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WELCOME From the President o f Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society

O n behalf o f Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society I w ould lik to welcome you to the National C oncert Hall and to ou r C oncert entitled "Lets Celebrate! The Magic o f the Musicals". Surely th e m em bers o f this musical society o f ours - affectionately known as th e "R&R" - must be among the most hardw orking and dedicated group of people. O n the 19th N ovem ber 2006 we staged th e opening performance, here at the National Concert Hall, of our Autum n Season w ith a much lauded production o f The Gondoliersl Remarkably, only fo u r months later - March 2007 - here w e are back in the National C oncert Hall w ith our Spring Season. W hilst all this is happening preparations are in progress fo r our return to the N ational C oncert Hall in N ovem ber '07 w ith C ole Porter's sparkling show Anything Goes! Then in the Spring of 2008 we are planning to return to the refurbished Gaiety Theatre with Franz Lehar's ever-popular The M erry Widow. Such industry and felicity have been the tradem ark o f the R&R since its first production in 1913, ninety-four years ago!! Thank you fo r being here this evening as you celebrate with us The M agic o f the Musicals!

PAT CAMPBELL, President, Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society. March 2007


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THE MANAGEMENT TEAM President: Pat Campbell EXECUTIVE CO M M ITTEE MEMBERS T O JULY 2007 Chairman General Secretary Treasurer

Lewis Clohessy Camillus Mountaine Michael Clark

Assistant Treasurer

Dodo O'Hagan

Business Secretary

Liam Carroll

Booking Secretary

Nora O'Rourke

Rehearsal Secretary W ardrobe Mistress W ardrobe Master Press & PR Marketing Secretary

Michelle Foynes Denise O'M ahony Michael Horan Diarmuid O'Neill Shay Gibson

Block Booking Secretary

Barney Gorman

Social Secretary

Imelda Bradley

Associate Members' Representative Active M embers' Representatives

Helen Hurley Robert D evereux Lorraine Frewen Brendan Galvin John McCall

All Executive Com m ittee M embers serve th e Society in an Honorary Capacity


R&R Executive Committee (some members missing at time o f photograph)

R&R Concert Committee


BACKGROUND ON SOME OF OUR FEATURED SHOWS LES MISERABLES

ME AND MY GIRL

On O cto b e r 8, 1985 Les Miserables opened at the Barbican Theatre, London and musical theatre history was made. It then moved to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985. On March 12, 1987, the American version opened at the Broadway Theatre.

Me and M y Girl is a popular British stage musical, with book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose and music by Noel Gay.

Since then, Les Miserables by Alain Boublil and ClaudeMichel Schonberg, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer has travelled the g lobe and won many major awards th ro u g h o u t the world, including eight Tony awards, including Best Musical. Les Miserables has touched the heart of its international audience as few shows in history have ever done. This pow er derives both from the enormous strength of the theatrical adaptation (produced by Cameron Mackintosh, directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird) and from the timeless reality o f the titanic novel upon which the show is based, Victor Hugo's classic, Les Miserables. M ore than 130 years later, "huge sores" still litter the w orld, and Hugo's words still describe the undying message o f his novel. Les Miserables reminds us th a t we are each part o f the same human family, and th at whatever our outward differences may be, our longings for individual liberty and peace are the same. Around the w orld, performers and audience members alike have been deeply moved by th eir exposure to Les Miserables. W ith each new cast and each new audience, the pow er and the magic o f the show continues to grow.

It was originally perform ed at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London, in 1937, and starred Lupino Lane. A t first attracting little notice, the production gained imm ediate success after a matinee perform ance was broadcast live on BBC radio, follow ing the cancellation o f a sporting event. Me and M y Girl w ent on to run fo r a phenomenal 1,646 performances. The show's showstopper, "The Lambeth W alk", has the distinction o f being the only popular song to be the subject of a headline in The Times. In O ctob er 1938, one of its headlines read, "W hile dictators rage and statesmen talk, all Europe dances - to The Lambeth Walk." On May 1, 1939, a performance was televised from the theatre, one of th e first tim es such a thing was done. In 1940, a movie version was film ed entitled. The Lambeth Walk. M e and M y Girl was revived in 1952, and again in 1984, w ith a revised script by Stephen Fry and contributions by Mike Ockrent at the Leicester Haymarket theatre, from where it transferred to London's West End fo r a successful eight year run at the Adelphi Theatre, later g oing on tour th ro ug ho u t Britain, and transferring to New York's Broadway at the Marquis Theatre in 1986. M ike Ockrent directed the 1984 production. A new production o f Me and My Girl began an eightm onth tour on Septem ber 1, 2006. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle with a cast including Richard Frame (Bill Snibson), Faye Tozer (Sally Smith). Sylvester McCoy, Trevor Bannister and Dillie Keane, it opened at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, before g oing on to Sheffield, Manchester, Malvern, Woking, W olverham pton, Edinburgh, York, Leeds, Stoke-on-Trent, Liverpool, Bristol, Glasgow, Bradford, Birmingham, Newcastle, C ardiff and Southampton.

R&R CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2007-2008 JANUARY 2007

Associate M em bers' Dinner

JANUARY 2007

Rehearsals Com m ence fo r Spring Production

MARCH 2007

'Let's celebrate! The M agic o f the Musicals' opens at the National C oncert Hall

JULY 2007

A G M o f the Society

SEPTEMBER 2007

Rehearsals Com m ence fo r our A utu m n Production at National C oncert Hall - "A n y th in g Goes"

JANUARY 2008

Rehearsals com m ence fo r "The M e rry W id o w "

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OUR PRODUCTION TEAM

MARINA KEALY - Director/Choreographer Marina has been involved w ith dance fro m an early age. She has p e rfo rm e d in all th e m ajor theatres, professional ca ba re t and on national television. Marina's w o rk has been w id e and varied. Having dan ced in num erous John Player Tops o f the Town finals, she was d e lig h te d w hen th e show she c h o re o g ra p h e d reached th e national final and was broadcast live by RTE. O th e r successes include, Godspell, Chess, Guys a n d Dolls, Joseph a nd th e A m a zin g Technicolor D ream coat, West Side Story, Jesus C hrist Superstar, W o n d e rfu l Town and many dance w orksho ps th ro u g h o u t th e country. M arina's w o rk received a n om in atio n fro m AIM S fo r Grease and w on Best C h o re o g ra p h e r A w a rd from b o th AIM S and th e B angor Festival fo r her w o rk in M e a n d M y Girl. F ollow ing this M arina was asked to co -ch o re o g ra p h th e professional p ro d u c tio n o f M e a nd M y Girl at th e O ly m p ia Theatre. M arina has a lo n g association w ith th e R&R. Firstly as a dancer, and p e rfo rm e r in th e role o f Liat in South Pacific. She successfully ch o re o g ra p h e d th e R&R p ro d u c tio n s o f The Pirates o f Penzance, th e R&R 90th B irthday C elebration, M y Fair Lady, The Yeomen o f the G uard and Gigi. She recently c h o re o g ra p h e d th e very successful p ro d u ctio n o f Chess fo r Glasnevin Musical Society. M arina is d e lig h te d to co n tin u e her association w ith th e R&R as D ire c to r/C h o re o g ra p h e r fo r this season and w o u ld like to wish th em every success b o th now and in th e future.

GEAROID GRANT - Musical Director Gearoid was b o rn in D ublin and g ra d u a te d w ith a B.Mus d e g re e from University C olle g e Dublin. Since th en he has co m b in e d a freelance career as c o n d u c to r w ith a career in music edu catio n. He has c o n d u c te d all the principal orchestras in Ireland, th e N ational S ym phony O rchestra, th e RTE C o n ce rt O rchestra, th e Ulster Orchestra, th e Irish C ha m b er O rchestra and th e N ational Youth Orchestra o f Ireland. G e aroid devised and continues to present and c o n d u c t th e acclaim ed series M usic in th e Classroom w hich intro du ces music to 30,000 Irish children annually, w ith perform an ces at th e N ational C o n ce rt Hall in D ub lin and in m ajor venues a round Ireland. The p ro g ra m m e is d e v e lo p e d in conjun ction w ith RTE, The Irish Times and th e D e p a rtm e n t o f Education. He has to u re d in England w ith th e Irish C ha m b er O rchestra. He has c o n d u cte d all o f Shaun Davey's m ajor works, and prem ieres o f Shaun Davey's R elief o f D erry Sym p ho ny in 1989 and his C o n ce rto fo r Uilleann Pipe p e rfo rm e d fo r th e first tim e at G reenw ich Festival in London. These w orks are reco rd e d fo r Tara Records. He has d o n e a g re a t deal o f film w o rk w ith th e Irish Film O rchestra, o f which he is Associate Musical Director. N o s tran ge r to television and th ea tre, G e a ro id G ra n t has c o n d u c te d a w id e rep erto ire ranging fro m M oza rt to Sondheim . G e aroid has been th e c o n d u c to r o f th e N ational Youth Orchestra o f Ireland U nder 18s since it was fo rm e d in 1980 and is a m e m b e r o f th e Board o f th e NYOI. He has been th e Musical D ire ctor w ith th e R&R fo r over 25 years.

