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Welcome to all the news from KMDS - see our latest topics below:

First Fundraiser announced...Kilcock's Rockin' Frocks

posted 1 Oct 2017, 03:47 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

***CINDERELLA casting announced!***

posted 28 Sep 2017, 13:15 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎


We are delighted to announce the full cast for our 2018 pantomime Cinderella, which will hit the stage from 10th to 14th January next. Cinders will be brought to life by:

Kate Docherty as Cinderella alongside Kenny Cribbin as Buttons, Ian McClean and Andrew Docherty as the Ugly Sisters, Allison Looney as Stepmother, Jake Reidy as the Prince, Adam Norris as Dandini and Caithriona Ure in the role of the Fairy Godmother. 

The production team of Dominic Reid (Director), Andrew Docherty (Musical Director) and Fiona Shirran  (Choreographer) were very impressed with the turnout on auditions day and are looking forward to getting started with the principal cast above, along with chorus who are already in rehearsal.

Keep an eye on our website, Twitter and Facebook feeds for more information!

Sister Act - Information Evening pre-Auditions

posted 12 Sep 2017, 08:05 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

Our committee and production team are all very excited to get started on the wonderful Sister Act and we will hold an Information evening on Friday 22nd of September at 8pm in Kilcock GAA Club where we will outline what's expected for the show, auditions and the rehearsal period. 

The 'Sister Act' production team will be in attendance on the night to answer any questions.  If you are intending on auditioning or joining the ensemble, we strongly recommend you attend our information evening.

All those intending on auditioning, please register your interest by emailing kilcockms@gmail.com.  This will assist us with planning for Saturday 7th October.  Please note there is a non-refundable audition fee of €20, which is payable on the day (7th October).  This fee will be deducted from the overall membership fee of €60.

We look forward to seeing you at our information evening and again at Auditions.


Notes for your information:

Production team: Art McGauran (Director), Mairead McKenna (Musical Director) and Deirdre Browne (Choreographer).
Production dates: Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th of April 2018
Auditions: Saturday 7th of October from 1pm in St. Joseph's Hall, Kilcock. 
Audition Requirements: spreadsheet will be forwarded which details the requirements for the upcoming auditions - just register your interest now!

HOT MIKADO REUNION

posted 4 Aug 2017, 07:24 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

Saturday 26th August will be a busy day and fun filled evening.

At 11am we kick off with the costume/prop container clear-out.

Followed by our Hot Mikado reunion & annual summer BBQ at 7pm!

If you’re going to join us please let us know so we can plan food, etc. And If you can help with our clear-out let us know too, you’d never know what treasures we’ll uncover!

IT’S PANTO TIME … OH YES IT IS!

posted 4 Aug 2017, 07:22 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

We are delighted to announce that our 2018 pantomine will be Karl Harpur's Cinderella. Which will be staged from 10th to 14th January 2018.

Our Production team is:

Director: Dominic Reid

Musical Director: Andrew Docherty & Mairead McKenna

Choreographer: Fiona Shirran


So here’s the important bit:

Chorus Registration will take place on Sunday 3rd September at 2pm in St. Josephs Hall, which will be followed by a fun group singing session. All those wishing to join chorus are invited to attend, register and take part in the group activities.  Only restriction is that you must be 12 years prior to January 1st 2018.

Character Auditions will take place on Sunday 10th September. If you’re interested in character auditions please register your interest by emailing kilcockms@gmail.com with Subject: Cinderella Auditions.

Hot Mikado - Rehearsals this week

posted 7 Feb 2017, 08:54 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

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 

Goodbye Merryville

posted 31 Jan 2017, 11:05 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

Goodbye Merryville

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

posted 31 Jan 2017, 11:01 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

**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)
We will also be rehearsing on Sunday afternoons as the weeks go on. There is also a possibility of using Thursday nights for music but this is yet to be confirmed.

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

posted 31 Jan 2017, 10:59 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

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!! 

Maria Fowler 
PRO 2016/2017


Panto Production Team Announcement

posted 31 Jan 2017, 10:59 by Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society ‎(KMDS)‎

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! 

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