Way back to our first video from 1981 today and the central ‘Xanadu’ scene from the 1981 Glass tops. It was a long 10 minute pivotal scene in the middle of the […]
Todays video comes from the Ray Ban Tops show of 1992 and its an extract from Little Shop Of Horrors featuring Skid Row (led by Billy McCarthy), Little Shop Of Horrors and […]
Avenue Q is a show that divides people – you either find it hilarious or offensive – or both in equal measure. This was the choice of Ignite Productions in 2013. Here’s […]
One of my favourite parts of ‘The Phantom Of The Opera’ is the ‘Notes/Prima Donna’ sequence – which was so wonderfully delivered in todays video back in 2014 by an amazingly talented […]
Here’s a clip from a lesser known show ‘The Boyfriend’. De La Salle College produced this back in 1994, directed by Bryan Flynn.
You know it’s great to get a good strong number with a male chorus in it, and Luck Be A Lady is one of those numbers where the male chorus is on […]
A little bit of Me And My Girl today and the opening to Act 2 – ‘The Sun Has Got His Hat On’. This is from the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical […]
Continuing our Tops Anniversary weekend – here is the Irish Scene from the John Player Tops national award winning show from 1994.
A throwback today and a first appearance from the Ray Ban 1992 Tops of the Town show – featuring ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ scene. Produced by Pat McEvoy
Billy McCarthy would have turned 65 this weekend just gone, and it seems as good a time as any to replay one of his party pieces – the beautiful ‘On The Street […]
The Variety Show preceded the Bilberry Goats comedy shows and was in essence 2 tops of the town style halve with extracts from musicals, comedy and various other acts. Produced by Michael […]
Another rare extract from ‘The Little Whorehouse In Texas’ from 2003. Premier Productions produced the show in the Theatre Royal. No Video was recorded for this production, but thankfully WLR’s Waterford At […]
‘Crazy For You’ is the modern-day Gershwin musical, and in 2003 Premier Productions produced the show in the Theatre Royal Waterford, directed by Liam Butler and Choreography by Michelle Condon. Here is […]
In 1997 Stage Fright produced ‘Gala 121’ – celebrating 121 years of the Theatre Royal as a theatre. One of the scenes in it was the ‘Tribute to Lloyd Webber’ featuring a […]
This is another classic scene from the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society’s production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ in 1992 starring the legendary Martina Flynn as Annie and Denny Corcoran as […]
Back to 2012 tonight and some more class video from the lens of Colin Shanahan of Digicol media. It’s the intro sequence and some clips from ‘The Sound Of Music’ all over […]
1998 was a time when any shows going on had to find alternative venues as the Theatre Royal was closed for renovations. The Edmund Rice society chose to produce ‘The Pirates of […]
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 […]
A clip from the ‘Singing In The Rain’ that took the WIFLO honours in 2005 from our own Flaggy Lane Productions… this is ‘Broadway Melody’ – enjoy!
Currently on stage in Garter Lane with their new production of ‘I do, I Do, So I Do’, it’s time to pay a monthly visit to the comedy archive of the Bilberry […]
Here is the finale from the WIFLO winning production of ‘Singing In The Rain’ from Flaggy Lane Productions – an award winning production under the direction of Pat McElwain. It should bring […]
This scene features the legendary Gary Power as Dr. Dolittle from the 1990’s Nokia Tops of the Town entry, produced by Michael Grant. It also has some familiar faces popping up along […]
Way back to 2002 today and a Liam Meagher production of ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ featuring a host of lovely girls and led by Ray Collins. This is a classic! […]
I’m delighted to share this slideshow video with you all today. It’s from the private collection of Tom Healy and is added to the archive with thanks to Tom’s family. From Tops […]
Back in 2012 Ignite Productions (then known as the Waterford Glee Club) performed Cats with a largely junior cast in an award winning production directed by Vicki Graham. Here’s a flavour of […]
Back to 2013 today and the epic ‘This Is The Hour’ from the South Eastern Theatre Groups production of ‘Miss Saigon’. One of my personal favourite musicals. Featuring Holly Ryan as Kim […]
More goodies from the ‘Flying Pigs Ball’ today as our esteemed theatre reviewer Pat McEvoy leads the charges in the Guys and Dolls showstopper. [Adsense-A]
Another classic video today – way back to 1991 and the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society’s production of ‘My Fair Lady’. Featuring the late great Denny Corcoran as Alfie Doolittle, it […]
Here’s a few familiar faces taking part in ‘The Flying Pigs Ball’ – produced by Michael Grant to fill the void that the Tops of the Town left behind after it’s demise. […]
Today’s video is the classic ‘Lambeth Walk’ from Me And My Girl from Bryan Flynn’s 2003 production of ‘Me And My Girl’ for the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society. A terrific […]
The opening of the 1986 John Player Tops National Final. Waterford Crystal – produced by Michael Grant.
