Music and Reviews from Clare, Limerick, Waterford and sometimes further afield

Monday, February 22, 2010

Beauty and the Beast Shannon MS

Wow . What a fabulous production. Alice and I were lucky to get two cancellations for Shannon Musical Society's latest offering which sold out for ten performances, an achievement of good management itself. And what a production it was . Carmel Griffin assembled a fabulous band that produced a rich sound palette to accompany the huge cast. It was lovely to hear a French horn played by Liam Daly and an oboe, Etain McCooey in the mix. All the leads were very well with Gaston in particular looking like he stepped right out of the picture book pages. There is something very exciting about being in a space like the Shannon school gym magically transformed for the week into an enchanted set with peopled by characters who bear no resemblance to their everyday persona. I love the fact that the tea ladies appear in costume and are photographed in the programme. I was delighted to meet my cousin, society member Helen White after the show . Helen's parents Aidan and Anne White have a longstanding association with the Shannon Musical Society Well done Helen, Carmel and SMS. We had a wonderful night

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