What an Epic AIMS weekend. From the combined MULES of Muse, UL, Ennis and Shannon storming the streets of Killarney on the pub crawl before the Legend Aodan Fox acted as MC for the Friday night festivities, through to the Saturday BBQ and the rehearsal for our Opening Number, then on to the Awards banquet where the Opening Number “slayed” and Ted Germaine and Julita Fox took home the top gongs for Best Stage Manager for Muse and Best Comedienne for Ennis. Huge congratulations to all the nominees. You’re all winners in our eyes!
Finally, two years after our first announcement, we are in a position to move ahead with the fantastic “Our House” Musical originally planned for November 2020. Despite the difficulties posed by the pandemic we still managed three productions, “Billie, Barbara and Sam”, “A Midsummer Nights Dream – Shakespeare in the Park” and “Love Loss and What I Wore” and will also be performing in the Wings Festival later this month with “Closer than Ever- A Musical Revue”. All of this has been made possible by the wonderful support of the community of Shannon, and of our stellar sponsors, particularly Shannon Springs Hotel and EI Company.
“Our House” is a fantastic musical based on the Music of Madness, following the life of young Joe Casey, who on his 16th birthday makes a fateful decision that affects the outcome of his life. We follow “Good Joe” and “Bad Joe” through the two very different paths his life would take, based on one “sliding doors” moment. This is a musical for all the family, with a great moral core in addition to the toe tapping hits of Madness including songs like “Our House”, “It Must be Love”, “My Girl”, “Baggy Trousers”, “Embarrassment” and many more. “Our House” was nominated for three Olivier Awards in 2003 and won “Best New Musical”.
Our production team from “In the Heights” are back once again with Martin McNelis directing, Mary Rose McNally our MD, and recently AIMS nominated choreographer Pam McGlynn returning, assisted by our own Lauren Kate Browne as Dance Captain. Ted Germaine will once again be Stage Manager,
This is an energetic show with great opportunities for both youth and older performers in the adult roles. We will be holding a workshop and auditions in late June and are inviting anyone interested to please contact us and express interest through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MuseProductionsShannon
“Our House” will take place November 2nd – 5th 2022 in St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School. Auditions will be held in June with Rehearsals starting Late August or early September.