In 1993 the Edmund Rice’s production of South Pacific was a huge success. Here is a snippet – ‘Honey Bun’ … enjoy!
A bit of comedy again in the company with the Bilberry Goats. Enjoy!
In 2014 Waterford Musical Society burst onto the scene with their debut production of ‘Carousel’. Here is the iconic Carousel Waltz from that production.
In 1998 Premier Productions presented ‘A Chorus Line’ in the upstairs of the Forum Theatre – at the time the only venue big enough to allow 18 people to stand side by […]
In March 2017 ‘Dats De Y’ productions presented ‘Assassins’ in Garter Lane. Producer of Assassins Brian Tuohy recorded video interviews during the production and combining them with video from the show and […]
Tradition from De La Salle College’s 1992 production of Fiddler On The Roof directed and starring the legendary Gary Power as Tevye and the equally legendary Carrie Crowley as Golde.
Back 25 years today for the week that is in it and Jesus Christ Superstar from De La Salle College. Some very youthful faces in here!
I’ve been holding this for this weekend – it’s appropriate to share with Rovers returning to the RSC tomorrow night! Some legends on display in this one – enjoy.
Only a short video today, but one of my favourite songs. It’s a snippet from the final chorus of ‘The Sound Of Music’ from Ignite Productions, 2012. Worth preserving.
There is a song for every day – here’s Des Manahan singing ‘My Motter’ from ‘The Arcadians’ in 1989. Happy Mammys day everybody!
Back to 1995 we trip to the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Societies production of Brigadoon. Featuring the lovely voice of Michelle Kennedy here is ‘Waiting For My Dearie’, one of the […]
Who says there isn’t a theatre archive entry about everything. For the unprecedented snow in March 2018 here we have – ‘The Blizzard’ from ‘Honk’. This brilliant show about the Ugly Duckling […]
Back to 2006 and one of a couple of productions of ‘Some Like It Hot’ that took place in the early noughties in Waterford. This one featuring another legendary character of Waterford […]
It’s wonderful to see extracts like this with the legendary Des Manahan in full flight. A short video – the opening dance and number from the 1992 production of Annie Get Your […]
Time for our monthly visit to the Bilberry Goats – and this time they are in an Old Folks Home… the usual hilarity ensues…
Back to 1985 and Gee Officer Krupke featuring Davy Sutton and a host of legends was one of the key scenes. It’s a bit dark – but it’s great – enjoy!
Thanks to Ben Hennessy for permission to share this with everyone. In 2000 Little Red Kettle travelled to Japan to take part in the Toyama Theatre Festival. It was a huge deal […]
This is the first time the epic song ‘You Are The Light’ from the ill fated musical ‘Metropolis’ was heard in Waterford. A huge choral gospel piece, it provided the finale for […]
A simply wonderful performance from Noel Hayes as he performs ‘Ol Man River with the full male chorus backing. In 1988 times were more simple – we would never get away with […]
Today we’re visiting De La Salle MS and their production of ‘Guys and Dolls’ from 2000. As always a lot of familiar faces in there. Added to the De La Salle MS […]
There is a couple of features on video in the site already, but there is no clip from the actual show Grease – so here you all are! ‘We Go Together’ – […]
It doesn’t seem like 25 years since Spotlight Productions put ‘The Little Shop Of Horrors’ on the stage. Featuring an absolute embarrassment of riches in the cast, many of whom went on […]
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 […]
Rehearsal videos are great to have – and this one is no different. Back to 1993 where some very young heads were preparing for Jesus Christ Superstar in the Theatre Royal directed […]
Another stroll down Tops memory lane today. 1987 was the year of Les Mis in Tops shows and Michael Grant’s Crystal show marched to the national final. In this clip you’ll see […]
People requested some more Bilberry Goats – so I’m happy to oblige, they haven’t been on for a while… Here is a bit of magic for you with Mossy the Magician with […]
Way way back to almost 50 years ago today and Des Keogh was the national Tops adjudicator. I have come across a number of these adjudications – and they are always interesting. […]
Here’s a blast from the past – 43 years ago the final of the Tops of The Top Final was won for the third time by the ACEC. No video exists (to […]