Wonderfully Entertaining “Josef Locke Story” at Glen Theatre

Friday night at Banteer's Glen Theatre an enthusiastic audience were wonderfully entertained   by the superb singing, piano playing, narration and acting of "Blaze Away - The Incredible Story of Josef Locke".
Friday night at Banteer’s Glen Theatre an enthusiastic audience was wonderfully entertained by the superb singing, piano playing, narration and acting of “Blaze Away – The Incredible Story of Josef Locke”.  Above we see Michael Casey who is such a brilliant pianist.   The gifted actors/singers from left (below) are: Frank Ryan, Joe O’Gorman, Linda Kenny and Kevin Hough.   The excellent Director of the presentation is Cathal MacCabe.  We thoroughly recommend the magnificent production.   Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Story of Josef Locke at Glen Theatre, Banteer This Friday Night – Superb

We thank Sheila Sherlock of Glen Theatre Team for this interesting and important reminder.  (S.R.)  For further information click on the following link:  This production is proving very popular with audiences.
We thank Sheila Sherlock of Glen Theatre Team for this interesting and important reminder.  The excellent performance begins at 8pm.  (S.R.)   For further information click on the following link:

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Presentation of Superb Cheque by Rathmore’s Marian Players Following “Aladdin” Pantomime Production

The presentation of the superb cheque of €16,500.00 to Martin Walsh, Chairman, Kerry Parents and Friends, took place at "The Star Bar", Rathmore on Saturday night, 23rd March 2013.   The very impressive amount, presented by Val Moynihan, Chairman, Marian Players, Rathmore was the result of this year's wonderful production of the "Aladdin" Pantomime.   Sincere congratulations to All on such great success in aid of such a praiseworthy cause.  (S.R.)
The presentation of the superb cheque of €16,500.00 to Martin Walsh, Chairman, Kerry Parents and Friends, took place at “The Star Bar”, Rathmore on Saturday night, 23rd March 2013. The very impressive amount, presented by Val Moynihan, Chairman, Marian Players, Rathmore was the result of this year’s wonderful production of the “Aladdin” Pantomime. Sincere congratulations to All on such great success in aid of such a praiseworthy cause.   The cheque is being presented by Eilish Coakley in the large group photograph.   (S.R.)

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At the Duhallow Scór na bPáistí Finals

Many thanks to Geraldine Dennehy for the photos

Final Weekend of Excellent Drama Production at Glen Theatre

The hugely entertaining "Stop It Nurse!" by the superb Banteer Drama Group has its final performances this Friday and Saturday nights 15th and 16th March 2013 at 8.30 pm.   We very much recommend this
The hugely entertaining “Stop It Nurse!” by the superb Banteer Drama Group has its final performances this Friday and Saturday nights 15th and 16th March 2013 at 8.30 pm. We very much recommend this magnificent Production which has been playing to capacity audiences.   (S.R.)

“Stop it Nurse!” Superb Drama Production at Glen Theatre This Sunday Night

A magnificent production by Banteer Drama Group "Stop it Nurse!" is being enjoyed by capacity audiences at Banteer's Glen Theatre.   Universally praised it is wonderfully hilarious and can still be seen this Sunday night at 8.30.   We very highly recommend it and extend sincere congratulations to the splendid Cast and the very dedicated Producer and Backstage Crew.  (S.R.)
A magnificent production by Banteer Drama Group “Stop it Nurse!” is being enjoyed by capacity audiences at Banteer’s Glen Theatre. Universally praised it is wonderfully hilarious and can still be seen this Sunday night at 8.30. We very highly recommend it and extend sincere congratulations to the splendid Cast and the very dedicated Director and Backstage Crew. (S.R.)

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Wonderfully Entertaining “Aladdin” Pantomime in Rathmore – Part One

Some of the superb Cast performing a song and dance routine during the wonderfully entertaining "Aladdin" Pantomime at Rathmore Community Centre.   Always promoting a very praiseworthy cause the annual panto is a hugely popular event known far and wide.  (S.R.)
Some of the superb Cast performing a song and dance routine during the wonderfully entertaining “Aladdin” Pantomime at Rathmore Community Centre. Always promoting a very praiseworthy cause the Annual Panto is a hugely popular event known far and wide. (S.R.)

Here we share over sixty images from our visit to the Pantomime on Saturday, 26th January 2013.

