Congratulations to the cast and crew of our musical ‘Hairspray the Tallaght Way!’
Each night a very happy crowd left the school after being well entertained for the evening and on Friday morning 300 5th class students were equally well entertained.
As is the case every year a certain amount of magic happened between our not so great weekend rehearsal and our fantastic opening night. Voices sounded better, feet remembered dance steps and costumes looked exactly like they were meant too. I’m never quite sure how it happens but I am always very grateful that it does.
Our stage was filled with talented students from every year group, which makes the musical a very special school event. It was also a real treat to have 2 staff members get involved in the production, they added something extra special to the whole experience. We had a great chorus this year who provided wonderful support to our principal cast members. Many were taking on roles for the first time but their professionalism ad dedication meant we had a smooth running show. A special mention must go to our fantastic leaning lady Lisa Germaine from TY who really took on the role of Tracy Turnblad and brought her to life for the audience.
Our backstage crew also worked incredibly hard to make the show a success. Not only did they give up break times to sell tickets , they were the first to arrive and the last to leave each evening.
Farewell to our 6th Year cast and crew: Luke Worrell, Louise Farrell, Rónán Mulhall, Craig Haugh, Danielle Hynes, Kirstyn O’Connor and Conor Quinn. We will miss you all next year and want to wish you success with the rest of this important year.
Thank you to each and every one of you for being willing to be part of the musical. I am already looking forward to next year! Pics here
- A Reigh