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Kooky, Spooky, All Together Ooky…

posted 16 Apr 2019, 08:45 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

The Addams Family comes to Kilcock GAA

 

A magnificently macabre musical comedy, The Addams Family takes to the stage on Tuesday 23rd April at Kilcock GAA, presented by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society (KMDS).

 

The show was created by an award-winning team that includes authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa (Big Fish) and is based on characters created by Charles Addams.  The production promises to delight audiences with humour, an original story, song and dance, and all your favourite Addams Family characters.

 

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, a grave crisis is brewing. It is every father’s worst nightmare but in reverse. Daughter Wednesday, the ultimate Princess of Darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a “normal” young man, Lucas Beineke, from a respectable family— a man her parents have never met! Worse, the romance seems to have turned the steadfastly gloomy Addams girl downright cheery, leaving her family very worried and distressed. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Comic chaos reigns when they host a dinner for Wednesday’s new boyfriend and his parents so they can become better acquainted with the entire Addams Family.

 

The KMDS production stars many well-known faces to the KMDS stage: Aoife Small as Morticia, the vampiric matriarch of the Addams clan; Karl Dawson as Gomez, her devoted husband; Megan Pottinger as Wednesday; Charlie Reid as Pugsley; Stephen Fagan as Uncle Fester; Marie Kelly as Grandma, Sean Hendley as Lurch, Jordan Bass as Lucas; and Dominic Reid and Sharon Murphy as Mal and Alice Beineke.

 

A band of spirited ancestors from diverse past generations also haunt the scenes.  The ancestors include: Niamh Barker, Emily Kate Boyce, Maeve Cunningham, Eoin Byrne Doyle, Cian Fowler, Maria Fowler, Alanna Keane, Anne Keogh, William Lacey, Kate Leslie,   Carol Mannion, Molly Martin, Lauren McDermott, Trish McMahon, Lorraine Murphy, Melissa Noone, Mairead O’Sullivan, James Place, Roisin Reddy, Fiona Shirran, Sarah-Jane Smith, Aaron Stone, Abby Webb, Katie White and Lisa Younge.

 

The Addams Family is brought to the stage under the expert direction of Art McGauran, music director, Mairead McKenna and choreographer Deirdre Browne; the same production team that brought you the KMDS AIMS nominated ‘Sister Act’.  

 

The Addams Family opens on Tuesday 23rd April and runs to Saturday 27th April, nightly at 8:00pm.  General admission is €18; with group rates available.  Kilcock GAA is located at Branganstown, Kilcock.  (Note: KMDS are no longer located at St. Josephs Hall). 

 

Call the box office on 087 247 5376 for ticket reservations.  Tickets may also be purchased locally at Studio M (on the harbour) or The Chocolate Box (in the square).

 

The Addams Family is presented through special arrangement with and all authorised performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 122-124 Regent Street, 3rd floor, London W1B 5SA. www.theatricalrights.co.uk

It's Panto Season in Kilcock

posted 7 Dec 2018, 02:53 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

Robin Hood, and his band of merry men, will shortly arrive in Kilcock for the annual pantomime presented by KMDS.

Yes, it's panto season everywhere, and KMDS are ready for their annual visit to Pantoland in Kilcock.   Join the most heroic outlaw of them all as the arrow-shooting hero Robin Hood strives to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion while he and his trusty band of Merry Men outwit the evil Morticianna and Sheriff of Rottingham in a show full of action, adventure, music, laughter and audience participation.

 

This year's pantomime, Robin Hood and the Sword of Destiny, will mark KMDS's 18th annual panto production, and their first at Kilcock GAA.

Headed by the production team of Dominic Reid (Director), Fiona Shirran (Choreographer) and Mairead McKenna & Andrew Docherty (Musical Directors), the principal cast and chorus will take you on a magical adventure, perfect for all the family.

Principal cast includes:

Robin Hood - Jordan Bass

Maid Marion - Molly Martin

Aunt Polly - Andrew Docherty

Sheriff of Rottingham - Mick Amoruso

Weasel - Aaron Stone

Little John - Kenny Cribbin

Harry - Maria Fowler

Will - Adam Norris

Morticianna - Charlene Masterson

Fairy - Emma Tallon

Hawkeye - Mark Nolan

Friar Tuck - Chris Round

Merry Woman - Kate Docherty

 

The cast are supported by a junior chorus of 45 young girls and boys!

 

So what are you waiting for? Grab your merry men and women and don’t miss the sheriff-busting, arrow-shooting, tights-wearing pantomime extravaganza! 

 

Robin Hood runs from 9th to 13th January 2019 at Kilcock GAA (Wednesday to Saturday evening performances at 8pm and Saturday & Sunday matinee performances at 3pm).

 

Tickets:
Box Office: 087 2475376.
Local outlet: The Chocolate Box.
All seats €15.  Family and group rates available.


Don't delay...book today!


