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Grease 1991 – Show Programme – Stage Fright

Here is the programme from Grease 1991 for a browse. Some very young and innocent faces inside these pages! 1991 – Stage Fright – Grease – Show Programme

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Video – Grease 1991 – Hopelessly Devoted To You

Here is another classic video from the landmark 1991 production of ‘Grease’ – Hopelessly Devoted To You with the wonderful Vicki Graham on vocals.

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Video – Look At Me I’m Sandra Dee – Grease 1991

Here is a classic from the 1991 production of Grease – ‘Look At Me I’m Sandra Dee’.

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Video – 1983 – The Bar Comedy – Waterford Glass Tops

Featuring a legendary line up here is a hilarious vintage comedy scene from the Waterford Glass 1983 Tops production.

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Video – Heading For The Future – 1990 Waterford Crystal Tops

Here is the opening to the Waterford Crystal Tops of 1990 – Heading for the Future. Produced by Denny Corcoran.

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Video – Sandy – Grease – 1991

Here is the legendary Brian ‘The Juck’ Collins in the role that made him famous – Danny Zuko in Grease with Stage Fright way back in 1991.

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Video – Little Girls – Annie – Flaggy Lane Juniors

Back 17 years to 2004 today and Deborah Cunningham as Miss Hannigan in Flaggy Lanes production of Annie.

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Video – Nothing Like A Dame – South Pacific 1988 – De La Salle MS

Here is a classic from De La Salle MS featuring Pat McEvoy as Luther Bills – it’s ‘Nothing Like A Dame’.

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Video – It’s A Fine, Fine Line from Avenue Q – Ignite Productions

Here is Vicki Graham with one of the rare poignant songs in Avenue Q from Ignites production.

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Video – Braid The Raven Hair – The Hot Mikado – 2004

Here is the wonderful Raymond Collins leading the troops with the opening to Act 2 of The Hot Mikado. This Flaggy Lane production took to the stage in 2004 in the Theatre Royal.

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1988 – Waterford International Festival Of Light Opera Season Brochure

Here is the 1988 season brochure for the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera. Operettas were still dominating but a noticeable shift to the more modern show was noticeable this year. Click below to have a browse. 1988 – WIFLO Season Brochure

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Video – 1992 – We Both Reached For The Gun – Chicago – Stage Fright

Here is a great scene from Stage Frights 1992 production of ‘Chicago’ – ‘We Both Reached For The Gun’.

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2006 – Sleeping Beauty – De Braam School of Dance & Theatre

Here is a show programme from the De Braam school of Dance & Theatres production of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ with music by Tchaikovsky. The great Des Manahan appeared in this alongside many others. 2006 – Sleeping Beauty – De Braam School – Show Programme

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1996 – ‘Endgame’ from ‘Chess’ – Stage Fright MTC

Here is one that is sure to bring back memories. The epic ‘Endgame’ from Chess – produced by Stage Fright MTC and directed by the late great Bryan Flynn.

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Video – Havanna from Guys and Dolls – 2006 – Flaggy Lane

Here’s a great scene from the 2006 award winning Flaggy Lane production of Guys and Dolls – Havanna.

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Video – Joseph Megamix – 1992 Tramore Tops

Here is a classic from Bryan Flynns 1992 Tramore Tops show. It’s worth noting what an amazing wig Brian Collins is wearing! 🙂

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Video – ‘I’m Just A Girl Who Can’t Say No’ from Oklahoma – WMS – 2016

From the 2016 production of ‘Oklahoma’ – here is Waterford Musical Society’s version of ‘I’m Just A Girl Who Can’t Say No’ fronted by Jennifer White.

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Video – Make Em Laugh – Singing In The Rain – 2005

From the Flaggy Lane award winning production of Singing In the Rain, here is “Make ’em Laugh” performed by Damien Douglas.

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Video – The Lonely Goatherd – The Sound Of Music – Ignite Productions

From Ignites 2012 production of ‘The Sound Of Music’ here is ‘The Lonely Goatherd’. [Adsense-A]

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Video – Those Magic Changes – Grease 1993

From Stage Frights second production of ‘Grease’ here is ‘Those Magic Changes’ from 1993 with David Flynn leading the troops.

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The Waterford International Festival of Light Opera (WIFLO)

The Waterford International Festival of Light Opera or WIFLO as it was more affectionately known was one of the main reasons (the other being The Tops) that Waterford enjoyed a status of being the ‘Mecca’ of Musical Theatre for a considerable part of the last 40 years. From it’s early days when it attracted entries from all over the UK …

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Video – Finale from ‘In The Heights’ by Ignite Productions.

With ‘In The Heights’ flying high in the cinema here is the finale from our own local productions staged by Vicki Grahams ‘Ingite Productions’.

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Video – Sisters Opening – The Sound Of Music 2012 – Ignite Productions.

Here’s the opening Nuns Chorus from the 2012 production of “The Sound Of Music’ from Ignite Productions.

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Video – Hooverville – Annie 2007 – De La Salle Musical Society

Here is ‘Hooverville’ from Annie produced by De La Salle Musical Society in 2007.

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Video – June Is Busting Out All Over – Waterford Musical Society 2015

Well – it is June – so here is an appropriate song from Waterford Musical Society, Carousel 2015.

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1985 – The New Moon – Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society – Show Programme

Here is the show programme from the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society’s 1985 production of ‘The New Moon’. Click below for a browse. 1985 – The New Moon – Show Programme

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Video – Katisha’s Entrance from the Hot Mikado – 2004

Here is the irrepressible Vicki Graham as Katisha making her grand entrance in Flaggy Lanes 2004 production of The Hot Mikado.

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2019 – South Pacific – Waterford Musical Society – Show Programme

WMS’s programmes are always worth a read – big colourful booklets full of info. Have a browse at their most recent one from 2019 – South Pacific. Click below for a read. 2019 – South Pacific – Show Programme.

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1990 Tops Local Rounds Programme – Nokia vs Waterford Crystal

Here is the Tops Of The Town Local Rounds programme from 1990. Click below to have a read 1990 – Tops Of The Town Local Rounds Show Programme

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Video – Blow High Blow Low – Carouse 2015 – Waterford Musical Society

Here is ‘Blow High Blow Low’ from Carousel 2015 courtesy of Waterford Musical Society

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2007 – Gypsy – De Braam School – Show Programme

Back to 2007 today and Natalie Van De Braam Schools production of the classic musical ‘Gypsy’. Loads of familiar young faces in this one – have a browse. 2007 – Gypsy – Show Programme

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Olde Tyme Music Hall – 1973 – Show Programme

Produced by Des Manahan and Ron Burke here is a show programme from one of long forgotten old traditions of Waterford Theatre – the ‘Olde Tyme Music Hall’. Have a browse! 1977 – Olde Tyme Music Hall – Show Programme

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WIFLO Season Brochure – 1986

Here is another one of those vintage WIFLO season Brochures – this time it’s from 1986. Have a browse below. 1986 – WIFLO – Season Brochure.

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1989 – Waterford International Festival Of Light Opera – Season Brochure

1989 – the year that De La Salle College represented Waterford in the Festival with ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying’. Have a browse below. 1989 – WIFLO – Season Brochure

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Video – Guys And Dolls Opening 2006 – Flaggy Lane Productions

The opening / Fugue for Tinhorns from Flaggy Lanes 2006 Festival winning production of ‘Guys And Dolls’.

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Video – Golden Helmet Of Mambrino – Man Of La Mancha, Waterford Musical Society

From Waterford Musical Societies 2017 production of ‘Man Of La Mancha’ here is the Golden Helmet of Mambrino featuring the late great Des Manahan amongst others.

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Video – With A Little Bit Of Luck – My Fair Lady – 1991

From the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society production of ‘My Fair Lady’ from 30 years ago – way back in 1991, here is ‘With A Little Bit Of Luck’.

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Video – Nokia Tops – 1986 – the ‘Just Say No’ scene..

Here is the legendary ‘Just Say No’ scene from the 1986 Tops with Paul Corcoran in full hip swinging form…

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Video – More I Cannot Wish You – Guys & Dolls – Flaggy Lane Productions

Featuring the legendary Des Manahan here is a beautiful song from Flaggy Lane’s 2006 award winning production of Guys & Dolls.

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Video – Beauty In The Bellow – The Hot Mikado 2004

Richie Hayes and Vicki Graham with a showstopper from Flaggy Lanes ‘The Hot Mikado’ 2004.

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Video – Razzle Dazzle from Chicago 1992 – Stage Fright

Here is Keith Dunphy as Billy Flynn singing ‘Razzle Dazzle’ from the 1992 Stage Fright production of ‘Chicago.’

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Video – As Long As He Needs Me – Oliver! 1994

Here is the great Carrie Crowley with a classic song from Bryan Flynns 1994 production of ‘Oliver!’. [AdSense-A

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Video – Alone And Yet Alive – The Hot Mikado – Flaggy Lane 2004

Here is a great song from the Hot Mikado, 2004. Vicki Graham as Katisha sings ‘Alone and Yet Alive’.

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John Player Tops Quarter Finals 1990 – Show Programme

Here is the show programme from the 1990 Tops Quarter Finals that took place in the Theatre Royal in Waterford featuring ‘A Scoop for NTV’ from Nokia. 1990 – National Quarter Finals – Nokia

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Video – The Nativity from Whistle Down The Wind – Tramore Schools

Here is the brilliant Nativity from Whistle Down The Wind by Tramore Combined Schools.

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Video – Lonely Room – Oklahoma 1999

Here is Pat McEvoy as Jud Fry in De La Salle’s 1999 production of ‘Oklahoma’.

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Video – ‘Let Me Sing And I’m Happy’ – Billy McCarthy, 2003

Taken from last Sunday nights stream and the last night concert of WIFLO 2003 here is the great Billy McCarthy in full flow with Irving Berlin’s ‘Let Me Sing And I’m Happy’.

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Video – Fit As A Fiddle – Singing In The Rain – 2005

From the WIFLO winning production here is a classic from ‘Singing In The Rain’ – produced by Flaggy Lane Productions in 2005.

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Video – Look At Me I’m Sandra Dee – Grease 1993

From Stage Frights 1993 production of Grease here is Karen Steenson leading the girls.

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Video – No Business Like Show Business – Annie Get Your Gun 1992

From the 1992 Edmund Rice Production here is ‘No Business Like Show Business’ featuring Des Whelan, Peter O’Brien, Des Manahan and Martina Flynn Shanahan.

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Video – It’s A Fine Life – Oliver 1994 – Stage Fright

Another video from ‘that’ production of Oliver! This time it’s Carrie Crowley as Nancy leading the troops in It’s A Fine Life.

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Video – This Nearly Was Mine – South Pacific 2019

A beautiful rendition of a beautiful song from Dermot Keyes as Emile in the 2019 Waterford Musical Society production of South Pacific.

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Video – Fly The Flag Of Freedom High – Michael Collins

It would have been Bryan Flynn’s 50th birthday today. Here is one of his masterpieces.

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Video – Here Within These Walls – Sister Act 2015 – Ignite Productions

Lynsey Penkert as the Reverend Mother singing ‘Here Within These Walls’ from Ignite’s production of Sister Act 2015.

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1983 – Waterford Glass Tops Finale

Here is the finale from the 1983 Waterford Glass Tops show fronted by a host of familiar faces…

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Video – Love On The Rocks – Waterford Glass Tops 1982

Here is the Boss himself Denny Corcoran singing ‘Love On The Rocks’ in the 1982 Waterford Crystal Tops show.

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Video – Waterford Glass 1985 Tops Finale

Here is the finale to the 1985 Waterford Glass Tops of the Town production.

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Video – Music Of The Night – Phantom Of The Opera 2013

Paul Mescal sings the show stopping ‘Music Of The Night’ in the South Eastern Theatre Groups production of ‘The Phantom Of The Opera’.

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Video – Chess / Maybe This Time from Nokia 1989 Tops

From the 1989 Nokia Tops show here is a great scene featuring songs from Chess and Cabaret.

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Video – Little Shop Of Horrors from The Little Shop Of Horrors – 1993

From Premier Productions acclaimed production of ‘The Little Shop Of Horrors’ here is the opening number from the show.

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Video – Lady In Their Sensitivites – Sweeney Todd – Bowler Hat

Here is a stunning rendition of a beautiful quartet from Sweeney Todd – produced by Bowler Hat.

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Bouncers – Bowler Hat 2010 – Show Programme

Click below to browse the show programme from Bowler Hats 2010 production of ‘Bouncers’ in the Theatre Royal. 2010 – Bouncers – Show Programme

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Video – The Juck’s Backstage Tour of Les Mis 2011

Who better to give us a backstage tour of any show then the legend himself Mr. Brian ‘The Juck’ Collins? This from Les Mis 2011 by the South Eastern Theatre Group. Enjoy.

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Video – I Am So Proud – Hot Mikado 2004

From the Hot Mikado 2004 here is Adam Lawlor, Richie Hayes and Raymond Collins in the brilliant trio ‘I Am So Proud’.

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Video – Pentimenti Extract – Stage Fright

Here is another extract from the classic ‘Pentimenti’ by Bryan Flynn.

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Video – To Life from Fiddler On The Roof – Waterford Musical Society 2018

From Waterford Musical Society’s 2018 production of ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ here is ‘To Life’.

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Luck Be A Lady – Guys And Dolls 2006 – Flaggy Lane Productions

Here is the show stopping ‘Luck Be A Lady’ from Flaggy Lanes award winning production of ‘Guys And Dolls’ back in 2006.

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2013 – Miss Saigon Programme – The South Eastern Theatre Group

Here is the show programme from the South Eastern Theatre Groups 2013 production of Miss Saigon. Click below to read it. 2013 – Miss Saigon Programme – South Eastern Theatre Group

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Video – The Movie In My Mind – Miss Saigon – 2013 – South Eastern Theatre Group

From the South Eastern’s 2013 production of Miss Saigon here is Julie Power as Gigi and Holly Ryan as Kim singing ‘The Movie In My Mind’ – supported by the female chorus.

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Video – I Could Be That Guy – Sister Act 2015

From Ignite’s 2015 production of ‘Sister Act’ here is Leon Sheehan leading the troops as Eddie in ‘I Could Be That Guy’.

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Video – ‘Oom Pah Pah’ from Oliver 1995 – Stage Fright

From ‘That’ production of Oliver here is another extract – this was recorded at a dress rehearsal, so you may spot a couple of cast members out of costume if you’re extra observant. Carrie Crowley leads the troupe as Nancy.

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Video – ‘Consider Yourself’ from Oliver! 1995

From ‘that’ production of Oliver in 1995, here is ‘Consider Yourself’ – produced by Stage Fright and directed by Bryan Flynn.

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Video – Roxie from Chicago 1992

Here is Karen Steenson fronting ‘Roxie’ from Stage Frights production of Chicago from 1992.

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Video – Ballet from Carousel – 1986 – De La Salle Musical Society

From the 1986 production of Carousel here is the Ballet from De La Salle Musical Society. The lead dancer was a young Michelle Condon.

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Video – When A Felons not Engaged In His Employment – Pirates Of Penzance – 1994

From the Edmund Rice Choral And Musical Society’s 1994 production of ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ here is Denny Corcoran leading the troops as the Chief of Police in a Keystone Cops-esque take on the song.

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Video – Born To Handjive from Stage Frights Grease 1991

Here comes all the young faces again from 1991 – jiving away to their hearts content.

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Video – Oklahoma! – Waterford Musical Society 2016

Here is the title song from ‘Oklahoma!’ from the 2016 Waterford Musical Society production.

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Video – When I Find My Baby – Sister Act – Ignite Productions 2015

Dennis Murphy leads the hoodlums chorus here with this great number from Sister Act 2015 by Ignite Productions.

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Video – Tonight Quintet from West Side Story – De La Salle College 1990

Here is the show stopping ‘Tonight’ Quintet from West Side Story produced by De La Salle College in 1990.

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Tramore Schools 1996 – Whistle Down The Wind Show Programme

The Tramore Schools consisted of Tramore C.B.S. and Stella Maris Secondary school. Their ground breaking production came with ‘Whistle Down The Wind’ in 1996 – a then unknown and rarely produced gem. Click below to see the Show Programme. 1996 – Whistle Down The Wind – Show Programme.

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The Good Thief – Theatre Royal 2018 – Show Programme.

Back in the summer of 2018 the Theatre Royal had a summer season of plays featuring local actors. One of those plays was ‘The Good Thief’ starring Michael Power in a one man show, directed by Liam Butler. Here is the show programme from that production for a look. 2018 – The Good Thief – Show Programme

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30 Days Of Panto – Day 23 – Finale Act 1 – Sleeping Beauty – 2010

Here is the finale to act 1 of Beauty And The Beast from 2010 featuring a mash up of songs from Lord Of The Rings and Go The Distance from Hercules.

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30 Days of Panto day 19 – 10 Years of Photos

As a little bonus today to take a break from videos we are looking at some photos from our productions since 2010. Why 2010? In 2010 we answered a phonecall from a local Waterford Photographer who wanted to try taking some photos of a Theatre show for his portfolio. That photographer was of course Colin Shanahan – and the rest …

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30 Days Of Panto – Day 16 – Steal My Rock And Roll

Up to 2015 we go today and ‘Steal My Rock And Roll’ from the musical Memphis was the featured ‘end of plot’ song in Jack and the Beanstalk…

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30 Days Of Panto – Day 14 – Be Our Guest from Beauty And The Beast 2016

One of our favourite scenes of all time is the showstopping ‘Be Our Guest’ from Beauty and The Beast 2016. Have a look – it’s easy to see why!

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30 Days Of Panto 11 – The Wedding Band From Jack & The Beanstalk 1992

A staple of Panto in the early years was the ‘Wedding Band’ – always a rogues gallery booked to play at the wedding of the hero and heroine. Here is Paul Corcoran leading the way with Richie Hayes, Butch Wymberry and Ernie Moyser backing him up.

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30 Years of Panto – 10 – Highlights from Beauty And The Beast 1999

From the 1999 production of Beauty and the Beast , here is ‘Be Our Guest’ and ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’.

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30 Days of Panto – Day 07 – Snow White 1994

Some highlights from our 1994 production of ‘Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs’ – directed by Denny Corcoran.

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30 Years of Panto 003 – Cinderella, 2003

Our series of Panto memories for Christmas 2020 continues with a flashback to 2003 and our production of Cinderella. Here’s a montage of scenes for your entertainment from that production.

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Video – Nokia Comedy 1986

There’s more than a legend or two in this extract from the Nokia 1986 Tops show!

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Video – How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria – Ignite Productions 2012

From the 2012 production of ‘The Sound of Music’ here is ‘How do you Solve A Problem Like Maria’.

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Video – Wilkommen from Gala 121

Here is the opening from Gala 121 led by Paul Carroll – Wilkommen.

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Video ‘ Tomorrow ‘ from De La Salle’s Annie.

Here is the cabinet version of ‘Tomorrow’ from De La Salle’s production of Annie.

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Video – Pentimenti – Opening Act II

Here is the brilliant opening to Act 2 of Bryan Flynns epic Pentimenti.

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Video – The American Dream from Miss Saigon – South Eastern Theatre Group

From the 2012 production of Miss Saigon here is Adam Phelan as the Engineer giving us his ‘American Dream’.

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Video – Nokia Comedy – 1986

A great comedy scene from the 1986 Nokia tops featuring John Corcoran, Denny Corcoran, Ann McGrath and Boola Power.

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Video – Five Guys Named Moe from Gala 121

Here is the extract from Five Guys named Moe from Gala 121 by Stage Fright.

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Video – Behind the scenes at Pentimenti

Here’s a great short video taken behind the scenes and in the foyer on what as far as I can ascertain is the world premier performance. Nice and short – have a look, loads of familiar faces in there!

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Video – Some Enchanted Evening – South Pacific – WMS

From the 2019 production of ‘South Pacific’ it’s ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ performed by the velvet voiced Dermot Keyes as Emile.

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Video – As If We Never Said Goodbye – Greta Rochford – Gala 121

The wonderful Greta Rochford giving us a Lloyd Webber classic – ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’ from Gala 121.

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