By Dan Walsh
Carnew Musical Society is presenting its first full show since 2019 –Guys and Dolls – from Monday, November 21st to Saturday, November 26th in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew, and online booking is available from today (Monday).
Guys and Dolls is fable of Broadway and based on the stories and characters of Damon Runyon with Musical and Lyrics by Frank Loesser with book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Popular songs from the show include Luck be your Lady, Follow the Fold, Take back your Mink, Sit down your Rockin’ the Boat and Guys and Dolls.
The Director for this production is Michael Dunbar, Frances Ryan is Choreographer and Conor McCarthy is taking over from Lar Duffy as Musical Director.
The role of Sarah Browne, will be played by Erin Hogan, who received a nomination as Best Actress for her portrayal of Laurey in Carnew’s production of Oklahoma in 2019. Erin will play opposite Graham Finnerty who plays Sky Masterson. Graham played Will Parker in the last production. Nathan Detroit will be played by John Young, who won an AIMS award for his portrayal of Jud Fry in Oklahoma. There is a special welcome for Maria Forrest in her first show with the Society in the role Nathan’s long suffering girlfriend, Miss Adelaide and Paudie Breen in his first show as Nicely-Nicely Johnson. The young and versatile Richard O’Toole will play Benny Southstreet while General Cartwright and Arvide Abernathy will be played by the talented Jennifer Byrne and Jimmy Spellacy. Ronan P. Byrne (who played Ali Hakem in Oklahoma) will play Lt. Brannigan while Rory Robinson (who played Professor Higgins in Carnew Musical Society’s production My Fair Lady) plays Big Jule and John Duignan plays Angie the Ox. The rolls of Agatha, Rusty and Joey Biltmore will be played by Joan Duignan, Gerry Doran and Fergus Garrett and no Carnew Musical Society Production would be complete without Sean Hallahan playing Calvin in this his 52nd Carnew Musical Society production to play a role.
Vital to the production are the backstage crew who include Set Designers, Lar Duffy and Kevin McEvoy and the Set Construction crew led by Lar Duffy and Stage Manager Tommy Kavanagh.
The costuming will be undertaken by Jacinta Kavanagh and her crew, hair by Marion O’Toole and crew the award-winning lighting expert is Kevin McEvoy.
Getting ready to welcome all patrons to St. Bridget’s Hall to the show is the President, Debbie Furlong, who is our Front of House Manager.
At the helm, organising all aspects of the show is a hardworking committee under the leadership of Chairman, Lorna Doran McEvoy.
Tickets prices range from €10 –€20 (+ booking fee) from http://www.gr8events.ie Potential sponsors wishing further information in this regard, please contact any of the committee or members of Carnew Musical Society or phone 087 9323990 (This is not a booking number)
Online booking is now open November 7th on http://www.gr8events.ie