Musical Society starts rehearsals for West Side Story after panto success

What a treat it was to watch Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society’s pantomime The Adventures of Old King Cole, which has finished its week long run at The Strand Theatre.

What a treat it was to watch Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society’s pantomime The Adventures of Old King Cole, which has finished its week long run at The Strand Theatre.

The show was every bit as funny as promised.

Director Padraig Sheehan got every ounce out of the script and the entire cast and crew worked very hard to provide madness and mayhem with a great choice of musical numbers which provided several hours of total enjoyment.

Well done to all involved as the curtain came down on the Society’s 99th production.

There was no rest for the panto crew as rehearsals for the 100th production of West Side Story got underway within 48hours of the panto’s final curtain.

Two workshops took place in the theatre on Tuesday night, October 31.

West Side Story Director Liam Butler ran an acting/improvisation workshop in the production studio, while on the stage the show’s choreographer Trisha Woods ran a dance workshop.

There was a large attendance at these workshops with everybody getting the opportunity to work with both Liam and Trisha and having a very enjoyable time in the process.

Chorus Master Eamon O’Malley started the chorus rehearsals last Thursday and once again the large group returned for a night of singing.

As this is a special production, the Society is leaving the door open for another couple of weeks to try and entice back some of our lapsed members, or indeed any new member, who might be interested in taking part in the landmark 100th production. The Strand Theatre will be a very busy place for several months to come.