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It’s time to cut loose

Lead male Corey O’Connor pictured with some of the cast from St Patrick’s Hall Musical Society as they rehearse for their upcoming production of Footloose.

Featuring the musical talents of over 70 local individuals, the debut performance of the St Patrick’s Hall Musical Society promises to be positively unmissable.

The melodic ensemble, which was formed some three months ago, will take to the iconic St Pat’s stage in April for a blow away performance of ‘Footloose’, with proceeds donated to a town-wide fund-raising drive for the restoration of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

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One of the group’s founders, Leah McKay, says the show looks set to be a unbridled success.

“We have been rehearsing since January and the level of talent on display is tremendous,” she explained. “The show will involve some 70 teenagers and adults, and the production is shaping up to be exceptional.

“As a debut performance from the group, it can’t be missed.”
Leah, along with musical director Ryan Quinn and choreographer Emmet Stewart, were instrumental in setting the wheels in motion with the St Patrick’s Hall Musical Society. The tuneful trio have been working tirelessly since January to ensure ‘Footloose’ will blow audiences away.

“Although we are from very different backgrounds, myself, Ryan and Emmet have been using our talents, and the abundance of talent in the group, to ensure a spectacular performance. There is alot of buzz and talk in the town about the show, and rest assured it won’t disappoint.

“With this in mind, tickets are selling out fast and the Friday and Saturday nights are now sold out. The performance runs from April 10-15, so book now to avoid disappointment.”

• ‘Footloose’ will run nightly from April 10-15. Pre-payment is required for booking and tickets can be obtained from St Patrick’s Hall or by calling 07541763410.

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