Ballinasloe Musical Society will celebrate a century of music and drama with a special Centenary Concert which will take place on 21 st October at 8pm in the Ballinasloe Town Hall Theatre.
This will be a musical extravaganza with songs from a variety of much-loved past performances, including Oklahoma, Singin’ in the Rain, South Pacific and Calamity Jane to name but a few.
A selection of leading ladies and gentlemen will perform on the night, including Catherine Smyth, Sarah Corcoran, Seán Óg Hurley, Louise Colohan, Séamus Feerick, Rachel Goode, Patrick Byrne, David Kennedy and more. A large ensemble of past and present members will also come together to perform, with all welcome to join. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime celebration of music, culture and community that will pay homage to the 100 years of live performances by Ballinasloe Musical Society , with National Broadcaster Fergal Darcy as MC . Tickets are available on www.ballinasloetownhall.com.
Production team for their 2023 run of 'Godspell', which will take place from 19th - 23rd March 2023 in the Town Hall Theatre. New to the reigns as Director is Tuam native, Ronan Lardner, who will be familiar to many as the voice of The Live Wire, the lunchtime show on Galway Bay FM. No stranger to musical theatre, Ronan has most recently directed shows in Tuam and in Castlerea.
Another new addition to the team is Jay Molyneux, who will take on the role of Choreographer. Also a Galway native, Jay has been performing since the age of 7 and is a full time dance teacher at the Genevieve Ryan Dance Academy. He has choreographed and directed many shows throughout the western region. Members and Cast are thrilled to welcome back the Maestro, Shane Farrell, as Musical Director, for his 10th show with the Society. Shane, who lives in Loughrea, is renowned country-wide for his work as a choir master and musical director, as well as for his fundraising endeavours, including most recently, the recording of Sing for Saoirse, which took place in the Ballinasloe Town Hall Theatre in July, and is due for release in October.
Plans for auditions for Godspell are being put in place and a date will be announced very soon. Keep an eye on Ballinasloe Musical Society's social media pages for more! Dates – Tue Nov 1st and Wed Nov 2nd at 8.00 pm in Gullane’s Hotel.
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