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JACKIE CURRAN-OLOHAN - Chorus Director D a u g h te r o f Josephine Scanlon and th e late Chris Curran, Jackie has distinguished herself as a perfornrier, musician, music director, chorus d ire c to r and teacher. Her musical edu catio n th riv e d under Sr. Agnes N olan at St. Mary's C ollege, Arklow, Eithne Troy at th e C o lle g e o f M usic and subsequently UCD fro m which she g ra d u a te d w ith a B Mus. (Hons.). Jackie has been Music D ire c to r and C o n d u c to r fo r many show prem ieres and was awarded Best Music D ire ctor at th e W a te rfo rd Festival o f L ig ht O p era fo r Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. This, and c o n d u c tin g her fa th e r in A n nie a t th e O lym pia, she regards as her h ig h lig h ts to date. She is Musical D ire ctor o f M .YTh. p ro d u ction s, W ic k lo w and fo r The M a g ic o f Christmas w ith Jim M o llo y Productions at th e N atio na l C o n c e rt Hall. M o s t recently, Jackie was s p o tte d coaching th e finalists in RTE's You're a Star! Jackie perform s regularly as a session singer on radio, television and fo r various reco rd ing artists. She has a ppeared in co n ce rt w ith th e R&R, Glasnevin Musical Society and w ith Jim M o llo y Productions. She played Ruth in The Pirates o f Penzance fo r Festival P roductions and looks fo rw a rd to th e role o f Katisha in The M ika d o this summer. Jackie recently enjoyed playing th e p a rt o f The Duchess o f Plaza Toro in th e R&R's A u tu m n p ro d u c tio n o f The G ondoliers at th e NCH.

SANDRA MULLEN - Assistant to the Choreographer Sandra began dancing at an early age and since then has p e rfo rm e d in num erous a m ateur and professional p ro d u ctio n s inclu ding M ack & Mabel, M e & M y Girl, and A n y th in g Goes. She has also a ppeared in television shows such as th e Late Late Show. Sandra m oved into ch o re o g ra p h y w ith successes in p a n to m im e a m o ng st others. Having danced in a n um be r o f R&R p ro d u ction s, this is Sandra's second show w o rkin g as assistant to th e choreographer.

GERRY McKNIGHT - Production & Stage Manager G erry has been involved w ith th e th e a tre since 1972. He b eca m e a m e m b e r o f th e R&R stage crew fo r th e 1989 p ro d u c tio n o f Hello D o lly at th e G a iety Theatre and he has been involved m ainly in stage m a n a g e m e n t and props. This year Gerry is d e lig h te d to take on th e role o f P ro du ction and Stage M anager fo r our co nce rt at th e N ational C o n ce rt Hall. He has w o rk e d w ith many musical and d ra m a tic societies, Loreto, St. Louis, Muckross, Take Four, Kilmacud, Bray, G reystones, C oo lm ine , O 'C onnells, D un drum , G lencullen, Bank o f Ireland, A llie d Irish Banks, John Player Tops (Irish Life, Technicon), Bord Gais Players, C astle kno ck School o f Dance, D e b b ie A llen School o f Dance, P em berton C lub and Red Rua Theatre C o m p a n y as set designer, set builder, pro p maker, lig h tin g , stage m anager o r p ro p master. He has been n om in ated by A IM S fo r best stage m anager th re e tim e s and is th e recipie nt o f th e Best Stage M anager's A w a rd from th e W a te rfo rd International Festival o f Light O pera. G erry is currently e m p lo y e d by Co. W ic klo w VEC w here he tu to rs in p e rfo rm in g arts p ro d u c tio n studies. This th re e year d ip lom a course prepares stu de nts fo r th e final year o f th e University o f Wales honours d egree in Perform ance Arts.

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OUR PRINCIPALS GARRY MOUNTAINE Garry studied w ith Dr Veronica D unne at th e Leinster School o f M usic and at th e RIAM w ith Professor Paul Deegan. He a ppeared in M a h o g a n y Songspiel (Opera Theatre C om pany, D ub lin T heatre Festival) and In C o m p a n y W ith Sondheim (Sceanario, N atio na l C o n c e rt Hall). He has played m any roles inclu ding Tevye in F id d le r on th e R o o f (G aiety Theatre), Ramades in Risen People (Gaiety Theatre), Emile de Becque in South Pacific (G aiety Theatre), Joe Kellor in A ll M y Sons (Andrew s Lane Theatre), Eddie C arbo ne in A View fro m the Bridg e (Andrew s Lane Theatre), Sam Byck in Assassins (The B eckett Theatre), Khruschev in JF K (O lym pia Theatre), Dancairo in Carmen (N ational C o n c e rt Hall), The Man in Buskin (Tivoli Theatre), N athan D e tro it in Guys & Dolls (Gaiety Theatre), Prof. Henry H ig g in s in M y Fair Lady (G aiety Theatre) and H onore Lachailles in G ig i (Gaiety Theatre). W ith th e D 'O y ly C arte O p era C o m pa ny he p la yed Poo-Bah in th e ir p ro d u c tio n o f The M ik a d o and W ilfre d S h a d b o lt in The Yeomen o f the Guard (Sadler's Wells Theatre, UK). Television and radio w o rk inclu de The Late Late Show, Live at 3 and Theatre Nig hts. He also a ppeared in the BBC p ro d u c tio n s o f The M ik a d o and The Yeomen o f th e Guard. Garry d ire cte d The Yeomen o f the G u ard in 2004. He c o -d ire c te d th e R&R's 90th B irthday C ele bratio n C o n c e rt in 2003, having previously d ire c te d The M ik a d o (2001) and The Pirates o f Penzance (2002), all at th e N atio na l C o n ce rt Hall. He co-h oste d From R o m b e rg to Rodgers at th e N C H in 2005 and his role as Tevye in F idd le r on th e R o o f in 2006 w on him critical acclaim. His m ost recent role was as D ire c to r o f The G o n d o lie rs here at th e N ational C o n ce rt Hall w hich was an a stou nd ing success.

ROBERT VICKERS R obert hails fro m W ic klo w to w n and began his theatrical train in g at th e Gladys Sheehan stage school and w e n t on to fu rth e r his studies a t th e B etty A n n e N o rto n th e a tre school and the G aiety school o f acting. Having g ra d u a te d he w e n t on to b eco m e resident A c to r and "H istorical In te rp re te r" at W icklow s Historic Gaol fo r six years. D uring th is tim e R obert jo in e d M.Y.Th. p ro d u ctio n s (Musical Youth Theatre), W ic k lo w w here he began to realise his ta le n t fo r musical theatre. R obert has p e rfo rm e d many leading roles in num erous musicals, these include Oliver, The M e r ry W idow , South Pacific, Grease, Jo sep h a nd His A m azing Technicotour D ream C oat, A Christmas Carol, A lice in W ondertand, The Dustin & Socky Big Little Christmas Show, Little Shop o f Horrors, Guys & Dolls and West Side Story, to name b u t a few. He has p e rfo rm e d at th e N ational C o n ce rt Hall, The Helix, The G a iety Theatre, The Arc Theatre, C lo n ta rf Castle and th e O lym pia Theatre p e rfo rm in g in such shows as The Best o f Showstoppers, The J o y o f th e Musicals, S how stoppers on tour. Give M y Regards to Broadway, A m o n g Friends, The M a g ic o f Christmas and m any more. R obert is an accom plished musician and an aw ard w in n in g vocal ta le n t having p e rfo rm e d w ith num erous groups on th e Irish music scene fo r th e last 12 years inclu ding Close Call, Fashion, N e w Sensation, Classic M o to w n , S oultow n and th e No.1 Irish & International A B B A T rib ute G rou p A bbaesque. M o st recently R obert has been w ritin g and p e rfo rm in g his ow n music to critical acclaim and is looking fo rw o rd to g e ttin g b ack into th e studio and releasing his first album . In sum m er 2005 R obert w o rke d on and p e rfo rm e d in the Macnas parade, A i t Ait, fo r the Galway A rts Festival. In D ece m b er 2006 & January 2007 R obert to o k a lead role in th e critically acclaim ed Broadway Smash H it Musical, I Love You, You're P erfect N o w Change at A n d re w s Lane Theatre D ublin. Febuary 2007 R ob ert p o rtra y e d the role o f th e 'A rb ite r' in Chess in The N ational C o n ce rt Hall. Future eng ag em en ts include 'Luiz' in The G ondoliers (W exford) and 'F re d d y T ru m pe r' in Chess (Navan). R obert is d e lig h te d to be p e rfo rm in g w ith th e Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society once again and hopes you enjoy the show.