The Marian Players are so splendidly dedicated in the marvellous manner by which they act as a family team ensuring that this 26th Annual Panto will be a tremendous success as always.   Watch out also for “Elvis” in [read more …] “Wonderfully Entertaining “Aladdin” Pantomime in Rathmore – Part One”

All-Star Cast from Cork and Kerry in Rathmore’s Superb “Aladdin” Presentation

The Rathmore Marian Players panto presentation of 'Alladin' is running from this weekend in Rathmore Community Centre. In their 26th presentation, those associated in the production are maintaining a long and valued theatrical tradition from the Sliabh Luachra Region of North West Cork and East Kerry. An all star cast from both sides of the county bounds serving up the classic story but in the truest sense of pantomime. And there are plenty of surprises in store to keep everybody on the edge of their seats. The show times  for the Rathmore panto are this Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm;  Wednesday January 30  8pm;  Thursday, January 31 80m,  Saturday February 2  8pm; Sunday,  Febuary 3  3pm.  All Proceeds from this year’s Panto go to Kerry Parents Friends for their new residential unit “Tearmann Lodge”, Rathmore. For more information and booking contact 064-7758526, or 087-9562920.
The Rathmore Marian Players panto presentation of ‘Aladdin’ is running from this weekend in Rathmore Community Centre.
In their 26th presentation, those associated in the production are maintaining a long and valued theatrical tradition from the Sliabh Luachra Region of North West Cork and East Kerry.
An all star cast from both sides of the county bounds serving up the classic story but in the truest sense of pantomime. And there are plenty of surprises in store to keep everybody on the edge of their seats.
The show times for the Rathmore panto are this Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm; Wednesday January 30 8pm; Thursday, January 31 8pm, Saturday February 2 8pm; Sunday, Febuary 3 3pm.
All Proceeds from this year’s Panto go to Kerry Parents Friends for their new residential unit “Tearmann Lodge”, Rathmore. For more information and booking contact 064-7758526, or 087-9562920.

                   We thank John Tarrant for the excellent photograph (which features the Co. Cork    participants in the Pantomime) and for the information above.   (S.R.)

Very Successful Drama Presentation at Millstreet Community School

The wonderfully talented Cast of "Funny Money" take a well deserved bow at the conclusion of their superb drama presentation
The wonderfully talented Cast of “Funny Money” take a well deserved bow at the conclusion of their superb drama presentation in the “Theatre” of Millstreet Community School on Wednesday, 23rd January 2013.   Here we share a selection of images from the hugely entertaining event.   (S.R.)

To view over 145 pictures of the occasion just click on the highlighted “continue reading”.   The impeccable timing, the sound effects, the lighting and the overall ambience – all were most impressive over the [read more …] “Very Successful Drama Presentation at Millstreet Community School”

Superb “Funny Money” Drama Presentation at Millstreet Community School

With one more night to go tonight's presentation of Ray Cooney's "Funny Money" by the very talented Students of Millstreet Community School
With one more night to go, tonight’s presentation of Ray Cooney’s “Funny Money” by the splendidly talented Students of Millstreet Community School was an outstanding success.   We shall share more pictures of the wonderful drama production later.   Pictured here at the “Theatre” of Millstreet Community School – the Director and Producer Margaret Buckley (on left) and Jennifer O’Donoghue.   The Cast from left (sitting):  Emma, Muireann, Marie, Edel and Eimer.  At back, from left:  Nathan, Oisín and Conor.   The final presentation is on Thursday, 24th January 2013 at 8.00 pm.  (S.R.)

“Funny Money” Drama Production by Enthusiastic MCS Students Next Week

Millstreet Community School Transition Year drama group presents “Funny Money” by Ray Cooney. This hilarious comedy is guaranteed to beat the recessionary blues. Directors Jennifer O’Donoghue and Margaret Buckley have put in long hours with the cast and all the signs are that it wil be a great night’s entertainment. It will take place in the school on Tues. 22nd, Wed. 23rd and Thurs. 24th January at 8pm. Tickets are available from the school (029 70087) or at the door on the nights.  (We thank teacher, Chris Horan for updating us on MCS creative projects – S.R.)
Photo (back row left to right):Conor Twomey, Oisin Murphy (carrying a valuable prop from the play), Nathan Harman<br /><br /> (Front row left to right):Muireann Buckley, Emma Kelleher, Eimer Pigott, Marie Farrell.<br /><br />

Back row, from left: Conor Twomey, Oisín Murphy (carrying a valuable prop from the play) and Nathan Harman.
Front row, from left: Muireann Buckley, Emma Kelleher, Eimer Pigott and Marie Farrell.

