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Video – The Dr. Dolittle Scene from Nokia Tops 1990

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 the way including Davy Sutton on his Ostrich! Enjoy.

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WTA 087 – Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat – The Flying Pigs Ball

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]

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WTA 082 – Gee Officer Krupke – The Flying Pigs Ball 1995

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. This show was a variety show made up of comedy and musical scenes from previous Tops shows. This particular one was from 1985 and the Waterford Crystal show. …

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1987 Waterford Crystal Vs Cork Teachers & Students National Semi – Show Programme

Back to 1987 today and a show programme from the National Tops competition where Waterford Crystal marched to the National Final. Produced by Michael Grant it featured an epic Les Miserables scene. Have a look. 1987 – Waterford Crystal Vs Cork Teachers & Students – Show Programme

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WTA 038 – Waterford Crystal Tops 1987 – The Les Mis Scene

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 too many familiar faces to mention – best to just sit back and enjoy it – it’s a great bit of nostalgia.

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1986 – Tops Of The Town – National Final – Programme

Waterford Crystal got to the national final in two successive years in the 1980’s – ’86 and ’87, both produced by Michael Grant. Unfortunately neither resulted in a win for Waterford, but it was very very close! Here is the programme from the 1986 national final, courtesy of Aidan McGrath. Enjoy! 1986 – National Final Programme – Waterford Crystal

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2004 – The Way We Were – The Variety Club of Waterford

In 2004 Variety made a return to the Waterford Stage in the guise of the Variety Club of Waterford spearheaded by Michael Grant and Padraig O’Griofa. This was the first ‘variety show’ in years and featured a host of local stars. Also in this show brochure are some nice articles that are so well worth a read. Added to the …

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2007 – Variety Club – Music Madness & Mayhem

The Theatre Royal Variety Performance took to the stage for it’s yearly outing in 2007, this time in the company of Flaggylane Productions. As usual it featured an all-star cast, and this year had a tribute to the great Dermot Graham as one of it’s centrepieces. There’s some nice reading in the programme with a few nice articles – worth …

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WTA 025 – 1985 – Waterford Crystal Finale

Here’s another treat from the past – the finale from the 1985 Waterford Crystal Tops show produced by Michael Grant with a host of Waterford Legends featuring on the vocals. It is ‘of it’s time’ so the video quality isn’t the best, but it’s good enough to give an idea of the vibe of the show. It’s a classic !

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WTA 024 – 1985 – The Military Fairy

From the 1985 Waterford Crystal show produced by Michael Grant comes this vintage piece of comedy – ‘The Military Fairy’. It’s only a short video – worth a look to see some Waterford Legends threading the boards. Straight out of Monty Python’s back catalogue, it’s a classic!

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WTA 023 – Tops Slideshow

This is a great little slideshow that was originally put together by Michael Grant for the Variety Club of Waterford’s Tops dinner back in 2008. It has quite a lot of personalities in it (not just Dee Lanigan!), crossing between quite a number of the Tops shows over the years.  Well worth a watch to find all the heads you …

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WTA 022 – 1984 Clover Meats Finale

Today we have the finale from the 1984 Clover Meats Tops of the Town show produced by Michael Grant. It’s a great clip because it features another Waterford Legend of days gone by – Richie Collins singing Alexanders Ragtime Band. This 1984 show upset the odds by beating the much fancied Banks and Finance show produced by Dermot Graham in …

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Oklahoma! – The Edmund Rice Choral And Musical Society, 1987

Today I have a programme from the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society’s production of Oklahoma! way back in 1987. Its actually quite a unique programme because a lot of the production team and cast signed it, and it’s part of Peter O’Brien’s collection. Thanks to Paul for letting me use it. Also included is a press clipping from 1987 …

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Video – Worlds Apart and Muddy Waters from The Waterford Crystal Show 1987

Starting with ‘Worlds Apart’ featuring Terry ‘Scol’ Grant and Tobie Hickey into ‘Muddy Waters’ featuring Ben Delaney and Rip The Calico this was a stormer of a scene from the 1987 National Final produced by Michael Grant.

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Video – Waterford Crystal – 1986 – Me And My Girl Scene

Today I’m delighted to add the video of the 1986 ‘Me and My Girl’ scene that featured in the national final. Waterford Crystal reached the televised final 2 years in succession – 1986 and 1987, both produced by Michael Grant and featuring huge musical scenes as their centrepiece. Have a look – there are some very familiar faces throughout. Enjoy! …

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Theatre Royal Variety Show Material Added!

Today’s update is from the Theatre Royal Variety Show. When it comes to keeping variety alive, Michael Grant and Padraig O’Griofa and the Variety Club of Waterford immediately spring to mind in recent years. When everybody else was doing big name musicals, the Variety Club were producing good old fashioned Variety in the style of the John Player Tops – …

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Some Tops Programmes, Photos and Reviews added 1985,1987,1989,1990

If you were in, or know somebody who was in the 1985 National Semifinal – Waterford Crystal vs Analog, the 1987 Local Rounds Tramore Parish vs Nokia, the 1989 National Quarter Final – Tramore Community Group vs St. Bridgets Credit Union Clara or the 1990 Local Final – Waterford Crystal vs Nokia then this update is for you. 4 show …

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The Royal Variety Show

Several Variety shows were produced in the Theatre Royal by the Variety Club of Waterford over the years. See below for material. The Theatre Royal Variety Show 2010 – Show Programme The Theatre Royal Variety Show 2011 – Show Programme The Theatre Royal Variety Show Photo Gallery 2007 – Music Madness & Mayhem – Show Programme. 2006 – Variety Show …

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Why Not Theatre Company (1995)

The Why Not Theatre Company was a predecessor of the Waterford Variety Club under the direction of Michael Grant. In 1995 they produced a show for the ‘Topless’ years – see below for more!   The Flying Pigs Ball – Show Programme  

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