Way way back many centuries ago… well not exactly – way way back 21 years ago Premier Production produced ‘Joseph’ in the Forum – becoming the first local society to produce a musical in the Theatre. Here is the opening sequence from that show with many many familiar young faces.

Another of the Backstage videos – this time of Crazy For You by Premier Productions in 2003. This mainly features a tour of the set (or lack thereof) by the Stage Manager Brian ‘Juckey‘ Collins in his own inimitable style. Good fun – enjoy!

No video exists of ‘Annie’ as a whole which took to the stage in 1996 – but some extracts of it were performed in Stage Fright’s Gala 121 in 1997. Here we have the kids from Annie performing ‘Never Fully Dressed’, Sarah Rochford as Annie with ‘Tomorrow’ – which theContinue Reading

The European Premier of ‘Fame’ took place in the Theatre Royal in the winter of 1992.  It was probably not the best show ever to grace the Theatre Royal stage, but if it achieved anything – it started another group of youngsters on the road to producing musical theatre. SpotlightContinue Reading

It’s the AIMS weekend – the Oscars of musical societies in Ireland and Killarney is the place to be tonight! Time to reminisce on older AIMS awards – back 20 years to 1998 when Premier Productions was nominated for ‘Joseph’ as best show, Michelle Condon for Best Choreographer and BenContinue Reading

Godspell was the production of choice for Spotlight Productions (before they re-named to Premier Productions the following year). It was a riot of colour and energy, directed by Gary Power and Choreography by Michelle Condon. Here’s a short snippet from ‘We Beseech Thee’ – with a lot of young andContinue Reading

Here is an unusual piece of memorabilia, but no less significant… Two AIMS banquet menus with Waterford nominations listed on them. 1996 and Stage Fright’s Chess was nominated for Best Set, Best lighting and Best Stage Manager – winning the Stage Manager award. Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society pickedContinue Reading

In 1995 Spotlight Productions became Premier Productions and produced the iconic ‘West Side Story’. At the time it had a who’s who of emerging young talent, many of whom still thread the boards. Directed by Gary Power and Choreographed by Michelle Condon. It had (and I stand to be corrected)Continue Reading