Cashel Guides present ‘Dancing Queen’

Cashel Community School stage is no stranger to fantastic musical performances, and that tradition continued, recently, when Cashel Girl Guides held their very first musical extravaganza in the school.

Cashel Community School stage is no stranger to fantastic musical performances, and that tradition continued, recently, when Cashel Girl Guides held their very first musical extravaganza in the school.

The girls took to the stage on Friday, April 19, last, and they were delighted that their show played to a full house.

Every level of Guides took part in the very entertaining show.

First up, The Ladybirds got a great response as they opened the show with some pieces based around the Ladybird story. They also dramatised a farmyard tale called “What the Ladybird heard”.

Next on to the stage , The Brownies had a very enthusiastic response from the audience as they entertained them with a selection of their favourite campfire songs.

Then it was on to the sing-along musical numbers of The Guides, who performed a specially adapted musical called “Dancing Queen”.

The play was set on the Greek island that was the location of the movie Mamma Mia. It centred around a group of friends who bluffed their way onto the movie set.

The audience watched as the girls joined in and worked with the stars and extras and sang and danced to well-known ABBA songs.

The Guides received a well-deserved standing ovation at the end of their performance.

The girls put an enormous amount of time and effort into preparing for the show. This was reflected in the fact that they were rewarded with three Guide Badges by the Area Commissioner Catherine O’Connell. She also presented the Ladybirds and Brownies with a Music Badge.

The Guides would like to thank Kieran Heaney as without his expertise and guidance this show would not have been possible. He displayed extreme patience and perseverance as he taught the girls the basics of stage craft.