SANDRA KELLY Sandra stu die d singing w ith M ary Brennan and Alison Young at th e DIT C onservatory o f Music and was a w arded th e g o ld m edal fo r singing. She has also w o n several prizes in th e D ublin Feis C eo l inclu ding th e D e rm o t Troy cup fo r O ra to rio , Stanford Cup, th e Ford-Taylor prize fo r G ilb e rt and Sullivan and the Rathmines and Rathgar Cup. Sandra has played many principal roles in clu d in g A d e le in D ie Fledermaus, Laurey in Oklahoma!, N ellie Forbush in South Pacific, M arian in Music M an and Josephine in HMS Pinafore. Sandra's radio w o rk includes playing th e role o f Laurey in th e Gay Byrne Show's p ro d u ctio n o f Oklahoma!. She also appears in th e va riety show Show tim es which has been p e rfo rm e d in many venues th ro u g h o u t Ireland. Sandra played Tessa in The Gondoliers, M ag no lia in S h o w b o a t and Sarah Brown in Guys & Dolls in previous R&R p ro d u ctio n s at th e Gaiety. She has also a ppeared as a soloist w ith th e R&R in th e N C H on m any occasions.

RUTH CAHILL Ruth g ra du ate d w ith a B.Mus Perform ance D egree fro m th e DIT C on servatory o f Music and Drama in 2005. She began her vocal studies at an early age w ith the late Daniel M cN ulty. She is currently s tu d y in g voice w ith M ary Brennan and has w on many c o m p e titio n s th ro u g h o u t Ireland inclu ding th e Feis C eoil. Ruth was aw arded many prizes inclu ding th e ju n io r vocal Rose Bowl, th e M usic Lovers C up fo r Soprano Solo, and th e Forde-Taylor prize and has p e rfo rm e d solo in th e NCH and C ivic T heatre on many occasions. She sang solo on PM Live on RTE television and on th e Gay Byrne radio show and p e rfo rm e d as th e firs t Irish soloist in the Royal T ournam ent in Earls C o u rt in London. Ruth also studies Dram a and has played many leading roles inclu ding M ag no lia in Show b oa t. She played th e p art o f Barbarina in O p e ra Ireland/D IT 'Bite-size p ro d u c tio n o f The M arriage o f Figaro und er th e d ire ctio n o f D ie te r Kagei in N o v e m b e r 2004 at th e G a iety Theatre and played th e role o f A d e le {Die Fledermaus) at A N ig h t a t th e O p era hosted by the DIT u n d e r th e d ire ctio n o f Vivian Coates. Ruth p e rfo rm e d in th e chorus o f th e 2005 p ro d u c tio n o f La Traviata p ro d u ce d by O p era Ireland and staged at th e G a iety Theatre. In 2007 she played the lea din g role o f Maria inW est Side Story at th e G a iety Theatre w ith Jim M o llo y Productions. This is Ruth's second tim e p e rfo rm in g w ith th e R&R, having previously played Model in F id d le r on the R o o f and is d e lig h te d to be p e rfo rm in g w ith th em again.

MARION DUANE M arion m ade her firs t appearance on television at th e age o f fo u r and has been involved w ith th e a tre and music ever since. She g ra d u a te d fro m U niversity C olleg e Dublin w ith a B.Mus. and w e n t on to gain her M asters in Education at Trinity C o lle g e D ublin. She w o rk e d in RTE as a music p ro d u c e r fo r a n u m b e r o f years befo re d e cid in g to g o back to Trinity to stu d y m edicine. She q u a lifie d as a d o c to r in 2001 and now w orks as a m edical d o c to r in one o f th e m ajor te a ch in g hospitals in D ublin. T onight brings back many h appy m em ories o f her p la ying previous leading roles fo r th e Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society.

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FEARGAL HARRINGTON Feargal is d e lig h te d to be involved w ith th e R&R in this p ro d u c tio n o f Let's C elebrate! The M a g ic o f th e Musicals. He has taken to th e stage since his schooldays w ith p ro d u ctio n s inclu ding The W izard o f Oz (Scarecrow) and C andide (Charles Edward) w ith Belvedere. O th e r n o ta b le p ro d u ctio n s include O kla ho m a ! (Curley) w ith Cecilian Theatre G roup, Prince C ha rm ing in C oolm ine's Cinderella, Cascada in The M e rry W id o w w ith Glasnevin, Fyedka in F idd le r on the R o o f w ith th e R&R and various o th e r roles. M ost notably, in 2003, he w o n b est s u p p o rtin g male in th e W a te rfo rd International Festival o f L ig ht O p e ra fo r his role as Nicely N icely Johnson in Guys and Dolls (Playback). He w o u ld like to wish th e cast th e very b e st o f luck w ith this p ro d u ctio n .

SARAH GUILMARTIN As this year's D ublin Rose, Sarah p e rfo rm e d at th e D om e in Tralee to a w o rld w id e te levision audience in th e In ternational Rose o f Tralee Festival 2006. C urre n tly stu dyin g voice at th e Royal Irish A ca d e m y o f Music, und er th e d ire ctio n o f Philip O'Reilly, she is an accom plished p e rfo rm e r in b o th o p e ra tic and musical th ea tre roles. Sarah d e b u te d at th e N CH a lo ngside Am erican so pran o Jean G lennon, in th e role o f Pisana in Verdi's I D ue Foscari. Since then her ope ra cred its have inclu de d, th e Cousin {M adam a Butterfly), th e Bridesm aid (The M arriage o f Figaro), La Boheme, Tosca, Turandot, and A id a all o f w hich w ere p e rfo rm e d a t th e NCH w ith Lyric O p e ra Productions. A t this year's A ll-Ire lan d fo o tb a ll q u a rte r final in C roke Park, Sarah p e rfo rm e d A m h ra n na bhFiann to 80,000 spectators and live on national television. Sarah's interests e xte n d to musical th e a tre w he re she has tra in e d in b o th drama and dance. InFestival Productions, The Sound o f O u r M usic (NCH), she p e rfo rm e d songs in th e roles o f Yum Yum (Mikado), Julie Jordan (Carousel), and Emma (Jekyll & Hyde). Her o th e r roles include; so lo ist in R om be rg to R odgers (NCH), G igi and M y Fair Lady (G aiety Theatre), all w ith th e R&R, The Wizard o f O z (NCH), G odspell (NCH), A n n ie and as a soloist fo r RTE Radio. Sarah recently p layed th e role o f Casilda in th e R&R's p ro d u c tio n o f The G o nd oliers and is d e lig h te d to be p e rfo rm in g w ith th e m again in this season's p ro d u ctio n .

JOHN McCALL John has a pp ea re d in many R&R p ro d u c tio n s playing varied roles inclu ding W ill Parker in Oklahoma!, Harry in Guys a n d Dolls and Fyedka in F id d le r O n The R o o f (all at th e Gaiety) and as Samuel in The Pirates o f Penzance. He has also fe a tu re d as a so lo ist fo r th e society's concerts at the N C H . Television credits include The Seven Days o f C reation at th e NCH and The Late Late Show fo r RTE. W ith th e Glasnevin Musical Society he a ppeared at th e Richard Rodgers C entenary C o n c e rt (for RTE Radio) and th e Barra 6 Tuama O p era Gala. W ith M usical Youth T heatre John a pp ea re d as R oger in Grease and Zebulun in Joseph and His A m a zin g Technicolor Dream coat. John returns to th e NCH w ith th e R&R a fte r a th re e year sabbatical d u rin g which tim e he enjoye d chart success w ith his band M ankind w ith which he to u re d e xtensively in Ireland and th e UK. D uring this tim e he has m ade many television, radio and film appearances fo r b o th RTE and th e BBC in c lu d in g C hildline , 0 2 In th e Park, C hildren in N eed and even starred a longside D ustin th e Turkey in his last film !

