Back in 1997 Stage Fright produced a concert to celebrate 121 years of the Theatre Royals existence and called it ‘Gala 121’. Here is the show programme to take a look… Click below. 1997 – Gala 121 – Show Programme

To add to the video of the finale act 1 of Pentimenti today, here is the show programme from Stage Fright’s production in 1998. Click below to have a browse. 1998 – Show Programme – Pentimenti

From the show that changed the Theatre Scene in Waterford – Greased Lightning. In 1991 Stage Fright burst onto the scene becoming the first Youth society in Waterford and paving the way for many more to follow their lead in the following years.

Another request from last Sundays live streamed event… this time it’s Greased Lightning from Stage Frights debut production of ‘Grease’ way back almost 30 years ago now – 1991. Keith Dunphy leads the charge with support from Brian Collins , Dan Walsh, Damien Walsh and Fionnan ‘Fatz’ Dunphy in support.

Here is the epic opening to Bryan Flynns world premier of his first musical – Pentimenti. This recording is from the opening night.

I was delighted to be given a copy of an old cassette recording of the launch of Stage Frights ‘Pentimenti’ in the Waterford Crystal Showrooms way back in 1998. It’s important to acknowledge and thank David Hennessy for this valuable recording he shared with us all. Joining me to talkContinue Reading

Well now we are into the Irish Summer (!!) lets keep going with some summer-themed songs and ‘Summer Lovin’ from Stage Frights production of Grease back in 1991 – The show that re-invigorated theatre in Waterford. There’s a host of legends in this show… and in this clip too –Continue Reading

Today I’m adding in the 1995 WIFLO Season Brochure to the archive. In 1995 the Waterford entry was ‘Oliver’ by Stage Fright under the direction of Bryan Flynn. It was to finish as runner up in the festival as well as scooping a number of individual awards. Added to theContinue Reading

Just a short update today – but what a great update and what a great photo. Fagin’s gang from the 1994 Stage Fright production of Oliver! , and how young are the heads in this one.

Today it’s another classic extract from Gala 121, 1997 – some scenes from ‘Oliver’ the Stage Fright production that did so well in WIFLO 1995.

In the summer of 1997 Stage Fright under the guidance of Bryan Flynn presented ‘Pandora’s Box’ – a delightful musical performed by participants in the 1st Stage Fright summer camp. Here is the show programme. 1997 – Pandora’s Box – Show Programme.

Delighted to get a treasure trove of new material in over the weekend from the private collection of Margaret Upton. This – is what I would call ‘A History of Stage Fright’. It’s a collection of photos, programme covers, photos and miscellany from all of Stage Fright’s productions. It’s wellContinue Reading

Had to share this other quick montage of Grease clips from the 1991 Stage Fright production. As well as all the youthful faces and of course Bryan Flynn you’ll also see Noelie O’Neill – another legend of days gone by. It’s only a quick video – worth a look.

For me this was – and always will be – the first real ‘game-changer’ in Waterford Theatre. Before Grease there were two societies performing tried and trusted standards. After Grease the floodgates opened and young people – and in fact anybody – who wanted to try and put on aContinue Reading

This has everything from setting up at the Dress Rehearsal to some side stage shots, to the final chorus of ‘Anthem’ in front of a live audience. Its about half an hour long, but there are some great moments in there which will no doubt bring memories flooding back toContinue Reading

Stage Fright was the society that re-invigorated the theatre scene in Waterford in the early 90’s and brought to the fore the talents of a young Bryan Flynn. ┬áToday I’m adding the programme from Chicago – one of Stage Fright’s groundbreaking productions. Enjoy! 1992 – Chicago – Show Programme 1993Continue Reading