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Enniscorthy Guardian Newspaper - 24th March 2010

ENNISCORTHY WILL BE returning to once more New York next month – as the stage in Coláiste Bríde is transformed into Yonkers for five nights. The society has selected 'Hello Dolly' for their current production, with Teresa Buckley in the title role.

This is by no means the first time that the Mercy has been re-packaged as the biggest city in the United States. Last year's show was 'Annie' where most of the action takes place in New York and in 2008 the meaner streets of the same metropolis were featured in 'West Side Story' twelve months previously.

The man with the great grá for the city that never sleeps is director Ray Quigley, who is taking charge for his 21st consecutive production. His first fifteen show were presented in the Athenaeum. However, since the Castle Street auditorium was obliged to close, the action has shifted to the other side of the river and a bigger venue, with bigger audiences.
'Hello Dolly' is set to open in the sports hall at in Coláiste Bríde on Monday, April 5, with a cast that includes Therese Canavan, Karen Franklin and James Dobbs. The director has been keen to bring out the humour in the script, and he has found willing comic allies in Brendan Redmond and Denis Lennon. A big stage demands a big chorus and Enniscorthy musical society has a record fifty strong ensemble on this occasion, all singing and dancing under the command of musical director Kevin Kennedy and choreographer Anne Marie Cooney.


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