Full details of both the Production Team and the commencement of the rehearsal process for the Society's 2018 production, Titanic The Musical, were confirmed recently.
Director of Titanic will be society member Niall Heaney, having directed our 2017 production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Niall has also previously directed Thoroughly Modern Millie, All Shook Up and Fiddler on the Roof for the Society, along with directing Bravo Theatre Group, Loughrea's 2016 production of Sweeney Todd.
Musical Director for Titanic will be Shane Farrell. Shane is no stranger to the Society, having musically directed our previous six annual productions, beginning with All Shook Up. Shane is well known throughout the region, having worked on over 100 productions, with multiple companies. Shane was nominated for the AIMS Best Musical Director award in 2015 for his work on the Society's production of Sister Act, and recently won that award for his work with his own company, Bravo Theatre Group, Loughrea, for their production of Sweeney Todd.
The Production Team is completed by Choreographer, Hazel McLynn. Hazel will be working with the Society for the first time. She is very involved with Claremorris Musical Society, having worked on both choreography and direction for the Society for over ten years. We look forward to welcoming Hazel to the Society.
Preparations for cast and crew of Titanic will begin on Tuesday 5th December with an information & introduction night. The night will be open to all who are interested in getting involved in Titanic, including both current members and new, and the full Production Team will be on-hand to answer any questions that people may have. The night will also include some basic preparations for auditions and simple work-shopping.
Auditions for Titanic will then take place on Sunday 10th December.
With the introduction & audition evenings taking place in early December, we will then be set to begin rehearsals proper in early 2018. Drama and music rehearsals for Titanic will then begin in early January, with choreography rehearsals beginning in February.
Titanic The Musical is a show with a large number of named roles, with the script containing over 40 named parts, and it is hoped that as many people as possible will look to get involved, no matter how much or how little time they feel they may be able to give to the production. The requirements of the roles vary widely, from music to drama, from single scenes to multiple scenes, across a wide range of ages - young to old. Every effort will be made by the Production Team to accommodate all those who wish to be involved in the show. Come along and talk to us at the information night!
Castlerea Musical Society will present Titanic The Musical, its 50th anniversary production, from Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st April 2018 in The Hub, Castlerea.