Biographies o f Principals continued on Page 2 5


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A NOSTALGIC LOOK-BACK TO 1986 (Our 1st Concert)

FOUNDEI

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Presents Presents

AN EVENING WITH

Evening

Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein Tues. 18, Thurs. 20, Sat. 22, Sun. 23 February 1986 NATIONAL CONCERT HALL Compiled & Written by John Allen Tues. 18, Thurs. 20, Sat. 22, Sun. 23 February 1986 NATIONAL CO N CERT HALL

Directed by Dolores Delahunty Chorus Master, Heather Hewson Orchestra under the Direction of Gearoid Grant

Extracts from the Society's printed programme for An Evening with Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein in February 1996

RODGERS & HART and RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN PA R T ONE IT ic Sound o f M usic The Sound ojWtisic Sanation •My Fai'ouritc Things Climb Every Mountain Edelweiss

Full Company Fat Campbell Luty Lane and Anne Shumate Lucy l.ane and Chorus Brendan M cShane

T h e Boys From Syracuse Narration Falling in Love With Loi e This Can ’/ Be Lave Sing For Your Supper

T h e K ing and I Narration A Puzzlement Getting to Know You We Kiss in a Shad/jw Shall We Dance

Pat Campbell l ed Ryan Philip Bymc and Anne Shumate Anne Shumate, Niamh Murray and Patricia Moore

Pat Campbell Brendan M cShane l.ouise Studley i’ed Ryan and Niamh Murray 1-ouise Studley, Brendan M cShane and Chorus

C arousel Narration I f I Loved You June Is B ustin' Out A ll (h er Soliloquy ITtis Was A Real Nice Clambake HTiat's the Use o f Wondering You 'II Never Walk Alone

Pat Campbell Philip Bvme and Niamh Murray Full Company Philip Byrne Full Company Niamh Murray Lucy Lane and Full Company

PART TWO Pal Joey Narration You Musn 7 Kick II Around I Could U nteA B<H>k Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

South Pacific Narration Twin Solihtifuies Some Enchanted Evening Dames Bali Ha V A Wonderj'ulGuy Younger Than Springtm e This Nearly was ,\line Rodgers and Hart Medley

O klahom a Narration Oh What A Beautiful Morning I Cain VSay No People Will Say We 're In Lave Oklahoma

Pat Campbell Philip Byrne and Girls Philip Byrne and Louise Studley Louise Studley

Pal Campbell Nijcel Williams and Anne Shumate Nigel Williams M en's Chorus L.ucy Lane and Chorus Anne Shumate and Girls’ Chorus T ed Ryan Nigel Williams and Chorus Louise Studlev

Pat Campbell Philip Byrne Anne Shumate Philip Byrne and Niamh Murray Philip Byrne and Full Company

IN 'rtR V A L Ladies of the Chorus C athy Byrne, Lyn Branagan, Louise Byrne, Anne Crossen, Marie CuUiton, Joan C a v a n a ^ , Antoinette Carroll, D eirdre Connolly, Margaret Dickson, Michelle Foynes, Anne G orm an, Nuala Garton, Eileen Gildea, H elen Galvin, Paula Hannon, M argaret H endron, Ej u H arrold, Frances Jones, Pat M oore, Marian Mullins, Sheila Moiloy, Sandra Neylan, Iris Neylan, Michelle O ’Byme, Dodo O ’Hagan, C athy O ’Malley, Pauline Owens, Leo O ’Kennedy, Sari Ryan, Catherine Ryan, Eva Stavely, Pauline Woods, Sally Young.

Gentlemen of the Chorus David Barry, Vincent Becker, AH' Branagan, William Bennett, Ray Collins, Dom Carroll, Brendan Dempsey, D enis Deasy, Tony Fitzpatrick, John Gillen, Joe Griffin, Patrick G arton, Clem Forde, Barney Gorman, Peter Lenis, Denis Leahv, Ivan McKexma, Bob McKevitt, Ray Ryan, Ted Ryan, Larry Shelley, Tony Sweeney, Billy Blood-Smilh, Paschal Walsh, Pat Yeates.


BIOGRAPHIES OF SOME OF THE COMPOSERS

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & TIM RICE ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

TIM RICE

Andrew Lloyd Webber Is the composer o f The Likes o f Us, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Evita, Variations and Tell Me On A Sunday later combined as Song & Dance, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom o f the Opera, Aspects o f Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game and The Woman in White. He composed the film scores of Gumshoe and The Odessa File, and a setting of the Latin Requiem Mass Requiem.

When Disney approached him for The Lion King, Grammy速, Tony速, and Academy Award速winning lyricist Tim Rice suggested pop superstar Elton John as his writing partner.

He has also produced in the West End and on Broadway not only his own work but the Olivier award-winning plays La Bete and Daisy Pulls It Off. In summer 2002 in London he presented the groundbreaking A R Rahman musical Bombay Dreams. In 2004 he produced a film version of The Phantom o f the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher Earlier this year he oversaw a new production of Evita in London, a unique version of The Phantom o f the Opera in Las Vegas and his new production of The Sound o f Music at the London Palladium, the leading role having been cast via the hit BBC TV series "H ow Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?". He bought the Palace Theatre in 1983 and now owns seven London theatres including the Palace, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the London Palladium. In December 2006 he received a Kennedy Center Honor, one o f the highest awards for achievement in the arts in the United States. O ther awards include seven Tonys, three Grammys including Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, six Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, an International Emmy, the Praemium Imperiale and the Richard Rodgers award for Excellence in Musical Theatre. The Beautiful Game, which used the sectarian war in Northern Ireland as a metaphor of the tragedy of religious conflict worldwide, was his first to receive the London Critic's Circle Award. He was knighted in 1992 and created an honorary life peer in 1997.

Known the world over for his enormously successful collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rice, with Webber, was responsible for the worldwide musical sensations Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1968), Jesus Christ Superstar (1970), and Evita (1976). Born in Buckinghamshire, England, Rice entered the world of popular music as the lead singer for a pop group called the Aardvarks (1961-1963), and went on to sing occasionally with other sixties rock groups. His first published song, "That's My Story", appeared in 1965, the same year he met Andrew Lloyd Webber. In addition to their stage work, Rice and Lloyd W ebber wrote songs together that have not been in shows, including "It's Easy fo r You", recorded by Elvis Presley in 1976. In the early 1980s, Rice began collaborating with ABBA members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson on a new project entitled Chess. Chess first appeared on record in 1984, and the album enjoyed massive international popularity. Two singles from the album, "One N ight in Bangkok", sung by Murray Head, and "I Know Him So W ell", sung by Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson, topped the charts in America, Europe, and Asia. In 1985, Chess premiered in London's West End, and went on to become a stage hit in many other countries. Rice's current stage projects are Tycoon, an adaptation/translation of the Michael Berger-Luc Pamondon stage show and record, and Starmania, which has been a huge success in France. The English-language version features the singing talents of Cyndi Lauper, Celine Dion, Ronnie Spector, and Kim Carnes, among others. An English-language stage version will follow the album's launch. Throughout his career. Rice has worked with many notable composers, including Marvin Hamlisch (for Lauren Bacall, Bing Crosby, Jack Lemmon, and George Burns), John Barry (the main title song, "All-Time High", performed by Rita Coolidge in the James Bond film Octopussy), Mike Batt (including David Essex's "A Winter's Tale"), Paul McCartney, Paul Jones, Francis Lai, Vangelis, Rick Wakeman, and Freddie Mercury (songs for his album with opera diva Montserrat Caballe). In 1981, Rice and singer Elaine Paige formed their own record label, EP Records, and have since released several best-selling albums. The duo also co-produced, with Robert Fox, the 1989 West End revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes. O ther Rice projects include regular broadcasts for the BBC; the launch of his own publishing company, Pavilion Books, in 1981, which has since released more than 300 titles, including works by Kingsley Amis, Michael Palin, and Sebastian Coe; writing The Treasures o f Lords (1989), about the famous museum at London's Lords cricket ground; co-authoring the Guinness Book o f British Hit Singles; and writing a regular column about cricket for The London Daily Telegraph. Rice received three Grammy Awards速 for his work on Disney's blockbuster film Aladdin, written with Alan Menken.


Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society

Lets Celebrate! The Magic of the Musicals

Host: MARION DUANE

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THE COMPANY MALE CHORUS

FEMALE CHORUS

DANCERS

Noel Byrne Liam Carroll Michael Clark Jim Dillon Brendan Galvin Shay Gibson Barney Gorman Robbie Keogh David McAlinden John McCall Derm ot McKenna Diarmuid O'Neill Joe Swan Paschal Walsh

Michelle Alison Cathy Byrne Imelda Bradley Rosie Callaghan Victoria Clarke Tanya Cosentino Joy Moore Dowd Niamh Flanagan Michelle Foynes Eileen Gildea Ann Gorman Michali Hyams Caroline Keane Veronica Kennedy Ciara McDonald Orna McDonald Megan McGrath Aoife Mulqueen Ritzy Murray Kathy Murray Blaithin Smith

Martina Boksova Sonya Dunne Anne-Marie Elliott Emma Haughton Oonagh Kelly Danielle Maher Nikki McConnell Laura McGarrigle Sarah Reynolds

Eoin Gillen Jason D. Lane Barry McCabe Aaron Rogers

BEHIND THE SCENES Production & Stage Manager:

Lighting Design:

Concert Com m ittee:

GERRY McKNIGHT

DENIS TWOMEY

DYMPNA EGAR

Assisted by:

Sound:

PETER BREEN DAVID CARROLL AISLING SWEENEY EDWARD O'GRADY WALSHE

PAT O'BRIEN

DODO O'HAGAN BARNEY GORMAN SHAY GIBSON

(Convenor)

W ardrobe Mistress:

Accompanists:

NIAMH M cD o n o u g h PAULINE COOPER MARGARET O'SULLIVAN

DENISE O'MAHONY

Photography:

AOIFE MULQUEEN

assisted by:

Irish Dance Steps:

Program m e Compilation & Design:

DYMPNA BEVAN

LAURA McGARRIGLE

SHAY GIBSON

W ardrobe Master:

MICHAEL HORAN assisted by:

NOEL BYRNE


REHEARSALS

i The R&R Chorus and Dancers rehearsing fo r "Lets Celebrate ! The M a g ic o f the Musicals'


OUR PRINCIPALS

(continued)

DANIELLE MAHER Danielle began dancing at th e te n d e r age o f fo u r and tra in e d w ith Sylvia Behan School o f Ballet in b a lle t and jazz dancing and w ith D ig g es Lane in ta p dancing. She successfully c o m p le te d a su m m er course in jazz and musical studies in London S tud io C entre. She was a m e m b e r o f A rth ur's Team fo r th re e years shows inclu de d Singing in the Rain, M a ck & M a b e l and Crazy For You. Danielle danced w ith Xanadu in John Player Tops o f th e Town fo r fo u r years w here th e y were national w inners in 1995, which was televised. She a pp ea re d in th e W a te rfo rd Light O p e ra Festival in Chess and Copacabana and p e rfo rm e d on th e Kenny Live Christmas Special 2000. She also fe a tu re d in a p ro m o tio n a l v ide o fo r th e N ational Safety Council, w hich was v ie w e d in all national schools, and was th e w in n e r o f tw o awards. D anielle is involved regularly in co rp o ra te e n te rta in m e n t and launches. She has a pp ea re d in several sum m er and w in te r cabarets w ith Red Hurley, Twink and Dickie Rock and was involved in th e Rose o f Tralee Festival 2002. She p e rfo rm e d w ith th e June Rodgers C abaret fo r several seasons in b o th D ublin and C ork This year she is m aking a return w ith John Brady E n te rta in m e n t in Christm as cabaret at th e H ilton H otel. D anielle's first show w ith th e R&R was O kla ho m a ! w here she dan ced th e D ream Ballet. O th e r shows w ith th e R&R include th e ir 90th Birth da y C oncert, M y Fair Lady, G igi and R om b e rg to Rodgers. She recently p e rfo rm e d w ith John Brady E n te rta in m e n t in M o u lin Rouge Christmas C abaret at th e A le x a n d e r H otel and in Chess w ith Glasnevin Musical Society at th e NCH.

CATHY BYRNE Cathy is 20 years o ld and is cu rren tly stu dyin g O c cu pa tion al T he rap y at Trinity C ollege, D ublin. She began her vocal tra in in g w ith A o ife D unne and has stu die d violin u n d e r David Lee fo r th e past 12 years. She has stu die d classical b a llet and m od ern dance th e a tre w ith th e D ex M cG lo u g h lin School o f Ballet in Rathmichael, Co. D ublin fo r 16 years. C athy is no stran ge r to th e N ational C o n c e rt Hall, having a pp ea re d here over th e last te n years in th e RTE/lrish Times M usic in the Classroom series devised by G e aroid G ra n t c o n d u c tin g b o th th e RTE C o n c e rt O rchestra and th e RTE N ational S ym phony O rchestra in these educational p rogram m es. She has also to u re d Ireland w ith th e RTE C o n c e rt O rchestra. In 1997 she also fe a tu re d in th e Irish p re m ie re o f S tu ff a n d Nonsense w ith Rroinnsias O Duinn, and has also taken th e leading role in The Snow m an concerts. H aving a pp ea re d in many school p ro d u ctio n s and a lea din g m e m b e r o f th e St. Joseph o f Cluny School C ho ir and O rchestra her fa v o u rite role to d ate was H od el in F id d le r on th e Roof. This is her second season w ith th e R&R and is d e lig h te d to have th e o p p o rtu n ity to p e rfo rm in this p ro d u c tio n having th o ro u g h ly enjoye d her e xp e rie n ce in The Gondoliers.

MICHALI HYAMS Michali first e x p lo re d her love fo r musical th e a tre in various stage schools in b o th D ublin and M anhattan. D uring her six years in A le xan dra C ollege, she c o m p le te d all available gra de s in dram a studies and recieved a G o ld M edal fo r Vocal Perform ance fro m th e Royal Irish A ca d e m y o f Music. Last year she o b ta in e d a Professional M usicianship Training C ertificate (studying Jazz vocals) fro m N ew p ark School o f M usic and s p en t the sum m er stu dyin g Musical Theatre in N e w School U niversity in M anhattan. M ichali is n ow s p littin g her tim e b etw e en stu dyin g dram a in th e G aiety School o f A c tin g and g e ttin g world-class vocal tu itio n fro m N ova Thom as, a lead singer w ith th e M e tr o p o litia n O p e ra and vocal coach t o so m e o f b ro a d w a y s m o s t a ccom plished stars.


BRENDAN GALVIN Brendan is currently a tte n d in g The Royal Irish A ca d e m y o f Music under the d irectio n o f Suzanne Murphy. He has p e rfo rm e d w ith th e R&R fo r over ten years in many p ro du ction s such as M e and M y Girl, Gigi, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, M y Fair Lady, The M ika do and many m ore, b o th in th e G aiety Theatre and the National C on cert Hall. He also a ppeared w ith th e R&R on television in th e RTE Proms, Late Late S how and o th e r p rogram m es. A p a rt from playing many m in o r roles w ith th e R&R, he has p e rfo rm e d as a soloist in th e R&R's R om berg to Rodgers in th e NCH, and th e roles o f B o bb y in The Boyfriend (Navan Road MS) and as St. Brioche in The M e r ry W id o w (GMS) and many o th e r parts in local theatre, b o th sing ing and dram a. Brendan is also a m em be r o f Lyric O p era and has recently p e rfo rm e d in Verdi's II D ue Foscari, Atilla, La Bohem e and The M arriage o f Figaro all in th e NCH.

MICHAEL CLARK This is Michael's fo u rth show fo r th e R&R. He has p e rfo rm e d in Turandot, Tosca, II Due Foscari, La Bohem e and Carmen fo r Lyric O pera. Michael also p e rfo rm e d in th e R&R's p ro d u ctio n s o f R om berg to Rodgers, The Yeoman o f the G u ard and m o st recently in The G o ndoliers at th e NCH last year. Michael also serves as the Treasurer o f th e Society and he hopes you e njoy the show.

ROBBIE KEOGH This is Robbie's eleventh year w ith th e R&R. His first show was South Pacific w here he played Lt. Buzz Adam s and has played parts in a lm ost every show since. He was also involved w ith C oo lm ine Panto G rou p w here he played th e lead in a n u m b e r o f pan tom im e s. In M ay 2000 he played th e p a rt o f Benny S o uthstre et in Knocklyon Variety G roup's p ro d u ctio n o f Guys and Dolls in th e Civic Theatre in Tallaght. In 2002 he played in C lo u d 9's p ro d u ctio n o f A View From a B ridg e by A rth u r M iller in A n dre w 's Lane Theatre. Robbie is loo k in g fo rw a rd to this show in th e N ational C on cert Hall

DAVID McALINDEN David jo in e d th e Society last S e p te m b e r fo llo w in g a long hiatus from being involved in musicals and drama. He has previously p e rfo rm e d roles in Joseph and His A m z in g Technicolor D ream coat (Pharaoh) and S h o w b o a t (Joe). He th o ro u g h ly enjoyed the p ro d u c tio n o f The G o ndoliers w ith th e R&R in th e NCH last N o v e m b e r and is back fo r more. In his spare tim e David plays classical guitar, piano and th e m andolin and he hopes you e njoy th e show to n ig h t.


