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Oyster Lane Workshop a Great Success 29/04/17

| April 29, 2017


Oyster Lane Theatre Group held their annual performance workshop for kids recently  and it was a great weekend for all involved. Over 30 children attended who all went home singing and dancing to various songs.

The workshop saw a range of talented tutors teach the young members across the two days. Jonny Smith and Sinead Reck choreographed numbers from musicals such as ‘Footloose’ and ‘Newsies’ while Trish Goggins tested their vocal abilities as singing tutor. Paul Walsh and Aoife Beaumont-Howell tested their acting skills as they played various games with them and taught them a range of skills useful for the stage. And finally, Ryan Kavanagh joined the panel of tutors this year as he choreographed a hip hop piece and taught it to the kids. It was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend and once again proved to be a hugely successful fundraiser for Oyster Lane as they prepare to bring the Broadway smash hit ‘Footloose’ to the Dun Mhuire stage this coming October.

Last month at their AGM, the Wexford-based musical society announced that they would be putting on ‘Footloose’ on 23rd-28th October of this year. They recently announced their production team for the show which is full of talent and expertise. Imelda McDonagh is returning to the society to direct the show after previously leading the show-stopping ‘Hairspray’ two years ago. Founding members Suzanne O’Leary and Patrick Clancy are returning as resident choreographer and musical director respectively. Mark Redmond will also be returning as set designer and lighting designer with society Chairperson, Greg O’Leary as stage manager.

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