Rehearsals this week -
Monday 6th - Dance @ 8pm in North Kildare Rugby Club. Required - Naomi, Sharon, Charlene, Maria & all chorus
Tuesday 7th - Music @ 8pm in North Kildare Rugby Club. Required - All
Wednesday 8th - Dialogue @ 8pm in St. Joseph's Hall. Required - Paul, Pat & Dominic
Thursday 9th - Music @ 8pm upstairs in Gregory's Tavern. Required - Chorus and Pat
We would like to thank everyone who came to see the panto this year, we were delighted to entertain all our audiences throughout the week and send them home smiling!
Congrats to the production team behind Sleeping Beauty, Stephen and Daniel on their directorial debut, Andrew and Mairead who were behind the magical music heard throughout the show and Fiona who took on the role of choreographer for the first time.
Huge thanks to the tech crew, backstage crew, the band, pit singers, front of house crew, set builders and committee for all their hard work in making the panto a success once again!!
**HOT MIKADO rehearsal information**
Hi all, below is some rehearsal information for those joining us on stage for Hot Mikado 25th - 29th April!!
Tuesday 24th January:
We will be kicking things off with a music rehearsal with Sarah - 8pm in the North Kildare Rugby Club.
Monday 30th January:
Deirdre will start her dance rehearsals - 8pm in the North Kildare Rugby Club.
Just so everyone is aware rehearsal nights will be MONDAY (dance), TUESDAY (music) and WEDNESDAY (Dialogue with principals)
Please note these are all subject to change however as time goes on but we will try to give you as much notice as possible if things change.
Hoping to see plenty of faces on the 24th!!
New Season Announcements
Following our AGM last night in St. Joseph's Hall we have some news and updates for you all.
So first on the list is our newly elected committee for 2016/2017,
Chairperson - Andrew Docherty
Treasurer - Mick Amoruso
Secretary - Marie Kelly
PRO - Maria Fowler
Assist.PRO - Ronan Martin
Members - Lorriane Murphy, Marie Murphy, Philippa Alford, Niamh Barker, Aaron Stone and Paul Byrne
A huge thank you to our outgoing chairperson Sharon Murphy for all your hard work, time, effort and dedication as chair on committee!!
During the evening we presented 3 of our members with life memberships in thanks for all their hard work, support and commitment to the group. They were presented to Marie Murphy, Philippa Alford and Mick Amoruso.
We also presented the 'Society Person Of The Year' award to Orla Fortune in recognition for all her time, help and dedication to the society over the years.
We as a society greatly appreciate everything you all do of us here in KMDS!!
Lastly on to next season, we are pleased to announce the production team and musical for April 2017.
Director - Philippa Alford
Choreographer - Deirdre Browne
Musical Director - Sarah Lynch Barrett
And our show will be.......HOT MIKADO!!
Congrats to our incoming committee, life membership and award recipients. Thanks to all who came last night to the agm, here's to a super season ahead!!
Panto Production Team Announcement
It is with great pleasure that we can announce this seasons production team for panto.
We have 2 people taking on the job of Director this year, Stephen Kyne & Daniel Kyne will be doing the honors and putting their flair and vision to our next show.
Up next and taking on the role of Musical Director is our chairperson Andrew Docherty, keeping the band in check and making the cast sound wonderful.
Last but certainly not least our Choreographer for this years panto is Fiona Shirran who will be teaching chorus and cast some wonderful dance moves and keep everyone bouncing!
Congrats to all and best of luck!!!
Show to be announced so keep an eye on your emails and social media for audition and registration dates!
Due to the phenomenal success of our 2016 fundraiser Kilco-X-factor in March, KMDS are delighted to announce we will once again stage this event.
It will take place on Saturday 22nd of October in Kilcock GAA.
Kilco-X-factor proved to be very popular with both contestants and audience members, and provided a great nights entertainment. Our worthy winners “Little Dolls” went on to represent Kilcock in the Credit Union National Talent competition. They will make their long anticipated return to the stage to perform their new single in the night.
This time we plan to make Kilco-X-factor bigger and better by inviting societies, groups, individuals from all over Kildare to participate. If you like singing in the shower, if you and a group of friends always wanted to be in a band, if your society would like to do an ensemble or choir piece then why not submit an act? We guarantee you will have a great night.
All songs will be performed using a backing track. Therefore participants can practice for the big night at their leisure.
Most importantly the Kilco-X-Factor winner will be determined by audience votes on the night, what other reason do you need to get family and friends together for the night!
If you are interested in taking part in Kilco-X-factor, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and chosen song to perform. You will receive acknowledgment of your application and any other details you may require.
Remember if you are not participating on stage; we hope you will still join us for what will be a fun packed night, with lots of talent on display.
Sleeping Beauty Cast Announcement
It is great pleasure we can announce the cast for upcoming panto Sleeping Beauty, January 2017!
Firstly, a huge thank you to all who came to the audition nights, the production team had so much talent to choose from and a tough job on their hands casting the parts!!
Without further ado, here is the cast -
William - Aaron Stone
Aroura - Jane Lynam
Tickles - Kenny Cribben
Lola - Andrew Docherty
Fairy - Kate Docherty
King - Mick Amoruso
Magnificent - Bronagh Frayne
Rupert - Karen Quinn
Massive congrats to those who were cast and here's to a super successful production, best of luck to all involved!!
Hot Mikado Auditions
Some musical news for you all, we have nailed down audition dates and venue for Hot Mikado!!
They are taking place on Thursday 6th of October in Kilcock GAA from 8pm. There will be a 2nd night for anyone who isn't available that date and also for call backs if required. This will be the following Thursday, 13th October, in the same venue.
There is a non-refundable audition fee required from everyone of €10. If you are joining us on stage for the show this €10 will come off your membership fee.
Email the society for audition info and scripts.
Due to circumstances beyond our control and rehearsal commitments, we have had to postpone our forthcoming table quiz.
This does not mean the end! We will reschedule as a reunion for The Hired Man!
So keep an eye out for the new date.
Hopefully you've all heard by now that we have a great fun fundraiser coming up, in conjunction with our friends in Kilcock Celtic FC....Strictly Come Dancing, which will take place on Saturday 12th October in The Hamlet Court Hotel (Rapture Venue).
To prepare for this event we will hold an official launch on Friday 13th September in The Hamlet Court Hotel...we'll announce our dancers, the couples and their given dance! It's gonna be fun!
Join us on the night ... all are welcome.