Musical Society celebrate
70 years and 100 shows!

Carrick on Suir’s Musical Society are marking their 100th stage show with a sold-out run this week.

Carrick on Suir’s Musical Society are marking their 100th stage show with a sold-out run this week.

The cast and crew of West Side Story took to the stage last weekend and marked two more significant dates - 70 years since the society was founded and ten years since they took ownership of their own performance space, the Strand
Theatre.

Last Sunday evening the society held its annual patrons evening.

Usually a special night for supporters of the society, this year was just a little bit more special, as everyone celebrated the milestones.

There were tributes the original founders of the society, all those 70 years ago, and among the gathering was the only surviving member of the cast of that first show - Tom Power appeared on stage in the first production HMS Pinafore.

A temporary photographic exhibition has been set up in the bar area of the theatre, showcasing some of the highlight of the society’s history to date and can be viewed during the run of West Side Story.

While most of the old photographs will be packed away next week, one special photographic tribute to the founders of the society will remain on the walls as a framed tribute to them.

Before the gathering adjourned to enjoy the show local poet and writer Michael Coady regaled everyone with a poem of his own on the subject of the theatre.