MUSICAL THEATRE - A QUIZ! 1)

W h a t show is generally considered to have begun the Golden A ge o f the Broadway musical?

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W h a t musical is based on th e music of Billy Joel?

a) Jersey Boys b) Guys and Dolls c) Movin' Out d) Agenue Q

a) West Side Story b) Phantom o f the Opera c) Oklahoma! d) The New Moon 7) 2)

W h at was th e first popular "rock musical"?

W h a t musical takes place primarily in Scotland?

a) b) c) d)

a) Grease b) Rent c) Jersey Boys d) Hair

Brigadoon My Fair Lady The Lion King Oklahoma!

8) 3) W ho w rote the musical, Les Miserables?

a) b) c) d)

a) Claude-Michel Schoenberg and Alain Boubil b) Andrew Lloyd Webber c) Rogers & Hammerstein d) Stephen Spielberg

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a) Maya Angelou b) IS . Elliot c) William Shakespeare d) Charles Dickens 10) W h a t large corporation produced Beauty and th e Beast and The Lion King?

a) Disney b) G.E. c) Halliburton d) Viacom

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W h at theatre company produced Phantom o f the O pera?

a) The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd. b) The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization c) Disney d) Paramount

4) W h a t author's poems helped A ndrew LloydW ebber w rite Cats?

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W h a t musical takes place during the Gold Rush?

Which role was created by Julie Andrews?

a) Anita in West Story b) Roxie Hart in Chicago c) Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady d) Nettie in The Color Purple

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HISTORY OF TAP DANCE Tap Dance, style o f A m erican theatrical dance, d istin gu ishe d b y percussive fo o tw o rk , th a t marks o u t precise rhyth m ic patterns on th e floor. Some d e scrip tive ste p names are brush, flap, shuffle, ball change, and cram p roll. The sources o f ta p dancing include th e Irish solo step dance, th e English clog dance, and African dance m ovem ents. A m o n g th e slaves in th e southern U nited States, these m erge d by th e early 19th century into fo lk styles, th e m od ern descendants o f which include b uck-an d-w in g dancing and southern U nite d States c lo g g in g (both done in leather-sole shoes). The slave dances w ere a d a p te d theatrically in 1828 in th e firs t blackface minstrel show, in th e dan cin g o f Thom as "D a d d y " Rice. In late 19th -ce ntury minstrel shows and s h o w b o a t routines, tw o techniques w ere p op ularized: a fast style in w o o d e n -so le shoes, also called bucka n d -w ing , e xe m p lifie d by th e d uo o f Jim m y Doyle and Harland D ixon; and

soft-shoe, a sm o o th , leather-sole style m ade fam ous by G e orge Primrose. These styles gradually coalesced, and by th e 1920s m etal plates, or taps, had been a d d e d to leather-soled shoes. In th e 1920s and 1930s black dancers c o n trib u te d to th e d e v e lo p m e n t o f new styles o f ta p dance, and black dance team s becam e p o p u la r fo r th e ir acrobatic, o fte n satirical acts. John Bubbles p o p u la riz e d a slower, m ore syncopated style o f ta p dance. P ro m ine nt dance team s o f th e era included Slap and H ap py (Harold Daniels and Leslie Irvin) and Stum p and S tum py (James Cross and H arold Crom er). Jazz p ro v id e d fu rth e r rhyth m ic co m p le xity, and Bill "B oja ng le s" Robinson becam e A m erica's m o st fam ous ta p dancer. The style was fu rth e r e x p a n d e d in th e 1930s and 1940s, w hen dancers such as Fred Astaire, Paul Draper, Ray Bolger, and, in th e late 1950s, G ene Kelly a d d e d m ovem ents fro m b a lle t and m od ern dance. In th e late 1970s and early 1980s interest in ta p dance u n d e rw e n t a resurgence.

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M arketing w ith the R&R Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society is heading for a milestone in theatrical circles having been in business fo r just under 100 years. N ot many can boast o f such a feat, but their standards and expertise in stagecraft have kept them up there with the best of the rest. Renowned for their professional style productions in both the Gaiety Theatre and the National Concert Hall, the 'R and R', as we are sometimes known, has made many appearances on the Late Late Show and has partaken in a string of professional gigs with the stars o f both stage and screen. In fact, some o f our artists have now become professionals in their own right. Last year's production, Fiddler on the Roof, received much acclaim and was covered extensively by various critics in the media. Record numbers have attended our shows and capacity houses are now a seasonal norm. Feed back from our audiences is always positive which makes them return season after season.

it can get .As part o f any show, a Printed Programme is most im portant and for us it is also a lasting record o f the show and its participants. Every season we produce an A4 glossy souvenir brochure-type programme which contains details of the show, the society, its participants and supporters. Potential advertisers can choose between Full Page or Half Page and our rates are as competitive as you will find in any similar type brochure. Whilst space is limited, we would welcome your business and support. It is not our intention to transform our programme in to a book o f advertisements, but rather a collection o f strategically placed ones that will get the exposure they rightly deserve. With this in mind, I would ask you to give our organisation the o pportunity to enhance your business in a manner befitting your company. I would welcome discussing your options in more detail with you and assisting you with the process.

Celebrities such as Terry Wogan and Gay Byrne are among the many patrons who graced our productions both on and o ff the stage and have publicly praised our professionalism and style. Backed by a team o f experts, Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society strive to present the best entertainm ent possible for all ages to enjoy, year after year.

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Active Membership. W HY NO T BECOME AN ACTIVE MEMBER? Each year auditions are held fo r new A ctive M em bers o f th e Society. If you are interested in beco m in g an Active M e m b e r please co m p lete the details belo w and forw a rd them to the R&R Rehearsal Secretary: M ichelle Foynes 4 The View , W o o d park, Ballinteer, Dublin 16.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULES There is a nine-week rehearsal lead-in to b o th the Society's Annual Productions. A c o m m itm e n t is e xpe cted from all m em bers to attend all rehearsals in p reparation fo r e ithe r th e Spring o r A u tu m n Productions. Rehearsals usually take place on tw o or three nights per w eek p rio r to staging a p ro d u c tio n . Rehearsals can also be held on Sunday afternoons as the date o f O p e n in g N ig h t at the G aiety Theatre o r th e National C oncert Hall approaches!

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A RECORD OF PREVIOUS R&R PRODUCTIONS 1913 1914 1914 1915 1915 1915 1916 1916 1917 1917 1918 1918 1919 1919 1920 1921 1922 1922 1922 1923 1923 1923 1923 1923 1924 1924 1924 1924 1925 1925 1925 1926 1926 1926 1927 1927 1927 1927 1928 1928 1929 1929 1929 1929 1930 1930 1931 1931 1932 1932 1932 1932 1933 1933 1934 1935 1935 1936 1936 1936 1937 1937 1938 1938 1938 1939 1939 1939 1939 1939 1940

The M ik a d o The Yeomen o f th e Guard The M ik a d o Les C loches de C ornevilie lolanthe The Yeomen o f th e Guard The M ikad o The G ondoliers H addon Hall R uddigore U topia Lim ited H addon Hall A Princess in Kensington M e rrie England U topia Lim ited The Rose o f Persia R uddigore The M ik a d o Patience The Yeomen o f th e Guard The G on doliers The M ikad o The Yeom en o f th e Guard Patience lolanthe Trial by Jury The Pirates o f Penzance The Duchess o f Dantzig Tom Jones M errie England The Duchess o f Dantzig V eronique The G ondoliers The M ikad o Trial by Jury The Pirates o f Penzance The Yeomen o f th e Guard H add on Hall The Rose o f Persia The Geisha San Toy Patience Cox and Box HMS Pinafore The B eloved Vagabond A C o un try Girl The Arcadians A W altz Dream The Q ua ker Girl M onsieur Beaucaire lolanthe The M ikad o The D esert Song Princess C harm ing Florodora lolanthe The G on doliers The Yeomen o f th e Guard The M ikad o Princess Ida The Pirates o f Penzance HMS Pinafore M ercenary Mary The M ik a d o The G on doliers The Yeomen o f th e Guard The G ondoliers Patience Trial by Jury HMS Pinafore R uddigore

