Ballinrobe Musical Society keeps pushing boundaries

Friday September 30 sees the Ballinrobe Musical Society in association with Mid West Radio take to the stage at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, for one night only to present Anthems - a collection of some of the most famous musical numbers of all time. Some familiar faces such as Seán Costello, Sandra Schalks, Michael Coen, and Daithí Ryder will be accompanied onstage by a chorus of 100 past and present members of the society. Together they will be presenting key songs from shows such as Ragtime: The Musical, Titanic, The Pirate Queen, and Les Misérables. Now, for the first time ever, the society will present highlights from these epic productions together with many more in a concert performance. Tickets are on sale now for €20 and include entrance to the after party in the Royal Theatre.

They can be purchased online at www.ballinrobemusicalsociety.com and are also available from Seán Costello sr, 094 9541405; Lake District Office, 094 9542244; Martin Murphy newsagent, 094 9541064; Treacy’s Pharmacy, 094 9541087; Royal Theatre box office 0818 300 000; or any Ticketmaster outlet.

Beauty and The Beast next up for the society

After much discussion it was decided that Disney’s Beauty and The Beast would be the next show to be undertaken by Ballinrobe Musical Society. This production is based on the film of the same name and the Broadway production became the eighth-longest running production in history.

This will be a very difficult production to stage, as it requires intricate costumes and stage and lighting design of a high quality. After winning the Best Technical AIMS award for two years running the show is in safe and extremely competent hands. Beauty and The Beast will run from the February 12 to 18 2012 at 8pm nightly including a special matinee performance on Sunday February 12 in Ballinrobe Community School.

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