Oh no she didn’t! Oh yes she did! Oh yes… the 30th production from the Tipperary Pantomime Society took place last week in the Simon Ryan Theatre in the Tipperary Excel centre.
A talented young cast sang and danced their hearts out in the production of, Puss in Boots, to tremendous support from packed audiences night after night.
“Overall it was a bright, lively and entertaining show with fabulous costumes and beautiful backdrops that made the production of Puss in Boots a roaring success,” said choreographer Catherine Ryan.
“The young cast put in so much rehearsal time and worked so hard on their routines that they should be very proud of themselves,” she said.
Young talent Stephen Stokes played the part of the old man who narrated the story to the audience to set the scene for the rest of the production.
From there, the Puss in Boots show took on a life of its own with songs such as, “I’m so excited”, “Good Feeling” and “Can’t Hold Us” enticing the audience to sing along.
The junior and senior cast members sung and danced their way through the show with some very energetic and lively dance routines.
Chanice Quinn played the part of the Gruesome Bad Fairy who was put in her place by Fairy Lustre, played by Lauren Browne, who did a great job singing, “Next To Me” and “Holding out for a Hero”.
Kevin Kinane played the part of Peter and gave a fabulous rendition of, “Can you Feel the Love Tonight” and “You raise me up”. Kevin also sang a duet with Lorna O’Brien who played the part of Princess Miranda.
From the start it was a lively, funny, entertaining production from a young and vibrant cast.
Pat Ryan, comic genius, was back in his role as The Dame, with the ever-expected clever slapstick comedy and lively numbers such as, “Do You Love Me” and “Hippy Hippy Shake”.
The Dame had the audience roaring with laughter and tapping their feet and was assisted in great entertainment by Lorraine Kenneally who played Harold.
Other comedy parts, “Pick n’ Nick’ were played very well by Chloe and Emma Quinn.
Shannon Barron stepped comfortably into the role of Puss in Boots and other leads who deserve credit were the Lord Chamberlain played by Stacey O’Keeffe, Maria Kinane and Sorcha DeMarco as Marjory and the Villager, James Cunningham as Jack and Stephen Stoke also played the part of the Giant.
Congratulations to scriptwriter Paddy Ryan on another entertaining production that had something for every age group to enjoy and a thank you from the cast to Musical Director Pat Marnane.
Puss in Boots was a tremendous success and everybody is looking forward to more of the same next year from the dedicated members of Tipperary Pantomime Society.