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C ox and Box The Sorcerer Trial by Jury The Pirates o f Penzance lolan the T he Yeomen o f th e G uard The G ondoliers Patience The M ikad o Princess Ida The M ikad o The G ondoliers lolanthe W altzes fro m Vienna U top ia Lim ited The Impresario The Sorcerer The S tude nt Prince W ild Violets The M ikad o The G ondoliers Lilac Tim e B itte r Sweet The Yeomen o f th e G uard lolanthe La Vie Parisienne The G ondoliers Patience R uddigore The Vagabond King The M ikad o C ox and Box HMS Pinafore Gay Rosalinda lolanthe Princess Ida The G ondoliers The S tude nt Prince Trial by Jury The Pirates o f Penzance The M ikad o W ild Violets The G ondoliers Patience The Yeomen o f th e G uard Bless th e Bride The M ikad o R udd igore lolanthe The D ancing Years The G ondoliers Trial by Jury HMS Pinafore B itte r Sweet T he M ikado Princess Ida C ox and Box The Pirates o f Penzance La Vie Parisienne The G ondoliers Patience The Yeomen o f th e G uard Perchance to Dream Bless th e Bride S how boat The G ondoliers The M ikad o A nnie G e t Your Gun T he Yeomen o f th e G uard Patience lolanthe

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O klahom a! The G ondoliers The M ikad o Cox and Box HMS Pinafore Love From Judy B itter Sweet The M erry W id o w R uddigore lolanthe The G on doliers N aug hty M a rietta The D ancing Years The M e rry W id o w Kismet W ild Violets The M ikado The G on doliers The S tude nt Prince South Pacific The N ew M o on Rose Marie lolanthe The G on doliers The Pirates o f Penzance Trial by Jury Guys and Dolls Patience The M ikado Princess Ida B itter Sweet The Yeomen o f th e Guard The G ondoliers HMS Pinafore B rigadoon The M ikado The Sorcerer lolanthe M y Fair Lady The D esert Song The M ikado The G on doliers C am e lot The M ikad o The Yeomen o f th e Guard Fid dler on th e R oof The G on doliers Patience South Pacific The M ikado Princess Ida The D ancing Years The G on doliers The Yeomen o f th e Guard Show boat lolanthe HMS Pinafore Trial by Jury Guys and Dolls R uddigore The M ikado Cox and Box The G on doliers The Pirates o f Penzance Gigi The Yeomen o f th e Guard lolanthe Sw eet C harity Patience The M ikad o The King and 1

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HMS Pinafore The G ondoliers Trial by Jury My Fair Lady Princess Ida The M ikad o Oklahom a! The Yeomen o f th e Guard The G ondoliers A nnie G e t Your Gun The Sorcerer The M ikad o An Evening w ith Mr. G ilb e rt & Mr. Sullivan The G ondoliers Trial by Jury The Pirates o f Penzance Hans A ndersen lolanthe The M ik a d o R odgers & Hart and Rodgers & H am m erstein Gigi R om berg and Romance S how boat The M a g ic of Lerner & Loewe F id dler on th e R oof I'll See You A gain Hello D olly A Song to Sing O! Kiss M e, Kate M ad A b o u t Musicals The Yeomen o f th e Guard The G ondoliers M ad A b o u t Musicals A n y th in g Goes A S ong For You The M ikad o Hear O u r Songs The Pirates o f Penzance O ne Enchanted Evening M y Fair Lady The G ondoliers South Pacific Show Business S how boat HMS Pinafore F iddler on th e R oof Rom berg to R odgers O klahom a! C eleb ration Carousel The M ikad o Guys and Dolls The Pirates o f Penzance M e and M y Girl 90th B irthday C o n c e rt Mr. G ilb e rt & Mr. Sullivan M y Fair Lady The Yeomen o f th e Guard G igi Rom berg to R odgers Fid dler on th e R oof The G ondoliers Lets C elebrate! The M a gic o f th e Musicals

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WHAT THE CRITICS SAID Reviews of R&R's 'The Gondoliers' N ational Concert Hall, 19th to 24th N ovem ber 2006

The Irish Times Stage facilities at th e NCH may have th e ir restrictions, b u t it's only w h e n no curtain comes d o w n at th e end o f th e Rathm ines & Rathgar M usical Society's curren t p ro d u c tio n th a t you re m e m b e r y o u 're n o t in a real thea tre. D ire cte d by G arry M ou n ta in e , The G o ndoliers adds m uch spectacle to the tim eless w it o f its creators, G ilb e rt and Sullivan. John O 'D o n o g h u e 's neat set is enhanced by p a n to m im e aquatics, w h ile A isling D oyle's fa stidio usly e x e c u te d ch o re o g ra p h y b rings tru e c o u rtly bea ring to th e G a votte, and a co m ic ro u tin e to th e Cachucha (where th e g e n tle m e n are p a rtn e re d by life-size rag dolls). F urther a d d in g to th e to p s y -tu rv e y d o m are th re e songs s p ice d-up w ith in-jokes ("U n lik e Posh and Becks / W e a cc e p t cash and cheques"). C o n d u c to r G e a ro id G rant allo w e d a fe w slackenings o f th e ensem ble, b u t k e p t th ings securely on th e rails when th e singers' pacing occasionally becam e excitable. The all-singing, a ll-dancing and e v er-e ne rg etic chorus b le n d e d th e ir voices in to a ro u n d e d and rhythm ical whole. If a nyth in g m arred th e musical e n jo y m e n t, it was th e n o tice ab le a m p lific a tio n , which p u t a com pressed and syn the tic sheen on voices th a t w o u ld have been a ud ib le e n o ug h w ith o u t it. The casting co m b in es co nsiste nt a rtistic strengths w ith va rie g a te d stage personalities. There are music-hall histrionics from John M o o n e y as th e Duke, g a u d y gra vitie s fro m Jackie C urran-O lohan as th e Duchess, and a s p le n d id bel c a nto (and d o lc e riso) fro m Sarah G u ilm artin as Casilda. There's crisp d ic tio n from A d a m Law lor as the G rand In qu isitor and R o b e rt Vickers as Luiz respectively a m o d e l o f ole ag ino us infam y and lusty heroism . Special m en tion m ust be m ade o f th e fo u r assured new com ers w ho play th e co uples G ianetta and M arco (soprano Nicola M u llig a n and te n o r Dean Power) and Tessa and G iu sep pe (alto N ao m i O 'C o n n e ll and bass Gavan Ring).

ANDREW JOHNSTONE

The Metro G ilb e rt & Sullivan's th ird m ost successful ope ra o pe ns in Venice w ith a pair o f g o n d o lie rs, M arco and G iuseppe, in a c o u rtin g ritual w ith a b e vy o f 'fo u r and tw e n ty ' m aidens, tw o o f w ho m th e y must choose as brides. But one o f th e g o n d o lie rs is u n w ittin g ly carrying a secret fro m b irth - he may be th e son o f th e King o f Barataria. Enter a h andful o f aristocrats w h o have com e to m e e t th e G rand In qu isitor o f Spain, n o w residing in Venice, w h o stole th e y o u n g p rince fro m th e King o f Barataria and to o k him to Italy. T hey're here to find th e missing prince, w h o was m arried t o th e ir d a u g h te r Cassandra, w ith o u t her kn o w le d g e , when she was only six m onths o ld. The tale tw ists and turns th ro u g h th e w aterw ays o f Venice c u lm in a tin g in a hilarious scene in w hich th e nurse w h o te n d e d th e prince reveals, w h o th e real king is. A fte r a long musical sequence - 15 m inutes to be precise - o ffe re d by G ilb e rt to appease Sullivan's grievance th a t his music was p laying second fid d le to th e fo rm e r's lib re tto s. The G o nd oliers rises a bove a lacklustre sta rt w hen th e stage b ecom es awash w ith posey-laden m aidens and th e ir p ro sp e ctive g o n d o lie r husbands. A fte r th e firs t fe w musical num bers, w h a t becom es a p p a re n t is th a t th e Rathgar & Rathmines Musical Society's fo rte is sing ing and costum es, w ith th e set and c h o re o g ra p h y receiving less a tte n tio n . There's ho fa u ltin g th e cast, w h o fill th e co ld and sterile shell th a t is th e NCH w ith th e ir w arm song, and the audience show ed its app ro val fo r each n u m b e r w ith rousing applause. A n d th e re was m uch to a pplaud. In particular, th e R&R's w itty u p d a tin g o f som e songs w ith references to c re d it card bills, th e w o rld w id e w e b and even th e R yder C up p ro ve d popular. Som etim es, th o u g h , it was hard to fo llo w th e narrative, p articularly w hen carried by a song w he re several o r all o f th e cast w as-singing. But by th e tim e th e a n tic ip a te d rousing fin ale arrived, th o u g h , y o u 're le ft w ith th e im pression th a t th e R&R are tru e grafters: this is a show th a t has been w ellrehearsed resulting in a very tig h t p ro d u c tio n .

