Back to the 80s cast

Many of the Broadway or Hollywood stars will say that they started out on their local stage, basking in the limelight for the first time at their own school musical and judging by the talent in Scoil Pol, Kilfinane, there are certainly some stars in the making. “Back to the 80s” is Scoil Pol’s second production, and is a must see for any theatre fans, as many of these young singers and actors are bright young stars waiting for their chance to shine on the world stage. Staged in the Scoil Pol’s School Hall, the show will run for 3 nights Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th March 2018, with curtain up at 8pm. 


The cast of over 50 features students from 2nd Year, Transition Year and 5th Year. The casting process began in September, and practice began in November for the chorus, dancers and lead actors.The high levels of dedication and commitment are evidenced by the attendance and work rate throughout, with all rehearsals taking place after school and at weekends. Rehearsals of dance routines were held each Saturday under the expert tutelage of choreographer Ms. Clare Murray, with cast and chorus rehearsals at least once a week with Ms. Edel McEniry. Local businesses were fulsome in their support of the venture and the school would like to take this opportunity to thank all the businesses who have supported last year’s production. The show itself would not have been possible without the support of these businesses.

While going up on stage and singing can be daunting, the students are taking it in their stride, guaranteeing audiences a great nights entertainment. There are many new faces to watch out for in ‘Back to the 80s’ including Ian Finn (2nd Year), Jade O’ Doherty (Transition Year), Sean Meade (2nd Year) and Emerald Anderson (Transition Year) who will wow audiences with their voices. Alongside these new faces, we also have familiar faces from some previous productions, including Ellie Quilty (5th Year), Mattie Watson (5th Year) and Leah O’ Sullivan (5th Year).The show has now become not only the highlight of the year for the school, but is fast becoming another musical that the people of Kilfinane and surrounding areas are flocking to see, with the amazing plans already in motion for the 2018/2019 show.

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