After a hugely successful spring season, Stagecraft youth theatre company are preparing for Musical Mania 4, the ultimate post-summer pick-me-up, which runs for one night only on this Saturday, 27th August at The White Memorial Theatre, Clonmel at 8pm. Tickets for this jam-packed event are selling fast in Premier Music for only €10.
Musical Mania is a collection of some of the most popular and entertaining musicals of recent decades and features such favourites as Evita, Glee, Mamma Mia, We Will Rock You, Grease, Spring Awakening and Singing In The Rain. Musical Mania will be performed by 80 young people ranging from 7-19 years who have dedicated their summer holidays to learning new skills and preparing for this musical spectacular.
Lisa O’Brien, the production’s director says “The work the cast are putting in this year is at an outstanding level, we have really raised the bar this year and tried to find as many means as possible to let the talents shine through. Working with the cast and crew has been a pleasure and I am sure the cast will shine when they perform on stage”.
Actress Kathleen O’Dwyer says “I can honestly say the friends I’ve made through Stage Craft and Musical Mania will be friends for life. During Musical Mania you really see what people are made of and how much we all grow throughout the production process. From day one - as strangers - to the final performance, we’re all working together, performing and entertaining a full house”.
Stagecraft was founded in 1998 by current artistic director Shane Dempsey. It has established a long tradition of providing young performers with the highest standards of training and this is encouraged in a fun, non-pressurised environment, where the young people can truly blossom. Musical Mania is an ideal chance for members to learn new skills, make new friends and entertain, the perfect way to keep the young minds busy.
Stagecraft are now in the process of enrolling for their forthcoming season of workshops that will commence in late September, as well as a Drama in Schools programme. For more details log onto stagecraftyt.com or call 087-9476968.