Here is a great little video. The Premiere of ‘Pentimenti’ was attended by the Israeli Ambassador and his reactions were caught on camera along with the then Mayor – Brian Swift. Carrie Crowley, Mary Roche and Gerry O’Carroll also make an appearance!

Here is the opening from Gala 121 featuring music from ‘A Chorus Line’. Fronted by Michelle Kennedy.

Some classic comedy today from Nokia Tops 1986 – Denny and Paul Corcoran in ‘The Flea’ (with some help from Anne McGrath)

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.

One of the First Ladies of Waterford Musical Theatre – Martina Flynn – in a brilliant performance of ‘Lost In His Arms’ from the 1992 Edmund Rice Choral And Musical Society’s production of Annie Get Your Gun.

From Ignite Productions 2015 production of ‘Sister Act’ here is the rousing end to Act 1 – ‘Take Me To Heaven’ led by the wonderful Trishauna Archer.

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.

Another video that was requested and very popular on our first stream was ‘Good Morning’ from ‘Singing In The Rain’, Flaggy Lane Productions 2005 WIFLO winning production. Here it is in all it’s glory featuring the wonderful Megan Cassidy, Michael Evans and Damien Douglas.

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

What more appropriate video for Good Friday than ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. Ray Collins performed the part of Judas at the age of 16 in this production – which was in a word – remarkable. Here is a short extract from that show.

Here is a throwback to 1996 and our production of ‘Aladdin’ with David Flynn in the lead role of Aladdin – this is ‘One Jump’ – the opening number… Enjoy!

Today it’s a short jump back to Christmas just gone and ‘A Cover Is Not A Book’ led by Brian and Aisling… [AdStream-A] [AdStream-A]

I had a request for this one – and am happy to oblige. From the 1995 production of Brigadoon at the Theatre Royal here is the opening number. The show was produced by the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society.

It’s hard to find anything from Avenue Q that isn’t going to offend somebody – but this is one that won’t for sure – unless you’re offended by quality vocals! Richie Hayes, Vicki Graham and Leon Sheehan in a great trio from Avenue Q way back in 2013!

Nothing like a pack of mad nuns on the stage to celebrate Easter Week in style – that’s exactly what Vicki Graham’s merry troupe from Ignite Productions did in 2015. Here is ‘Raise Your Voice’ from the production with Trishauna Archer playing the lead part of Delores.

Jumping back 24 years today to 1996 and a piece of G&S. The Edmund Rice Choral And Musical Society presented ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ in the Theatre Royal and here is an extract. This featured Denny Corcoran as a Groucho Marx styled Chief of Police!

Huge thanks to Alleyn Pheasy for sharing this video of me of Panto back in the 1980’s and the old Waterford Pantomime Society. There’s a rogues gallery of Dwarfs on display including Ritchie Collins, Padraig O’Grīofa, Noel Keating, Denis Grant, Jimmy Kelly,Liam Molloy and Alleyn Pheasy himself. Enjoy 🙂

I had the absolute honour of being invited to Des and Monas house this weekend gone to sit down and record some of his memories of days gone by. There is an absolute treasure trove – Des is such a gentle and humble man. I was wondering where to startContinue Reading

Timely at the moment considering what’s coming up next weekend! Join Nicky Cummins and Sean O’Kelly for a couple of minutes to see what was topical 27 years ago. The lads are hilarious as ever!

Just a short jump back today – 4 years to 2016 and WMS staged ‘Oklahoma’. The award winning part of that production was the Ballet – winning at the AIMS awards in 2016. Have a look and enjoy – it’s a great piece.

The opening from the Royal Variety Show of 2011 – featuring Anything Goes performed by Julie Power and the Lullaby of Broadway performed by Ursula Hauck – along with a host of dancers.

Some absolute gems here. Too many people to mention, too much strange carry-on! Some young faces, some older faces and some that are not with us anymore. It’s made of of rehearsal footage a little backstage on the night of the performance.

With the week that is in it the first post of the year can only be a tribute to the late great Dick Hayes – the finest singer of his generation. This is taken from a tribute night to the great Denny Corcoran in 2003 – and Denny also appearsContinue Reading

Here is a very very special video. Last month (November 2019) Jim Nolan’s latest play ‘The Red Iron’ hit the stage in Garter Lane. It was a sellout, a runaway success and the clamour for tickets was unprecedented as people tried to get in to see this latest masterpiece. WhereasContinue Reading

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend! Heres another one of the lovely vintage videos taken backstage and around the Theatre during the John Player Tops. I’m not 100% on it’s origin, but there’s loads of familiar young faces in there. Have a look!

I’m delighted to share this with the kind permission of Mary Roche, the Coughlan family and Jim Nolan. This is a rare scene from the Gods are Angry Miss Kerr, Jim Nolans first play, as performed in Gala 121 by Stage Fright in honour of the 121st birthday of theContinue Reading

The brilliant family from the 1993 Tops of the Town Tramore show that reached the televised final in the Gaeity Theatre. Using songs from the Pyjama game to a Chorus Line it was a show stopper. Enjoy.

Featuring the legendary Ritchie Collins leading the troops is the 1984 Clover Tops opening which started with “No Business Like Show Business’.

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 Mean Green Mother from Outer Space.

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.

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 cast of so called ‘juniors’. I say so-called as they would put many a seasoned performer to shame.Continue 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

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 Society and this production was staged in 2003, directed by Bryan Flynn. Enjoy!

Some more comedy from the 1994 Tops of the Town national winning show. This time from Davy Sutton and Nicky Cummins as Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton.