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WTA 109 – Oliver from Gala 121 – 1997

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.

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1990 – Nokia Opening Tops VIDEO

Back to Tops today and a video from 1990 featuring the opening of the Nokia show and an extract from ‘Anything Goes’, produced by Michael Grant.

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2001 – The Yeoman Of the Guard – Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society

In 2001 the ERCMS presented their 24th production – Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Yeoman Of the Guard’ in the Theatre Royal. Here is the show programme. 2001 – The Yeoman Of The Guard – Show Programme

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“A History of Stage Fright”

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 well worth a read and a flick through if you were …

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2008 – Annie Get Your Gun – De La Salle – Show Programme

Back to 2008 today and De La Salle were presenting ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ in late January. It was the revised Annie Get Your Gun script which was hugely different to the original incarnation that Edmund Rice presented in 1992 – see the Programme for that here. 2008 – Annie Get Your Gun – Show Programme

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WTA 049 – 1988 – Ol’ Man River from Showboat – Edmund Rice Choral And Musical Society

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 that makeup in todays world – and most would say rightly so. Still – sit back and enjoy his wonderful voice and enjoy a snippet from ‘Showboat’ 1988. …

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OLIVER! Live recording from the 1995 Festival of Light Opera

Today’s update is a pretty special one. Not much remains of the show video and image wise, but this recording of a live broadcast of Oliver! that WLR put out the night it was on exists on tape. I’ve converted it to digital to preserve it, and it’s attached below. It was one of those ‘magic’ nights in the Theatre …

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WTA 047 – Opening from Guys and Dolls 2000 – De La Salle MS

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.

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1986 – Carousel – DLS Musical Society – Some Press Coverage

Back in 1986 De La Salle Musical Society performed the classic ‘Carousel’ by Rogers and Hammerstein. Here is some press photographs and a bit from Mick Brown’s column coming up to Carousel – (Friday November 7th ’86) interesting how they got Bryan Flynn’s name wrong! I guess nobody’s perfect 🙂 Also interesting to see Liam Murphy and Pat McEvoy side …

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Video – We Go Together from Grease 1991 – Stage Fright MTC

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’ – the final of Act 1 of Grease 1991.

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1997 – Iolanthe – Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society

In 1997 the ERCMS were presenting ‘Iolanthe’ in the Theatre Royal. this was the Edmund Rice’s 21st production. The show programme is added below. 1997 – Iolanthe – Show Programme

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1980 – De La Salle College – Jesus Christ Superstar

In 1980 De La Salle College brought us Jesus Christ Superstar. It was only their second show under the stewardship of Br. Ben Hanlon and Fr. Sean Melody (RIP). The show programme is attached as well as the News & Star’s review of the production from 1980 – a welcome addition to the archive. 1980 – De La Salle College …

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WTA 044 – Video – Skid Row from ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ – Spotlight Productions 1993

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 to be directors, choreographers and brilliant performers in professional careers – but all were very very young in this one. So – back to 1993 we go and …

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1980 – Waterford Glass Tops – Hand Written Adjudication Sheet

I love these old bits of memorabilia – once again a hand written adjudicators report, this time for the 1980 Waterford Glass Show. Worth having and preserving! Have a look. 1980 – Waterford Glass Tops – Adjudicators Report

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1967- Waterford Pantomime Programme – ‘Cinderella’

This is jumping back to 1967 and the older Waterford Pantomime Society and a production of ‘Cinderella’. Here is the Show Programme from that production featuring many familiar legendary names. 1967 – Cinderella Show Programme

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WTA 042 – The Pyjama Game VIDEO – 1987, De La Salle MS

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 to enjoy, and there is plenty of young heads in there that will be familiar.

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2007 – Imagine Theatre Group – Into The Woods Show Programme

In 2007 Imagine Theatre Group performed their only show in January – the Sondheim classic ‘Into The Woods’. It had a stellar cast and managed to win best overall show at the AIMS awards that year, as well as a personal award for Greta Rochford as the Witch and one for best technical. Here is the show programme from that …

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Interview With Liam Murphy – Video

Thanks again to Waterford Youth Arts and particularly Ollie Breslin who has given me another link to an interview that they conducted with Liam Murphy – our esteemed arts critic for the Munster Express. This was recorded as part of the ‘Down the Down’ documentary they produced in 2015. It’s a great interview and well worth a watch. Enjoy!

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1999 – Oklahoma! – De la Salle MS

In 1999 De La Salle produced two shows – the first being Fiddler On The Roof, and this one – Oklahoma! in the Autumn time slot. Here is the show programme from the production. 1999 – Oklahoma! – Show Programme

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WTA 040 – Jesus Christ Superstar Rehearsals – 1993, De La Salle College

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 by Bryan Flynn… I know some people are going to enjoy this one!

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2006 – Whistle Down The Wind – Flaggy Lane Productions

In 2006 Flaggy Lane presented the difficult ‘Whistle Down The Wind’ show to tremendous acclaim. This show came in the middle of their 2 famous WIFLO wins in 2005 with Singing In The Rain and 2006 with Guys And Dolls. Here is the show programme from that production – have a look! 2006 – Whistle Down The Wind – Show Programme

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Rare Vintage ACEC Tops Photos

These are great to see – although over 40 years old you can still make out some familiar faces in these colour photos from the hey day of Tops in Waterford. See if you can spot familiar faces in there and tag them or their family! Many thanks to Joanne Walshe for giving us these from her families private collection. …

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1999 – De La Salle MS – Fiddler On The Roof

In 1999 De La Salle MS were presenting ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ in early January.  1999 was a strange year for De La Salle as they presented 2 shows with Oklahoma following up in November that year as they changed their time slots. Here is the show programme from Fiddler. 1999 – Fiddler On The Roof – Show Programme

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1962 – Sinbad The Sailor – Waterford Pantomime Society

Some photos, reviews and the show programme from the 1962 production of ‘Sinbad The Sailor’ which featured such legendary performers as Dermot Graham and Richie Collins amongst others. Judging by the newspaper article attached a cold snap hit this particular production and caused a half empty opening house. Have a browse and enjoy the old photos! 1962 – Sinbad the …

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1983 – Waterford Glass Tops – Underneath the Arches with Denny and Boola

Today’s video is a right trip back memory lane in Tops land. This scene was pure nostalgia when it went on in 1983, so 34 years later it’s even more nostalgic! Denny and Boola take us through a Flanaghan and Allen routine centering around ‘Underneath the Arches’ – they are joined by a full chorus and later by Ken Barry …

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1975 Tops Adjudicators Report – The Foundry

I like adding in bits of memorabilia now and again. This time it’s back to 1975 and the adjudicators report from Jack Cruise on The Foundry show. He also gives the breakdown of points for all the teams competing in the final stage of the local rounds that year. Worth a look for Tops fans. 1975 – Adjudicators Report – …

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Videos – ‘Grease’ 1991 Clips Video

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.

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2004 – Annie – Really Youthful Theatre Group

In 2004 the ‘Really Youthful Theatre Group’ produced their final production before transitioning into ‘Flaggy Lane Juniors’ – the ever popular ‘Annie’ in the Theatre Royal. Added to the Really Youth ful archive here. 2004 – Annie – Show Programme

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1996 – Carousel – De La Salle Musical Society

Back to 1996 and De La Salle Musical Society were presenting ‘Carousel’ – the Rogers and Hammerstein favourite. This one had a sort of celebrity leading man in the guise of Seamus Flavin who at that time was appearing on Fair City supported once again by a who’s who of Waterford Theatre at the time. Here is a show programme …

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1989 – Tramore Tops – The Lullaby of Broadway

This is a clip from the 1989 Tramore Tops production – the ‘Lullaby of Broadway’ scene featuring some Tramore legends.

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2017 – Rigor Mortis – Urbs Intacta Manet

Something recent for today – Pat Daly’s ‘Urbs Intacta Manet’ – renamed to ‘Rigor Mortis’ that made a very successful return to the Theatre Royal last month. Although no programme as such existed, thanks to Jamie Beamish who put together this Show Programme / information for us all to read – and there is some great reading in there. Added …

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Video – Broadway Melody from ‘Singing In The Rain’ 2005

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!

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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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2011 – De La Salle Musical Society – Mack and Mabel Photos

2011 saw the final show from De La Salle Musical Society – the much loved Jerry Herman classic ‘Mack and Mabel’. Full of glorious melodies and exciting dance routines – but alas it wasn’t enough to secure the future of the much loved De La Salle MS. Directed by Bryan Flynn and starring Michael Sands and Jenny White as the …

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Tramore Combined Schools – Fiddler On The Roof – 1994

Back 23 years ago Tramore Schools made their debut in the Theatre Royal with Fiddler On The Roof under the direction of Pat McEvoy. It was the first of a trio of shows from the schools – South Pacific and Whistle Down The Wind being the other two. The show brochure is below. 1994 – Fiddler On The Roof – …

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Peter Pan – Theatre Royal Productions – 2005

In 2005 the then artistic director of the Theatre Royal-  Michael Hunt – produced a version of the J.M. Barrie classic ‘Peter Pan’ for the post – Christmas / New Year audience. At the time it was warmly received starring as it did Carrie Crowley and Arthur Riodran (who later returned to star in the Beckett summer season in 2017). …

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Videos – Backstage At The Little Shop Of Horrors – 1993

Back in 1993 produced ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ under the direction of Denny Corcoran. It was a huge success with many of the cast and crew going on to become a who’s who of Waterford Theatre for the next 20 years. This is a video of Davy Sutton running around backstage having a chat with everyone and some side footage …

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1999 – Edmund Rice Choral And Musical Society – Showboat

In 1999 Edmund Rice produced the classic ‘Showboat’ in the Theatre Royal. Directed by Pat McEvoy it managed to pick up an AIMS nomination for Richie Hayes in the role of rubber face at the 1999/00 awards. Here is the show programme. 1999 – Showboat – Show Programme

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1992 – Song And Dance Man from Port and Docks

Another legend from Tops days and Waterford Theatre in general is one Patsy Sheridan. Here he is from the 1992 Port And Docks tops show with his team of tap dancers performing ‘Song and Dance Man’. This scene was notable because Patsy was conducting the show in the pit and every night in the blackout climbed up onto the stage …

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1994 – DLS College – The Boyfriend

In 1994 De La Salle College produced ‘The Boyfriend’ by Sandy Wilson. It was maybe a bit unexpected direction to go in – following on as it did from Jesus Christ Superstar the preceding year. Nonetheless – the college produced the goods again. Here is the show programme. 1994 – The Boyfriend – Show Programme

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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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2007 – Into The Woods – Photo Gallery.

In 2007 Imagine Theatre Group performed Sondheim’s ‘Into The Woods’ in early January. The show was a tremendous artistic success, picking up best overall show and best female for Greta Rochford who starred as The Witch. Imagine was short lived – lasting for just one show – albeit a very successful show. 2007 – Into The Woods – Photo Gallery

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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 096 – Singing In The Rain Finale – Flaggy Lane 2005

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 back a few memories for those getting rained on in the bright coloured raincoats!

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2015 – Waterford Musical Society – Carousel Photo Gallery

in 2015 Waterford Musical Society burst onto the scene with their production of ‘Carousel’ – the Rogers and Hammerstein classic. It was a welcome return to the big ticket classic style musical that had been missing for so long in the Waterford scene. Today here’s a photo gallery of the production – taken by the uber-talented Colin Shanahan of Digicol …

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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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The ‘Kings’ And I – De La Salle Musical Society

De La Salle Musical Society twice produced ‘The King And I’ in an 11 year period – in 1993 and 2004. The 1993 production was particularly successful winning the AIMS overall award for Best Show, finishing as runner-up in the Waterford Festival of Light Opera and sweeping a host of awards in both competitions. Here are the two show programmes …

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Video – Behind the Scenes at Grease 1991

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 a show could do so with a bit of self belief. …

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2005 – Singing In The Rain Photo Gallery

In 2005 Flaggy Lane became the first Waterford society to win the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera with their production of ‘Singing In The Rain’.  Here is a photo gallery of some production images from that show, courtesy of David Hennessy. 2005 – Singing In The Rain – Photo Gallery

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1987 – Red Kettle Present ‘Arms And The Man’

In 1987 Red Kettle presented ‘Arms And the Man’ by George Bernard Shaw in the Theatre Royal. Here is the show programme with loads of reading in it with some articles by Ted O’Regan amongst others. 1987 – Arms And The Man – Show Programme

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1995 – West Side Story – Premier Productions

In 1995 Spotlight Productions became Premier Productions and produced the iconic ‘West Side Story’. At the time it had a who’s who of emerging young talent, many of whom still thread the boards. Directed by Gary Power and Choreographed by Michelle Condon. It had (and I stand to be corrected) one of the largest Orchestras in the modern history of …

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1990 – More Faces In the Crowd

People seemed to really enjoy the last ‘Faces from the Crowd’ video – so here’s another one, also taken before a Tops show in 1990. There’s loads more familiar faces in there in the Theatre Royal. Enjoy!

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2004 – The Hot Mikado Photo Gallery

Back in 2004 Flaggy Lane Productions were debuting with their production of ‘The Hot Mikado’ which went on to finish 3rd in the Festival of Light Opera. If you look carefully you might see a young version of the current West End Jean Valjean as this production starred Killian Donnelly as well as the pick of Waterford Theatre stars at …

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Man Of La Mancha – WMS – Show Programme

WMS produced the lesser seen ‘Man of La Mancha’ in 2017 – here is the show programme. 2017 – Man Of La Mancha Show Programme

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Videos – Backstage At Chess 1996

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 to some people who were in or experienced Bryan Flynn’s take …

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

Here is the 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 AIMS …

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2008 – The Mikado – Edmund Rice Choral And Musical Society – Show Programme

Some of the finest G&S productions ever seen in Waterford came from the Edmund Rice stable, and this is no exception. In 2008 the Edmund Rice society engaged the wonderful Andrew Nicklin who had produced some of the finest shows that visited WIFLO over the years. The show was – The Mikado and the ultra glossy coloured show programme is …

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‘Maritana’ celebrated the first refurbishment of the Theatre Royal in 2000.

In 2000, the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society celebrated the refurbishment of the Theatre Royal with a quite apt production of ‘Maritana’ by William Vincent Wallace. The show programme for this production featured articles by the legendary Larry Fanning – custodian of the Theatre Royal for so many years as well as a wealth of other information. Have a …

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Vintage De La Salle Musical Society Programmes

More vintage De La Salle Musical Society programmes from the early 60’s are hiding in the archive – and are worth a look (even for the classic adverts alone!). 1963 and 64. Some well known names in the chorus and in the principle line up. 1964 – Floradora – Show Programme 1963 – The Count Of Luxembourg – Show Programme

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Man Of La Mancha Audio and Press Coverage Added

Some material added from the recent Waterford Musical Society production of ‘Man Of La Mancha’. Mary O’Neill from the Big Breakfast Blaa met some cast and crew at rehearsals for the audio interview, and there is also some great coverage from the Munster Express. Also added to the Waterford Musical Society archive here. [podbean resource=”episode=d57vs-6f37e4″ type=”audio-rectangle” height=”100″ skin=”1″ btn-skin=”107″ share=”1″ …

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1990 – Faces from the Crowd

I thought this would be different for a change. A pre-show crowd in the Theatre Royal before renovations with the distinctive old red seats and no pit. It’s before a Tops show. There’s a load of people in there that I recognise, and I’m sure you will recognise too!

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1990 – Nokia Tops – Miss Saigon

Video day today, and I’m delighted to add the Miss Saigon scene from the Nokia Tops in 1990. Produced by Michael Grant you’ll find a host of familiar faces in this one as well.

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The Wizards Of Oz

Added today are two show programmes from ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ – one from 1999 – a Bryan Flynn production and one from 2005 – Flaggy Lane Juniors – 6 years apart, 2 very different productions. The one thing about the Wizard of Oz is it uses a lot of children, and there are easily over a hundred between these …

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1992 – Tramore Tops Rocky Horror Scene

Who could forget Paul Kavanagh in a bald wig and Kieran Doyle in full Rocky Horror garb as Tramore brought us a clip of the controversial ‘Rocky Horror Show’ in the 1992 Tops. Bryan Flynn was at the start of his career and this production reached the national quarter final. Enjoy!

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De La Salle 1982 / 1991 and 1993 Show Programmes

! Added today are three show programmes – a classic from 1982 with ‘Fiddler On The Roof’, 1991 – ‘The Bells are ringing’ and 1993 – ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. Enjoy! Added to the De La Salle College archive here. 1982 – Fiddler On The Roof 1991 – Bells are Ringing 1993 – Jesus Christ Superstar

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1989 – Denny, Nicky and Dermot Remember the Old Times

Here is a classic Tops moment from the Tramore Tops of 1989  – but the video also includes a slide show of some legends of Tops from years gone by. This video was used first in the Bilberry Goats comedy show featuring the aforementioned slide show and finishing off with ‘Do You Remember The Old Times’ featuring Denny Corcoran, Nicky …

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Jesus Christ Superstar 2000 added today!

Today it’s a show brochure from Bryan Flynn Theatrix original production of Jesus Christ Superstar way back in 2000.  It’s a production that so many still remember fondly for a wide variety of reasons. 2000 – Jesus Christ Superstar – Show Programme 

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The Millennium Concert – December 31st 1999

Just like so many other places in Ireland and the world Waterford had a concert as part of its Millennium celebrations. Waterford’s one was produced by Brian Merriman and featured so many Waterford singers, comedians, choirs and guest narrators you’ll have to read the programme yourself to keep track of them all! Also included Liam Murphy’s review of the concert. …

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WTA 067 – A Day In The Life of WIFLO

This wonderful video (thanks to Clodagh Power) tracks a day in the life of WIFLO when in 2005 the Derby Gilbert & Sullivan company under the direction of multi-award winning Andrew Nicklin allowed the cameras in to follow them during their festival visit. Credits go to Cian O’Carroll for editing and recording, Mary Roche & Kevin O’Carroll for the script …

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Some Vintage Tops Programmes Added 1975,1980,1974

Adding to the archive of Tops material we have 3 vintage Tops programmes – the 1975 National Semi-final in Salthill between Waterford Banks and Finance and Sunbeam ltd, the 1980 local rounds between St. Paul’s (non competitive) and Waterford Crystal, and the 1974 local final between the ACEC and Waterford Crystal. 1974 – Local Final – ACEC and Waterford Crystal …

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The first Waterford International Festival of Light Opera – 1959 Press Coverage

Back in 1959 the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera was a huge deal that involved the entire city. Reading through this selection of press clippings and looking at the photos will give you some idea of how big a deal it really was! You can peruse the clippings below, and when you’re finished – have a look at the …

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2011 – The Gods Are Angry Miss Kerr Photos added

Some photographs added to the archive today –  from the 2011 Theatre Royal production of Jim Nolan’s ‘The Gods Are Angry Miss Kerr’. Click on the link below for the gallery. Enjoy! 2011 – The Gods Are Angry Miss Kerr – photo gallery

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Die Fledermaus 1984 Edmund Rice C&M Society Programme

A vintage show programme from 1984 – Die Fledermaus. This is a throwback to the era when there were only 2 adult societies in the city – Edmund Rice and De La Salle and their respective shows were standout events in Waterford’s entertainment calendar. Enjoy! 1984 – Die Fledermaus – Show Programme

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De La Salle Musical Society Material Added

4 New programmes for you today! So – if you were in 1983 ‘The Gypsy Baron’, 1985 ‘The Merry Widow’, 1990 ‘The Music Man’ or 1992 ‘Hello Dolly’ this update is for you… As always click below to see any of the programmes and I will be adding them to the archive under De La Salle MS. You can find …

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1983 Waterford Crystal ‘My City Of Music’ scene video.

Today’s update is a video. It is the scene from the 1983 Waterford Crystal Tops where ‘My City Of Music’ first appeared. Featuring music from Val Doonican, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Tom Dunphy, and William Vincent Wallace, the scene is tied together at the end with the iconic first ever performance of ‘My City Of Music’ by Denny Corcoran and chorus. Featuring …

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Red Kettle Material Added – The Salvage Shop and The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

Today’s update sees programmes and press clippings from 1998 and 2002 as Red Kettle brought us Jim Nolan’s iconic play ‘The Salvage Shop’ and C.S. Lewis’s classic tale ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’. 2002 – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – Show Programme 2002 – The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – Press Clipping 1998 …

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Video – Behind The Scenes At Guys And Dolls 2006

Here is a feature filmed and edited by John and Richie Hayes – behind the scenes at Guys and Dolls 2006 produced by Flaggy Lane Productions.

