Next year marks the 70th anniversary of the first show performed by St Mary’s Choral Society; now the Ballinrobe Musical Society. The musical committee spent many weeks deliberating and finally reached the unanimous decision to perform American composer and lyricist Jill Santiorello’s award winning show A Tale of Two Cities based on Charles Dickens’ popular novel. Set in both London and Paris at the beginning of the French revolution, A Tale of Two Cities has a rich mix of comedy, tragedy, conflict, love and resolution, combined with a score that will raise the roof.
Ballinrobe Musical Society is also delighted to be welcoming back Finola Higgins-Cosgrove as musical director and Aoife McClafferty as choreographer. Together with director Liam Butler, the trio make a dynamic and imaginative production team.
Principal performers include Dave Langan, Angela Staunton (last year’s AIMS award winner for best actress as Evita ), Sandra Higgins, Marina Rice, Niall Conway, James Conway, Mike Ansbro, Brendan Duignan, Des Treacy, Mick Sweeney, Ger Mahon, Pat McGovern, and Tom Heneghan.
A Tale of Two Cities will be performed from February 15 to February 22 at 8pm in Ballinrobe Community School.