Tuesday, February 11, 2014


TONIGHT students from Presentation Secondary School will be taking audiences back to the 50s with their Transition Year musical production of ‘Guys and Dolls’. Presentation Secondary has been putting on a show almost every year since 1974 and students have shown in previous years the high level of talent that is in their school – and this year is no exception. The main characters of this musical include Nathan Detroit (Zoe O’Sullivan), Miss Adelaide (Blondina Walsh), Sky Masterson (Abigail Simon), Sister Sarah Brown (Megan Burchell), Nicely-Nicely Johnson (Michelle Dalton), Arvide Abernathy (Hannah Walsh), Big Jule (Kelsey Moran), Harry The Horse (April Manning), Benny Southstreet (Amy Power), Rusty Charlie ( Lucy Reade), LT. Brannigan (Ciara O’Sullivan), General Cartwright (Lauren Keane), Angie the Ox (Sarah Ryan) and the Hotbox girls, Sharon O’Donoghue, Heather Lampen, Nicola Robinson, Laurie Fitzek, Becky Roche, Niamh Rafferty and Kelly Hearne.

The musical has become the highlight of the Transition Year programme in the school with every student being involved as part of the cast or backstage crew. The teaching and support staff at the school are also heavily involved. The show is directed by Speech and Drama teacher Mary McNamara while Music teacher Mark Scanlon is the musical director. Well known local Choreographer Pat Grant has been working with the dancers since September and staff member Ann Brennan will assume the role of Stage Manager.

The musical will be performed tonight, Tuesday 11th and also Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th in Presentation Secondary School’s Gym and will commence at 7.30 sharp. Entry to the school will be through the Vincent White Road entrance and there will be limited parking available via Vincent White Road and also at the Cannon Street entrance. Tickets for Tuesday 11th  cost €8 per ticket or 4 tickets for €28 and tickets for Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th are €10 per ticket or 4 tickets for €32. Tickets can be purchased in the school office (051) 376584. This is one show you will not want to miss.

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