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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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Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society Pirates of Penzance – Show Programme – 1994

Today we’ve added 2 programmes to our Edmund Rice archive – to view them click on 1993 – South Pacific 1994 – Pirates of Penzance That completes a huge chunk of their history in Programmes from 1988 to 1996. Thanks to Kitty Power for dropping in these and so much more that will be shared over the coming weeks / …

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Guys And Dolls 2006 – Flaggy Lane – Photo Gallery

To see the photo gallery from Flaggy Lane’s festival winning ‘Guys and Dolls’ click here Thank you to Anne-Marie Collins for the use of the images!

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A Night For Billy

On June 9th 2017 the cream of Waterford Theatre and Entertainment gathered together in Waterford’s historic Theatre Royal to pay tribute to the late great Billy McCarthy. An amazing line up included  Des Manahan, Richie Hayes, Andrew Holden, Jim Nolan, Donna Roche, Vanessa Whelan, Vicki Graham, Jamie Murphy, Greta Rochford, Clodagh Power, Dermot Keyes, Carrie Crowley, the Bilberry Goats, Madrigallery and …

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Pat McEvoy Reviews WMS Man Of La Mancha 2017

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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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Garter Lane Productions (1985 – Present Day)

Garter Lane Arts Centre is not only a venue, but it has been producing quality theatre in Waterford for over 30 years. Click below for more. 2016 – Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya – Show Programme 2014 – Dreamland – Audio Reviews and reactions 2013 – On The Razzle – Show Programme  

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The South Eastern Group Win the 2012 Festival

Billy McCathy featured the stunning win by the South Eastern Theatre Group on Deise AM, May 13th 2012. Also joining him is Liam Murphy of the Munster Express.

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Theatre Royal Productions (2005 – Present Day)

The Theatre Royal has presented several productions since the most renovation which re-opened in 2009 to its current layout. 2017 – A Taste Of Beckett 2016 – A Moon For The Misbegotten – Show Programme 2011 – The Gods Are Angry Miss Kerr – Show Brochure 2011 – The Gods Are Angry Miss Kerr – photo gallery 2005 – Peter …

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Really Youthful Theatre Group 2001 / 2002 – Little Shop and Fame

The Really Youthful Theatre Group has a short albeit successful history. It was the direct predecessor of Flaggy Lane Juniors, and consequently Flaggy Lane Productions itself. Although only producing 3 shows it introduced so many youths to musical theatre. They are also one of the few groups to produce a musical in the Gallery Theatre in the Forum (as it …

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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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The Heineken Variety Festival (1988)

The Heineken Variety Festival was organised as a welcome stop gap to fill the void in Waterford left by John Player tops during a year when there was no Waterford Competitors in the Competition. For more click below.   The Heineken Variety Festival – Show Programme  

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The Mayors Gala Variety Show (1981)

The Mayors Variety Show took place in 1981 in aid of the Waterford Lions Club. For more click below. The Mayors Gala Variety Show – Show Programme

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An Evening with Gershwin and Friends – 1999

Tara Anne Byrne staged ‘An Evening With Gershwin and Friends’ in 1999. To browse the show programme click on the link below. An Evening with Gerswhin and Friends – Show Programme

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1955 – ‘Scent From Heaven’ – Ballybricken New Church Fund

A real vintage here – 1955, 62 years ago. It doesn’t take a degree in history to work out from the title that this production was mounted to help contribute to Ballybricken’s Church Fund. It was a production based on the life of St. Therese the Little Flower. Much more information other than that is sketchy, but I’m very grateful …

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The Heat Is On – The Staging of ‘Miss Saigon’

The South Eastern Theatre Group staged the Irish amateur premier of ‘Miss Saigon’. This documentary follows it from script to stage and examines the behind the scenes talk areas that we so seldom see and hear. Produced and edited by Wayne Brown, Narration by Nichola Beresford – it was first broadcast on WLRFM in December 2013.

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The Festival – A Radio Documentary

This is the specially made program celebrating the 50th year of the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera.  Produced and edited by Wayne Brown, narrated by Jamie Beamish it was first broadcast on WLRFM in 2011.

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Tramore Schools 1995 – South Pacific Show Programme

The Tramore Schools consisted of Tramore C.B.S. and Stella Maris Secondary school. In 1995 they produced South Pacific – click below for the show programme. 1995 – South Pacific – Show Programme

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