(Presented by kind permission of Ross Murray & Ian Tighe)

KMDS Christmas Night Out

posted 27 Nov 2018, 12:53 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

Our Annual Christmas night out will be held on Friday 14th December at 8pm in The Dragon Boat (Chinese Restaurant), Kilcock, and afterwards to The Gregory Tavern. 

We’ll also include the now customary Kris Kindle (gifts not more than €10, wrapped with tag ‘Male’ or ‘Female’).

RSVP on or before Friday 30th Nov:
- see Facebook event and click 'Going'
- or email kilcockms@gmail.com, marked for the attention of Niamh.

Open Night - The Addams Family

posted 27 Nov 2018, 12:39 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

We are delighted to announce details of an ‘Addams Family’ Open/Information Night which will be held on Wednesday 5th December @ 9pm in Kilcock GAA Club.
 
  • Meet the production team,
  • Find out about the musical, its characters and ancestors,
  • A brief overview of what’s expected by the production team,
  • Find out about upcoming workshops (dance workshop Mon 10th Dec, North Kildare) and rehearsals (commencing Mid-Jan 2019).
 
This is your opportunity to register for ensemble for this exciting Musical production. You may have already registered your interest and are therefore invited to join us for more information.


If you can’t make it to our open night but are interested in getting involved with ‘the family’, please email us at kilcockms@gmail.com and we’ll keep you up to date.

Time to meet the Family...

posted 17 Oct 2018, 07:59 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

We are delighted to announce the cast for our 2019 production of The Addams Family....

Karl Dawson as Gomez Addams
Aoife Small as Morticia Addams
Stephen Fagan as Uncle Fester...
Marie Kelly as Grandma
Megan Pottinger as Wednesday Addams
Charlie Reid as Pugsley Addams
Seán Hendley as Lurch
Dominic Reid as Mal Beineke
Sharon Murphy as Alice Beineke
Jordan Bass as Lucas Beineke

The talent was outstanding on both days which gave the production team a very tough task.

Thank you to ALL who auditioned and Congratulations to all those cast.


2nd night of auditions

posted 10 Oct 2018, 07:20 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

Our last and final night of auditions takes place on Friday 12th October.

We are no longer accepting new principal audition registrations.

Want to be part of the Family?

posted 16 Sep 2018, 13:26 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

We will hold auditions for our 2019 musical, The Addams Family, on...

Saturday 6th October @ 3pm in North Kildare Rugby Club.


Please register your interest in advance with kilcockms@gmail.com and to obtain audition requirements/material.

An audition fee of €20 will apply.


If you are interested in joining our chorus, please also register your interest with us, so we can keep in touch re. rehearsals.


Note: callbacks will be held on Friday 12th October at 8pm in North Kildare Rugby Club (will also accommodate auditionees unable to attend 6th Oct).

A great night out at Kilcock GAA

posted 16 Sep 2018, 13:24 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

Thanks to all who supported our concert fundraiser in Kilcock GAA - All That Jazz - held on Saturday 15th Sept.

Thanks must also be extended to the numerous people who gave their time so generously on the day/night to make it a success...Performers, Mairead McKenna, Conor Clear, Deirdre Browne, Catriona Browne, Eilis Browne, Tomas Fitzgerald, Vinny Osborne, Noel Murphy, Mark Nolan, Damien Nolan, Marie Murphy, Orla Fortune, The Production Team.

Thank you

All That Jazz - Concert Fundraiser to kick off the season

posted 23 Aug 2018, 12:51 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎


KMDS will kick off the new season in our new home and invite the community to celebrate with us on Saturday 15th September in Kilcock GAA.

Join our Host, Conor Clear, and Musical Director, Mairead McKenna, as they introduce the KMDS Chorus and many special guests, for an evening of music, with songs from Broadway and Beyond!

Tickets are priced at €15 each and are available locally from Studio M, Kilcock. Tickets are also available from the chorus and performers.

Please contact kilcockms@gmail.com or through the Facebook event for more information.




KMDS Announce Panto 2019

posted 23 Aug 2018, 12:32 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

KMDS are delighted to announce the Panto for January 2019 will be the hilarious Robin Hood & The Sword of Destiny.  This season's Panto is written by Leixlip duo Ross Murray and Ian Tighe.

The Panto will be directed by the team that brought you Cinderella last season: Director Dominic Reid, Musical Director Andrew Docherty & Mairead McKenna, and Choreographer Fiona Shirran.  We're thrilled once again to have the team on board.


Junior Registration will take place on Sunday 2nd September at 2pm in Kilcock GAA.  All junior members must be 12 years of age on or before the 1st January.  As per previous years, registration takes place on this date only.  Anyone intending on registering must have a parent/guardian present on the day, if under 18 years.  A registration fee of €5 will be charged; this fee will be taken off the full cost of membership for the season.

Principal Auditions will be held on Sunday 9th September at 2pm in Kilcock GAA. 

KMDS are delighted to partner with Kilcock GAA as their new venue for their 2019 Panto and Musical productions, and look forward to this new venture.

Please contact kilcockms@gmail.com for further information/audition pieces.



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