Frosted Panto 2018

BMS are delighted to present this year’s Panto ‘Frosted’ by arrangement with Stagescripts Ltd by Warren McWilliams.

The fantastic cast take to the stage in St Patrick’s NS, Bray, on Friday 30th November for eight shows. Details on poster below.

We would be delighted to see you there!

A look back at 2017!

2017 was a great year for Bray Musical Society.

The year started off with Godspell, with a Production Team of Elizabeth Gregan as MD/Chorus Mistress, Vicky Buckley-Gallagher as Director and Yvonne Prendergast as Choreographer.  The show went really well and was enjoyed by everyone.

In May, we went down to the AIMS Choral Festival in New Ross, again under the baton of the ever patient Elizabeth Gregan.   Everyone who went had a great day and are already looking forward to the next one.

After the summer break we started to rehearse for our 2017 Pantomime Aladdin.  The Production Team for this years Panto were MD/Chorus Mistress Elizabeth Gregan, Choreographer Sarah Egan with help from Jenny Sparkes and Ruth O’Hanrahan as Director! This was Ruth’s first panto as director and we think she did a fantastic job! Everyone who took part in the panto and those who came to see it, all had a great time.

Following the end of our successful panto Aladdin, we started straight into auditions for Seussical!

We finished off the year with a lovely Christmas party in Ocean, Bray and held our Christmas Raffle. We wish to thank those who bought tickets for our raffle and to congratulate the winners!

What a year we had!!

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Seussical 2018

Bray Musical Society are delighted to announce our upcoming show for 2018!

“Seussical”, the musical based on the stories of Dr. Seuss will be staged in the Mermaid Arts Centre from 18th- 21st April 2018! Rehearsals are in full swing and not only are we having a ball but it’s shaping up to be a great show!

Cast List:

Mayzie- Kelly Marie Davy

Horton- John Conroy

Sour Kangaroo- Clodagh Forde

Roo- Giada Erin Ruzzu, Maya Loughman

Gertrude- Camilla Waters

Mrs Mayor- Nicola Collier

Mr Mayor- Peter DuBerry

JoJo-  Matthew Nolan, Sophie Osborne

Cat in the Hat- Tim Forde

The Grinch- Simon Tobin

Bird Girls- Zara Boxall, Emma Currid, Paula Gallagher, Molly Gordon Boles, Sharon Osborne, Laura Spooner

Wickersham Sisters- Robyn Ferris, Joanne Keeling, Caoimhe Murphy

Yertle the Turtle- Paula Gregan

Thing 1&2- Sarah Egan, Ciara Fleming

Seussical

9 to 5 the Musical

Bray Musical Society was delighted with their run of 9 to 5 the Musical in the Mermaid Arts Centre.  It showcased great local talent, singing and dancing and enjoying amateur theatre.  It was great fun and our society is growing from strength to strength.  Looking forward to getting started on our next production.

 

9 to 5 is the story of three female co-workers who when pushed to boiling point concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, lying, hypocritical, bigot they call their boss. These unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world! It features the iconic hit theme song 9 to 5.

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick and based on the 20th Century Fox Picture 9 to 5.

 

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Puss in Boots Panto

  • Minions and Bobbie

Coverage in the Bray People by Mary Fogarty on Wednesday 9th December

The ‘Puss in Boots’ panto put on this year by Bray Musical Society had it all – a villain, a good fairy, a bad fairy, hero princess, funnies, songs, jokes and dancing.

This was the result of months of hard work and rehearsals by the cast, crew and organisers to put the production together.

They held performance for two weekends, including afternoon shows.  Some brownies from Bray, Enniskerry and Tivoli Dun Laoghaire joined the Minions and Bobbie for some singing during one of the matinee performances.

Meanwhile the show very much goes on for the musical society. They will be presenting Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5 The Musical’ in Mermaid Arts Centre from April begun, with the group having held an open night yesterday in St. Cronan’s

Work has already begun, with the group having held an open night yesterday in St. Cronan’s.

Music and dance workshops on their Thursday and next Tuesday an open audition for all parts will take place on Tuesday January 5th.

Callbacks will take place on Tuesday January 12th.

New members are always welcome.  For more information contact braymusicalsociety@gmail.com.

Bray Musical Society is sponsored by Bray Credit Union, Deputy Anne Ferris, Labour Bray and La Belle Gifts and Accessories.  The society is open to everyone over the age of 16.

 

 

 

 

New Ross Choral Festival 2015

Great fun was had by all at New Ross Choral Festival.  We participated in three competitions.

Our two songs in the Light Touch competition were “Breaking Up is Hard to do” and “Moon River”.

While we sang “Let the River Run” and “I Can’t Help Falling in Love”in the Mixed Competition.

We performed “Heartbreak Hotel” from All Shook Up in The Cameo Competition, and were awarded second place.

  • 2nd Place for Heartbreak Hotel in the Cameo Competition at AIMS New Ross Choral Festival 2015.
9 to 5

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical

We are so excited to announce our musical for next year. We will be performing Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical from Wednesday 20th April 2016 in the Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre.

We are delighted to introduce our production team:
Director: Siobhan Gallagher
Musical Director: Elizabeth Gregan
Choreographer: Yvonne Prendergast

The Musical 9 to 5, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton is based on the 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.

What a great way to start the new year, rehearsing for this fantastic show.

A Bloomin Hooley June 16th 2015

Bray Musical Society is delighted to take part in Brays’ Blooms Day Commeration to Gladys Sheehan in aid of Purple House Cancer Support. We will be adding our musical contribution to the many performances on the night.  Many of our members are past pupils of Gladys and we are all looking forward to the night.

Here are some photos from the night.

All Shook Up

  • Press Release All Shook Up

A Letter from the Chairperson to the audience of All Shook Up.

“You are very welcome to our production of All Shook Up. Since our last show, Annie, Bray Musical Society has been busy. We have staged two Pantos Cinderella and Snow White and a Variety Concerts. We have also been regular participants at the AIMS Choral Festival in New Ross. Earlier this year the society won the Best Entertainment award in St Patrick’s Festival Bray for their All Shook Up float.

For All Shook Up we welcome back Siobhan Gallagher, who has previously directed shows for the society. We are also very proud of our own Ciara Heaslip who brings her own great talent to the job of Choreographer. It has been very exciting for us to work with this very talented team and we would like to thank them very much for their hard work and dedication.

On my own behalf and on behalf of the society I would like to express our sympathy to the family of our recently deceased President Alfie Madden. Both Alfie and his wife Bridie were stall ward members of the society for many years. They both will be missed by us all.

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank our advertisers and sponsors. In these difficult times it is heartening that businesses and individuals continue to help us to stage our shows. Please take a few minutes to read their advertisements. Thanks also to our patrons whose continued support is much appreciated.

On a personnel note I would like to thank the cast members for the work and dedication they have shown in preparation for this production.

So sit back and enjoy this year’s show – ITS NOW OR NEVER
Elizabeth Gregan Chairperson BMS”