Wednesday, 15th August 2012
Set in the gritty streets of 1920 s Chicago, Happy End tells the tale of an unlikely love affair between a virtuous Salvation Army worker and a hard-boiled gangster. This steamy musical pairs Bertolt Brecht's biting and witty social satire with a thrilling score from Kurt Weill and with some of his most popular show tunes, Happy End later became the source for the musical Guys and Dolls.
Happy End is directed by highly acclaimed Jimmy Fay who has a string of hit shows to his credit. In recent years he has been associate director with the Abbey Theatre and has also directed the hit commercial comedy shows based on Paul Howards' Ross O'Carroll Kelly character.
With the band El Higado No Existe live on stage throughout featuring Kevin Power, Joe Meagher and friends, expect a musical with a difference as they bring a 'Tom Waits' feel to the night. Choreography is by Trish Murphy and video and set by Neil O'Driscoll. Happy End packs a political punch closing with a song in 'tribute' to the rich and powerful of this world.
Garter Lane Theatre, on
Tuesday 28 August - Saturday 1 September, 8pm
Tickets: €12 (€10 concs), group rates available
051-855038 or http://www.garterlane.ie
Preview Night: Tuesday 28th August all tickets €7
The Carrick on Suir Musical Society Arts Academy will very shortly be back in action
Classes will resume on Thursday 6th September at their usual time from five to seven. To facilitate the large numbers attending the Academy, registration will be available in the theatre on the following dates. Thursday 16th August 2-4pm; Thursday 23rd August 2-4pm; Thursday 30th August 2-4pm at The Strand Theatre Box Office. Spaces are limited, so to avoid disappointment it is important that all students are registered before the start date of the sixth of September.
The Carrick on Suir Musical Society is entering a very significant year in 2013 as we will have several anniversaries to celebrate. First off the society will be entering its seventieth year, the Society is poised to stage its ONE HUNDRED production and we will do so next March. Also we will be the proud owners of The Strand Theatre for ten years. So we have plenty reasons to celebrate and we intend to do so. It might have looked as if the Society was gone missing for the summer, but the committee have been busy planning events for next year, picking the Panto for later this year our 99th production and also the spring Show our 100th production. There are also other events in the planning and we will announce those as they are confirmed.
But first let's look after the next generation, if you have anybody a son, daughter, niece nephew, granddaughter or grandson and you would like to see them on the stage in the Strand Theatre get them registered for the Academy, who knows where it might lead.
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