As there is no venue available to host the Annual Pantomime, Lee Valley Panto Group have decided to assist 4 charities this year by performing Christmas Candlelight Cabaret at Coolcower House, Macroom, on the 13th and 14th of December. The charities are as follows: Marymount Hospice, Macroom Hospital, St. Vincent De Paul, and Sullane Haven.
If you would like to get involved in any way on or off stage you are very welcome. It is hoped that there will be no more than 4 or 5 rehearsals, lots of great singing, hilarious comedy and some exciting magic. Pre-show menu will be available by contacting Coolcower House directly (026) 41695. Tickets to cabaret including Christmas drink reception €20.
GOOD NEWS FOR CHILDREN: There will be a special Sing-A-Long Christmas performance for children’s chorus on Sunday 15th from 2.30 to 4pm, with many surprises including a very welcome Christmas guest. There should be no more than three rehearsal for children and admission to this event is free of charge. This will be action packed with singing, dancing lots of fun and more. All enquiries to Ann at 087 2755080.
As a follow up to last year’s hugely successful Autumn Musical, Alan Kiely and Kevin Connolly have created another fantastic Musical which has to be seen. Featuring a stellar local cast, including Seán Óg Ó Duinnín as Sir Henry, we are delighted to announce that this production will be directed by the brilliant Cathal Mac Cabe (RTE).
Based on true events, ‘Sir Henry’ tells the farcical story of the misadventures of Sir Henry Browne Hayes, the notorious Cork based play boy who sought to gain the hand of the young heiress Mary Pike as a sure cure to his financial woes by nefarious means. This man’s actions caused scandal throughout the British Empire in 1797, under the palpable tension of insurrection in Ireland and set against the backdrop of revolution in France and America. [read more …] “World Premiere Of ‘Sir Henry’”
Auditions for Grease Lightning: Due to over whelming demand for the return of Youth Theatre in Macroom, Lee Valley Enterprise Board are delighted to invite all youths over 12 years of age from the Lee Valley region to participate in our specially created song and dance production of Grease Lightning, directed by Margo Carlisle of Carlisle Stage School, Cork with musical director, Macroom’s own Ann Buckley. This will be an amazing opportunity for young people to develop their artistic skills as they enjoy vocal training, acting, choreography as well as socialise and work as a team on and off the stage. Auditions (12 years of age plus) will take place on Sunday 20th August at 5:00pm at Riverside Park Hotel. You will be required to sing any song of your own choice from a musical and may be required to read lines for character parts. Performacnes will take place on October 6th, 7th & 8th.
Auditions for ‘Sir Henry’: Auditions for the exciting new musical ‘Sir Henry’, written by Alan Kiely and Kevin Connolly & directed by Cathal MacCabe (RTE), will take place on August 27th at 5:00pm in Riverside Park Hotel Macroom. All are welcome to attend, please spread the word!! Based on true events, this show tells the farcical story of the misadventures of Sir Henry Browne Hayes, the notorious play boy who sought to gain the hand of the young heiress Mary Pike as a sure cure to his financial woes, this story caused scandal throughout the British Empire in 1797. Performance will take place on October 27th,October 28th, October 29th, November 4th & November 5th.
All queries to Ann Dunne at <email>.
Any profits the Lee Valley Enterprise Board make from these shows will go back into local projects, including the restoration of the Church of Ireland in Macroom to create a cultural & tourism amenity.
Lee Valley Enterprise Board is delighted to announce that entries are now being taken for the 2017 Flower of Macroom. As part of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the lucky winner will have the honour of leading this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade as Grand Marshall!
A new member of Macroom Toastmasters from Millstreet suggested we make use of the great resource that is Millstreet.ie to get the word out there on what we can offer the public. There is a widespread perception that Toastmaster’s is at best all about windbags droning on for hours, and at worst, it involves all sorts of outdated rituals. Neither are true.
Toastmasters is all about helping people to overcome their fear of public speaking, and to help people with their communication skills generally. Examples of where Macroom Toastmasters have helped out some members in the past include:
- Preparation and performance in job interviews.
- Work presentations.
- Wedding speeches.
- Contribution to groups, such as local meetings. [read more …] “An open invitation from Macroom Toastmasters.”