 

Madcaps Mime Comedy Act coming to The Pub in Carriganima this Sat Night December 29th

Dont miss The Fantastic Madcaps Mime Comedy Entertainment Group in The Pub in Carriganima this Saturday Night December 29th

As Ireland’s leading comedy mime act, they have been working the Cabaret, Festival, Wedding and Corporate scene for the last decade and have had the audiences rolling in the aisles, with never a dry eye left in the house where they have performed.

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JD Kelleher in ‘The Country Girls’

From the Cork Independent: It’s a sort of homecoming for Millstreet native JD Kelleher. He can be currently seen in Red Kettle’s production of Edna O’ Brien’s ‘The Country Girls’, which is playing at Cork Opera House until this Saturday (June 16th). Now based in London for over 20 years, JD is delighted to have the chance to be back in Cork and catch up with old friends and family.

“It’s coming full circle as it all started for me here on the stage of Cork Opera House with the Monforts and Eileen Nolan back when I was in my late teens. Getting the opportunity to be back on one of the greatest stages in the country is truly an honour and I’m delighted to be a part of it.”

JD is no stranger to Ireland as he has been involved in an increasing amount of television work here and readers may recognise him from his appearance as Brendan Fitzgerald, in the TG4 soap opera, ‘Ros na Run.’ His character, Brendan Fitzgerald became the soap villain and he came to a muddy end in one of [read more …] “JD Kelleher in ‘The Country Girls’”

Best of Luck to the Novelty Group

Best of luck to the Millstreet GAA Novelty Act who will compete in the All Ireland Finals of Scór Sinsir in the INEC Killarney at 3pm tomorrow (Saturday). They are the only representatives from Cork an the finals and deserve all the support they can get.

There should be some limited tickets on the door if anyone else would like to go!

Result: Unfortunately the Millstreet GAA Novelty Act didn’t win the All Ireland last Saturday in Killarney, losing out to the Tyrone Group at the last, but having the crowd in stitches during their act. Fair play to them for the enjoyment they gave along the way since a cold night in January in Kanturk Golf Club (Duhallow), Coachford (county semi’s), Ovens (county final), Tallow (Munster semi), Templemore (Munsters), and finally back down to Killarney.

[read more …] “Best of Luck to the Novelty Group”

Calamity Jane at the Briery Gap Theatre

After the phenomenal success of Oklahoma and Showboat Kevin Hough, RTE returns to the Briery Gap to direct the much loved musical comedy Calamity Jane.  With classic tunes such as Secret Love, The Black Hills of Dakota and The Windy City made famous by Doris Day, it is guaranteed to be a fun filled entertaining evening which will have the audience singing along. The musical includes a cast and chorus of over 50 who were auditioned by Kevin Hough in January.

 [Click on the poster to see it full size]

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At the Munster Scór Sinsir Final

Victorious at the Munster Scór Sinsir Finals in Tullamore were the Millstreet GAA Novelty Act of Niamh O’Mahony, James Kelleher, Eily Buckkley, Rebecca Enright and Stephen O’Riordan The All Ireland Scor Sinsir final is on in the INEC, Killarney at 3pm on Saturday 21st April.  Photos by Geraldine Dennehy – more below [read more …] “At the Munster Scór Sinsir Final”

“Lend Me A Tenor” by Newmarket Drama Group

An absolutely superb production of Ken Ludwig's "Lend Me A Tenor" starred a wonderfully talented cast from Newmarket Drama Group. Here we meet the cast with Director Sheila O'Connor ( 3rd from left) following a greatly enjoyed presentation of the play in the CYMS Hall at Newmarket on Sunday, 25th March 2012. Members of the Cast with Millstreet connections include (2nd from left) Philip Linehan whose mother came from Millstreet and (4th from left) John O'Sullivan of Killarney Road, Millstreet and Kilcorney. More pictures to follow later this week. Bernard Crowley and I from LTV2 Millstreet recorded the excellent performance. (S.R.)