STEPHEN MULKEARN


THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC "T he B attle H ym n o f th e R e p u b lic" is a p a trio tic anthem , w ritte n by Julia W a rd H ow e in D e c e m b e r 1861, th a t was m a d e p o p u la r d u rin g th e A m e ric a n Civil War. The tu n e was w ritte n , circa 1855, by South C arolinian W illiam S teffe. The lyrics at th a t tim e w e re alte rn a te ly called "C ana an 's H a p p y S hore" o r "B ro th ers, W ill You M e e t M e?" and t h e song was sung as a c a m p fire spiritual. The tu n e sp re a d across th e U n ite d States, takin g on m any sets o f new lyrics. A m an fro m V e rm o n t nam ed T hom a s Bishop jo in e d the M assachusetts Infantry b e fo re th e o u tb re a k o f w a r and w ro te a p o p u la r s et o f lyrics, circa 1860, title d "J o h n Brow n's B o d y " w h ich b e ca m e one o f his u n it's w a lkin g songs. Bish op 's b a tta lio n was d is p a tc h e d to W a s h in g to n , D.C. early in th e Civil War. R e tu rnin g fro m a pu b lic review o f the tro o p s , Julia W a rd H o w e sang w ith the m . Her co m p a n io n , th e R everend Jam es Clarke, su g g e s te d to H o w e th a t she w rite ne w w o rd s f o r th e fig h tin g m en's song, and th e cu rre n t version o f "B a ttle Hym n o f th e R e pu blic" was b o rn [1]. How ever, a c c o rd in g to w rite r Irwin Silber (w ho has w ritte n a b o o k a b o u t Civil W a r folksongs), th e song Mrs. H ow e heard was n o t a b o u t Joh n Brow n th e a b o litio n is t b u t a Scotsman, also na m ed Joh n Brow n, w h o was a m e m b e r o f th e 12th M assachusetts R e gim e nt. An article by w rite r M ark Steyn p ro v id e s som e b a c k g ro u n d b e h in d th e story: A p p a re n tly, the m en o f Joh n B row n's u n it had m ad e up a song p o k in g fu n at him , an d it was th is song th e y sang w hen Mrs. H ow e passed by. M rs. Howe, and everyone else w h o heard it, assumed (n o t unreasonably) th a t song was a b o u t Joh n Brow n the a b o litio n is t. H o w e 's "T he B a ttle Hym n o f th e R epublic" was first p u b lis h e d on th e fr o n t page o f The A tla n tic M o n th ly o f Febru ary 1862. T he sixth verse w ritte n by H ow e, w hich is less c o m m o n ly sung, was n o t pu b lish e d a t th a t tim e.

th e largest m usic a ct t o a p p e a r on th e B illb o a rd H o t 100 singles chart. In 1994, on th e occasion o f th e 1994 FIFA W o rld C u p he ld in th e U n ited States, Daryl Hall - w ith th e choral g ro u p The S ou nd o f Blackness using th e to n e o f th e an th e m - sang th e official son g o f th e event, "G lo ry la n d ".

LYRICS Mine eyes have seen the glory o f the coming o f the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes o f wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning o f His terrible swift sword: His truth is marching on. (Chorus) Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah! His truth is marching on. I have seen Him in the watch-fires o f a hundred circling camps, They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps; I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps: His day is marching on. Chorus I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows o f steel: "As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal; Let the Hero, born o f woman, crush the serpent with His heel. Since God is marching on . " Chorus He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; He is sifting out the hearts o f men before His judgment-seat: Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet! Our God is marching on. Chorus

Influence on la te r culture "T he B a ttle H ym n o f th e Republic, U p d a te d " (1901) was M ark Twain's m o c k in g pa ro d y o f th e lyrics, fro m th e " p o in t o f v ie w " o f an A m e rica n in du stria list inspired by th e n -re c e n t eve nts o f th e Spanish and P h ilip p in e Wars. The m e lo d y o f th e s o n g is th e basis fo r th e p o p u la r union son g "S o lid a rity F o re v e r", w ritte n by Ralph C h ap lin in 1915. P ara troopers d u rin g W o rld W a r II m ad e up a n o th e r variation , "B lo o d on th e Risers". In 1960 th e M o rm o n Tabernacle C h o ir w o n th e G ra m m y A w a rd f o r Best Perform ance by a Vocal G ro u p or C h o ru s w ith a re c o rd in g th a t rep lace d th e line " le t us d ie to m ake m en fre e " w ith th e m ore cheery "le t us live t o m ake m en fre e " , a v a ria tio n th a t has since c a u g h t on t o som e e x te n t. W ith 375 m em bers, th e M o rm o n Tabernacle C h o ir is

In the beauty o f the lilies Christ was born across the sea. With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me: As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free. While God is marching on. Chorus He is coming like the glory o f the morning on the wave. He is Wisdom to the mighty. He is Succour to the brave. So the world shall be His footstool, and the soul o f Time His slave. Our God is marching on. Chorus

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W hat is your earliest memory with the Society?: Kitty Forde Best perform ance you have seen?: La Boheme (Sydney O pera House) W hat is your favourite show?: Com pany (Sondheim) W ho would you most like to meet?: Bill Clinton

'A TRIBUTE' This loyal trio have given many years of total dedication to our Society, both in front and behind the scenes and we are deeply indebted to them for their service and commitment. Here is a peek into their individual personalities. Thank you guys, we salute you!

W hat is playing on your car stereo at the moment?: Paulo Conti W ho do you most admire in Theatre?: Barbara Streisland One word th at describes you best?: Fantastic

Name: MICHELLE FOYNES When did you join the Society: 1980! W hat is your earliest m em ory with th e Society?: W hen the curtain w ent up on the first night o f Trial by Jury in the G aiety in N ovem ber

Name: LIAM CARROLL

1980. I'll never fo rg e t th e th rill of b e in g on When did you join the Society: 1995 W hat is your earliest memory with the Society?; Fun and friendly atmosphere Best performance you have seen?:

th a t famous stage fo r the first tim e looking at th e audience which I had been a part o f th ro u g h o u t my childhood. Best perform ance you have seen?: It has to be M ary Poppins which I saw in London last year. The entire show can only be described as mesmerising. W hat is your favourite show?:

M y Fair Lady

The entire cast - Anything Goes in Drury Lane, London

W ho would you most like to meet?: Bob geldof, because he's a 'd o e r' as well as a talker.

W h a t is your favourite show?: Les Miserables W ho would you most like to meet?: G od - bu t no t fo r many years to come! W h a t is playing on your car stereo at the moment?: W icked - a new musical

I'd have a list o f things fo r him to 'do '. W hat is playing on your car stereo at the moment?: A b b a Gold. I love singing along. It cheers me up. W ho do you most admire in Theatre?: I once saw Judi Dench in a play in London and was to ta lly

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The Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society, 67/69 Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, Ireland Telephone & Fax: +353 1 4961858 E-mail: info@randrmusicalsociety.ie

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Rathmines & R athg ar IVIusical Society wish to ac kn o w led g e th e assistance received w ith this year's productions from:

The Management and Staff of the National Concert Hall RTE & Lyric FM Our Associate iVlembers CRM Design + Print Ltd. A.LM.S. A oife Mulqueen Chad Gilmer Concert Committee The Entire Cast and Crew Our Advertisers Our Families, Friends, Patrons and Supporters

The Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society acknowledge the w o rk of AIM S and th eir Adjudication Scheme fo r AIMS M em b er Societies


Teachers^ Musical Scciety Affiliated to A.I.M.S.

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Best v/ishes to the R&R with their concert ‘Lets Celebrate! The Magic of the Musicals' HCL House, Cookstown Industrial Estate, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Tel: 404 9200 Fax: 404 9201

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LET'S CELEBRATE! THE MAGIC OF THE MUSICALS MARCH 2007