Sunday, 2 June 2013

'Show Stoppers' success

We had three fabulous nights of entertainment in the Town Hall at our 'Show Stoppers' Proms. Houses were packed and encores were called for. Soloists and chorus from both Cavan Musical Society and Cavan Singers put on a superb show with Musical Director Sue King and Producer Frances Galligan.

Our program of songs, from shows presented by both groups in the past, pleased the audience greatly:

My Fair Lady
Ascot Gavotte
With a little bit of Luck (Terry O’Connor)
Wouldn’t it be loverly (Claire O’Reilly),
I could have danced all night (Martina Lee Boyle)
I’m getting married in the morning (David Cullivan)
On the street where you live.

Surrey with the fringe on top
Oh what a beautiful morning (Peter O’Hanlon)
Kansas City (Robbie Johnston)
The Farmer & The Cowman (Carmel Lewis & Gerry O’Keefe)
I’m just a girl who can’t say no (Elaine Galligan)

Jesus Christ Superstar
I Don’t know how to love him (Carmel O’Donoughue)
Everything’s alright (Carmel O’Donoughue)
Superstar (Peter O’Hanlon)

Les Miserables
At the end of the day
There was a time (Clare O’Reilly)
I dreamed a dream (Clare O’Reilly)
Castle on a cloud
Do you hear the people sing (Brian McKeever)
On my own (Martina Lee Boyle & Brian McKeever)
Bring him home

Calamity Jane
Deadwood stage
Higher than a Hawk (Alan McHugh)
Keep it under your hat (Elaine Galligan)
Secret Love (Carmel O’Donoughue)
Black Hills of Dakota

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Go Go Go Joseph
Canaan Days (Karen Coyle)
Dreamcoat (Benjamin Calypso)
Close every door (David Cullivan)
Song of the Kings -‘Elvis’ song (Alan McHugh)
Any dream will do (Terry O’Connor)

And here we are pictured in our amazing technicolour tee shirts during the finale!

As well as the soloists listed in the programme above, the chorus members are listed here...

Ann Smith, Clare Harrington, Claire Finlay, Clare O’Reilly, Fidelma Sheridan, Fionnuala Duffy, Liz Murray, Lucilla O’Hanlon, Marie White, Martina Lee Boyle, Mary Sullivan, Maura Conlon, Maura Kane, Nollaig Amond Murray, Nora Kennedy, Pauline Brady, Rita Cullen, Ruth Sullivan, Selena Barry

Aedine Browne, Aileen Lawlor, Aine Sullivan, Angela O’Mahony, Ann Marie King, Ben Charles, Caoimhe O’Brien, Carmel Gaffney, Carol Watson, Catherine Cusack Ames, Dara Hume, Dollé Cullivan, Eva Fiebelkorn, Irene Dunwoody, Janice Robertson, Liz Foster, Mary Haren, Pamela Young, Phyllis McMonagle, Rachel Cullivan Elliot

Carmel Lewis,Colm Crowe, Frances Galligan, Gerry O’Keefe, Mags Amond, Pauric Corley, Peter O’Hanlon

Brian McKeever, Dermot McMonagle, Kevin O’Connor, Pauric Kelly, Peter Howard, Tom Flynn

Joining our accompanist Eileen Tackney for the shows were musicians Clara Donohoe, Sean Maguire and Andy Hilton. As ever for a Town Hall Show the lighting was by John Conlon and Panic Hire took care of the sound.

Thank you to the people of Cavan for supporting our shows in such huge numbers - without an audience we are nothing.
Special thanks are due to our business supporters and sponsors - St Clare's College Ballyjamesduff, Trim Musical Society, Easons, Cavan Gifts, Morthern Sound, Anglo Celt, DT1, Browne's Pharmacy Cootehill, Connolly's Pharmacy Newcourt, Little Sicily, Peter Howard, Tesco
The proceeds of our raffles have been donated to three Cavan volunteer groups - Alzheimer's Assocciation, St Vincent de Paul, and Good Morning Positive Age Action.

And remember - This year’s collaboration between Cavan Singers and Cavan Musical Society is intended to revive interest in the Musical Society and so hopefully we will see musicals on the Cavan stage again in the near future...

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