I’m very grateful to Hilary McCormack for sharing a special scrapbook with me this week – full of memories – from the late 1960’s and in particular De La Salle Musical Societies productions. I’ll share it in several parts over the coming weeks. Today I have the 1965 section withContinue Reading

Way back to 1965 and the silver jubilee production of De La Salle MS as they presented ‘The Merry Widow’ in the Theatre Royal. Many familiar names and faces, adverts from a long bygone era – it’s all in these pages. Thanks to Patrice Power for filling in this blankContinue Reading

Thank you to Patrice Power for sharing these vintage photos from 1958 and ‘The White Horse Inn’. 3 photos – in the first one is her Dad Paddy Doyle and the legendary Musical Director Stanley Bowyer. Then we have in costume Joyce Conway, Betty and Aileen Cooney. Finally in theContinue Reading

Back 58 years to 1961 and the show programme from the De La Salle Musical Society production of Die Fledermaus. 1961 – Die Fledermaus – Show Programme

Way back 50 years today to the spring of 1969 and a production of South Pacific from De La Salle Musical Society. Here is the show programme from that show that featured many well known stars from yester year. South Pacific has remained a favourite – since being produced byContinue Reading

Way way back 54 years today to the De La Salle Musical Society and ‘The Desert Song’. Up until it’s recent demise, De La Salle was the longest running musical society in Waterford producing everything from classics like this to Cabaret and everything in between. Here is the show brochureContinue Reading

Back 17 years today to roughly around this time of year and De La Salle were presenting ‘Brigadoon’ in the Theatre Royal under the direction of Tony Finnegan. The show programme is below. 2001 – Brigadoon – Show Programme

Back to 2008 today and De La Salle were presenting ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ in late January. It was the revised Annie Get Your Gun script which was hugely different to the original incarnation that Edmund Rice presented in 1992 – see the Programme for that here. 2008 – AnnieContinue Reading

Back in 1986 De La Salle Musical Society performed the classic ‘Carousel’ by Rogers and Hammerstein. Here is some press photographs and a bit from Mick Brown’s column coming up to Carousel – (Friday November 7th ’86) interesting how they got Bryan Flynn’s name wrong! I guess nobody’s perfect 🙂Continue Reading

This is their ‘Once a Year Day’ – from 1987, 31 years ago – it’s the De La Salle Musical Society and ‘The Pyjama Game’. Here’s a quick extract video for you to enjoy, and there is plenty of young heads in there that will be familiar.

In 1999 De La Salle produced two shows – the first being Fiddler On The Roof, and this one – Oklahoma! in the Autumn time slot. Here is the show programme from the production. 1999 – Oklahoma! – Show Programme

In 1999 De La Salle MS were presenting ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ in early January.  1999 was a strange year for De La Salle as they presented 2 shows with Oklahoma following up in November that year as they changed their time slots. Here is the show programme from Fiddler.Continue Reading

Back to 1996 and De La Salle Musical Society were presenting ‘Carousel’ – the Rogers and Hammerstein favourite. This one had a sort of celebrity leading man in the guise of Seamus Flavin who at that time was appearing on Fair City supported once again by a who’s who ofContinue Reading

De La Salle Musical Society twice produced ‘The King And I’ in an 11 year period – in 1993 and 2004. The 1993 production was particularly successful winning the AIMS overall award for Best Show, finishing as runner-up in the Waterford Festival of Light Opera and sweeping a host ofContinue Reading

Three vintage De La Salle Musical Society programmes from the early 60’s are hiding in the archive – and are worth a look (even for the classic adverts alone!). 1962 / 63 and 64. Some well known names in the chorus and in the principle line up. 1964 – FloradoraContinue Reading

Today I have two classic De La Salle Programmes for you. 1987 – The Pyjama Game and 1988 – South Pacific. Enjoy! 1987 – The Pyjama Game 1988 – South Pacific

4 New programmes for you today! So – if you were in 1983 ‘The Gypsy Baron’, 1985 ‘The Merry Widow’, 1990 ‘The Music Man’ or 1992 ‘Hello Dolly’ this update is for you… As always click below to see any of the programmes and I will be adding them toContinue Reading