh Rodin, Lorna McEvoy, Laura Monks, Laura Seery, Efa Ryan on right. Sorry young people I don't have all your names! 7 people on left include Orla McDonald, Nicola Ryan, Niamh Fitzpatrick. Kids: Colm O'Shea, Ellie, Rachel Breathnach Kerins, on right Sinead Ryan, Eimear Fitzpatrick and Iseult. Kids front: Maeve Coleman, Sarah Breathnach-Kerins and Sophie Sutton the littlest.

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