Kilkenny Musical Society had a very successful night at the AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) awards ceremony in Killarney on Saturday night. After recieving 4 nominations, for Best Actress, Best Male Singer, Best Director, and Best Show, KMS comes home with 2 trophies, with Michael Hayes winning Best Male Singer award and Christine Scarry winning Best Director. Parade came second place in best overall show.
by Kevina Hayes
In just 3 weeks time, Kilkenny Musical Society take to the stage with their highly anticipated 2017 production: Parade. The epic score, reminiscent of the rousing choruses of their award winning production of Michael Collins A Musical Drama in 2014, is but a melodic vehicle for the captivating and true life story of Mr Leo Frank, played by award winning local performer Michael Hayes, at the epicenter of this amazing musical.
Some stories are so great, so epic in their impact and poignancy that they stretch through the annals of time. The case of Leo Frank is one such story. Was he a monster, capable of killing a child and deserving of his fate, or an innocent man who became the scapegoat for a society overflowing with resentment towards rich, Jewish factory owners, a public outcry over the exploitation of child workers and a ruthless, unmerciful media culture? This tragically captivating story is at the heart of the musical, “Parade”, Kilkenny Musical Society’s show choice for 2017.
Kilkenny Musical Society are delighted to present,
'Magical Musical Mayhem'
This fun, family friendly show features hits from your favourite childhood musicals, walt disney movies & of course a sing along to some of the Christmas classics.
Thomastown Concert Hall - Friday 2nd December -7.30pm
*Dress up in your favourite christmas woolies or better still, wear your favourite christmas Pj's so you can run straight home for the late late toy show!*
Castlecomer Community Hall - Sunday 4th December - 3pm
Kilkenny Musical Society are delighted to present 'Parade' by Jason Robert Brown in The Watergate Theatre on Sunday 2nd- Saturday 8th April 2016.
Director: Christine Scarry
Musical Director: David Hayes
Choreographer: Nicole McDonald
Auditions will take place on Friday 18th November & further auditions/recalls will take place on Sunday 20th.
For further information & to book in for an audition, please contact us on info@kilkennymusicalsociet
We will be hosting a social night next Thur 25th August in Rafter Dempseys on Friary Street. We would love to see you all there for a catch up!
We also welcome any new members that may be interested in joining the society this year to come along and meet us for a chat and a bit of craic!
P.S. - There's also the small matter of revealing our 2017 production!
See you all from 8pm onwards!
Members of Kilkenny Musical Society were horrified this morning when they discovered that confidential rehearsal pictures from their upcoming show "The Full Monty" were leaked on social media. Chairperson for Kilkenny Musical Society, Sarah Brennan said she was "shocked and appaled" at this turn of events and appealed for anyone with any information to come forward.