A Great Night of Entertainment in Tullamore
Jack Black would be delighted with this enthusiastic and polished musical rendition of his hit movie School of Rock. The energy and talent on display in Tullamore last night bodes well for the future of Ireland’s performing arts.
This was the first musical performed by the students of Tullamore College for 30 years, we were told. And what a performance.
St. Mary’s Youth Centre was filled with singing, laughter, and explosions of applause and that was just from us, the enthusiastic audience. On stage was even better. As a fan of Jack Black, the lead character in the School of Rock movie, and well versed in the story, I was pleasantly suprised to see how cleverly the Tullamore College students interpreted the original. They had it all there and more, with bells on.
The characterisations were spot on, too. And I was extremely impressed by the quality of the singing, and the acting skills of these talented teens. There were some real stand-out performances on the night. Enthusiasm blasted from the stage. From the back-up singers to the lead character real talent and confidence shone through. A massive pat on the back to the cast and crew for turning a quiet Monday night in County Offaly into a rip-roaring spectacle.
I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and woke up this morning humming to the School of Rock. The cast does include a few performers that hail from Daingean. Show these talented youngsters a bit of support. The next Hugh Jackman, or Julie Andrews, could emerge from County Offaly.
School of Rock: The Musical, is on again tonight, and tomorrow night. Tickets are great value at€12 for adults and €10 for students and senior citizens.
There are snacks and drinks for sale in the venue as well as programmes to purchase as a memento.
For all of you that will be travelling from Dublin and London and the like you will discover plenty of quality accommodation options in Tullamore, and the County of Offaly. It’s only fair that you turn up as we all travel to you for shows and matches, and other stuff.
Parking is available free during the performance, in Harbour Street, Market Square and Henry Street, just to name a few. (There are plenty more parking options in Tullamore).
You can visit the facebook page of the School of Rock musical here for more details.
Doors open 7pm tomorrow night, show starts 7.30pm sharp. See you there!Posted by Tullamore College School of Rock: The Musical on Monday, 25 February 2019